Therapists in West Virginia

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Photo of Lauren Batson, MA, NCC, Counselor
Lauren Batson
Counselor, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morgantown, WV 26501
To me, therapy is meant to be a place of safety and support as you explore becoming your favorite version of yourself. Sometimes this might mean exploring and processing emotions, sometimes it might mean exploring new habits, and sometimes it might mean developing greater compassion for yourself. No matter what it means for you, I believe that everyone is doing the best that they can with the resources that they have, and I want to support you with empathy and warmth as you navigate life’s many challenges. Therapy is for you, and that means that you get to be the guide to your own success.
To me, therapy is meant to be a place of safety and support as you explore becoming your favorite version of yourself. Sometimes this might mean exploring and processing emotions, sometimes it might mean exploring new habits, and sometimes it might mean developing greater compassion for yourself. No matter what it means for you, I believe that everyone is doing the best that they can with the resources that they have, and I want to support you with empathy and warmth as you navigate life’s many challenges. Therapy is for you, and that means that you get to be the guide to your own success.
(681) 581-0371 View (681) 581-0371
Photo of Marion C Bean Moreland, LPC, NCC, CT, Licensed Professional Counselor
Marion C Bean Moreland
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairmont, WV 26554
Each person is endowed with dignity and on a journey to discover who they are and their purpose, but sometimes life gets in the way. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples travel through the ups and downs of life while discovering who they want to be. . I believe that each person is uniquely created to flourish, and they have goodness and dignity which allows them to enter relationship with others and it is in those relationships that we discover strengths and weaknesses. Helping a person maximize their strengths while tending to their weaknesses in a healthy manner will lead to flourishing.
Each person is endowed with dignity and on a journey to discover who they are and their purpose, but sometimes life gets in the way. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples travel through the ups and downs of life while discovering who they want to be. . I believe that each person is uniquely created to flourish, and they have goodness and dignity which allows them to enter relationship with others and it is in those relationships that we discover strengths and weaknesses. Helping a person maximize their strengths while tending to their weaknesses in a healthy manner will lead to flourishing.
(304) 892-8774 View (304) 892-8774
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Townsend Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Morgantown, WV 26505  (Online Only)
I am a clinical social worker with over twenty years of experience. I utilize an eclectic style of therapy in order to better meet the needs of my clients. I graduated from WVU with a Bachelors degree in social work, Master degree in social work, a certificate in gerontology with a minor in women's studies. My goal is to utilize my educational background and my work experience as a therapist in order to better assist those I work for.
I am a clinical social worker with over twenty years of experience. I utilize an eclectic style of therapy in order to better meet the needs of my clients. I graduated from WVU with a Bachelors degree in social work, Master degree in social work, a certificate in gerontology with a minor in women's studies. My goal is to utilize my educational background and my work experience as a therapist in order to better assist those I work for.
(304) 318-7679 View (304) 318-7679
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Tiffany N Hendershot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
My ideal client is someone ready for transformative change. They may struggle with issues like anxiety, depression, or childhood trauma, seeking to understand the root causes. They value personalized care, seeking evidence-based therapy and coaching to nurture their growth. They want to regain control, build resilience, and create lasting positive change in their lives. Their motivation comes from a desire for a healthier, more balanced, and fulfilling future.
My ideal client is someone ready for transformative change. They may struggle with issues like anxiety, depression, or childhood trauma, seeking to understand the root causes. They value personalized care, seeking evidence-based therapy and coaching to nurture their growth. They want to regain control, build resilience, and create lasting positive change in their lives. Their motivation comes from a desire for a healthier, more balanced, and fulfilling future.
(304) 969-7042 View (304) 969-7042
Photo of Mara Kirkpatrick, LGSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Mara Kirkpatrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified Verified
Morgantown, WV 26508
I firmly believe in client- centric approach, emphasizing that the therapy journey is for individuals to achieve their own objectives, not predetermined benchmarks set by me. The ideal patient approaches therapy with openness, honesty, and a willingness to communicate. For me, therapy is a collaborative venture, a shared exploration where clients are empowered to understand and reframe their presenting problems. I create a safe space, encouraging open dialogue that allows individuals to delve into their narratives, unraveling layers of emotions, and finding strength in vulnerability.
I firmly believe in client- centric approach, emphasizing that the therapy journey is for individuals to achieve their own objectives, not predetermined benchmarks set by me. The ideal patient approaches therapy with openness, honesty, and a willingness to communicate. For me, therapy is a collaborative venture, a shared exploration where clients are empowered to understand and reframe their presenting problems. I create a safe space, encouraging open dialogue that allows individuals to delve into their narratives, unraveling layers of emotions, and finding strength in vulnerability.
(304) 902-6356 View (304) 902-6356
Photo of Diane Briers Hendricks, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Diane Briers Hendricks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Charleston, WV 25301
I work predominantly with adults ages 21-81. About 20% of my practice consists of families or couples. Common themes for therapy are family conflict, romantic relationships or lack of, chronic illness, anxiety and depression.
I work predominantly with adults ages 21-81. About 20% of my practice consists of families or couples. Common themes for therapy are family conflict, romantic relationships or lack of, chronic illness, anxiety and depression.
(304) 301-5116 View (304) 301-5116
Photo of Ron Satterfield, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ron Satterfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morgantown, WV 26508
If you are coping with life's challenges and want to make meaningful, impactful change, there are many options available to you. Individual, marital, and family therapy are a few of the options that I specialize in. I have been a practicing clinician for twenty years and currently possess a Master's Degree in Social Work and am a West Virginia Licensed Certified Social Worker. I have an array of professional and life experiences that work synergistically to help me in assisting clients cope with various life situations and stressors.
If you are coping with life's challenges and want to make meaningful, impactful change, there are many options available to you. Individual, marital, and family therapy are a few of the options that I specialize in. I have been a practicing clinician for twenty years and currently possess a Master's Degree in Social Work and am a West Virginia Licensed Certified Social Worker. I have an array of professional and life experiences that work synergistically to help me in assisting clients cope with various life situations and stressors.
(304) 212-6447 View (304) 212-6447
Photo of undefined - Anxiety & OCD Solutions, LLC, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Anxiety & OCD Solutions, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Morgantown, WV 26508
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience treating a wide range of different psychological issues, but I have developed a passion for working with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other anxiety disorders, such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Phobias.
I have experience treating a wide range of different psychological issues, but I have developed a passion for working with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other anxiety disorders, such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Phobias.
(304) 249-8164 View (304) 249-8164
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Women In Balance, Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Morgantown, WV 26508
Recognized as 2022 Best of Morgantown Mental Health Practice, we go above and beyond in providing effective counseling to women & couples in obtaining overall balance & fulfillment in their life. We specialize in working with women at various stages in life who may be struggling to balance everyday demands such as being a working professional, motherhood, relationships, life transitions, loss, academic stress, infertility, or simply needing support. Our non-judgmental & empathetic clinicians provide a safe space to comfortably explore life challenges while learning skills that promote confidence to the mind, body & soul!
Recognized as 2022 Best of Morgantown Mental Health Practice, we go above and beyond in providing effective counseling to women & couples in obtaining overall balance & fulfillment in their life. We specialize in working with women at various stages in life who may be struggling to balance everyday demands such as being a working professional, motherhood, relationships, life transitions, loss, academic stress, infertility, or simply needing support. Our non-judgmental & empathetic clinicians provide a safe space to comfortably explore life challenges while learning skills that promote confidence to the mind, body & soul!
(681) 539-5347 View (681) 539-5347
Photo of Jaryn Zampelli, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jaryn Zampelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
I specialize in working with children and teens, while knowing (an encouraging) that in many cases, this also involves working with parents and caregivers. I tend to structure therapy in a relaxed format, and want clients to enter feeling comfortable and leave feeling empowered.
I specialize in working with children and teens, while knowing (an encouraging) that in many cases, this also involves working with parents and caregivers. I tend to structure therapy in a relaxed format, and want clients to enter feeling comfortable and leave feeling empowered.
(304) 876-3500 View (304) 876-3500
Nature-Heart Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Charles Town, WV 25414  (Online Only)
The use of nature, mindfulness and nutrition will assist you in the therapeutic process of reducing and eliminating problematic symptoms related to stressors you are experiencing. At Nature-Heart Counseling I specialize in providing holistic counseling services for people experiencing various mental health conditions including ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Stress/Panic, Depression, Substance Use, Grief, Mood Disruptions, All Aspects of Relationship Disruptions. Research is revealing the therapeutic effect nature has on all of our mental health struggles. Join me to learn how to implement this healing for yourself.
The use of nature, mindfulness and nutrition will assist you in the therapeutic process of reducing and eliminating problematic symptoms related to stressors you are experiencing. At Nature-Heart Counseling I specialize in providing holistic counseling services for people experiencing various mental health conditions including ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Stress/Panic, Depression, Substance Use, Grief, Mood Disruptions, All Aspects of Relationship Disruptions. Research is revealing the therapeutic effect nature has on all of our mental health struggles. Join me to learn how to implement this healing for yourself.
(304) 885-4617 View (304) 885-4617
Photo of Christina Renzler, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Christina Renzler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Clarksburg, WV 26301
I like to create a safe space for you to feel comfortable opening up about the most difficult topics in your life or on your mind; meet you where you are in your healing journey in order to gain an understanding of your stressors, what has been poking those emotional bruises, and help identify the goals you wish to achieve. I'm passionate about helping you identify your current triggers, stressors and conflicts in order to help you develop healthier coping strategies to improve those areas of your life.
I like to create a safe space for you to feel comfortable opening up about the most difficult topics in your life or on your mind; meet you where you are in your healing journey in order to gain an understanding of your stressors, what has been poking those emotional bruises, and help identify the goals you wish to achieve. I'm passionate about helping you identify your current triggers, stressors and conflicts in order to help you develop healthier coping strategies to improve those areas of your life.
(304) 782-0708 View (304) 782-0708
Photo of Alison McGrath Howard, PsyD, MEd, CGP, Psychologist
Alison McGrath Howard
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd, CGP
Verified Verified
As a generalist, I have experience working with many different people who seek help for a multitude of difficulties. I am an eclectic therapist with a rich grounding in psychological theory and decades of experience of practice. I use my theory of mind with practical skills, which helps me tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of all my patients.
As a generalist, I have experience working with many different people who seek help for a multitude of difficulties. I am an eclectic therapist with a rich grounding in psychological theory and decades of experience of practice. I use my theory of mind with practical skills, which helps me tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of all my patients.
(202) 798-0994 View (202) 798-0994
Photo of Nancy R Creighton, MA, LPC, ALPS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Nancy R Creighton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ALPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parkersburg, WV 26104
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with people who want their life to be different but are unsure where to start. Whether navigating times of change, wanting to address issues making it harder to live, or wanting to overcome major challenges related to depression or anxiety believe every person benefits from a non-judgmental space to explore. There is nothing more rewarding to me than watching people recognize who they are and move toward living an authentic life.
I enjoy working with people who want their life to be different but are unsure where to start. Whether navigating times of change, wanting to address issues making it harder to live, or wanting to overcome major challenges related to depression or anxiety believe every person benefits from a non-judgmental space to explore. There is nothing more rewarding to me than watching people recognize who they are and move toward living an authentic life.
(304) 403-7669 x2 View (304) 403-7669 x2
Photo of Travis Watson, LPC, MAC, ALPS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Travis Watson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC, ALPS
Verified Verified
Morgantown, WV 26508
Therapy is a joint effort of two people to make significant changes in a person's life. I am coming in to session as an expert on change and you are the expert on yourself and the ideal life you want to live. Together we will work to find out what changes you would like to make in your life, and most importantly, how to get you there.
Therapy is a joint effort of two people to make significant changes in a person's life. I am coming in to session as an expert on change and you are the expert on yourself and the ideal life you want to live. Together we will work to find out what changes you would like to make in your life, and most importantly, how to get you there.
(304) 826-2076 View (304) 826-2076
Photo of Courtney Brown Zemerick, MA, LPC, NCC, EMDR-C, Licensed Professional Counselor
Courtney Brown Zemerick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, EMDR-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weirton, WV 26062
I believe nothing is “wrong” with a person who experiences pain or suffering, or who isn't positive all of the time, because pain is a normal part of being human. I practice a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help clients learn how to experience difficult thoughts and emotions without suppressing them, in order to make values-based decisions. I believe you can build a fulfilling life no matter what has happened to you. I additionally practice EMDR to help individuals safely reprocess traumatic experiences. I am an EMDR Certified Therapist.
I believe nothing is “wrong” with a person who experiences pain or suffering, or who isn't positive all of the time, because pain is a normal part of being human. I practice a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help clients learn how to experience difficult thoughts and emotions without suppressing them, in order to make values-based decisions. I believe you can build a fulfilling life no matter what has happened to you. I additionally practice EMDR to help individuals safely reprocess traumatic experiences. I am an EMDR Certified Therapist.
(304) 878-7215 x3 View (304) 878-7215 x3
Photo of Alicia White, LGSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Alicia White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Martinsburg, WV 25401
My clients call on me when they’re dealing with depression and anxiety. Parents are most likely to reach out when they see changes in their child’s mood or behavior and when the entire family begins to struggle because one person is really hurting. Depending on your needs, your course of treatment might include a combination of techniques like mind-body practices, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, social-emotional learning, and art therapy. In my sessions with either children or with adults, I am dedicated to creating an environment where people feel empowered to make real, lasting changes in life.
My clients call on me when they’re dealing with depression and anxiety. Parents are most likely to reach out when they see changes in their child’s mood or behavior and when the entire family begins to struggle because one person is really hurting. Depending on your needs, your course of treatment might include a combination of techniques like mind-body practices, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, social-emotional learning, and art therapy. In my sessions with either children or with adults, I am dedicated to creating an environment where people feel empowered to make real, lasting changes in life.
(304) 396-1752 View (304) 396-1752
Photo of Dr. Melisa M Carrico, PhD, LCPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Dr. Melisa M Carrico
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morgantown, WV 26505  (Online Only)
Are you navigating anxiety, trauma, heightened sensitivity, stress, and/or depression? If you're seeking a holistic approach to therapy you're in the right place. Together, we'll address challenges and stuck places that might be holding you back. Through this process, we'll open the door to deep healing, stress reduction, and creating the transformative change you want in your life. Remember, you're not alone on this path, I will be here to guide you on your path. My approach is personalized and client-centered, focusing on self-discovery and providing solutions. It's all about you.
Are you navigating anxiety, trauma, heightened sensitivity, stress, and/or depression? If you're seeking a holistic approach to therapy you're in the right place. Together, we'll address challenges and stuck places that might be holding you back. Through this process, we'll open the door to deep healing, stress reduction, and creating the transformative change you want in your life. Remember, you're not alone on this path, I will be here to guide you on your path. My approach is personalized and client-centered, focusing on self-discovery and providing solutions. It's all about you.
(304) 318-4881 View (304) 318-4881
Photo of Michelle Wakeley, MSW, LICSW, EMDR-T, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michelle Wakeley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, EMDR-T
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fairmont, WV 26554  (Online Only)
If you're looking to "talk to someone," let's talk. Life stressors, relationship stress, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, or new challenges can be overwhelming. You don't have to do it alone. I offer a warm, accepting, and judgment-free environment where you can explore, grow, and find resolution. Therapy tends to be Choose Your Own Adventure rather than One Size Fits All. Our first few sessions will be all about getting to know you. We will work together to build a treatment plan and identify strategies that fit you and your needs.
If you're looking to "talk to someone," let's talk. Life stressors, relationship stress, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, or new challenges can be overwhelming. You don't have to do it alone. I offer a warm, accepting, and judgment-free environment where you can explore, grow, and find resolution. Therapy tends to be Choose Your Own Adventure rather than One Size Fits All. Our first few sessions will be all about getting to know you. We will work together to build a treatment plan and identify strategies that fit you and your needs.
(304) 534-9321 View (304) 534-9321
Photo of Michelle Christy, LICSW, CADC, EMDR-AC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michelle Christy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CADC, EMDR-AC
Verified Verified
Morgantown, WV 26508
My philosophy of healing is like working your way through a set of nesting dolls from the outer doll representing why you want to heal: trauma, attachment/relationship injury, depression, grief, and anxiety. The next doll holds the symptoms, thoughts, and feelings of the first doll. The next doll may may hold your negative beliefs you have perceived about yourself, others, and the world. The next doll may hold consequences and life impairments. The final doll represents your core and authentic self. The person you would be without all of the other dolls in relationship to the unity of mind, soul, heart, body and spirit.
My philosophy of healing is like working your way through a set of nesting dolls from the outer doll representing why you want to heal: trauma, attachment/relationship injury, depression, grief, and anxiety. The next doll holds the symptoms, thoughts, and feelings of the first doll. The next doll may may hold your negative beliefs you have perceived about yourself, others, and the world. The next doll may hold consequences and life impairments. The final doll represents your core and authentic self. The person you would be without all of the other dolls in relationship to the unity of mind, soul, heart, body and spirit.
(844) 818-0748 View (844) 818-0748

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How does your Therapist compare?

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in West Virginia who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
72% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
71% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% BlueCross and BlueShield
66% Highmark
63% Aetna

How Therapists in West Virginia see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Virginia?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.