Woodstock, Virginia was established in 1761 under a land grant by Lord Fairfax and was originally called Miller Town. George Washington sponsored the charter and Thomas Jefferson designed the courthouse, which was built using native limestone. The courthouse is the oldest courthouse west of the Blue Ridge Mountains that are still in use. Your personal history may follow you in good ways at times while at other times, it leaves you feeling down and distraught.

You don’t have to wrestle with your mind all alone. Get matched up today with a licensed mental health counselor in the Woodstock area that can help you make sense of everything that’s bothering you. Check it out right away.

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Lilia Adams

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,CSAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I've worked closely with active duty military couples experiencing the challenges or military lifestyle that can, if not addressed, impact family stability. I possess a non-judgmental attitude and have an appreciation and respect for diversity and the value of individual differences associated with race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, age or disability. My goal is to establish and maintain professional rapport with my clients in order to support them in resolving issues and problems of which they are finding difficult to navigate or resolve. I am genuinely concerned and sensitive to the needs and feelings of other's and am committed to provide effective service delivery, recognizing that experiences, perceptions, and worldviews are unique to each individual. Looking forward to the opportunity to meet and work with you

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Dr. Naharia Holt-Elliott

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Virginia with over 10 years of experience. I am a mother and Army veteran with an extensive background and training in working with individuals with mental health issues as well as those that struggle with daily stress of relationships, work and depression. I specialize in providing services to individuals and families that are having difficulties managing stress and anxiety, struggling with coping skills, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, combat, substance abuse, family and relational issues. I have a Doctorate in Mental Health Counseling and I am a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. Specialties •Depression •Trauma and PTSD •Grief Issues •Anger Management •Anxiety •Career Counseling •Divorce •Dual Diagnosis •Ethnic/Cultural Issues •Life Transitions •Marital and Premarital •Relationship Issues •Stress •Substance Use •Women's Issues Mental Health •Personality Disorders Types of Therapy • Coaching • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) •Cognitive Processing (CPT) • Dialectical (DBT) • Family / Marital • Family Systems • Humanistic • Interpersonal • Motivational Interviewing • Multicultural • Narrative • Person-Centered • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT) • Strength-Based •Structural Family Therapy • Trauma Focused Modality •Individuals •Couples •Family I look forward to working with you!

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April Day

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): LCMHC,LPC,CSOTP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! First, I want to say welcome. It takes a great deal of courage to seek help and even more courage to work toward change. Should it be with me or another professional, I encourage you to stay the course because the results are worth it. Now, about me. I am a Licensed Counselor in both Virginia and North Carolina with over five years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a broad range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family dynamic stress, poor communication habits, and abuse. I have worked in the mental health field for over 12 years, holding various roles at a community-based agency providing services to children and adults. I have provided support in both school and home-based services assisting individuals and families with a wide variety of needs, including Autism, ADHD, and Anxiety to living with serious mental illnesses such as Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia. My counseling style is empathetic, mindful, and client-centered, yet direct and straightforward. I believe that every person should be treated with respect and dignity, but most importantly, I pride myself on demonstrating compassion for all and being sensitive to the needs of others. I believe that people are usually doing their best, but sometimes just need extra help. If you are ready to take the next steps to begin living a more fulfilling and self-empowered lifestyle, I’d love to help support you along the way. I look forward to working with you. Thank you!

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Alisa Branch

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Counselor License Type(s): LCMHC NC,LPC VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am Alisa Branch and I'm excited you've found my page. I truly aspire to be a breath of fresh air for my clients therefore my approach is interactive, warm, and accepting. My job is to provide support and guidance to my client by providing feedback, task to focus on between sessions, and tools to improve coping skills. Nothing makes me happier than helping my clients feel better about themselves! I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Master of Science degree in Community Agency Counseling from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia I've amassed over 13 years of experience in Outpatient Mental Health counseling. I have experience working in different settings such as Community Mental Health Agency, Private Practice, and Community Medical Center. Prior to working in the Outpatient Mental Health field I gained 8 years of experience working in different settings such as Inpatient Psychiatric Facility and Mobile Crisis. I believe in utilizing multiple treatment modalities to fit the needs of my clients, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Trauma Informed Care, and Solution Focused. I have gained a wealth of experience working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families dealing with a number of life stressors to include relationship issues, grief, work related issues, past trauma, self esteem issues, behavioral issues, decision making issues, and communication issues to name a few. I also have experience working with a number of diagnoses such as Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, and Borderline Personality Disorder to name a few. Seeking therapy can be a scary and intimidating step, however once you make that step, I take immense pride in being a source of guidance and support in your journey to mental wellness.

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Victor "Spencer" Ferguson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
38 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia. I have 38 years of clinical experience working with many amazing people during their time of need. I have extensive experience helping others with general relationship issues, trauma, marital and parenting issues, substance abuse, self-esteem and self-perception improvements. I believe you are the expert in your story. I am prepared to listen and assist you in improving your situation. I believe you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things in life that challenge you. It takes courage to ask for help. I am ready to work with you in making your life happier and healthier. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Melanie Nix

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
LGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Virginia and North Carolina with 18 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Angela Meadows

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

I am licensed in Virginia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience working from youth ages 4-17 and adults ages 18-60. I have experiences primarily working with individuals with anxiety, depression, adhd, trauma, and personality disorders. I am religious/spiritual and can compliment that side of your needs if you so prefer. 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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Dr. Mary Ann Callen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a VA licensed clinical psychologist who believes that an effective therapeutic relationship blends mutual respect, supportive candor, and gentle humor. I have extensive experience working with Active-Duty service members and retired veterans, first responders, healthcare professionals, and their family members. I work with individuals who are experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, grief, burnout and/or other life stress and challenges. Many of my clients experienced traumatic events, combat or first-responder incidents or forms of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. These individuals, and frequently their family members, were negatively impacted by symptoms of PTSD. I have extensive experience using evidence-based trauma therapies including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. I am also a certified provider and ASCH approved consultant for Clinical Hypnosis. Please know that treatments are available and research shows that evidence-based therapy can improve both personal and professional functioning. Let’s work together.

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Laurel Stanley-Glynn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina and in Massachusetts with over 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience working with clients with anxiety, trauma, grief, stress, depression, domestic violence, PTSD and other mental health issues. I use multiple theories depending on the patient and the issue they wish to resolve. 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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Britney Jordan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in VA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorder
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Virginia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Woodstock

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

Therapists in Woodstock, 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 Woodstock 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 Woodstock 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 Woodstock 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 Woodstock 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 Woodstock 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 Woodstock?

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

Woodstock 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 Woodstock 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 Woodstock 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 22664 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 Woodstock counselor?

Before seeing your Woodstock 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 Woodstock.

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 Woodstock 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 Woodstock 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 Woodstock, 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.

Woodstock 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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