This is Alexandra Laramee's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buena Vista, Virginia (Buena Vista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW, MSS, MLSP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coaching
Years of Experience: 14

Welcome to my profile and to the first step toward your reinvention. I'm here to help you make your desires become a reality; whatever that means for you. Whether you crave a healthier outlook, a more ambitious lifestyle, a calmer home environment, a more supportive social network, a fulfilling career, a definitive sense of self, or simply, a better night's sleep, I can help guide you there. I am a motivated, published and clinically-minded LCSW with rigorous experience in acute psychiatry, substance dependence, intimate partner issues, behavioral health eva...

This is Jennifer Dattilo Watts's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buena Vista, Virginia (Buena Vista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Hi, I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Virginia. I've been providing services in private practice since 2013 and really enjoy working with military families, teens, and those in the LGBTQ community. Finding balance in the lives we lead is essential to leading healthy lives. Sometimes in the everyday stress of daily life, it's difficult to find that balance. As a therapist, I work with clients to help them find the best treatment plan for their individual problems. In my experience, a collaborative approach works best for ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buena Vista, Virginia (Buena Vista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia with over 6 years of experience working as a therapist and Substance Abuse Counselor. My passion is to work with individual who are interested in taking steps to improve their mental health. I am an open-minded, understanding, caring, compassionate counselor who will listen and teach the skills that you will need to overcome life challenges without judgement. I believe that every individual is unique and learns differently. I approach every session with the mindset that not every therapy technique works for the s...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buena Vista, Virginia (Buena Vista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT
Years of Experience: 11

Hello. My name is Louis Huddleston. I have worked in the counseling field since 2011. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults on a wide range of mental health issues. These issues include depression, anxiety, personality disorders and psychotic disorders. I began in the counseling field working with incarcerated adult males. Shortly after, I transitioned to working with children and adolescents in the public school system. I graduated from Liberty University in 2016 with a masters in Professional Counseling. After extensive training, I became licen...

This is Sharon  Cheek's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buena Vista, Virginia (Buena Vista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC,ACS
Therapy Specialties: Eating disorders
Years of Experience: 30

I am Black, and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist who practices Cognitive Mental Health Therapy and holistic approaches to treatment. I have been in the counseling profession for 30 years. I have worked with a range of challenges from domestic violence, conflict management, youth behavior challenges, chemical addictions, anxiety, depression, phobia, PTSD, residential and in-home treatment, family and relationship issues. I also have a background and certification as a Natural Health Professional. My clinical style is to work with the whole person...

This is Lindsey Livesay's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buena Vista, Virginia (Buena Vista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,CSAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) licensed in VA.. I have 25 years' experience in working with justice-involved adults, adults with serious mental illness, And I have worked with many types of addictions including drugs and alcohol. I also treat grief and loss, clinical depression, anxiety and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I also like working with the LGBTQ populations. I treat mainly from a person-centered perspective but also find motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral interventions be...

This is Lawrence Matheny's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buena Vista, Virginia (Buena Vista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed.,LPC,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 34

Hello and welcome. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the Virginia. My wife and I have been married for over 40 years, and we have two adult children and a grandchild. I worked for over 35 years in psychiatric hospitals and a community-based mental health and substance abuse settings. Throughout my professional career, I have offered counseling with individuals, couples, and families, helping them to overcome their struggles (serious and persistent mental illnesses, depression, anxiety, substance a...

This is Dr. David Ford's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buena Vista, Virginia (Buena Vista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.,LCMHC, LPC,NCC, ACS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello all!!! I am a person-centered counselor who is licensed in NC, VA, and NJ. I have 10 years of counseling experience and I am also a Board Certified Counselor and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. I am a Counselor Educator and have been teaching graduate and doctoral students for seven years. My clinical orientation is integrative and includes cognitive, behavioral, humanistic, and rational/emotive approaches. My clinical experience includes working with adults dealing with addictions, HIV/AIDS, racial identity development, racial trauma, gender identity devel...

This is Krista Zohorsky's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buena Vista, Virginia (Buena Vista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I would like to start by congratulating you on taking this first step toward making meaningful change for your wellbeing. It takes a tremendous amount of courage to seek help and make changes. I am a licensed professional counselor that has 3 years of working in the mental health field. I have worked with individuals of all ages from varying walks of life with serious mental health issues, depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, ADHD, and more. My primary counseling approach is based on creating a warm and safe place for you to unload the bur...

This is Jennifer Sistrunk's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buena Vista, Virginia (Buena Vista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Virginia with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with teens and adults with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and substance abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe everyone has strengths that can be capitalized on as they gain insights and skills to navigate life. I am here to help you increase self-awareness, gain new perspectives, decrease symptoms, and have a more meaningful life experience. My approach combines strength-...

This is Jenneh Sheetz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buena Vista, Virginia (Buena Vista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in Virginia with over 6 years of experience working as an intensive in-home therapist and outpatient counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I am a military spouse and have experience dealing with military families as well. My therapy style is friendly, natural and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensit...

This is Elizabeth Blevins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buena Vista, Virginia (Buena Vista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MEd, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 22

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia who specializes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). My career as a counselor began over twenty years ago in public mental health. The majority of my work has been as a counselor and director of counseling in collegiate settings. My style reflects my complete commitment to you. I will listen to you deeply and help you navigate your way through whatever has prompted you to seek counseling. My past clients would describe me as warm and compassionate. Through life experiences, I know what it is like t...

This is Keisha  Wood's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buena Vista, Virginia (Buena Vista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

Hello and welcome to my page, my name is Keisha. I love helping people solve their problems and meet their goals. I would love the chance to get to know you and help you to be the best version of yourself that you can be. I am a LCSW—Licensed Certified Social Worker in Arkansas; I have a bachelors and masters degree in social work; I earned my Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee in 2005. However, I have been working in the social work field since 2003. I have experience working in a variety of settings (outpatient, school-based, hospital, home hea...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buena Vista, Virginia (Buena Vista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that has a passion for working with individuals who are battling depression, anxiety, and trauma. I take a holistic approach that focuses on a person in their entirety; mind, body, and spirit. I have worked with individuals in crisis in a psychiatric hospital setting as well as out in the community. My desire is to provide a safe therapeutic space where you are both seen and heard.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buena Vista, Virginia (Buena Vista, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 29

Taking the first step of signing up for therapy is courageous. I am honored to join you in this part of your journey. I am licensed in New Hampshire, Maine, and Virginia with three decades of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients cope with addictions, career challenges, & life changes. I also specialize in working with compassion fatigue. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I work directly with my clients to establish a schedule of appointments....

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buena Vista, Virginia (Buena Vista, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Greetings! First, I want to commend you for taking this major step. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia with 13 years of professional work experience in mental health/human services. It is my belief that we all have experiences in life that can cause us to feel angry, nervous, ashamed, hurt, disappointed, confused, unbalanced, or confused just to name a few emotions. Through my years of experience working, I have learned that experiences left unresolved have the potential for a negative impact on how a person views themselves, their life, and their ...

This is Brian Preston's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buena Vista, Virginia (Buena Vista, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Virginia with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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 - Buena Vista, Virginia (Buena Vista, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Virginia with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buena Vista, Virginia (Buena Vista, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buena Vista, Virginia (Buena Vista, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, You're probably curious to learn a bit about me and my style. Here goes.. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Michigan and Virginia and have been working with individuals who are looking to make some kind of change in their life for the past 5 years. I began working with women who are survivors of domestic abuse and/or sexual assault and have also worked with individuals who are struggling with substance use and are looking to make a change in their life. Each and every person brings a unique set of strengths and talents to the table that they alr...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Buena Vista?

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 Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista or elsewhere in Buena Vista (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 Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista, 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 Buena Vista, 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 24416 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 Buena Vista:

24416

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.