I will help you to improve communication skills, strengthen interpersonal relationships, lift depression, relieve anxiety, reduce an overload of accumulating stress, and eliminate self-sabotaging habits. I will encourage you to embrace a quality of life that includes joy, health, abundance and a LOVE for life.
Individuals who acquire the skills necessary to experience personal transformation are catalysts of change for their family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and community. I will be your therapist, teacher, and inspirational guide. I provide quality counseling services to children and adults that promotes the health, vitality and well-being of the whole person.
Hello! I am Cara Knight and my goal is to help people who are hurting. The therapeutic relationship is a great tool to use in the healing process. I believe in person-centered therapy, in which you are trusted to know yourself and I am trusted to help guide you to where you want to go. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and brief, Solution-Focused Therapy to help you meet your goals. I earned my Bachelor’s in Communication Studies from Christopher Newport University and my Master's at Liberty University.
My approach is both directive and accepting. I am a client-centered therapist. I can help solve problems that can take years to resolve on their own by teaching new skills and giving homework to practice in between sessions. At the same time I allow clients to dictate the goals, pace, and intensity of their counseling sessions. I don't fix people. I look for what is going right and help you or your relationship do more of it.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life? Perhaps you find yourself experiencing depression, anxiety, or grief. Maybe your relationships or work life are not satisfying or you would like to know yourself better in order to live more fully. Do you have the desire to make changes in your life but do not know how to start or where to begin? I would like to work with you to identify and treat these problems and to build on your strengths.
If you find yourself preparing and bracing for that offensive comment; you regulate your speech, dress, and actions to fit in or be safe; or you navigate how much of your experiences to share for fear that you won’t be heard, or that your story will show different your reality is from others—then I want you to know that you’re not crazy, and you don’t have to go it alone. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who knows what it’s like to be immersed in spaces that don’t culturally or racially reflect me, my identity, or my values. And to live in spaces that reject me as I live into my full identity as a black man, a person of color.
It's normal to feel disconnected, lonely, and anxious. It is brave to seek counseling now, whether you are dealing with ongoing problems, new stressors, or just deciding that now is the time to heal. I believe that the relationship between client and counselor is the most important factor in how successful counseling will be. I want you to feel comfortable sharing details of your life with me so that we can move toward change together.
People come to see me because something isn't quite working for them in their lives, and through the insights of counseling, I can help them make a positive change. I am a licensed professional counselor with over 25 years experience, providing compassionate counseling and have been in private practice since 2005. I enjoy working with both adults and children beginning at age 3.
Everyone has problems from time to time. Therapy can help. Choosing to seek help for depression, anxiety or other problems that are getting in the way of your happiness can be difficult and scary. My approach is direct and open, and focuses on enhancing your personal growth and ability to cope with life's problems. You are most likely to see benefits from therapy if you are motivated, honest, and willing to work at self-improvement and self-awareness. I will treat you with dignity and respect, and work with you to help you achieve your goals.
Feeling stuck is a part of life, but that doesn’t mean you have to figure it out by yourself. There are many pieces that play a part in being in a tough place that make each situation different. I am experienced in working with many issues including depression, relationship issues, anxiety, and traumatic stress. I am passionate about women’s issues, cultural diversity, and am LGBTQ+ affirmative. Life gets really difficult sometimes - you are stronger and more resilient than you think.
Hey, my name is Mackenzie, but you can call me Max (I'm not much for formalities)! I'm glad you are here. Even taking that first step to look at possible therapists is a huge milestone! I am passionate about supporting people in reaching their goals - you may be looking for support in building confidence and setting boundaries, you may be looking for support in processing past trauma in a safe space, or maybe it is something entirely different. Either way, you are on the right track, therapy is an amazing tool at every life stage.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SEP, APSATS
Currently NOT accepting new clients. Together we will move through areas in your life that are challenging. Let's move together through challenging transitions. Sometimes the challenge is due to experiences considered traumatic - when an event or events have overwhelmed your nervous system such as divorce, illness, loss. Don't let these experiences prevent you from evolving into your best self. Move out what could be holding you back. You owe this to yourself. I am here to help. Call me if you want to diminish symptoms, you want to enjoy life, have more joy, and especially choice. Move from survive to thrive.
Thank you for taking a step towards exploring yourself, cultivating more internal awareness, and identifying areas in your life where you seek healing and strive for growth. I can offer guidance during this sometimes intense and hopefully enlightening process. Being in therapy may bring challenging emotions to the surface. How comfortable are you in facing the past, present or emotions such as sadness, guilt, shame, anger, jealousy? Therapy can be a very co-creative process between us—the work stems from your intent, openness and motivation to witness yourself objectively, see patterns and start shifting those patterns.
Life is full of transitions and adjustments. Often, there are many aspects of life outside of our control, which can feel incredibly difficult to manage. We cannot control all of the things that happen to us, but we can begin our journey in processing and moving through it. Trust can take time to establish. Let’s build a place of safety to allow healing to begin. My practice is to walk alongside you from a stance of non-judgement and acceptance. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with life transitions, trauma, depression, anxiety, and attachment related issues. I also have experience working with military personnel.
I believe counseling is a partnership between myself and the individuals I work with. I go into each session with hope and confidence that those seeking change will achieve it. I enjoy working with people of many ages and backgrounds and look forward to addressing issues related to behavioral disorders, anxiety/depression, stress, relationships, grief/loss, life transitions, and many more. My goal is to walk beside individuals as they work through life challenges.
Wow, this has been a strange and stressful couple of years to say the least! And if you are reading this, you probably have more than just COVID-19 stress going on. You may be experiencing a COVID related problem such as grief and loss, relationship issues, increased anxiety level, or changes in your mood and energy level. Or maybe there is an issue you have been "managing" on your own for quite some time now that has been brought to light more during the pandemic. Whatever the issue or stress in your life right now, I want you to know that you don't have to go it alone. You are taking the right step in reaching out for help!
In choosing a mental health professional, you want to ensure that the person has the training and experience to assist you with getting the results you desire. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and I have 19 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare field. I work closely with adults with a broad range of crisis, mental health and stressful life situations. **I am only providing teletherapy services as this time.**
You are an adoptive parent who has researched, read books and blogs, tried lots of different interventions with many different professionals, but nothing seems to be working. Your child still struggles with attachment and behavior issues, and weeks where you don't get a call from school are few and far between. It feels like your entire family life revolves around managing the high intensity needs of your child, and the idea of alone time or self-care seems like a distant dream. Seeing your child in emotional pain breaks your heart, and all of the love you have to give doesn't seem like enough, leaving you at the end of your rope.
I have a Masters of Science degree in Community Mental Health Counseling. I have been providing outpatient counseling services for over 10 years and enjoy being able to help others reach their goals and feel more emotional stability overall. It is my passion to support and encourage others toward feeling their best emotionally and mentally. I have experience assisting and supporting clients overcome and cope with depression, anxiety, trauma, and low self-esteem. It is important to me to offer a safe, non-judgmental and supportive space, as well.
At times young people cannot get the most out of the experiences life has to offer. This could be a result of limited knowledge, skills, or underlying issues. I am a clinical child psychologist and my aim is to help children, adolescents, and their families, equipping youth with skills to put them on a positive path before adulthood. I use evidence-based tools that help youth and their families overcome challenges that keep them from moving forward in life. In addition to outpatient therapy, I offer psychological testing and evaluations for youth, helping to identify problem areas and unique needs and providing tailored recommendations.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Roanoke are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Roanoke then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Roanoke, or Child Psychologists in Roanoke.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Roanoke psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Roanoke specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.