West Virginia is known for the Cass Scenic Railroad. In life, you may feel like a train at times. Your train can be fast and takes you to the right destination in a matter of minutes. Other times, it can make many stops and even end up crashing. 

A counselor can be a person who makes sure your train is chugging along at just the right speed. All you need to do is to speak to a counselor in West Virginia. 

 

This is Heather Pack's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
MA,LPCS,NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a mental health counselor in WV and NC. I love working in the helping field. I have 15 years experience with School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling and Substance Abuse Counseling. I have done everything from running treatment centers for addiction, to providing case management support for people with Schizophrenia. I have worked with 100's of clients, and each story is inspiring and incredible. The resiliency I see in the people I work with just proves how powerful the human spirit can be. Some other personal things about me, I am also a dance in...

This is Charlotte Whipkey's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

We will get along well if words such as contemplative, mystery and soul resonate. If you are familiar the work of individuals along the lines of Wayne Dyer, Richard Rohr, Gabor Mate. If you are eager to be here. I practice a holistic, person-centered approach and the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model will play a significant role in our interactions. To that end, you will learn to engage with your emotions in a way that is empowering and deeply healing. IFS is a deeply thoughtful process and requires you to be ready to engage. I do not get pa...

This is Jennifer Paugh 's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
MSW,LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Please note; due to licensure I'm only available to work with West Virginia residents. I do not provide couples' counseling. I find great joy in my work and providing therapy is truly my passion. I offer a secular approach to therapy but can honor and respect anyone's spiritual beliefs. I find that the foundation of a good therapeutic relationship is trust and rapport. Although a therapist's experience and education should certainly be taken into account, finding a therapist that you feel conveys true warmth and empathy is of great importance. I have been a social...

This is Ashley Hutchens's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
LICSW,ACSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome! For the last five years, I have been working in a community mental health setting with all ages and backgrounds. In doing so, I have gained experience in bettering the lives of people with depression, anxiety, phobias, trauma, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, relationship issues, family conflicts, self-esteem issues, addictions and many others. My passion for counseling is driven by the small changes that lead to remarkable discover. In using Cognitive Behavior Therapy, your thoughts will lead t...

This is Anna Lehew's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
MSW,LICSW,EMDR
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I realize it feels risky to come to counseling, however, my approach is nonjudgmental and collaborative, working with the you to identify the root cause of problems so we can identify solutions for moving forward! I view my clients as courageous for taking this first step toward change! I have a master of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh (2014) and am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in West Virginia and Ohio. I specialize in working with youth and adults who are experiencing mental health symptoms, PTSD, addiction, and/ or behavior...

This is Meghan Morgan's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
PhD,LICSW,LISW-S
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in both Ohio and West Virginia. I have earned a PhD in Human & Social Sciences. I currently reside in Florida and enjoy a sunny lifestyle. I have 15 years of experience working in a therapeutic role with clients and their families. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy challenges, end of life planning, caregiver burdens, and coping with the stressors of every day life. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in tr...

This is Ava Roush's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
MS,LPC,ALPS
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed professional counselor with over 7 years of counseling experience. I have treated a variety of disorders including: depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, borderline personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, addictions and PMDD. I have also helped individuals struggling with physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. My style of therapy is warm, enthusiastic, and upbeat! I follow a non-judgemental approach and I believe that seeking help is the first step towards wellness. My therapy approach is a mix of acceptance and commitment therapy, d...

This is Linda Empfield's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
MS, LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! My name is Linda Karen Empfield. I have been a licensed clinical mental health counselor for over 20 years. I have extensive experience working with many different diagnoses, including but not limited to, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Domestic Violence, and Codependency to name a few. I am very proud of all the many people I have had the opportunity to counsel and help them to reach positive outcome goals in their lives. I strive to provide the highest quality care, utilizing evidence- based treatment modalities to help individuals in gaining awareness, and to l...

This is Percival Fisher, Jr. 's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Hello Everyone! My name is Percival Fisher, Jr. However, you can call me "Percy" and I have been providing individual and group psychotherapy for 12 years. I am here to assist you to reach your goals in therapy. I provide a safe, warm, and interactive space to talk about your presenting issues. I have experience providing therapy to individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, "coming out"/LGBTQIA related issues, and family conflicts. I utilize multiple treatment modalities (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Traum...

This is Deborah Osborn's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
LCSW,NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 23

Thankyou for reading my profile. It is difficult to convey my work in few paragraphs. I have been counseling since 1998 when I completed my first master's degree in Counseling. I later earned a second masters in Clinical Social Work. I understand that change is not easy and I know that no single approach to change works for everyone. With this in mind, I am willing to draw upon a number of modalities. I use techniques from mindfulness and gratitude along with traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Reality Therapy to develop a...

This is Lynn DiFatta's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
LCSW-C
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello! My name is Lynn DiFatta and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Maryland. I completed graduate school in 2004 but began working in mental health in 2000. I have experience in both long term and short term psychiatric inpatient care, emergency care, and private practice. I have extensive experience in Trauma Disorders (PTSD, CPTSD, Dissociative Disorders, Anxiety) and significant experience with depression, self injury, mood disorders, sexual/intimacy struggles, and relationships. Additionally, I have given seminars and educational lec...

This is rhonda henning's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
MA, LPC, NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Board-Certified Counselor in West Virginia. I earned my master's degree from Marshall University with an emphasis in correctional counseling. I have years of experience providing evidence-based practices to adults, couples and teens with behavioral health issues, substance use disorders, recovery supports, trauma, and co-occurring disorders. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and addi...

This is Lisa  Rich's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
MA LPC JSOCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

I have been a counselor for 24 years now and have worked with many clients and in different settings, including private practice, inpatient hospitalization, in home counseling, agency counselor, residential and lots of crisis settings. It has been a pleasure to help many people with so many different problems including depression, trauma and abuse, addictions, anxiety, family conflict and grief and loss issues and many others. I utilize many different approaches such as CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, trauma informed, narrative, client centered. I prefer to ...

This is Michael Starr's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
LCSW,LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 6

I have been practicing for over 6 years and am currently licensed in the State of New York and West Virginia. I have experience working with a wide array of individuals. If you are experiencing, anxiety, depression, difficulty adjusting to life changes, or caring for an ill loved one, therapy is about you, your experiences, the way you see the world and the way you manage the stressors that enter your life. You know you better than anyone else, and you have the ability to make those changes in order to live your best life. There are a variety of therapeutic modali...

This is Dr. Darlene Daneker's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
PhD,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I believe that people are responsible for and capable of making their own decisions within the context of their environment. We are all controlled by our environment to a certain extent but we have more control that we realize. We always have freedom to choose. I believe that all behaviors are purposeful and that these behaviors are designed to meet our needs. At times, there are better ways to get our needs met which requires changing our behaviors. We are capable of learning new behaviors, of changing behaviors, and of eliminating behaviors that cause unhealthy ...

This is April Lucas's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
LPC,LPCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello, I am April, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC/LPCC ) in KY and WV with over 10 years experience working in an array of counseling settings. I offer individual, child, and family counseling. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns, emotional trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting problems, career challenges and relationship issues. My approach to counseling is Cognitive Behavioral. I will support you while addressing your mental, emotional, and social needs. Therapeutic modalities I use include cognitive-behavioral, emotionally focused, sol...

This is George Grover's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
M.S. LPC
Specialties: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in the state of West Virginia with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with substance abuse, trauma, depression & anxiety. 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 and empower you in that journey. Please keep in mind even though this is an online counseling forum. I am only licensed to prac...

This is Sylvia Thomas's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
LISW-S,CDCA
Specialties: Addictions, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 7

A compassionate and caring Masters level, licensed independent social worker-supv. Veteran of Regular U.S. Army and Air Force. Retired from the VA Healthcare System. My treatment approach for Individual Therapy & Counseling begins with motivational interviewing, client-centered, strengths-based and changes with behaviors and/or branches out to what works in collaboration with the Client. Some evidenced based therapies used are Cognitive Behavior, Dialectical Behavior, Humanistic, Existential, Narrative Therapy, and others as indicated. I believe I can be an asset ...

This is Lisa Lacy's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello!  Sometimes we all need a sounding board to help us navigate those difficult storms in our lives. Have you ever wondered," how will I move forward? What should I do next? I know what I’m supposed to be doing but I just can’t? I feel paralyzed by uncertainty or fear." It might be that you are at your wits end in a relationship, have experienced a loss, or have unresolved trauma or resentment.  If any of these sound familiar to you, I can help! We can work together to help you identify your strengths, while implementing new tools to help you gain confidence...

This is Elisha Baker's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in West Virginia with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression and addictions. 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.

What Can Therapists In West Virginia Help You With?

A therapist in West Virginia can practice anything from marriage and family counseling to CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and can help with depression, stress, or anxiety.

They can help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or deal with your past. Around 629504 people are living in West Virginia, and because an estimated one in four people are dealing with some form of mental illness nationally, it is likely that you or someone you know could benefit from the support of a licensed counselor.

Why Are Many Residents In The State Of West Virginia Working With A Licensed Counselor?

The reasons people choose to see a psychologist vary, of course, but there are a number of reasons why starting therapy sessions on our platform can help you. Whether you live in the city of or in the Washington county, we can match you with a licensed therapist who can suit your needs.

Take a look at our extensive network of counselors and online psychologists in West Virginia who are ready to help you get happy!