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Dr. James Kowalski

Offering therapy in GA
License: EdD,MS ,MAC(Master Addiction Counselor)
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefAnger managementDepression
30 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the helping profession for over 30 years. I am licensed in four states which are Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and West Virginia. The journey has been both professionally and personally rewarding! My professional experiences have helped me build a distinctive and solid skill set to facilitate clients in developing life-long well being. I have extensive experience and certifications working with clients that have substance abuse related challenges. I am certified as a Master Addiction Counselor. I have training and expertise working with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety and stress challenges. I am a certified Anger Management treatment provider. I also work with the geriatric population. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating every one with respect, dignity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, motivational interviewing techniques. 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. I believe that persons change and grow only when they decide to do so. Take the first steps towards a change is a courageous undertaking. I offer help to support and empower you. It is at this time when we experience a growth that helps us thrive toward being our personal best. To your wellness, I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Ilene Cooper

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW,CIRT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
20 years of experience

My name is Ilene L. Cooper, LCSW and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I provide safe, nonjudgmental counseling that will allow us to work together to reach your goals. I have over 20 years experience working with individuals, family issues and couples. This is an opportunity to reflect on what solutions are best to pursue, as well as a chance to reflect on how your history may have affected current issues. I have trained extensively in CBT and I am certified in Imago Relationship Therapy, and Mindfulness. I have studied with Drs. John and Julie Gottman and with Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples work. I would love the opportunity to help you make the changes you envision and to talk about what strategies and thought processes will best assist you in making changes to better your life, and your relationships. I specialize in a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, creativity, couples work, mood disorders, trauma, LGBT and social anxiety. . In addition, I am open to working with you on any issues you are struggling with to find a path to healing.

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Ravondra (Shay) Adams

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

As we move throughout our lives, there are instances in which we find ourselves experiencing feelings that can be hard to describe and understand. Anxiety, depression, mood changes and self esteem issues are just a few of the elements we encounter in our quest to have a fulfilling life. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Shay believe that the therapeutic relationship is the primary vehicle for growth, change, healing and restoration and I work to create an environment in which you can feel safe, heard and understood. Shay has over 20 years of experience working with adults and teenagers who are dealing with substance abuse,, anxiety, adjustment issues, trauma and stress, anger management, grief, PTSD, trauma, postpartum depression and other women's issues, Bipolar Disorder, Depressive and other mood disturbances and change of life. Clinical approaches include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Solution Focused Therapy

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Adeyemi Green

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefAnger managementDepression
4 years of experience

My name is Adeyemi Green. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker focused on providing support to allow individuals that I work with find their inner strength to navigate their lives on their own terms and to find what they are seeking. Giving of myself to allow the growth of others has been a lifelong passion of mine. I have provided counseling for the past four years in various settings and plan to utilize my expertise to help individuals on a daily basis. The style of therapy that I like to use is kind and inviting and allows for you to feel at home with me. You are the master of your own ship and I will provide guidance and support. I utilize a CBT and ACT based approach when working with clients in order to help them challenge thoughts and behaviors that have hindered them from reaching their full potential. It is my pleasure to work with you in fulfilling your goals and setting you on the course to growth and development in the manner that you see fit

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Arzella Hawthorne-Louidor

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA, LMHC, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
16 years of experience

Choosing a therapist is as important as the decision to start therapy. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Master Addictions Counselor in Florida and Georgia. My experience includes working with adults, adolescents and couples in a private practice and community behavioral health settings. With a preference for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy, I will work with you to learns ways to better cope with life's ups and downs. I specialize in the following areas: • Anxiety • Depression • Adjustment Issues • Trauma & Stress Related Concerns • Substance Use • Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity • Anger/ Control Concerns • Problems related to family/interpersonal relationships If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Thanks for visiting my profile, I hope to hear from you.

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Jernica McNeil

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

Together we got this! My name is Jernica McNeil, LPC. Through a collaborative approach, I thrive in assisting people address their areas of concern. You are the expert in your life and I am here to help you. I am a licensed mental health therapist (LPC) in the state of Georgia. I hold a Bachelor of Psychology from East Carolina University and a Masters of Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. I provide services for individuals and couples. I use evidence-based treatment models including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. Each therapeutic model helps address mental health issues & life changes including, depression, stress, trauma, grief and loss, parenting challenges, anger, and anxiety.

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Kendra Smith

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia. I have been practicing social work across multiple settings for 8 years. I received my Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Southern Mississippi and my Master of Social Work from Jackson State University. I have worked with a vast array of people who come from different walks of life including: foster care youth and parents, young adults navigating through life on their own, patients who are terminally ill, elderly seeking health care resources, individuals experiencing mental health crisis' and so much more. My approach to therapy is meeting you where you are in the therapeutic process. I will tailor our sessions in a way that is unique and specific to your personal needs. Life takes us all through tests and trials, however, we can learn from these trials and come out as a better version of ourselves. I am here to help you with whatever trial you may be experiencing in this moment. I look forward to connecting with you soon.

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Dr. Janie Oliver

Offering therapy in GA
License: PhD,LPC,CPCS
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
21 years of experience

I am a psychotherapist with extensive experience working with military veterans, children, adolescents and their families, as well as those individuals experiencing physical, verbal, emotional and sexual abuse or other types of trauma. I have worked in the behavioral health field over twenty-five years. Through my experiences, I am aware that there is no single therapeutic approach that is right for all so I have received training in treatment modalities including expressive art therapy, cognitive and behavioral therapies. In addition to being a trauma informed clinician, I incorporate a holistic perspective which I utilize to assist clients discovering their personal strengths, identifying support systems, and successfully achieving their therapeutic goals. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS) and I hold a doctorate in professional Counseling. I am clinically experienced working with individuals experiencing anxiety disorders, depression, behavior disorders, social skills development, parenting training, trauma.

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Juliana Sutnik

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Georgia with over 25 years of experience that includes my prior work as a Psychologist in Brazil. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe that together we can work to overcome things that are stresses and challenges for you. I enjoy working with diverse backgrounds of all types of people with the common goal of healing others. 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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Kelley Brown

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & anger management. 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!

How to find counseling in Colbert

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Colbert 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 Colbert 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 Colbert 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 Colbert, 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 Colbert 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 Colbert 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 Colbert 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 Colbert 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 Colbert 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 30628 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 Colbert 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 Colbert 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 Colbert, 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.

Colbert 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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