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Dr. Willie Cameron

Offering therapy in GA
License: Ph.D,LPC,MAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience

I have a doctoral degree in Psychology, masters in School Psychology, masters in Counseling , and a masters in Criminal Justice. I have 30 years of working within the Criminal Justice System where I provided substance abuse and mental health counseling to inmates and others. My treatment approach is set up to best help the client that I am dealing with and involves the following: Person-Centered , Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive-Behavioral aspects ( REBT). I have and would love to continue working with families , couples, and individuals. I take a systematic approach in order to assist the client or clients and the focus for me is to meet the clients were they are and assist them with increasing the quality of their life. I have also been in private practice in the Atlanta, Georgia area ever since 2003. Due to my time of working within the Criminal Justice System, I have developed skills in assessment and the treatment of individuals suffering from mental health and substance abuse concerns.

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Dr. Chanda Pilgrim

Offering therapy in GA
License: PhD
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionADHD
26 years of experience

Hello and welcome to my profile. Are you dealing with a situation that looks and feels overwhelming right now? When we are close to things, they look bigger, that is true for objects and for situations. It is my job to help you see your issue from another perspective. Most often that simple shift in how we look at things can make you feel better. I am Dr. Chanda Pilgrim and I have been a psychologist for over 25 years working in schools, private agencies, and a community mental health agency. I have worked with individuals and families who are dealing with everything from relationship issues to schizophrenia. I am a holistic counselor which means that when someone tells me they are depressed, not only am I trying to find out the triggers, but I also want to know about diet, exercise, and sleep. I do not see a separation between mind/body/spirit, so we will explore how they affect one another. Most of my clients say I feel like an old friend or family. That connection is important to me because who wants to talk about those private things with someone who doesn’t “get them?” My theoretical orientation is Cognitively based which means that I believe that our thoughts create our feelings. An event that occurs is just an event until we put meaning on it. It is those meanings that create worry, sadness, and even bring about trauma. In our work together, you can expect that we will do some talking about your history. I will assign homework to help you to look deeper into things while we are apart. We will talk about things you can do to support your growth (diet, exercise, etc.) We may even do guided meditations that are aimed at reprograming those automatic unwanted reactions to events in your life. It is my intention that from working with me your life will feel better. Thank you for trusting me!  

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Kathryn (Kay) Stargill

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,CPCS
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
28 years of experience

Hello and welcome! My name is Kay Stargill and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia since 2004. Though trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, my humanistic background is the foundation for my belief that true healing occurs within relationships. Because I value the power of relationship, I want you to know that I have personally experienced hard things too. My own experiences with anxiety, loss and trauma all contribute to my caring, compassionate and personalized approach in therapy. I also believe that every behavior has a purpose and a payoff. If we can understand what drives the behavior, then we can begin work on strategies that will develop new skills to help you. My professional background includes many years in community mental health with lots of different people struggling with life challenges. Most recently, I have operated my own private practice and worked with our local school district to provide mental health support. I love helping people and believe in a practical and solution focused approach to work through the problems that led you to seek assistance. I believe that it takes courage to reach out for help, and I will honor the bravery that you have shown to take this step. We will work together to help you achieve insight, learn new skills and find strategies that will move you toward change and growth. As we get started, we will set goals that we can use to monitor your progress. You may also receive homework that is practical and designed to help you practice skills and implement desired changes. What I want you to know the most is that there is always hope. Whether you are overwhelmed with big emotions or just needing guidance in a specific area, I will meet you where you are and be committed to helping you work through it. I look forward to working with you.

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Victoria Malcolm

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
AddictionsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
15 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in the state of Georgia. I have lived in many places alongside people of many socio-economic backgrounds. I have worked with people recovering from addiction from many sources including food, alcohol, work and drugs. I have also worked with issues of depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, and career challenges. I work with you to plan your goals for therapy and the ways in which you achieve those goals. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I believe counseling provides a safe place to work through problems and identify choices that will improve quality of life in a non judgmental atmosphere. I am certain that I can provide that space.

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Kristal Davidson

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in Georgia with 10 years of experience working with clients with an array of concerns including substance misuse, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger management, trauma and emotional abuse. I also work with individuals with personality disorders. I am a professional counselor who is a good listener, compassionate and nonjudgmental. My approach is person-centered. I utilize a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness techniques to provide a supportive therapeutic process as you evolve into your best self and move toward the life you desire. I would be honored to work with you!

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LaMeshia Lipscomb

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
9 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in the state of Georgia where I have several years of experience with working individuals, families, couples, and the geriatric community. I received my degree from Richmont Graduate University where I learned to incorporate the practice of my faith along with the development of clinical practices of therapy. I was afforded the opportunity to train at a mental health facility while also completing my practicum in private practice setting within the church. Due to this training, I have been able to worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, ADD, low self-esteem, and provided support for family members who have been diagnosis with a mental health diagnosis. My therapy style is that of a warm and inviting atmosphere. I believe that therapy is a place for one to come and feel vulnerable to express themselves in the effort of obtaining true happiness and peace. I strive to create a place of safety and comfort for one to overcome challenges in such a manner that one feels judged or misunderstood. I work several therapeutic modalities. These techniques include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, emotion focused therapy, and brief solution focused therapy. I work along side each individual to establish their own goals and desired outcome from the therapy process. I consider it a privilege and an honor that I am allowed to sit and journey with each individual as they come into their true self and place of happiness. I look forward to sit with as we work together to accomplish your goals. Until we meet, be well.

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Brandy Walker

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

I am an LCSW in the state of California and Georgia. I have been in the field for over 15 years. I work with individuals, couples and families. I have worked with a wide range of clients such as: LGBTQ, depression, stress, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, trauma, physical trauma, emotional abuse, relationship problems, family conflicts, intimacy related issues, parenting problems, anger management and the like. Life is an individual journey with many different experiences. Sometimes those experiences can lead to turmoil, tragedy, trauma and pain. The pain can feel debilitating as if moving on is merely impossible. However, I am a firm believer that there are solutions to all of life’s problems, and I believe therapy is a gateway to change. Those changes can transform an individual’s life. Thus, the road to therapy begins with one single step. If you are willing to take the first step, the journey of healing and transformation can begin. By understanding your mindset, increasing self-awareness, and practicing mindfulness, you can have significant benefits on your overall well-being. My job is to provide you with tools that you need to rebuild your life and sense of self. If you are willing to do the work, the benefits and possibilities are endless. Investing in therapy can be a rewarding experience, and it can be the key to a more fulfilling life. I am here for you every step of the way as you blossom from a caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, writing, listening to music, meditating and praying. I am eager to help you begin your journey of self-discovery.

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Megan Jones

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I believe in establishing a non-judgmental therapeutic partnership with clients to assist in overcoming life's difficulties. I am dedicated to helping clients understand the issues that are affecting their well-being and developing a plan to positively address these issues. My experience includes working with clients from early adulthood to senior-aged adults and helping individuals with depression, anxiety, grief and loss. My expertise is in helping individuals find balance and peace in all areas of their lives, mind, body, and soul. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Valdosta State University in 2007 and my Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University in 2011. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor for the State of Georgia (LPC009570).

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Cecelia Mack

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
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, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Valerie Sparks

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Avalon

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Avalon 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 Avalon 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 Avalon 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 Avalon, 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 Avalon 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 Avalon 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 Avalon 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 Avalon 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 Avalon 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 30557 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 Avalon 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 Avalon 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 Avalon, 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.

Avalon 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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30557, 30577

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