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Sara Wheeler

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Warmest of welcomes! I'm here to listen and cultivate hope every step of the way. I’ve been an empathetic encourager my entire life, and a trained therapist for over a decade. Prior to becoming a licensed therapist I worked as an addictions counselor. I’m experienced and skilled in helping others as they work through all types of life transitions, relationship stresses, addictions, anxiety, depression, trauma, and parenting issues. I also specialize in EMDR treatment. I am here to help you figure out the first steps and walk with you as you grow into a happier in life.

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Russell Williams

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,Ed.S.
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello. I am Russell Williams, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia. I have worked in various positions in mental health services for more that two decades, including providing therapy and counseling services for the past eight years. My experience has been with individuals of all ages experiencing any number of mental health issues. I have a great deal of experience in helping individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma, along with significant experience in the treatment of many other mental and behavioral health concerns. I believe that we are each experts on ourselves, knowing more about self than anyone else, however often needing someone to provide alternative perspectives to help us keep moving forward. To this purpose, I seek partnership and understanding in order to develop a therapeutic relationship built on trust. I truly believe that we are all capable of growth and change. My clinical approach is eclectic with a purpose, heavily influenced by trauma-focused, client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and solution-focused views. Taking the initial step to seek the assistance of a licensed provider is very brave. I applaud you for your bravery. It would be my honor and privilege to utilize my knowledge and experience to assist you in your journey through the therapeutic process.

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Esther Dubique

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,DSL
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I enjoy seeing people do well. Life can be challenging and navigating turbulent times, daunting. It seems like our world is in a state of unrest-are you questioning who you are, and where you belong. Coping with it all is no easy task. Whatever the source of your unrest, be it emotional distress, anxiety, employment/relationship issues, and trauma/tragedy, I can help. I approach counseling from a Christian perspective. I believe the word of God has many remedies for improved quality of life. Let's collaborate creative strategies to turn your life experiences into purpose. You are where you are, and I am glad that you have chosen to seek support. Your well-being and growth will be my top priority; thus, I will challenge faulty beliefs, and give honest compassionate feedback to empower you into positive behavioral changes.

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Jennifer Kem

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Grief
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have lived in Nevada since 1996. I am aware of community resources. I am a licensed clinical social worker, licensed in the State of Nevada. I have a bachelor's and masters in social work. I then completed my clinical internship working with children diagnosed with (SED) Severe Emotional Disturbance and their families and supportive team. I have counseled children ages 4-18 and their families, attending interdisciplinary and team care coordination meetings. Issues included but were not limited to depression, anxiety, grief and loss, foster care/adoption. I have worked with clients facing imminent immigration and deportation issues. My undergraduate internship was in hospice and a local community resource center. I have worked with the senior and disabled population, providing active listening and resources and connections to supportive services in their communities. I look forward to working with you!

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Victoria Scott

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC, NCC,BC-TMH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have enjoyed working for various mental health agencies and have extensive experience in several areas of counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, in the states of Mississippi, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Louisiana and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Nevada. I have worked with individuals, couples, families and groups. I have worked with children as young as 4 to adults up to age 101! I have assisted clients who struggle with symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, relational and self-esteem issues. I am a mother of seven, including a son on the autism spectrum. My counseling style is person-centered. I believe in treating everyone with respect and unconditional positive regard. I will devise a plan of treatment created specifically for you. My personal life experiences, in addition to my education and work history, help me to empower individuals to overcome difficult emotional obstacles. I know that asking for help can be difficult. Congratulations on taking that first step. I am looking forward to hearing from you and guiding you through the therapeutic process.

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Henry "Hank" Matthews

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
AddictionsRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteem
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Greetings, and welcome! I have been working as a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2005 and consider my role to be nothing less than a sacred trust. For more than 20 years (including my counseling internship), I have been afforded the honor and privilege of sitting down with people and talking about their lives. This affords me the awesome opportunity to provide support, resources, and encouragement – and to learn and grow together. Though my initial clinical passion was working in the field of addiction, my substance abuse work led me to equally rewarding work with couples addressing a variety of relationship issues. I also enjoy helping clients improve their self-esteem and self-confidence, and better manage their depression and anxiety – and, if need be, identify and address their grief, their losses, and their codependency. In essence, I believe the primary purpose of counseling is to validate feelings and concerns, to increase response options, and to prompt and promote new insight. I also firmly believe every person and every couple has strengths and challenges, and that identifying, facing, and addressing those challenges leads to the best possible quality of life – and the best possible quality of relationships. And I also firmly believe those who have a genuine, sincere desire to change - and who are also willing to say and do things differently - can and do change. It would truly be my pleasure to walk alongside you and assist you in facilitating change. At the very least, allow me to salute you for finding and harnessing the enormous courage it took to reach out today! Rest assured, my thoughts, prayers, and brotherly love are already with you!

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Takiya Tarlton

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

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of NC, VA, FL and GA. I have been providing services for over 13 years in the school and community setting. My passion is being able to assist individuals understand the power they have inside of them. My hope is with discovery they can create a life that allows them to present the best version of themselves to others. I believe in prioritizing self care and assertively expressing your needs in a way that gives you permission to feel valued, loved, and accepted within relationships.

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Tiffany Richburg

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Tiffany Richburg. I am a native of Charleston, South Carolina and relocated to Tampa, Florida in 2019. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Experimental Psychology in 2006 and Masters of Social Work in 2009 from the University of South Carolina. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida with over 3 years of professional experience. I have a broad range of clinical experience working with individuals and groups across the lifespan. I have worked in community mental health settings, inpatient psychiatric facilities, child and family agencies, community health and mental health advocacy organizations. I utilize a variety of techniques and skills drawn from recognized therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy. A holistic, strength based, person centered approach guides my practice. I believe in working in partnership with clients to identify strengths, confront challenges and achieve goals. I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for my clients to promote a safe space for healing, empowerment and growth. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & anger management. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Robert Jones

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Diana Rader

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
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, relationship issues, 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!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Clinchco

Finding the best therapist close by in Clinchco 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 Clinchco 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 Clinchco. 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 Clinchco, 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 Clinchco 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 Clinchco 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 Clinchco area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Clinchco 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 Clinchco, elsewhere in Dickenson, 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 Clinchco 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 Clinchco 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 Clinchco 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 Clinchco 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 Clinchco online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Clinchco, 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 Clinchco 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 Clinchco 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 Clinchco 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 Clinchco 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 Clinchco 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 Clinchco?

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

Clinchco 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 Clinchco 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 Clinchco 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 24226 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 Clinchco counselor?

Before seeing your Clinchco 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 Clinchco.

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 Clinchco 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 Clinchco 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 Clinchco, 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.

Clinchco 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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