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Geraldine (Geri) Godbolt, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

I believe that each client has unique concerns and issues that should be focused upon one at a time. However, some conditions have to be treated concurrently, such as times when comorbid (underlying and preexisting) conditions exist, for example: PTSD and anxiety and depression, or substance abuse and other mental health disorders. During this time of pandemic, social unrest, and beyond; my role is to help you explore your concerns/issues and build new realities based upon your strengths. I view counseling as a collaborative process whereby the achievement of mutually defined counseling goals is accomplished through commitment and patience. Counseling can help you gain personal insight and lead you to a better understanding of yourself and others. I use a variety of theoretical approaches individualized for you and your life situation. Diagnostic and testing information will be used to help guide my work with you. Your active involvement in and out of our sessions together is essential to gain maximum benefit from your counseling sessions. I may ask you to do homework assignments, exercises or journals. Periodically, we will evaluate our progress and, if necessary, redesign our treatment plan. Remember we are in this together. My commitment is to walk alongside you. As with any intervention, there are both benefits and risks associated with counseling that may include experiencing uncomfortable levels of feelings like sadness, guilt, anger or frustration. Often progress is a gradual process. The goal is to achieve the best and most promising outcome for you.

I graduated from Regent University College of Arts and Science earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) of Psychology Cum Laude, and lifetime membership in Psi Chi a Psychological Honor Society. Upon acceptance at Regent University School of Psychology & Counseling Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program (CACREP). I earned a Master of Art (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) in Trauma. I hold board certification credentials through the National Board of Certified Counselors as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC). I have completed the CADC-II credential, and will be taking the state licensure exam. I am pursuing (3rd year) a PhD in Clinical Psychology to better serve clients with psychological testing. Additionally, I am pursuing the MAT (medication-assisted treatment/medically assisted therapy), and Clinical Supervisor credentials.

Area of competence consist of assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders and trauma; utilizing treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Person Centered, Reality and related Choice therapies, Motivational Interviewing techniques, mental health services consultation and training; and individual and group counseling.

Most recently, I have had the awesome privilege of working as Lead Clinician at a residential facility walking alongside women, women with children, and men experiencing homelessness. We utilize a transformational model of change centered in both Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic approaches. Realizing that one approach is not appropriate for all we integrate other modalities in treatment with amazing outcomes. I must say that it has been a world-class experience, and one of the most challenging yet rewarding times of my vocation thus far.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

GA LPC LPC011844


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Geraldine (Geri) Godbolt. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I love Geri. She’s amazing!

Written on Apr 15, 2024 after therapy with Geraldine (Geri) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Geri is great!

Written on Mar 28, 2024 after therapy with Geraldine (Geri) for 3 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Geraldine Godbolt is a lifesaver. She literally talked me through one of the most difficult times in my life. She was also able to give mych needed advice with my relationships. I couldn't have received a better match!

Written on Jan 22, 2024 after therapy with Geraldine (Geri) for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Geri was so helpful, I wish I had the time to continue in therapy with her. Highly recommend!

Written on Dec 27, 2023 after therapy with Geraldine (Geri) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Geri’s amazing. She listens, processes, finds, and professionally suggests solutions in a very calming and understanding way. She’s amazing and I couldn’t ask for a better therapist. I always look forward to our weekly meetings for her knowledgeable experience and expertise on various subjects. She really helps me through a lot of things, varying from relatively simple to complex things and feelings. She’ll always be in your corner and looks for the most positive things about you and make sure you know about her support.

Written on Dec 09, 2023 after therapy with Geraldine (Geri) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and

Geri is really great. She is understanding and does an amazing job at meeting me where I'm at. Since day one, I've felt like she was on my side indefinitely. And that has made it easy to open up and be transparent with her about various aspects within my life. She's really the real deal. It's been an absolutely pleasure to have her on my team. She has the depth and she has the patience.

Written on Nov 15, 2023 after therapy with Geraldine (Geri) for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, and adhd