This is Adrien Steele's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poquoson, Virginia (Poquoson, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I’m ready to work if you are! I am willing to commit to your therapeutic process and be a supportive sounding board. I believe in providing a safe and compassionate environment where you can be free to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to combat ongoing suffering . I will support you in becoming confident in yourself and your decision making skills, while developing balance and the ability to manage life stressors. With over ten years experience working with children, adults, couples, and families in home, school, hospital, and community ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poquoson, Virginia (Poquoson, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 15

Thank you for taking the first step to make a difference. My name is Orly Katz. I am a professional counselor in MD, VA, DC and in NV. I am also a maternal child nurse. My passion for relationships and individual counseling stems from my life’s experience, on the job exposure and advanced continuing education. My professional background started in the late 1970s as a nurse-midwife in Israel. In 1985, I immigrated to the USA and continued working as a maternal child nurse. Although nursing was rewarding, I felt that my work was missing a vital mental health compo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poquoson, Virginia (Poquoson, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia. I have been practicing in the mental health field since 2002 since I obtained my master’s degree from the University of Dayton. I have honed my skills in a variety of settings, such as schools, hospitals, residential facilities, community programs, and in private practice. I enjoy listening and helping. I believe in the power of “talk therapy.” I once read a quote that says, “What a curious power words have.” This quote suggests that “talk therapy” works and I believe that wholeheartedly. I unders...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poquoson, Virginia (Poquoson, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

Hello. My name is Goldie Marker Oakes, Licensed Professional Counselor, and I look forward to working with you. My professional clinical career began in 2006 providing treatment in the mental health field. My primary therapeutic modality includes a strong but eclectic therapeutic modality that incorporates a strong clinical perspective using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. If you are comfortable with this approach, I also use a holistic and Christian perspective using Mindfulness and Relaxation T...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poquoson, Virginia (Poquoson, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with over 20 years of experience helping people. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, life transitions, substance use, addiction and people experiencing psychosis. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is client centered, warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavior...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poquoson, Virginia (Poquoson, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,CCM
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and North Carolina. I've been working in this field for over 20 years with over 10 years of experience in providing individual and family therapy. I have worked in a variety of settings and provided therapy to children, adults and geriatric populations. I have worked with clients dealing with a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, divorce, career challenges, substance abuse, medical diagnoses, etc. I enjoy connecting with people and helping them to make ch...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poquoson, Virginia (Poquoson, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 3

Hello and welcome! Thanks for your interest and come on in, as I want to start by commending you for taking this big step. It may not have been easy for you to reach out for support; I get it. Especially when so often we may find ourselves being a strength and help to others and then look around and wonder “whose there for me?” If the answer is “nobody” it can be a hard and lonely place to be. Better help is here and you don’t have to go it alone. As a licensed faith centered and trauma informed professional, I provide supportive and empathic listening in a safe ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poquoson, Virginia (Poquoson, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I have worked as an LCSW in Virginia for over 20 years. I enjoy working with individuals and couples through difficult life situations. My therapy style is warm and supportive. I believe in focusing on your strengths, and encouraging self care. I will aid in your navigating challenging relationships, and promoting boundary setting with others. Participating in therapy takes great courage. I commend you for considering therapy. I look forward to talking with you. Georgiana

This is Brandy Hunter's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poquoson, Virginia (Poquoson, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

Graduate of Howard University School Of Social Work in 2012. Experience with Children, Adolescents, Couples, Grief/Loss, Fertility Issues, Pregnancy, Low-Self Esteem and Communication Challenges. I have worked in a variety of settings including, Case Management, Foster Care, Healthcare, Working with People Living with HIV/AIDS, Juveniles and Hospice Care. I have my Advance Palliative and Hospice Social Work Certification. I am a woman of color and enjoy working with people of all backgrounds and nationalities. I consider myself very spiritual. The treatment app...

This is Joanne Greene's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poquoson, Virginia (Poquoson, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. I retired last year, after 30 years of clinical practice in mostly medical settings. I am just not ready to give up providing therapy! I spent my entire career working with very low income persons who were struggling with multiple medical problems in addition to social and economic issues. My approach begins with building a trusting, client centered therapeutic relationship, and then using a mixture of cognitive behavioral and insight oriented approaches. I have done a great deal of work with childhood trauma...

This is Ariel Phelps's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poquoson, Virginia (Poquoson, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Virginia and have several years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, 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!

This is Tim Whetzel's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poquoson, Virginia (Poquoson, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

Having worked in therapeutic relationships with individuals for the past eighteen years, I concur with the research which indicates the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process. To quote form Dante's Inferno, “Midway along the journey of our life I woke to find myself in a dark wood, for I had wandered off from the straight path." This sentence encapsulates the feelings many clients bring to therapy, the culmination of years of existential angst, an accumulation of guilt, anxiety, loss, among a myriad of other experiences w...

This is Dr. Veronica Medina's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poquoson, Virginia (Poquoson, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LCPC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 23

Hello, My name is Veronica Medina, Ph.D., LCPC, LMHC, and I am a bilingual therapist and psychologist. I am licensed to practice in the great state of Illinois and Indiana. I have been practicing for more than 20 years and have served families, couples, and individuals. Today, I am a manager for the foster care system. I supervise young clinicians who provide therapy to children in foster care; this is very rewarding. I believe these are my best years, age of 64 because I no longer have the stressors of raising a family or achieving a degree or license. I am re...

This is Emmy Ray's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poquoson, Virginia (Poquoson, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coaching
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Virginia with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship 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.

This is Carrie Matthews's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poquoson, Virginia (Poquoson, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 17 years of clinical experience practicing in Virginia and Florida. I feel honored to assist individuals with navigating trauma, stress management, gaining overall clarity within relationships, decision making, and improving work-life balance. I also have experience with families and individuals coping with addictions and addiction related issues. I believe that you have what you need within you to overcome and move through the things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier ...

This is Brandy West-Bey's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poquoson, Virginia (Poquoson, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,CSAC,SAP
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 5

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified substance abuse counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and addiction. I also helped many people who have experienced military trauma. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy. I wi...

This is Alia Stewart-Silver's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poquoson, Virginia (Poquoson, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in California, Colorado, and Virginia and bring over 6 years of professional experience to each session. I have training in a wide-range of issues, including stress and anxiety, relationship challenges, depression, self-love, self-esteem, life purpose, and coping with life changes. I believe that all of us want to live a meaningful life and build loving connections with others. My intention as a therapist is to create a warm, safe, and brave space for you to address past wounds, update previous stories, and cultivate a sense of internal peace. In o...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poquoson, Virginia (Poquoson, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Virginia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poquoson, Virginia (Poquoson, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Virginia and Florida with 8+ years of professional work experience in counseling. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, anger management, & other mental health disorders. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Poquoson, Virginia (Poquoson, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Virginia and highly trained as a trauma specialist. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & bipolar disorder. I utilize an approach that blends evidence based clinical treatment models with holistic adjuncts. 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...

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

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

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

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

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

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

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

Some therapists in the state of Virginia may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp therapists serving the city of Poquoson and elsewhere throughout the state of Virginia you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


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

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

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

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

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


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A San Jose therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Poquoson, VA, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 23662 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

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

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

Emergency Situations

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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

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

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

23662

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

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

Are Therapists Worth It?

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

Do Therapists Judge You? 

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