Cordele is known as the Watermelon Capital of the World because of the quantity and quality of the luscious fruits grown in and around the city. In fruit-growing and life, no harvest is certain. The storms of emotional turmoil, the winds of unfortunate circumstances, and the cold of loneliness can make the fruit less sweet.

Mental health problems can threaten to destroy everything that’s important to you. Emotional upsets and relationship issues can obscure the good things within you and those you love. Talk to a counselor in the Cordele area to nurture the hidden sweetness in your life.

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Janice Withrow

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): MS, CRC, LPC NCC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesCoaching
14 years of experience as a 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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Kalene McSwain-Faulkner

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience as a therapist

I have a wealth of experience in what life has taught me through times of sorrow, pain, grief and other times so much joy. We all have different seasons in our life. Throughout life we will need different pieces to create our puzzle. My knowledge also comes from higher education and practice of that knowledge throughout my career. I am well rounded with experience from young to older clients. Serving 10 years in the military taught me how to and the importance of working with an array of different people from various backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, religions, sexualities, and overall different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. My passion is in supporting others through various parts of their journeys utilizing practical approaches that are evidence based. Some therapy strategies may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing Techniques, Supportive Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Whole Health, and a variety of other strategies or a mixture thereof. I am looking forward to supporting you by first listening, clarifying what is heard, and overall supporting your individuality. Therapy strategies are not a one size fits all. If you do not wish to have someone who is highly motivated, thinks positively and continually supports using your strengths, believes that YOU CAN each and every time, then I am not the one for you. There are many coaching and motivational principles that I incorporate as it is truly my personality. Remember, you are unique and in order for me to adjust what is needed, I will need your feedback and honesty of what is working or what you may need more of. I look forward to supporting you during this part of your journey.

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Donlarae Richardson

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a therapist

Everyone has a story to tell—stories that will not only engage, inform, surprise, delight, and impact their audience, but ones that will also create opportunities for change. I am the conduit for that process. I am an LCSW with 5 years’ experience in counseling at-risk-juveniles and families to include direct practice experience with service members in a military setting. Coordinated and documented clinical case management and psychosocial services and documented the overall effectiveness of the case management services provided. Excellent client evaluation skills and the ability to locate and promote appropriate community services for clients. Proven ability to quickly establish excellent working relationships with clients. Recognized by colleagues for creative problem-solving skills, and astute contributions to treatment team meetings. Areas of expertise: Anger Management Anxiety Disorders Child or Adolescent Issues Depression Loss or Grief Mood Disorders Relationship and Marriage Counseling Stress

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Kimberly Green

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
17 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My name is Kim Green, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 17 years of experience working with individuals and couples. I have worked with a variety of populations, including LGBTQ+ youth and young adults, domestic violence survivors, trauma survivors and veterans. I am part of the LGBTQ+ community and I have many years of experience working with the LGBTQ+ community. I am trained in Gottman Couples Therapy and I am also trained as a health and wellness coach and can help with identifying and achieving your goals through person-centered and solution-focused therapy. In my therapy practice, I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment. I believe in treating the whole person and utilizing each person's unique strengths and abilities to help guide them through life's challenges and transitions and to find more hope, happiness and health. If this sounds like a good fit for you, please reach out and I look forward to meeting you!

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Robert Mccaskill

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC,CPCS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
12 years of experience as a therapist

Hello my name is Robert Michael Mccaskill. I am a Licensed Therapist in the State of Georgia. I have worked in community mental health and private practice for the last 12 years. My expertise is related to working with individuals that experience life changing hardships such as divorce, deaths, and/or job loss. As humans we find ourselves dealing with unbearable depression and anxiety which causes us to reach out for guidance and education. This is where I come in to assist someone who is being proactive and wants the reachable goal of feeling better. Also my specialty spreads to mood disorders and working with all ages of individuals with trauma.
My therapeutic lens is person centered and humanistic, in which my clients are seen as the expert in their lives, while I assist and guide you through inner knowing, interpersonal changes, and healing.
My goal is to assist people in working towards fulfilling their fullest potential, healing inner child wounding and trauma, and regaining a new perspective on life. Life is about change and some changes are more difficult to navigate than others. When we are stressed, anxious or depressed, it is a sign that our lives are out of balance. My focus is on providing a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental and compassionate space for adults, couples, and families to share their experiences and to help navigate through some more difficult life changes [positive or negative]; to create more balance in your life. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated to make changes to improve their lives, find purpose, and meaningful fulfillment.

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Debra Kemp

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Anna Fortune

Offering therapy in GA
AddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor in Georgia and Alabama and have been working as a therapist for over 13 years. Currently, I am only seeing female clients in order to align with my specialty area of counseling. My experience is broad in that I have worked with clients of all ages with a variety of issues and diagnoses, especially with those with trauma, recovering from addictions, coping with anxiety and depression, and moving through life changes such as grief and relationship/family changes. Over the years, I have developed a specialty in both addictions and women's issues, including perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I also have experience providing Christian counseling, using a biblical worldview to help individuals through difficulties while honoring their faith. I hope to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to take the first steps towards change, and I am here to support you in your journey.

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Victoria Scott

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC, NCC,BC-TMH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience as a therapist

I have enjoyed working for various mental health agencies and have extensive experience in several areas of counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, in the states of Mississippi, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Louisiana and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Nevada. I have worked with individuals, couples, families and groups. I have worked with children as young as 4 to adults up to age 101! I have assisted clients who struggle with symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, relational and self-esteem issues. I am a mother of seven, including a son on the autism spectrum. My counseling style is person-centered. I believe in treating everyone with respect and unconditional positive regard. I will devise a plan of treatment created specifically for you. My personal life experiences, in addition to my education and work history, help me to empower individuals to overcome difficult emotional obstacles. I know that asking for help can be difficult. Congratulations on taking that first step. I am looking forward to hearing from you and guiding you through the therapeutic process.

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Emily Coburn

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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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Tracey Little

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
30 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in New York with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, & coping with life changes. 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. Mind, body and spirit is a major part of the focus utilized in session. When one area is out of balance - all areas are out of balance. Change is not for the faint of heart. It takes courage to seek support to achieve a life of satisfaction filled with healthy relationships with self and others. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Cordele

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Cordele 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 Cordele 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 Cordele 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).

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

Therapists in Cordele, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Cordele 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 Cordele 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?

BetterHelp's verified Cordele 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 Cordele 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 Cordele 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.

Cordele 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 Cordele 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 Cordele 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 31015 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 Cordele 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 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 Cordele.

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 from a therapist. A Cordele 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 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 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 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 Cordele, 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.

Cordele 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 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.

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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Cordele:

31010, 31015

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