Even those who try their best to live peaceful and moral lives will sometimes deal with problems. Mental health issues can be devastating when you don't know how to properly cope. If your depression is starting to get the best of you, then you may be having difficulties with living your life as normal. When you just want to feel better and regain your sense of self, it is worthwhile to seek the help of a counselor.

A Bainbridge counselor will be prepared to listen to everything that is going on in your life. All of your stresses and anxious feelings will feel like less of a burden when you share them with a compassionate professional. Taking the time to reach out to a Bainbridge-area counselor could be the step towards healing that you have been looking for.

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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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Barbara Beam

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

I am a licensed professional counselor in Georgia with 15 years’ experience working with adults and children to overcome fears and challenges that keep them from living their best lives. I have worked with people dealing with a variety of issues including, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, grief and life transitions. I have also helped people who have experienced domestic violence and emotional abuse to heal and find inner strength to move forward in their life. Much of my experience has been in university and community college counseling centers. I have also worked in the community mental health environment, domestic violence shelters, and in-patient adolescent facility. Every person is wonderfully unique and comes with their own special qualities. In my counseling relationships, I listen to and respect my clients and am sensitive and compassionate to their unique set of needs and experiences. My counseling approach incorporates cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness. I want to provide an environment of support for you and work with you to gain insight and determine a plan of action that fits your needs. I am always inspired by people who have the courage and strength to seek something better for their lives. Change can be challenging but is always worth the work. I would be honored to walk with you on your journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Pamela Merritt

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW,CAMS
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger management
10 years of experience

Hi, my name is Pamela Merritt and I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker. I’ve worked in the area of counseling and therapy for over ten years with various populations ranging from children/adolescents to teens, adults, and couples. I have both my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Work, and have been providing therapeutic services to various populations for 10+ years. My specialty area include Religious Trauma Therapy, Gay Affirmative Therapy, and overall Emotional Harmony. This includes managing issues from anger. depression, and anxiety to interpersonal conflict and relationship issues. I strive to create an atmosphere that is safe, non-judgemental, and respectful of each person’s humanity and individuality. My therapeutic process combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Client-Centered, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I work with each individual to customize the approach in a way that is specific to their needs. The goal is to guide you towards reaching your optimal level of mental wellness and emotional harmony. The therapeutic journey may not be an easy one, but it’s worth it. It takes a lot of courage to commit to bettering your life, but you have taken the initiative, and that is a major first step! I look forward to working with you!

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Gayle Reed

Offering therapy in GA
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Welcome to Better Help! I am glad you have decided to take the first steps to address the challenges you are facing. I know it can be difficult to reach out and discuss personal issues with someone. An important part of counseling is finding a counselor you can connect with. I want to provide you with some information about me in order to help you decide if I may be able to assist you in overcoming these challenges. My name is Gayle Reed, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in George and Louisiana. I have over 15 years of social work experience. I earned a Masters degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University in 2004. I have a worked with children, families, individuals, and couples. I have a great deal of experience working with military families and veterans. My preferred treatment style is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) that focuses on helping you to change negative thought patterns so you can view situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. CBT is a useful tool to address depression, anxiety, learn techniques for coping with stressful situations, resolve conflicts and learn better ways to communicate. In addition, I incorporate mindfulness techniques and solution focused therapy to enhance my practice. I look forward to working with you!

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Marie Danie Cadet

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

I am a licensed therapist in Georgia with over 13 years of experience as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, marriage, and divorce. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. We all have the inner tools to heal ourselves. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, strength-based counseling, and mindfulness. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and take the first steps towards a change. I congratulate you on taking your first step. I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Mark Beach

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

I am a Georgia licensed professional counselor with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have been working in an inpatient setting since 2016, treating men with substance use disorder. Working with individuals with substance use disorder has given me the opportunity to counsel individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, marriage and family relationship issues, as well as emotional and physical trauma. I am a Christian counselor who uses a client centered approach that is compassionate and interactive towards all individuals regardless of religious beliefs. Empathy plays a large role in my approach towards clients. I believe that all clients should be given an empathetic ear and treated with respect and sensitivity. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is my main approach to therapy. I recognize that all individuals are unique and have specific needs. I work hard to customize each of my therapy sessions to meet the needs of each individual person. Reaching out for help takes an enormous amount of courage; I want to congratulate you on your courage in taking the first steps to seeking a better and more fulfilling life. It is my desire as a therapist to help you set goals and empower you to reach those goals! I look forward to working with you.

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Tiffany Taylor

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW,BCD
LGBTIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoaching
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with executive and professional coaching. 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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Dr. Debra Brown

Offering therapy in GA
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteem
26 years of experience

I am a licensed clinician with over 26 years of behavioral health experience. I have worked closely with individuals, families, couples, military personnel, veterans, the LGBTQ community, celebrities, people suffering from acute health illnesses, addictive disorders, psychiatric issues, ex-offenders and prison populations. I’m skilled in providing support to clients that are coping with grief and loss, navigating life changes, presenting with relationship issues and experiencing immigration and acculturation challenges. I am committed to creating an open and safe environment for my clients where thoughts and feelings can be shared without the fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support you on your journey.

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Jamal Baker

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteem
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, career challenges and spiritual concerns. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment free of judgment. I have worked with clients from a wide range of settings including psychiatric hospitals, private practice and Christian church settings. I realize for some clients the ability to integrate their faith into the therapeutic process is important. I have specialized training on the ethical and professional integration of faith in the counseling process. If faith concerns are important, I can make that accommodation for those clients who desire it. And I will respect the preferences of those who do not. My therapy style is warm and collaborative. I believe in treating all with respect, sensitivity, and compassion while avoiding stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, narrative and person-centered approaches. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Change is not easy and it can feel overwhelming. It takes real courage to chart a new path towards a happier and healthier future. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to walk along side you. I look forward to working with you!

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Bethany Dollar

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
22 years of experience

I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is licensed in the state of Georgia with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients for many years of all ages with a realm of mental health issues and diagnoses. Some of the issues I focus on within my many years of practice are stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am extremely open minded regarding your own beliefs, background, and what contributes you to you believing you are a wonderful human being. I will always be here to reinforce your strengths, overcome your fears, and 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 through the therapeutic process.

How to find counseling in Bainbridge

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge, 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 Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge 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 39819 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 Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge, 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.

Bainbridge 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 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 Bainbridge:

39817, 39818, 39819

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