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Michelle Medley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Michelle L. Medley; I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I was educated at Old Dominion University, with a Masters Degree in Counseling. I have been working in the helping field since 2003. I have experience with symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Grief and Loss, and Substance Use. I have worked in public and private schools, residential treatment facilities, outpatient care, and acute inpatient care. My theoretical approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT focuses on identifying negative thinking patterns, changing those thinking patterns, thus changing our interactions / reactions.

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Charnelle Cook

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): MA, NCC, LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! My name is Charnelle Cook and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia with seven years of experience in the private practice setting. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University for undergrad and I earned my Masters of Arts in Counseling from George Washington University in 2016. I believe that all clients should be treated as individuals, but I would consider myself a strengths-based therapist; encouraging my clients to focus on the positives in their lives and the things that are going well for them and not on the things that are not going so well for them. I also utilize CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) techniques when working with clients because I believe that when we are able to change our thinking, we are on the way to making changes in our lives. I believe that autonomy is important for clients when in therapy and take a person-centered approach, allowing my clients to lead their sessions with me. I believe that therapy is powerful and I love to help people work through their life challenges. Choosing to seek counseling services is a big decision to make, and I applaud you for making the first step in becoming the best version of yourself! If you send me a message during the day, I will try my best to respond within a few hours. I will respond to any messages received after 6pm on Fridays on Monday morning. In addition to sending me messages in your counseling room, you are also able to book live sessions with me by visiting my schedule and picking a time that works for you. Please remember that BetterHelp is not appropriate if you are in crisis or in immediate need of support. In crisis situations, please call 911 or local emergency services. You can also call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to someone right away! I look forward to working with you!

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Haleh Royanian

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty-five years of experience working with children, teens, adults, and families in a variety of settings. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues. I am dedicated to providing a safe and compassionate space for all clients 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 have a strong belief in the power of the therapeutic relationship and work hard to build rapport and to establish and maintain feelings of safety with clients. I use an integrative approach that includes being solution focused and person-centered to best help my clients meet their goals. It would be my honor to work with you and be a helper in your therapeutic journey.

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Jason Wright

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LPCC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
26 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a doctoral-level, licensed professional clinical counselor (CA), licensed professional counselor (VA), and marriage and family therapist (VA), with over 25 years of experience working with individuals experiencing a diverse range of challenges, from depression, anxiety, OCD and substance use; to PTSD and trauma-related issues (including psychogenic seizures and psychogenic movement disorders). I have published an article on my work with psychogenic seizures in Counseling Today, a publication of the American Counseling Association. My counseling style is person-centered, engaging, warm and collaborative. I believe the hallmark of a good therapist is to be a good listener first and foremost, and then to possess the knowledge and expertise needed to apply a broad range of holistic interventions tailored to the meet the client's specific needs and working style. I utilize cognitive-behavioral interventions, as well as existential/humanistic, solution-focused and psychodynamic approaches to help you reach your goals. I have the utmost respect for anyone who is willing to help themselves - a better tomorrow and brighter horizon awaits those who are up for the task, and I am here to help you as you move towards that brighter tomorrow. I look forward to working with you!

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Victoria Lewis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Trauma and abuseAnger managementBipolar disorderCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia with 10+ years of professional work experience within the mental health arena. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, ADHD, trauma and abuse, anger management, & bipolar disorder. I also have experience working with individuals coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My therapeutic approach is interactive and engaging. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels; instead, I believe that everyone should be treated with respect, consideration, and kindness. I use a combination of rational-emotive, humanistic, psychodynamic, person-centered, and cognitive-behavioral treatment. I'll adjust our conversation and therapy strategy to fit your special needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Dr. Briana DeNeal-Findley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteem
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, I'm Dr. Briana. I am a licensed therapist in DC, MD and VA. I specialize in working with young adults and millennials through all things relationships. This can include your relationship with your partner, family, close friends, acquaintances, co-workers, and many others who make up the social connections in your life. My goal is to help you improve your relationships in order to alleviate symptoms of stress, anxiety or depression. I will tailor our therapeutic relationship to meet your unique and specific needs. Thank you for visiting my profile and taking the first step to sign up for therapy. I can't wait to work with you.

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Victoria Baker

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,CRC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome to Better Help. I am Victoria and I am very happy to be able to offer you a variety of styles of communication through video chat, speaking on the phone or emailing. I have over 35 years of counseling experience and provide a positive and warm environment to help you move forward on your journey. I use a Reality Therapy based counseling approach along with CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). My specialty areas are Career Changes, Life Changes, Parenting, Stress and Anxiety counseling. I have much first hand experience as a career military spouse and truly understand the stressors that military life puts on families. I am fluent in ASL and work daily with Deaf and Hard of Hearing people as well as those with vision loss. I have been practicing yoga since 2001 and look forward to helping you find a variety of techniques to help you cope with life's daily stress through healthful activities. I check messages 3 times daily but always leave a message stating your optimum contact method and preference for time.

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Allison Gilbert

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Virginia with work experience as a Professional School Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem/confidence, & coping with life changes. I have a holistic approach that is flexible, creative, person-centered, and goal-oriented. I enjoy the creative process of collaborating with clients to help them articulate how they think/feel/behave, and developing goals and strategies in order for them to live an authentic, purpose-filled life. 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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Hope Richardson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Virginia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, 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. 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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Donna Jessen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LICSW
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
24 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have been a social worker for over 24 years, initially with a focus on medical social worker in a hospital setting and then in a clinical setting working with people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Since that time, I have been in the field of child welfare, working in CPS and the Child Abuse Hotline in Washington, DC. This has provided me with a wealth of experience in crisis intervention, depression, child abuse and trauma, anxiety, substance use, emotional abuse, domestic violence and parenting issues. When working with clients, I believe in allowing them to take the lead with interaction throughout the process and a collaborative approach. I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion and sensitivity. My approach is somewhat eclectic, based on the client's needs, using solution focused and cognitive behavioral techniques as well as other techniques as needed. The first step to change is recognizing the need, so congratulations on taking that first step! I look forward to partnering and empowering you to make the changes you want to see in your life.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Burkeville

Finding the best therapist close by in Burkeville 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 in Burkeville that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Burkeville. 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 Burkeville, 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 in the Burkeville region and in the state of Virginia. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Burkeville or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Burkeville area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Burkeville 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 Burkeville, elsewhere in Nottoway, or in the greater state of Virginia.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Burkeville 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 Burkeville 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 Burkeville 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in Burkeville, 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 Burkeville psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Burkeville 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 Burkeville helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Burkeville 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Burkeville 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 in Burkeville?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Burkeville 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.

Burkeville therapists 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 Burkeville 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 Burkeville 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in VA, therapists 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 23922 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your Burkeville 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Burkeville.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Burkeville 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 with a Burkeville counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Burkeville, 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.

Burkeville 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service 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.

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