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  1. It’s Convenient
  2. These days, regardless of whether you live in the city, or out in the country, you might spend more time getting to your appointment than in the appointment itself! Online therapy / coaching lets clients save time and forgo the typical weekly or twice-weekly commute.

  3. It’s Comfortable
  4. Connect with a counselor or coach from the comfort of your work, home, car, or anywhere you have a quiet space and a good internet connection or cell signal.

  5. It’s Tested & Effective
  6. You might be surprised to hear that distance therapy practices aren't new. In fact, online mental health services are about as old at the internet itself, and other distance therapy methods—like phone counseling—have been around since the Samaritans began a hotline in the early 1950s. There is decades of research on telephone and online services that have shown that distance counseling services can benefit the client, and that clients often prefer them to traditional in person sessions.

  7. It’s Affordable (and insurance might pay for it)
  8. A growing number of insurance plans now cover online mental health services. If yours doesn’t, don’t worry. We have very affordable rates for anyone paying out of pocket.

  9. It’s Easier to Talk about Difficult Things
  10. Try as we might to reassure clients that it’s not our place to judge, sometimes new clients still fear the “furrowed brow” of their therapist or coach. We’ve found, and research has found, that such worry seems to be lessened when a client is communicating at a distance.

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Travis McNulty
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(727) 374-3338

Travis McNulty

LMHC

I have worked with thousands of people to help them attain mental health throughout my many years of practice. I work with individuals to resolve their negative thoughts, emotions and behaviors that bar them from truly being themselves and attaining what they want in life. When people find their self-esteem from excelling in careers, economic status, education, athletics and, many times, their health, it is a struggle when they don’t achieve the parameters they set for themselves or, very often, those that are set by others. People are exceptionally hard on themselves, and it fosters unnecessary anxiety and stress that leads to dysfunctional behaviors. This can mean abusing alcohol and other substances, not taking care of their health, depriving themselves of sleep, as well as having unhealthy relationships.

My goal is to work with clients in order for them to get the best-possible mental health holistically through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy plus humanistic psychology to provide balance in every area of their lives. I offer normal business hours, as well as weekend appointments based on availability.

What made you want to become a therapist?

I found I had strong empathetic interpersonal skills from a young age with an affinity for helping friends and loved ones with their problems.

What type of clients do you most enjoy working with?

The demographic that I enjoy working with the most are adults ages 18-35. I’d say the majority of my private pay clients are local high school students but I’ve recently had a major increase in response from emerging adults who have just graduated college.

What's do you like most about working with clients?

I enjoy empowering my clients by changing cognitive distortions they have about themselves or their external world so that they gain new insight and perspective that evokes the change they want to bring about. 

Why do people get stuck? How do you help clients get unstuck?

People get stuck because of irrational fears and pressure that they, or society, impose that perpetuate a negative feedback loop of cognitive distortions. Helping them see the bigger picture and understand what it is that they have the power to change in this cycle helps get my clients unstuck.

Can you tell me about a difficult client/case? What were the challenges and how were you able to help your client?

I had one client in particular who was battling problems with alcoholism. Personally seeing someone go through a battle in which they feel hopeless is difficult. Accepting the fact that this is a process for him and that change won’t be evoked overnight was the most difficult for him to understand. Guiding him towards this realization was one of the most satisfying things I’ve ever been able to do.

What's the best part of your day?

Helping people better their lives all day.

Do you use any specific counseling method or philosophy?

CBT combined a heavy emphasis on humanistic psychology. It’s important to remain open to change with-in the counseling environment and not to pigeon-hole or label a client or their problems because everyone will have a different response to change.

What do you know now that you didn't know when you first started your career as a counselor/therapist?

Change is possible for anyone at any time.

What is one thing that you try to teach every client?

Change is possible for anyone at any time.

What type of clients do you work best with?

Adult males

How many sessions do most clients spend in counseling with you?

It varies depending on the severity of the case. Some people I’ve seen for years off and on. Others have been as short as a few weeks. It depends on the client and what they’re dealing with.

How long does it usually take for a client to begin to experience change?

Immediately. It can happen after the first session of therapy but it depends on the readiness of the client. Some people need to feel empowered before taking the steps they already know that is necessary for change to occur.

How might you counsel a client who is struggling during a divorce or breakup?

Conveying unconditional positive regard and exhibiting empathy is extremely important to clients that I’ve worked with who have gone through divorce and breakups. It’s difficult for them to think and act rationally at a time where the majorities want to act on their emotions. It’s the most challenging but rewarding work to see clients come out of the other side with a positive perspective on individual growth.

How might you counsel a client who is experiencing social anxiety?

Provide psychoeducation as to why human beings experience anxiety. I’ve found many of my clients find solace in understanding that they are not alone by reassuring them that it is a natural biological response to experience anxiety. I would then apply cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure therapy to promote change of the negative feedback loop my client is going through. Social anxiety is the most prevalent problem I’m seeing among my clients. Giving them supportive coping skills and helping them having a better understanding of the underlying issues causing the social anxiety motivates the best change.

How might you counsel a client who is experiencing clinical depression?

Helping them to understand the natural progression of depression and what that looks like across time has always been beneficial for clients who are experience depression because at that time most feel like it is never going to end. Expressing genuine, unconditional positive regard, and helping them feel connected and that someone cares would be my initial response. I would then work from the humanistic perspective and see what in their life is causing them to feel out of balance – family, friends, partner/lack of, job, health, sleep, etc. Depending on the client, applying some solution-focused therapy to help empower them to regain the control of their own life by becoming action-oriented motivates change.

How might you counsel a client with an eating disorder?

Understanding the dynamics of why they feel the need to be restrictive or binge/purge is a necessity. Once we uncover what it is in their life that’s making them feeling like they need to be in control, and understanding the areas where they’re feeling the lacking of control, is also of utmost importance.

How might you counsel a client who is experiencing shame and guilt?

It is important to uncover what is motivating the feelings of shame and guilt. This can be anything from the client feeling they are deviating from societal expectations to personal issues that present themselves as manifestations through irrational fears. Working through these unrealistic expectations helps my clients relinquish the pressure and guilt they’re feeling.

How might you counsel a client who is battling addiction?

Depending on the addiction, it is usually presents itself as a way for the client to self-medicate from something that is bothering them. Discovering the root of what’s perpetuating the addiction then working through it is paramount. Utilizing life-style changes is important.  

How might you counsel a client who is struggling with feelings of loneliness and isolation?

I would find out what is causing them to feel this way in a safe environment that they would be emotionally receptive to since clients who experience feelings of loneliness and isolation are typically people who avoid social interaction because they’re feeling rejected by society.

What is one thing you've learned from a client?

Anyone has the ability to change!

What is one thing that surprised you when you began your career as a therapist?

How well people open up to me, in such a short amount of time, about major issues they are dealing with.

What should clients expect during their first counseling session with you?

They will be in a safe, non-judgmental environment, where they can explore and get a better understanding of their own thoughts, emotions, and behaviors with unconditional positive regard.

What would you say to a client who was nervous about his or her first session?

I would say that it is completely normal to feel nervous about trusting a complete stranger with things that are so personal to you so I want to commend you for taking the first steps in reaching out to me. I’d also validate any feelings and hesitancies they have towards coming in.

What advice would you give to a client trying to choose a therapist?

I would give a client the advice to find someone whose values as a therapist co-align with what they’re trying to achieve.

How do your clients know if counseling is working?

Sometimes things get worse before they get better. This is not uncommon in the beginning stages of therapy. They will know therapy has started to work when they become more cognizant of their own irrational thoughts and beliefs and feel empowered to change.

Can clients become dependent on counseling?

Yes which is why it is always important for the therapist to gage when it is appropriate to allow more time for the client to utilize self-reliance in-between sessions, refer out, or discontinue therapy when the goals are reached. However, this is only in cases of clients who have become dependent. Most people do return periodically whether its months or years with different challenges at different stages in their ever-changing lives for support and guidance.

What can a client do to prepare for his/her first counseling appointment?

Try their best to have a goal in mind for what they want out of therapy, but ultimately being open to change is going to be the most effective way for therapy to work.

When working with couples, what is the most common challenge you see?

Lack of communication, predicting what the other partner is thinking, stone-walling, criticism, defensiveness, and contempt.

When a relationship has experienced infidelity/adultery, does it ever recover?

Yes, a relationship can always recover as long as both partners are willing to put in the work and effort to change.

When a couple attends counseling, how long does it take for the couple’s relationship to experience improvement?

This is highly dependent on the each partner’s openness to change. If they are both willing, it can improve after the first session.

When counseling a couple, what’s your goal for the first session?

Helping the clients to understand the other’s idea world and private logic of the situation is imperative.

Helps with...
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Addiction
  • Adolescents
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family
  • Careers
  • Children
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Dating
  • Dependency
  • Depressed Mood
  • Development Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Fear/Phobia
  • Gambling
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief
  • Impulsiveness
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Money/Finances
  • Narcissism
  • Nutrition
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Issues
  • Single Life
  • Sleep/ Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Sports
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Under-achievement
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Management
  • Women's Issues
  • Workaholism
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay

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Melodie Yarber

MA

Melodie Yarber, M.A, is an experienced and passionate educator, counselor, and life coach. Ms. Yarber has over 10 years’ experience working with children, teens, and their parents in the community and school settings. She spends countless hours thinking of new methods and activities that will help people to accomplish their goals. She is dedicated to helping people improve their quality of life.

Ms. Yarber specializes in teen life coaching and adolescent development, but works with adults as well. Her aim is to help all youth in the communities she works in to become successful, thriving adults.

Melodie is a graduate of the Florida State University and attained her master’s degree from Webster University. She was born in New York City but has made Florida her home.

Helps with...
  • ADHD / ADD
  • Addiction
  • Adolescents
  • Anger
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family
  • Careers
  • Children
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Dating
  • Dependency
  • Depressed Mood
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Fear / Phobia
  • Gambling
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
  • Impulsivity
  • Infidelity
  • Infidelity / Affair
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Men’s Issues
  • Money / Financial
  • Narcissism
  • Nutrition
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorder
  • Pregnancy
  • Racial Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Issues
  • Single Life
  • Sleep / Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Sports
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • Underachievement
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Management
  • Women’s Issues
  • Workaholism
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay

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Arizona

Alabama

Massachussetts

Rita Morris
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(781) 309-9149

Rita Morris

LMHC

I feel that everybody finds it necessary to talk with somebody who will truly listen and accept us for ourselves without being critical. My clients feel comfortable in the surroundings I create and my ability to give them the warmth they crave without being judgmental. They are able to investigate the issues that may hinder them from enjoying the life they desire. The bonus for me, as a therapist, is being able to work with clients to instill the changes in their lives that enable them to welcome the future with optimism.

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has a Master’s Degree in Counseling. The diverse approaches I use with my clients are based on each person’s needs. In addition to being a professional therapist, I am a Life Coach. I have worked with people with many issues--anxiety, depression, as well as challenges in parenting, relationships and families. When you want to take the first step to seek positive change in life, I am ready to help you and look forward to talking with you.

Helps with...
  • ADHD / ADD
  • Addiction
  • Adolescents
  • Aging
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anger
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger’s
  • Autism
  • Blended Family
  • Bulimia
  • Careers
  • Children
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Fear / Phobia
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief / Loss /
  • Bereavement
  • Impulsivity
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Infidelity / Affair
  • Life Coaching
  • Men’s Issues
  • Money / Financial
  • Pregnancy
  • Racial Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Single Life
  • Sleep / Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • Underachievement
  • AddictionWeight
  • Management
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay

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New York

Catherine Broom
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(716) 217-4092

Catherine Broom

LMHC

As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, I have had broad training in family therapy and extensive experience in working with families that are battling with the roadblocks of parenting and conflict, as well as with marital and relationship issues, interrupted parent-child relationships, co-parenting and blended families.

I work with individuals, partners and families in distress from issues that stem from trauma, grief and loss, stress, life transitions and/or personal challenges. My expertise is also in helping people with their struggles with anxiety, depression and mood imbalances. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and motivational methods, as well as mindfulness and other relaxation strategies to help people find their own strengths and solutions. By using these approaches, I help people to feel that they have support and guidance as they learn how to deal with the struggles they face in their lives.

What made you want to become a therapist?

As a young adult it came natural to me to be able to resolve my own personal issues, set goals, maintain insight and forgive myself and others for mistakes. When I was evaluating school programs and considering what would be the best fit for me, counseling programs just made the most sense.

What type of clients do you most enjoy working with?

I enjoy working with motivated clients who are receptive to direct feedback, can identify their own goals and follow through with treatment recommendations.

What do you like most about working with clients?

I enjoy hearing about the benefits of following through with treatment recommendations and how therapy has helped.

Why do people get stuck? How do you help clients get unstuck?

People either believe that control resides internally within them, or externally, with others or the situation. If a client is external then they have more difficulty initiating change. I work with clients to challenge rigid thinking patterns and develop the ability to view life from an internal perspective.

Do you use any specific counseling method or philosophy?

Solution focused and CBT with some DBT/mindfulness techniques taught. I have also received training in a trauma focused model called progressive counting which I am able to implement in sessions as needed.

What do you know now that you didn't know when you first started your career as a counselor/therapist?

It is ok to challenge a client; to block them from engaging in communication, thinking and feeling that is unhealthy and unproductive.

What is one thing that you try to teach every client?

To change rigid thinking patterns, acknowledge the perspective of others and take responsibility.

What type of clients do you work best with?

Clients with the ability to be introspective

How many sessions do most clients spend in counseling with you?

If treatment is solution focused it is more likely to be brief- no more than 12 sessions. Past 12 sessions I would have a conversation with the client about what is keeping them from progressing to a point that counseling is no longer needed.

How long does it usually take for a client to begin to experience change?

Depending on the client’s ability to receive and apply treatment recommendations they can experience change between the first and second session. If change does not occur a client is less likely to continue attending.

How might you counsel a client who is struggling during a divorce or breakup?

Adjustment issues are best treated with strategies to resolve mood interference such as mindfulness, routines, journaling, and exercise and so on. Treatment would also include the discussion of realistic expectations for the longevity of the relationship based on the clients relationship skills- communication, compromise, goal setting, perspective sharing..

How might you counsel a client who is experiencing social anxiety?

CBT and DBT

How might you counsel a client who is experiencing clinical depression?

CBT and DBT

How might you counsel a client with an eating disorder?

Evaluate for trauma and use a trauma based model

How might you counsel a client who is experiencing shame and guilt?

I would need more information. Is the client anxious or depressed? Is there a history of trauma?

How might you counsel a client who is struggling with feelings of loneliness and isolation?

I would need more information. Is the client anxious or depressed? Is there a history of trauma?

What is one thing you've learned from a client?

Some people do not have the ability to grasp concepts/ideas discussed in a solution focused therapy session and need time spent in sessions that primarily involve reflective listening to increase comfortability and work towards developing goals.

What should clients expect during their first counseling session with you?

To be challenged and given direct recommendations

What would you say to a client who was nervous about his or her first session?

Being nervous is a natural response to something new and that together we will work towards developing a relationship that feels comfortable for you.

What advice would you give to a client trying to choose a therapist?

Ask the therapist about their treatment approach and to consider how they see change occurring.

When a couple attends counseling, how long does it take for the couple’s relationship to experience improvement?

Depending on the client’s ability to receive and apply treatment recommendations they can experience change between the first and second session. If change does not occur they are less likely to continue attending.

When counseling a couple, what’s your goal for the first session?

To hear what they each think is getting in the way and develop a plan for something that they can try between sessions to work towards resolving one specific issue.

Helps with...
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Adolescents
  • Anger
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's
  • Autism
  • Blended Family
  • Career
  • Children
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Dating
  • Dependency
  • Depressed Mood
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Fear/Phobia
  • Gambling
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Impulsivity
  • Infidelity/Affair
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Money/Financial
  • Narcissim
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorder
  • Pregnancy
  • Racial Issues
  • Relationships
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Issues
  • Single Lif
  • Skin Picking Disorder
  • Sleep/Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Sports
  • Stress
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Under-achievement
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Management
  • Women's Issues
  • Workaholism
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  • Cash/ Self Pay

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Emily Treat

LMFT in NY, LMFT & LCSW in PA

**Can only conduct online/phone sessions with clients in NY and PA.

When people make the decision to seek therapy because they recognize the need to work on specific areas of their lives, it can be a difficult endeavor. Throughout my life, I have thought about how valuable human connection is and the significance of truthful communication. I find relationships to be intriguing, and I see each person as a component of a larger system.

When people are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues or are having doubts about which road to take in life and are feeling stuck, it is a possibility that therapy can help get them on the right track. The initial step is to realize how the past relates to the present and can impact the future.
I counsel individuals, couples and families by stressing that trust, honest communication, loyalty and self-awareness is vital when they are investigating brand-new opportunities, helping to recover from past hurts and attempting to achieve enjoyable lives.

In therapy, I am compassionate and genuine. My training in trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness practices, motivational interviewing and family therapy has resulted in making my therapeutic method one of giving each person positive regard unconditionally and to tailor therapy around their particular needs. I am a relational and strength-based therapist who motivates people to find out about the areas in their lives that they have yet to explore. My belief is that nobody stands alone, and all people come from somewhere—it takes guts to find meaning from in our lives. My years as a professional with a varied group of people and families have educated me about relationships with true meaning and how they can change lives. I am truly thankful for that.

I graduated from Columbia’s School of Social Work Summa Cum Laude and took part in a fellowship in marriage and family therapy for a year. I am now working to earn my Doctorate in Clinical Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania. I look forward to working with you!

Helps with...
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay

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Manisha Gandhi
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(800) 309-1159

Manisha Gandhi

LCSW

I earned a Master’s Degree in social Work and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy and am currently working on being certified for it. In addition, I am a certified Financial Social Worker through the Center for Financial Social Work.

When people undergo trauma or life stressors that are serious, it is not unusual for their lives to fall apart. I like to help people who have had trauma or stressful events in their lives that resulted in symptoms they struggle to manage. It is important to me to help my clients discover a healthy view of themselves and to make their relationships with other people stronger.

What made you want to become a therapist?

I’ve always been curious about people, why they do and what makes them who they are.My own painful experiences in life led me to want to help other people through their difficult times.

What do you like most about working with clients?

Helping them see themselves and their world in a more helpful way.

Why do people get stuck? How do you help clients get unstuck?

People often get stuck because of trauma. I use EMDR to help people process trauma.

Can you tell me about a difficult client/case? What were the challenges and how were you able to help your client?

I have worked with clients w/ borderline personality disorders, suicidality, self-harm. I use good rapport as well as DBT and lots of coping skills to help people. I also try to use self-care and good consultation for myself to help me be able to give the best care possible.

What's the best part of your day?

Going home to my kids and husband 🙂

Do you use any specific counseling method or philosophy?

CBT, DBT, EMDR, Experiential

What do you know now that you didn't know when you first started your career as a counselor/therapist?

Everyone really is doing their best. And we can help them do better.

What is one thing that you try to teach every client?

Mindfulness

How many sessions do most clients spend in counseling with you?

8

How long does it usually take for a client to begin to experience change?

2-3

How might you counsel a client who is struggling during a divorce or breakup?

With empathy for what they are going through, psycho-ed about grief, helping them focus on what they want for their life, address issues of safety, finances, custody and adjustment to change.

How might you counsel a client who is experiencing social anxiety?

I’d likely use CBT, DBT, EMDR. I use the techniques along with experiential therapy with child clients. I also used solution-focused.

How might you counsel a client who is experiencing clinical depression?

I’d likely use CBT, DBT, EMDR. I use the techniques along with experiential therapy with child clients. I also used solution-focused.

How might you counsel a client with an eating disorder?

I’d likely use CBT, DBT, EMDR. I use the techniques along with experiential therapy with child clients. I also used solution-focused.

How might you counsel a client who is experiencing shame and guilt?

I’d likely use CBT, DBT, EMDR. I use the techniques along with experiential therapy with child clients. I also used solution-focused.

How might you counsel a client who is battling addiction?

with recovery principles as well as CBT, DBT, EMDR. I use the techniques along with experiential therapy with child clients. I also used solution-focused.

How might you counsel a client who is struggling with feelings of loneliness and isolation?

I’d likely use CBT, DBT, EMDR. I use the techniques along with experiential therapy with child clients. I also used solution-focused.

What is one thing you've learned from a client?

They are the experts on themselves. I’ve learned so much about life and survival from my clients.

What is one thing that surprised you when you began your career as a therapist?

How much people appreciate being listened to.

What should clients expect during their first counseling session with you?

I want clients to feel free to ask me any questions they have about me, about therapy, about whatever and I want them to tell me whatever they want to about themselves in the first session to make sure it’s a good fit.

What would you say to a client who was nervous about his or her first session?

I respect and understand that it’s difficult to meet a complete stranger and open up about deeply personal things. I have done that as well and I know it takes strength and can also be anxiety inducing.

How do your clients know if counseling is working?

Make collaborative goals at the beginning and check in with therapist as therapy progresses to discuss progress.

Can clients become dependent on counseling?

Yes. This is something that can be addressed in therapy.

What can a client do to prepare for his/her first counseling appointment?

Fill out intake paperwork. Come with some ideas of what you want to work on, what changes you would like to see as a result of therapy.

When working with couples, what is the most common challenge you see?

misunderstanding each other

Helps with...
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Addiction
  • Aging
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family
  • Bulimia
  • Careers
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Dating
  • Dependency
  • Depressed Mood
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Fear/Phobia
  • Gamling
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Impulsivity
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity/Affair
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Money/ Financial
  • Nutrition
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy
  • Racial Issues
  • Relationships
  • Racial Issues
  • Relationships
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Issues
  • Single Life
  • Skin Picking Disorder
  • Sleep/Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Under-achievement
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Management
  • Women's Issues
  • Workaholism
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay

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Pennsylvania

Emily Treat

LMFT in NY, LMFT & LCSW in PA

**Can only conduct online/phone sessions with clients in NY and PA.

When people make the decision to seek therapy because they recognize the need to work on specific areas of their lives, it can be a difficult endeavor. Throughout my life, I have thought about how valuable human connection is and the significance of truthful communication. I find relationships to be intriguing, and I see each person as a component of a larger system.

When people are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues or are having doubts about which road to take in life and are feeling stuck, it is a possibility that therapy can help get them on the right track. The initial step is to realize how the past relates to the present and can impact the future.
I counsel individuals, couples and families by stressing that trust, honest communication, loyalty and self-awareness is vital when they are investigating brand-new opportunities, helping to recover from past hurts and attempting to achieve enjoyable lives.

In therapy, I am compassionate and genuine. My training in trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness practices, motivational interviewing and family therapy has resulted in making my therapeutic method one of giving each person positive regard unconditionally and to tailor therapy around their particular needs. I am a relational and strength-based therapist who motivates people to find out about the areas in their lives that they have yet to explore. My belief is that nobody stands alone, and all people come from somewhere—it takes guts to find meaning from in our lives. My years as a professional with a varied group of people and families have educated me about relationships with true meaning and how they can change lives. I am truly thankful for that.

I graduated from Columbia’s School of Social Work Summa Cum Laude and took part in a fellowship in marriage and family therapy for a year. I am now working to earn my Doctorate in Clinical Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania. I look forward to working with you!

Helps with...
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay

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Virginia

Jennifer Erikson
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(804) 980-7242

Jennifer Erikson

LPC

Jennifer earned a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and is continuing her studies there, pursuing a Ph.D. in Health Psychology. Her aim is to contribute to behavioral research. She studied abroad to extend her cultural knowledge and understanding. Jennifer completed her internship in professional counseling at New Life Journey, Inc. under Donna Grile, LPC, where she acquired knowledge and experience in substance abuse and addiction. She now works at Grapevine Counseling and Therapy and is supervised by Connie Jenks, LPC.

Jennifer specializes in depression, excessive worry and anxiety, panic disorder, life balance issues, stress, codependency and anger management. She leads specialized groups that center on managing weight, living with chronic illness and improving self-esteem.

Jennifer has a great deal of experience as a professional in the healthcare business coupled with her own experience in maintaining a career and balancing family life with self-care. The challenges of raising her own children while she continued her career inspired her to change her career in order to work with individuals who dealt with struggles like she did. She is focused on helping other people to enhance their careers and find harmony in their personal lives and, ultimately, enjoying contentment in themselves.

Jennifer believes that a person should be supported as a whole—meaning the relationships between the mind, body and spirit.

In treatment, Jennifer uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused approaches to help in resolving issues and healing, as well as in finding contentment.

Helps with...
  • ADHD / ADD
  • Addiction
  • Adolescents
  • Aging
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anger
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger’s
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Blended Family
  • Brain Injury
  • Bulimia
  • Careers
  • Children
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Dependency
  • Depressed Mood
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Fear / Phobia
  • Gambling
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
  • Impulsivity
  • Infidelity / Affair
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Money / Financial
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorder
  • Racial Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction/Co-Addiction
  • Sexual Issues
  • Sleep / Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma / PTSD / Stress Disorders
  • Underachievement
  • Weight Management
  • Workaholism
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay

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Steven Maurno
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(800) 309-1159

Steven Maurono

LPC

My name is Steven Maurno, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and and a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP) in the state of Virginia with 15 years of experience. Counseling has been my second career, and my passion for this field drove me to complete my master's degree in professional counseling at Georgia Schools of Professional Psychology and subsequently complete additional coursework and training to receive my certifications as an LPC and CSOTP. I have provided services in many settings for adolescents through adults including outpatient, inpatient, and corrections.

I have extensive experience addressing gender-specific issues, depression, trauma and anxiety disorders. Additionally, I am experienced in helping clients with severe and disruptive behaviors including physical aggression, sexual misconduct and chemical dependency. My counseling style is based on the cognitive-behavioral model in which beliefs, internal dialogue, and subsequent ways of perceiving our environment and responding to others is the focus. I encourage clients to identify underlying internal dialogue and beliefs that result in distress, impairment and unfulfilled goals. I provide a safe environment free from judgment for clients to identify negative beliefs and create healthier, more realistic internal dialogue.

Life can be very challenging to navigate at times, and I will provide tools to help you weather those difficult times. Sigmund Freud once said, “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise,” and it is my goal to help you find your way to happiness and inner peace

Do you use any specific counseling method or philosophy?

The cognitive behavioral approach is my usual method, but I have relied on other methods as needed to address the client’s needs.

What is one thing that you try to teach every client?

Every client has choices. I direct them to look inwardly and identify these choices.

How might you counsel a client who is experiencing clinical depression?

Assist in identifying thoughts that worsen depression, identify past and current stressors that worsen depression, and assist in identifying more accurate internal dialogue.

How might you counsel a client who is battling addiction?

Using the relapse prevention model, I would assist the client in identifying internal and external risk factors for relapse as well as adequate coping responses for use in high-risk situations.

How do your clients know if counseling is working?

Clients know counseling is working when they experience a decrease in the frequency and severity of distress and impairment.

Helps with...
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anger Management
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay

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Texas

Blythe TwoSisters
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(281) 667-9790

Blythe TwoSisters


Hi! I’m Dr. Blythe TwoSisters and I’m known as the funky house call therapist. I’ve spent the last 4 years offering therapy via the web to mamas that couldn’t get the support they needed to attend sessions in person. Since relocating to Houston, I’ve added an in office option for mama’s that need a place to get support. I offer therapy for pregnant women, mothers and women that are trying to or have tried to no avail to get or stay pregnant. These issues can cause a strain on a couple’s relationship, so I offer couple’s counseling as well for these and other issues.
I completed a doctorate in clinical psychology and am a certified perinatal mood and anxiety specialist. I have worked with traumatic brain injury patients and those suffering from PTSD. I also have supported those with chronic pain, depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.

Not sure what you need, no problem. Let’s just start by talking and see if I can help you figure out a place to start. Together we can develop a plan for feeling better and stronger and making good solid choices.

Helps with...
  • ADHD / ADD
  • Addiction
  • Adolescents
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family
  • Brain Injury
  • Careers
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Dating
  • Dependency
  • Depressed Mood
  • Divorce
  • Drug abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Fear / Phobia
  • Gambling
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
  • Impulsivity
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Miscarriage
  • Money / Financial
  • Nutrition
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Postpartum Psychosis
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Issues
  • Single Life
  • Sleep / Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • Underachievement
  • Weight Management
  • Women’s Issues
Payment Options...
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • United Health Care
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • $Cash/ Self Pay

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Nevada

Manisha Gandhi
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(800) 309-1159

Manisha Gandhi

LCSW

I earned a Master’s Degree in social Work and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy and am currently working on being certified for it. In addition, I am a certified Financial Social Worker through the Center for Financial Social Work.

When people undergo trauma or life stressors that are serious, it is not unusual for their lives to fall apart. I like to help people who have had trauma or stressful events in their lives that resulted in symptoms they struggle to manage. It is important to me to help my clients discover a healthy view of themselves and to make their relationships with other people stronger.

What made you want to become a therapist?

I’ve always been curious about people, why they do and what makes them who they are.My own painful experiences in life led me to want to help other people through their difficult times.

What do you like most about working with clients?

Helping them see themselves and their world in a more helpful way.

Why do people get stuck? How do you help clients get unstuck?

People often get stuck because of trauma. I use EMDR to help people process trauma.

Can you tell me about a difficult client/case? What were the challenges and how were you able to help your client?

I have worked with clients w/ borderline personality disorders, suicidality, self-harm. I use good rapport as well as DBT and lots of coping skills to help people. I also try to use self-care and good consultation for myself to help me be able to give the best care possible.

What's the best part of your day?

Going home to my kids and husband 🙂

Do you use any specific counseling method or philosophy?

CBT, DBT, EMDR, Experiential

What do you know now that you didn't know when you first started your career as a counselor/therapist?

Everyone really is doing their best. And we can help them do better.

What is one thing that you try to teach every client?

Mindfulness

How many sessions do most clients spend in counseling with you?

8

How long does it usually take for a client to begin to experience change?

2-3

How might you counsel a client who is struggling during a divorce or breakup?

With empathy for what they are going through, psycho-ed about grief, helping them focus on what they want for their life, address issues of safety, finances, custody and adjustment to change.

How might you counsel a client who is experiencing social anxiety?

I’d likely use CBT, DBT, EMDR. I use the techniques along with experiential therapy with child clients. I also used solution-focused.

How might you counsel a client who is experiencing clinical depression?

I’d likely use CBT, DBT, EMDR. I use the techniques along with experiential therapy with child clients. I also used solution-focused.

How might you counsel a client with an eating disorder?

I’d likely use CBT, DBT, EMDR. I use the techniques along with experiential therapy with child clients. I also used solution-focused.

How might you counsel a client who is experiencing shame and guilt?

I’d likely use CBT, DBT, EMDR. I use the techniques along with experiential therapy with child clients. I also used solution-focused.

How might you counsel a client who is battling addiction?

with recovery principles as well as CBT, DBT, EMDR. I use the techniques along with experiential therapy with child clients. I also used solution-focused.

How might you counsel a client who is struggling with feelings of loneliness and isolation?

I’d likely use CBT, DBT, EMDR. I use the techniques along with experiential therapy with child clients. I also used solution-focused.

What is one thing you've learned from a client?

They are the experts on themselves. I’ve learned so much about life and survival from my clients.

What is one thing that surprised you when you began your career as a therapist?

How much people appreciate being listened to.

What should clients expect during their first counseling session with you?

I want clients to feel free to ask me any questions they have about me, about therapy, about whatever and I want them to tell me whatever they want to about themselves in the first session to make sure it’s a good fit.

What would you say to a client who was nervous about his or her first session?

I respect and understand that it’s difficult to meet a complete stranger and open up about deeply personal things. I have done that as well and I know it takes strength and can also be anxiety inducing.

How do your clients know if counseling is working?

Make collaborative goals at the beginning and check in with therapist as therapy progresses to discuss progress.

Can clients become dependent on counseling?

Yes. This is something that can be addressed in therapy.

What can a client do to prepare for his/her first counseling appointment?

Fill out intake paperwork. Come with some ideas of what you want to work on, what changes you would like to see as a result of therapy.

When working with couples, what is the most common challenge you see?

misunderstanding each other

Helps with...
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Addiction
  • Aging
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family
  • Bulimia
  • Careers
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Dating
  • Dependency
  • Depressed Mood
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Fear/Phobia
  • Gamling
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Impulsivity
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity/Affair
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Money/ Financial
  • Nutrition
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy
  • Racial Issues
  • Relationships
  • Racial Issues
  • Relationships
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Issues
  • Single Life
  • Skin Picking Disorder
  • Sleep/Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Under-achievement
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Management
  • Women's Issues
  • Workaholism
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay

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North Carolina

Betsy Pedersen
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(919) 629-3854

Betsy Pedersen

PhD, MSW

For nearly 40 years, I have provided caring, non-judgmental mental health services for adults. I love working with senior citizens and adults.

I treat clients who face depression, anxiety, women’s issues, and life transitions. I also provide crisis intervention and co-manage medical condition with healthcare providers.

My work experience includes crisis and medical settings, outpatient mental health clinics, and short-term and long-term mentally ill emergency room patients. For over twenty years, I have provided care and taught at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in psychiatry and family medicine.

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other appropriate methods, depending upon each client’s needs.

Helps with...
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Women’s Issues
  • Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay
  • BCBS Blue Value
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Empire BlueCross
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Supplemental Plans

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Ohio

Kelly Turle
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(800) 309-1159

Kelly Turle

LISW

My name is Kelly Turle and I am so excited to have this opportunity to help you realize your true potential and purpose! I am a Nationally Certified Wellness Coach and a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) in the State of Ohio and my Master’s degree is from Case Western Reserve University. I am also a busy mom of 3 and work full-time. I have been helping people for over 20 years to reduce their stress, realize their goals, gain insight and finally, put themselves on their own LIST! I can help you identify what is keeping you stuck from moving forward in your weight loss, job struggles or prioritizing your life! I can help you to change those habits that you’ve been trying for years to change! I can help you because I have the skills and training, but because I’ve been there too! It makes my soul happy to help others feel better by helping them to move forward in accomplishing what they truly deserve in life! I will provide confidential coaching, an individualized plan, weekly support and hold you accountable! If you don’t do this for yourself now, where will you be in 3 months? Or a year? Now is your time! Let’s do this! Looking forward to Listening and Healing!

Helps with...
  • Women’s Issues
  • Stress Reduction
  • Anxiety
  • Habit Change
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay

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Washington DC

Rachel Wills
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(202) 478-9619

Rachel Wills

LPC

I am both an Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I am a native to the DC or DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) area. I know this is a hard place to put down roots, secure career success, and maintain work-life balance.I took a circuitous path to become a counselor. In fact, I've "been" many things, barista, teacher, and a recycling specialist. Embracing ourselves, limitations and all, is the key to resiliency & happiness. It takes an act of courage or faith to embrace who you are and what you want to do for your own happiness. It's worth it.

I believe in your process to finding work-life balance and self acceptance. . If you struggle with feeling "less than", "different than", or are not sure where you "fit" & what makes you special - then I'm the counselor for you. My goal is to provide you with positive coping skills that will enable you to feel confident & empowered. You're much more than a label or diagnosis.

I specialize in ADD, work-life balance, dual diagnosis and substance use disorders (emphasis on harm reduction and recovery).I can help you to understand & improve your self concept; reduce negative labeling; address stigma related to mental wellness, addiction, and body image. I'll positively guide you in your search for a life that includes fulfillment with your career. I'll definitely help you advocate for yourself.

I focus on different abilities vs. disabilities. As an individual who has ADHD and has struggled with addiction, I have personal knowledge of how devastating this combination is. I believe there are no "bad dogs", only bad behaviors and poor coping skills.

What made you want to become a therapist?

I was always told that I was sensitive and helpful. I also struggled with ADHD & low self esteem

What do you like most about working with clients?

I love helping clients see the positive in themselves and learn to trust in their decisions

Can you tell me about a difficult client/case? What were the challenges and how were you able to help your client?

I've had many "hard cases" and have found that respect & being able to admit when I'm wrong - goes a long way

Do you use any specific counseling method or philosophy?

I believe the only things we can change are our perceptions/attitudes/behaviors; that aligns with Existentialism & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What is one thing that you try to teach every client?

I coined a phrase - "There are no bad dogs, only bad behaviors & coping skills." I tell everyone they're not "bad ."

How long does it usually take for a client to begin to experience change?

It takes a month to form a habit but I've had clients say they felt better immediately after talking to me.

How might you counsel a client who is experiencing social anxiety?

I say pick out one person to talk to or start helping someone if at a home party, etc. & remember most people feel just as awkward

How might you counsel a client who is experiencing clinical depression?

I'd say don't try to make yourself "happy". It's OK to feel/be depressed but how you can choose how you cope with it.

How might you counsel a client who is battling addiction?

I'd use motivational interviewing & try to determine whether the goal is harm reduction or cessation. I subscribe to the disease model and I believe that it isn't a question of will power. I'd focus on the feelings behind the addiction.

What is one thing you've learned from a client?

That you can't judge how therapy will work or what connection you'll forge after only one session.

What should clients expect during their first counseling session with you?

To be OK with beginning with an organic conversation vs. a structured intake. I like the client to just feel comfortable talking to me.

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What advice would you give to a client trying to choose a therapist?

Go with your gut instinct after talking and interviewing the therapist vs. choosing based on specific technique

How do your clients know if counseling is working?

They're usually able to tell me but I often point out ways in which they've grown or shifted perspectives.

Can clients become dependent on counseling?

.I think clients can be dependent but not if the counselor/therapist is doing his/her job

Helps with...
  • Work-Life Balance
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Bisexuality
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Homosexuality
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma PTSD
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay

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Tennessee

Tanika Johnson
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(901) 620-2124

Tanika Johnson


***I am only able to conduct counseling sessions with Tennessee clients.***

My name is Tanika Johnson, and I have been practicing education and counseling for over ten years. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider, National Certified Counselor, and Mental Health and Wellness Provider. In my practice, I facilitate individual, group, couples, and family therapy. I am a firm believer of the prevention and treatment of psychosocial impairments and disabilities. Additionally, I specialize in alcohol and substance abuse and chemical dependency, addictions, trauma, sexual assault and human trafficking, domestic violence, crisis and behavioral health interventions, anxiety, mood disorders, anger and impulse control, and self-management coaching. I have a wealth of experience serving the special education community and the exceptional needs of children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities. My counseling style encompasses cognitive behavioral therapy, reality theory and choice therapy, and existentialism. Feelings of dissatisfaction and inadequacy can be combated with the right supports.

What made you want to become a therapist?

My sincere desire to help others is a calling from a power greater than myself. One of my humanly purposes’ is to serve and display compassion towards helping others. By extending my kind-heartedness, I am helping others face difficult challenges. Through those challenges, clients regain their inner strength and peace of mind.

What's the best part of your day?

The best part of my day is showing compassion and uplifting others. Some of my greatest assets are listening ears and willing hands to help others in need. If I can extend a kind gesture and help another human being reach their short-term and long-term goals, then I have achieved one of the greatest rewards.

Do you use any specific counseling method or philosophy?

My counseling style encompasses cognitive behavioral therapy, reality theory and choice therapy, and existentialism. It is reinvigorating and empowering for clients to build awareness of their effective, productive, and competent choices that drive treatment goals. Clients have the choice to shape cognitive thoughts, actions, and choices. There is this sense of internal control that clients feel accountable and in the driver’s seat of their lifestyles. The goal is to achieve the very needs and desires that warrant fulfilling and healthy life experiences and short-term and long-term goals that hearten constructive behaviors. Every human being has the potential to build satisfactory relationships. Symptoms and problems no longer have to contribute to emotional turmoil and distress. I encourage clients to avoid self-defeating beliefs and escape criticism, blame, and complaints that distort their mental and emotional well-being. Together, we will work towards preventing harmful external control behaviors that destroy our innermost safety, security, and contentment. In the client-therapist relationship, I serve as a non-judgmental passenger. I will promote self-actualizing behaviors that foster connections to other significant people. If the choice of behaviors are not building strong connections, then I will help you discover new ways to build strength-based and stronger relationships. It’s the behaviors that need to be retaught, not the individual. Additionally, we will develop specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely (SMART) goals and workable plans that remove the very obstacles that drove you to therapy.

What is one thing that you try to teach every client?

Whenever you are pushed towards the edge of difficulty, trust the process. It is only a test of your faith.

Helps with...
  • ADHD
  • Divorce
  • OCD
  • Addiction
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Couples
  • Adoption
  • Domestic Violence
  • Parenting
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Peer Relationships
  • Alzheimer's
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Pregnancy, prenatal, postpartum
  • Anger Management
  • Eating Disorders
  • Racial Identity
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Family Conflict
  • School Issues
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Gambling
  • Self Esteem
  • Autism
  • Grief
  • Sex Therapy
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Hoarding
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Homosexuality
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Bisexuality
  • Infertility
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Infidelity
  • Spirituality
  • Career Counseling
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Sports Performance
  • Internet Addiction
  • Stress
  • Chronic Illness
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Substance Abuse
  • Chronic Pain
  • Life Coaching
  • Transgender
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Codependency
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Coping Skills
  • Men's Issues
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Depression
  • Weight Loss
  • Development Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Women's Issues
  • Biblical Counseling
  • Christian Counseling
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • United Behavioral Health/Optum
  • Humana

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Oklahoma

Kris Bryant
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800-309-1159

Kris Bryant

LPC

Hi, my name is Kris Bryant and I help people find their reasons for living. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified Life Coach . I do what I do because I love to share in the human experience and to affirm that which is good, true, and beautiful. The methods and techniques I use are research-based and effective in helping people to deal with stress, make better decisions, work through difficult emotions , improve relationships, and enhance quality of life. My professional training and life experiences have prepared me to address a variety of is sue s and concerns for children, teens, adults, couples, and families.

Helps with...
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
  • Depression
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Couples
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay
  • HSA
  • Many Insurance Plans Accepted

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Online Counseling – Therapists, Video Conferencing, Long Distance Counseling

What is Online Counseling?

Online counseling has a long history. Cornell University, as early as 1986, began providing an online therapy service of sorts when they developed a program called “Dear Uncle Ezra.” With Ezra, students could anonymously write to an anonymous therapist, and receive a prompt written reply. While 1986 sounds early, if one extends the definition of “online” therapy to include any electronic or distance therapy, the Samaritans, based out of Great Britain, created their first telephone crisis helpline almost 30 years earlier—in 1953! So, while today we might think of online therapy as HIPAA-complaint videoconference (like we offer), it reality is a broad category with a rich history, and if you ask five helping professionals for a definition, you might get five somewhat different answers.

In the doctoral dissertation, and then later in The Journal of Professional Counseling, Dr. Anthony Centore, states the following about online services: “Since the beginning, mental health counseling practices have endured many theoretical shifts—from Freudian, to Jungian, to Rogerian, and so on. However, a recent shift concerns not therapeutic theory but the medium through which counseling is provided. While historically counseling relationships have developed through scheduled in-person communications between counselor and client, telephone and online technologies now offer new paths for the formation of those healing relationships.”

Today, on this site, we endeavor to connect clients to skilled and reputable providers for online coaching sessions.

About Online Counseling

Online counseling and online coaching are often seen as the “new way” to connect with a caring, qualified mental health professional.

On the contrary, distance counseling services have been around in some form for more than 60 years! The field has a long and rich history thanks to both skilled providers and researchers. Today, ethical codes or statements have been thoroughly developed by professional organizations including the American Counseling Association (ACA), the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), the American Psychological Association (APA), and many others. What’s more, you might be surprised to learn that these ethical guidelines aren’t new—they too have been around for more than a decade.

Thriveworks is a trusted brand of counseling and coaching services with more than 30 “brick and mortar” locations throughout more than 12 states. Now, with Thriveworks Online, clients can connect with a helping professional through either HIPAA compliant videoconference, or simply by telephone.

While connecting online isn’t for everyone, there is decades of research showing that therapy by telephone and over the web can be effective for helping clients with a range of personal life issues.

In fact, online and telephone based services have been especially helpful for clients who find that they (1) have few qualified counselors or coaches in their area, (2) feel uncomfortable meeting with a therapist in person and, (3) prefer to connect with a provider from the comfort of their home (or office).

If you’re seeking an online coach, we hope our service is a fit for you. That said, if you’re seeking a more traditional in-person counseling experience, Thriveworks has many (30+) “brick and mortar” locations, and more opening all the time. To learn more, simply call us at 1-855-2-THRIVE.

Did you know?

You can connect with a professional by either phone or video—your choice. If you select phone, your coach will call you at the time of your appointment. If you choose videoconference, you’ll be provided a simple web-link that you can use to connect with your provider (that’s right, there’s absolutely nothing to download or install) and your provider will also have your phone number as a backup, in case there’s any unforeseen technical problems during the video-meeting.

Our team at Thriveworks has been researching, publishing, and providing online therapy services in some form since 2003. Before we began, we learned this troubling fact: Only 10% of depressed people who are referred by a physician to seek mental health services ever receive those services. We asked ourselves, “Why is this?” Is it because persons don’t want to get well, or are there other factors?

As you might guess, the reasons are many—among them is the problem is that acquiring counseling services is too difficult! For instance, for a potential client to connect with a provider in person he/she must: Call a counseling center, leave a message, be available for a return call, schedule an appointment by phone, find their insurance information, wait days or weeks for a first session, drive to that session, arrive in a presentable fashion on time or early…all while perhaps going through a personal hardship or crisis. Frankly, it sounded awful to us. We aspire to make the experience of seeking help, for counselor or coaching, a much (much) improved process.

Using Insurance

A growing number of insurance companies and health plans are paying for counseling services provided at a distance. When services are covered by insurance, the out-of-pocket cost to clients can be as low as one’s normal co-pay to visit a doctor or mental health provider in person. To determine if your specific insurance plan will reimburse for online therapy services, simply call the number of the back of your insurance card. If your plan covers online care, we’ll be happy to get authorization for services, accept your benefits, and schedule your first session right away.

That said, we know that using insurance can be a hassle—and that services are not always covered—so we’ve set our self-pay prices at a level that using insurance benefits might not be necessary for many.