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MA, LPC Heather Aldridge

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Heather Aldridge is an experienced, licensed Mental Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy offered through our partner, BetterHelp.

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Licensing: MA, LPC Years in Practice: 5 State: Virginia

Congratulations on taking a very important, and sometimes scary, first step into searching for a counselor! I believe I can help you navigate this "stuck-place" that you find yourself in. I am currently a private practicing therapist in my small town, and I work with individuals just like you who are struggling. Before I struck out on my own, I worked for 3 years in the community mental health clinic, where I assessed individuals and then worked collaboratively with them to develop a plan to move forward. Prior to that, I worked as a crisis stabilization clinician where I entered my client's homes daily for a specific period of time to help them through an identified crisis. I have also volunteered my time at a Christian Free Clinic where clients who are unlikely to have access to counseling are able to receive it. Each of these settings has given me a unique perspective on my clients and compassion for the hurting.

I work with clients using a client-centered approach, meaning that you will have much to say about the direction of therapy. My training is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which addresses how your thoughts influence your behaviors, which influence your feelings. I also have had much success by adding Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to my work with clients. This approach identifies distressing feelings, uses mindfulness skills to cope (or accept) those feelings, and then builds you back up by identifying action steps that will bring you more in line with who you want to be.

I am currently only accepting daytime appointments and am unable to offer video sessions. I am ready to do phone sessions or chat sessions where my time is dedicated to just you for that appointment. I am excited to begin this journey with you!

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Starting at $65 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Stress Anxiety Relationship issues Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Grief Sleeping disorders Parenting issues Anger management Bipolar disorder
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I have only been seeing Heather for about two weeks but she seems to genuinely care me wants to explore this issues presented. She is kind and approachable as well.

K.E.·May 03, 2022


Heather has been a great help to me In the few short weeks we've been working together

B.A.·May 03, 2022


Heather is an excellent counselor. She is extremely attentive and skilled in her approach. She also brings a very neutral/unbiased expertise to her counseling. Very friendly and easy to talk to and has great strategies and tactics to help anyone who works with her. Thanks Heather!

M.I.·Mar 08, 2021


She is kind and helps you understand things on a totally new level! Super helpful and uplifting!

L.E.·Jan 22, 2021


She responds quickly. The app says to give them 24 hrs but I usually hear back within 6. I like that a lot. She listens really well and I like the homework she gives. She gives me things to "sit on" throughout the week. A different perspective from an unbiased source. Great experience so far.

D.A.·Jan 19, 2021


It just feels good to have someone to talk to. I don't know what answers I'm looking for, so she's helping me just talk it out.

K.R.·Jan 14, 2021


Heather is amazing. She listens and offers advice that can help you get immediate results. She also makes sure to follow up after the session with a tip, article or a short “homework.” I’ve only been seeing her for two months but I already feel like I’ve seen results. Thanks Heather!

S.H.·Dec 22, 2020


Awesome Therapist! She’s genuinely nice and open to listen to whatever you have to say and give you advice and feedback! Don’t he hesitate to video chat or text chat with her!

T.O.·Nov 08, 2020


Affordable, convenient, and accessible, Heather Aldridge offers counseling online

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee.
  • Convenient: Do it at your own time and at your own pace. Communicate whenever you feel it's needed.
  • Available now: There is no waiting list and no calls to make. Simply fill out a short questionnaire and send your first message.