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Lorraine Turner

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSleeping disordersDepression
16 years of experience

Greetings! I have been pro-actively involved in mental health practice for over 15 years and my simple goal for you is to feel well with who you are; enhance what you believe, and grow with how you see the world. Some may say this is a lofty goal, but with the work you put in, and with the discussions we have, this is achievable! I have a wide berth of experience working with diverse populations including adults, children, teens, and military personnel (whether active duty or retired). A significant part of my career has been spent with individuals with serious medical conditions, autism spectrum disturbances, trauma-related disturbances, those who wish to change their relationship with alcohol, those experiencing ongoing grief and loss, post-partum depression and children/teens with difficulties in the academic setting. This is only a partial list of experience.

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Delrio "Dee" McGee

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

Hello and welcome! Thanks for your interest and come on in, as I want to start by commending you for taking this big step. It may not have been easy for you to reach out for support; I get it. Especially when so often we may find ourselves being a strength and help to others and then look around and wonder “whose there for me?” If the answer is “nobody” it can be a hard and lonely place to be. Better help is here and you don’t have to go it alone. As a licensed faith centered and trauma informed professional, I provide supportive and empathic listening in a safe and non-judgmental environment. My therapy style particularly involves a tailor specific approach, due to each client's uniqueness and individual needs. My primary approach may entail or combine Client Centered, Cognitive Behavior, and Gestalt therapy; coupled with faith principles. I have over 10 years of experience serving clients of diverse backgrounds, in various settings and with a wide range of issues; including trauma, stagnation, spirituality, life purpose, relationship/workplace, men/womens' issues, isolation, loneliness and communication problems, to name a few. Whether your courageous efforts to seek support are related to any of the above, other else, or you just simply need replenishing self and wellness care in general, I hope that you recognize that your awareness and willingness to secure help, is progress and steps in the right direction. Let’s get started on your life changing journey of empowerment and transformation; what an honor! as I look forward to working with you and providing support.

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Barbara Brown

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
29 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of VA with over 25 years experience working with those challenged with emotional, grief, loss, and life altering and changing experiences that we all face at some point in our lives. Being human is not unique but how one copes and works through difficult experiences is. I have worked with many people of all ages, children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics in a variety of settings with differing challenges. The bottom line is we all struggle and we all deserve an opportunity to grasp the strength inside ourselves, to empower ourselves to move in ways that are more productive, more life affirming and accepting of who we are and where we hope to go. I utilize methods that suit each individual while addressing needs, but also stretching comfort zones which is how we break out of our routines that got us into the difficulties we experience. It is difficult to ask for help, and reaching out can be very rewarding. I am here when you feel it is your time to reach out.

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Elizabeth Fraser

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesDepression
8 years of experience

Betsy believes in partnering with her clients to identify their own potential abilities and strengths in resolving their mental health concerns; to help them recognize their mental health challenges, and work to achieve their goals. Betsy is invested in an approach emphasizing an integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health, in her belief that there is no one aspect of an individual’s life which cannot be improved upon in the search for increasing mental health well-being. Betsy believes that support systems (family, friends, etc.), work or school environment, and spirituality/religious faith should be part of the mental health pathway to a more balanced personality. Betsy has worked for the past eight years in a variety of settings: outpatient specialty clinics; crisis intervention; inpatient programs; and federal programs. Betsy utilizes a variety of techniques and skills drawn from recognized therapeutic modalities including Art therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, Solution Focused, Crisis Intervention, Psycho-education, behavior modification, mindfulness, and relaxation.

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Ruth Ann Talley

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSleeping disordersSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 14 years of professional work experience. I have worked as a medical social worker, a geriatric social worker and for the past six years have worked directly with military members addressing their issues to include depression, anxiety, chronic life stressors, insomnia and trauma. I’ve interacted with people from all walks of life and believe that with your participation, together, we can help you manage your current situations to a better outcome.

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Victor "Spencer" Ferguson

Offering therapy in VA
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
38 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia. I have 38 years of clinical experience working with many amazing people during their time of need. I have extensive experience helping others with general relationship issues, trauma, marital and parenting issues, substance abuse, self-esteem and self-perception improvements. I believe you are the expert in your story. I am prepared to listen and assist you in improving your situation. I believe you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things in life that challenge you. It takes courage to ask for help. I am ready to work with you in making your life happier and healthier. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Alma Whitfield

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

Hi there :) Welcome to my page. I'm glad you're here and considering taking steps to heal through partnering with a counselor. Check out this blurb about me, and if something clicks, let's chat more and see if we can work together! I'm South Carolina born and raised, and I studied at Columbia International University for undergrad with a focus in Bible Teaching, Theology, and Intercultural Studies. Post-grad, I landed in Virginia and after serious soul searching, I began my Master's of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University. I've worked in a variety of settings, including with populations in the late stage of life in poverty and a diverse range of individuals coping with severe mental illness in a state hospital. I'm passionate about helping people navigate the muck of life; including anxiety/depression, traumatic experiences, grief, end-of-life transitions for individuals and families, and those who've experienced spiritual abuse. I focus on the whole-person (physical, emotional, social, spiritual), meeting you where you are. We were made to live with joy, and if you're in a place that you are finding hard to get through--know it is possible to come out of the other side. If you want to learn more about my approach, and if our partnership in counseling is a good fit, please don't hesitate to message me. If you'd like to book an appointment, click on the "Schedule" button on the left side of this page and select an available time slot that works for you.

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Donesha Brothers

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Vision: "I believe in forming a warm, welcoming, and judgement-free environment where individuals, children, and families can work towards a healthier lifestyle and mental health status. I believe in overcoming barriers and that with the proper knowledge, guidance, and skill building, children, adolescents, and adults can lead healthy and fulfilling lives. I look at providing counseling services as an honor/privilege and take pride in my person-centered and empowering approach. I look forward to walking with you on your journey to new beginnings." I am a graduate of both Elizabeth City State University and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. I hold a BSW and MSW in Social Work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) through the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. I utilize a person-centered, flexible, and down-to-earth style. I enjoy helping clients gain a better understanding of self and how thoughts/emotions effect our everyday lives and ability to respond to stress. I primarily work with Adults, children, adolescents,and families, ages 4+.

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Donald "Joe" Hupp

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in over 10 States with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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. 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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Kelly Smith

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW-R
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
26 years of experience

I am a clinical social worker licensed in NY with over twenty five years of experience working as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. I have worked with people with a wide range of situations and circumstances including but not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship dynamics, parenting, OCD, ADHD, and LGBTQ+ related challenges . I have also helped many individuals who have experienced trauma . My therapy style is warm, interactive and engaging. I believe feeling validated is key in a persons life as well as being treated with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and family systems modalities. I will tailor our dialogue and professional partnership to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support you on your journey of empowerment. I look forward to working with you!

How to find counseling in Ivor

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Ivor 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 Ivor 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 Ivor 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 Ivor, 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 Ivor 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 Ivor 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 Ivor 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 Ivor 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 Ivor 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 23866 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 Ivor 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 Ivor 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 Ivor, 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.

Ivor 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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