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Toy Newcomb

Offering therapy in VA
License: LPC,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficulties
9 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in the state of Virginia and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) certified by the International Association of Trauma Professionals. I also hold a Graduated Certificate from Liberty University in Pastoral Counseling. My counseling experience includes working with individuals who have experienced a variety of reasons for seeking help to include but not limited to trauma, grief/loss, substance abuse, self-worth/self-esteem issues, stress management, relationship challenges, symptom management, spiritual conflicts, effective/assertive communication, depression and anxiety. Additionally, I have facilitated support and counseling groups for the geriatric population and their adult caregivers. By offering Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused-Brief Therapy (SFBT), I am able to walk side by side with individuals seeking healing and wellness. Walking side by side means providing a safe environment for you to speak freely while I listen, ask questions, provide feedback and challenge thoughts that may reveal "stuck points", thereby empowering you to make positive change while meeting your treatment goals. I look forward to working with you whether you are seeking Christian counseling or non-faith based counseling.

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Keyla Byrd

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

My name is Keyla Silva-Byrd and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LMSW). I received my BA in Psychology from Montclair State University and my MSW from New York University. I have been a practicing psychotherapist for over 9 years & in the helping profession for approximately 12 years. I love working with & helping people in all aspects of my life! Throughout my professional journey I have worked in a residential setting, in various counseling centers, I spent numerous years working with trauma, as well as school based health centers. I have specialized experience working with depression, anxiety, stress, relational & family conflict, abuse, as well as working with teens. I believe that my experiences have shaped and provided me with a well-rounded skill set that has helped me in my therapeutic practice. I incorporate many modalities & interventions into my practice but tend to operate from a Systems perspective & utilize Structural Family Therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Solution Focused interventions. Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about me. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Brittany Stoner

Offering therapy in VA
License: MA LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that has over 6 years of experience working with families. At risk children, and extreme behavioral issues while in the school setting. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including domestic violence, substance abuse, trauma, ADHD, parenting, behavioral Challenges both at home and school and ODD. My counseling style is warm and inviting. I believe in a person centered approach that focuses on the person’s needs to help equip them with skills to help them feel successful. Courage and grace are important steps to making lifelong changes. And the courage to seek out another’s help should be an empowering experiencing and I look forward to helping you along the way. I look forward to working with you throughout this journey.

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Dr. Stephen Smith

Offering therapy in VA
License: Ph.D.
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesADHD
11 years of experience

Welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. As your psychotherapist, I will work with you to increase your understanding of self, others, and relationships. I will help you to increase your skills for coping with past traumas, present challenges, and future worries. Through compassion and validation, I will strive to reduce your distress and increase your hopefulness about the future. I am committed to understanding you as an complex, whole person with a personal experience and story. Whether you are joining psychotherapy for the first time, returning to treatment, coming alone, or with others, I am ready to meet you where you are in your treatment journey. So, lets get started!

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John Penn Turner

Offering therapy in VA
License: LPC,LSATP,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGrief
28 years of experience

I provide psychotherapy for adults working from a client-centered perspective that is integrative, collaborative, and recovery-based (i.e., incorporates client's strengths as opposed to solely focusing on negatives or pathology). This provides a safe space for clients to feel heard, understood, and respected. I am a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and have extensive training and experience in working with clients with a trauma informed approach. I incorporate a recovery approach grounded in the 12-Steps for both addition recovery and ACOA/Al-Anon. I am also an expert in working with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and same sex attracted clients, and the unique psychological issues present in the community.
 I have been in practice since 1996 and I have worked with individuals in ages ranging from 18 to 85 years old. I support clients in building positive communication, fostering meaningful relationships, practicing appropriate social skills, utilizing healthy coping strategies, and to establish and maintain healthy boundaries within a culturally sensitive approach in order to generate lasting interpersonal change. 
I treat everyone with respect and warmth. I work to ensure that our sessions will be tailored to your needs and goals. I’m available for online therapy sessions with individuals anywhere in the states of Virginia and New Mexico. I graduated from Medical College of Virginia in 1994. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, L.P.C. #701002755 Licensed as a Substance Abuse Treatment Provider (L.S.A.T.P.) #718000055. in the State of Virginia. Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor L.P.C.C. #0169391, Licensed Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor L.A.D.A.C. #0169401 in New Mexico.

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Dr. Leslie Davis

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflict, & trauma and abuse. 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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Dr. Maureen Kelly

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
26 years of experience

I have over 26 years of experience treating children & adults with a variety of mental health concerns & diagnosis. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I have worked in group homes; hospitals; outpatient settings; correctional facilities; & private practice. I also have a background in education. In therapy, I apply the principles of counseling & psychology to diagnose & treat adults & children, while helping each individual achieve a healthy sense of self & a strong ability to process life's challenges. When requested, I incorporate a sensitive Biblical approach to the techniques of cognitive behavioral & family therapies in order to provide individualized treatment, in a Christian, community-based, outpatient setting.

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Emily Tarantola

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCPC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Maryland, Virginia, and Arizona. I graduated from Louisiana State University in Shreveport with my Masters in Counseling Psychology. For the past 15 years, I have been working with adults, adolescents, children and families from various backgrounds. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger management, relationship issues, ADHD, and trauma. My counseling style is a combination of Person-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Solution-Focused. I think it is very important to focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship to help the counseling process be most effective. I believe in meeting the client where they are mentally and emotionally in order to help them work toward what they would like to achieve in counseling. I always encourage and support the client with creating individualized therapeutic goals to help motivate and empower the client to make positive changes. I look forward to working with you and helping you overcome the challenges you are experiencing.

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Kellee Chambers

Offering therapy in VA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas and Virginia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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 Kenbridge

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Kenbridge 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 Kenbridge 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 Kenbridge 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 Kenbridge, 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 Kenbridge 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 Kenbridge 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 Kenbridge 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 Kenbridge 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 Kenbridge 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 23944 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 Kenbridge 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 Kenbridge 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 Kenbridge, 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.

Kenbridge 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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