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Sabrina Cleveland

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
4 years of experience

Hi there! My name is Sabrina and I am so excited that you’re taking this step to reach out for help.  I’m passionate about creating a safe space where people are free to be open and genuine without fear of judgement. Everyone faces trials and difficulties in life and it is my honor to be able to walk alongside someone and offer support.  In the past there has been a stigma on people who seek out mental health treatment and my hope is that one day, that stigma will disappear completely. Caring for your own mental health and well being is a vital component to overall healthy living. Getting help when you need it is absolutely the best thing you can do for yourself and the other people in your life. My approach is somewhat laid back – no two people are the same so each time I work with someone I want to tailor my style and feedback to best meet their needs. I want to make sure you feel safe enough to be authentic in communicating your needs with me. We will work together to help you meet your goals and get you where you want to be! I’m looking forward to meeting you and learning about what makes you who you are and how I can support you in your journey toward wellness. Let’s get started! 

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Sheri Milbourne

Offering therapy in VA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

Do you lack a sense of purpose? Do you vibe with the idea that there is something greater than you that makes the world go around but feel wounded or frustrated with all the paths you have traveled to find meaning in your life and experiences? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Happier? Now, more than ever, people feel a nagging absence of direction and are uncertain about finding their place in life. They are overwhelmed with reading all the self-help books, following all the gurus, searching all the spiritual teachers, learning all the philosophies, and starting all the practices that promise to answer their existential questions. Meanwhile, they feel more confused and lost than when they started. I believe it shouldn't be that hard to connect to a higher power and feel its boundless love for YOU! I offer a custom approach for each of my clients. I start with understanding where you are now and your challenges. I help you put a plan in place to help you move forward and celebrate your successes along the way! I offer an inclusive, safe space with virtual appointments to suit your schedule and follow a holistic model to be sure we address all of your areas of need. My passion is helping people discover the most straightforward path to recognizing their inherent worthiness. It might mean setting boundaries, grieving loss, or helping you change a behavior pattern that keeps you stuck. My goal is to help you change your attitudes toward yourself, others, and the world so you can live the life you've always dreamed of! Contact me today, and we’ll get started on our journey together!

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Esther Reynolds

Offering therapy in VA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
31 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and have been in a private practice for over 25 years. I work with individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, ADHD, and traumatic experiences (physical, emotional, and sexual). Family conflicts and relationship issues are also a focus of my practice. My approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and rational emotive behavior therapy. I often coordinate mindfulness, insight-oriented approaches, and storytelling in my sessions, depending on an individual’s uniqueness. My primary goal is to develop a therapeutic relationship built on trust. I believe that the client’s motivation is key to success and that all motivation must start with a destination, chosen by the client. I see myself just as a facilitator, guiding the client towards that destination. I look forward to working with you!

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Olivia Withers

Offering therapy in VA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience

Congrats on starting your counseling journey and prioritizing your health! Hi, I'm Olivia Withers, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for Virginia. I started counseling to support you in exploring past difficulties, validating hard feelings, recognizing and meeting your personal needs, learning to communicate those needs to others, establishing boundaries, building self and emotional awareness, and accepting all the parts that make you human. Through Better Help, I offer brief counseling (8-10 sessions) that focuses on building coping skills so you can successfully navigate stressors while minimizing anxiety, low mood, fatigue, or burnout. My approach is eclectic, but I strongly lean on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) tools. I also assign homework, as most therapeutic work will happen when you practice between sessions. My typical clients understand that any change, that is about to take place in their lives, starts with them. Before we begin, please ensure my schedule and mode of counseling work for you. I am typically available through BetterHelp Monday through Thursday, 12 pm to 3:00 pm for VIDEO, LIVE CHAT, and PHONE sessions. I generally check messages here twice daily and respond within 24 hours. I appreciate your patience when it takes a bit longer at times, as I may be tending to other clients or professional/personal responsibilities. If these options or methods do not work for you, no worries - you can transition to another provider and find a counselor with more flexibility. If you take this route - click on the icon in the top right corner of the counseling page, and choose "Change Counselor" from the drop-down menu. Make sure you specify in the feedback what you need (video, evenings, weekends, etc) and BetterHelp will re-match you quickly. You may also contact BetterHelp directly at All the best, Olivia Olivia Withers, LPC

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Laura Walls

Offering therapy in VA
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
21 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has more than 21 years of experience in a variety of counseling settings. My holistic approach to counseling addresses your physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. I approach therapy in a very integrative, client-centered manner. To ensure the highest quality care is provided, I draw on a variety of therapeutic techniques including cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, solution-focused, psychoeducational, trauma-informed, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and more. I promote growth by offering a safe, accepting atmosphere in which you feel heard, validated, and empowered. It is important to note that due licensing regulations, I am only able to work with clients who reside in VA. Also please refer to the this link,, to review the terms of service. In accordance with these terms I do not provide documentation (meaning letters/reports indicating a diagnosis or attesting to mental fitness for situations such as custody, disability, court mandates, service animals, etc.)

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Patricia (Trish) Woodson

Offering therapy in VA
License: MEd,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

I have been a licensed professional counselor in the state of Virginia since 2001. I have worked with a variety of clients ranging from children and adolescents to adults and families. I feel that my purpose as a counselor is to help someone be the best that they can be and to navigate whatever issue they may be facing. I have worked in a variety of settings: local mental health clinic, private practice and school settings with students with mental health challenges. My approach to counseling is accepting, warm and encouraging. I use solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and client centered therapy as my main approches in working with others. I have significant experience in working with parenting issues, step families, ADHD, couples counseling and grief. I work very hard to stay up to date on the most current trends and resources available.

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Shérral Harding

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

Life can be so challenging at times and hard to navigate when everything seems to be going the opposite of what we hoped or wish for. Considering the current climate of the world and our everyday struggles it can feel like a daunting task just to keep the motivation for the day. It’s as if life begins to feel more like a routine than an enjoyable journey. What used to be amusing or a previous interest just doesn’t feel that way anymore and that can be hard to fathom. Truth is, you are not alone as we all have these moments of feeling stuck, overwhelmed, frustrated, empty, hurt, confused, hopeless, irritable, and/or worthless. Or maybe you’ve encountered some recent changes that have caused you to feel off-balanced, hyper-distracted, disorganized, or unmotivated. Whatever roadblock you are currently facing, I am here to support you through your journey to regaining peace, balance, and/or healing. I look forward to supporting you by providing a safe space starting with an open conversation, meeting you where you feel comfortable in a judgment-free zone. I am a licensed therapist in the state of Virginia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and PTSD, depression, adjustment issues, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and more. You have already taken the first step in your transformation and healing journey by starting this process, which is huge! I am proud of you and you deserve to experience peace and empowerment. Allow me to help you better thrive in your journey.

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Oneida Burgos

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
20 years of experience

I am a native New Yorker graduate Cum Laude with a Master of Social Work from New York University. I have over 15 years of Psychotherapist experience working in Mental health, adult behavioral health agencies, ambulatory hospitals, schools, and private practice. I am bilingual in English and Spanish. I am empathic, curious, and have a genuine concern for my work as a psychotherapist working with people. I serve young and older adults who are struggling with past and current obstacles such as anxiety, grief, and bereavement. The modality is Solution Focused Brief Therapy. My approach to SFBT is based on questions mastered to invite the client to describe their desired envision outcome, amplify solutions, and instill hope. The questions I ask may have a purpose and are deliberate to what the client is unfolding during a session. The language to the questions matters and is my listening to the problem symptomology using the third-ear sets the tone for ways the client can experience new situations.

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Charlotte St. Juste

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

I am licensed in New York, Virginia and Maine with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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. 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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Vanessa Latorre

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed clinical social worker in Virginia with over 15 years of professional experience. I have helped both teenage and adult clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem issues and depression. My treatment approach is client centered and humanistic. I specialize in methods such as DBT, CBT, motivational interviewing and solution focused talk. I understanding the importance of working thru a trauma informed lens and 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. I look forward to meeting you and hope we are good fit for one another.

How to find counseling in Drakes Branch

Finding the best therapist close by in Drakes Branch can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Drakes Branch. 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 Drakes Branch, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Drakes Branch or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Drakes Branch area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Drakes Branch, elsewhere in Charlotte, or in the greater state of Virginia.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Drakes Branch 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 Drakes Branch 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 Drakes Branch may not take health insurance, some in the state of Virginia may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Virginia you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

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

Therapists in Drakes Branch, Virginia working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Drakes Branch 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 Drakes Branch helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Drakes Branch therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Drakes Branch therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Drakes Branch therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in VA, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 23937 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Drakes Branch licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Drakes Branch, 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.

Drakes Branch has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to

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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