Beckley is a community with a long, rich history in coal mining. Coal mining requires reaching deep within a mountain, cutting out precious energy producing coal, and bringing it into the light so others can keep warm.

Managing your mental health can be a similar process to coal mining. It involves digging deep and extracting those pieces of yourself that can reignite the warmth in your life and in others, too. If you need a little help with your mental or emotional health, please contact a Beckley-area mental health professional today.

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Angela Hoffman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): MA, Licensed Psychologist
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Psychologist and Therapist with over twenty years total experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. I have a diverse background with experience in forensics (inmate populations), sexual abuse trauma, child abuse, depression/anxiety, and personality disorders. I have been in private practice for the past three years. I have expertise working with sexual offenders and the families of sexual trauma. I work in depth with individuals and families struggling with substance abuse and addiction. I hold the belief that therapy is a means to effect positive change and increase wellness. I use a cognitive behavioral approach, which simply means that by understanding the way we think, we can modify those thoughts, and therefore modify how we feel. It is an empowerment approach that can provide hope when life feels hopeless. I look forward to joining you on this journey to wellness, happiness, and fulfillment!

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Dr. Barbara Brady

Clinical therapist 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 mental health 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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Crista Nezhni

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): LPC, MA,Aadc
AddictionsTrauma and abuseGrief
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Crista Nezhni, MA, LPC, LCAS is an experienced counselor who received her degrees from Marshall University. She has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and master's degrees in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. She has specialized areas including addictions, trauma, adjustment issues, and grief. She loves to help guide individuals on their journey to achieving their goals and becoming the version of themselves that they strive to be. She attempts to create a safe and accepting space for each individual who seeks sessions with her. She tends to utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (focusing on mindfulness techniques, challenging cognitive distortions and automatic thinking, and exploring the interplay of behaviors/ thoughts/ emotions. Depending on what you want to work on, other theories and techniques may be utilized.

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Ashley Hutchens

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): LICSW,ACSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! For the last seven 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 the way in new behaviors and an improved mood. My care and compassion helps others feel safe and comfortable when expressing themselves or when providing a trauma narrative. Social work is at my core, allowing us to find solutions that create harmony for you, your health, your family, your goals, your community, and your enjoyment.

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Courtney Chapman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Thank you for your interest in my background! I am a Counselor who has worked in the field since 2014, and in that time I have provided treatment for a wide range of conditions including, but not limited to: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Use Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Adjustment, LGBTQ, Military & Veterans, Occupational, Crisis Intervention, Homelessness, Couples, Polyamory, Eating Disorders, Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Childhood Trauma, and Multicultural. I am a U.S. Army veteran, and I served from 2007-2015. I received my education at Marshall University and have a BA in Psychology and MA in Counseling, with concentrations respectively in Women's Studies and Violence, Trauma, and Grief. The treatment modalities that I use are eclectic and most frequently theoretically oriented toward: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. I use a direct and grounded approach to helping my patients reach their treatment goals, and monitor progress using psychological assessments and collaboration with you. I work on developing a strong therapeutic relationship with my patients, as this is the foundation that promotes the best outcome for achieving treatment goals. It takes a great deal of strength and commitment to overcome the challenges involved addressing mental health issues, and building a happier and more satisfying life. Your decision to explore your options with counseling services is the first step on your road to recovery, and I wish you all the best on your journey. I hope that gives you a clear picture of what to expect working with me, and I look forward to helping you with your goals.

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Meghan Morgan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LICSW,LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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 treating individuals with respect, sensitivity, compassion, concern. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Brittany Powell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of West Virginia. I have a Master of Education with a focus on Mental Health Counseling. I have approximately 10 years of experience in helping people deal with anxiety, depression, and other mood related disorders. In addition, I have treated people with addiction problems, trauma and a history of abuse. I have assisted people in dealing with major life changes, and other types of stressors, as well as learning to live with the loss of a family member, friend, or pet. I decided to become a counselor so that I could help someone. I believe the foundation of counseling is to provide your client with a safe and caring environment. The treatment process should be a team effort including both the client and the therapist. I don't have a magic wand, but by working together, we can improve your mental health.

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Cameron Manahan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I 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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Rebecca Gillis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a warm and accepting counselor licensed in Virginia with over 7 years of experience working as a child, adolescent, and early adult counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have a passion for working with those who are feeling lost or unsure of themselves. I believe deeply in working together to develop a sacred and healing place that is needed for growth and transformation to happen. My counseling style is accepting, nonjudgmental, and interactive. I believe all change begins with curiosity and taking a first step. I strive to create space for healing, connection, and courage. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic counseling, and wellness model, which means I work hard to facilitate a process that will accomplish your goals by focusing on strengths and sources of resilience. I believe in creating a therapeutic counseling relationship that promotes unconditional positive regard and acceptance. My goal is that you will feel safe to entrust our relationship to hold your stories and this will enable you to take the risks needed for growth and self-exploration moving forward. It's not easy to change and seek help. It takes strength to demand more out of life and to move yourself to this place. If you are ready to stop going with the flow and take charge of your of your journey. I am here to guide, support, challenge, and empower you. I look forward to working with you soon!

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Dr. Peggy Proudfoot Harman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio and West Virginia with over 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Beckley

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Beckley 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 Beckley, elsewhere in Raleigh, or in the greater state of West 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 Beckley 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 Beckley 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 Beckley 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 Beckley 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). 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 Beckley online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Beckley, 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 Beckley 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 Beckley 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 Beckley 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 Beckley 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 Beckley 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 Beckley?

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

Beckley 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 Beckley 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 Beckley 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 25801 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 Beckley counselor?

Before seeing your Beckley 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 Beckley.

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 Beckley 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 Beckley 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 Beckley, 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.

Beckley 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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25801, 25802, 25919

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