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Dr. Craig Schneider

Offering therapy in VA
License: Ph.D.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
45 years of experience

Welcome and thanks for reaching out. Better days along your Journey as an individual, or as partners, are possible. Sharing personal stories with a stranger takes courage and I honor that. Your sharing will always remain confidential. You can discover who you are/who you are not, during this process. You can also learn abour your unique personality type and effective communication skills. My counseling values: understanding personal/family/extended family relationships & dynamics, professional work/home life balance, active listening, non-judgmental, insight-oriented, finding meaning/purpose in life. A bit of sage humor can be counted on as well. ???? I look forward to hearing Your Voice and listening to Your Story. Take care, Dr. Craig M. Schneider, Ph.D., LPC Compassionate Counseling Since 1977 PS Please be reminded that I am mandated to report any/all suspected abuse to children, adults, or other vulnerable persons. Also, please note that using a phone app or connecting from a vehicle usually leads to technical difficulties. Google Chrome is the preferred and most reliable means to ensure continuity of care. Also, ensure any, and all, applications, e.g., Zoom, Skype, PhotoBooth, Google Hangouts or any other websites are closed; as these may interfere with the video connection. Couples Therapy: Please indicate if you are meeting with individual therapists for any reason. Driving: I do not provide services while one is driving. Time zones: All appointments are scheduled for Eastern Time What is Counseling? Counseling is a process. Counselors are professionals who chose their vocation because they care about individuals' safety and wellbeing, are empathic listeners, continue their professional development, and want to help. What does a counselor actually do and how can they help me? • Counselors serve as neutral party who listen, create a safe place to dialogue, and make every effort to understand and guide without judgment. • Counselors encourage one to learn about themselves and offer honest/challenging feedback. • Counselors teach/suggest techniques and strategies to assist with discovering ways to approach life's challenges. • Counselors can refer one to additional resources that may be helpful. • Counselors provide a safe place to learn/practice social skills and enhance personal development. What are the limitations of counseling? • Counselors should not tell you what to do or try to direct your life. Think of the proverb: 'Give them a fish, and you feed them for a day. Teach them to fish, and you feed them for life.' • Counselors guide one to learn to identify and resolve one's own challenges, rather than solving them for them. • Some mental health challenges cannot be managed by counseling alone. So, a medication consult may be suggested. • Benefiting from counseling does require work between counseling sessions. Complete homework, practice skills, and make efforts to try the recommendations that are offered. • Counselors cannot be your friend after starting a therapeutic relationship. Counselors generally make every effort to get to know them better. However, ethical principles prevent the formation of relationships outside of treatment. • Counselors trust in the therapeutic relationship resulting in reasonable outcomes. • Counselors encourage questions, concerns, and clarifications at any time during the counseling process.

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Angie Dunston

Offering therapy in VA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hello! My name is Angie. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 7 years of experience. I have a Masters degree from Liberty University. I have worked in community mental health, stabilization and emergency services as well as private practice. I have been in the medical field as a first responder and as an educator. My areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, relationship and communication , self esteem, self worth and confidence , addiction , grief and adjustment ; whether it is change of life issues, environmental or stage of development related issues. Hope and encouragement as well as personal empowerment can be yours with therapy. I look forward to working with you to create and develop the best version of yourself meeting your full potential. I have a client centered approach that is a combination of various methods of therapy to customize to each individuals needs and desires. Understanding how feelings and emotions can impact and effect our entire being is important. Realizing your full potential through positive change and empowerment is a desirable goal. I pride myself on being open minded, positive, compassionate and caring. I am a good listener, non judgmental and empathetic with ability to see many different perspectives. I look forward to our working together to help you make positive changes and become the person you want to be! Life just gets busy and hard sometimes and it is helpful to have a non judgmental, open minded person to process through the feelings and emotions and gain improved perspective and understanding of how those feelings impact your life.

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Esther Dubique

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW,DSL
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I enjoy seeing people do well. Life can be challenging and navigating turbulent times, daunting. It seems like our world is in a state of unrest-are you questioning who you are, and where you belong. Coping with it all is no easy task. Whatever the source of your unrest, be it emotional distress, anxiety, employment/relationship issues, and trauma/tragedy, I can help. I approach counseling from a Christian perspective. I believe the word of God has many remedies for improved quality of life. Let's collaborate creative strategies to turn your life experiences into purpose. You are where you are, and I am glad that you have chosen to seek support. Your well-being and growth will be my top priority; thus, I will challenge faulty beliefs, and give honest compassionate feedback to empower you into positive behavioral changes.

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Rebecca Buck

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
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, & 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. 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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Jennifer Stringfield

Offering therapy in VA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoaching
10 years of experience

I have a passion for helping clients reach their highest potential by overcoming their challenges. Together, we can work in a safe environment to bring out your strengths to become a better you. Are you ready to put yourself first, and allow me to help you do the work needed for your transformation? My passion involves working with individuals, couples, and families who struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, parenting skills, adjustment issues, work-life balance, grief, relationship issues, and working with Millennials to name a few. When approaching therapy, my goal is to work collaboratively with you so you do not feel like you are walking alone during this journey. My second goal is that during our time together you feel empowered, challenged, and motivated. I use a strength based approach, where I infuse CBT, and solution focused therapy to help you overcome barriers. I offer a space for you to grow, learn, and explore free of judgement. I consider myself eclectic so I can provide the therapeutic technique that best suites you. Offering my personable, laid-back, with a dash of humor personality to help you go from surviving to thriving. I tailor the treatment to meet your individual needs.

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Ona Ramsey

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger management
15 years of experience

Hello, thank you for considering me to assist you in whatever journey life has brought you. Yes, a journey. Challenges are experiences that get us to the next stage of our personal development. However we should never feel like we have to go there alone. I completed the Master's in Social Work program with a minor in Alcohol and Other Drugs. Within about two years of graduating, I became clinically licensed in New Mexico and the next year in Texas. I have 15 years of experience in individual, marital, family, and group therapy. Much of my work time has been with military personnel and their families. This clinical experience exposed me to working with many people from all over the world and with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Approaches in treatment are a combination of strengths-based, cognitive behavioral therapy, relationship dynamic approaches, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, addiction issues, and more. Applying a variety of approaches in treatment are necessary because no therapy is suitable for how dynamic we are as human beings. I apply a holistic approach with cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and person in environment approaches. The goal of treatment is to show clients they had the skills and internal resources to meet their personal goals. It is just at times we need to do it in a non-judgmental environment.

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Dr. Jonathan Behler

Offering therapy in VA
License: PhD,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

In life, you seek out the ability to have peace, harmony, a fulfilling career, and a happy family. However, sometimes these things do not happen, or things go astray. Life happens, tragedy comes about, or situations arise to make you feel unhinged. Sometimes, you just need someone with whom you can unload. Someone who will walk you through solutions to the problems at hand. I would like to be that person for you. I have a Master's of Divinity in Theology, a Master's in Professional Counseling and a Ph.D. in Psychology. I am certified in AACC counseling with panic disorder; Neurobiology and Addiction; Certified Clinical Trauma Professional; and Certified in PCIT for Traumatized Children. I also have a certification in sexuality and sexual addiction. I have experience working with clients with depression, anxiety, PTSD, Tourette Syndrome, OCD, marital issues and numerous other mental health issues. I have also worked with military members and their families dealing with PTSD related issues. I have also worked with clergy members and their families dealing with issues of the church.

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Sheila Strain

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoaching
25 years of experience

I am licensed in District of Columbia and Virginia with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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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Sabrina Heller

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & 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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T'Airra Belcher

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana and Virginia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

How to find counseling in Nickelsville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Nickelsville 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 Nickelsville 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 Nickelsville 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 Nickelsville, 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 Nickelsville 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 Nickelsville 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 Nickelsville 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 Nickelsville 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 Nickelsville 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 24271 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 Nickelsville 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 Nickelsville 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 Nickelsville, 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.

Nickelsville 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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