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Affiniti Harris-Mordecai

Offering therapy in GA
License: M.Ed.,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
22 years of experience

"HEALING, TRANSFORMATION and ultimately MANIFESTATION!!!" is my motto. I want every individual I work with to define their power in the world by overcoming and expanding from any barriers to PERSONAL GROWTH! I work with adults on depressive issues, anxiety, past trauma, post-traumatic stress, low self-confidence, work-related issues, relationship issues and parenting issues. As a Reiki Master and a Hypnotherapist, I use Holistic techniques to assist in finding the balance between the MIND, BODY and SPIRIT! With a focus on a Cognitive Behavioral Approach and a Strengths-Based approach, I emphasize the importance of understanding how behavioral outcomes in one's life have a strong connection to the ongoing thoughts/perceptions that an individual has. I use journaling, positive visualization, mindfulness and other approaches to emphasize the importance of individuals understanding that any difficulties experienced in life will ultimately promote and foster growth in oneself. I invite you to courageously answer the call to make incredible transformations and manifestations in your life! PLEASE NOTE: I AM DOING PHONE SESSIONS AND MESSAGING ONLY AT THIS TIME.

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Ashley Whitfield

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
10 years of experience

Hello! I want to commend you for reaching out for support; you have taken a major step toward finding satisfaction in your life. My name is Ashley and I am pleased to join you on this journey of growth and wellness. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and Mississippi. I have 9 years of experience providing therapy services in many different settings including schools, clinics, and community agencies. Community health is my passion and I have dedicated my life to helping others overcome obstacles to find peace, joy, wellness, and fulfillment in life. I am a wife and mother of three awesome children. And through personal experience, I understand how complex trauma and systemic disadvantage can affect families, generation after generation. I am happy to finally be in a position to help heal others and promote wellness in communities. My therapeutic approach is based in Adlerian/Individual Psychology, Behavioral Counseling, and Strategic Brief Counseling. What this means is that I will work with you to develop a healthy, holistic lifestyle by analyzing your current circumstances and developing more gratifying behavior patterns. I have worked with clients struggling through mood disorders, anxiety, relationship issues, attention deficit, and career/educational advancement. I would love the opportunity to assist with breaking down the barriers that are in your way!

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Bapuamoyo Kambeya

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
9 years of experience

Hi there. Do you find yourself going in circles with the same issues over and over again? Are you ready to get off of that merry-go-round and take some steps towards the life you envisioned for yourself? If you answered, "Yes"... you have come to the right place. I am psychotherapist licensed in Georgia with 8 years of experience working with a variety of people with a range of concerns including challenges with focus/concentration, spiritual crises, depression, anxiety, anger, relationship challenges, parenting concerns, and career-related challenges. I have worked with those with trauma experiences including survivors of war, community violence, hate crimes, domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect. Additionally, I have been successful with supporting people of varying ethnicities to heal from racial abuse and discrimination within their families, communities, and work spaces. My counseling style is warm and attentive. I aim to understand who you are and what you need to move forward. With compassion, respect, and sensitivity to a your values, I will support you to push towards your goals. My therapeutic approach includes cognitive-behavioral therapies (DBT and TFCBT techniques), somatic psychotherapy techniques, and humanistic approaches. I am also an IFS Level 1 Therapist and a Clinical Hypnotherapist which are two incredibly effective approaches with long-lasting results. Your treatment plan and your sessions will be tailored to your unique therapeutic needs. Therapy is not easy work, and it takes self-awareness and courage to move towards change. If you are ready to take that step, it will be my honor to walk with you on this journey. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Marie Danie Cadet

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

I am a licensed therapist in Georgia with over 13 years of experience as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, marriage, and divorce. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. We all have the inner tools to heal ourselves. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, strength-based counseling, and mindfulness. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and take the first steps towards a change. I congratulate you on taking your first step. I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Annie Phillips

Offering therapy in GA
License: Psy.D.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
15 years of experience

With more than 15 years of opportunities helping children, adolescents, adults, and couples, Annie endeavors to partner with her clients and help them grow and thrive. Annie’s therapeutic approach is primarily client-centered. This means she is flexible and adapts to the style that is best for the client, bending from psychoanalytic therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy and others in between. Annie’s primary goals in treatment are to help clients gain comfort in the therapy room and to empower clients to achieve their goals. Her experience with individuals across the lifespan allows her to connect with a variety of clients with knowledge and on a genuine level. She is also committed to empathetic understanding of all people, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard for all walks of life. Annie is also able to conduct psychological assessments, including cognitive/intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning.

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Frank Busbey

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefBipolar disorderDepression
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia and Alabama with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & bipolar disorder. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Chris Bell

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTAnger managementSelf esteemBipolar disorder
10 years of experience

Hello. Welcome to BetterHelp. I am Dr. Chris Bell, a licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia. I appreciate the opportunity to work with you. Prior to coming to work at BetterHelp, I spent 9 years in the U.S. Air Force treating service members and veterans. I bring a commitment to my clients and a dedication to improving the mental health system. I am looking forward to working with you.

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David Jacobson

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with over 25 years of professional work experience. The consumers I work with have an open and safe environment. Thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking this first step to sign up for therapy probably induced some anxiety. It may have taken at least some courage to do so. You should be proud of yourself for getting started.

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Marissa Portee

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 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, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & 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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Angella Bramwell

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience drawing from a rich tapestry of career, educational, and personal experience which I use to support individuals and groups in attaining holistic wellness. I use an eclectic therapy approach or a blend of therapy approaches along with mind-body techniques to support individuals in managing stress and anxiety, enhancing their self-worth, navigating through grief and loss, adapting to chronic illness, managing life transitions and coping with cross-cultural issues, trauma, PTSD, and other stressors that affect all of us at some time in our lives. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. It takes courage to seek out counseling. I am here to support and empower you on your journey toward enjoying the more fulfilling life that you deserve.

How to find counseling in Dearing

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Dearing 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 Dearing 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 Dearing 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 Dearing, 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 Dearing 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 Dearing 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 Dearing 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 Dearing 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 Dearing 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 30808 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 Dearing 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 Dearing 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 Dearing, 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.

Dearing 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.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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