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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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Bryon Mitchell

Offering therapy in VA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefAnger managementDepression
16 years of experience

If you are looking for a therapist who is easy to talk to, a straight-shooter, and a creative problem-solver, then I'm your man. I know that effective therapy has room for laughter AND tears. I'll help you identify and put new strategies and tools in place that will allow you to relieve whatever issue(s) you are currently struggling with, including relationship stress and strain, overwhelming anxiety and/or depression, life transitions, grief, and more. I'm especially skilled with couples, tough cases, and families managing conflict/crisis. I will be your active, engaged ally. I'm not full of clinical or therapeutic jargon; I'm a real person dedicated to connecting with you in a real way. The truth is, it all comes down to chemistry: the most effective therapy comes from feeling deeply understood and safe with your therapist. Working together, I know you can discover the clarity, peace and empowerment you're looking for. Call me and let's talk and see if I'm the right fit for you.

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Shérral Harding

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

Life can be so challenging at times and hard to navigate when everything seems to be going the opposite of what we hoped or wish for. Considering the current climate of the world and our everyday struggles it can feel like a daunting task just to keep the motivation for the day. It’s as if life begins to feel more like a routine than an enjoyable journey. What used to be amusing or a previous interest just doesn’t feel that way anymore and that can be hard to fathom. Truth is, you are not alone as we all have these moments of feeling stuck, overwhelmed, frustrated, empty, hurt, confused, hopeless, irritable, and/or worthless. Or maybe you’ve encountered some recent changes that have caused you to feel off-balanced, hyper-distracted, disorganized, or unmotivated. Whatever roadblock you are currently facing, I am here to support you through your journey to regaining peace, balance, and/or healing. I look forward to supporting you by providing a safe space starting with an open conversation, meeting you where you feel comfortable in a judgment-free zone. I am a licensed therapist in the state of Virginia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and PTSD, depression, adjustment issues, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and more. You have already taken the first step in your transformation and healing journey by starting this process, which is huge! I am proud of you and you deserve to experience peace and empowerment. Allow me to help you better thrive in your journey.

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Charles Koah

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with executive and professional coaching. 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 to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Jessica Moore

Offering therapy in VA
License: MS,NCC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersCareer difficultiesDepression
6 years of experience

Jessica Moore, PhD Candidate, LMHC, LPC, is a Mental Health Counselor with credentials in both Florida, Colorado and Virginia, I have over six years of experience working with families, couples, and individuals, as well as over eleven years of experience providing career counseling. Prior to my counseling career, I spent twelve years serving in the U.S. Army as a career counselor. Currently, I am pursuing a PhD in Counseling. My clients come to me with a range of mental health concerns, such as trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, marital issues, parenting difficulties, and employment challenges. I approach therapy with compassion, engagement, and motivation, and believe that every individual deserves respect and kindness, regardless of their labels. If you are ready to begin your journey toward a happier and more fulfilling life, I am prepared to start with you immediately. I understand the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance, taking care of oneself, and enhancing physical and mental health. Let's work together to achieve your goals and improve your overall wellbeing.

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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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Hope Richardson

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to 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!

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LeRoyal Parker

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
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, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Amanda Caffey

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wyoming and Virginia with 4 years of professional work experience. I have a diverse clinical experience working with individuals across the life span, which include individuals with developmental and behavioral/emotional needs (ADHD/ADD, Autism), anxiety, depression, trauma, family and relationship issues, parenting, aging, family caregiver support, and grief/loss. My practice aligns with an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each individual. I work to create an open, safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

How to find counseling in Pamplin

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Pamplin 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 Pamplin 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 Pamplin 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 Pamplin, 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 Pamplin 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 Pamplin 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 Pamplin 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 Pamplin 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 Pamplin 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 23958 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 Pamplin 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 Pamplin 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 Pamplin, 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.

Pamplin 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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