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Chalice Nelson

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

Greetings! Did you know that you wear a crown? While it may not be visible to the eye, this crown is filled with all of the jewels (your strengths, uniqueness and talents) that make you the amazing human being that you are. As your therapist, it is my goal to help you see your royalty by helping you navigate life's challenges by helping you to see the beauty within you. I am Chalice Nelson, a National Board Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. After partaking in my first internship in college at a group home, my desire for the mental health field grew and I graduated from Florida A&M University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Shortly thereafter, I attended St. John Fisher College where I obtained a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2013. I have been granted the opportunity to work in a variety of settings, including residential, hospital (Crisis Intervention Unit), outpatient substance use treatment and community based treatment just to name a few. For the past 3 years, I have worked on the administrative side, in which I have gained more knowledge regarding policy and implementation. As a therapist, I believe that we are all deserving of healing from experiences and are capable of doing so by becoming more attuned to the wonderful skills we possess. I have helped clients on their journey of healing from issues dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem and more. I utilize an eclectic therapeutic approach, using a variety of strength-based treatment modalities including Solution-Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Narrative Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Through such techniques, I serve to support, educate, empower and provide a safe place for clients to express themselves without judgement and foster confidence to make decisions that work best for each of them individually. I reside in Atlanta, GA, where I am the owner of The Conscious Queen, in which I offer psycho-educational workshops in which I combine creative and mental wellness activities to help people incorporate healthy self-care practices into their daily lives. I serve on a community board to help find ways to bridge the gap in regard to access to mental health treatment as well. I look forward to being by your side on your healing journey and I thank you for taking the first step on a path you are destined for! Be Well, Chalice

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Steve Hammond

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Maybe you stumbled here hoping someone would understand the trials you're going through. Are you at your wit's end with your spouse or other family member? Does life feel like you're "swimming in molasses"? Let me help. I'm here to listen, ask the right questions, and let you strategize a course of action. I have a special place in my heart for couples going through rough times because of communication breakdown or betrayal of trust. I'd love to work with your teen to find out what motivates him/her. Let's explore sexual orientation issues safely, honestly. I've been a counselor for 7+ years and still operate in private practice in Georgia. I operate from an integrated approach of blending the best-researched practices of psychology with my Christian faith. I'm not here to judge or preach, but to show compassion especially where people have been "burned" by the church.

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Geraldine (Geri) Godbolt

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience

I believe that each client has unique concerns and issues that should be focused upon one at a time. However, some conditions have to be treated concurrently, such as times when comorbid (underlying and preexisting) conditions exist, for example: PTSD and anxiety and depression, or substance abuse and other mental health disorders. During this time of pandemic, social unrest, and beyond; my role is to help you explore your concerns/issues and build new realities based upon your strengths. I view counseling as a collaborative process whereby the achievement of mutually defined counseling goals is accomplished through commitment and patience. Counseling can help you gain personal insight and lead you to a better understanding of yourself and others. I use a variety of theoretical approaches individualized for you and your life situation. Diagnostic and testing information will be used to help guide my work with you. Your active involvement in and out of our sessions together is essential to gain maximum benefit from your counseling sessions. I may ask you to do homework assignments, exercises or journals. Periodically, we will evaluate our progress and, if necessary, redesign our treatment plan. Remember we are in this together. My commitment is to walk alongside you. As with any intervention, there are both benefits and risks associated with counseling that may include experiencing uncomfortable levels of feelings like sadness, guilt, anger or frustration. Often progress is a gradual process. The goal is to achieve the best and most promising outcome for you. I graduated from Regent University College of Arts and Science earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) of Psychology Cum Laude, and lifetime membership in Psi Chi a Psychological Honor Society. Upon acceptance at Regent University School of Psychology & Counseling Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program (CACREP). I earned a Master of Art (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) in Trauma. I hold board certification credentials through the National Board of Certified Counselors as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC). I have completed the CADC-II credential, and will be taking the state licensure exam. I am pursuing (3rd year) a PhD in Clinical Psychology to better serve clients with psychological testing. Additionally, I am pursuing the MAT (medication-assisted treatment/medically assisted therapy), and Clinical Supervisor credentials. Area of competence consist of assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders and trauma; utilizing treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Person Centered, Reality and related Choice therapies, Motivational Interviewing techniques, mental health services consultation and training; and individual and group counseling. Most recently, I have had the awesome privilege of working as Lead Clinician at a residential facility walking alongside women, women with children, and men experiencing homelessness. We utilize a transformational model of change centered in both Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic approaches. Realizing that one approach is not appropriate for all we integrate other modalities in treatment with amazing outcomes. I must say that it has been a world-class experience, and one of the most challenging yet rewarding times of my vocation thus far.

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Dr. Tamara Woods

Offering therapy in GA
License: PhD, MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefBipolar disorderDepression
14 years of experience

I have over 14 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker and more than 20 years working with families. I know the importance of finding a therapist who is a good fit. My focus is providing a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental space for adults, couples, and families. Utilizing a combination of theoretical approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, client centered therapy and motivational interviewing, I collaborate with you to meet you where you are. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief, anger, relationship issues, parenting concerns, and career challenges. I also understand how personal and sometimes overwhelming the therapeutic process can be. Please know that I am dedicated to helping you when you are ready.

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Madison Bentley

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,NCC,CPCS
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
19 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor with a Master’s degree in Psychology and Counseling from Troy Alabama University, a National Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor in the State of Georgia. I am a member of the Licensed Professional Counseling Georgia Association (LPCGA) and have served on various community boards within the CSRA. Over the past 23 years, I have worked with children, adults and families on multiple levels. I provide individual, couples, group and family counseling services to address mental health and/or substance use disorders. I also provide consultation to healthcare providers who treat special populations such as LGBTQ+ and provide LGBTQ+ affirming care. Moreover, I treat depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship challenges, parenting challenges, life challenges, etc., I am also trained by Dr. Charlotte Newman Charfen, MD as a death doula and combined with clinical skills, I work with individuals with acute and chronic illness or anyone seeking help with end-of-life services, which also includes working with supports. I also have extensive experience in emergency crisis services for anyone experiencing mental health and/or substance use problems. My treatment style is compassionate and interactive. My therapeutic approach is tailored to each client. Some of the modalities used include EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and person-centered practice. I work with each individual to develop a treatment plan to meet the goals the client wants to achieve. I believe each person has the answer and by talking through life challenges with a counselor, it is possible to obtain a more fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you!

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Annie McFadden

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,ACBC,Annie McFadden
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience

Greetings, You have come to the place in your journey of life to recognize that there are potentially other ways to work through situations/problems/issues/circumstances. You made the decision to seek assistance by reaching out. I am so glad you did. My name is Annie, and I consider it a privilege to be considered as a prospective agent of change to assist you through this era of your life. I am a licensed professional counselor in Georgia with over 15 years in the mental health field. Over the years, I have worked with clients experiencing the emergence of first and secondary trauma, violence, mental, emotional, anxiety, depression, and behavioral problems, along with other debilitating mental health disorders at many levels. My experience includes assessing, diagnosing, and treating mental health and behavioral disorders in a State approved private outpatient community mental health center. The center services children, adolescents, families, and adults. Currently, I am transitioning from the role at the community center as clinical director into private practice. I describe my approach to helping clients as integrative. I draw from a variety of modalities to meet the individual therapeutic needs of the individual client. The most frequent integration of modalities includes but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness-based Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). Based on faith-based beliefs, the named modalities are integrated in the healing process. In summary, I view the therapeutic relationship as a partnership that requires honesty, trust, integrity, respect, and mutual communication. I wholeheartedly believe the integrative approach is embedded in a holistic stance by focusing on the whole person. My intrinsic approach meets the client with empathy, care, concern, and supported hope to become a healthier person for self, others, and society at large. Hopefully, what I have shared will give you some insight as to select the best fit for a therapist. Should you choose me, I look forward to our journey together.

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Lolita Allen

Offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
25 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience working with families in individual, couple and family therapy. I am committed to helping adults and children develop personal/relational skills and strategies needed to build and maintain a positive, meaningful life and healthy relationships. I received a Master Degree in Social Work from Howard University and am licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am passionate about working with anyone who wants to take the first steps to becoming a better version of themselves by exploring therapy and healing. I integrate multiple modalities of practice, including: systems approach, structural family therapy. I AM ONLY AVAILABLE ON WEEKEND MORNINGS

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Teresa Winn

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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. 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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Emma Walton

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionADHD
10 years of experience

Thank you for being here. Taking the first step to reach out to someone is HARD...and here you are. I'm proud of you. Finding a therapist who is right for you is important; A little bit about me...as a licensed clinician here in Georgia, I have been awarded the privilege of helping clients through a vast variety of difficulties including stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma, life transitions, familial concerns, self esteem, confidence, & depression. I approach my clients with warmth and empathy, but on the flip side, I won't waste your time. I firmly believe a good therapist "pushes" us ever so slightly out of our comfort zones to foster that growth we're looking for. It would be an honor to walk alongside you as we work together towards a healthier, happier you.

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Christian Forde

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. I have experience in helping clients deal with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & coping with life changes. 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 possess a background in working with children and veterans who have depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, life changes, adjustment issues, and other mental health issues. My approach is collaborative, empathetic, and rooted in evidence-based practices. I believe in creating a safe and nonjudgemental space where clients feel empowered to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I am trained in EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing, which is an evidence-based method of therapy effective in treating PTSD, depression, and other disorders. If this is something you are interested in, we can discuss whether this would be a good fit for you and further logistics for doing this in an online setting. In our sessions, I will also utilize a blend of therapeutic modalities such as CBT, person centered therapy, and motivational interviewing. Together, we will work collaboratively to identify your strengths, clarify your values, and create actionable steps toward positive change. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can be daunting, but you have already taken a huge step in creating change & I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Blythe

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Blythe 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 Blythe 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 Blythe 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 Blythe, 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 Blythe 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 Blythe 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 Blythe 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 Blythe 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 Blythe 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 30805 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 Blythe 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 Blythe 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 Blythe, 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.

Blythe 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

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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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