As home to Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute, as well as some prominent agricultural specialists, Lexington has long been a place of innovation and invention. Many times in life you may feel that you are inventive and innovative in your approach to situations, but sometimes you may feel lost.

If you are feeling lost and don’t know how to deal with an event or situation in your life, Lexington-area counselors can help. These licensed therapists can give you guidance in the most innovative and healthy ways to cope. Contact a counselor today.

This is Alissa Green's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lexington, Virginia (Lexington, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have experience supporting individuals and families through difficulties due to separation, grief, loss, depression, and relationship challenges. I have extensive experience working with individuals of all ages who experienced abuse and/or neglect during childhood. I utilize a strength-based, solution focused approach. You will be in the driver's seat regarding your goals. I will help you see how to...

This is Zaya Kuykendall's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lexington, Virginia (Lexington, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

Do you ever feel like you just need to reset, to get a tune-up so to speak? You are not alone, if you have. Life happens fast! At times it can be hard and we, as mere humans, have to fight to find balance. That balance, reset button, tune-up is within you and as my client I will assist you in finding it. I will take the time to help you reconnect with yourself, regulate your emotions and assess your goals/priorities. Through a collaborative approach, we will share our thoughts, ideas and then decide how to move forward. I encourage openness, honesty - a sens...

This is Margaret Kei's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lexington, Virginia (Lexington, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with 10 years of experience providing support and therapy to individuals, families, and groups. I have experience providing support and therapy to clients with presenting with needs that include: depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, grief, adjustment to life changes, along with other presenting challenges. Additionally, I have experience working with families of children and adolescents that have exhibited behavioral and mental health challenges. My approach with clients is supportive and warm but w...

This is Sabrina Boyd's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lexington, Virginia (Lexington, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

It is here in the state of Virginia where I got my start. I am now licensed in the same state where I was born and raised. I have been counseling since 2007. My journey started as a volunteer counselor at a therapeutic day school. It was there where I was honored to encourage, support, and inspire kids, adolescents, teens, and parents. I was able to gain experience in depression, anxiety, parenting problems, relationship issues, school issues, ADHD and trauma. Since 2007, I have been honored to work as a counselor in the school setting, intensive in-home counselor...

This is Kristi Weadock's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lexington, Virginia (Lexington, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LMSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Kristi specializes in helping individuals navigate life transitions that can arise from addiction, health-related issues including peri and postnatal issues, divorce, and aging. She is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and obtained her Cognitive Behavioral Therapy certificate from the Beck Institute. As an avid learner, Kristi continually seeks out new modalities to benefit her clients. Kristi’s approach is strengths-based, with the working knowledge that each client can begin to achieve their goals and heal through the process...

This is Dr. Gwendolyn  Drake's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lexington, Virginia (Lexington, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

I believe that a sense of compassion is essential in dealing with life's challenges, and I take my work and my clients seriously. Seeking help is difficult enough, and it's my job to make the process easier by offering my clients a warm, empathic, and safe place to address their challenges and concerns. If you are struggling with a particular issue, or simply looking for a safe place to express yourself, I'm excited to begin the process with you. I am a clinical psychologist with 17 years of experience, and am currently licensed in Virginia, Tennessee and Arkansa...

This is Melissa Klemkosky's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lexington, Virginia (Lexington, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

My name is Melissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida, Virginia and DC. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from University of South Florida. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals and problems, including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, difficulty with life transitions, stress management, and grief. I also have professional and personal experience with military and law enforcement cultures. I use a variety of evidence-based approaches. My approach is individualized and based o...

This is Matthew Armes's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lexington, Virginia (Lexington, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,NCC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania and Virginia, with over 10+ years of experience working as a high school and college counselor. I have worked primarily with adolescent clients with a wide range of presenting issues, such as school-related concerns, family problems, relationship issues, stress and anxiety. I have also worked with a number of adult clients regarding problems in the workplace, communication issues, family-related trauma, marital and relationship concerns and addiction problems. My counseling style is warm, interactive, clien...

This is Roslyn Rice's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lexington, Virginia (Lexington, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,MEd
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Welcome to Better Help! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in Virginia with experience working as a therapist with community mental health and in private practice. I have been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and am a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (Individual). The majority of my counseling experience has been working with clients who experience a wide range of concerns including mood disorders (depression, anxiety), relationship issues, life transitions, and parenting concerns. I also help many people who h...

This is Vincenza Bonarelli's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lexington, Virginia (Lexington, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

Hello and Thanks for visiting my page. Sometimes life can bring challenges. Intense feelings of anger, loneliness, anxiety, and grief can overwhelm us. During such times it is important to reach out to a caring professional for support. I have been providing help to individuals in private practice for over 20 years. I am often asked what therapeutic perspective I am skilled in using. As an LCSW I utilize a wide range of models from cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT) to short term psychodynamic interventions. It mostly will depend on you an...

This is Suzanne Fortnum's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lexington, Virginia (Lexington, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC ATR
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 12

Are you feeling stuck? Do you have a desire for change, but are unsure where to start? Let’s be honest for a moment. Life is hard. Sometimes we need extra support. My passion has always been to work with individuals seeking to live their best lives. I specialize in helping individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship issues, and pregnancy (perinatal, infertility, pregnancy loss and postpartum issues.) I have a special interest in women’s issues. I have had a corporate career, and particularly enjoy helping women navigate the challenges of ba...

This is Mary Messerschmidt's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lexington, Virginia (Lexington, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 25

I am a therapist licensed in Virginia with over 20 years of experience tailoring treatment services to each individual, honoring and respecting every unique life story. I have also just recently become a life coach. My philosophy is rooted in the belief that a caring, authentic therapy relationship, combined with finely tuned, innovative interventions can shape life’s challenges into opportunities for growth and transformation. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion and I don't rely on labels, we are all evolving every day. My therap...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lexington, Virginia (Lexington, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 32

I have been involved in the helping field as a clinical social worker, educator, researcher, and administrator for 32 years. I have published over 30 articles and presented at multiple local and national venues. I have experience in helping clients with relationships, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, acculturation and intergenerational issues. I strongly believe that you are the expert of your life and it's you who can and will find solutions for your contentment. My treatment philosophy is one of partnership where we work ...

This is Dominique Jackson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lexington, Virginia (Lexington, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in the state of Virginia and Michigan with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, & family conflict. 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.

This is Erika Fugere's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lexington, Virginia (Lexington, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,CAADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

Hi! I am a practicing LCSW with 8 years experience. I received my undergraduate degree in social work from West Virginia University and my masters degree from East Tennessee State University. I have a passion for helping individuals cope with ongoing life stressors and building the best version of themselves. My passions include working with those struggling to manage stress and anxiety. I also enjoy helping with parenting skills and teaching effective ways to communicate to build healthy relationships within families. I also have experience in treating substance ...

This is Dr. Winnie Jackson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lexington, Virginia (Lexington, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

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 conflicts, & parenting issues. I truly enjoy the process of meeting clients and hearing their stories. I try my best to offer openness, a nonjudgemental environment, and practical steps to a problem. Thank you for taking the time to be here.

This is Jennifer Cabe's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lexington, Virginia (Lexington, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 11

Aloha! I am licensed in Virginia and Hawaii with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I've worked with adolescents, young adults, and adults of all ages in several different settings. 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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lexington, Virginia (Lexington, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia with approximately 10 years of clinical experience (5 years post-license). My approach is collaborative, solution-focused, client-centered, and strength-based. While I draw on a variety of theoretical approaches, I have generally found that the therapeutic alliance is what is most important. I believe that you are the expert of your own story -- and together we can find ways to see this in a healing light or write new chapters, according to your goals. I also believe that each one of us possesses many diffe...

This is Victoria Lewis's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lexington, Virginia (Lexington, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia with 10+ years of professional work experience within the mental health arena. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, anger management, & bipolar disorder. I also have experience working with 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lexington, Virginia (Lexington, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in Washington DC, Virginia, and Indiana with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Lexington?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Lexington area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Lexington and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Lexington or elsewhere in Lexington (city) or the state of Virginia.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Lexington therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Lexington due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Lexington and elsewhere throughout the state of Virginia you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Lexington to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Lexington, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Lexington, VA, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 24450 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Lexington:

24450

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.