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Tavonda Hudson

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS, M.Div., LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Tired of not knowing what you want to do? Overwhelmed with trying to figure it out? Wish you had someone to guide you on your journey? It's a draining process when applying/searching for a job, deciding on a major, or discovering one's career path. Your family, friends, and co-workers give you advice and their opinions, but you still feel lost. You want to have a clear mind and feel confident about your decision. A Career Counselor can help you discover how your passions and interests relate to the world of work. Tavonda Hudson is a counseling professional specializing in mental health and career development. Tavonda enjoys helping people to discover that Job Satisfaction & Success are a possibility. She uses counseling techniques to help students and new professionals overcome the anxiety of job searching, networking, interviewing, and finding the right career. Tavonda has a successful 10-year business career and 5 years of career counseling experience in higher education. She holds a dual Master's from Mercer University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling & Divinity and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Georgia State University. Tavonda also offers high-quality mental health and spiritual care. She has provided care and counseling in various faith-based organizations. She earned a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Pastoral Care at McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University. Tavonda completed her Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Saint Luke's Training & Counseling Center (TACC) at the Emmaus House. She also served as a chaplain in urban and rural communities. Tavonda is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and Certified Career Counselor (CCC).

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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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James McCann

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,NCC,CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Hello! My name is James McCann, and I love Recovery. I love everything about it. I'm fully prepared to go above and beyond to address your needs, and I'm committed to building a strong therapeutic relationship. I'm excited for the opportunity to be a part of your support network moving forward, and I'm confident that you will make progress as we work together in an effort for you to identify and realize your goals. As a counselor, I maintain a collaborative approach and take pride in establishing new partnerships. Without a doubt, I know that we can work together to define the appropriate goals and start down a path of healing and Recovery. I would be honored to be a part of your journey as we both grow together towards the realization of your fullest potential. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Georgia and completed my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Troy University. I'm a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) through the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a Person-Centered approach. I explore the relationship between our thoughts, emotions and behaviors while understanding the importance of autonomy. I maintain Unconditional Positive Regard at all times and strive to motivate and inspire. I look forward to working with you and getting to know you better as we navigate through the counseling process. Sincerely, James McCann, LPC, NCC, CAADC

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Carmen Benítez

Offering therapy in GA
License: Lpc
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

My name is Carmen, I am originally from Colombia and have been living in the Unites States for the last twenty-two years. I completed my master’ degree in professional counseling in the state Georgia where I also hold an active license to practice professional counseling. I have had the privilege to work with English and Spanish speaking adult clients to effectively help them overcome issues caused by depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, self-esteem, and abuse. I can help clients maintain sobriety from all kinds of addictions. I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques to assist people looking to improve their quality of life, shift perspectives from un-adaptive to adaptive and thrive in the midst of adversity. I prefer to work with adult but I also have had success treating clients ages of 13 and above.

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Teresa Rutledge

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
8 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) who chose this profession later in life because I have always had the desire to help others in ways that will really make a difference in their lives. I am empathetic and a good listener. I provide emotional support to my clients without judgment. Many of my clients have suffered from trauma, isolation, and rejection from family and friends. Some of my clients have experienced episodes of self harm, suicidal ideations, and suicide attempts. I primarily use a client centered approach, as I believe that clients are capable of making the right decisions for their lives with the right support. In addition, I use other therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, mindfulness, positive psychology, anger management, motivational interviewing, and coping skills for anxiety and depression. I prefer to work with adults, but will work with older adolescents as well. Mental health is as important as physical health, and when one suffers, the other suffers as well. So many people do not seek the help they need because of fear of being labeled or stigmatized. As human beings, we are creatures of memory, and sometimes our pasts keep us from becoming the person we want to be. I want to be the one to help you become your best self.

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Johanna Anderson

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I'm Johanna Anderson, a dedicated and licensed therapist based in Georgia. My academic journey in the field of mental health began with a Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from UNC-Greensboro in 2016, followed by a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Lee University in 2019. With approximately five years of experience in therapy, my professional path has been enriched by opportunities to serve diverse groups. My tenure at a community clinic and a college counseling center allowed me to support a wide range of clients, including young children, teens, parents, families, couples, and individuals. I've assisted clients in navigating a variety of challenges, such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, family and relational conflicts, attachment issues, trauma, and grief. Understanding the daunting nature of seeking therapy, whether it's your first or fiftieth time, I am committed to demystifying the process and championing the courage it takes to embrace change. My approach is centered on empathy and collaboration, ensuring that you feel empowered and in control throughout your therapeutic journey. I believe in the importance of building a balanced therapeutic relationship, where you can share openly in a space that respects boundaries and focuses on your goals. I view each client as the expert of their own story, possessing unique strengths that are key to overcoming challenges. Together, we can navigate the path towards peace and healing, reaffirming that you are capable of facing and overcoming the obstacles in your life. Remember, YOU CAN DO HARD THINGS!

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Kristina Blessing

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
22 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with over 20 years of professional work experience. I am credentialed as a Master Addiction Counselor since 2005 and a Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, performance enhancement, anger management, and mindfulness. 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 takes courage and you are getting started! Thank you for allowing me to walk with you through this journey.

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Amy Wallins

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefSelf esteem
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia with 17 years of professional experience. I am experienced in helping clients who are coping with grief and loss, stress and anxiety, depression, family/relationship conflicts, as well as LGBTQ+ specific concerns. I have worked in the hospice field for many years and have developed a wealth of knowledge surrounding grief and loss in all aspects of life. I have also worked with those living with HIV/AIDS and understand the unique set of challenges faced by this community. My varied work and life experiences give me a sincere and empathic lens which I use to help my clients as they embark on their therapeutic journeys. I believe that this sincerity comes across with each person with whom I have worked. My therapy style is warm, engaging, and interactive. My therapeutic approaches vary based on each specific client and their unique needs. I am also trained in Motivational Interviewing which gives my clients the tools to be able to take charge of their lives. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment and I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage and I am here to support and empower you in that process. I look forward to working with you!

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Felice Martin

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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 proud of you for getting started!

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Stephanie Wynn

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Canon

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Canon 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 Canon 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 Canon 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 Canon, 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 Canon 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 Canon 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 Canon 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 Canon 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 Canon 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 30520 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 Canon 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 Canon 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 Canon, 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.

Canon 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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