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Kimberly Alexander

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC, MA, NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorder
12 years of experience

Kimberly is a licensed professional counselor, certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist who offers a holistic approach to psychological and physical wellness. Kimberly holds an MBA from Emory University, a Master’s of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, and has an extensive background in psychopharmacology and mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. Her training specialties include Addictions and Christian Sex Therapy. She is currently the owner of Fit Mind Fit Body Fit Soul, LLC, a Christian health and wellness company that integrates spiritual, mental, and physical components for a comprehensive approach towards lifelong wellness. Kimberly sees individuals (adults and teens), couples, and families (including blended families) and facilitates groups such as emotional eating and marriage enhancement. Kimberly is also available to speak at your conference or event. If you are not where you know you should be in life, schedule an appointment today with Kimberly and begin your journey towards wellness and lifelong fulfillment.

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Keyontia White

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. I have been practicing in this field for 7+ years and I possess more than 10+ years of extensive work experience in the mental health field. My professional history includes working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, relationship and family issues. My ultimate goal is to effectively and efficiently build lasting client relationships by showing respect, having cultural sensitivity, and empathy for your individual circumstances. I have held positions in a variety of counseling settings such as individual and family therapy in community mental health agencies, school settings, residential treatment facilities, group homes, and day treatment facilities. My belief is we all have the ability to possess happy and content lives and together we can achieve this through growth, healing, and learning how to navigate through difficult life experiences we may face. My therapy style and approach focuses on a holistic point of view and I draw influence from a variety of therapies such as Interpersonal Therapy, Gestalt, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. My goal is meet you where you are emotionally and collaboratively work together to help you achieve your goals. My main priority is to empower, enlighten, and improve your quality of life. I am here to support and empower you to take the necessary steps to achieve your goals.

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Brenda Atkinson

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

I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years’ experience. Much of my expertise is in working with individuals struggling with mood disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, parenting concerns, blended families, substance abuse and career challenges. My most prolific area of expertise is assisting individuals who want to grow emotionally and spiritually through all of life transitions such as early adulthood, middle age and later life. My education was in Psychology and Social Work completed at the University of Louisville with an emphasis on Family Systems Theory. My approach in therapy is sensitive to individual needs and goals as well as structured in cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic theories, mindfulness, humanistic and existential therapies. I believe that the individual and therapist relationship is foundational in that I strive to be genuine and compassionate to offer you the best opportunities for growth and healing. I admire your strength and courage for reaching out for assistance and hope to be a part of your growth and success!

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Karyl Baker

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

Hello! My name is Karyl, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia. I recognize the courage it takes to reach out for help with personal matters. It would be my privilege to walk with you as you navigate through life's challenges. I have experience working with adults struggling with various issues such as depression, anxiety, obsessions/compulsions, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse, mania, hoarding, and dissociation related to traumatic events. I have worked with people of various backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, religions, and cultures. I care about what is difficult in your life and want to help with finding relief. My counseling style is warm, attentive and non-judgmental. I work from a psychodynamic perspective which means I understand how past and current stressors can affect responses to stressful situations. I also utilize cognitive therapy which is a way to discover how thoughts affect feelings and behaviors. I have experience working with those struggling with past trauma and abuse and am trauma informed in my counseling. I would love working with you and look forward to meeting you.

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Dr. Evelyn Roberts

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
8 years of experience

Hello, my name is Evelyn Roberts, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia with over 7 years of experience working as a counselor/therapist. My background consists of working with individuals and children of all ages. I also have experience working with families as well. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, relationship issues, grief, and loss. I also have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma, emotional abuse, and severe persistent mental illnesses. My approach consists of but is not limited to cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. This allows me to join you in individualizing your treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. As we work together, we will be able to individualize your treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. We must always know we are not alone. Allow me to walk with you on the road to your healing. Until then, I look forward to working with you!

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Amy Barth

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hello and Welcome! I am a holistic therapist who works with individuals, families and couples. I am interested in you as a whole person and I approach therapy with that in mind. I am invested in helping you make sense of your life stories, heal the issues that cause you pain and create the life that makes sense to you. I am honored to do this work. I know it takes courage to share yourself with a stranger. Therapy is your time and I am here to assist you in what you need. I see therapy as a collaborative process. My style is approachable and interactive. I am passionate about working with couples and creating healthy relationships.. I am committed to staying up to date on the most current modalities to help you achieve your goals, My other passion is working with men. Society tells you you have to be strong and that is not the case. It is totally okay for you to get help. I work with men26-75 on issues relating to self worth, relationships, anxiety, depression and everything in between. I have been in practice for 10 years as a therapist and prior to that I was a social worker.. I attended Argosy University for my Masters in Counseling. I am a Level 3 trained Therapist and in the process of getting certified through the Relational Life Institute which is the method developed by Terry Real.

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Gina Barthelemy-Morton

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC006268
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, depression, & coping with life changes. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Marvin McRoberts

Offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
42 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 42 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Tyisha Scott

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Chelse Pike

Offering therapy in GA
GriefEating disordersSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, eating disorders, 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 Alto

Finding the best therapist close by in Alto 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 Alto. 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 Alto, 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 Alto 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 Alto 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 Alto, elsewhere in Banks, 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 Alto area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Alto 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 Alto 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 Alto 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 Alto, 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 Alto 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 Alto 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 Alto 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 Alto 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 Alto 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 30510 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 Alto 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 Alto 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 Alto, 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.

Alto 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.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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 contact@betterhelp.com.

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.

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