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Jessica Zike

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficulties
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Not Accepting New Clients at this Time. My name is Jessica and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and Maryland with 20 years' experience in many states on the East Coast. My Masters in Social Work is from Boston University and I love assisting others to make changes and improve their lives. I am currently accepting clients who are looking for messaging or live typing (chat) sessions. I check messages and respond intermittently from 9 AM - 2:30 PM Monday - Friday and have availability for live chat sessions between 10:00 AM-2:30 PM Monday-Friday. We can use about an hour a week through detailed email check-ins (about an hour a week of reading and writing) or a 45-minute weekly live session and a few briefer email check-ins. I have worked with individuals through brief and long-term therapy. I have special expertise in stress reduction, anxiety, career issues, and addiction recovery. It is important to me to really get to know the person I am working with and adapt my counseling style to meet your needs. I like to set practical goals to help you make changes in your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that solve problems. I try to provide resources and worksheets so you can continue to focus on your growth outside of messaging or live sessions. It is hard to make this first step and I commend you and hope to work with you. Take care of yourself, Jessica Zike, LCSW

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Christien Harden

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW,LCAS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Christien Harden, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (NC and VA), Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (NC) and Certified Clinical Supervisor (NC). While attending graduate school at East Carolina University, my focus and study was the LGBT community and co-occurring disorders. It is my wish to assist those struggling with mental health and substance use issues by providing an experienced, caring atmosphere to grow and heal. Overall, I want to talk about the matters that matter to you. Life isn't always easy but, it should not always be a struggle. I offer a wide range of therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy as well as Motivational Interviewing to assist individuals throughout the therapeutic process. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve wholeness and wellness at your own pace. During my career I have worked in hospital-based settings serving as a triage specialist in the ED of a major hospital system, floor therapist for those afflicted with severe and persistent mental illness, and served as a Director of Outpatient Services for intensive outpatient care and a partial hospitalization program. At present, I oversee therapists working with those afflicted with severe and persistent mental illness in an inpatient setting. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my partner, our families, and our dogs. Generally, you will find me (when not working) on the beaches of NC and FL, or the mountains of Colorado. Christien Harden, MSW, MATC, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

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Ivan Resto

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has 15 years of experience in the field. I strive to provide individuals with the highest quality counseling services. Through compassion, knowledge, and respect, I work all individuals to encourage personal growth and development. Whether struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, family relational problems, ADHD, or any number of other difficulties, it is my goal to help you and your family in achieving your goals and improving your quality of life. At some point in our lives, we all will need assistance and someone with whom to talk. I am here to assist you on your journey toward a happier and healthier future.

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Arielle Griffin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of Florida, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the District of Columbia with three years of post-graduate experience. I have worked in both outpatient medical clinic care, acute hospital care, and with Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs. I also have experience providing individual, group, and family therapy to those who have experienced trauma or are navigating grief. In addition to this, I work with clients experiencing stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges and more. I would describe my style as inviting and caring. My counseling approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic and Client-centered therapy. I will listen, support you, and provide compassion. Together, we will work to ensure our sessions and treatment plan will be unique and designed to fit your needs. I am eager to work with you regarding issues you may be having. I understand it is not always easy to begin therapy, but I am here to help and empower you. Outside my work as a therapist, I enjoy reading, traveling, taking yoga classes, exercising and practicing mindfulness.

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Alesha Perkins

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,CCM
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and North Carolina. I've been working in this field for over 20 years with over 15 years of experience in providing individual and family therapy. I have worked in a variety of settings and provided therapy to children, adults and geriatric populations. I have worked with clients dealing with a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, divorce, career challenges, substance abuse, medical diagnoses, etc. I enjoy connecting with people and helping them to make changes to meet the goals they have set for themselves. My counseling style is nonjudgmental and empathetic. I want clients to feel empowered to lead and know they have the autonomy to make the decisions they choose with no judgment. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, motivational interviewing and solution-focused counseling. I'm easygoing and authentic which makes it easy for clients to freely talk to me. I'm glad that you have decided to start this journey towards being a better you. I'm here to guide you on this journey and look forward to working with you!

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Cynthia Vasquez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changesCoaching
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Overwhelmed? Trouble sleeping? Difficulties with everyday tasks or decision making? New goals you are focusing on? Healing from loss? These situations can be very painful, they are common, especially given all the changes in our world the last two years. Unfortunately, many people are often hesitant to take the time or seek the support they need for themselves, which ends up impacting you as the individual and those around you. I want to provide you a safe place to navigate through your current phase of life and support you through your growth. I want to help you make those life changes and find those solutions all while enjoying the process as you discover and to begin experiencing yourself in new ways. Life can pass us by so quickly, especially in times we are feeling distressed. Together you will find ways to manage your emotional pain, deal with everyday life issues as they come up; and to recognize and find meaning and purpose in your work, love life, friendships, family and more. During my 10+ years as a therapist, I have worked with individuals, couples, & families including First Responders, Military, and Veterans. Together, we have done work to find healing and understanding in difficult situations. I specialize in trauma therapy, sleep enhancement practices, & couples’ therapy. I’ve also spent many years working with those suffering from chronic health issues, grief, and end of life processing. Deciding to seek therapy can be intimidating, but I hope you’ll reach out and see if there’s a connection and we will get started on your journey together.

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Cynthia Harford

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Virginia with 19 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 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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Julia Fill

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

It takes so much courage to be vulnerable & face the many issues we encounter throughout our lives. Taking the first step to engage in therapy is a win & I am so proud of you for making that initial decision! Situations, people, conflicts, trauma, stress -- can sometimes seem daunting, out of our control, or difficult to resolve. The hardships we go through may force us to neglect ourselves which can result in anger, anxiety, depression, & more. Therapy is a safe & protected space where you can express your feelings, explore changes you want for yourself or want in your relationships. In therapy we can learn tools & coping skills to help you live more freely & positively in your day to day life. Together we can work collaboratively to identify & harness the resilience & strengths you already have. YOU are the expert on you & we can work together to help you move towards healing & growth. I am licensed in Virginia (LCSW) with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress & anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief & loss, & motivation, self esteem, & confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, & compassion.

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Dr. Jonathan Behler

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

In life, you seek out the ability to have peace, harmony, a fulfilling career, and a happy family. However, sometimes these things do not happen, or things go astray. Life happens, tragedy comes about, or situations arise to make you feel unhinged. Sometimes, you just need someone with whom you can unload. Someone who will walk you through solutions to the problems at hand. I would like to be that person for you. I have a Master's of Divinity in Theology, a Master's in Professional Counseling and a Ph.D. in Psychology. I am certified in AACC counseling with panic disorder; Neurobiology and Addiction; Certified Clinical Trauma Professional; and Certified in PCIT for Traumatized Children. I also have a certification in sexuality and sexual addiction. I have experience working with clients with depression, anxiety, PTSD, Tourette Syndrome, OCD, marital issues and numerous other mental health issues. I have also worked with military members and their families dealing with PTSD related issues. I have also worked with clergy members and their families dealing with issues of the church.

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Christopher Elswick

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Virginia with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, depression, & coping with life changes. 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Troutville

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

Therapists in Troutville, 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 Troutville 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 Troutville 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 Troutville 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 Troutville 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 Troutville 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 Troutville?

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

Troutville 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 Troutville 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 Troutville 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 24175 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 Troutville counselor?

Before seeing your Troutville 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 Troutville.

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 Troutville 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 Troutville 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 Troutville, 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.

Troutville 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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