Raising a teen is difficult but if you have a teen with a mental health disorder, it is going to be even more difficult unless you get them some treatment. Luckily, there are a lot of really amazing and caring therapists in Staunton who can help. 

Staunton is the home of the Museum of American Frontier Culture, the Heifetz Music Institute, Shakespeare’s Blackfriars Theatre, and the American Shakespeare Center so there is plenty of culture in town. But if you have a mental illness, it can be hard to enjoy anything. You must get treatment from one of the Staunton therapists to enjoy life again. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Staunton, Virginia (Staunton, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Welcome to my page. I’m so glad you’re here and are taking the first step to getting the help you need. Do you feel like you’re stuck in patterns you can’t seem to change? I believe that the most important part of counseling is the relationship between counselor and client. I foster that relationship by creating a collaborative, warm, and comfortable environment where you can relax and explore what brought you in to my office. My approach is to be open minded and address the whole person by utilizing modalities of treatment that fit individual needs of client...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Staunton, Virginia (Staunton, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 26

My name is Carla Jones, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. I earned my Masters of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University. I have owned my practice since 2008, working with individuals, couples, children, and families focusing on issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, parenting and family struggles, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, as well as life changes. I believe in using a cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused approach to treatment. I believe in helping people learn to manage their symptoms, emotions ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Staunton, Virginia (Staunton, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 45

Thanks for reaching out and sharing information about yourself. What you share will always remain confidential. I have worked with individuals, as well as/and their partners, for more than 40 years. I generally check messages here throughout the day. I will make every effort to respond as quickly as I can. My counseling values include being all-spectrum, person centered, culturally sensitive, insight-oriented, finding meaning in life, and trauma informed/focused. A bit of humor can be counted on as well. Please check my schedule, set an appointment and I will ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Staunton, Virginia (Staunton, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,MS Ed
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

My name is Jenna Cohen and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I have been working at a community mental health agency in Virginia, working in both outpatient and emergency/crisis counselor positions and serving people from all walks of life. I have worked with individuals of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds and families who have been living with serious mental illnesses, anxiety, depression, life changes, parenting difficulties, stress, grief and loss and the everyday ups and downs of life. Particularly becoming a ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Staunton, Virginia (Staunton, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi, my name is Josh, I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Virginia. I have been licensed since 2017 and I've been working in the mental health arena for just under a decade. I began working in community mental health and that gave me an excellent opportunity to work with people who were dealing with a large variety of issues, including significant trauma, depression, anxiety, self-harm, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, people struggling to find motivation, people who are grieving significant losses, people with attention or focus i...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Staunton, Virginia (Staunton, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 37

I am a licensed clinical psychologist working primarily in the greater Richmond, Virginia area. I earned my Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from the Virginia Consortium for Professional Psychology. My clinical experiences include working as a staff psychologist in the US Navy, working in full-time private practice for over 25 years, consulting with local colleges and universities on ADHD, learning, and psychological disabilities, consulting with athletes and athletic teams at the high school, college, and professional levels, and working as a staff psycholo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Staunton, Virginia (Staunton, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC,ACS
Therapy Specialties: Eating disorders
Years of Experience: 30

I am Black, and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist who practices Cognitive Mental Health Therapy and holistic approaches to treatment. I have been in the counseling profession for 30 years. I have worked with a range of challenges from domestic violence, conflict management, youth behavior challenges, chemical addictions, anxiety, depression, phobia, PTSD, residential and in-home treatment, family and relationship issues. I also have a background and certification as a Natural Health Professional. My clinical style is to work with the whole person...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Staunton, Virginia (Staunton, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 27

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with over 25 years of experience providing mental health counseling in a variety of practice settings that include hospital, residential setting, home, and schools. My areas of focus encompass a broad variety of concerns, with special concentration on depression, anxiety, mood dysregulation, emotional trauma and abuse, and ADHD. Additionally, I have worked with many families experiencing the challenges of parenting and familial relational issues. There is ‘no one size fit all’! I understand that each client pres...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Staunton, Virginia (Staunton, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia with over 7 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and over 12 years working in the social work and mental health field. I have worked with a variety of clients, ranging from child/adolescent to the geriatric population as well as civilian and military with concerns including: anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, challenging family dynamic, poor communication styles, career difficulties and anger management. My counselor style is wa...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Staunton, Virginia (Staunton, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Indiana and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia. Life can be a rollercoaster and I am here to help you manage the dips and anxious turns so you can enjoy the ride more. I work with symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and I am an LGBTQ+ ally. My work with children through play activities is a passion of mine. I have worked with teens for 18 years, first as a high school counselor and now as a licensed therapist. I enjoy working with adults as they navigate their lives. I like t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Staunton, Virginia (Staunton, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in both Texas and Virginia, with over 5 years of experience working as a mental health counselor and a family crisis counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, self esteem, perfectionism, bipolar, ADHD, relationship issues, family crisis issues., trauma and abuse. I have also provided non-medical counseling to military service members and their families. I provide a warm caring environment so you can feel comfortable opening up. My therapeutic approach c...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Staunton, Virginia (Staunton, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in Virginia with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Staunton, Virginia (Staunton, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Virginia with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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 - Staunton, Virginia (Staunton, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in Virginia with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping teen and adult clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. My approach to the therapeutic relationship is client-centered knowing that your needs are the most important and in empowering you is the key to long-term success in your story. I am also a fan a cognitive-behavior therapy, as I have found most people find it easy to start the process with the min...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Staunton, Virginia (Staunton, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Virginia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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 - Staunton, Virginia (Staunton, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 41

I am licensed in Virginia with 41 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Staunton, Virginia (Staunton, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 15

My journey to help others lead their best lives started over 15 years ago. I have worked to help children, youth, and adults offering them a range of therapy services to guide them through life’s challenges and most trying times. Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional Psychotherapist can make things better. I care about your well-being and provide you all the tools you need in order to seize the day and learn how to tackle even the most traumatic circumstances. I use a blend of brain and body based therapies. My primary modality i...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Staunton, Virginia (Staunton, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in California, District of Columbia, Rhode Island, and Virginia with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Staunton, Virginia (Staunton, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Virginia with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. 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 that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Staunton, Virginia (Staunton, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in Washington DC, Virginia, and Indiana with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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

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 Staunton 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 therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

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

Mental health professionals working through private 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 Staunton 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? 

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

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

San Jose 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 counseling. In Staunton, therapy can be easily accessible 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 therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist 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 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 San Jose 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 Staunton, VA, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 24402 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists 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 and counselors 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 Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

24401, 24402

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist 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 therapist. 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 therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling 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 therapy. 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.

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. 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 therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy 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.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from 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 is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.