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A. Kim Haws

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,MC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesDepression
40 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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 that the way in which we think about an incident in our lives often determines how we feel and behave. Therefore, using Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy I help individuals consider how they tend to think about traumatic and other life events and help them re-frame their thoughts into more productive thoughts. This process creates peace and joy in life.

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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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Dr. Barbara Anderson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW in Virginia; LICSW in West Virginia ,DSW, MAC, BCD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, my name is Dr. Barbara Anderson. I have been providing counseling for over 17 years. I have a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Tennessee, and a Masters and Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Radford University. My clinical experience consists of working in community mental health outpatient clinics, and I have worked with many different clients with different presenting issues. I believe that everyone is different, and I'm open to getting to know you and helping you. I have over thirteen years of experience working with veterans and family members of veterans. I have been trained in various types of therapy modalities. I am looking forward to working with you through your therapeutic journey.

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Tamara Banks

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): MA, EdS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health 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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Dr. Tammy McClain

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): PsyD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
31 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek 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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Erin Krusec

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesBipolar disorderDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2008 in WV and PA with significant clinical experience in a variety of settings including inpatient, residential and community treatment. My clinical experience includes working with clients who present with mood and related disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety, trauma and stress related disorders, gender responsive treatment, healthy communication skills, substance abuse issues and other mental disorders. I utilize integrated therapeutic approaches to include Trauma-based treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Strength-based Therapy. I tailor my treatment to what is most helpful to you based on my training and experience. 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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Tanya McClung

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

My name is Tanya McClung and I am a licensed professional counselor in West Virginia with over 12 years of experience in the therapeutic world. I have been practicing as a license professional counselor for 9 years. I graduated with a Bachelors in Social Work from Concord University and a Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, client-centered, neuro linguistic programming, brainspotting, expressive arts, somatic processing, psychodrama, and meta-modeling. I have experience working with individuals struggling with negative self-talk, low self-esteem, mood instability, stress and anxiety, depression, challenging irrational beliefs, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, problematic relationships, and identity development. I also have experience facilitating groups and family therapy. It is my goal to work with my clients to not only focus on the symptoms, but to find the cause of their suffering and struggles.

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Dr. Ruifeng (Richard) Cui

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Stress, AnxietySleeping disordersDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi reader, I’m Richard Cui and I'm a clinical psychologist licensed in the stated of West Virginia. I graduated with a PhD in clinical psychology from West Virginia University. I have over 7 years of experience helping people with a range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, and sleep problems. My therapy focuses on helping people identify problems they want to work on, supporting them as they face these problems, and helping them to come up with solutions and overcome these problems. Sometimes the problems we face are caused by others and sometimes they are caused by ourselves. However, no matter the cause, we can work together to start coming up with some solutions. Thank you for reading about me and considering working together with me. I hope to hear from you!

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Lauren Latham

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello I'm Lauren, It's nice to meet you. I am a Licensed Professional Counsellor in West Virginia with over 10 years of professional work experience both in the U.S and in the U.K. I'm from England originally but live and work in Ohio now since 2018. I trained in the UK first and practiced for a few years as a bereavement counselor and a general therapist. I decided to get my Masters in counseling from West Virginia University and have a dual masters in Clinical Mental Health and School counselling. I worked as a School Counselor for a few years in WV, before moving back towards working with adult clients. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Developmental Trauma, Children and Young people, ADHD, LGBTQIAA+ issues, Family Conflicts, Substance abuse disorders, Suicide and Self Harm, Trauma and Abuse, & coping with Grief and Loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our time 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. I look forward to meeting with you soon!

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Erica Graham

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

Hi, I’m Erica. If you’re feeling stuck in a negative spiral dealing with past trauma, anxiety or depression, I’m here to help you experience the change work that makes a real difference in the lives of individuals and children that I see. I’ve worked with so many people who were struggling with difficult conditions which they have learned to overcome with the help of evidenced-based treatment.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Marlinton

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Marlinton 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 Marlinton, elsewhere in Pocahontas, 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 Marlinton 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 Marlinton 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 Marlinton 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 Marlinton 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 Marlinton online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Marlinton, 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 Marlinton 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 Marlinton 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 Marlinton 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 Marlinton 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 Marlinton 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 Marlinton?

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

Marlinton 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 Marlinton 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 Marlinton 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 24954 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 Marlinton counselor?

Before seeing your Marlinton 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 Marlinton.

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 Marlinton 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 Marlinton 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 Marlinton, 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.

Marlinton 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.

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:

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