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Dr. Linda Visaggi

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGrief
28 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello...my name is Dr. Linda J Visaggi, LCSW and I have more than 28 years of clinical expertise providing assistance to all ages. I am a licensed practitioner in 2 states: Florida and Virginia. My primary areas have been working with individual adults, couples and families. My approach is warm, open, caring and encouraging. My skills and abilities have helped clients attain their goals and maintain those achieved successes. See the glass as half full instead of half empty. It's the same half just a different perspective. You no longer have to hope you can get what you want! You'll have the right tools and strategies to ensure that you're on the right path! EVERYONE deserves to be HAPPY! Why not YOU? Contact me at your earliest convenience to get started! Areas of expertise include but are not limited to: LGBTQ Couples Therapy Conflict Mediation Stress/Anxiety Parenting Initiating Conversations Autism Spectrum Disorder ADHD Depression I incorporate several modalities of treatment that prove to be highly effective, i.e., Client Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy . These cutting edge, research based strategies and interventions can be successfully added to your repertoire and increase your self-confidence and self-esteem.

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Jayna Gillespie

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoaching
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 6 years of experience working with children, families, couples, and adults. The majority of my work has been in the foster care and adoption sector helping children in foster care, children being adopted, foster parents, and adoptive parents navigate mental health struggles and familial issues. I have worked with clients on a variety of topics including the adoption process, parenting challenges, managing mental health, life planning, and traumatic experiences. The clients I have seen come from a wide range of backgrounds and have an array of diagnoses including, but not limited to, generalized anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress syndrome, depression, conduct disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. My counseling style is diverse and flexible to the clients I serve. The approach that I use is tailored to each individual client in an effort to best address the concerns or needs identified. I specialized in trauma-based work that is client-centered. Every client has a path and counseling is a journey that we can take together. You set the pace and lead the way. I look forward to meeting with you, learning about your journey and helping you find your path!

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Ellen Minter

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello and welcome! My name is Ellen Minter and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working in the helping profession for 17 years. Over the years, I have worked with various populations in various capacities. In addition to being a therapist, I have spent time as a teacher, sexual assault victim advocate, hospice social worker, and direct support professional for the developmentally disabled. I learned many things in these roles and it is those things, accompanied with my own personal life experiences that have most equipped me with the necessary skills and understanding to help you navigate the transitions of your life. My therapeutic style is humorous, warm, and direct. While my role may be to help you feel better, I find that minimizing and appeasement are counterproductive to that goal. Always, I am honest and direct. I am very open-minded and I try to be respectful of all I work with. I have a bit of a multi-modal approach. I find that various techniques from different approaches, can work in conjunction in different situations. Life is hard and unpredictable. I hope to help make things easier for you.

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Lawrence Berger

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,LMHC ,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionADHD
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a dually licensed mental health counselor and alcohol and drug counselor in the state of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, CT and Virginia. I have been working with people of all backgrounds facing the challenges of all types of mental health concerns for 12 years. I take a person centered approach and work collaboratively to help you meet your goals. I am a guide who will bring out the ability to change in you. We go at your pace and comfort level. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, addiction, Obsessive Compulsive disorder, gambling disorders and many many more. I have a compassionate nature towards whatever you are going through and strongly believe therapy can work for everyone. I look forward to meeting and working towards a better life for you.

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Delondria Hines

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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! I provide 30 minute sessions that will change your life!

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Sabrina Heller

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Randall Rhodes

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefAnger managementDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Virginia with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Jasmine Gates

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I love working with persons going through life transitions and the LGBTQ+ community. I have a passion for working with couples of all backgrounds including poly couples looking for connection and peace. I also work closely with women in and out of relationships. Are you seeking a therapist who can provide an atmosphere where you feel comfortable enough to vent, find relief, and explore your story– however unconventional it may be? Do you crave a space where you can find yourself or be encouraged to be the expert on your life while being held accountable for your goals? If you want to live a life that aligns with your values or true identity while communicating and reinforcing your boundaries, I can help you get there. Together, using strength-based and person-centered therapy with a psychodynamic touch (and a healthy dose of humor), we can build a bond and begin your journey to building the confidence to be who you want to be. Finally feel self-assured in your value and speak up for what you want in your life, relationships, and career. I also come from a military family that has been located throughout the United States, allowing me the opportunity to meet people from varying backgrounds. This has contributed to my ability to become more culturally competent when working with clients. If you’re ready to build a happy, thriving life while being true to yourself, let’s chat today. My Experience I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing therapy for 4 years. I obtained a Bachelors in Psychology in 2010 at Eastern Michigan University and completed my Master of Social Work at Johnson C. Smith University, graduating in 2017. When I’m not in therapist mode, I’m... Either out and about on the town attending open mics, enjoying brunch, having fun at concerts or at home , watching the Food Network, cartoons, dramas, and comedies.

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Ana Stevenson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

The therapeutic relationship is about connection in a safe and confidential space, accompanying the patient in their exploration of their inner self, their social self, and anything else that will help them journey towards healing and emotional growth. Ana is a multicultural, multilingual clinical Social Work professional with 26 years of life experience in Asia, Africa, South America, and the US. Of those years, 16 are helping people, 8 through clinical work with difficult life transitions, trauma survivors, immigrants, and more, and 10 years as an employee relations specialist, both overseas and in Washington. This broad experience has heightened her ability to connect with people. Her clinical work is person-centered based on clients’ goals and needs. Using somatic, EMDR and cognitive-behavioral modalities, she seeks to integrate body and mind and increase life balance and kindness for the self.

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Janice Gillmore

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
35 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia with 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, codependency, trauma and abuse, depression, & coping with grief and loss. Personally, I have been on a Spiritual path since 1982. I am certified to teach yoga and meditation. I have helped many of my clients evolve on their own chosen Spiritual path, and if desired help them choose one that fulfills their Spiritual longings. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared in an honest and authentic way without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you on that journey.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Port Royal

Finding the best therapist close by in Port Royal 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 in Port Royal that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Port Royal. 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 Port Royal, 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 in the Port Royal region and in the state of Virginia. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Port Royal or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Port Royal area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Port Royal 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 Port Royal, elsewhere in Caroline, or in the greater state of Virginia.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Port Royal area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Port Royal 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 Port Royal 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 Port Royal 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Port Royal online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Port Royal, 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 Port Royal psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Port Royal 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 Port Royal helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Port Royal 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Port Royal 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 in Port Royal?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Port Royal 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.

Port Royal therapists 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 Port Royal 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 Port Royal 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in VA, therapists 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 22535 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Port Royal counselor?

Before seeing your Port Royal 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Port Royal.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Port Royal 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 with a Port Royal counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Port Royal, 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.

Port Royal 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service 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.

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