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Dr. Keosha Branch

Offering therapy in VA
License: Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsDepression
9 years of experience

I am professional counselor licensed in the state of Virginia with over 7 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues and family conflict, addictions, parenting issues, and anger management. I also helped many people who have experienced phase of life challenges and those struggling with motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and client-centered. I am interested in getting to know you as a person and through our relationship helping you to maximize your potential. I strive to listen to and understand your needs without judgment. My goal is to create a safe space where you can be open and honest. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I draw from several theoretical approaches including Person-Centered, Motivational Interviewing, Post-Modern, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. As we build our relationship and I get to know you, I match my approach to best fit your needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Arielle Griffin

Offering therapy in VA
License: MSW,LCSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of Florida, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the District of Columbia with three years of post-graduate experience. I have worked in both outpatient medical clinic care, acute hospital care, and with Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs. I also have experience providing individual, group, and family therapy to those who have experienced trauma or are navigating grief. In addition to this, I work with clients experiencing stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges and more. I would describe my style as inviting and caring. My counseling approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic and Client-centered therapy. I will listen, support you, and provide compassion. Together, we will work to ensure our sessions and treatment plan will be unique and designed to fit your needs. I am eager to work with you regarding issues you may be having. I understand it is not always easy to begin therapy, but I am here to help and empower you. Outside my work as a therapist, I enjoy reading, traveling, taking yoga classes, exercising and practicing mindfulness.

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Dr. Tamara Hall

Offering therapy in VA
License: MSW,LCSW
LGBTRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
11 years of experience

I am a Social Worker licensed in Virginia with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including: anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges. I specialize in working with POC and persons within the LGBTQ+ communities. 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 ACT, psychodynamic, and motivational interviewing. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan 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 and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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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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Dr. Charlotte Phillips

Offering therapy in VA
License: Ph.D.
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
9 years of experience

Our thoughts and behaviors are dynamically influential of one another. As inherently good beings, changing the way we think and/or behave will ultimately change how we perceive and experience our worlds. Our lives are a collection of individual experiences that shape how we learn to respond to our environments. Each of us comes equipped with many gifts that make life wonderful as well as many challenges that often hinder our ability to live fully enriched lives. My life’s work has been geared towards addressing the truly challenging psychological phenomena that often times disrupt our minds, bodies, and spirits, leaving us unsure of how to change. I have served in a number of professional capacities as a neuroscience researcher, addiction & family therapist, administrator, grant writer, program manager, and professor of both undergraduate and graduate studies. My theoretical approach is founded in a convergence of Cognitive-Behavioral Theory, Humanistic Theory, and Pyschodynamic Theory. With specializations in addiction, grief, and trauma, and a background in neuroscience, I can help guide you and your family on your journey(s) to health, healing, and growth, if only you will accept the challenge to do the work necessary. Dr. CP

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Dr. Clarence Merckerson

Offering therapy in VA
License: PhD,LPC,CRC
AddictionsFamily conflictsAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am a counselor licensed in Louisiana with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling 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, person-centered, and rational-emotive counseling. We will work together to identify what your goals are for therapy, and your strengths and resources for achieving them. Together we can identify the impacts of stressors in your life, address the symptoms, and plan to avoid or cope with upcoming potentially stressful events. We will identify your needs and capabilities, affirm your resilience and strengths, and promote your self-expression and personal growth. I try to build relationships with my clients which foster collaboration, trust, and transparency. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you.

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Arielle Shipp

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

I am licensed in Virginia with 13 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. 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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Jasmine Drake

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf 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, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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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Alisha Powell

Offering therapy in VA
Family conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia, Minnesota and Virginia with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Jasmine Gates

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I love working with persons going through life transitions and the LGBTQ+ community. I have a passion for working with couples of all backgrounds including poly couples looking for connection and peace. I also work closely with women in and out of relationships. Are you seeking a therapist who can provide an atmosphere where you feel comfortable enough to vent, find relief, and explore your story– however unconventional it may be? Do you crave a space where you can find yourself or be encouraged to be the expert on your life while being held accountable for your goals? If you want to live a life that aligns with your values or true identity while communicating and reinforcing your boundaries, I can help you get there. Together, using strength-based and person-centered therapy with a psychodynamic touch (and a healthy dose of humor), we can build a bond and begin your journey to building the confidence to be who you want to be. Finally feel self-assured in your value and speak up for what you want in your life, relationships, and career. I also come from a military family that has been located throughout the United States, allowing me the opportunity to meet people from varying backgrounds. This has contributed to my ability to become more culturally competent when working with clients. If you’re ready to build a happy, thriving life while being true to yourself, let’s chat today. My Experience I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing therapy for 4 years. I obtained a Bachelors in Psychology in 2010 at Eastern Michigan University and completed my Master of Social Work at Johnson C. Smith University, graduating in 2017. When I’m not in therapist mode, I’m... Either out and about on the town attending open mics, enjoying brunch, having fun at concerts or at home , watching the Food Network, cartoons, dramas, and comedies.

How to find counseling in Jarratt

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Jarratt 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 Jarratt 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 Jarratt 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 Jarratt, 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 Jarratt 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 Jarratt 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 Jarratt 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 Jarratt 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 Jarratt 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 23867 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 Jarratt 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 Jarratt 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 Jarratt, 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.

Jarratt 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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23867, 23870

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