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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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  12. Forget waiting weeks for an appointment. Forget waiting days for a call back! Call us at 1-855-2-THRIVE (847483) or book online and we’ll get you a session right away--often the same day.

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New Jersey

Jillian DeGroot
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(973) 512-5088

Jillian DeGroot

LCSW

I am a clinical social worker who is adept at working with individuals of every age, assisting them with their outlooks and behaviors in order to flourish in their lives. I work with my clients to help them break through the barriers that keep them from enjoying a truly fulfilling life. As a team, we will take the steps necessary to develop good habits and identify the ways to be able to handle the struggles and feelings that arise in life. My ultimate objective as a Clinical Social Worker is to provide my clients with the knowledge to recognize how they can find harmony and happiness in all aspects of their lives. It takes a determination and work to reach goals, and the appropriate therapist is able to help in every step of the way.

My belief is that, by being genuine and compassionate, I am able to help my clients by encouraging and assisting them. My clients’ well-being is fostered through the pleasant and secure surroundings I have established. In addition, it is of paramount importance to me that the information and the confidences clients share with me are guaranteed to be preserved.

What made you want to become a therapist?

My journey into becoming a therapist started at a young age, although I did not realize it until I was in college. I experienced an at times unbearable, amount of grief due to loss of loved ones. I have lost approximately 15 family members and/or close friends since the age of 3. The grief process was never the same for each one, but always left me with a greater sense of self-awareness. It is for this reason that I became a therapist and entrusted myself into the profession so that I could help all people, as we all grief different things and in diverse ways 

Do you use any specific counseling method or philosophy?

My therapeutic approach is a combination of my methods and philosophies. The use of DBT and mindfulness is at the core of my approach, with a strong sense of person-centered, strengths based, and CBT. I believe that each philosophy brings something different to treatment. Also, every client is unique and will benefit from varying methods.

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

Over the years I have learned how genuine people are. It was something that I did not know when I first began my career and being aware of it has improved the building of trust in my therapeutic relationships.

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

Mindfulness. I believe that if and when clients become more aware of their actions, reactions, emotions, and true self, life becomes not only easier, but enjoyable.

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

The first session is used for intake purposes. It is important for me to get to know a client and through this a unique set of questions can be expected. These involve a history therapeutic services, medical history, work/school, and family. Goals are discussed, however not detailed until further sessions. This allows clients to experience the therapeutic setting and build trust with me. A review of insurance, payment, and scheduling will be discussed as well.

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

It’s normal. The first session can set the tone for future sessions. A key component of the therapeutic relationship is trust, therefore, it is only normal for a client to be nervous as trust is being built.

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

Ask questions, as many as you need or want. Treatment is your time, the therapist is your guide. Choose someone that you feel comfortable with. Leave judgments at the “door”. See your therapist as they see you; unique and special.

Helps with...
  • School Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Teen Violence
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay
  • Medicare

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Florida

Jennifer Lipack
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(631) 318-3212

Jennifer Lipack

LMHC

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in both New York and Florida, I am located in the Long Island/New York City area. I spent five years in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where I worked on my graduate degree. I am educated about the resources available in both states.

I find it fulfilling to work with people of every age with a variety of mental health diagnoses, such as depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders— which include grief and loss—and addictions. In my private practice, I run a binge eating disorder group, where I work with adults and youths with the disorder. In addition, I work with individuals who struggle with substance abuse and addictions, as well as with people with mood disorders.

My preference is to interweave an assortment of therapeutic ideologies to uncover the appropriate treatment program for each person. I frequently combine Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. I find that it is ideal to find a coordinated relationship between the mind and body.

I hold Master’s Degrees in Social Work and Mental Health Counseling and have experience from more than 10 years of working as a counselor with individuals and in group therapy.

What made you want to become a therapist?

I always enjoyed learning about why people act the way they do, wanted to always help people and learn about people and how to make people feel better. I was always interested in psychology classes, was always interested in helping my peers in middle and high school.

Do you use any specific counseling method or philosophy?

My method in counseling to ensure that the client feels safe, comfortable and able to express themselves so that they can grow and communicate effectively. I use different methods with my clients depending on their needs and personality, but I usually ensure that they feel comfortable and open in the therapeutic setting.

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

To Be honest, hold themselves accountable and not be afraid to admit when something isn’t working. To learn patience and trust the process.

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

It really depends on their needs. Some have spent a year, some have spent time on and off. Some have come back over a period of time ( due to relapse), some have spent only a few sessions. It depends what they are wanting to get out of counseling.

How might you counsel a client with an eating disorder?

Learning about their relationship with food, what is the cause of why they are dependent on food and their feelings on body image.

How might you counsel a client who is battling addiction?

Motivational Interviewing, Working with individuals on what works for them, learning triggers, learning what they get from using, what they are losing from using, learning how to cope sober.

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

Learning about what causes them to isolate, learning about their interests, learning and processing how they relate to others and what causes them to isolate.

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

They are the experts on themselves. They are the only ones who know themselves best and what they need.

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

A relaxed environment, open communication, willingness to get to know you as a person as well not just your problems.

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

Choose a therapist that you can relate to, that you feel comfortable with and that you feel can help you process. Do not feel embarrassed if you want to find a new one or If you feel that it is not a good match for you.

How do your clients know if counseling is working?

We are in the business of putting ourselves out of business. If you start to feel better from the first day and feel that you do not need us as much as when you first started, I would say that it is working.

Can clients become dependent on counseling?

Yes and that is the therapist job to ensure that it does not happen or allow them to be dependent on you.

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

There is no set answer, it depends on the individual couple, their beliefs and feelings.

Helps with...
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Careers
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Depressed Mood
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Conflict
  • Fear/Phobia
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief & Loss
  • Infertility
  • Nutrition
  • Self Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Women's Issues
  • Workaholism
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay
  • POMCO
  • Beacon
  • Magnacare
  • SEU 1199
  • BCBS
  • Comp Psych
  • American Behavioral
  • Cinga
  • Perspectives LTD

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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
  • Humana
  • BCBS
  • AETNA
  • United Behavioral Health

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Melodie Yarber
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(813) 473-4663

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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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
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay

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Emily Treat
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(917) 525-2451

Emily Treat

LMFT in NY, LMFT & LCSW in 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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Jennifer Lipack
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(631) 318-3212

Jennifer Lipack

LMHC

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in both New York and Florida, I am located in the Long Island/New York City area. I spent five years in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where I worked on my graduate degree. I am educated about the resources available in both states.

I find it fulfilling to work with people of every age with a variety of mental health diagnoses, such as depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders— which include grief and loss—and addictions. In my private practice, I run a binge eating disorder group, where I work with adults and youths with the disorder. In addition, I work with individuals who struggle with substance abuse and addictions, as well as with people with mood disorders.

My preference is to interweave an assortment of therapeutic ideologies to uncover the appropriate treatment program for each person. I frequently combine Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. I find that it is ideal to find a coordinated relationship between the mind and body.

I hold Master’s Degrees in Social Work and Mental Health Counseling and have experience from more than 10 years of working as a counselor with individuals and in group therapy.

What made you want to become a therapist?

I always enjoyed learning about why people act the way they do, wanted to always help people and learn about people and how to make people feel better. I was always interested in psychology classes, was always interested in helping my peers in middle and high school.

Do you use any specific counseling method or philosophy?

My method in counseling to ensure that the client feels safe, comfortable and able to express themselves so that they can grow and communicate effectively. I use different methods with my clients depending on their needs and personality, but I usually ensure that they feel comfortable and open in the therapeutic setting.

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

To Be honest, hold themselves accountable and not be afraid to admit when something isn’t working. To learn patience and trust the process.

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

It really depends on their needs. Some have spent a year, some have spent time on and off. Some have come back over a period of time ( due to relapse), some have spent only a few sessions. It depends what they are wanting to get out of counseling.

How might you counsel a client with an eating disorder?

Learning about their relationship with food, what is the cause of why they are dependent on food and their feelings on body image.

How might you counsel a client who is battling addiction?

Motivational Interviewing, Working with individuals on what works for them, learning triggers, learning what they get from using, what they are losing from using, learning how to cope sober.

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

Learning about what causes them to isolate, learning about their interests, learning and processing how they relate to others and what causes them to isolate.

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

They are the experts on themselves. They are the only ones who know themselves best and what they need.

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

A relaxed environment, open communication, willingness to get to know you as a person as well not just your problems.

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

Choose a therapist that you can relate to, that you feel comfortable with and that you feel can help you process. Do not feel embarrassed if you want to find a new one or If you feel that it is not a good match for you.

How do your clients know if counseling is working?

We are in the business of putting ourselves out of business. If you start to feel better from the first day and feel that you do not need us as much as when you first started, I would say that it is working.

Can clients become dependent on counseling?

Yes and that is the therapist job to ensure that it does not happen or allow them to be dependent on you.

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

There is no set answer, it depends on the individual couple, their beliefs and feelings.

Helps with...
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Careers
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Depressed Mood
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Conflict
  • Fear/Phobia
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief & Loss
  • Infertility
  • Nutrition
  • Self Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Women's Issues
  • Workaholism
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay
  • POMCO
  • Beacon
  • Magnacare
  • SEU 1199
  • BCBS
  • Comp Psych
  • American Behavioral
  • Cinga
  • Perspectives LTD

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Pennsylvania

Emily Treat
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(917) 525-2451

Emily Treat

LMFT in NY, LMFT & LCSW in 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

Kristen High
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(757) 317-4315

Kirsten High


For more than 15 years, I have counseled youth and their familes. I am fortunate to be able to see the growth process, the strength and the recovery of people in a community that many people expect negative results from. For me, it is a benefit to be able to have a role in the development process. I am pleased to help people who others have given up on. It is a joy to help them work toward their dreams and desires and identify their strengths, using them to help themselves to recover and bring happiness into their families.

Helps with...
  • At risk youth
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Addictions
  • Adolescents
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended family
  • Careers
  • Children
  • Codependency
  • Coping skills
  • Couples
  • Dating
  • Dependency
  • Depressed mood
  • Developmental disorders
  • Divorce
  • Eating disorders
  • Family conflict
  • Fear/phobia
  • Gambling
  • Goal setting
  • Impulsivity
  • Infidelity
  • Internet addiction
  • Life coaching
  • Money/financial
  • Nutrition
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy
  • Racial issues
  • Relationships
  • Self esteem
  • Self harm
  • Sexual abuse
  • 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
  • Optima
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
  • Medicaid

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Mary Woods
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(800) 309-1159

Mary Woods

LISW-CP

Hi, my name is Mary Woods-LISW-CP and I am a Clinical Social Worker. I am available to listen and develop positive outcomes for mental health concerns. I provide services to adults who experience anxiety, depression, bipolar tendencies, PTSD, domestic violence, sexual assault, and marital conflict. I utilize cognitive behavior therapy with empowerment and strengths perspective to bring changes that are meaningful and lasting.

Helps with...
  • Depression
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Behavior Issues
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • couples
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay

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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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Texas

Suzanne Hornbuckle
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(281) 667-9790

Suzanne Hornbuckle

LPC
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A Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas and a nationally-certified counselor (NBCC), Suzanne Hornbuckle has worked with people of all ages and in every walk of life. As a student of the human personality all of her life, she presented and published her research on behavioral inhibition at Oxford University.

Suzanne has a basis that is quite simple—people are intelligent about what their needs and wants are, but they have difficulties and issues that may cause them to struggle for a while. That is why she begins therapy with a client-focused theory that stresses respect for the wants and needs of the client. This is followed by other approaches and used as necessary. She provides an instance of this: “When we age, many times we lose the “inner voice” or insight of the unconscious mind. Hypnosis, dream analysis, art therapy and other approaches can open the roadblocks that cover the heart’s real wishes.” Although many clients respond effectively to this approach, some people may find more success with a more Cognitive Behavioral-typeTherapy.

With other people, using a family systems angle may be the best treatment. An advocate of family therapy, Suzanne sees each individual in the framework of his past or present environment—this is particularly true of the family environment. Suzanne believes the main reason people seek therapy is to restore or enhance relationships. She incorporates all of these approaches and other in therapy to help clients find more enjoyment, love and capabilities into their relationships.

Helps with...
  • ADHD/ADD
  • ADDICTION
  • ADOLESCENTS
  • AGING
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anger
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger’s
  • Autism
  • Blended family
  • Bulimia
  • Careers
  • Children
  • Chronic pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping skills
  • Couples
  • Dating
  • Dependencies
  • Depressed mood
  • Developmental disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Family conflict
  • Fear/phobia
  • Gambling
  • Goal setting
  • Greif/ loss/bereavement
  • Impulsivity
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity/affair
  • Internet addiction
  • Life coaching
  • Narcissism
  • Nutrition
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Personality disorder
  • Pregnancy
  • Racial issues
  • Relationships
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self esteem
  • Self harm
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual issues
  • Sleep. Insomnia
  • Social anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Sports
  • Stress
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma/ PTSD
  • Underachievement
  • Video game addiction
  • Weigh management
  • Women’s issues
  • Workahlism
Payment Options...
  • Traditional Medicaid
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • United Healthcare
  • 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

I am Dr. Betsy Pedersen and have experience in mental health services for adults for nearly 40 years, and I thoroughly enjoy working with adults and senior citizens. I use a caring style without judging people.

The areas I specialize in are the treatment of anxiety, depression, life transitions, women’s issues, crisis intervention and co-managing medical conditions with healthcare providers. I have worked in outpatient mental health clinics, crisis and medical settings and emergency rooms with both short and long-term mentally ill individuals as well as their families. In addition, I taught and provided direct care at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in psychiatry and family medicine for more than two decades.

I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and various other methods.

Please call or email me with any questions or concerns you may have, and we can make arrangements to work together on behalf of your welfare.

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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South Carolina

Mary Woods
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(800) 309-1159

Mary Woods

LISW-CP

Hi, my name is Mary Woods-LISW-CP and I am a Clinical Social Worker. I am available to listen and develop positive outcomes for mental health concerns. I provide services to adults who experience anxiety, depression, bipolar tendencies, PTSD, domestic violence, sexual assault, and marital conflict. I utilize cognitive behavior therapy with empowerment and strengths perspective to bring changes that are meaningful and lasting.

Helps with...
  • Depression
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Behavior Issues
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • couples
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay

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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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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.