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Lisa McKinney

Offering therapy in VA
License: MS,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
26 years of experience

Welcome and congratulations on taking your first step toward a happier life and lasting change. My name is Lisa McKinney and I am family and marriage therapy licensed in the State of Florida and the State of Virginia with over 25 years of experience working as a psychotherapist in many different settings. I have collaborated with clients in a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, eating disorders, women’s issues, adoption, and infertility. I have also worked with the US Navy Crisis Response Team after service members experience trauma while deployed. My therapy style is warm, interactive, positive, and infused with humor. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My theoretical perspective combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, family, strategic and solution focused interventions. We begin our journey building a strong therapeutic connection which will help us then identify clear treatment goals. This plan will act as our roadmap toward problem resolution. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling, happier life and to take the first steps toward that change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. One last note, I am NOT a CRISIS COUNSELOR. I am unable to provide the type of support needed for crisis counseling at this time. I look forward to working with you!

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Elizabeth Snow

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW,CSAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of Virginia with more than 6 years of experience working in the counseling/social work field. My experience includes working with individuals of various ages to address topics such as addiction, mental health diagnosis, depression, anxiety, OCD, family conflict, life changes and history of abuse. My counseling style is solution focused. I strive to provide a comfortable atmosphere for you to share what is on your mind without judgement and provide reflective listening and empathy. I am sensitive, respectful and strive to create an environment where you feel safe to share your thoughts and feelings. Each discussion is specific to your needs and what makes you feel most comfortable. My goal is to work with you and help you identify the goals you want to achieve and the best path to take to get there. You have already taken the first step in moving towards living the life you want to live. Change can be difficult and navigating the world of counseling can be tough, but I am here to offer guidance and support. I look forward to talking with you!

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Brenda Broadnax

Offering therapy in VA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
3 years of experience

Hello my name is Brenda Broadnax and I am an LPC, licensed in the state of Virginia. I graduated with a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. I started as a therapeutic Day treatment Counselor in a public school system in VA. My role was to provide direct support to students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. My clinical experiences started in a private practice working with children, adolescents, their families and adults diagnosed with various dual diagnosis. I also worked for the County with clients who were diagnosis with Schizophrenia and other underlying conditions. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, Autism, Borderline, ADHD, DV victims, Homeless population as a clinical case manager, Human trafficking victims, Sexual Offenders, child abuse victims, Bipolar, PTSD and clients diagnosed with ID. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma and emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect and dignity. My thoughts process is everyone has something to work on there is no room for judgement. My approach combines, TFCBT, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, rational-emotive counseling, Narratives Therapy, Mindfulness Reality Therapy, DBT and Eclectic therapy which is an open, integrative form of psychotherapy. Never be afraid to reach out for support only you can make the change, you already possess many of the skills for your journey.

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ELIZABETH DIAZ

Offering therapy in VA
License: MS,LMHC,LPC NCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

Some of our most joyful moments in life are also fraught with the discomfort that change can bring. Being a teen in today's world, becoming a young adult, parenting through the struggles, dealing with unexpected changes, living though a pandemic; so many things we experience that can bring on confusion, discomfort, and even feelings of hopelessness or helplessness. Sometimes the changes and challenges become overwhelming and you might find yourself thinking “How do I find my way forward?" I’m no stranger to discomfort and pain, I’ve walked in those shoes throughout my life. Combining my life experiences and training while working with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings from inpatient hospitalization, partial hospitalization, and outpatient treatment, I am here to help guide you on a new path towards the life you desire most.

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Sherrell Wynder

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
14 years of experience

Greetings! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with over 10 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, familial and relationship issues, life stressors, grief and loss, and even career challenges. I also have strong connections and experience working with our wonderful service members and their families as I am a Navy brat and former Air force spouse. My counseling style is personable and interactive. I believe in meeting everyone where they are in their journey, but also to challenge them to reach for and meet attainable goals. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psycho-dynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our interactions and treatment plan to meet your unique journey. From a strength’s perspective, you are already winning simply by being on this site and reading this information. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. Let’s work together to help you become the Change Agent of your own story!

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Tara Bowles

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
12 years of experience

Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland with over ten years of experience providing counseling services to children, teens, adults and families coping with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, grief/loss, trauma and substance abuse. I am originally from California where I received my undergraduate degree at San Francisco State University. My master's degree is from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond VA. My therapy approach is open, compassionate, focused and goal oriented. I am passionate about helping people recognize and build on their strengths to become the very best versions of themselves. The right therapist fit is a key element in a successful therapy experience, and I want to be that for you.

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Roxianna Johnson

Offering therapy in VA
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
30 years of experience

Hi, I’m Roxi, a Licensed Professional Counselor. I’m a compassionate and approachable human and social services professional with more than thirty (30) years of experience supporting folks with disabilities including, mental health, substance abuse, social difficulties, and people in other special needs populations. I’ve assisted individuals, families, and couples as they navigate through trauma, depression, anxiety, and homelessness to a more functional way of life. I understand that we are all unique and experience life’s challenges in our own unique ways. My approach is to utilize cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and Solution-Focused therapy. Also, my listening skills, education, life experience and the experiences gained from working with people with life challenges. I am respectful in my engagement and meet people where they are, without judgement. I encourage folks to always ask themselves, “have I done the best I could have today”? If the answer is yes – be grateful for that experience. If the answer is no, strive for better tomorrow, just keep moving forward.

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Brian Preston

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 9 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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Amanda Hopkins

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW-C
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefIntimacy-related issues
15 years of experience

Greetings sunshine! There is nothing more intimate and important than choosing a person to share your inner thoughts, feelings, and aspirations. I believe wholeheartedly that it's a gift for one to allow me to be a part of their lives. I will not take you for granted should you choose me as your therapist. My name is Amanda Hopkins, L CSW-C, and I have over 17 years of experience as a Social Worker. I began my career as a Social Worker in the Department of Social Services in the Foster Care/Adoptions unit. I have assisted with reunification between mothers and their children and have been instrumental in walking biological mothers through the adoption process. After recognizing my passion in listening, processing, and helping people with their inner fears, depression, and anxiety, I became a therapist. I appreciated my years as a School-based therapist because of the diversity, helping teenagers with their emotional health, and promoting the importance of self-worth to young ladies. I facilitated family sessions and couples intervention for those who needed the tools for communication, managing grief, processing loss, infidelity, and blended family conflicts. My therapeutic methods utilized in sessions are client-centered, solution-focused, and trauma-focused. Please know that I have an active relationship with and for Christ; therefore, I am willing and able to provide Christian counseling. License #MD20121

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Natalie Edwards

Offering therapy in VA
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issues
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland and Virginia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, personality disorders, & depression. I also have extensive experience in working with couples having marital issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Gate City

Finding the best therapist close by in Gate City 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 Gate City. 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 Gate City, 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 Gate City 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 Gate City 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 Gate City, elsewhere in Scott, 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 Gate City area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Gate City 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 Gate City 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 Gate City 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 Gate City, 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 Gate City 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 Gate City 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 Gate City 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 Gate City 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 Gate City 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 24251 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 Gate City 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 Gate City 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 Gate City, 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.

Gate City 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

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

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 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.

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:

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