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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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Nerine Hansen

Offering therapy in VA
License: LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Nerine Hansen, and I am graduate of Liberty University with a Master’s of Arts in Professional Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in both Texas and Virginia. I have over eight years of experience providing therapy services to adults and children with the goal of improving their mental health and quality of life. My education, experience, over 20 years of military service in the U.S. Army and my steadfast trust in God, has laid the foundation for me to be empathetic, a good listener, nonjudgmental, and always hopeful that no matter what the situation may be in my life, tomorrow will bring a brighter day. My promise to you is to use the same foundation for a successful outcome in my therapeutic relationship with you. I am passionate about helping others achieve their goals. I use a variety of treatment modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and trauma focused therapy to assist individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar, trauma, relationship and self-esteem issues. As your therapist, I will walk alongside you and assist you in doing the work on issues that may be presenting as problematic in your life; and over time I will help you to find hope, joy, self-love and serenity. Give me a call to start the healing process.

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Carol Campbell (Grimes)

Offering therapy in VA
License: MS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience

My name is Carol Campbell, LPC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia. I have worked for over 20 years in the field of Special Education and mental health. My experience and areas of expertise is related to working with children, teens and adults with ADHD. However, i also have experience in working with veterans and individuals experiencing hardships with PTSD, depression and anxiety. My therapeutic approach is client centered and solution focused. My clients have described me as kind, considerate and straight to the point. My goal is to provide the clients with a caring environment and to assist people in working towards their fullest potential, healing past traumas and and moving forward.

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Sheri Fayton

Offering therapy in VA
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Hey there! My name is Sheri A. Fayton. As a licensed professional counselor and a national certified counselor, I am here to journey with you toward healing and necessary changes in your life so you can start living the best version of yourself. Life is filled with adventure, love, joy, happiness, dreams and the list can go on and on... right? Well I know that certain experiences such as traumatic events, loss, and other situations transpire that directly impact our ability to remain hopeful about our future/purpose. When we look in the mirror, we no longer see the beauty, strength, boldness, creativity, intellect that we once saw. Instead, the "fog/steam" of life obstructs and distorts our view. Well, I would argue that the image/reflection has never changed...just your ability to see it. My role is to be a "defroster." My specialty is addressing the needs of individuals that have been broken by life's traumatic events to include, sexual trauma, domestic violence, and physical abuse. In addition, working with individuals that have impaired self-image/esteem issues and may be experiencing a self-identity crisis. I believe you must address the "whole person" in order to initiate the healing process to include the mind, body, and spirit. In my practice, interventions/activities are implemented to focus on these three vital components that affect our ability to function on a daily basis.

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Tamira (Tammy) Rosner

Offering therapy in VA
Relationship issuesCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Tamira Rosner, but please feel free to call me Tammy, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Ohio, and an LPC in the state of Virginia. Having worked with an Employee Assistance Program for over 15 years, I have counseled people for a wide range of concerns, including work related issues, relationship and family concerns, depression and anxiety. My counseling approach includes cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused and client-centered, as I try to meet individuals where they are at and with what they may need. I appreciate and respect everyone I work with, for I know it is not easy asking for help. My hope is that together, we can work towards your goals that will have a positive impact on your life.

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Juanita Stokes

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia and in Washington, DC. I have a MA degree in Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University in Arlington, VA and a MA in Religious Studies from Howard university School of Divinity, Washington, DC. I have more than 10 years of experience in helping clients (Individuals and couples) with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I take a person-centered approach to therapy to help the client increase self-awareness, respecting the individuality and uniqueness of each client. I believe self-awareness is key to staying on top of your typical reactions to specific events, challenges, and people. As a retired US Government, GS-15 Deputy Director, I am also familiar with workforce issues. 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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John "David" Reid

Offering therapy in VA
AddictionsDepression
17 years of experience

Hello! My profile says John, but I prefer to go by my middle name, David. I am a licensed therapist in Virginia and Indiana with 17 years of professional work experience. I have extensive experience working with clients with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. As a veteran and former first responder, I also understand the unique life experiences of those populations, and greatly enjoy serving those who serve their community and nation. I am comfortable supporting the style of communication that works best for you, but I'm a firm believer in at least occasional video sessions. Being connected to people is vitally important to our mental wellness, even if it's over a video link. I do ask all my clients to participate in a video session early during our work together, and at least periodically after that. I believe that YOU are the expert on you! I am here to listen, guide, explore, support, and empower you on your "wellness expedition". I'm proud of you for starting this journey, because it takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life, and to take the first steps towards a change.

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Vanessa Okechukwu

Offering therapy in VA
License: MSW,LCSW-C
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I earned my Master in Social Work from University of Maryland, School of Social Work, Baltimore, MD in 2010. I also earned my Bachelors of Arts in Information System from University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore MD in 2003. I have Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C) in MD, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in DC, Personal Trainer License and Health Coach License. I am a member of National Association of Social Work and American Council on Exercise. For more than 10 years, I have been using humanistic, person-center, strength-focused therapy, motivational Interviews, crisis and brief Intervention to assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual, family or group in diverse therapy environment. I believe in treating all persons with respect, compassion and thoughtful of the person’s background. Also, I am commented to helping people to live life to their fullest potential because we all have one life to leave and we deserve to be in pace with ourselves. Looking forward to working with you!

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Samantha DeJesus

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
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, parenting issues, 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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Francine Schwartz

Offering therapy in VA
Relationship issuesCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
40 years of experience

I am licensed in District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, career difficulties, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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. 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.

How to find counseling in McKenney

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed McKenney 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 McKenney 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 McKenney 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 McKenney, 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 McKenney 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 McKenney 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 McKenney 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 McKenney 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 McKenney 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 23872 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 McKenney 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 McKenney 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 McKenney, 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.

McKenney 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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