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Tina Parcell

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

Hello, and welcome to Better Help! My name is Tina Parcell, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia with over 25 years of experience helping individuals address and overcome life's challenges. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia and I am a transplant to Virginia having been raised in Upstate New York. Over the past 25 years as a clinician, my experience has taught me that the most important aspect of receiving help, and benefiting from it, is by far the connection and comfort you feel with the person you choose to share your struggles with. I believe it's very important to be open-minded and non-judgmental when someone shares their personal story or experiences with me. I will tailor our work together and the plan we develop to meet your individual and identified needs. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, relationships/parenting and more. I believe we can all grow through challenging experiences by increasing our self-awareness, and developing realistic strategies that result in desired change. It takes courage to seek assistance for a more fulfilling and happier life, and to take the first step towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower as you move forward. It would be my privilege to be that person for you. I look forward to working with you! You are welcome to message me anytime through BetterHelp.

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Kaneka Hall

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia with over 7 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and over 12 years working in the social work and mental health field. I have worked with a variety of clients, ranging from child/adolescent to the geriatric population as well as civilian and military with concerns including: anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, challenging family dynamic, poor communication styles, career difficulties and anger management. My counselor style is warm, interactive, client-centered and strengths-based. I believe in treating everyone with dignity, respect and compassion. My approach combines client-centered therapy, CBT and solution focused while relying on the strengths that one already possesses to reach and maintain goals. It takes immense courage to acknowledge that help is needed and then to actively seek out support from a professional to assist with bringing about the change one wants to see in his/her life. If you are ready to take the next steps in taking back control over your life and working towards the goals you desire, I am her to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Lorraine Turner

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSleeping disordersDepression
16 years of experience

Greetings! I have been pro-actively involved in mental health practice for over 15 years and my simple goal for you is to feel well with who you are; enhance what you believe, and grow with how you see the world. Some may say this is a lofty goal, but with the work you put in, and with the discussions we have, this is achievable! I have a wide berth of experience working with diverse populations including adults, children, teens, and military personnel (whether active duty or retired). A significant part of my career has been spent with individuals with serious medical conditions, autism spectrum disturbances, trauma-related disturbances, those who wish to change their relationship with alcohol, those experiencing ongoing grief and loss, post-partum depression and children/teens with difficulties in the academic setting. This is only a partial list of experience.

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Bryon Mitchell

Offering therapy in VA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefAnger managementDepression
16 years of experience

If you are looking for a therapist who is easy to talk to, a straight-shooter, and a creative problem-solver, then I'm your man. I know that effective therapy has room for laughter AND tears. I'll help you identify and put new strategies and tools in place that will allow you to relieve whatever issue(s) you are currently struggling with, including relationship stress and strain, overwhelming anxiety and/or depression, life transitions, grief, and more. I'm especially skilled with couples, tough cases, and families managing conflict/crisis. I will be your active, engaged ally. I'm not full of clinical or therapeutic jargon; I'm a real person dedicated to connecting with you in a real way. The truth is, it all comes down to chemistry: the most effective therapy comes from feeling deeply understood and safe with your therapist. Working together, I know you can discover the clarity, peace and empowerment you're looking for. Call me and let's talk and see if I'm the right fit for you.

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Brittany Cosme

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am primarily based in Washington, DC. I am licensed in California, District of Columbia, Rhode Island, and Virginia with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Jean Odachowski

Offering therapy in VA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with parenting issues, relationship difficulties, and trauma. Through Parent Child Interaction Therapy, I have helped parents develop a more fulfilling relationship with their children and helped them learn to apply consistent limit setting and consequences. I use EMDR to help clients process trauma and develop ways to cope with disturbing events. 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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Leah Fontaine-Edmonds

Offering therapy in VA
AddictionsFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work 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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Dr. Charlotte Phillips

Offering therapy in VA
License: Ph.D.
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
9 years of experience

Our thoughts and behaviors are dynamically influential of one another. As inherently good beings, changing the way we think and/or behave will ultimately change how we perceive and experience our worlds. Our lives are a collection of individual experiences that shape how we learn to respond to our environments. Each of us comes equipped with many gifts that make life wonderful as well as many challenges that often hinder our ability to live fully enriched lives. My life’s work has been geared towards addressing the truly challenging psychological phenomena that often times disrupt our minds, bodies, and spirits, leaving us unsure of how to change. I have served in a number of professional capacities as a neuroscience researcher, addiction & family therapist, administrator, grant writer, program manager, and professor of both undergraduate and graduate studies. My theoretical approach is founded in a convergence of Cognitive-Behavioral Theory, Humanistic Theory, and Pyschodynamic Theory. With specializations in addiction, grief, and trauma, and a background in neuroscience, I can help guide you and your family on your journey(s) to health, healing, and growth, if only you will accept the challenge to do the work necessary. Dr. CP

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Michelle Hill

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. My approach is centered in unconditional acceptance of my Client’s experiences and feelings. I strive to create an environment in which my Client can use their individual strengths to make constructive changes in the areas in their life which they are struggling. I utilize a holistic approach, individually tailored to the needs and concerns of each individual, couple, or family I work with. Drawing from person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and solution focused theories.

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Tyshauna Rose Parker

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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.

How to find counseling in Boydton

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Boydton 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 Boydton 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 Boydton 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 Boydton, 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 Boydton 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 Boydton 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 Boydton 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 Boydton 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 Boydton 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 23917 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 Boydton 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 Boydton 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 Boydton, 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.

Boydton 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.

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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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