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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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Dr. Barbara Romfo

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,MDiv
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
34 years of experience as a mental health therapist

ABOUT ME Hello. My name is Barbara. I have been practicing as a clinical psychologist for over 33 years in both metropolitan and rural settings. I believe everyone has strengths they can bring to resolving the problems they face. Our primary source of strength and direction is God. Your faith is an important component in lasting healing. I believe in treating individuals with respect and dignity; I seek to understand your unique perspective on life and identify the best ways to achieve the change you desire. I have formal training and experience in the practice of clinical psychology. I also bring my background in Christian ministry and pastoral care to the work I do. I use a variety of different approaches and I will remain sensitive to what does and does not work for you as an individual. I am comfortable with incorporating prayer, spiritual reading/devotions, and other spiritual practices within the context of your therapy. ________________________________________ Specific areas where I enjoy working include: * addictive behaviors and how they limit our spiritual growth * obsessive thoughts and compulsive behavior patterns *overcoming past experiences of trauma and abuse Also experienced in: Depression, Anxiety disorders, Adjustment issues, Relationship issues, Family conflicts , Anger management , Career difficulties , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Guilt and Shame. Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy Years of Experience: 34

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Linda Empfield

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

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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Tiffany Campbell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor in West Virginia with over 8 years providing individual and group therapy in various settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, managing moods, life stressors, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I am certified to work with clients that have experienced trauma. My counseling style is warm and collaborative. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic counseling. I use a holistic variety of approaches to address each client's specific concerns/needs. My passion is to help others gain a better insight and understanding on themselves, overall improve well being and develop skills to utilize in different aspects of their daily lives. Therapy is a collaborative journey and I look forward to working with you!

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Morgan Rudd

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! Something in your life has led you to reach out for support and I'd like to help! Let me tell you a little about myself. I have a master’s degree in Social Work from North Carolina State University (2018) and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NC and WV. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, PTSD, cancer and other terminal diagnosis, grief/loss and major life changes including growing older and adjusting to new normals. My counseling style is warm, empathetic, integrative, and person-centered. I believe that a therapeutic relationship should be a collaborative one in which you and I work together to discover creative strategies, solutions and, even humorous insights to help you practice to help you reach your goals. My role is to be there to guide you, encourage you, maybe even challenge you if I feel you are unknowingly allowing obstacles to stand in your way. I draw on multiple treatment modalities to guide clients in identifying strengths and developing treatment plans that accomplish their goals. I would be honored to work with you as you navigate life's challenges.

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Greg Zuk

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Karissa Barr

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have been practicing for the last 7 years in West Virginia as a licensed counselor. Four of those have been spent working at Marshall University with college students and the three before that was spent at a foster care agency working with foster families and the community. I have a true passion for serving humans and meeting them where they are in order to work towards a greater future for themselves. I have worked with people who have experienced and are challenged with trauma, depression, anxiety, mood instability, relationship difficulty, parenting issues, and much more. I believe the therapeutic relationship is so important and I want to always treat those with compassion and care. My approach pulls from client-centered, trauma focused CBT, CBT, strength based and psychodynamic. Congrats on making the first step to healing and a better you.

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Tabitha Coffindaffer

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Relationship issuesCoping with life changes
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in West Virginia with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues & coping with life changes. 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. 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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Megan Simms

Clinical therapist offering therapy in WV
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in West Virginia with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, & depression. 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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Caitlin Johnson

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

Hi! My name is Caitlin and I am licensed in West Virginia as an Independent Clinical Social Worker with 4 years of professional work experience, though I have worked as a Social Worker for about 10 years. My experience comes from providing direct mental health and behavioral counseling for kids, teens, and adults with a variety of presenting issues including stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. You can read more about my background, education, experience and therapy approach by clicking on my name above our messages. I love to work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where they set their own goals and we work together to achieve them. I believe that each person has the right to determine how their life should be lived and that my role is to help them find what they consider to be the best version of themselves. I often use humor to form connections and believe that without a strong therapeutic relationship therapy is often unsuccessful. I generally check messages here once before noon and once after 7pm each day Monday through Friday and respond as quickly as I can. I do appreciate your patience when it takes a bit longer at times, as I may be tending to other clients or professional/personal responsibilities. I'm so glad that you have decided to take this step toward a more fulfilling and happier life. If you are ready to get to work, I'm here to support and empower you.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Union

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

Therapists in Union, 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union?

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

Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 24983 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 Union counselor?

Before seeing your Union 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 Union.

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 Union 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 Union 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 Union, 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.

Union 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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