The City of Purcellville, Virginia has seen its share of disasters over the year such as a large fire in 1900 and then two more in 1914, which all but wiped out the business district. The town had to rebuild but they did it with the support from their friends and neighbors.

Anyone who has been through a disaster knows that it can be stressful and can cause great emotional and mental damage. The Purcellville area mental health care providers are available to help you when you need it. All you have to do is reach out and they will give you the support you need when you need it.

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Fernanda Webster

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

I am a licensed professional counselor in Virginia with three years of experience working as a clinical mental health counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, wellness concerns, adjustment issues, and military -specific stressors. I also have experience working as an Emergency Services therapist assisting those in crisis. My counseling style is warm and interactive. My approach is relational, strengths-based and collaborative. I tend to rely on an eclectic mix of modalities drawing from CBT, REBT, and Reality-based therapies primarily. I will tailor our dialog 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 am committed to helping you make lasting change in your life. I look forward to working with you!

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Margaret Kei

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

**Only accepting Arizona residents at this time** I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with 11 years of experience providing support and therapy to individuals and families. I have experience providing support and therapy to clients with presenting with needs that include: depression, anxiety, history of trauma, anger management, grief, adjustment to life changes, along with other presenting challenges. Additionally, I have experience working with families of children and adolescents that have exhibited behavioral and mental health challenges. My approach with clients is supportive and warm. Always remember, "Seeking help is a sign of strength." I look forward to working with you! https://collaborativeclinicalconsultingpllc.com

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Elizabeth Ozalas

Offering therapy in VA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor and have been working in the mental health field for 18 years. I feel comfortable working with clients who are struggling with a wide range of issues including substance abuse, anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem, life transitions, etc. I utilize a client-centered approach in my therapy, working hard to create a non-judgemental and supportive environment. I also use cognitive behavioral techniques and an existential perspective in my work. I believe in my client's capacity for change and look forward to working with you!

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Janet Suffel

Offering therapy in VA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesDepression
13 years of experience

Hi, my name is Janet Suffel and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. I graduated from Regent University in May 2007. I have been licensed since July2010 and have been in private practice since that time. Choosing to become a counselor was a difficult decision for me, as it necessitated returning to school after 20 years as a working professional . However, it is the best decision of my life to date. I have experience working with adolescents and adults. The individuals I’ve worked with are dealing with resolving childhood (and recent) traumatic events in their lives as well as anxiety and/or depression. When working with trauma I assist the individual in resolving those events and help them understand how those events have impacted their life up to this point. When working with an individual dealing with anxiety, I provide concrete tools to assist them in their daily lives. Reaching out to talk to a stranger is often difficult for people in our society today. You have made the first step on the journey to the rest of your life. I am excited you have chosen me as your guide. I look forward to walking part of your life journey with you.

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Megan Hines

Offering therapy in VA
License: PhD,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Hello and Welcome My name is Megan Hines, PhD, LPC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Virginia. I also hold a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision with a Concentration in Crisis and Trauma. In addition, I have completed a 2 year intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with Behavioral Tech. My work includes working in both inpatient hospital settings and outpatient community mental health settings where my work has included individual counseling and group counseling as well as Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP). My theoretical orientation includes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). As a a therapist, I have worked extensively with clients who have mental health concerns and/or alcohol/substance use concerns. I am here to offer and create a safe, secure, and supportive space for you to discuss the concerns and challenges which are bringing you to therapy. I am here to listen, support, and walk through these moments with you. Offering skills and techniques in a meaningful way for facing those challenging moments and providing self-empowerment while building a life worth living. Please, reach out if I can be of help to you in your journey.

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LeNora Black

Offering therapy in VA
License: MS,MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
20 years of experience

Hello. My name is LeNora Black and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia. I have over 25 years of experience consistently developing as a therapist. Born with a natural curiosity about people, their thoughts, journey, story; I would say, counseling claimed me. Listening is what I like best because hearing is how I can provide the help you are seeking. My journey started with helping individuals and families reach career choice goals and professional development while serving as a recruiting and retention specialist in the U.S. Army. I further developed professionally, earning an M.A. in Guidance and Counseling, and a M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have partnered with clients addressing a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, anger management and substance abuse. I am Certified as a Prevention Specialist (CPS) in the State of Virginia, Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and fully trained in Play Therapy and EMDR. I’ve helped many people who have experienced physical, sexual trauma and emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm, open, and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I am committed to safety, unconditional positive regard, and confidentiality in our therapeutic relationship. My approach to therapy is informed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) integrated with the holistic framework of the Polyvagal Theory. I encourage clients to learn about the different approaches and will provide information and resources, accordingly. 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. Let’s get started. I look forward to working with you!

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Paula Dorman

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseCareer difficulties
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with eight years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety and coping with addictions, & trauma, and abuse. I also have experience working with career and life stage transitions. 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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Sharon Woodard

Offering therapy in VA
License: MA, LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Life transitions and traumatic experiences can cause emotional and mental distress. Having someone to guide you in processing your thoughts will improve your overall well-being and make you feel less alone in your struggles. I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor who will provide you with a welcoming space where you can share your most intimate issues. Together, let us develop healthy coping mechanisms that will help you move passed or better deal with your intricate life concerns. I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina, with ten years of experience, and I am pleased to offer my counseling services to you. I have counseled numerous individuals who struggled with different types of distress. I’ve counseled individuals who have had severe traumatic experiences as well as provided therapy for individuals who struggle with difficult transitions. This experience has provided me with the opportunity to aid individuals in resolving intricate life situations. My theoretical orientation heavily emphasizes present-focused, mindful, and person-centered approaches, including both cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). My therapy style concentrates on the human potential for growth with an emphasis on freedom, meaning, self-determination, choice, and responsibility.

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Erin Warnsing

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

Collaboration and empowerment are the cornerstones of my practice. In the safe space of the therapeutic alliance, clients are invited to explore their genuine internal experience with the goal of discovering their own sense of wellness, and develop a plan to walk within. I received my Masters of Science in Education, specializing in clinical mental health counseling, from Old Dominion University. I have experience in a variety of evidence-based techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Trauma Informed Care. I value building a genuine therapeutic relationship in which the client can feel safe to learn, and grow.

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Jessica Moore

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

As 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.

How to find counseling in Purcellville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Purcellville 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 Purcellville 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 Purcellville 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 Purcellville, 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 Purcellville 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 Purcellville 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 Purcellville 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 Purcellville 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 Purcellville 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 20132 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 Purcellville 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 Purcellville 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 Purcellville, 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.

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

20132, 20134

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