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Nicole Haggerty

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): LICSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello and welcome to my profile! My name is Nicole Haggerty. First and foremost I am so glad that you have chosen to seek therapy. It's never an easy step to take, but you've done it and I hope that I can be here to help provide you the support and comfort you need as you work towards a better you and embark on your journey of healing. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. I have worked in the area of behavioral health since 2009. I began my career at a local Community Mental Health Center providing supportive counseling services, case management services, and crisis stabilization and intervention. In 2015 I graduated from West Virginia University with my Masters Degree in Social Work, shortly after I obtained my graduate license and began my journey providing therapy services. In 2016 I resigned my position at the CMHC and began working for a local Federally Qualified Health Center as a behavioral health therapist, and this is where I remain today. I finished my supervision in 2017 and obtained my independent clinical license at that time. Throughout my career, I have provided services to all ages. I have worked with individuals with depression, anxiety, relationship/marital issues, addictions, anger management, bipolar disorder, and trauma. I use a person-centered approach in treatment. This means I begin where you are and tailor the treatment approach to your needs while being sensitive to how your individual identities and lifestyle choices impact your experience. I primarily use evidence based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused counseling. I truly believe that the most important part of a persons treatment is the therapeutic relationship that you build with your therapist. Knowing that you are able to talk to someone regarding your struggles without the fear of judgement, but still being able to have someone to be direct in an appropriate and professional manner is very comforting for many people. I am currently only offering messaging and live chat. A majority of my availability is in the evenings and on the weekends but I check messages at least once during each weekday. I know and understand how very difficult it can be to find a therapist that you are comfortable with. I would be honored to work with you and assist you through your current struggles!

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Debbie McClintic

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): EdS,LPC,NCC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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 problems, and career challenges. My counseling approach is a combination of humanistic and reality solution therapy. I believe in the goodness of all people and like to place emphasis on the client's self-growth and self-actualization. Through genuine care and compassion, I utilize a variety of approaches to help clients find meaning in their lives by focusing on free will, self-determination and taking responsibility. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a 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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Dr. Josalyn Ice

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): PsyD,LPC,ALPS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed psychologist and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of West Virginia. I have been working in the field of mental health for over 20 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, abuse, and life transitions. My therapy style is warm, interactive, and engaged. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, family systems, and client centered treatment. I create custom treatment plans for individuals in an effort to provide the best type of care. It is very important to me that clients feel accepted, heard, empowered, and respected throughout our work together. I believe therapy is a great first step in establishing support and movement in our lives. It takes courage and strength to start therapy and I look forward to creating positive relationships in our work.

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Nathaniel Hensley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello and welcome! I’m so glad you’ve decided to start your journey with BetterHelp and invest in yourself. My name is Nate and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in WV and a National Certified Counselor. I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have experience working with adolescents and adults in both group and individual settings. My main experience has been working with a high-risk population in a higher education setting for the past 8 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, OCD, financial stress, self-worth, stress management, and overall life transitions. I currently work on Betterhelp in addition to my current therapy job, so feel free to message me about any availability if you aren't able to find something that fits your schedule. My counseling style is an inviting, individualistic style because no two people are alike. I like to focus on the overall person so that I can best help you out with whatever you are experiencing. My therapeutic approach is a blend between Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy. Overall, my goals are to make sure you are comfortable throughout your counseling experience, challenge any negative or irrational thoughts you may have, and help be a supportive resource for you. I will gladly listen to whatever is on your mind and help determine together what goals to set and the steps needed to get there. Some of those steps may be outside of your comfort zone but the work that you put in will be beneficial for getting you to the place you wish to be at. I also want you to be satisfied with the counseling experience so I'm more than happy to help you get in contact with additional resources or a different counselor if you find that you'd prefer a different therapeutic approach. Your time and energy is very valuable! I like to think that we are like scales, sometimes we are delicately balanced while other times we might feel like we’re ‘off-kilter’. The one thing we know for certain is that life goes on whether we feel balanced or not. The main thing is to continue moving forward, even when things don’t seem to go quite our way. I’m here to help remind you that you are capable of getting where you want to be, whether it takes a little bit of work or a lot of work. The process will be worth the payout. Let’s start your journey today!

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Amy Moran

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Amy Moran and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have 15 years’ experience in this field and have worked in many different settings in the mental health field. I have experience in both the inpatient and outpatient setting with adults and children of all ages. The youngest I have worked with was 5 years old and the oldest was 83 years old. I also, welcome anyone who is a veteran. I have served in the U.S Army for eight years. I have traveled all over the U.S and outside the country to during my tour of duty. These experiences have shown me a lot of different cultures and customs. Even if you do not choose me, I hope you find the right person for you. We are all unique and there is no one else in the world like you. I am very excited for you in this journey of self-discovery.

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Dr. Carole Riley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): Ph.D.,LPC-ALPS
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementDepression
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I value relationships in therapy, and believe that together we can make a difference. I work with individual, couples in areas of depressions, spiritual need, anxiety and life transitions. I include spiritual needs and hopes into our conversation. Working together for your growth and better living is my goal.

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Amber Clay

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in West Virginia with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Katherine Ward

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in West Virginia. I have experience helping clients manage stress, anxiety, and depression, cope with addictions, and navigate motivation, self-esteem, and relationship issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will always tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My aim is to create an environment and dynamic of comfort and security with all of my clients. It takes courage to be vulnerable and begin stepping toward the changes you want to see in your life. I am here to support and empower you in that journey!

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Samuel Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in the states of Mississippi, Louisiana, Nevada and West Virginia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Angela Dickinson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
28 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Virginia and West Virginia with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find a therapist for counseling in East Bank

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find East Bank 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 East Bank, elsewhere in Kanawha, 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 East Bank 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 East Bank 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 East Bank 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 East Bank 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 East Bank online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in East Bank, 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 East Bank 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 East Bank 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 East Bank 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 East Bank 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 East Bank 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 East Bank?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a East Bank 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.

East Bank 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 East Bank 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 East Bank 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 25067 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 East Bank counselor?

Before seeing your East Bank 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 East Bank.

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 East Bank 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 East Bank 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 East Bank, 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.

East Bank 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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