Adel, Georgia is a haven for hikers and fishermen. This beautiful, small town, was actually once called Puddlesville before the roads were paved, making it easier for foot and auto traffic. Not knowing what to call the town, early settlers took the letters a-d-e-l and thus created a new name and a new outlook for this charming town. There are times when any of you may feel like your sinking in a puddle of emotions.

Just as asphalt smoothed out the lay of the land, licensed mental health counselors in the Adel area can match up with you to help smooth out the rough spots in your life.

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Chandrika Derricho

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

Hello, my name is Chandrika Derricho and I am dedicated to helping you become the best version of you. I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques to provide individualized care for each person that I serve. I have over ten years’ experience working with individuals, families, and couples. My specialties are trauma and abuse, family issues, and relationship issues. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Georgia. I strongly believe that your environment and relationships play a great role in your life and mental health. I work from a strengths-based perspective to empower you to use those innate strengths to improve your overall health. Therapy is a process that is different for each person and I look forward to working with you through the entire process.

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David Routly

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
18 years of experience

I am an experienced and empathetic counselor, specializing in issues related to addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, relationship issues and the stressors and strains of life transitions. I have spent my career helping a wide variety of clients to overcome barriers to making changes in their lives and to achieve their recovery goals. I would love to work with you and find out how I can help!

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Martha McKenzie

Offering therapy in GA
License: MSW ,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionADHD
29 years of experience

Hi, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have over 20 years of experience working with adults, teenagers and children. I received my higher education later in my life. After being married for several years and working, having a baby and then getting a divorce, I made the decision to go back to school. I am so very glad that I did. I recieved my BSW, Bachelor of Social Work and my MSW, Master of Social Work, at the Florida State University. Accomplishing this has made me a much more insightful, respectful, sensitive, compassionate and empathetic human with others. I have gained a lot of experience working with the elderly, adults, teenagers and children. I have worked with clients with many concerns including, depression, anxiety, stress, OCD, ADHD, trauma, emotional abuse, domestic violence, parenting problems, alcohol use and drug use and co-dependency. My specialty is ADHD with adults, teenagers and children. I have attended several ADHD workshops and that together with my experience of working with teenagers and children having ADHD, has helped me to become knowledgeable about the disorder. My counseling style is warm, caring and interactive with my clients. My approach with my clients, combines Cognitive-Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Humanistic, Mindfulness and Psychodynamic counseling. Our treatment plan will be tailored to meet your unique and specific needs. You have shown courage and strength when you take a step towards seeking help for a more fulfilling, happier life. I look forward to meeting with you, empowering and supporting you!

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Coretta Green

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

Hi! My name is Coretta Green and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia. I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional and a Certified Shoplifting Interventionist. I have years of experience in working with adults with a history of polysubstance use, behavioral issues, and mental health disorders. I have experience in individual counseling, group therapy, and crisis intervention. I generally utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques in most of my sessions and I am a Humanistic therapist who is here to support your personal growth by helping you gain self-awareness and self-acceptance. Do you feel alone? Do you feel a sense of dread/doom, extreme nervousness or worried? Do you want to stop smoking marijuana, using that vape, or drinking uncontrollably? I am compassionate about helping others and understand the need to have someone to talk to when things seem overwhelming. I am here to help you navigate through life’s daily ups and downs, i.e. financial circumstances, career goals, work related stress, family stress and disputes, or loss or grief. In today’s society we face many challenges which seems like no one knows or understands what we are going through but I am here for you.

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Stephen Murphy

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Alabama, Virginia, Georgia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland. My experience includes clinical social work, risk management, regulatory compliance, quality assurance, case management, crisis intervention, advocacy, brokerage, education, and facilitation working with diverse groups of children, adolescents, and adults in medical social work, child welfare, mental health/chemical dependency, corrections, HIV/AIDS, and Veteran Affairs. While working with these clients, I have acquired necessary clinical skills relevant to culturally diverse practice and effective outcomes. I am a well-organized, highly motivated, and an energetic team player dedicated to meeting my clients where they are through both micro and macro level social work interventions. Working in Mental Health for over 12 years, I've learned that people are literally trying to put the pieces of their life together just to make it through the day. Being sensitive to this, I've developed my practice model around the following quote, "We're only as strong as our weakest link; therefore do your best to strengthen someone today!" My goal every day is to strengthen someone (self-included) in some area. Let's Live in Purpose so we can Win on Purpose!

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Tonya Parrish

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia. I have over 15 years experience in the mental health and substance use field. I have worked with all age ranges but primarily adults throughout my career. I offer counseling services for a wide-array of areas such as depression, anxiety, trauma, bi-polar, stress, grief, parenting and relationship needs. My counseling approach is primarily person-centered, compassionate and solution oriented. I believe recovery is possible for everyone. We all need someone we trust to support, uplift and work through life events, family and individual needs and emotional challenges. Taking care of your mental health needs is a positive step in securing overall happiness, contentment and purpose in life. You are not a problem or a diagnosis. You are a person! I look forward to meeting you and walking this recovery journey with you!

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Tiesha Howard

Offering therapy in GA
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hello, my name is Tiesha Howard and I am an LMFT in Georgia. My focus is to help clients become unstuck from the problems of their daily lives by looking at the big picture and helping to find solutions that work and empower the client to move forward with confidence. I believe that you are the expert in your life and I am the change expert, and together, we can have positive outcomes. I look forward to speaking with you.

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Asres Getanek

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Greetings, my name is Asres Getanek. I have a master’s degree in Clinical Professional Psychology from Roosevelt University. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. I have worked as a therapist close to 10 years in different seatings and with various population. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, adjustment issues, grief, and depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am a multicultural person and curious about this wonderful world of ours. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe each person has strengths and will help you see things in different perspective to uncover or strengthen your abilities, to live a quality and more fulfilling life. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Allison Venoy

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoaching
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Jeanette Gurr

Offering therapy in GA
AddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Adel

Finding the best therapist close by in Adel can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Adel. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Adel, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Adel or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Adel area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Adel, elsewhere in Cook, or in the greater state of Georgia.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Adel area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Adel therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Adel due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Adel may not take health insurance, some in the state of Georgia may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Georgia you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Adel, Georgia working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Adel above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Adel helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Adel therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Adel therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Adel therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in GA, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 31620 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Adel counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Adel licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Adel, Georgia can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Adel has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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