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Willie Palmer

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

My name is Willie Palmer, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have been in the helping field for more than 20 years. My experience has enabled me to gain vast knowledge in the areas of assessment and treatment. I am also able to assess the need for further referrals for a medication evaluation or more specialized treatment. My areas of specialty include anger, depression, anxiety, intimacy issues, and motivation/self-esteem. When your mental health is at stake, it is important to seek out a professional individual who really cares, and can provide the expertise that will yield optimal results. I offer experience, knowledge, compassion and judgment free services to all clients. Call me today and begin the journey to achieving your mental and emotional health goals.

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William Barnes

Offering therapy in GA
License: M.Div., LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGrief
30 years of experience

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and have an extensive background as a Pastoral Counselor with many years of experience working with all kinds of couples. Relationships are one of my fortes. It always takes courage and strength to work on one's relationship and those who choose to do so are my heroes. I have worked with couples who are anticipating becoming couples, couples who are considering divorce, couples just desiring to improve their relationship, with infidelity and infertility issues, with a range of personality issues, conflict resolution, grief/loss issues, family issues and a host of other relationship challenges. I am always on the side of what is best for the relationship. My work is couple focused with a emphasis on couple participation and work being done both inside and outside of the sessions. I seek to work with you to find the most effective, healthy and meaningful solutions to your concerns and to equip you with the ways to keep moving forward even when therapy is over. I have been fortunate to have couples return to me just to have a relationship "check up" from time to time. Some of the methods I use in my counseling include: Emotionally Focused Therapy, Psychotherapy, Split and Conjoint sessions, and Solution Focused Therapy. It is most important to use what is effective for your unique situation. There is always good hope for couple/relationship health and success if we work together. Relationships can win. I feel I bring together the best of both clinical and theological skills to effective and proven practice.

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Deboraha Johnson

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

Hello, I am Deboraha Johnson a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Counseling and Psychology. I have 17 years of experience working with many populations and mental health concerns, including but not limited to, working with adult clients with depression, stress, anxiety, grief/loss, and chronic illness. My experience includes individual and group therapy in an outpatient setting. I have nine plus years of experience working with couples/relationship issues. I will work with you to develop treatment goals that are specific for your unique needs. My counseling style is eclectic drawing on a variety of modalities to best serve a client’s needs and goals. The modalities that have demonstrated most useful are: Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. If you select me, I look forward to taking this therapeutic journey together. SPECIALTIES • Depression • Grief/Loss • Self esteem • Chronic Illness Also experienced in: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief/Loss, Coping with life changes, military family culture, and employment/job stressors. Read more... Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy Years of Experience: 17 Deboraha Johnson MS, NCC, LPC

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Kenneth Brown

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
13 years of experience

My name is Kenneth Brown and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 10 years of experience providing therapy. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia Southern University and Master’s Degree from Argosy University. I obtained my State Licensure in 2013. I also have a Certification in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have worked with clients in a variety of settings and a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, relationship issues, anger management, and conflict resolution. I have also worked with adults who were battling abuse/trauma. I have a relaxed, yet interactive counseling style. My approach is a blend of Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Client-Centered Therapy. We will work together to build an evolutionary treatment plan that suits your needs. I believe that respect and the therapeutic alliance between counselor and client, is the foundation of growth and prosperity. I congratulate in advance because it takes a lot of courage and determination to take steps toward change. When you are ready to start your journey, I will be here ready to provide support and encouragement. I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU!!!

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Tonia Spaulding

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS Mental Mental Health Counseling ,BS Psychology ,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
24 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professor Counselor I’m the state of Georgia with over 26 years working a counselor. I have worked with families, children, adolescents, geriatrics, with a wide range of concerns including: Depression. Anxiety, Grief, Divorce, Parenting, ADHD, OCD, My therapy style is warm, interactive and practical. I believe Respect is the key to maximizing a therapeutic relationship. I believe I’m creating an atmosphere of non- judgement as paving the way to freedom, honesty with oneself, radically accept and move towards change. My approach combines with Dialectical Behavior Therapy’s, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused and Reality Therapy. I will tailor our dialogue to meet your specific needs. This first step is important and I am here to help guide you through a journey towards peace and happiness. Look forward to seeing you!

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Alexcia Massey

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,ED.S
Stress, Anxiety
3 years of experience

Hello! Nice to meet you. My name is Alexcia Massey. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia. I also hold a post master degree in School Counseling (EdS). I have worked with youth, children, and adolescents with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, coping with grief, parenting problems, anger management, trauma, and ADHD. My experience is varied and across different settings, as I have provided group therapy and individual therapy in school settings and private practice settings. With over 15 years experience in the counseling field, my therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical- behavior, solution-focused, mindfulness therapy, and many more. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. Together, let's bring clarity to the issues clouding your life. I look forward to working with you!

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Roberta DeLoach

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepression
9 years of experience

Hello! My name is Mrs. Roberta DeLoach and I'm Licensed Professional Counselor. I attended University of West Georgia and have been providing individual, family and group therapy for over 8 years. I specialize in individual and family therapy, using these tools to help direct, counsel and display a positive influence in the lives of youth and adults. I believe that everybody has a gift to show to the world and guiding them in direction to illuminate that talent is my gift. 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. Let's get started!!

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Egypt Musgrove

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hello and welcome! I'm Egypt, a licensed clinical social worker based in Georgia. It is my privilege to offer guidance and support to women navigating through various life transitions, as well as parents seeking assistance along their parenting journey. Parenting young adults can be a challenging phase, as both parents and their children navigate the transition from adolescence to adulthood. It's common for parents to have certain expectations for their children during this period, and when those expectations aren't met, it can lead to feelings of frustration and isolation. Similarly, supporting women going through life transitions like relationships endings, peri-menopause, and menopause is crucial. These are significant milestones that can bring about a range of physical, emotional and social changes. Many women may feel overwhelmed, confused or even isolated during these periods. I hope to provide empathy and practical strategies that can make a difference in their well being and navigate these transitions smoothly. My approach to therapy is rooted in empathy, collaboration and evidence-based practices. I strive to create a warm and non-judgmental therapeutic environment where you can feel heard, understood, and empowered to make positive changes in your life. I invite you to take the first step towards personal growth and well-being. If you're ready to embark on this journey together or have any questions, please reach out. I would be honored to support you during this transformative process.

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Jasmine Terry

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

Hello! I'm Jasmine, A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Social Work degree from Georgia State University. Over the years, I've had experience working with many populations from children to older adults in many settings including in the community for mobile crisis intervention, inpatient hospitals, partial hospitalization programs, and outpatient care. With a compassionate and empathetic approach, I work with individuals to build a strong foundation to become their best form of self. My practice is person-centered and strengths based focusing on the individual as a whole. I believe everyone has the right to feel heard and supported. I incorporate mindfulness, self compassion tools, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills into sessions to assist clients in managing unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors and address difficult emotions. I enjoy working with teens and adults who are looking to make changes in their lives and better navigate interpersonal relationships. *Please note I am only able to see clients who are physically in the state of Georgia.

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Kristy Mycroft

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 Cornelia

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Cornelia 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 Cornelia 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 Cornelia 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 Cornelia, 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 Cornelia 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 Cornelia 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 Cornelia 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 Cornelia 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 Cornelia 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 30531 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 Cornelia 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 Cornelia 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 Cornelia, 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.

Cornelia 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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