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Madison Bentley, LPC

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
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About me

I am a licensed professional counselor with a Master’s degree in Psychology and Counseling from Troy Alabama University, a National Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor in the State of Georgia. I am a member of the Licensed Professional Counseling Georgia Association (LPCGA) and have served on various community boards within the CSRA. Over the past 23 years, I have worked with children, adults and families on multiple levels. I provide individual, couples, group and family counseling services to address mental health and/or substance use disorders. I also provide consultation to healthcare providers who treat special populations such as LGBTQ+ and provide LGBTQ+ affirming care. Moreover, I treat depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship challenges, parenting challenges, life challenges, etc., I am also trained by Dr. Charlotte Newman Charfen, MD as a death doula and combined with clinical skills, I work with individuals with acute and chronic illness or anyone seeking help with end-of-life services, which also includes working with supports. I also have extensive experience in emergency crisis services for anyone experiencing mental health and/or substance use problems.

My treatment style is compassionate and interactive. My therapeutic approach is tailored to each client. Some of the modalities used include EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and person-centered practice. I work with each individual to develop a treatment plan to meet the goals the client wants to achieve.

I believe each person has the answer and by talking through life challenges with a counselor, it is possible to obtain a more fulfilling life.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

19yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

GA LPC LPC005710


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Madison Bentley. 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.

Madison is an amazing therapist who honestly does too much, we are all lucky to have their work in the world forever :)

Written on Jun 17, 2024 after therapy with Madison for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Madison cares deeply for his patients. He's very knowledgeable and empathetic.

Written on Apr 30, 2024 after therapy with Madison for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I greatly value Madison's insight, his help has been such a blessing in my personal growth. He helped me identify that I have MDD which I greatly appreciate giving me better insight into myself. Lastly, it's just so comforting being able to feel seen and safe sharing my experiences with another person from the LGBT+ community.

Written on Mar 15, 2024 after therapy with Madison for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

Madison is so understanding and comforting to talk to. He asks questions that really require me to be introspective. I'm glad I finally found a therapist that ACTUALLY gets me and where I am at in my life

Written on Feb 05, 2024 after therapy with Madison for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Madison has been there for me throughout the most challenging time of my life. I feel he has provides me with the tools and insight I need to help me grow and he is patient with me during this learning process. He offers support and is always thoughtful about his responses. I feel heard and understood and I am beyond grateful for the help I’ve been receiving at such dark time in my life. I truly felt like I had no hope when I joined this app and I wasn’t convinced therapy would help me. I had seen a therapist before Madison who I didn’t click with and instead of giving up, I decided to try one more therapist to see if it would have any different result. I couldn’t have been more fortunate to have been matched with Madison. Our sessions have taught me about reframing my thoughts and that there is hope for me to make positive changes in my life. I am still a work in progress, but I have so much more insight and understanding than I did before I started therapy and I am so grateful for that. We are truly all just out here doing our best, but knowledge is power and I see therapy as a valuable learning curve. Once we know better we can do better, especially when we have the tools and support to help us in life.

Written on Oct 22, 2023 after therapy with Madison for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

As always Madison is professional, courteous, responsive, accessible and has extensive experience. I have a degree in behavioral science and I would highly recommend him!

Written on Aug 23, 2023 after therapy with Madison for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching