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Heather Pack

Offering therapy in WV
License: MA,LPCS,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience

I am a mental health counselor in WV and NC. I love working in the helping field. I have 15 years experience with School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling and Substance Abuse Counseling. I have done everything from running treatment centers for addiction, to providing case management support for people with Schizophrenia. I have worked with 100's of clients, and each story is inspiring and incredible. The resiliency I see in the people I work with just proves how powerful the human spirit can be. Some other personal things about me, I am also a dance instructor. I love to tap and learn new forms of music. My friends call me a searcher, because I am always wondering about science and space or how the universe ebbs and flows. I enjoy reading nonfiction books mostly, typically about how a person has experience trauma and came out the other side to help others. I am currently working as a School Counselor in WV, but I missed the clinical aspect of my career. So, I am using this online platform to provide counseling to those who may not have access to transportation or just prefer the online experience. I am comfortable working with you if you have experienced trauma, have depression, anxiety, bipolar dx, ADHD, adjusting to a new situation, relationship issues, LGBTQA, addiction, etc. All clients are welcome. I'm very excited to start working with you.

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Linda Empfield

Offering therapy in WV
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
25 years of experience

Hi! My name is Linda Karen Empfield. I have been a licensed clinical mental health counselor for over 20 years. I have extensive experience working with many different diagnoses, including but not limited to, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Domestic Violence, and Codependency to name a few. I am very proud of all the many people I have had the opportunity to counsel and help them to reach positive outcome goals in their lives. I strive to provide the highest quality care, utilizing evidence- based treatment modalities to help individuals in gaining awareness, and to learn the necessary skills, unique to their own life story and situation, in rising above barriers that have inhibited them from reaching their goals. It takes strength, time and courage to begin your own healing journey. It is never too late! I will meet you where you are in life and provide support and encouragement toward a happier, balanced, fulfilling life!

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Nathaniel Hensley

Offering therapy in WV
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
10 years of experience

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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Greg Zuk

Offering therapy in WV
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
25 years of experience

Congratulations, the fact that you are reading this tells me that you are serious about getting your life back on track and that you have taken the 1st step by seeking some assistance. I have dedicated my life to working with people and helping them overcome whatever obstacles that hold them back from being the best version of themselves. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, providing group, individual, and family therapy. Usually I have done this through working in the local hospitals, treatment centers, residential units, etc… but recently I decided to work online to reach more people… I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of West Virginia and Ohio. I earned my master's degree in mental health from West Virginia University in 1991. I have 25+ years of experience as a therapist working with clients with an array of mental health issues. I have worked with adults and children, male and female equally over the years. Some of the issues I have worked with often include those who struggle with Trauma, Addictions, ADHD, Anxiety, Bi-polar, Depression, Parenting Concerns (troubled children/teens), Social Isolation, Relationship Issues, Individuals facing a difficult challenge, Life dissatisfaction, Internal Conflicts and Self-Esteem just to name a few... As far as treatment, there are many therapy approaches that I like to utilize in order to meet you where you are. First and foremost is common sense problem solving. I also enjoy using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client Centered Treatment, Solution Focused, Family Therapy, Human Development, and Trauma Informed Treatment. Thank you for visiting my page. Hopefully we can work together… I am looking forward to hearing your story and working with you in treatment to assist you in making those positive life changes. What to expect: 1. Initial Evaluation: Getting to know each other, looking at where you were, where you are, and where you want to be… 2. Developing a Personal Plan: Working together to identify treatment goals… 3. Action Phase of Treatment: Making a commitment to change, working through your obstacles, taking first steps, achieving your treatment goals…

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Kerry Beth Harper

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

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

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Heather Showen

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

I am licensed in Ohio and West Virginia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Jennifer Ratliff

Offering therapy in WV
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
10 years of experience

Hi, I'm Jennifer Ratliff, MSW, LICSW. I have worked in the social work field for over 25 years, with experience in protective services, foster care, adoption, as well as in adult and juvenile probation. I'm experienced in serving couples, adults, teens, and families. I am currently licensed in the State of West Virginia. I have experience treating individuals experiencing stress and anxiety, relationship issues, communication problems, depression, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and confidence. I've been married 24 years and have 3 children, I understand the struggles of marriage and parenting. I love the outdoors and all things water. I live near the Greenbrier river and enjoy kayaking, swimming and fishing. I'm also an animal lover and have 3 dogs, 2 cats and a rabbit. My family are active members of Bethesda Church and are involved in our community. I believe that you are the expert of your story, and its OK to need help navigating this changing, confusing and at times harsh world. I have found everyone possesses strengths / gifts that will assist you in overcoming the things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey and I look forward to getting to know you better.

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Katy Schoen

Offering therapy in WV
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficulties
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I'm licensed in West Virginia with 3 years of professional clinical work experience. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC #1584398) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP #265640). Educational Background: I graduated from West Virginia University with a B.A. in Psychology, Southern New Hampshire University with a M.S. in Developmental Psychology, and a M.S. degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from West Virginia University. At this time, I am only able to provide services to West Virginia residents who are currently in the state of West Virginia at the time of service. I am unable to see non-West Virginia residents and West Virginia residents who are outside of the state at the time of service. I do not provide Christian-based counseling or work with anyone under the age of 18 years old. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, improving motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I will give you the tools that you will use to reach your goals. I believe that you are the expert on yourself and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. My counseling style is laid back and compassionate. I enjoy using an appropriate sense of humor in my sessions. I like to focus on identifying your personal strengths and helping you to utilize them to overcome your obstacles. I'm here to help you understand what it is you're going through. I am also here to help you work through difficult things so you can make the most appropriate decision for yourself at this time in your life. I offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment.

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Dr. Peggy Proudfoot Harman

Offering therapy in WV
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

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!

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Donald "Joe" Hupp

Offering therapy in WV
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in over 10 States with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. 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 counseling in Mullens

Finding the best therapist close by in Mullens 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 that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Mullens. 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 Mullens, 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. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Mullens or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. 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 Mullens area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Mullens, elsewhere in Wyoming, or in the greater state of West Virginia.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Mullens 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 Mullens 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 Mullens 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 BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of West Virginia you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

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

Therapists in Mullens, West Virginia working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Mullens 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 Mullens helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Mullens therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Mullens therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a 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.

A psychologist 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 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 Mullens 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 lot of people in WV, providers 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 25882 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Mullens counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Mullens 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 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.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Mullens, 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.

Mullens has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out 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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