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Andrea Ferrara

Offering therapy in GA
License: EdS, LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepression
13 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor with almost 15 years of experience across the lifespan (ages 4-99) in a multitude of environments. I have worked in my own private practice, inpatient and outpatient settings, crisis call centers, suicide hotlines, and military installations. I work with individuals, couples, and families, and give group presentations for psycho-education. Sometimes it helps to have a trained, objective individual to talk with when life gets challenging. I am thrilled to partner with you on your journey. I will work with you to help you find solutions to the challenges you are facing, and help empower you to successfully move through difficult times. I work with clients experiencing depression, stress, anxiety, addiction, family conflicts, relationship challenges, career frustrations, and many other day-to-day life experiences and stressors. I take a goal-focused approach to help you change unwanted behavior and learn new coping skills to manage life situations. I partner with my clients to help them develop the skills they need to achieve their highest good and manage their lives more effectively. I believe in living life to the fullest and practicing self-care to balance life’s challenges and will help you to do the same.

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Dr. Annie Phillips

Offering therapy in GA
License: Psy.D.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
15 years of experience

With more than 15 years of opportunities helping children, adolescents, adults, and couples, Annie endeavors to partner with her clients and help them grow and thrive. Annie’s therapeutic approach is primarily client-centered. This means she is flexible and adapts to the style that is best for the client, bending from psychoanalytic therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy and others in between. Annie’s primary goals in treatment are to help clients gain comfort in the therapy room and to empower clients to achieve their goals. Her experience with individuals across the lifespan allows her to connect with a variety of clients with knowledge and on a genuine level. She is also committed to empathetic understanding of all people, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard for all walks of life. Annie is also able to conduct psychological assessments, including cognitive/intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning.

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Dr. Michelle Mitchell

Offering therapy in GA
License: PhD
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia who has 19 years of experience helping clients reach their growth potential. I primarily use an solution focused, narrative, cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approaches. I believe that a great way to complete a journey is one step at a time. I collaboratively work with clients to engage in self discovery and achieve attainable goals. It takes courage to confront realities and make changes in life. If you would like to consider beginning this process with me, feel free to reach out.

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Suzanne Goodwin

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS,LPC ,CCH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with over 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Rachael Holloman

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
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, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. I also have experience working with depression. I have experience working with coaches and athletes on the mental aspects of their sport as well as working with healthcare professionals/first responders during COVID. 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.

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Dominique Dew

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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. I am a firm believer in the motto "Find A Way or Make One". 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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Asres Getanek

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

Greetings, my name is Asres Getanek. I have a master’s degree in Clinical Professional Psychology from Roosevelt University. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. I have worked as a therapist close to 10 years in different seatings and with various population. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, adjustment issues, grief, and depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am a multicultural person and curious about this wonderful world of ours. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe each person has strengths and will help you see things in different perspective to uncover or strengthen your abilities, to live a quality and more fulfilling life. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Anna Ward Martin

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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!

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Jasmine Terry

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

Hello! I'm Jasmine, A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Social Work degree from Georgia State University. Over the years, I've had experience working with many populations from children to older adults in many settings including in the community for mobile crisis intervention, inpatient hospitals, partial hospitalization programs, and outpatient care. With a compassionate and empathetic approach, I work with individuals to build a strong foundation to become their best form of self. My practice is person-centered and strengths based focusing on the individual as a whole. I believe everyone has the right to feel heard and supported. I incorporate mindfulness, self compassion tools, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills into sessions to assist clients in managing unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors and address difficult emotions. I enjoy working with teens and adults who are looking to make changes in their lives and better navigate interpersonal relationships. *Please note I am only able to see clients who are physically in the state of Georgia.

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Donald Schroeder

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderDepression
21 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia and Texas with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & bipolar disorder. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Bluffton

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bluffton 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 Bluffton 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 Bluffton 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 Bluffton, 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 Bluffton 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 Bluffton 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 Bluffton 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 Bluffton 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 Bluffton 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 39824 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 Bluffton 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 Bluffton 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 Bluffton, 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.

Bluffton 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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