If you’re one for boating, kayaking, or just floating in general down a lazy river, then you’ve found the place to be in Radford, Virginia. This town, surrounded on three sides by the New River, provides its residents with countless opportunities for fun in the water.

Maybe you're a Radford resident following the current, living a life full of smooth paddling. Or perhaps you're splashing along, meandering wherever you let the water take you. Either way, you might need a little help getting on the right course. If that's the case, don't hesitate to reach out to a qualified counselor in or around Radford today.

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Roseann Smith

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW
AddictionsTrauma and abuseDepression
16 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years experience working with individuals and couples in the state of Virginia. My most recent experience is in working with individuals with addiction and/or behavioral health issues. I have worked with people suffering with severe mental illness, such as bipolar and major depressive disorder and helped them to develop coping strategies. I have training and expertise in helping people who have a history of trauma. Particularly with identifying resources to reduce the intense feelings trauma can bring on. Many people who abuse substances suffer from trauma so it's not unusual to treat both. I also have experience working at a college student counseling center earlier on in my career. Many young adults have problems with their relationships and parents and need help navigating the transition to adulthood. I believe this vast background prepares me to work with most issues that clients may present with. I would describe my style as friendly and heartwarming. Many of my former clients have found me to be funny and lighthearted. I believe the more at ease you are with your counselor the more you'll feel comfortable to open up. I borrow from a motivational and strengths based strategy as well as using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness. Sometimes I will set goals for you to work on in between sessions. These goals will be things you identified during your session as possible steps that might help you move forward. Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Lilia Adams

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW,CSAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

I've worked closely with active duty military couples experiencing the challenges or military lifestyle that can, if not addressed, impact family stability. I possess a non-judgmental attitude and have an appreciation and respect for diversity and the value of individual differences associated with race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, age or disability. My goal is to establish and maintain professional rapport with my clients in order to support them in resolving issues and problems of which they are finding difficult to navigate or resolve. I am genuinely concerned and sensitive to the needs and feelings of other's and am committed to provide effective service delivery, recognizing that experiences, perceptions, and worldviews are unique to each individual. Looking forward to the opportunity to meet and work with you

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Ruth Ann Talley

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSleeping disordersSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 14 years of professional work experience. I have worked as a medical social worker, a geriatric social worker and for the past six years have worked directly with military members addressing their issues to include depression, anxiety, chronic life stressors, insomnia and trauma. I’ve interacted with people from all walks of life and believe that with your participation, together, we can help you manage your current situations to a better outcome.

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Elizabeth Moonan

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am a clinical social worker and therapist licensed in Virginia with over 9 years of experience working in various clinical settings. I have experience in helping people with a wide range of concerns including stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, relationship issues, bipolar disorder and depression. My therapy approach is empathetic, warm and interactive as I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. Whole health and wellness is central to my approach as well, as I see therapy as a piece within a larger puzzle that can include additional pieces such as medication, community or nutrition. I currently work within an environment that creates and fosters that sense of community, belonging and support that is so crucial. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, strengths-based and person-centered therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment approach to meet your unique needs. It takes courage to take that first step towards seeking a more fulfilling and happier life and I would like to recognize that courage in you. I am here to support and empower you; I look forward to working with you!

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Cynthia Vasquez

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changesCoaching
14 years of experience

Overwhelmed? Trouble sleeping? Difficulties with everyday tasks or decision making? New goals you are focusing on? Healing from loss? These situations can be very painful, they are common, especially given all the changes in our world the last two years. Unfortunately, many people are often hesitant to take the time or seek the support they need for themselves, which ends up impacting you as the individual and those around you. I want to provide you a safe place to navigate through your current phase of life and support you through your growth. I want to help you make those life changes and find those solutions all while enjoying the process as you discover and to begin experiencing yourself in new ways. Life can pass us by so quickly, especially in times we are feeling distressed. Together you will find ways to manage your emotional pain, deal with everyday life issues as they come up; and to recognize and find meaning and purpose in your work, love life, friendships, family and more. During my 10+ years as a therapist, I have worked with individuals, couples, & families including First Responders, Military, and Veterans. Together, we have done work to find healing and understanding in difficult situations. I specialize in trauma therapy, sleep enhancement practices, & couples’ therapy. I’ve also spent many years working with those suffering from chronic health issues, grief, and end of life processing. Deciding to seek therapy can be intimidating, but I hope you’ll reach out and see if there’s a connection and we will get started on your journey together.

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Steven Lanman

Offering therapy in VA
LGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
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 lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Jan Barrymore

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
26 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect. I am positive, compassionate and supportive. 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 process.

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Hillery Ferdinand

Offering therapy in VA
License: LPC,BC-TMH,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

Hello my name is Hillery Ferdinand. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Board Certified TMH clinician who enjoys working with individuals and families to develop healthy skills to cope with a variety of issues and life stressors. My style is warm, accepting and interactive. Some of my specialties include anxiety/depression, PTSD, military veterans and families. I use an eclectic array of therapeutic skills including CBT and Trauma Focused CBT. My goal is to help you embrace and own your strengths as well as safely navigate through challenges. I believe in the power of a healthy therapeutic relationship. I look forward to being your therapist and walking with you on this journey.

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Jamie Legendre

Offering therapy in VA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with years of professional work experience in both in-home and outpatient settings. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy related issues, & parenting issues. 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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Kyle Yoder

Offering therapy in VA
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoaching
5 years of experience

I am a licensed mental health therapist in Virginia & West Virginia. I have an MS in Professional Counseling & Psychology, a BA in Communication Studies, and an AA in Biblical Studies & Theology. I have experience in helping clients with depression and anxiety, family and relationship issues, intimacy related issues, motivation, self esteem and confidence, success coaching and career difficulties. I also have extensive experience helping individuals and couples process grief and trauma. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling life, and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Radford

Finding the best therapist close by in Radford 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 Radford. 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 Radford, 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 Radford 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 Radford 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 Radford, elsewhere in Radford (city), 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 Radford area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Radford 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 Radford 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 Radford 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 Radford, 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 Radford 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 Radford 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 Radford 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 Radford 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 Radford 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 24129 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 Radford 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 Radford 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 Radford, 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.

Radford 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 Radford:

24129, 24141, 24142, 24143

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