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Kimberly Williams

Offering therapy in VA
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
18 years of experience

Hi. My Name is Kim Williams (she/her)and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience working with adults, couples, teenagers and families. I am licensed in Virginia, Texas, Illinois and Florida in addition to being National Board Certified. I have my MS in Counseling, BS in Human Development and my Associate in Logotherapy from the Viktor Frankl Institute. Issues that I have worked with include depression, anxiety, family conflict, parenting, relationship issues, school issues, bipolar, PTSD, divorce, LBGTQ and co-parenting. Treatment approaches I have used include CBT, Logotherapy, Reality therapy, Rogers' Humanistic and Mindfulness. I approach my clients with empathy, warmth and understanding that reaching out to a counselor can be a difficult first step. I see my clients as the unique people they are and understand there is not one path to a healthier life. We will work together through the concerns that brought you here and towards a manageable plan to make changes. Together we can develop goals, strengthening the abilities you already have and move towards living the life you want. We can develop a better understanding of your choices, what control you have within them and the impact this has in your life. Your empowerment to make the changes you want is within you and I am here to support you on this journey. I look forward to speaking with you and starting this new experience.

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Cherie Taylor

Offering therapy in VA
License: MS,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
9 years of experience

First and foremost, I would like to congratulate you for investing in positive growth and life changes. Therapy isn't easy but if you are willing to do the work, I will provide you with the tools needed to continue in being your best self. I have dedicated years of my professional career helping people help themselves through life's challenges. I have experience working with teens and adult populations in obtaining and maintaining every facet of healthy daily living. I adhere to an evidence/ strengths based, positive approaches/strategies, and orientations such as client-centered, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused. Through my experience working within different behavioral/ mental health systems and various clinical roles, I have had the opportunity to provide supportive assistive clinical treatment to all cultures as one works through challenging life experiences. So, when you are ready, I will be here to support you through your life journey.

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Joanne Greene

Offering therapy in VA
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. I retired last year, after 30 years of clinical practice in mostly medical settings. I am just not ready to give up providing therapy! I spent my entire career working with very low income persons who were struggling with multiple medical problems in addition to social and economic issues. My approach begins with building a trusting, client centered therapeutic relationship, and then using a mixture of cognitive behavioral and insight oriented approaches. I have done a great deal of work with childhood trauma, domestic violence, and dealing with loss and life change. I am also comfortable working with those who are dealing with terminal illness. My style is warm, open and accepting. I am always working on being a better person myself because I know that we, as therapists, can only bring our clients as far as we ourselves have come. I am a deeply spiritual person and studied theology and world religions at the graduate level, but switched to social work when I realized that I was too theologically liberal to limit myself to Christianity! I believe that one should strive to have a healthy mind, body and spirit. If there is one metaphor to describe my approach, it is this: We are all potential butterflies struggling to free ourselves from our chrysalis so that we can become what we are meant to be. My job is not to set you free, but simply to encourage you to work hard and break through on your own. It is only with the struggle that you will be made strong enough to fly.

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Cheryl Coney

Offering therapy in VA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Since entering this field in 2007, I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, addictions, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. Currently, I hold a credential as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I really just want to be a part of the solution. I seek to help my clients develop their definition of success and begin working toward it. I bring enthusiasm, professionalism, and unconditional positive regard to the treatment setting so I can help my clients build confidence in exploring their feelings and fearlessly divorce behaviors that compromise a healthy lifestyle. My intention is to empower them to examine their truths from different perspectives and to challenge their own perceptions. I have worked with adolescents and adults in residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings. I earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Social Work in 2011 from Slippery Rock University and I obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Counseling Psychology in 2016 from Chatham University in Pittsburgh. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectic, humanistic therapies. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe in the client-centered and meeting clients where they are. Without client input, the treatment planning process is ineffective. Whatever your challenge, you didn't arrive at this space overnight, and regardless of how you arrived here, together, we can skillfully develop an effective solution to improve your quality of life. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Sally Goh

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience

I am a counselor educator and a licensed professional counselor; I am licensed in Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia with 8 years of professional work experience. As a relationship-driven and person-centered therapist, I have extensive experience using cognitive behavior, EMDR, Gestalt, and neuroscience-based approaches in working with a diverse population on adverse childhood experience (ACE), anxiety, cross-cultural and generational issues (belongingness), depression, grief and loss, stress management, substance use/abuse, and trauma. Prior to private practice, I worked as a community-based and addiction counselor. I am also meaningfully involved in mentoring and training mental health counselors. I believe counseling within the context of a trusting and collaborative relationship is one you feel heard. If you currently feel stuck, paralyzed, and overwhelmed with emotional pain, we will work step-by-step to heal, restore, and reclaim your life. You will learn to use your intrinsic strengths and skills to process your trauma, be assertive, set boundaries, and refuse to carry the guilt and shame of others, to move forward with self-confidence and purpose. In attaining personal growth, you will ground your healing in authentic hope that creates real change to live a healthy and abundant life.

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Jennifer Stringfield

Offering therapy in VA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoaching
10 years of experience

I have a passion for helping clients reach their highest potential by overcoming their challenges. Together, we can work in a safe environment to bring out your strengths to become a better you. Are you ready to put yourself first, and allow me to help you do the work needed for your transformation? My passion involves working with individuals, couples, and families who struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, parenting skills, adjustment issues, work-life balance, grief, relationship issues, and working with Millennials to name a few. When approaching therapy, my goal is to work collaboratively with you so you do not feel like you are walking alone during this journey. My second goal is that during our time together you feel empowered, challenged, and motivated. I use a strength based approach, where I infuse CBT, and solution focused therapy to help you overcome barriers. I offer a space for you to grow, learn, and explore free of judgement. I consider myself eclectic so I can provide the therapeutic technique that best suites you. Offering my personable, laid-back, with a dash of humor personality to help you go from surviving to thriving. I tailor the treatment to meet your individual needs.

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Danielle Stefan

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 3 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. I also have experience working with 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Tyerell Dotson

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Thanks for visiting my profile! I am a licensed therapist that is passionate about providing treatment or support to those in need. Though I specialize in working with military service members, veterans, and their families, I have supported a wide range of clients in meeting their mental health goals. Together, we can work toward addressing concerns with stress and anxiety, anger management, motivation, self esteem, or depression. My approach to therapy is collaborative because I genuinely believe that I'm simply here to guide you to the space you want to be in. The journey will take commitment and a willingness to change but it will be rewarding. The good thing is that you are taking the first step, which is reaching out for help. My hope is that you've enjoyed what you've read and you are as eager as I am to work together!

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Teresa Vossen

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia and New York with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Tara Hazzard-Patterson

Offering therapy in VA
Trauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
27 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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!

How to find counseling in Halifax

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Halifax 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 Halifax 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 Halifax 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 Halifax, 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 Halifax 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 Halifax 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 Halifax 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 Halifax 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 Halifax 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 24558 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 Halifax 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 Halifax 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 Halifax, 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.

Halifax 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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