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Paul Clark

Offering therapy in VA
License: MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoaching
6 years of experience

Hello and thank you for reaching out, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia who received my Bachelors and Master’s degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University (NSU) School of Social Work. I am a retired Chief Petty Officer with 20 years of active duty service, grew up in the Washington D. C. area who recognizes and embraces difference and ethnic diversity. I am well known for being an extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and caring mental health professional who has worked with clients including active duty military and Veterans with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. My clinical experience includes the use of Solution Focus, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, and other evidence-based theoretical models and perspective. My counseling style is warm, interactive but, straight forward. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My goal is to provide World Class Service, collaborate, and empower you, the client, and build upon what is working for the client by using various therapeutic models and perspectives tailored to meet the clients individual and specific needs. I am here to support and assist you as you work towards reaching your desired goals. I look forward to working with you!

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Paula Donovan

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW, LICSW, MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

Hello there and thank you for clicking on my profile. If we meet, the first thing you will notice after my well earned wrinkles, is that I have an Irish accent! I came to the USA over 40 years ago to work at the World Bank . Then I retrained as a clinical therapist so I could focus on supporting individuals and couples using all my training and life experience around the world and in the US. I deeply believe that YOU are the best expert on your life so far. So the self knowledge that you decide to share with me can allow us to work together to ease and energize your "here and now", as well as your next steps. Together we can identify and reinforce the strengths, relationships, patterns and practices that support your resilience and well being. I can draw on many different clinical approaches in our work. There is no magic. The basic ingredient is a trusting relationship -- sometimes even with some laughter! Life can be deeply unfair. Losses and disappointments bring grief, isolation and loneliness. Traumatic events and recurring stress leave our bodies and spirits intensely vigilant and exhausted. Relationships wound us, sometimes seemingly beyond repair. Illnesses -- our own, or of loved ones, sap our vitality and hope. Life can feel stuck and meaningless. And still, you are here, now, and about to explore a new opportunity! I hope you try it. All best wishes, take great care, Paula

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Sarah Axley

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

Hello! First of all, take a second and give yourself a ton of praise for recognizing that you are having difficulties and reaching out for help! You have already conquered one of the most difficult steps in the process! So a little about me…My name is Sarah Axley and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I obtained my education at Virginia Commonwealth University in psychology and social work. In addition to my Master's Degree in Social Work, I also completed a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Aging Studies with VCU’s Department of Gerontology. I have provided psychotherapy since 2009 in an outpatient mental health clinic, an intensive community-based setting and now in a hospital, where I am currently employed full time. I obtained my License in Clinical Social Work in 2012 while doing my clinical work in an outpatient mental health service where I worked with individuals of all ages, backgrounds and with various diagnosis, to include Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma Related Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders. I am considered to be an LGBTQ+ informed psychotherapist. I have experience working with clients dealing with grief/loss. I have also provided psychotherapy services to help clients better manage stressors due to COVID and the current social and political climate. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a collaborative one. Whether it is to process/gain insight, to build on skills to manage symptoms, to change thinking patterns to better serve you, to improve communication, etc., we can work together to help you to better understand yourself and to help achieve your goals. I use a combination of evidence-based therapeutic approaches (cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, mindfulness training, etc.), based on your needs and preferences. I operate from a strength’s perspective. You are more resilient than you realize. With the right and knowledge and tools, you can manage anything! I see clients Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday late morning/afternoons. In between sessions, you will likely be completing tasks to help you work to achieve your goals. That is where a lot of the work happens! If I sound like I could be a good fit for you and what you’re looking for in a psychotherapist, let’s do this! Warm regards and well wishes, Sarah Axley, LCSW

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Cheryl Coney

Offering therapy in VA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Since entering this field in 2007, I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, addictions, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. Currently, I hold a credential as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I really just want to be a part of the solution. I seek to help my clients develop their definition of success and begin working toward it. I bring enthusiasm, professionalism, and unconditional positive regard to the treatment setting so I can help my clients build confidence in exploring their feelings and fearlessly divorce behaviors that compromise a healthy lifestyle. My intention is to empower them to examine their truths from different perspectives and to challenge their own perceptions. I have worked with adolescents and adults in residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings. I earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Social Work in 2011 from Slippery Rock University and I obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Counseling Psychology in 2016 from Chatham University in Pittsburgh. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectic, humanistic therapies. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe in the client-centered and meeting clients where they are. Without client input, the treatment planning process is ineffective. Whatever your challenge, you didn't arrive at this space overnight, and regardless of how you arrived here, together, we can skillfully develop an effective solution to improve your quality of life. I look forward to working with you!

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Rayvonne Hood

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

Rayvonne “Ray” is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia with a passion for providing the best quality of services to individuals struggling from a variety of mental health challenges. Ray received his Master’s degree from Pace University in Mental Health Counseling. Ray has over 17 years of experience working in the field of Mental Health with children, adolescents, and adults. Ray has worked in a variety of settings which include schools, inpatient mental health facilities, community-based programs, hospitals (Emergency Department), and group homes. One of Ray’s greatest strengths is that he has a genuine ability to connect with clients. Ray assists his clients by drawing on their strengths and helping them develop healthy lifestyle habits that set the foundation for overall life stability. Some of his specialty areas are trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, ADHD, psychosis, and life transitions. Ray work's with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Paula Knighton

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia and possess 25 years of professional work experience. My expertise is in helping clients manage stress and anxiety, overcome addictions, deal with trauma and abuse, and work on issues related to motivation, self-esteem, relationships, and interpersonal problems. My approach centers on creating an open and safe environment where clients can comfortably share their thoughts and feelings without fearing judgment. Taking the first step towards a more fulfilling and happier life requires immense courage, and I am here to support you throughout the process.

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Kristen Owens

Offering therapy in VA
Relationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

“Hello, I’m Kristen Owens, a dedicated licensed clinical social worker based in Virginia. With over 12 years of experience in the social work field, my journey has been shaped by a deep passion for helping individuals across all ages and backgrounds, including a special calling to support geriatrics and the aging population. I also have a genuine enthusiasm for working with diverse populations and ages, as I believe each person’s journey is unique. My approach to therapy combines the power of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. These frameworks allow me to help clients navigate their challenges by addressing thought patterns, finding effective solutions, and fostering positive change. Guided by empathy, I’m committed to meeting clients where they are on their unique journeys, ensuring that we work collaboratively towards achieving their goals. From adults to children and every stage in between, I’ve had the privilege of walking alongside individuals from all walks of life, tailoring my approach to suit their distinct circumstances. My experience encompasses working with a range of diagnoses, including anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and more. This breadth of experience allows me to provide comprehensive care that addresses the unique needs of each individual. Outside of my professional work, I have a zest for traveling and enjoy exploring new places. Spending quality time with my family and friends is essential to me, as it reminds me of the importance of connections and the beauty of shared experiences. As a licensed clinical social worker, my mission extends beyond individual sessions. I’m devoted to giving back to the community, creating a ripple effect of well-being that reaches far and wide. It’s my privilege to guide you on your path to growth, healing, and resilience.”

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Cecilia Bueno

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
23 years of experience

Let’s be real. Everyone has problems, and no life is devoid of problems. Perhaps this will be your time to figure it out. What can be done to reduce the quantity of your troubles.? I am here to support, bear witness to, & empower you to do just that. How, you may ask? Let’s start with my age. 60 years old. You may be shocked that I actually told you my age, but I think of it a positive observation. I have been through many valleys and stood on mountaintops. I have raised a family. I have been divorced. I have been heartbroken. I have felt extreme joy. Just like you, I am an individual seeking to understand, and teach individuals the basic tenets of healing. I combine a variety of well researched, and clinically proven therapies such as Internal Family Systems, EMDR, person centered psychotherapy, somatic psychology, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Attachment Theory. If you like we may discuss each, and then formulate a plan forward. However, if you are confident that you know the way forward, yet really could use someone who will listen and not offer instruction/recommendations, then I am still here for you. My education consists of : BA / Addiction studies; MA /Psychology; MA /Somatic Psychology; Ph.D. / Philosophy & Depth Psychology & chemical dependency counselor. I am licensed in the state of TX and CA as an MFT, and in TX as an LCDC. Lastly, I am a certified Ketamine integration coach. If you have received Ketamine therapy and have NOT had the opportunity to integrate your experience, I will assist you in that growth process. I have experience in helping clients overcome the impact of stress and anxiety. I also assist people in discovering what can be done about their addiction, unproductive coping mechanisms, trauma, abuse, and difficulties connecting deeply with those you love. Lastly, my healing philosophy is that Jesus Christ is the healer. He uses people, so this is why I became a psychotherapist. I have no greater privilege, than witnessing firsthand, how God heals people. The first step is the hardest, because it involves showing up in a space that is unknown. Take the chance. Do it for yourself and see what happens.

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Angelique Lawrence

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issues
20 years of experience

I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in New York & Virginia with over 23 years of experience working as a psychocounselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, grief, and ADHD, divorce and reunification. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I am the founder of ALCC Health and A. Lawrence Christian Counseling, I also run a nonprofit for couples and mentorship to teens and young adults. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don’t support believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Lisa Ford

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Berryville

Finding the best therapist close by in Berryville can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Berryville. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Berryville, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Berryville or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Berryville area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Berryville, elsewhere in Clarke, or in the greater state of Virginia.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Berryville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Berryville therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Berryville due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Berryville may not take health insurance, some in the state of Virginia may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Virginia you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Berryville, Virginia working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Berryville above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Berryville helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Berryville therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Berryville therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Berryville therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in VA, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 22611 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Berryville counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Berryville licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Berryville, Virginia can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Berryville has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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