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Tina Green

Offering therapy in VA
License: MSW,LCSW,MCAP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

Hello, my name is Tina Green. As someone who believes deeply in the importance or self care and personal wellbeing, it is my pleasure to provide counseling services to those seeking to improve there lives through meaningful change. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Florida and Virginia. I have experience helping clients with symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. I use a combination of therapy techniques including cognitive behavioral therapies, motivational interviewing, and solution focused methods. With me you will receive treatment that has an emphasis on your strengths, needs, and abilities. I work with my clients on building self-esteem and learning the healthy coping skills necessary to manage psychological stressors. I will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan based on your treatment priorities. I believe that therapy should be driven by the client's needs, so I will work with you to achieve the goals you have set for yourself in a judgement free and compassionate manner. Self-improvement is journey, It is my goal to provide you the support you deserve along the way.

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Hannah Hall

Offering therapy in VA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
10 years of experience

Hello! What a brave step you are taking in searching for a counselor to walk with you on your journey! I know it can be a hard and sometimes frustrating step to take, but it’s important to take care of yourself! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and have been counseling for over ten years. I earned my Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University. I have experience working with adolescents, children, and adults in individual, family, couples, and group settings. The issues I have the most experience working with are anxiety and stress, depression, trauma, and family and parenting issues. The things that influence my counseling the most are a person-centered environment (respect and working together toward goals and treatment), attachment-orientation (focusing on your relationships and how people have shaped you), trauma-informed and body-based approaches (realizing that so much of our life is affected by our experiences and how our body experiences things). I believe that it is important to be aware of how our body experiences life and emotions. I emphasize becoming more aware of how our reactions, emotions, and way we are in the world are reflected in our bodies and how turning our focus here can help us heal! I have particular training in trauma and resiliency, play therapy and parenting techniques, energy anatomy and soul psychology, and nonviolent conflict transformation. I received my undergraduate degree in Peace, Justice, and Conflict studies and Art, so I lean on those disciplines as well. I am experienced in talk therapy, expressives, play therapy, Focusing, energetics, and body-based interventions. Together we can take the next step toward healing and wholeness!

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Dr. Marie DiCowden

Offering therapy in VA
License: PhD, SFNAP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
31 years of experience

Hello, and thank you for contacting me. I am a clinical psychologist with expertise in mind/body interface. I I have over 40 years experience working with clients ranging in age from young childhood through geriatrics. I ran and supervised a multidisciplinary clinic for 30 years that specialized in working with people who had undergone trauma of all types. Most of the clients I saw had a major physical injury as well as emotional injury. I have worked with people who have traumatic brain injury, amputation, chronic pain, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. I work with both patients and caregivers. I am also specialized as a rehabilitation psychologist and neuropsychologist. As a result of working with survivors of physical and emotional trauma, I also provide therapy around issues of loss, grief and separation. I have worked in major metropolitan areas dealing with diverse populations for my entire career. I strive to be sensitive to cultural diversity, sexual identity and orientation. I tailor my therapy approach to the needs of the individual. I work to provide a warm and respectful relationship and reflect the approach that seems to be the most effective in that situation for that person. I am well versed in behavioral, cognitive, client centered and psychodynamic approaches. My goal is to help people address their issues and develop to their highest level of independence and functioning If you think I may be of help to you, I look forward to hearing from you!

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Reginald Haynes

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Virginia. I have been practicing for over 20 years with various populations to include persons with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, adjustment disorder, etc. I have worked with individuals, couples and families. My clients consisted of veterans, active duty military , cisgenders and members of the LGBT community. In private practice as well as in hospitals, I was able to establish a rapport quickly with clients, and they obtained goals of the treatment plans expeditiously. I look forward to working with a diverse group of individuals. My approach is eclectic to include CBT, Gottman, motivational interviewing, solution focused , etc.

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Dr. Angela Roberts

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
28 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor with 28 years of experience. I received a Doctorate of Education degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University, Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Radford University, and Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Hampton University. I am a Certified Crisis Responder and a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have conducted research on the prevalence of PTSD symptoms among Public Safety Professionals in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I am compassionate about helping others towards mental wellness and spiritual growth. One of my favorite anonymous quotes is: “If you are more fortunate than others, build a longer table and not a taller fence”.   My areas of clinical interest and specialties include mind-body, culture and identity development, family dynamics, mood disorders, life transitions, crisis intervention, trauma, and abuse.

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Stephen Luteran

Offering therapy in VA
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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.

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Solveig Frivold

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
5 years of experience

Hello! My name is Solveig Kristina Frivold. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and National Certified Counselor. I am licensed in Washington State. I have 5 years of clinical experience. I have been working in a cross-cultural setting in Asia since 2018. I have experience in marriage/family/parenting counseling, relationship issues, trauma, transition, cross-cultural issues, anxiety, and depression. I have worked with clients from North and South America, Europe, and Asia. I have worked with individual clients of all ages, couples, and families. I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and EMDR. However, I use an eclectic approach according to your needs. With compassion and honesty, I will help you to work through issues while identifying your inner strengths to be a happier and healthier version of you. I look forward to taking the journey of healing with you.

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Leah Pavela-Mullins

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW,C-ET
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience in helping people find solutions to their problems. Over the years, I have been told by clients that they really feel that I am listening to them and trying to understand what is going on in their lives and how they feel. Clients have also told me that they do not feel any sense of judgment, but rather that I accept them for who they are and where they are in their life’s journey. My style is empathetic and solution focused. I will spend time asking you questions in order to get to know you and try to find out what is at the heart of your issue. Together, we will talk about possible avenues you may want to take, or changes you may want to consider. I may give you some “homework” assignments…things to write out or think about, worksheets to complete, or even techniques/exercises to practice in your own time so that some of what we discuss in our sessions is reinforced. Most of all, I will be an objective listener, helping you to gain insight into what is going on with you, so that you are able to make the choices and changes you want to, in your own time. I look forward to working with you!

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Andrea Perkins

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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.

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Tara Hazzard-Patterson

Offering therapy in VA
Trauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
27 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Bluefield

Finding the best therapist close by in Bluefield 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 Bluefield. 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 Bluefield, 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 Bluefield 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 Bluefield 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 Bluefield, elsewhere in Tazewell, 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 Bluefield area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bluefield 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 Bluefield 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 Bluefield 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 Bluefield, 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 Bluefield 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 Bluefield 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 Bluefield 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 Bluefield 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 Bluefield 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 24605 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 Bluefield 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 Bluefield 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 Bluefield, 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.

Bluefield 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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