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About Me

Welcome! I am Rae Coley, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Georgia. I graduated from Auburn University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Social Work degree and The University of Alabama in 1996 with a Master of Social Work degree (I claim Auburn, though). I have worked in community healthcare, juvenile justice, and inpatient and outpatient mental healthcare settings for the past 17 years. I am also a certified Special Education teacher. I worked for eight years teaching elementary and high school students in a variety of classroom settings.

Therapy provides an opportunity to gain insight into personal thoughts, beliefs, actions, emotions, and patterns that can lead to growth and acceptance. I believe individuals are resilient and have the intrinsic ability to make and sustain changes that lead to greater personal satisfaction. I am experienced in working with depressive and anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, self injurious behaviors, relationship struggles, family conflict, codependency, trauma, and grief and loss.
I work using a variety of theoretical approaches including Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy. I am dedicated to research based practice and continuing professional development.

I grew up in a suburb of Birmingham, AL and have lived in Fayette County Georgia for the past 20 years. Outside of work, I am interested in learning most anything---especially creative endeavors! I enjoy being outdoors as much as possible: just taking it all in, hiking, Auburn Football games, etc. I am passionate about animal welfare and rescue and share my home with three former shelter dogs and the occasional foster doggie.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Video


LCSW #CSW004106 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


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

Written by L.E. on Jan 11, 2021 after therapy with Rae for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

good listener, patient, personable