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Evalee Smith

Offering therapy in GA
License: MSW,LCSW,LISW-CP-S
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience

Hello, my name is Evalee and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Georgia and South Carolina with over 20 years of experience working in mental health and social services as a counselor. I graduated from Savannah State University with a Master's degree in Social Work with a clinical concentration. I have worked in a variety of settings with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, Bipolar disorder, relationship issues, parenting problems, life changes, OCD, ADHD, ODD, anger management skills, LGBTQ related issues, intellectual disabilities, women's issues, and caregiver stress. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach to therapy combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness, solution focused, psycho-education, and psychodynamic counseling. I approach therapy from a person centered and strengths based perspective. Your treatment plan will be individualized to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek improved mental health. It is brave to take this step, and I am here to support you in a safe and understanding environment to empower you. I am able to work with children, youth, teens, adults, older adults and couples. I look forward to working with you!

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Joe Gossage

Offering therapy in GA
License: M.A. , LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
17 years of experience

As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) having many years of experience, I have realized that client goals and outcome expectations can differ as much as therapeutic approaches. I use many different therapies in my work with couples and individuals, but I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy more than any other therapies. My belief is that treatments must be designed and implemented in collaboration with the couple or individual being counseled. Therefore, my goal is to provide the program and treatment that my patients are comfortable with, which may result in greater progress, in a shorter amount of time, resulting in fewer sessions. My specialties include marital and family issues as well as treatment for anxiety and stress related disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I also treat those patients having Anger Management and negative self image issues. In my private practice I have had countless successful outcomes with clients of all ages, but especially with adult couples and adult individuals. I truly believe I can help you or your loved ones build more positive and fulfilling futures. Please join with me in helping you to reach for , and achieve, a more positive and desirable lifestyle.

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Carolyn Smith

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

My name is Carolyn Elaine Smith. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in the state of Georgia with 11 years of experience. My theoretical approach includes a Client-centered base along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing. These modalities have worked together to help clients uproot hidden issues that may be causing irrational thinking and behavioral problems. My mission is to educate clients as well as counsel clients on how to live a more quality life and to learn how to identify triggers and use coping mechanisms to manage problems on their own. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, low self-esteem, grief and suffering, terminal illness diagnoses, and relationship issues. I believe in God and the power of prayer for whole-person recovery. However, my religious beliefs are only shared when requested by the client. I respect and empower clients to identify a support system including myself to help them reach their identified goals.

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Kay Saunders

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
21 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in both in patient and out patient counseling. I offer individual counseling and enjoy working with anyone who is motivated and ready to make changes in their life in order to gain more control over their circumstances. I provide a holistic approach by considering my clients mental, physical, spiritual, social and educational needs. My approach to therapy integrates several theoretical paradigms. I am first and foremost a client-centered therapist. I incorporate a variety of techniques grounded in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, solution-focused, mindfulness and psych-educational approaches. I believe I can be an effective agent of change for my clients because I listen, validate and empower with the goal of helping them find hope, healing, and growth in order to live a more meaningful life.

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Tamika Grimes

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC, CAC#II
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor, certified addictions counselor level II and a certified school counselor who has worked in the mental health and substance abuse field for the past 16 years. My current role is High School counselor for the past 3 years in the metro Atlanta area. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Francis Marion University in 2006 and later received my Master of Arts Degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Webster University in 2009. In 2022 I received my Educational Specialists degree in School counseling from the University of Georgia. I have worked in the outpatient and inpatient mental health settings and have worked with Georgia’s accountability courts as well as community centers and schools in the states of Georgia and South Carolina. Throughout my career as a counselor, I have had the privilege of working to help adolescent and adult clients achieve long term sobriety and recovery.

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Julie Allen

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia, USA with more than 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship conflicts, trauma/sexual assault, & mental illness, and recovery. 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! You deserve hope, healing, and growth.

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Jamia Morrow

Offering therapy in GA
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issues
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. 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 help you Br8k Thru barriers and utilize strengths to achieve your purpose in life.

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Valerie Cleveland

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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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Kenya Rainey

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am Licensed Professional Counselor with 6 years of specialized work experience. I have experience in helping clients with developing tools that will assist with building motivation, overcoming self-esteem issues, support with confidence building, and teaching new coping techniques that will assist with transitioning into new life changes. I believe you are the expert of your own story and that you have many strengths that will assist with overcoming issues you may find challenging. Taking the first step to seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. You got this!

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Terri Beard

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

Hi! My name is Terri Beard and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I earned my Master's degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling from Texas Tech University. Go RED RAIDERS!! My experience includes working with individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, career challenges, mood disorders, substance use issues, and OCD. I have also worked with clients who struggle with stress, loss, abuse/neglect, and the frustrations of life. I would describe my approach as empathetic, goal oriented, and client centered. I use Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution focused therapy, LGBTQ+ Affirming and Motivational interviewing to help my clients set goals and objectives, work through their traumas, and feel empowered once they have met their goals. I am also trained in EMDR Therapy. I enjoy helping people through challenging situations. I provide a warm and non-judgmental environment, allowing us to better work together and reach your goals. Everyone deserves to have someone they can easily talk to; let me be that person for you. I look forward to working with you and guiding you in meeting your therapeutic goals.

How to find counseling in Bowman

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bowman 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 Bowman 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 Bowman 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 Bowman, 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 Bowman 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 Bowman 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 Bowman 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 Bowman 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 Bowman 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 30624 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 Bowman 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 Bowman 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 Bowman, 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.

Bowman 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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30624

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