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Tina Green

Offering therapy in VA
License: MSW,LCSW,MCAP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

Hello, my name is Tina Green. As someone who believes deeply in the importance or self care and personal wellbeing, it is my pleasure to provide counseling services to those seeking to improve there lives through meaningful change. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Florida and Virginia. I have experience helping clients with symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. I use a combination of therapy techniques including cognitive behavioral therapies, motivational interviewing, and solution focused methods. With me you will receive treatment that has an emphasis on your strengths, needs, and abilities. I work with my clients on building self-esteem and learning the healthy coping skills necessary to manage psychological stressors. I will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan based on your treatment priorities. I believe that therapy should be driven by the client's needs, so I will work with you to achieve the goals you have set for yourself in a judgement free and compassionate manner. Self-improvement is journey, It is my goal to provide you the support you deserve along the way.

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Julie Featherman

Offering therapy in VA
License: LMHC,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (VA) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL). I have over 3 years experience working in a non-profit setting, a residential crisis stabilization unit, a community mental health agency, and a private practice, along with nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of fields including marketing, higher education administration, and K-12 online education. I have worked with a wide range of clients dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, family and relationship issues, career challenges, and other various stage of life concerns. I also have extensive training and experience working with clients with body-focused repetitive behaviors such as trichotillomania and skin-picking. My counseling style is warm and non-judgmental and I believe in treating all people with respect and compassion. My counseling approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and solution-focused counseling. I am a collaborative and goal-focused clinician who understands that you are the expert in your own life and I will work with you to tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Angela Marshall

Offering therapy in VA
License: LPC, RPT
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

Hello, My name is Angela Marshall and I am Licensed professional counselor in the state of Virginia. In the last five years I have worked with a wide range of issues such as substance abuse, trauma, grief and loss, family conflict, anxiety, depression, transitional challenges and ADHD. My counseling style is person centered, meeting people where they are to help them attain their goals. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, motivational interviewing and rational emotive counseling. I will design your treatment plan to meet your specific needs and goals. Taking the first step toward change can be very challenging. However, If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and encourage you. I look forward to working with you!

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David Pugh

Offering therapy in VA
License: LPC VA,LCMHC,CRC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
23 years of experience

Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia Training M.A. in Counseling, South Carolina State University - 1994 Counseling Experience: Disability and illness adjustment. Depression, Anxiety and other Mental Health Disorders, Life transitions, Addictive behaviors: alcohol and drug abuse; gambling; compulsive spending Stress and anxiety management utilizing relaxation techniques, Men’s issues, Issues related to the Military, trauma stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, Grief and Loss, and Relationships. Counseling Work Settings where I Obtained Experience: Private Practice/Outpatient Counseling Community Mental Health Inpatient Hospitals/Acute Hospitalization Vocational Rehabilitation Services/Workers Compensation Alcohol and Drug Programs Correctional Facilities Department of Social Services Mental Health – Children's and Adolescent Division Professional Organizations in Which I Am a Member American Counseling Association Counseling Philosophy I believe that for counseling to be effective, both you and I must be actively involved in developing counseling goals and assessing progress. Efforts to change self-perception, emotions, and behaviors require work both in session and out of session. Some change will occur quickly and easily, but more often change requires slow, deliberate, and repeated efforts. You should be aware that while counseling interventions offer potential benefits, they also present possible risks. Such risks might include uncomfortable feelings of sadness, guilt, anxiety, anger or frustrations as you discuss unpleasant aspects of your life, or experience difficulties with other people as you change. Furthermore, as a result of your personal growth, you might experience feelings of discomfort until you adjust to the changes within and they become a routine part of your life. Nevertheless, weigh the potential risks against the benefits, which might include such assets as gaining insight into your problems, developing coping skills and resources, and changing yourself so that participating in life’s daily activities generally becomes a more positive experience. Counseling Approach I think every individual is a unique and a complex being, therefore, the approach I take with your concerns is based on the information you provide and my assessment of your emotional, mental, physical, social, spiritual, economic, and career characteristics. I will need your collaboration as we identify issues that will be worked on in session or what issues may need other resources such as a physician, psychiatrist, or another trusted resource. It is important that we be open and honest with each other in order for appropriate counseling goals to be established. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and the bio-psychosocial counseling approach of mind, body, and spirit in working with the total individual is the basic theoretical foundation of my work with clients. Depending on your individual needs, I will use different methods of therapy. Most sessions will focus on self-awareness, choice, problem solving, and setting goals for the present and future. Other areas of counseling may include focusing on responsibility, meaning of life, your strengths and limitations, self-concept, acceptance, and change. Outside of session, there may be homework assignments such as journal writing, reading, art or other methods of self-discovery and expression. The process and content of the assignments will be followed up in counseling sessions for the development of self-awareness and healing. I will challenge you in a caring and empathetic manner to look at yourself and seek alternative options and strategies for handling life. I believe a trusting working relationship between counselor and client is important and I strive to achieve that collaboration. I am comfortable working with individuals from diverse cultures and lifestyles and feel being accepting, objective, respectful, and genuine are characteristics essential in working with clients. Overall, counseling is a process in which you the individual gain knowledge and tools that will facilitate continued growth and development after therapy has ended.

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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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Juanita Haskins

Offering therapy in VA
License: MA,LPC,CSAC
Addictions
8 years of experience

My hopes are to create an atmosphere that is comfortable and accepting and develop with my clients a collaborative therapeutic relationship. My primary goal is to come alongside the client and assist in managing issues that can cause one to feel held in a difficult state and unable to make changes, overwhelmed or paralyzed. I believe that by helping clients to discover new ways of coping, assists to move them toward a more effective and rewarding life. I primarily use cognitive-behavioral, brief and solution focused therapies and techniques among • other tools to develop an integrative approach that is tailored to each client individually. • My areas of focus are but not limited to life transitions, stress, anxiety/panic, depression, work and school anxiety, obsessive thinking, grief as well as career, transitions, academic and life coaching. • I enjoy empowering people to develop new behaviors, cognitions and skills that will lead to an enhanced lifestyle and the ability to handle future challenges. I look forward to working with you. I enjoy people of all backgrounds and consider it a privilege to share in each client's journey. My goal is to help my clients develop insight, create meaning, and establish concrete tools that can be used long after our work has been completed. I do this by creating a positive and supportive environment that allows for vulnerability and growth. I work solely with adults 18 and over, and I look forward to meeting you!

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Stephen Chop

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland and Virginia with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. I have specific training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Object Relations. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that journey.

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Jaime Miller

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesAnger managementCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & anger management. 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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John Caruso

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, Anxiety
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Maryland with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety. 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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Vesna Hart

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

I am licensed in Virginia with 5 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!

How to find counseling in Pembroke

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Pembroke 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 Pembroke 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 Pembroke 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 Pembroke, 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 Pembroke 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 Pembroke 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 Pembroke 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 Pembroke 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 Pembroke 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 24136 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 Pembroke 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 Pembroke 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 Pembroke, 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.

Pembroke 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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