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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ridgeway, VA
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,ACSW,C-IQ Conversational Intelligence Coach
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 25

Aloha as we say in Hawaii! My nickname is 'Rickie' and I would like to welcome you to BetterHelp. You have taken an important first step in reaching out for counseling help. A little about me: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with licenses in VA and HI. I hail from the East Coast originally, and I have 25+ years as a psychotherapist, working with adults. I have worked with a diversity of client populations, ranging from working with the military, LGBT, women's groups, and clients in specialty areas around healing with relationship challenges, self-esteem a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ridgeway, VA
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am a clinical social worker licensed in the state of Virginia with over 13 years experience providing counseling and psychotherapy. I have provided services to clients with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, relationship problems, and trauma related issues. I have worked with individuals struggling with addiction and substance abuse. Additionally, I have experience assisting individuals with Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. My counseling style is a mixture of client centered and cognitive behavioral therapy. I am compassionate and non judgmental. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ridgeway, VA
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

I am a clinical psychologist with over 23 years of clinical experience. I have provided therapy in juvenile justice, residential treatment and currently Veterans. I have experience treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, women’s issues and substance abuse. I primarily approach therapy from a cognitive behavioral perspective. I seek to help clients understand how unhelpful thinking patterns prompt negative emotions and keep a person stuck and unrecovered. I see therapy as an opportunity to help my client identify the roots of unhelpful thinking patte...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ridgeway, VA
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Caitlin M. Taylor, M.A., is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Development from Liberty University and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from Liberty University. She has 11 years of experience within the mental health field working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Caitlin has provided services in a variety of locations, including in-home, residential, school-based, outpatient, and inpatient settings. Caitlin specializes in working with trauma in both adolescents and adult...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ridgeway, VA
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

Hi there! I'm so glad you're here! You've taken the very important first step towards a happier future for yourself! My name is Chiara Ascari and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia! I earned my Master's in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1999. I've worked in many different settings, primarily with individuals but also with family groups. We have worked together on challenges such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, parenting, and more. Challenging experiences offer us an opportunity to grow by increasing ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ridgeway, VA
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 37

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 37 years of experience. I have worked in a wide variety of settings and with a wide variety of issues. Many of my focus areas have been mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, and trauma issues. I have been a clinical supervisor for several decades and utilize a recovery approach to my work. I work in a private group practice that work on a variety of issues including life adjustment and coping with stress. I have been a consultant doing trainings and program development. I enjoy working with clients o...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ridgeway, VA
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,Addiction Specialist
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

My name is Gwendolyn Young, I come to the counseling profession with life experiences that have molded me into the unique and determined person that I am today. While in my storm I did not understand, at times I felt hopeless. However, once I was able to break through the tension, I became mindful and aware of who I am as a person. Today I now understand that there are lessons to learn from the good things in life as well as the bad experiences that life has to offer. The benefits of those lessons were astronomical. Through it all I never gave up on myself eve...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ridgeway, VA
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,CSAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

My name is Richelle and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in Virginia. I have over seven years of experience working with adults and families challenged with mental health and/or substance use. I love working with people and connecting them to resources needed to work through the challenges they may experiencing. I use a combination of approaches but mainly will focus on being client centered and meeting your needs. I am happy you stopped by and I look forward to connecting with you!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ridgeway, VA
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

I have a Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology and am licensed in three states including Maryland, New York, and Virginia. I have seven years of clinical work experience. I have a particular intesrest in people suffering with anxiety and/or mild to moderate or moderate depression. as well as those who need help coping with medical/health issues. I am Cognitive-Behavioral in my therapy approach, although I use other evidence-based treatments as needed, including Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Specialties...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ridgeway, VA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

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

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ridgeway, VA
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Virginia with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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 - Ridgeway, VA
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Virginia with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ridgeway, VA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Maryland and Virginia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience with adults and adolescents struggling with substance use disorders, sexual trauma, and depression. Additionally, I help clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, and self-esteem concerns. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ridgeway, VA
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in Arizona and Virginia with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with life changes. 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 - Ridgeway, VA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in Ohio and Virginia with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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!

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

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 Ridgeway 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 type of therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective counselors which methods they practice.

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

Mental health professionals working through their own 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 Ridgeway 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 With A Ridgeway Therapist? 

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

Some counselors 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 Ridgeway and elsewhere throughout the state of Virginia you can expect significantly more affordable options, with counselor 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 Ridgeway 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 with a counselor. 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 counselors above and consider which might work for you.

Ridgeway 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 therapy. In Ridgeway, therapy can be easily to use 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 psychotherapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist 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 with a licensed counselor 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 Ridgeway 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 Ridgeway, VA, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby psychotherapist close to 24148 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available 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 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 Around Ridgeway Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

24148

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist Taking Ridgeway Sessions 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 psychotherapist. 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 psychologist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending therapy 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 counseling. 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 with a counselor.

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 with their counselor. 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 psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Counseling 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 when working with a licensed counselor.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding 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 as your counselor is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.