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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

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 mana...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Type Of Therapy License(s): EdS,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! I want to welcome you and praise you for being proactive regarding your mental health. It is a powerful thing to acknowledge there are areas of your life or symptoms you are experiencing that you would like to change, and signing up for counseling is a big step towards reaching your goals. Below is some information on who I am and how I will be able to help you throughout this journey. I believe the cornerstone to therapy is empathetic understanding paired with proactive behavioral change. Together we will create a secure place in which you can explore ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Hi! Congratulations on making the decision towards taking care of yourself! My name is Lakiah. I'm currently a licensed professional counselor in West Virginia and I've practiced therapy for 4 years. I've worked with individuals dealing with issues related to communication, self-esteem, and boundaries - men and women in an inpatient substance use disorder treatment facility - as well as with at risk adolescents. My areas of interest are sex education, communication, boundaries, self-esteem, as well as women and gender issues. I have my Bachelor's degree in Ps...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Type Of Therapy License(s): BS,RN,MS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 3

I am a therapist that has focused on working with the individual, family, and couples. I am a licensed professional counselor and a registered nurse that has been practicing counseling for nearly 10 years in various settings. I have expertise in addiction, trauma, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and panic, grief and loss, and sleep disorders. I use a wide variety of modalities that include CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Client-Centered Therapy, EFT, midfullness, CBT for insomnia and Internal Family Systems. It is important to me to build a stro...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LICSW,LISW-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 15

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 tr...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! My name is Lorie Mullan and I am a licensed independent clinical social worker providing mental health services in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. In 2015, I received my Master of Social Work degree from West Virginia University and have spent my subsequent years treating the mental health needs of children, adolescents, and their families as well as adults seeking individual services. For children and adolescents, my experience includes both residential, emergency shelter and outpatient child and adolescent behavioral health services, with specia...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW,ACSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

I have worked as a social worker since 1985. I have worked as a therapist since 1989 in inpatient psychiatric settings and outpatient, including day hospital and rehab programs in the VA system with veterans and in hospice. I have worked with all populations from children to geriatrics, including childcare worker at an emergency shelter for children , and DHHR-CPS worker, to therapist for seniors from inpatient to outpatient. Becoming a therapist is a humbling experience and has taught me we all have struggles and life events that sometimes overwhelm us. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

It takes a great deal of courage to reach out for help when struggling emotionally, physically, and or behaviorally. Let me introduce myself. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), who has been working as a therapist, with a variety of clients, for the last 12 years. It is important to me that everyone be treated with respect and dignity no matter what they are dealing with in their life. I achieved a Masters Degree in Social Work at West Virginia University and have completed 70 hours towards Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certif...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,AADC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

As if life didn't seem tough enough already at times, we're now almost 2 years into a worldwide pandemic, so let's just say, I get it. Sometimes it feels impossible to balance life and emotions when the world is unpredictable. There has been so much loss throughout the pandemic in many ways. Therapy is especially helpful when you're experiencing big life changes that you're unsure how to cope with or if you're caught in a cycle of unhealthy coping skills. So with that being said, I am already proud of you for taking the first step toward seeking emotional balance ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,AADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I provide counseling that is compassionate and understanding of the many challenges people face. I strive to help people increase levels of acceptance of things they cannot change, and strategies and willingness to change things they can. I believe that by increasing self-compassion and loving self-talk people can learn to deal with almost any situation they encounter. People can and do recover from mental health and substance use disorders.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

I am a professionally licensed counselor with 5 years of professional work experience. I obtained my Master's Degree from Lindsey Wilson College. I have experience in helping clients with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, mood disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, stress and anxiety, motivation, communication, self esteem and confidence, career counseling, depression, grief, and adjustment disorders. 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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I have been a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) for 18+ years working in mental health and primary care settings with focus populations of adults (18 and over), families, couples, women, elderly and veterans experiencing difficulties with relationships, traumatic events, PTSD, readjustment, anxiety, depression, anger, irritability, stress, sleep, grief, loss and caregiving. Deciding to pursue therapy services may possibly be outside your comfort zone. However, you will find that the priority of investing in yourself, your own well-being will be ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am a licensed professional counselor, currently licensed in West Virginia and South Carolina, with 8 years of clinical work experience in both intensive outpatient group therapy and individual therapy with adults to improve coping skills to manage life- and mental health related stressors. I work with clients to improve skills to manage stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, history of adverse childhood experiences and attachment rupture. I am well versed in trauma therapy and in accompanying clients to come to terms with past trauma. I ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in West Virginia with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Therapy Specialties: Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in West Virginia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

My name is Tanya McClung and I am a licensed professional counselor in West Virginia with over 12 years of experience. 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-est...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Thanks for looking at my page and considering working with me! I am a licensed clinical social worker with experience helping clients manage stress, depression, and anxiety symptoms. I also have experience working with clients coping with the effects of trauma and abuse, self esteem and confidence issues, and addictions. I work with my clients to create an open, safe, non-judgmental environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared and healing takes place. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage. I am confident you will be glad you did!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in West Virginia with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, disordered eating concerns and confidence concerns. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I also meet you where you're at, tailoring 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 making a change. Even if ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Shepherdstown, WV)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in West Virginia with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & anger management. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I also work to help you build the motivation you will need to make changes that help you reach your goals. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to honor that courage and support ...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Shepherdstown?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Shepherdstown area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Shepherdstown and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Shepherdstown or elsewhere in Jefferson or the state of West Virginia.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Shepherdstown therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Shepherdstown due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Shepherdstown and elsewhere throughout the state of West Virginia you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Shepherdstown to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Shepherdstown, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Shepherdstown, WV, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 25443 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Shepherdstown:

25443

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.