Serving as the county seat for Appling County, Georgia; Baxley is a small city with just over 4,700 residents. Baxley holds the honour of holding Georgia’s longest yard sale. Over 125 vendors participate in this yearly event and the yard sale stretches over 220+ mile yard along the Golden Isles Parkway.

 The beauty of a smaller, tight knit community is that neighbours and friends are always willing to lend a hand but sometimes, when you are struggling with a personal problem or issue that support isn’t enough and you might feel the need to seek professional help. A simple search on the Internet will provide you with dozens of therapists and counsellors in your local area who can help you deal with whatever problem you are facing. Whether it’s a mental health concern or disorder or a personal struggle.

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Dana Baldwin

Offering therapy in GA
License: PhD,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
23 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years in the field and fully licensed for 13+ years. I have a BA in psychology, MA in professional counseling and PhD in Family Psychology. I have provided direct service and clinical management services in residential, crisis hospital, community, and private practice settings with both youth and adults. My experience is in trauma care, mood disorders, crisis stabilization, personality disorders, substance abuse, LGBTQ issues, cultural issues related to race, military families, chronic illness management, group therapy and child and family therapy. I value establishing a non-judgmental and relaxed therapeutic relationship with clients. My treatment approach is from the philosophy that each person is the expert in their own lives and I facilitate them learning how to use their own expertise and strengths to navigate their lives. I’m friendly, calm, direct but compassionate, diverse and love celebrating the small successes that all clients make in treatment.

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Bapuamoyo Kambeya

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
9 years of experience

Hi there. Do you find yourself going in circles with the same issues over and over again? Are you ready to get off of that merry-go-round and take some steps towards the life you envisioned for yourself? If you answered, "Yes"... you have come to the right place. I am psychotherapist licensed in Georgia with 8 years of experience working with a variety of people with a range of concerns including challenges with focus/concentration, spiritual crises, depression, anxiety, anger, relationship challenges, parenting concerns, and career-related challenges. I have worked with those with trauma experiences including survivors of war, community violence, hate crimes, domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect. Additionally, I have been successful with supporting people of varying ethnicities to heal from racial abuse and discrimination within their families, communities, and work spaces. My counseling style is warm and attentive. I aim to understand who you are and what you need to move forward. With compassion, respect, and sensitivity to a your values, I will support you to push towards your goals. My therapeutic approach includes cognitive-behavioral therapies (DBT and TFCBT techniques), somatic psychotherapy techniques, and humanistic approaches. I am also an IFS Level 1 Therapist and a Clinical Hypnotherapist which are two incredibly effective approaches with long-lasting results. Your treatment plan and your sessions will be tailored to your unique therapeutic needs. Therapy is not easy work, and it takes self-awareness and courage to move towards change. If you are ready to take that step, it will be my honor to walk with you on this journey. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Kendrah DeGruy

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteem
18 years of experience

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” - C. S. Lewis Welcome! I'm Kendrah DeGruy, a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Georgia, bringing 18 years of dedicated experience in supporting young adults on their journeys to emotional well-being. My mission is to foster a non-judgmental, secure environment where clients can harness the tools necessary to navigate their emotions effectively. Throughout my career, I've assisted individuals facing diverse challenges, including marital issues, self-esteem struggles, stress management, and anxiety. My counseling style is characterized by warmth, positivity, and authenticity. I employ an integrative approach, rooted in strengths, to guide clients through their healing journeys. Collaboration lies at the heart of my therapeutic practice. By blending Solution Focused and Mindfulness Interventions, I empower clients to discover their inherent strengths and develop practical solutions. Remember, investing in self-care is an invaluable commitment. As you embark on this transformative journey, I am honored to walk alongside you. I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to support you as you take your first steps toward reclaiming your life. Let's embark on this journey together!

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Audrey Meah

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

I am an individual therapist licensed in Georgia with over 10 years of experience working in mental health. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am here to support and empower you as you work towards wellness. I look forward to working with you!

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Robert Abeyta

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC, CPCS
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience

I am an Individual, family, and marriage counselor licensed in Georgia with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, trauma, LGBTQ, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is holistic, warm, and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, holistic, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps toward a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Shonna Burnett

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

Hi, there. I am a licensed professional counselor in both Georgia and Mississippi , and I have over 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in professional counseling. My experience includes service to a variety of populations in various settings to include—Department of Corrections/Juvenile Justice, inpatient/acute/outpatient/residential care to name a few. I have experience with adults, children/ adolescents in family, group, and individual care. I also have experience working from several therapy models and have found Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to be the best fit for the clients I serve. I am not rigid in my approaches, however, and enjoy a challenge, so I'm open to utilizing whichever model, tool, skill that meets the needs of my clients. 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. I believe in meeting people where they are, so I am always working to be a better me. I challenge you to work with me, so I can help you be the BEST YOU, YOU CAN BE!!! Hello there! I am Shonna. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) dual state, and I have a wide range of experience providing therapy services to individuals, groups, families, in a variety of settings. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in professional counseling. My experience includes service to a variety of populations in various settings to include—Department of Corrections/Juvenile Justice, inpatient/acute/outpatient/residential care to name a few. I have experience with adults, children/adolescents in family, group, and individual care. I also have experience working from several therapy models and have found Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to be the best fit for the clients I serve. I am not rigid in my approaches, however, and enjoy a challenge, so I'm open to utilizing whichever model, tool, skill that meets the needs of my clients. I believe in meeting people where they are, so I am always working to be a better me. I challenge you to work with me, so I can help you be the BEST YOU, YOU CAN BE!!!

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Frederick Saddler

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I have provided services in outpatient & community settings, crisis stabilization units, and psychiatric hospitals. I have over 9 years of experience with various populations with a wide variety of mental health concerns, ranging from serious persistent mental illnesses, addictions, crisis stabilization, anxiety depression & suicidal ideation. My counseling style is to promote the inner abilities of my clients to be the captains of their vessels as I help navigate them through whatever storm they may be going through. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing & some aspects of Play Therapy in my practice and strongly emphasize the importance of maintaining appropriate boundaries within the therapeutic alliance. I look forward to working with you!

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Sonda Sperzel

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

I am licensed in Georgia with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, 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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Roberta DeLoach

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepression
9 years of experience

Hello! My name is Mrs. Roberta DeLoach and I'm Licensed Professional Counselor. I attended University of West Georgia and have been providing individual, family and group therapy for over 8 years. I specialize in individual and family therapy, using these tools to help direct, counsel and display a positive influence in the lives of youth and adults. I believe that everybody has a gift to show to the world and guiding them in direction to illuminate that talent is my gift. 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. Let's get started!!

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Dr. Tosha Ellis

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am a licensed clinician in Georgia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment planning to meet your person centered 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 Baxley

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Baxley 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 Baxley 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 Baxley 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 Baxley, 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 Baxley 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 Baxley 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 Baxley 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 Baxley 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 Baxley 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 31513 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 Baxley 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 Baxley 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 Baxley, 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.

Baxley 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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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 Baxley:

31513, 31515

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