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Julie Featherman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (VA) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL). I have over 3 years experience working in a non-profit setting, a residential crisis stabilization unit, a community mental health agency, and a private practice, along with nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of fields including marketing, higher education administration, and K-12 online education. I have worked with a wide range of clients dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, family and relationship issues, career challenges, and other various stage of life concerns. I also have extensive training and experience working with clients with body-focused repetitive behaviors such as trichotillomania and skin-picking. My counseling style is warm and non-judgmental and I believe in treating all people with respect and compassion. My counseling approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and solution-focused counseling. I am a collaborative and goal-focused clinician who understands that you are the expert in your own life and I will work with you to tailor our dialogue 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 look forward to working with you!

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Mary Sudduth

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, I am glad you are here! You are either taking the first step on your journey to wellness or reaching out to continue that journey. I am the founder of "Wellness Place, LLC." After 25+ years of professional experience and study in the areas of social work, mental health and healthcare and many years of self-study in nutrition and philosophy, I have come to realize that well-being depends on more than a healthy body. On my journey through life, I have learned that mental, physical, social and spiritual components make up who we are and how we define ourselves. It is my goal & the goal of "Wellness Place" to help you on your journey to wellbeing. I have practiced in the field of Social Work since 1993 and hold a BA in Social Work, Minor in Gerontology from Christopher Newport University, an Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Licensure. My areas of practice include healthcare social work, mental health, substance abuse, education, and non-profit, adjunct college professor, and I have published, and written curriculum for educational programs and groups. My Areas of concentration include healthcare, aging, death & dying, grief, oncology, chronic & acute medical conditions. My treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Biopsychosocial Spritual, Problem Solving, and Systems Theory, but I use an ecclectic, individualized approach based on where you are in life and what direction you wish to take. I like to use very practical ways to address obstacles that are keeping you from the peace you seek. This often includes learning new relaxation techniques, use of resources like worksheets and websites, and proactive approaches to stress and problem prevention. I consider myself a generalist therapist (kind of like a what a family doctor is in medicine) have successfully assisted people with the following issues: * Depression * Anxiety * Bipolar I and II * Post Traumatic Stress Disorder * Family and Relationship issues * Parenting * Caregiver Stress * Acute and Chronic Health Conditions, including cancer * Loss of a loved one, people or pets * Work related stress * Aging and age related issues * Anger/Violence Prevention * Substance Use and Abuse I have worked with people from various cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds and sexual orientations, but do not specialize in LBGTQIA issues. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you!

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Sdhari King

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals. I have completed additional training in DBT, Trauma Competency, Mindfulness and Financial Social Work. I truly believe that with hard work, patience and support recovery and wellness is attainable for everyone. My goal as a clinician is to support individuals in the developing and/or strengthening of their talents, coping skills and abilities to overcome mental health, emotional and/or substance abuse challenges. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and I use a strengths perspective. I will tailor our interaction and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek help and support to attain 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. I look forward to working with you!

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Lori Smith

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Relationship issuesParenting issuesCoping with life changes
27 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I AM SEEING: - Women mid 20's to mid 40's - Life’s adjustments, transitions - Anxiety - Relationship guidance - Parental guidance I DO NOT SEE: - Men - Couples - EAP - Substance abuse, - Depression, - Psychosis, or any further serious issues. I see clients as a hammock that has four bars holding them up: Body, Mind, Emotions, and Spirit. We each have weights that we put in our hammocks, both positive and negative stressors. I try to strengthen each pole so that my clients can handle the weight in their “hammocks”. Body: Breathing, to slower heart rate, exercise to lessen cortisol and create endorphins, sleep that regulates mood and focus. Physical history, medications, etc. Mind: Identifying the irrational thoughts that we all have, that contribute to stressors. Biblio therapies, communication skills, career development. Emotions: Process how to express emotions, how they affect thinking, feeling, and perceiving. Need for positive peer group, and community. Spirit: Opportunity to explore spiritual growth, especially when your body, mind, and emotions are worn out!

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Akiitha Noiis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Virginia with 7 years of experience working as a Mental Health Professional. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, PTSD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, and compassion, and I don't believe in telling you what to do because you are the expert on you. My approach combines a cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, and strengths based approach, using trauma informed care techniques. I will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage and strength to seek a therapeutic partner and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support, encourage, and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Erin Mace

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Virginia with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with mindfulness and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with change. I believe that through positivity, you can change anything. Together, we will build a unique treatment plan to help you create your path to wellness. I own my own private practice in Virginia called MindFIT. www.mymindfit.com I am married to my eternal companion for 20 years and we have three amazing children. I love coaching volleyball, watching baseball and living life to the fullest! My motto is, JUST BE and STAY POSITIVE! Please note: With BetterHelp, I only offer text sessions. These are very effective and efficient live sessions that are dedicated to you for 30-45 minutes. Many have reported a great deal of success through text therapy. Give it a try, you never know... you may love it!

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Susan Owen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
35 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker in South Carolina and Virginia with 35 years of professional work experience. My clinical background includes assisting clients with stress, anxiety, and depression. I also work with indviduals dealing with life stage issues, workplace concerns, coping with grief and loss, self -motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My preference for service delivery is through live video or phone. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Let me help you with your journey to better!

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Tonja Stewart

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am an LPC (Licensed Professional Counelor), licensed in Virginia with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, adjustment issues, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I use a Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) approach to therapy; however, I will make every effort to 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 happy to support you in that process, and thank you for trusting me with your care.

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Christopher Smith

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Virginia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. 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! I work with clients age 15-25.

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Erricker Sessoms Lee

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina and Virginia with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Saltville

Finding the best therapist close by in Saltville 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 Saltville 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 Saltville. 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 Saltville, 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 Saltville 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 Saltville 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 Saltville area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Saltville 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 Saltville, elsewhere in Smyth, 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 Saltville 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 Saltville 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 Saltville 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 Saltville 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 Saltville online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Saltville, 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 Saltville 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 Saltville 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 Saltville 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 Saltville 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 Saltville 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 Saltville?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Saltville 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.

Saltville 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 Saltville 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 Saltville 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 24370 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 Saltville counselor?

Before seeing your Saltville 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 Saltville.

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 Saltville 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 Saltville 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 Saltville, 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.

Saltville 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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