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 Ken Powers's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
MSW,LICSW,BCD
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Greetings and welcome to my profile. My name is Ken Powers, Jr. and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Actually, I am licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in three states. I serve as the Director of Behavioral Health for a Federally Qualified Health Care Facility (FQHC). I am a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers through the National Association of Social Workers. I am also a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work through the American Association of Clinical Social Workers. The American Board of Examiners in Clinica...

This is A. Kim Haws's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
LPC,MC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 40

It's been my privilege to serve individuals who have struggled with life issues that have made their lives difficult for them. These issues often lead to depression, anxiety and low-self esteem depending on they are processed and how we think about them. I have been helping people deal with these life issues and resulting inner conflicts for over 40 years. With a Masters in Counseling and my professional and personal experiences, I am in a unique position to provide you with a variety of approaches and strategies to resolve these conflicts. I believe tha...

This is Charlotte Whipkey's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
LICSW
Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 6

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 and Richard Rohr. If you are eager to be here. If you plan on making this a priority. Please, do not waste my time if you have only a passing interest here. This is a process and requires a presence that some people are unable or unwilling to navigate. I practice the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model and you can expect to learn to engage with your emotions in a way that is empowering and deeply ...

This is Debbie McClintic's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
EdS,LPC,NCC
Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

Hello, I am a graduate of Marshall University with an Educational Specialist degree in Counseling. I am also a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Approved Licensed Professional Supervisor(ALPS) in West Virginia. I have over 25 years of experience working with children, teens and young adults. I continue to attend conferences and am always seeking to learn new techniques to better assist my clients. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting ...

This is Stacy Gooden's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
MA,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello and welcome! No matter what has brought you in search of help, I'm proud of you for taking the first step! I have Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of West Virginia. I have 17 years working experience in providing therapy services. I've worked with adults, teenagers, children of all ages, and their families. I have provided individual, group, couples, and family counseling. I typically use the cognitive-behavioral approach to help you work through whatever your current issues might be. I'm...

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 Tiffany Campbell's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
MA,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed professional counselor in West Virginia with over 7 years providing individual and group therapy in various settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, managing moods, life stressors, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I am certified to work with clients that have experienced trauma. My counseling style is warm and collaborative. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approac...

This is Lorie Mullan's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! My name is Lorie Mullan and I am a licensed independent clinical social worker providing mental health services in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. In 2015, I received my Master of Social Work degree from West Virginia University and have spent my subsequent years treating the mental health needs of children, adolescents, and their families as well as adults seeking individual services. For children and adolescents, my experience includes both residential, emergency shelter and outpatient child and adolescent behavioral health services, with specia...

This is Dr. Tammy McClain's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
PsyD
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 26

I have been a clinical psychologist since 1994, and I am currently licensed in West Virginia. I have also been a college professor at West Liberty University since 2006. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, parenting problems, nursing home concerns, career challenges, and PTSD I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-...

This is John Haynes's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
Specialties: Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

I am an independently licensed Therapist who has worked with people of all ages and backgrounds. I have spent time working with adults, children and families over the past five years. I have worked with children who have severe trauma that effects their daily routine and have also worked with adults who have experienced a mental health crisis due to past trauma. My goal is to help people achieve all they want in life by helping them evaluate their needs and organize their thoughts and emotions. I want my clients to have successful relationships in all aspects ...

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 Ann Sumpter 's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Eating disorders, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue
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, lgbt-related issues, eating disorders, & career difficulties. 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.

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

Hi and thanks for stopping by! I am Amber, a licensed independent clinical social worker from West Virginia. If you’re looking to experience a safe, nonjudgmental space to heal and grow, send me a message! During sessions with me, I will empathetically listen, and offer skills to support your emotional wellbeing and mental health. Let me help you process and heal from trauma, manage your anxiety and depressive symptoms, build your self-esteem and improve your communication skills. I look forward to watching your grow into the person, you want to become.

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.

This is Ashley Wilock's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in multiple states with 12+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, personality disorders & trauma and abuse. 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. States Licensed: MA, ME, VT, WV

This is Christina Renzler's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

"Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step." -- Mariska Hargitay Hi there! You have made a huge decision to take care of your mental health and I am so glad you're here. The hardest part is crossing that threshold, reaching out for help, but you have done just that, and just know that I'm proud of you already. My name is Christina Renzler, and I've lived in West Virginia much of my life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of West Virginia. I received my Bachelors degree in Psychology...

This is Jennifer Wickersham's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
MS,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

Hello, I am Jenn Wickersham, L.P.C. and reside in St. Louis, Missouri. I have been licensed and providing therapy for over 20 years. My background and experience has allowed me to work and assist several children and adolescents, adults and families. I have also provided clinical assessments in order to determine appropriate interventions. I believe in least restrictive interventions and online and phone therapy is proven effective in assisting with personal achievement. My experience is working with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, PTSD, abuse and trauma, r...

This is Michele Hordyszynski's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in New Jersey with 25 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 in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Dustin Baldwin's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

I am licensed in West Virginia with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Greg Zuk's avatar and link to their profile
West Virginia
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Congratulations, the fact that you are reading this tells me that you are serious about getting your life back on track and that you have taken the 1st step by seeking some assistance. I have dedicated my life to working with people and helping them overcome whatever obstacles that hold them back from being the best version of themselves. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, providing group, individual, and family therapy. Usually I have done this through working in the local hospitals, treatment centers, residential units, etc… but recently ...

How Can Therapists In West Virginia Support You?

therapist in West Virginia can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 629504 people live in West Virginia, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for a licensed therapist in West Virginia may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

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

The reason for reaching out to a therapist can be a personal experience for each person. Many individuals work with a therapist for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a specific county in West Virginia, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed therapist tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

A few topics that therapists in West Virginia may support clients with can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers potential access to over 30,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency Services

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How Much Does A Therapist Cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.  

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How Do I Know If I Should Get A Therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. 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.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many therapists provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in West Virginia can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to a therapist's office.

Does Insurance Cover Therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Private practice therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is Online Therapy Safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.