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Angela Cannon

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS, MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor in the state of Georgia. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children both in individual and group settings. I also have experience working with couples and families. I have facilitated psycho-educational groups on anger management, healthy relationships, emotional intelligence, and effective communication. Some of the clinical issues I have the most experience with include depression, anxiety, and stress management. I have been able to assist individuals who are struggling in the areas of home/social life, work life, and in the educational arena. Additionally I have assisted individuals struggling with Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Borderline Personality Disorder. A main focus in my treatment is establishing an effective therapeutic relationship with the individual first, in order to gain their trust so that they will feel comfortable with the mode of therapy and interventions utilized in treatment. Working collaboratively with individuals on their treatment goals is a priority throughout treatment. I encourage open communication regarding what therapeutic techniques and approaches work best for the individual so as to ensure the best therapeutic experience. My counseling styles include the person-centered approaches to help individuals achieve their therapeutic goals. I believe that each person is capable of discovering their own "self-integrity" (Being true to yourself, your values, and your word... being true to who you are, what you say, and what you believe). My counseling approach focuses on the here and now, and as a therapist, I assist the individual in the process of finding their own answers. The goal is to help the individual find hope, decrease anxiety, and find greater "self integrity". I also include in my counseling styles the use of brief solution-focused therapy because I believe that specific changes can occur in a brief time when that time in therapy is spent focused on a particular issue. Information is gathered on day one to learn what changes the individual wants to have occur. The origin of the problem is not of importance, but instead, we focus on defining the problem. In this future focused approach I help the individual to find the areas where they want change. Solution Focused Brief Therapy utilizes a therapeutic relationship to aid in brief alleviation of the problem the individual faces. I look forward to helping you to use your internal resources, as you discover your own self integrity in the process of becoming comfortable with who you are..

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Dr. China Allen

Offering therapy in GA
License: PhD,LPC,CCHT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

Who am I? Where have I been? And, who am I today? In short, on a personal note I married after graduating from High School at 17, was Divorced by 19, yet determined to live my best life in deference to my start. So, I took my oldest son to college with me and graduated at the top of my class before developing into the proactive eternal optimist that I am today. Yes, my own developmental journey evolved from that divorced single parent that simultaneously lovingly transformed and developed 3 very successful children into adulthood who now hold advanced degrees and are living their own best life. Professionally, for over 17 years I have been practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) after earning a Doctorate Degree in Counseling Psychology. I hold both state license and national board certifications as a psycho-therapeutic practitioner. Having demonstrated a career of clinical competence, I have specialized experience working in the areas of Behavioral Health and Wellness, Substance Use Disorders, Mind-Body Healthcare, and Life Coaching. I have acquired many years of grassroots field-based client experiences in a wide variety of clinical service delivery systems that have enabled and qualified me to practice independently as both a Psychotherapist and Transformational Life Coach. Always evolving, I am a business owner and solo-entrepreneur-- the poster child for Personal Growth and Development. I bring added value to my patients and clients by having the ability to facilitate therapeutic mind-body treatment modalities on a range of issues ranging from Sadness/Grief/Depressed Mood, Substance Use or Abuse, Chronic Pain, Insomnia/Sleep Issues, Anxiety/Stress Management, and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD), among other debilitating life-altering or quality of life issues. My counseling style is cognitive behavioral and solution-focused. Specifically, my clinical orientation incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Mind-Body treatment interventions. Additionally, trained and certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy and other mindful-based practices (i.e. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), etc.) I can help develop your self-care and personal development skills so that you are empowered and comfortable in using them throughout your life. Working with me you’ll quickly find that I respect you by recognizing that there’s no single one size fits all therapeutic approach, and will treat you as the individual that you are. I utilize an integrative cognitive behavioral wellness health approach to ensure that I work therapeutically with the whole person. Welcome to an unforgettable journey of life enhancing challenge! If you just need an outside perspective, want more satisfaction in your life, or mental wellness support, let me help you set goals and support you as your accountability partner towards achieving them. I can indeed assist you with strategies for navigating your difficult emotional life challenges. You are invited in advance to join me on an unforgettable journey of thought-provoking discourse, transformative sustainable self-care, and life-enhancing empowerment!

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Miriam Matthews

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW,LICSW
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Christian Counselor, specializing in anxiety, depression, and sexual trauma. I have a thriving private practice! I have a variety of experience in working in the fields of Behavioral Health, the March of Dimes (supporting the health of women/babies), Child Protective Services, Hospice Care, and Geriatric Health Care (in assisting the Psycho-Social needs of vulnerable/at-risk populations). I have served as an advocate for challenged youth, adults, and geriatrics facing emotional and mental health challenges, as well as socio-economic challenges. My unique skill set has addressed both cognitive and emotional challenges, as well as connecting clients with the necessary resources for optimal success. I am passionate about engaging clients through motivational interviews and truly believe in client-centered care, as well as integrative care. I believe that everyone is capable of change and that no one is limited to societal definitions or life’s challenges. My approach entails a client centered practice, providing quality solution focused therapy, rooted in the latest research. I have over 10 years of experience.

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Brandon Haygood

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Georgia. I have been practicing in the clinical social work field for 10 years. I graduated with a Masters in Social Work. I have worked with diverse populations that include Military Veterans, adults, and adolescents/young adults. I specialize in a mixture of cognitive behavioral therapy & solution-focused therapy which works toward helping clients find answers and take ownership of their lives. I specialize in veteran's issues but also treat young adults and adults with Mood Disorders (Depression/Anxiety) and those with occupational and relationship stress & chronic medical problems; & older adults confronting life's changes. My role is to create a safe and judgment-free environment for individuals to express themselves openly while getting to know themselves and reaching their goals. I work towards inspiring others to break maladaptive patterns that hinder growth and impact their emotional health and wellness.

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Dr. Lawrence Meisel

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
47 years of experience

With 47 years of professional experience, I have been licensed in Georgia as a Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist since 1990. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress, and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, improving motivation, building self esteem. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am happy that you are getting started!

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Joshua Johnson

Offering therapy in GA
Family conflictsParenting issuesBipolar disorderDepressionCoping 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 family conflicts, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Ebony Shoemo

Offering therapy in GA
Trauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementCoping with life changesADHD
5 years of experience

Hello, I am Ebony Shoemo, and I am here to help you dig. Dig not only to find the courage to take the step towards healing, but to work with you to gain access to the pieces you need for change. I am a graduate of Troy University with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a License Professional Counselor with the state of Georgia as well as a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors. Over the past four years, I have worked in community mental health as well as a mental health therapist in the public school system. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults with diverse backgrounds. I gravitate towards a person-centered approach where you are the expert and lead the therapy session. I believe in treating the whole self. I utilize Cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, solution focused brief therapy, social skills training, relaxation training and acceptance and commitment therapy. My areas of specialty include, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, mood disorders, trauma and crisis interventions. I am a wife, mother and a veteran who love to serve those who have served. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and kids. I love to hike, exercise, and cuddle up with my blanket/heater and watch a good movie. I am excited about our journey and looking forward to the dig!

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Catherine Ellis

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
4 years of experience

Catherine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Kennesaw State University and her Master of Social Work from the University of Georgia. Her mission is to create a person-centered and strengths-based environment for each client. Catherine's clinical experience includes a plethora of settings including inpatient hospitals, partial hospitalization programs, and intensive outpatient programs. She has also worked with a variety of ages ranging from young children (ages 4 to 5) to adults and geriatric clients. She is most passionate about working with teens and young adults who are struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, depression, school-related stress, and low self-esteem. Catherine utilizes an eclectic therapeutic approach drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Rogerian-style therapy. She has also received extensive training in Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD and social anxiety. Catherine is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Overall, Catherine wants to create an atmosphere where clients feel supported and at the center of their own treatment, heard and understood, and well-equipped with skills they can utilize in everyday life. Please note that Catherine is only able to see clients who are physically in the state of Georgia.

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Shilpa Shah

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoping 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, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Ashleigh Tricksey

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

I am licensed in Georgia with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Brooks

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Brooks 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 Brooks 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 Brooks 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 Brooks, 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 Brooks 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 Brooks 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 Brooks 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 Brooks 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 Brooks 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 30205 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 Brooks 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 Brooks 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 Brooks, 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.

Brooks 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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