You may have worked hard in your life to put yourself in the most strategic of positions to find success, security, and happiness. Bristol, Virginia is a town that knows all about strategic positions. It’s located in the center of a five-state area, providing access to Tennessee, West Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina.

Bristol and its surrounding area is home to many qualified mental health counselors who can help you in those times when you feel like you’ve lost your way, when you’re having a tough time getting back into that perfect position in life. Please don't hesitate to reach out to one today.

This is Darsha Clark's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Virginia (Bristol, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia. I have been practicing in the mental health field since 2002 since I obtained my master’s degree from the University of Dayton. I have honed my skills in a variety of settings, such as schools, hospitals, residential facilities, community programs, and in private practice. I enjoy listening and helping. I believe in the power of “talk therapy.” I once read a quote that says, “What a curious power words have.” This quote suggests that “talk therapy” works and I believe that wholeheartedly. I unders...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Virginia (Bristol, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

My name is Craig Schweon and I am a clinical psychologist licensed in California, also in Virginia. I am a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and have board certification as a National Certified Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors. I have been working in the field for well over 30 years and have extensive prior experience in community mental health, in consulting in long-term care settings and have provided a range of services to different ages and populations. In my private office for many years I have helped clients from adolesc...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Virginia (Bristol, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

I am a licensed professional counselor and have been working in the mental health field for 18 years. I feel comfortable working with clients who are struggling with a wide range of issues including substance abuse, anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem, life transitions, etc. I utilize a client-centered approach in my therapy, working hard to create a non-judgemental and supportive environment. I also use cognitive behavioral techniques and an existential perspective in my work. I believe in my client's capacity for change and look forward to working wit...

This is Lari Aycock's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Virginia (Bristol, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 21

Hello. It takes a lot of strength to reach out for support when you aren't feeling your best. It's this effort on your part that lays the groundwork for reaching your optimal health and well being. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 + years in counseling and care management. I have worked with clients who are coping with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, coping with life changes, LGBT+, grief and loss, chronic health concerns, caregiver stress and terminal illness. The counseling support I have offered has included individual, f...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Virginia (Bristol, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC, MT-BC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 6

I am a counselor and music therapist licensed in Virginia with ten years of experience in my role as a helping professional. I invite people to soulfully nurture and explore the stories emerging in life through mindfulness, guided imagery, music, and self-compassion. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, self-worth, relationships, stress and chronic burnout, difficult transitions, and grief. I see my role as that of a guide - you are the expert on your life and I will offer deep listening to get you closer to how you ...

This is Dr. Darlene Anderson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Virginia (Bristol, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD, LPC, NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, I am Dr. Darlene Anderson, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina, and a Nationally Recognized Board Certified Counselor (NCC). I have 30 years of experience working with teens, adults, couples, and families in various settings such as community mental health facilities, schools, hospitals, detention centers, and private practice. I graduated with my bachelors degree from Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN, my masters degree in Counseling fr...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Virginia (Bristol, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of Experience: 25

Dr. Faith James is both a Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years of counseling, psychotherapy, and teaching experience. She provides therapy to children, adolescents, parents and couples. Her areas of expertise include Parenting, Co-parenting, Depression, Anxiety, and Adolescent stress. She conducts psychological evaluations as well. Dr. James is committed to the overall well being of families and she works with families in transition, such as divorce, grief and loss, and becoming new parents....

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Virginia (Bristol, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

As a therapist, I understand the bravery it takes to be completely vulnerable with another individual. My role in the counseling room is to meet you right where you are with respect, compassion, and non-judgement. I find it a privilege to journey with a client. Hi, I’m Tavares Bostic, I am a licensed clinical social worker in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Best known for my down-to-earth and very sound approach, I look to help people marry the discontent they may feel in their lives, with proven coping mechanisms focusing on reducing symptom...

This is Dr. Jacqueline Glenn's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Virginia (Bristol, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Jacqueline enjoys working with adults, children, and adolescents. She believes in fostering an atmosphere for healing, wholeness, and growth for each client. In therapy, her focus is on helping clients achieve their very best self and work through individual issues while teaching them positive coping skills. She believes that there is hope and healing for every client. Personally, she enjoys reading, traveling, and serving in her local church. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Ph.D. in Human Services Specialization in Counseling Rehab...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Virginia (Bristol, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 25

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of VA with over 25 years experience working with those challenged with emotional, grief, loss, and life altering and changing experiences that we all face at some point in our lives. Being human is not unique but how one copes and works through difficult experiences is. I have worked with many people of all ages, children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics in a variety of settings with differing challenges. The bottom line is we all struggle and we all deserve an opportunity to grasp the strength inside o...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Virginia (Bristol, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in various settings. I have developed the skill set and expertise of working many areas under the umbrella of mental health management such as: depression, anxiety, family relationships/conflict, parenting, abuse/neglect, and life transitions. I have had substantial success with providing counseling to victims of domestic violence. My goal as a therapist is to make you feel comfortable, tap into your personal essence, and empower you throug...

This is Brianne Kaufholz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Virginia (Bristol, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,JD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Life does not go as we expect it will, and that can be truly heartbreaking and disappointing. You are not alone. I'm glad you are here as I know looking for a counselor is a big step. I am a collaborative therapist, meaning I believe you have expertise on yourself and I have expertise on counseling and together we work to reach your goals. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, earning my Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University in 2005, and became licensed in the state of Washington in 2008. I have been working with c...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Virginia (Bristol, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Welcome! My name is Tamira Rosner, but please feel free to call me Tammy, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Ohio, and an LPC in the state of Virginia. Having worked with an Employee Assistance Program for over 15 years, I have counseled people for a wide range of concerns, including work related issues, relationship and family concerns, depression and anxiety. My counseling approach includes cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused and client-centered, as I try to meet individuals where they are at and with what they ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Virginia (Bristol, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Georgia, Maine, Virginia and District of Columbia, with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and coping with life changes. I like to use both a client centered and strength based approaches when working with my clients. In addition, I enjoy helping clients adjust to new situations in life, including some of your most challenging life transitions. To help with these adjustments and transitions, ...

This is Valerie Lees's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Virginia (Bristol, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello. My name is Valerie Lees. I am a Licenced Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania and Virginia as well as a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I have been helping people lead happier, more fufilling lives for over 20 years. I received my Bachelor's degree in Dietetics from Drexel University in 1989 and my Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia Unversity in New York City in 1992. My work has included inpatient psychiatric settings, outpatient psychiatric clinics...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Virginia (Bristol, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Virginia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Virginia (Bristol, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Virginia with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Virginia (Bristol, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Virginia with over 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, psychosis, & anger management. I believe that we are each the expert of our own experiences and through the exploration of our thoughts, feelings and underlying beliefs, along with a commitment to self compassion, we can be best prepared to pursue our best lives. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towa...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Virginia (Bristol, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in North Carolina with more than 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, depression, & coping with life changes. 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bristol, Virginia (Bristol, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 11

Aloha! I am licensed in Virginia and Hawaii with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I've worked with adolescents, young adults, and adults of all ages in several different settings. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and ...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Bristol?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Bristol area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Bristol and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Bristol or elsewhere in Bristol (city) or the state of Virginia.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Bristol therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Bristol due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Bristol and elsewhere throughout the state of Virginia you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Bristol to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Bristol, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Bristol, VA, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 24201 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Bristol:

24201, 24202, 24203, 24205, 24209

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.