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Dr. April Brewer

Offering therapy in GA
License: DBH,MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepression
12 years of experience

Hello, My name is Dr. April Brewer and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC. I have gained a diverse professional experience as a U.S. Air Force Medic (Active Duty), Psychometrician for ages 3- adults (U.S. Navy Civilian), DUI & Drug Court Counselor, Mental Health Therapist (Veterans Affairs Medical Center), Behavioral Health Treatment Court Coordinator/Mental Health Clinician (Superior & State Court), Military & Family Life Counselor on DOD installations, and Private Practice providing individual, couples, family, & group therapy, psycho-education, and consultation services for individuals of all ages. I earned a Doctor of Behavioral Health at Arizona State University, focusing on integrated behavioral health care to manage behavioral health programs, and prevent, manage, and improve chronic medical conditions, a M.S. Clinical Counseling, a M.S. Human Services, & a B.S. Human & Social Services Administration from Bellevue University. I believe in taking an eclectic approach to meet your unique needs and I am looking forward to helping you reach your overall health, wellness, and life goals. I am ready to get started when you are! Cordially, Dr. April Brewer, DBH, LPC, ACS

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Sherrie Kaelin

Offering therapy in GA
License: LMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
24 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Sherrie Kaelin. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey, Georgia, Arizona and Texas as well as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Nevada with over 24 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, career challenges and coping with life changes. 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 combines cognitive-behavioral, client centered and solution focused counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Connie Morris

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,CPCS,NBCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

Welcome! I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia with over 20 years of experience working focusing on the areas of mental health and/or substance use disorders. I have worked with couples and individual clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, psychosis, bipolar disorder, anger management, substance use disorders, conflict resolution, stree management, and ADHD. I have worked with individuals from ages 5+. My therapeutic approach is welcoming and understanding. I want my clients to feel unjudged, heard, and at ease when they are with me. I try to create and foster the same type of environment that I would hope to be in. Overall, my therapy style is cognitive-behavioral with a person-center approach, but I make modifications and adjustments based on the client's needs. I am so glad that you are taking the steps towards a happier, healthier you. And I will be honored to help you on your journey towards self-realization and empowerment. I look forward to working with you!

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Herman Bunn

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

Hello, I'm Herman Bunn and I am a licensed professional counselor. I have over years of professional experience working with clients with depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, abuse, grief and loss. Additionally, I have worked in various settings with teens and adults in group homes, community mental health centers, state and private psychiatric hospitals and correctional institutions. My counseling style is warm, caring, sensitive, respectful and compassionate. The therapeutic modalities I practice include cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapies, client centered and solution focused approaches. I look forward to working with you and offering you my services. Specialty: anger management anxiety/stress mood disorders grief/loss self-esteem gaslighting narcissism insomnia anger management emotional dysregulation trauma

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Ramie Sodaro

Offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia and Idaho with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship concerns, family conflicts, complicated grief, and parenting issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling life and take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Hannah Tiegreen

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigue
29 years of experience

Hi, there, and welcome to my bio page! First, let me commend you for taking the brave steps to reach out for support in this season of your life. Whether we work together or not, you are seeking a healthier and more abundant life, and I applaud you for that. I am a licensed therapist in Georgia with 29 years of professional work experience. I've helped clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem and confidence, relationship issues, and coping with life changes. I have also provided professional coaching to people who wanted to change certain behaviors and mindsets and gain more vision for their present and future. I'm a big believer in becoming aware of and gradually shifting thought patterns and beliefs that impact perception, actions, and feelings, which leads to more joy and peace. I may ask questions and offer feedback and tips for reducing certain symptoms during our times together. Regardless of why you are seeking support and the goals you want to reach in therapy, we'll collaborate to find the approach that is best for you. I'm committed to creating an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared and explored without fear of judgment. My previous clients have shared that they find me to be a warm, understanding, calm, and attentive. I'd be honored to walk with you along your path of self-discovery and healing. Thanks for learning a bit about me, and hopefully I'll have an opportunity to learn about you. Take care!

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Sierra Coley

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

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia. My experience as a Behavioral Coach, Therapist, and Medical Social Worker in the healthcare profession enables me to offer effective outpatient, individualized and psychological care. I have experience in helping clients from various backgrounds cope with grief and loss, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, motivation and life changes.  My focus is to support and empower you as you manage to deal with life stressors and challenges. Everyone's healing journey is unique. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to guide you through life's most complex and difficult matters. I look forward to working with you! ** I am currently only accepting clients for phone sessions at this time.**

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Miranda Dennis

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapist, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Certified PreEnrich Couples Counseling Facilitator and the owner of Oasis Clinical Counseling Services a Christian Based Mental Health Practice. I practice holistic therapy, this means I tailor your sessions to explore, challenge and to meet your social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs. I am licensed in the states of Alabama, Georgia, New York and Virginia and can only provide therapy to those who live in those states. I have 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families and adults. I look forward to partner with you in this journey called life to help you build the life you find worth living.

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Mark Alessandroni

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionADHD
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & 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 can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Sara Matos

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Trauma and abuseCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

With over 20 years of experience in the Social Service field, I pride myself on my dedication to the safety, wellbeing and stabilization of the children, adults, and families that I works with. My creativity allows me to utilize a series of treatment modalities to assist in successfully empowering my clients while meeting their psychological needs. My approach is non-judgmental, client-focused and strength-based which encourages my clients to freely engage in the planning and goal identification of their own treatment. A few modalities that I specializes in are: Psycho-Educational, EMDR, Play, Sand Tray, Accelerated Resolution, Solution Focused, Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I often incorporates the Stages of Change in my treatment in efforts to meet my clients, “where they are at”. I have earned a Master’s degree in Social Work and one in Public Administration. As a serious student, Sara maintained a 3.97 GPA in both programs. In addition, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Qualified Supervisor and Substance Abuse Professional. I have provided services to many different populations and have embraced my time and experiences as learning opportunities and growth. I have worked in Child Protection, Program and Youth Development; along with Individual, family, Couples and Group Therapy. I have created curriculums and written proposals to establish and maintain well needed Independent Living Skills programs for adolescents that were aging out of foster care. I understand that although the typical social service organizations are closed during the evening and weekend hours, this does not mean that our clients are not in need of services. Therefore, I am often willing and able to meet with my clients during these times.

How to find counseling in Brinson

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Brinson 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 Brinson 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 Brinson 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 Brinson, 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 Brinson 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 Brinson 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 Brinson 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 Brinson 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 Brinson 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 39825 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 Brinson 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 Brinson 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 Brinson, 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.

Brinson 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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