Sometimes it feels like you just have nowhere to turn and nobody to talk to about your problems. You could talk to your family, but they don’t understand. Your friends just tell you not to worry about things so much. Luckily, there are quite a few counselors based in Carrollton who are willing to listen. 

The City of Carrollton is the home of the Carrollton Greenbelt, which is an 18-mile paved trail for hiking and biking. These are two activities that can boost your mood when you are feeling sad or anxious. Talk to one of the therapists in Carrollton about what is best for you. 

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Erica Gerring

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LISW-CP,LCSW-C ,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

As a licensed clinical social worker for over 15 years, my interactions with clients have been the most rewarding. From children to adolescents to teens to adults, I have addressed numerous life issues, including mental health, abuse, neglect, trauma, and offending behaviors. I have also worked with military families around a variety of stressors. I honor, respect and appreciate the fact that clients allow me into their lives and strive to build and maintain healthy and strong relationships.

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David Routly

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am an experienced and empathetic counselor, specializing in issues related to addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, relationship issues and the stressors and strains of life transitions. I have spent my career helping a wide variety of clients to overcome barriers to making changes in their lives and to achieve their recovery goals. I would love to work with you and find out how I can help!

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Janice Withrow

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): MS, CRC, LPC NCC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesCoaching
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Serving more than fourteen years as a Georgia licensed professional and certified rehabilitation counselor has provided me with the opportunity to address individuals' needs who experience depression, anxiety, interpersonal and family challenges, grief and loss, caretaking challenges, trauma and stress, domestic violence, work, career concerns, disability management (neurocognitive and neurodevelopmental, TBI and vision), mood as well as psychotic and related disorders. Everyone experiences challenges in their life, and my approach is to find out where individuals tend to get "stuck", and enable them to identify concerns in order to move forward. Having a person centered approach that encourages exploration, resolution and wholeness. Engagement, encourages exploration and resolution of who we are, which is (mind) thoughts,(emotions) feelings, (body) physical and spirit (soul, rituals, beliefs, traditions, shadows) selves along with perceptions and blockages related to mother/father wounding. Various approaches are used in sessions including cognitive behavioral, psycho-dynamic, dialectical, narrative, mindfulness, attachment, emotionally and solution focused therapies. Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, EMDR (Certificate-Completion of Training) Owner of Inner Door Consulting, LLC. , "May your inner door be kept closed so that only good comes to you."

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Erica Evans

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Georgia with six years of experience. I have worked with people making change in their life, challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, and life changing situations. My approach is solution focused, client centered, and strengths based drawing heavily from Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Mindfulness, and Trauma Focused. My counseling approach is from a place of empathy, mindful and client-centered perspective, yet direct and straightforward. I believe in treating everyone with respect and dignity. I work from the mindset that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths to draw from that will assist you in doing great things and overcoming the lifestyle changes and momentary roadblocks that you are experiencing in this moment. Before even meeting you, I want to acknowledge the start of growth you have already taken by signing up for therapy. In this very moment you have taken the necessary steps for change and you have shown the courage to continue on this path. I am proud of you for getting started! I am excited to meet you and work together to identify your goals and make the right plans for you to achieve them!

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Angel Bryant

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a professional license counselor and a certified rehabilitation counselor for the state of Georgia. I’ve been working in this profession for over 15 years and truly devoted to helping individual maximize their life quality from a holistic perspective. I have a masters degree in rehabilitation counseling from Georgia State University. The population that I have worked with consist of individuals with diverse disabilities, disabled Veterans, LGBT, post trauma ciand individual with circumstances of depression anxiety going through diverse life changes. I also have provided support with individuals in life coaching as well as career pathways. My philosophy and counseling approach embraces person centered thinking and mindful therapy. I truly believe that an individual resiliency and ability to adapt to change during life circumstances is achievable! I’m excited to work with you and look forward to our conversation.

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Cassandre Hudson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! I am a licensed therapist in the state of Georgia and have been in practice for over 5 years. I have worked with many clients during different life seasons. I have experience working with clients with anxiety, relationship issues, depression, parenting/family issues, life changes and trauma. As a therapist, I want to empower you to become the best version of yourself and thrive in life. My passion is in helping others create harmony in their lives so that they can live a fulfilled life. The most important step in therapy is to establish a trusting and empathetic relationship with my client. I want you to feel welcome and safe while we go on this journey together. I use a holistic approach and combine my experience in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and attachment based therapy to thoughtfully create your treatment plan with you. It is important to me that you are heard and that your needs are clearly communicated so that we can work together to reach your goals. Taking this first step is huge! And, I am ready to celebrate that with you as you continue to take steps forward to grow and thrive.

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Dr. Roderick Watts

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementCoping with life changesADHD
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I was a licensed a clinical psychologist and professor in Chicago for 11 years before I moved to Atlanta where I continued both for ten years. In those 30 years I've specialized in the well-being of people who identify as African-Americans. In the last five years I have focused on holistic mental health. I emphasize on the connection between mind and body, and on spirit as my clients understand it. I feel obligated to work with African-Americans because they have historically been underserved, so my practice is for people of that heritage. I see life as a series of phases, each with its own unique challenges. These challenges require new knowledge and life skills. I don’t see race as the only lens to use in life; I see my clients as humans pursuing (and struggling with) well-being, love, career, prosperity and joy. Distress results from injustice originating from within and from without. As a psychologist, my aim is to assist people in exploring the knowledge and essential life skills necessary for their well-being. With practice and patience, new insights and a new outlook develops. So does self-empathy and confidence. The feeling of empowerment provides what it takes to make critical decisions needed to attain the that measure of joy and meaningful life you deserve.

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Ardria Clark

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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.

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Walter (Walt) Nunnally

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): MA, NBCC, LCPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Walt Nunnally, Therapist MA, NCC, LCPC, CADC ​ Walt Nunnally is a professional Mental Health Therapist as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He holds a Masters of Counseling Degree from Bradley University and has 25 plus years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Walt has been in Private Practice since June of 2008 desiring to serve and strengthen individuals and families through an eclectic approach designed to meet his clients where they are at in the most practical ways. ​ Walt is a popular speaker and has led many school, community, and professional workshops on a variety of topics. Walt has also offered professional trainings for schools and businesses as well. ​ In addition, Walt works collaboratively with groups and community coalitions designed to confront challenges and provide resources to strengthen our local communities. ​ Walt continues to work with local schools as an Early Intervention Specialist. He impacts the lives of more than 2500 students per year through his work in our elementary, junior high, and high schools. ​ For the past 14 years, Walt has had the privilege to support our Military men and women and their families through a program sponsored by the Department of Defense. Walt also works with local Police Departments to coordinate services designed as an alternative to the traditional juvenile justice system. ​ Walt's professional memberships include, The American Counseling Association, The National Board of Certified Counselors, The American Association of Christian Counselors, and The Chi Sigma Iota Professional Honor Society. He was selected in 2011 as a NAMI Tri-County Community Service Award Recipient. ​ Originally from Alabama, Walt moved to Illinois in 1991. He has 8 children, 17 grandchildren, and 3 dogs. He enjoys Alabama football, playing the guitar, spending time with his family, attending Church, and his country home.

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Christina Arp

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Georgia and South Carolina with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with substance use, bipolar disorder, depression, and other serious mental illnesses. I am an advocate for the recovery model and I believe that you are the expert of your story with 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!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Carrollton

Finding the best therapist close by in Carrollton 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 in Carrollton that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Carrollton. 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 Carrollton, 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 in the Carrollton region and in the state of Georgia. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Carrollton or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Carrollton area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Carrollton 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 Carrollton, elsewhere in Carroll, or in the greater state of Georgia.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Carrollton area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Carrollton 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 Carrollton 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 Carrollton 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Carrollton online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Carrollton, 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 Carrollton psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Carrollton 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 Carrollton helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Carrollton 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Carrollton 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 in Carrollton?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Carrollton 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.

Carrollton therapists 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 Carrollton 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 Carrollton 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in GA, therapists 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 30112 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Carrollton counselor?

Before seeing your Carrollton 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Carrollton.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Carrollton 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 with a Carrollton counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Carrollton, 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.

Carrollton 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service 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.

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30112, 30116, 30117, 30118, 30119

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