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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wakefield, Virginia (Wakefield, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 20

I have gratefully worked with clients for over 20 years, within a local social service agency. I have expertise working with individuals and families impacted by the child welfare system and with individuals who have experienced trauma. I specialize in relationship issues, stress and anxiety management, adjustment disorder and LGBTQ concerns. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Virginia Tech and my Master's Degree from the University of Connecticut. I specialized in Marriage and Family Therapy in my Master's program and consider that a valuable foundation...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wakefield, Virginia (Wakefield, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,CCTP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005 and my Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2010. I have been working with children and adults in a variety of roles and settings for 12 years. I have helped people with many different issues to include anxiety, depression, parenting concerns, and stress management. I have specialized training in trauma and integrative medicine, which allows me to provide a holistic approach. I believe ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wakefield, Virginia (Wakefield, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A., NCC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Eating disorders, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Venise Darisme, M.A. NCC, CCTP, CMHIMP, LPC, EDIT Certified I - Eating Disorder Treatment Clinician I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with BetterHelp. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP). My CMHIMP training focused on Nutrition for Mental Health. Additionally, I am an EDIT Certified I- Eating Disorder Treatment Clinician. I have a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount Universit...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wakefield, Virginia (Wakefield, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): EdD,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

My name is Rhonda Carter, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years’ experience in community mental health, crisis intervention and stabilization services. My areas of specific practice are providing individual and group therapy services to children and adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I provide a comfortable atmosphere for you to express yourself, unburden, and examine those things that hinder you from moving forward in your personal or professional life. I thoroughly enjoy watching individuals change and evolve into the person they...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wakefield, Virginia (Wakefield, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW,CCATP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Welcome to the Better Help Community. Thank you for trusting us to help you. My name is Kristin Scott-Groves and I am licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in Colorado, South Carolina, Florida, and Virginia. I have worked as a clinical therapist and college professor, teaching psychology of lifespan development. I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Master of Social Work degree. I currently hold a certification as a Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and a certification in Dialectical Behavi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wakefield, Virginia (Wakefield, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coaching
Years of Experience: 6

Hello and thank you for reaching out, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia who received my Bachelors and Master’s degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University (NSU) School of Social Work. I am also a retired Chief Petty Officer who grew up in the Washington D. C. area who recognizes and embraces difference and ethnic diversity. I am well known for being an extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and caring mental health professional who has worked with clients including active duty military and Veterans with a wide range of co...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wakefield, Virginia (Wakefield, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

14+ years of experience with individual counseling including most mood disorders. Previous experience with serious mental illnesses in adulthood and work with children ages 5 - 18. Graduated with a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling in 2010 and have been working in counseling/behavioral health and private sector consulting as a fully licensed clinician since 2014.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wakefield, Virginia (Wakefield, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 28

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 w...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wakefield, Virginia (Wakefield, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 18

You're probably asking yourself, "How do I pick a therapist online, and how do you know if she's any good?" This is a fair question that isn't often addressed. On top of that, it is hard to talk to someone you don’t know about your mental health, especially if you’re concerned about it. I am ready to meet you at whatever stage of change you’re in – you have complete ownership of your mental health journey, whether you’re ready for big or little changes, or even if you don’t know. Over the course of my career, I have done a lot of crisis intervention and I’ve wor...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wakefield, Virginia (Wakefield, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Virginia with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, & 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wakefield, Virginia (Wakefield, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

Hi there! Thank you for taking time to view my profile. I am a licensed clinician based in Virginia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping people with 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. 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 - Wakefield, Virginia (Wakefield, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Virginia and Iowa with 9 years of professional counseling experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, and depression. I specialize in confidence, self-esteem and self-image and identity issues. I have extensive training and experience treating issues that stem from trauma, abuse and shame. I’ve worked with clients of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds. My approach to treatment prioritizes client respect and compassion, free from judgment and sensitive to your unique needs. I am truly passionate about helping m...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wakefield, Virginia (Wakefield, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Virginia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wakefield, Virginia (Wakefield, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am licensed in Virginia with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with LGBT-related issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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 - Wakefield, Virginia (Wakefield, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Virginia with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wakefield, Virginia (Wakefield, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

From the outside you look like you have everything figured out. You are working, raising kids, going to school, have friends and family. On the inside you feel like there is something missing, your are reminded of all the times that you failed or scenes from the past that remind of when you were not good enough or when you felt out of control. You feel exhausted from years of trying to keep it together and keep moving. You are tired of putting your guard up and pretending like everything is ok and that you are strong. No more fighting against yourself and feeling ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wakefield, Virginia (Wakefield, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia with approximately 10 years of clinical experience (5 years post-license). My approach is collaborative, solution-focused, client-centered, and strength-based. While I draw on a variety of theoretical approaches, I have generally found that the therapeutic alliance is what is most important. I believe that you are the expert of your own story -- and together we can find ways to see this in a healing light or write new chapters, according to your goals. I also believe that each one of us possesses many diffe...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wakefield, Virginia (Wakefield, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

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, & trauma and abuse. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wakefield, Virginia (Wakefield, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Virginia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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 - Wakefield, Virginia (Wakefield, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Virginia with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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

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 Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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 Wakefield or elsewhere in Sussex 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 Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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 Wakefield, 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 Wakefield, 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 23888 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 Wakefield:

23888

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.