Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 22

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 t...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues
Years of experience: 8

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to come on to my page and learn how I can help you. My name is Candace Franks. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, licensed in Georgia. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including; depression, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy issues, career challenges, anger, and addictions. I have helped many clients who have experienced trauma to include abuse. I have worked with different communities to include; military, children & youth, young adults, LGBTQ, elderly, couples, and families coping with add...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 8

Hello!!! I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in Georgia with over 9 years of experience working as a mental health counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, self-esteem issues, ADHD, career challenges and relationship issues. I also helped people who have challenges with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. My counseling style is warm and interactive. My belief when it comes to interacting with anyone is to treat him/her with respect, to be compassionate, sensitive an...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 23

I am currently a Child Welfare Program Specialist. I have a Master of Social Work degree and a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. I am also licensed as a clinical social worker. For the past twenty-three years, I have worked with some of the following issues: anxiety, depression, relational issues with couples, abuse issues with children and adults, sleeping disorders, anger management issues, work-life issues, and family conflict. Through my many years of training, I utilized cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, trauma-informed ther...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of experience: 10

I am Licensed Professional Counselor with 9 years experience. I graduated with a master's degree in Community Counseling from Oklahoma State University, a CACREP accredited university. I have held counseling positions working with young adults, children and families, adults with mental health diagnoses and life concerns, and women specific issues, including addiction and relationship issues. These experiences and clients allowed me to work in various settings such as at homes, outpatient, and residential treatment. I believe that your therapy is led by you and yo...

Specialties: Addictions, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of experience: 3

I have been helping people identify and address a variety of problems for over a decade. For the problems that do not have solutions, I believe it is possible to learn to live with a problem by making changes in thoughts and actions. I tend to adopt a position that allows individuals to be the captain of their ships while helping to identify and overcome obstacles. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 14

I am licensed in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 10

I am licensed in Georgia as an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. ( I currently only provide services to individuals and do not provide couples counseling.) My goal is to help my clients be the best version of themselves. I believe everyone should be treated with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My sessions are designed to be nonjudgmental, safe spaces to meet your unique and specific needs...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 6

Hi! I am licensed in Georgia with 5 years of clinical work experience. I have extensive experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. Part of my approach is taking the time to really get to know you and build a space where you can share openly and honestly. It’s a big step to say “Hey, everything is NOT okay right now and I need some help.” Let’s work through it together. You are seen and understood for the whole of who you are. Welcome.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 16

I am licensed in Georgia with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 10

I am licensed in Washington and Georgia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse (including sexual trauma). 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! I look forward to meeting you and working with you.

Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Self esteem
Years of experience: 3

I am licensed in the state of Georgia, and have experience in helping clients cope with addictions, LGBTQ+ related issues, & relationship issues. I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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!

Specialties: Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 3

I am licensed in Georgia and South Carolina with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of experience: 10

I am licensed in Georgia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, depression, & coping with life changes. I 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.

Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 11

I am licensed in Georgia, Tennessee and Arkansas with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients coping with addictions, LGBT-related issues, trauma and abuse & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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 Bishop

Finding the best therapist close by in Bishop can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Bishop 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 Bishop. 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 Bishop, 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, these professionals 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 Bishop 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 Bishop counselors 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 Bishop area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Bishop
  • DBT in Bishop
  • Substance use therapy in Bishop
  • Couples therapy in Bishop

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Bishop, 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 Bishop, elsewhere in Oconee, 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 Bishop area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Bishop 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 Bishop 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 in Bishop: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Bishop: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Bishop: $100
  • Therapy in Bishop: $80

While many psychologists in Bishop may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Bishop and elsewhere throughout the state of Georgia you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Bishop, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Bishop above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Bishop 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Bishop 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 Bishop 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 Bishop therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Bishop counselor 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 almost one million people in Bishop, GA, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 30621 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 in Bishop can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Bishop 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Bishop 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 Bishop, 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.

Bishop has many professionals 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. In Bishop, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 with a counselor 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 Bishop:

30621