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Chandrika Derricho

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

Hello, my name is Chandrika Derricho and I am dedicated to helping you become the best version of you. I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques to provide individualized care for each person that I serve. I have over ten years’ experience working with individuals, families, and couples. My specialties are trauma and abuse, family issues, and relationship issues. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Georgia. I strongly believe that your environment and relationships play a great role in your life and mental health. I work from a strengths-based perspective to empower you to use those innate strengths to improve your overall health. Therapy is a process that is different for each person and I look forward to working with you through the entire process.

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Steve Hammond

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Maybe you stumbled here hoping someone would understand the trials you're going through. Are you at your wit's end with your spouse or other family member? Does life feel like you're "swimming in molasses"? Let me help. I'm here to listen, ask the right questions, and let you strategize a course of action. I have a special place in my heart for couples going through rough times because of communication breakdown or betrayal of trust. I'd love to work with your teen to find out what motivates him/her. Let's explore sexual orientation issues safely, honestly. I've been a counselor for 7+ years and still operate in private practice in Georgia. I operate from an integrated approach of blending the best-researched practices of psychology with my Christian faith. I'm not here to judge or preach, but to show compassion especially where people have been "burned" by the church.

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Vincent Dwayne Hinton

Offering therapy in GA
License: Ed.S. ,LPC-S,CPCS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor looking forward to sharing the experience with you. I have been licensed for over 15 years and will bring an array of knowledge as well as tools and techniques.

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David Robertson

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Hello! First, let me congratulate you for making the first step in getting therapy. My name is David and I would love to help you on that journey. I am originally from NYC, but now reside in the great state of Georgia. I have a Masters in Social Work from Stony Brook University. I have over 6 years experience providing therapy to a wide range of clients. I am a person centered counselor with a warm and compassionate style. I believe in treating others with respect and dignity. I will meet you where you are and help you to move along at your own pace, while we work together to accomplish your goals. I work with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, loneliness, or those who just don't feel like themselves. I have worked with veterans, geriatrics, prisoners and many others who are ready to make positive and lasting changes to their lives. If you are ready to transform your life and are looking for someone to assist you, LET'S GET STARTED!!

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Natalie Wakeley

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS, LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
7 years of experience

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Professional Counselor’s Supervisor and holistic health advocate. I believe that our bodies and minds are deeply connected and work together which means they must be treated together. I also believe that each therapy session and treatment plan should be as unique as you are and, together, we work to get to the root of your symptoms and develop a targeted plan for overall wellbeing. My clients will tell you that this personalized approach helps them make breakthroughs, understand themselves on a deeper level and ultimately resolve any confusion, anxiety or depression that cause them distress. I am a certified trauma specialist and a certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy specialist. In addition, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy techniques as well as traditional Psychoanalytic Theory in sessions. I use an integrative and collaborative approach with each client I work with to determine which approach works best. The goal is for you to recognize your strengths and abilities, understand your motivations, and implement proven techniques in a structured way to cultivate real results and change. Note: I am located on the East Coast in the U.S and am in the Eastern Standard Time zone. I typically schedule during business hours on the weekdays in EST. Please ensure that your time zone and my time zone will be compatible for the hours that you prefer counseling. Thank you!

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Ciara Green

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I admire your bravery, as I know that it takes a lot of courage to seek support and explore some of the challenges that you are experiencing in your life right now. I also know that it can feel overwhelming to even think about facing some of life difficulties, but rest assured that you don’t have to do it alone. I want you to know that you deserve to heal and overcome the barriers that are causing disruption in your life. My name is Ciara Green and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. I have over 10 years of experience working with diverse populations, to include individuals struggling with various issues such anger management, anxiety, boundary setting, chronic stress, coparenting challenges, depression, relationship issues, substance abuse, trauma, and unwanted coping behaviors. I also have experience working with adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I provide a warm, validating, supportive, non-judgmental, and trauma sensitive environment, along with providing psychoeducation that will assist with decreasing symptoms, gaining insight, and choosing intentional behaviors. I utilize EMDR, person centered, CBT, and solution focused approaches. I look forward to becoming your partner on your journey to heal!

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Kahala Russell

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 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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Brian Russell

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia and Florida with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Kristi Meade

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience

I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with 6 years of professional work experience. I have been fully licensed for 3 years now. I recently became a certified counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors in 1/2024. I have spent most of my career working in a crisis stabilization unit for MH and/or substance abuse. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. 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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Amy Gorton

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

My name is Amy Gorton and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 16 years of experience. My specialty area is primarily focused around women's issues and women's health but I also work with clients with a wide range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, family issues, school/career challenges, life changes as well as grief and loss, OCD and ADD/ADHD. My treatment style is warm, interactive and compassionate. I believe in earning respect through giving respect. My treatment approach combines Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic and Family Systems Theories. I will tailor the therapeutic sessions to meet your unique and specific needs and goals. It takes courage to ask for help and to accept help so if you are ready to take that step, I look forward to meeting you.

How to find counseling in Dooling

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Dooling 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 Dooling 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 Dooling 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 Dooling, 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 Dooling 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 Dooling 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 Dooling 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 Dooling 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 Dooling 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 31063 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 Dooling 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 Dooling 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 Dooling, 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.

Dooling 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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31007, 31063

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