Augusta, GA, is the second-largest city in the state. A therapist in Augusta, GA, can offer treatment, mental health resources, and support whether you want to improve your mental well being, work on issues in your personal life, or have more specific concerns. If your personal experience is one in which you don’t feel so good about things, talking to a therapist can help.

You’ll find many qualified mental health professionals in Augusta. If you’re interested in in-person therapy, you may want to talk to your insurance company to see what services are covered. Therapy with can be costly, even if your insurance covers part of it. For virtual appointments, consider an online platform like BetterHelp. At $65 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks), BetterHelp may be more affordable than in-person treatment; plus, you can attend sessions from the comfort of your home. 

Whether you see someone in person or online, a therapist has the professional experience to provide different therapeutic techniques, including dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, and more. They can help with specific mental health conditions, like anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, or panic attacks, or help you learn healthy coping skills if you’re feeling overwhelmed or learning to adapt to life outside of military culture. Connect with a counselor serving the Augusta area to get started.

 

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Dr. Adeline McTavous

Offering therapy in GA
License: PHD, ,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
22 years of experience

My name is Adeline McTavous, I have been in the Behavioral Health Field for over 20 years. I am a Health Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor, a trained Trauma Specialist, Forensic Evaluator and a Certified Clinical Supervisor. I have spent much of my career working with children, young adults (teens) and families in various settings such as Foster care, Inpatient and Outpatient settings. In addition I have worked with Juveniles in various Residential Programs including Sexual Offenders Program, Adult Detox and the Repeated Drug Offenders known as the Jail In-House Program in Key West, Florida. Much of my work has been focused on the integration of the Body, Mind and Spirit approach. I am highly skilled compassionate, empathetic and solution focused Clinician who is looking forward to working with you to help you build confidence in your own abilities, learn new skills, eliminate problem behaviors and to help you restore hope and regain control thus achieving your goals. I have an innate ability to establish rapport quickly, build trust, interact with and relate to individuals on all levels. I welcome the opportunity to work together with you, to achieve the level of functioning that I know is possible.

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Marla Patterson

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

Greetings, My name is Marla and I am a licensed professional counselor. I have over 20 years of experience working in the behavioral health/mental health field. I believe in treating people with respect and kindness. My counseling approach involves the creation of a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment for each counseling session. My theoretical orientation is a strength-based approach that will focus on an individual’s resourcefulness and resilience. We will work together to address your needs, life challenges, and goals. I look forward to working with you. Marla Patterson, LPC

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Danielle Emina

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hello everyone! I have worked in some aspect of healthcare since 1994. I started off as a Medical Assistant in the state of Maryland, then I moved here to GA; where I have been for the last 20 years. As a healthcare professional, I have worked in many specialties; adult, child, family, ob/gyn, neurology, urgent care, emergent care, dermatology, med/surgery and mother and baby. I have taught medical assisting as well as placed Medical Assistant students on their externship. I have worked for large hospitals such as Johns Hopkins University and Dekalb Medical Center. I have also taught in secondary education in career colleges and business schools. I have a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Georgia State University (2010) and a master's degree in Community Counseling (2013) from Argosy University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of GA. I have worked with veterans for several years as a crisis counselor. I started my career working with children/teens as a community counselor. I have a passion for helping one operate in their highest capacity in order to master the basic areas of life; work, family, social lives and purpose. I practice solution focused therapy on a regular basis. This means I am direct and "to the point" as it relates to identifying and working toward solving a situation. However, I will try other modalities if the situation requires another focus. I love helping people and believe help starts with getting one's mental state healthy 1st and that will trickle over to being healthy in all areas of life. I have the unique experience of not only being a teen parent; I had my 1st child at 15 and my 2nd child at 19; therefore, even though I am licensed; I have experienced hardships and life challenges at a very early age! Therefore, I can relate and identify to most people, regardless of their background or trials and tribulations. I am here to help you maximize life fulfillment by overcoming real and self imposed obstacles.

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Sherron Bostic

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

Greetings, My name is Sherron (Tony) Bostic and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. These experiences have helped me enhance my clinical skills to address depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and traumatic events. The most important fulfillment that I get when working with others witnessing their transformation. I 'm sure you heard that saying, "One size doesn't fit all", this can be true when it also comes to therapeutic approaches. The therapeutic treatment modalities that I utilize are Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Solution focused, and Motivational Interviewing. Remember, we are the experts in our own lives, sometimes we may get stuck or off track and need a little help to get back on our paths. I look forward to working with you and witnessing your transformation.

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Dr. Anne McDaniel

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,NCC,BC-TMHP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
20 years of experience

Dr. McDaniel is a Licensed Professional and National Certified Counselor. She holds a masters degree in Professional Counseling and Forensic Psychology and a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. McDaniel works with teenagers, adults, couples and families using an integrative approach to therapy. She draws on theoretical approaches of Christian counseling, cognitive-behavior therapy, family systems therapy, client-centered and solution focused perspectives. She also enjoys life coaching and psychoeducation. In addition to the therapy sessions, Dr. McDaniel provides forensic evaluations and reports for individuals. Dr. McDaniel offers sessions that are designed to help individuals explore emotions, feelings, and behaviors in order to make better choices, learn coping skills, improve interpersonal and relationship skills, determine negative thought patterns and work toward making healthy, positive life changes. Her goal is to treat each individual person with dignity and respect and provide quality service in a supportive, accessible, and highly confidential manner. Dr. McDaniel enjoys building therapeutic relationships with people that lead to positive changes in their lives. She has worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, divorce recovery, stress, grief, work conflict, relationship/marital conflict and other life transitions that create suffering in a person’s life. Dr. McDaniel believes that each session should be tailored around each person’s own journey to healing and her goal is to serve as a facilitator that makes the journey easier. She enjoys the creative approach to therapy that empowers her clients to wholeness and fulfillment.

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Dr. Andrea Burgio-Murphy

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
21 years of experience

I am a clinical psychologist, licensed in Georgia, with 21 years of professional work experience. I believe that within a strong, collaborative relationship, problem-focused therapeutic goals can be reached in a timely manner. I see adolescents and young adults with a variety of presenting problems, including: anxiety, depression, stress and coping, inattention and distractibility, motivation and self-esteem, relational difficulties, life changes, and the complicated interaction between managing a chronic medical condition and maintaining psychological well being. I am a proponent of researched based, yet psychodynamically informed, psychotherapy. This means that we may explore the past a bit, in order to discover what is blocking the ability to acquire or integrate newly learned coping skills here and now. 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 change. I am here to provide the tools and the support, and to empower you to reach your goals. *Please note that my current availability to new clients is on Tuesday and Thursday mornings/early afternoons*

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Dr. Tiffany Way

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

Hi there, I'm Dr. Tiffany Way. With over 18 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker, I've dedicated my life to guiding individuals towards healing and empowerment through psychotherapy. My passion lies in helping people navigate life's challenges with resilience and grace. Specializing in trauma services, I offer a safe and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. Whether you're facing mood disorders, substance abuse, trauma, depression, or anxiety, I'm here to provide compassionate support and evidence-based interventions tailored to your unique needs. I believe in the power of therapy to transform lives. Together, we'll work towards unlocking your inner strength and uncovering the tools you need to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. Take the first step towards healing today. I'm here to walk alongside you on your journey towards greater well-being.

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Patricia (Tricia) Passuth

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in New Jersey with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Vikki Burke

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

I am licensed in Georgia with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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. 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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Dava Wilson

Offering therapy in GA
License: MPA,MSSA,LCSW, ABD
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Kentucky, but also licensed in Tennessee and, South Carolina, and Florida with 9 years' experience working with people making change in their life. I have worked with people challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, and life changing situations. My approach is solution focused, client centered, and strengths-based drawing heavily from Cognitive Behavioral Theory. When working with clients I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, positive, respectful, and safe. I believe that you have the ability to rewrite your own story with support from a professional. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I am excited to meet you and work together to identify your goals and make plans to achieve them! Be proud of yourself for taking this first step to your new narrative! Please allow 24 hours for responses via any method (chat, email, etc.) for brand new clients and 24-48 for additional inquiries, although most will be within 24 hours. Please remember that therapists need self-care as well, so weekends I will not be responding to emails as I will be spending time with my family. If it is an emergency and you are having thoughts of self-harm or harming others please call 911 immediately.

How to find counseling in Augusta

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Augusta 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 Augusta 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 Augusta 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 Augusta, 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 Augusta 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 Augusta 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 Augusta 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 Augusta 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 Augusta 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 30901 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 Augusta 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 Augusta 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 Augusta, 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.

Augusta 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.

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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Augusta:

30805, 30812, 30815, 30901, 30904, 30905, 30906, 30907, 30909, 30912, 30914, 30916, 30917, 30919, 30999

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