Patricia Starbird, M.S., LPC/MHSP, EMDRIA Certified
Licensed Professional Counselor
100 5th Street, Suite 310, Bristol, Tennessee 37620
Many people report experiencing some relief after just one psychotherapy session. A psychotherapist offers you immediate support and a viewpoint from someone who is not emotionally over-involved. That's why a psychotherapist can be helpful-- they do not have an personal emotional investment in the decisions that the client makes. A caring psychotherapist genuinely wants a client to be healthy and happy, but does not try to persuade a client to make a particular decision (unless a matter of safety is at stake).
Brian Scott, MA, LPC/MHSP,NCC
licensed professional counselor
600 e. unaka ave, johnson city, Tennessee 37601
Psychotherapy is a collaberative process between client and therapist to bring about better emotional, mental, physical and spiritual healing. I will seek to develop a working and professional RELATIONSHIP with you which is paramount to all counseling processes in order to help you reach your goals. Reseach shows that psychotherapy is an effective way to treat an array of issues and can sometimes be more effective than medication. When medication is necessary, combining it with psycotherapy can yield much greater results.
Joseph Johnston, LPC-MHSP, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor Mental Health Service Provider
1907 North Roan Street, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601
One of the most frequent complaints I hear about therapists is that they “just listen” to the client’s problems, and feedback or “reflect” what the client says, with little or no suggestions as to how to help the client solve their problems. While there is tremendous benefit in hearing and understanding the problem, clients need more than “just listening.” I will work with you to help identify solutions that align with your individual beliefs, values, and life experiences in order to ensure a highly effective therapeutic outcome and a fulfilling life.
Alan Willard, Ph.D., D.Min.
Llicensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Pastoral Counselor
1100 HIGHLAND CIRCLE, BLACKSBURG, Virginia 24060
Some of my clients turn out to be more intensive, long-tern individual psychotherapy cases. If you have never taken a long term approach to be involved in your own growth and healing you may benefit greatly from this type of counseling. Many people withdraw from their therapy too quickly and don't take the time or commitment to stay connected in the therapeutic relationship.