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Carol-Ann Cerkan

Offering therapy in VA
License: NCC,LPC,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCompassion fatigue
18 years of experience

Trust is what is vital to a healthy therapeutic relationship and I work very hard to build that with my clients. Seeking counseling is one of the most courageous steps towards living your best life possible and I would like to help you on that journey. I am driven by the desire to help people through their difficult times and emotional issues they are facing. We will work together to develop an individualized path to help you through and feel better! I have had the opportunity to work with many different populations and have experiences in various emotional issues: relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, addictions, grief, self-esteem, compassion fatigue, military issues, attachment issues, suicidal ideations, self-esteem/ self-confident, coping skills, and many other issues. I have many years experiencing working with families and spent over five years as a Military & Family Life Counselor working with active duty, National Guard, Reservists, and their families. My counseling style would be described as welcoming, warm and interactive. I believe in treating people with dignity, respect, sensitivity, authenticity and empathy. My approach is holistic and based on evidence based practices. I respect your choice on seeking counseling and I look forward to working with you!

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Kristin Hassell

Offering therapy in VA
License: LPC,CSAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, International Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have over 10 years of experience working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship concerns, mood disorders, disruptive behaviors, self-esteem, substance use, trauma, and LGBTQ.. I've been utilizing skills from treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness-based interventions. My therapy style is to provide a safe and relaxed space as I am here to guide you through the process and assist you along your journey. Talk to you soon!

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Mironda Womack

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW
Anger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigueADHD
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who believes in empowering others to succeed. I have 8 years of experience providing both Christian and Non- Christian counseling. I also believe that establishing a rapport is paramount during the therapy process, and once created, I will identify and utilize the most effective therapeutic approach that will maximize your time, as well as allow you to reach your therapeutic goals. This includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Crisis Intervention Strategies, Motivational Interviewing, and Psychotherapy. l have experience working in both individual and group therapy settings. I am described by former clients, supervisors, and colleagues, as a person who is caring and compassionate, with a known reputation for establishing a good rapport with others and treating all with respect, with a focus on expressing the dignity and worth of all individuals. Since obtaining my Master's Degree in the year 2013, I have devoted my time to developing my skills as a therapist and to increasing my knowledge of issues pertaining to mental health and human behavior. I am currently pursuing my Ph. D degree in the field of Social Work with and specialty focus on Crisis, Disaster, and Intervention as they pertain to human behavior. I would like to thank you as well as, commend you for taking the first step toward becoming the best version of yourself. I look forward to working with you! Thank you for sharing information about yourself. I'm so happy that you reached out for help. I am Mironda Womack, a licensed therapist. You can read more about my background, education, experience, and therapy approach by clicking on my name on this page. I generally check my messages here a few times per day, Monday -Friday, and respond as quickly as I can. I appreciate your patience when it takes a bit longer, as I may be tending to other members or professional/personal responsibilities. I would also appreciate it if you would take the time to read over the telemental health informed consent form and afterward, submit a statement with your full legal name, DOB, and current state of residence, a statement indicating that you agree/confirm the terms and conditions of the form, along with an attachment of your driver's license or photo ID. TELEMENTAL HEALTH INFORMED CONSENT: I understand that the service provided through BetterHelp is not intended for crisis situations and urgent needs. While my therapist, Mironda Womack, LCSW (VA LCSW #0904013707) is a licensed therapist in the state of Virginia, Better Help services and/or online or text-based services may not be the best avenue for me to receive mental health care. If the use of this site or online services is not appropriate for my situation, I understand that my therapist will assist in providing me with additional options of in-person referrals where I can obtain care. VERIFICATION OF IDENTITY AND LOCATION AT THE TIME OF THE SESSION: I understand and agree to provide my therapist with a COPY OF A VALID PHOTO IDENTIFICATION, such as a driver’s license, state ID, or passport, at the start of our work together. This is to verify my identity including my legal name, date of birth, home address, and proof of VA state residency. If my address on the submitted ID is not included or is not current, I will provide my clinician with my current correct address with proof. I agree to provide my clinician with a phone number to reach me in an emergency, as well as an emergency contact name and number. I understand that there will be no recording of any of the online sessions by either party. All information disclosed within sessions and written records pertaining to those sessions are confidential and may not be disclosed to anyone without written authorization, except where the disclosure is permitted and/or required by law. I understand that, for safety reasons, my therapist will NOT meet with clients in a moving vehicle, and that failure to comply will result in the session being canceled. I understand that if I am having suicidal or homicidal thoughts, actively experiencing psychotic symptoms, or experiencing a mental health crisis that cannot be resolved remotely, it may be determined that telemental health services are not appropriate and a higher level of care is required. IN A CRISIS SITUATION, I AGREE THAT I WILL EITHER: TEXT: You can text the Crisis Text Line by texting “Help” to 741-741 PHONE/VOICE: Call the Crisis Hotline via phone at (800) 273-8255 You can also call your psychiatrist, primary care physician, or medical/mental care providers for assistance IN PERSON: Go to your nearest emergency room for in-person help if you are in an immediate crisis. I understand that my confidentiality is fully protected by law with the exceptions of these circumstances: If my therapist has concerns or suspicions of abuse or neglect of a child, elderly person, someone with a disability, or someone otherwise unable to care for themselves. If I present as a risk of harm to myself or others in the professional judgment of my therapist. If my therapist is legally compelled through a subpoena or court order in any court proceedings regarding my care (This is extremely rare, and if it were to happen, we would discuss it thoroughly.). If I choose to sign a Release of Information form. I have read, understand, and agree to the Client Terms of Service at https://www.betterhelp.com/terms/ 70 THIS INCLUDES UNDERSTANDING AND AGREEING THAT: My Better Help clinician cannot provide, verify, or produce reports related to the clinical diagnosis of a mental health condition. While trained to do so, services of this nature must be provided outside of the Better Help site/services at the discretion of my provider. My Better Help clinician cannot provide proof of attendance at, or reports regarding progress in, the use of the site, or services provided through the site. This includes documentation for court, custody agreements, employers, or any other party. My Better Help clinician cannot provide letters of support for Emotional Support Animal designations (or ESA.) I understand that I can seek out online therapy services from another therapist other than Mironda Womack, LCSW or another clinician OUTSIDE of Better Help if I have needs for clinical diagnosis, biopsychosocial assessment with diagnosis (including psychological testing), or referrals for treatment that come from the legal system, child welfare services, or my employer, and may require documentation or proof of attendance. PRIVACY OF SESSIONS: I understand that the privacy laws that protect the confidentiality of my protected health information (PHI) also apply to telemental health unless an exception to confidentiality applies (i.e. mandatory reporting of a child, elder, or vulnerable adult abuse; danger to self or others; I raise mental/emotional health as an issue in a legal proceeding). If having a “live” session with my clinician, my clinician will ensure my privacy by being alone at the time of sessions, as well as having “white noise” devices playing in the meeting space. I understand that I am solely fully responsible for the privacy in my own environment for meetings. To ensure the greatest privacy, my clinician recommends: Ensuring that I am alone in the room I am meeting Using headphones for phone and video sessions whenever possible Muting the microphone (or turning off apps) that listen to my environment, such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Siri on Mac devices, or Bixby on Samsung devices If possible, place a Bluetooth speaker or device outside of the space I am in that plays “white” noise or music to mute any options of hearing me speak during sessions. Scope/Location of Practice I understand that my therapist is ONLY able to work with clients who reside in Virginia full-time. This is a legal requirement for their clinical license to practice, and they will not jeopardize their licensure status by violating this rule. If you are quarantined out-of-state, traveling, working, or residing at college outside of Virginia, please let your therapist know at the start of your work together. There may be some exceptions that can be made; however, you must be a primary resident of Virginia. RISKS AND BENEFITS OF COUNSELING: I understand that there are risks, benefits, and consequences associated with telemental health, including but not limited to, disruption of transmission by technology failures, interruption and/or breaches of confidentiality by unauthorized persons, and/or limited ability to respond to emergencies. I understand that the privacy laws that protect the confidentiality of my protected health information (PHI) also apply to telemental health unless an exception to confidentiality applies (i.e. mandatory reporting of a child, elder, or vulnerable adult abuse; danger to self or others; I raise mental/emotional health as an issue in a legal proceeding). First and foremost, I can’t help if you aren’t here! In making an appointment, you are committing to that time for yourself to the exclusion of others. If you must CANCEL an appointment, you must provide NO LESS THAN 24 HOURS' NOTICE. Failure to cancel in advance may result in changes to the type or frequency of sessions your clinician is able to offer. To gain the most from the therapy process, it’s helpful if you are honest about your commitments to self-examination, understanding, and our relationship. This includes any concerns you may have regarding services or with me. I want to serve you well and appreciate any feedback you may have that will help me to do so. Unwise applications of new learning are a common risk in therapy (e.g. being too harsh when learning to assert yourself) as well as feeling as though you are regressing when feeling vulnerable. Therapy is a process that is often like taking three steps forward and one step back at times, but the overall momentum should be forward. Talking openly about this can help minimize stress about this process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of others that participate in your counseling sessions, such as in family therapy sessions. In marital therapy, secrets between spouses work against successful outcomes; in this regard, your counselor is not obliged to keep secrets of one spouse from the other spouse. It is best to avoid abrupt terminations from counseling and to honestly discuss, preferably by video or phone, the reasons for your desire to end care or transfer to a different clinician. This method can maximize growth and health at these times. TERMINATION OF SERVICES: If you do not interact with me for a period of time (either through appointments or messaging back and forth), I cannot ethically continue a treatment relationship with you. Sometimes I am not the best fit to work with a client for a variety of reasons (personal fit, clinical experience, schedule availability, etc.) Clients can decide to end services or change counselors at any time, however, it is in your best interests to let your therapist know you are doing so in advance. If you’d like to switch counselors within Better Help, you can do so by clicking on the icon in the top right corner of the “Counseling” page and choosing “Change counselor” from the drop-down menu. Make sure you specify in the feedback to support what you are looking for that is different. If you have any trouble with this, please reach out to Support at Contact@betterhelp.com. Know that if you decide to take this action, you will lose all written correspondence with me at that time on your client dashboard. To cancel your BetterHelp subscription, contact Customer Service via email (contact@betterhelp.com) or online at https://www.betterhelp.com/contact/ and ask them to cancel your account altogether. If you cancel your account and decide to return at a later date, Better Help will prompt you upon logging in about whether you would like to return to work with me or find a different therapist. Please know that while I am happy to resume working with you at a later time, this is subject to my availability to see new or returning clients at that time. If you do not cancel your account or request a new therapist, you will continue to show as an “inactive” client on my caseload whether or not you are logging in to the site or participating in services or not. Please note that your agreement for counseling services with me is considered no longer valid once you have not been in contact with me here for a period of 30 (thirty) calendar days. Exceptions to this are only made in the discussion of clear dates and plans between us on a case-by-case basis. On the Better Help site/app, I will continue to send you this same message regularly until you either: 1. respond and resume contact with me, 2. change therapists, or 3. cancel your account. Thank you. BY PROVIDING THE FOLLOWING REQUESTED INFORMATION VIA A MESSAGE YOU ARE LEGALLY AGREEING TO THE TERMS OF THIS FORM: I HAVE READ AND FULLY AGREE TO THE CONDITIONS AND TERMS OF THE CLIENT INFORMATION FORM, ENTER THE DATE THAT YOU AGREED, ALONG WITH YOUR FULL LEGAL NAME, DOB, CURRENT STATE OF RESIDENCE, FULL ADDRESS, COPY OF A CURRENT PHOTO ID OR DRIVER'S LICENSE, ALONG WITH A STATEMENT STATING "I ALSO AGREE TO NOTIFY MY CLINICIAN OF ANY CHANGES PERTAINING TO THIS INFORMATION AND UNDERSTAND THAT MY CLINICIAN WILL DO THE SAME".

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Dr. Angela Roberts

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
28 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor with 28 years of experience. I received a Doctorate of Education degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University, Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Radford University, and Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Hampton University. I am a Certified Crisis Responder and a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have conducted research on the prevalence of PTSD symptoms among Public Safety Professionals in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I am compassionate about helping others towards mental wellness and spiritual growth. One of my favorite anonymous quotes is: “If you are more fortunate than others, build a longer table and not a taller fence”.   My areas of clinical interest and specialties include mind-body, culture and identity development, family dynamics, mood disorders, life transitions, crisis intervention, trauma, and abuse.

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Deitre Smith

Offering therapy in VA
AddictionsRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & 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. 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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Dr. Hurey Hughes

Offering therapy in VA
LGBTRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina and Virginia with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, career difficulties, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Michelle Kyles

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship 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.

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Michael Noel

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
6 years of experience

I believe that there are reasons why we are the way we are. I enjoy helping others identify their strengths and values while processing through their traumas. I use a mindfulness centered approach and I specialize in working with addiction, anxiety, trauma, OCD, and purpose in life.

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Lila Corey

Offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, depression, & 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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Sara Matos

Offering therapy in VA
License: LCSW
Trauma and abuseCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

With over 20 years of experience in the Social Service field, I pride myself on my dedication to the safety, wellbeing and stabilization of the children, adults, and families that I works with. My creativity allows me to utilize a series of treatment modalities to assist in successfully empowering my clients while meeting their psychological needs. My approach is non-judgmental, client-focused and strength-based which encourages my clients to freely engage in the planning and goal identification of their own treatment. A few modalities that I specializes in are: Psycho-Educational, EMDR, Play, Sand Tray, Accelerated Resolution, Solution Focused, Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I often incorporates the Stages of Change in my treatment in efforts to meet my clients, “where they are at”. I have earned a Master’s degree in Social Work and one in Public Administration. As a serious student, Sara maintained a 3.97 GPA in both programs. In addition, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Qualified Supervisor and Substance Abuse Professional. I have provided services to many different populations and have embraced my time and experiences as learning opportunities and growth. I have worked in Child Protection, Program and Youth Development; along with Individual, family, Couples and Group Therapy. I have created curriculums and written proposals to establish and maintain well needed Independent Living Skills programs for adolescents that were aging out of foster care. I understand that although the typical social service organizations are closed during the evening and weekend hours, this does not mean that our clients are not in need of services. Therefore, I am often willing and able to meet with my clients during these times.

How to find counseling in Stuart

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Stuart 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 Stuart 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 Stuart 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 Stuart, 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 Stuart 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 Stuart 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 Stuart 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 Stuart 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 Stuart 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 24171 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 Stuart 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 Stuart 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 Stuart, 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.

Stuart 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.

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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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