Shenandoah is home to the Earl May Seed Company, in operation for 100 years, and was once referred to as the “seed and nursery center of the world.” Just think of all the flowers and vegetables that have been planted, nurtured, and prospered throughout the years in this small town!

There’s a saying that goes “Bloom where you’re planted.” Do you feel like you’re “blooming” where you are in your life right now? If not, a mental health counselor can help you feel like you’re growing instead of stagnating. Even just a few sessions with a therapist can make a difference. Don’t just survive, thrive! Contact a Shenandoah-area counselor today and get started.

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Raven Daniels

Offering therapy in VA
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

If you are reading this you are either contemplating or have decided to enter therapy; kudos to you for taking this step. Now, take a moment to think about why you’re here. Are you struggling in your relationships? Worried about the future? Grieving ? Unable to relax? Low confidence or self-esteem? Finding it hard to manage life’s stressors or adjust to recent events? Do you lack motivation or the energy needed to function during your day? Or, maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed or stuck and don’t know how to start feeling good again. Maybe you can benefit from changing your thought patterns, making changes to your lifestyle, or begin addressing past issues that you’ve avoided for far too long. Whatever it may be, I will walk beside you providing support and empathy without judgement, challenging you if needed. I aim to provide a place where you feel comfortable, understood, & encouraged. Let me help you explore your motivation, strengths, and abilities to identify solutions to your problems and begin to build the life you desire. You absolutely deserve it!

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Lari Aycock

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

Hello. It takes a lot of strength to reach out for support when you aren't feeling your best. It's this effort on your part that lays the groundwork for reaching your optimal health and well being. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 + years in counseling and care management. I have worked with clients who are coping with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, coping with life changes, LGBT+, grief and loss, chronic health concerns, caregiver stress and terminal illness. The counseling support I have offered has included individual, family and group counseling in a variety of settings such as home, hospital, hospice, and the traditional office setting. The style I utilize in working with people in the counseling situation is one of warmth, compassion, support and empowerment. My approach is a mixture of humanistic, cognitive-behavioral and existential therapy with a focus on the present issues as they affect the quality of your life at the moment. Our work together is directed by the goals you identify and the steps you are willing to take to achieve them. At this time I am only able to provide counseling support through messaging, live text chat and phone calls. Live video calls is not an option for me, at this time. I understand that this is the preferred method of interaction for many people and if this is true for you, please arrange to work with an alternate therapist. While I can participate in your journey to better health and mental health, you are the guide to make that happen. I look forward to working together to help you find the healing you are seeking and deserve.

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Tara Bowles

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
12 years of experience

Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland with over ten years of experience providing counseling services to children, teens, adults and families coping with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, grief/loss, trauma and substance abuse. I am originally from California where I received my undergraduate degree at San Francisco State University. My master's degree is from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond VA. My therapy approach is open, compassionate, focused and goal oriented. I am passionate about helping people recognize and build on their strengths to become the very best versions of themselves. The right therapist fit is a key element in a successful therapy experience, and I want to be that for you.

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Dominique Watkins

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in the state of Virginia and Michigan with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, & family conflict. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Carrington Chatham

Offering therapy in VA
License: DSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

“Therapy? What? Me?" If you've ever thought or uttered those three words together, then you are at the right place in your life to seek a well-deserved change. I’m a person-centered counselor who aims to make it convenient for anyone who struggles with life’s challenges to get help, anytime, anywhere. I’m a licensed clinical social worker in the great states of Virginia and Wisconsin with over ten years of experience working with clients in situations where a good, healthy lifestyle involves paying attention not only to physical health but also to habits, behaviors, and emotions. My role as a counselor is to help you, to help me, to help yourself. Initially, we want to be successful at targeting any problems that have come up for you at this point, and the success in counseling lies solely within your grasp. My duty as a counselor is NEVER to assume that I have the answers for you. Your inherent resilience and resolve will be your most powerful allies once they are allowed to flourish. I applaud anyone for the effort and courage to seek out help, and I believe that an ethical, culturally attuned, collaborative counseling relationship with my clients is at the foundation of what I can do for them. Because your personality and needs are unique from anyone else, I will employ a counseling style and approach that will utilize a unique set of evidence-based counseling techniques that I believe will best help you reach your goals. To do this, I’m going to spend time with you to get a snapshot of your life; what’s working well and what’s not working so well. We’ll take that information and together we’ll come up with a set of recommendations that seem doable. The recommendations might be things you try on your own like reading some self-help material and practicing various kinds of skills on your own. Or, we may decide to continue our relationship further if we think we can develop some positive momentum on specific skills by doing so. It takes courage to seek 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 help support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! Pura Vida, Dr. Chatham

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Adrienne Femnou

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in District of Columbia and Virginia with 7 years of professional therapy work experience. I have also worked in the mental health field for over 10 years. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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. As a clinician, I will always meet you where you are. 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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Takiya Tarlton

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
13 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of NC, VA, FL and GA. I have been providing services for over 13 years in the school and community setting. My passion is being able to assist individuals understand the power they have inside of them. My hope is with discovery they can create a life that allows them to present the best version of themselves to others. I believe in prioritizing self care and assertively expressing your needs in a way that gives you permission to feel valued, loved, and accepted within relationships.

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Jasmine Drake

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Natalie McCorey

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am a board certified Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I am not a native of Virginia and was born abroad which allows me to be multiculturally aware. I specialize in assisting my clients to overcome anxiety, depression, and trauma. My own life experiences and challenges connects me to my clients on a humanistic level and my many years of clinical education allows me to provide the professional help they seek. I work to provide clients with tailored treatment plans that can be integrated into their daily lives. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT). In our sessions, I will assist you on identifying patterns and learning more about how they might negatively affect you. Together we will explore ways to replace those negative thought patterns or behaviors with ones that are more helpful and accurate. I use this approach, combined with my empathy and unconditional positive regard, to assist you in making changes of various categories. I have worked with a diverse population that includes children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. I provide individual, couples, marital and family counseling to meet assorted mental health needs.

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Sabrina Heller

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Shenandoah

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Shenandoah 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 Shenandoah 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 Shenandoah 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 Shenandoah, 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 Shenandoah 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 Shenandoah 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 Shenandoah 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 Shenandoah 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 Shenandoah 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 22849 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 Shenandoah 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 Shenandoah 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 Shenandoah, 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.

Shenandoah 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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