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Dr. Barbara Brady

Offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LPC, Marriage Couples & Family PM
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefAnger managementCareer difficulties
25 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, hold a post-masters certification in Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling, completed Basic Family Mediation certification training, and am a lifelong learner. I continue to take courses, attend workshops and other training to ensure my skills are up-to-date and I am always well-prepared to support my clients. With over 25 years of counseling experience, my areas of expertise include working with adolescents, families, young adults and couples in a counseling relationship in the areas of career planning, improving relationships, reducing stress and anxiety, dealing with grief and loss, gender identity issues, child custody issues, parenting issues, conflict resolution, anger management, domestic violence, and more. My passion is helping people achieve their dreams and live happy, fulfilling lives. Counseling is providing support to individuals who reach out, helping them set goals; recognize and address barriers; examine how they are getting in their own way and how they are letting others impede their success and happiness. I enjoy helping my clients set goals and take action steps to move in the direction they want to go. My counseling style is supportive and non-judgmental, helping the client move from being problem focused to being solution focused. My goal is to help clients find a therapeutic process that works best for them, depending on the issue they are dealing with and their unique personalities and needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. Congratulations for reaching out for help. This is a first big step in getting the support you need to gain power over your struggles and to begin living the life you have always dreamed of living. I look forward to working with you in this new journey.

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Charlotte Whipkey

Offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): LICSW
AddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a therapist

We will get along well if you are a problem aware individual who is looking for ways to build relationship with your emotions. You want to quit overcoming, conquering, strategizing AT your emotions. You are now ready to get to the root cause of what is troubling you, to experience long term change and learn to show up from an authentic place.

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Tamara Banks

Offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): MA, EdS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

Hi! My name is Tamara. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have been working in the counseling field since 2001. I hold certifications as a National Board Certified Counselor, School Counselor and Violence, Loss and Trauma Counseling. I earned my Master's in Counseling and Educational Specialist in Counselor Supervision degrees from Marshall University Graduate College, where I also work as an adjunct professor. I have experience working with clients of all ages, school aged to adult, who have experienced depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, self-esteem, self-harm, PTSD, and trauma. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches including impact therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused, transactional analysis, choice theory and trauma therapies. I tailor my approach to you and your needs. I believe it is important to find a therapist who is a good fit. I am a compassionate and straightforward counselor who is genuinely interested in the improvement in your quality of life. I believe we all need a little help and support from time to time, and I hope to help erase the stigma that is sometimes associated with "seeing a counselor". It takes courage to reach out. If you are ready to take that next step, I am ready to work with you. I work full time as a school counselor, so I schedule my own appointments. Once we determine that we are a good fit for working together, you can tell me times that work best for you for an appointment, and I will schedule . It has been my privilege and honor to work with my clients, and I am looking forward to working with you.

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Amber Johnson

Offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana and West Virginia. I have nine years of experience working in the mental health field, specifically with counseling for the past five years. I have experience working with clients dealing with a vast array of issues including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, stress, abuse, trauma, addictions, emotional instability, career, relationship, and parenting issues. I use an eclectic approach to counseling, which means I use several different therapeutic approaches according to the needs of my client. Three approaches I use most often are derived from cognitive behavioral, solutions focused, and rational emotive. I provide individual, couples, and family counseling in order to help facilitate change, healing, and restoration. My ideal client is one who is struggling in life and willing to be open and honest. Every person has a story made up of different experiences that impact who you are. As your counselor I want to listen to you and learn about your experiences, so I can help you reach your goals and become the best version of yourself. Counseling is similar to life in that it is not always easy and painless, but as your counselor I will be here to support and walk alongside you in this journey. I want you to know that where you are now does not have to be where you stay, and that you are worth it! I’d like to give you a brief overview of myself and experience. I graduated with my bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2012 from Concord University in Athens, WV, at which point I began working as an in-home counselor for children and families involved with child services and/or the court system due to behavioral issues. After a year in that setting, I began pursuing my master's degree in clinical mental health counseling through Regent University. While pursuing my degree, I worked as a case manager for physically and developmentally disabled clients, and then I transitioned to a private practice setting for my internship. Since graduation in 2016, I have counseled patients in a mental health inpatient/outpatient facility, and then juveniles in a group home and detention setting. While I enjoyed the experience gained from both of those settings, in 2018, I decided to go back to private practice; I love the flexibility, the atmosphere, and ability to work with couples, which I am very passionate about. Also, client care is my priority. Through the years, I have acquired experience counseling individuals as young as six years old, couples, families, and groups. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am here for you whenever you are ready. I look forward to hearing from you, and I welcome any questions or concerns you may have about this process.

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Ophelia Opoku Acheampong

Offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a therapist

I’m Ophelia and I’m excited you have found my page. I love working with young adults and adults to find their passion in life, remove the blocks that prevent them from being their most awesome self and learn to live a life they've envisioned. Over the course of my professional career, I have acquired significant clinical experience with individuals and groups in the following areas: • Christian Counseling • Communication skills • Depression and Bipolar Disorder • Immigration and Adjustment Distress • Anxiety Disorders • Acculturation Issues • Conflict Resolution • Family and Relationship Issues • Anger and Stress Management • Chronic Mental Illness • Couple’s Conflict • Self-image and Self-Esteem Issues I utilize a variety of techniques, including dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, emotionally focused couples therapy, crisis intervention, stress management, assertiveness training, mood management, anxiety reduction, empowerment and work/life balance. I firmly believe that even the most precious of all gems needs to be chiseled and faceted to attain its best shine. I am excited about your decision to work to be the whole person you were created to be!

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Lisa Rich

Offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): MA LPC JSOCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
26 years of experience as a therapist

I have been a counselor for 26 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 match my therapy style with what the client needs. I am a good listener and value the rapport and or relationship building as an essential part of the client and therapy process. I have a very gentle style with my interactions but will challenge you when needed. It is my goal to help you learn the coping skills, tools you need to help you to live a life worth living and be your best self! :)

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Kerry Beth Harper

Offering therapy in WV
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementDepression
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed counselor in West Virginia with 5 years of professional work experience. I have worked with people who have needed general mental health help such as,stress and anxiety. I have helped many couples learn to love and respect each other and build better relationships. There are so many strategies that can be used to bring a better sense of fulfillment I believe that you are the expert of your own story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Take that first step with me. I am here for you.

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Sara Zahlen

Offering therapy in WV
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesAnger management
20 years of experience as a therapist

Hi! My name is Sara and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 20 years of experience in the field. I am licensed to practice in both Florida and West Virginia. I provide clinical supervision for those seeking licensure in the Social Work profession. I specialize in relationship issues, intimate partner violence and domestic violence, as well as anger management. I can work with both those who use and experience violence in their relationships. I offer classes addressing anger related issues and how to improve effective communication in relationships. I practice from a strengths perspective and trauma informed approach with the use of evidenced based treatments. I graduated with my Master’s Degree from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL in 2005. I have experience working with adolescents, Veterans, women specific care, couples, and those dealing with end-of-life related issues for those who are terminally ill and their caregivers. I am also skilled in providing services for those experiencing depression and anxiety disorders. I currently coordinate an intimate partner violence program. I am the mom of one son and who loves to play sports, so that keeps us very active in the community. I enjoy reading in my spare time, gardening and doing home improvement projects. I'm easy going, have a good sense of humor, and use a person-first centered approach. I like the client to identify and set their goals allowing me to guide them through the process to make those goals a reality. I look forward to working with you and providing guidance in your personal growth and journey.

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Stephanie Casto

Offering therapy in WV
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementDepression
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist based in West Virginia. I am also certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. I have 5 years of therapy experience with clients of all ages, including kids, teens and adolescents. I have provided services both online and in person through an agency and in my private practice. The majority of my work over has been with clients who have experienced complex trauma due to abuse and neglect issues. I use a trauma-informed approach that focuses on gaining emotional regulation and processing experiences so that events of the past do not keep clients from building their best lives. I also have experience helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. 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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Heather Showen

Offering therapy in WV
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Ohio and West Virginia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, 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. 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 counseling in Alderson

Finding the best therapist close by in Alderson 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 Alderson 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 Alderson. 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 Alderson, 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 Alderson region and in the state of West 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 Alderson 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 Alderson area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find 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 Alderson, elsewhere in Greenbrier, or in the greater state of West Virginia.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Alderson area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Alderson 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 Alderson 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 Alderson may not take health insurance, some in the state of West 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 West Virginia you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Alderson, West 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 psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a 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 professional, including the therapists in Alderson 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 Alderson 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?

BetterHelp's verified Alderson 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:

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 Alderson 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?

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

Alderson 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 Alderson 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 Alderson 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 WV, 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 24910 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 Alderson counselor?

Before seeing your 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 Alderson.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist 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 Alderson 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 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 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 professional 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 Alderson, West 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.

Alderson 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?

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.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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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