Duluth is home to many different types of interesting places to live, play, and work. For example, the Gwinnett Place Mall is booming with business all year long, the Infinite Energy Arena has sporting events and performing arts for you to enjoy, and the Gwinnett Medical Center is a great place to work if you are in the medical field. 

Ranked the 26th best place to move in the United States by Forbes in 2009 and the best affordable suburb in Georgia by Business Week in 2010, this town is a terrific place to raise a family. It is also the best place to be if you need a therapist because there are so many dedicated mental health professionals who can help you with whatever the problem is.

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Danielle Emina

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a therapist

Hello everyone! I have worked in some aspect of healthcare since 1994. I started off as a Medical Assistant in the state of Maryland, then I moved here to GA; where I have been for the last 20 years. As a healthcare professional, I have worked in many specialties; adult, child, family, ob/gyn, neurology, urgent care, emergent care, dermatology, med/surgery and mother and baby. I have taught medical assisting as well as placed Medical Assistant students on their externship. I have worked for large hospitals such as Johns Hopkins University and Dekalb Medical Center. I have also taught in secondary education in career colleges and business schools. I have a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Georgia State University (2010) and a master's degree in Community Counseling (2013) from Argosy University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of GA. I have worked with veterans for several years as a crisis counselor. I started my career working with children/teens as a community counselor. I have a passion for helping one operate in their highest capacity in order to master the basic areas of life; work, family, social lives and purpose. I practice solution focused therapy on a regular basis. This means I am direct and "to the point" as it relates to identifying and working toward solving a situation. However, I will try other modalities if the situation requires another focus. I love helping people and believe help starts with getting one's mental state healthy 1st and that will trickle over to being healthy in all areas of life. I have the unique experience of not only being a teen parent; I had my 1st child at 15 and my 2nd child at 19; therefore, even though I am licensed; I have experienced hardships and life challenges at a very early age! Therefore, I can relate and identify to most people, regardless of their background or trials and tribulations. I am here to help you maximize life fulfillment by overcoming real and self imposed obstacles.

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Dr. Leslie Walters

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): Ed.D, LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
21 years of experience as a therapist

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Walters has realized that life situations happen when you least expect it. In times of death, divorce, financial issues, family relational problems, or any issue that brings about episodes of emotional unrest, she believes that it is always best to reach out to someone that can assist with de-escalating fears, re-establishing hope, and provide encouragement to persevere during the dark times. Dr. Walters’ primary goal is to help others face their challenges, fears, and become the person that they want to be through the development of life-long coping skills, in an environment that is accepting and open to individualized thoughts and ideas. Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques, she assists those seeking a brand-new start to let go and accept their past so that they can invest in their future. While having a Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology, a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling, and a Master’s of Science in Guidance and Counseling has provided her with the education to engage in expert counseling strategies, it has been her hands on experience in helping others that has given her the emotional tools to help those take that first step to a new beginning. It is because of these experiences, that her counseling practices are built upon a foundation of faith, hope, trust, perseverance, and the understanding that helping others is one of the greatest privileges of her life

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Corey Mungin

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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. 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.

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Letitia Grangent

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

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with over 10 years of work experience in the mental health field. I have experience in helping clients with depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, motivation, self-esteem and gaining confidence. I also have experience working with clients coping with life changes, as well as clients with PMDD and anxiety. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Please know that it takes a lot of courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a making a change, so give yourself a pat on the back for taking the first step:-) I am here to support, encourage & empower you in that journey.

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Brittany Holland

Offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
14 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! I’m Brittany. Thanks for reviewing my profile. I hope that you find what you are looking for. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) in the state of Alabama, Arizona, Tennessee and Georgia. I have over 14 years of experience working within the mental health profession. I particularly have a passion for working with women and women's issues, those experiencing infertility, postpartum struggles, parenting/relationship concerns. I also have a huge passion for working with those suffering through any type of grief and loss. Grief and loss affect us all and it comes in many shapes and forms. Infertility, miscarriages, postpartum can also be forms of grief and loss. These topics are not discussed enough and I want to be an empathic source of care during these difficult times. I believe in being a foundation of comfort during a time of difficulty and uncertainty that grief can add to our already busy lives. I am committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental environment that with client collaboration, will guide you through the situation you are experiencing and at the pace you are comfortable with. I can offer a live chat session, video or phone sessions. I am available most week days for sessions. I have a few evening sessions available but are limited. I typically offer sessions from 8-9, 10-2:30 Monday - Friday, Central Standard Time. Psychology Today Profile: https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/1091057

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Andrea Battaglia

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
18 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. 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.

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Nechemyah Sullivan

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTParenting issuesDepression
17 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia and Maryland with 17 years of professional clinical work experience. I am also nationally board certified. I have experience in helping clients with couple's issues, self-esteem, trauma, stress and anxiety, coping with addiction, grief and loss, LGBTIQ+ related matters, religious/spiritual concerns, adjustment difficulties, child & adolescent issues, and parenting challenges. My therapy style is warm and interactive. My approach to therapy consist of a few approaches which includes, but is not limited to, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focus Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Adlerian Therapy (psychodynamic). I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and your treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs to include goals. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I look forward to taking this journey with you and us working together!

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Kristy Mycroft

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

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!

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Dayan Bookman

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 12 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 in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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.

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Sydney Calloway

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I'm licensed in Georgia with 4 years of experiencing providing therapy. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, life transitions, self esteem, and 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. I believe in meeting individuals where they are at in their journey to assist in reaching desired goals. I have gained invaluable experience working in community mental health settings and providing therapy to individuals with various diagnoses. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Duluth

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

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

Duluth 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 Duluth 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 Duluth 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 30026 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 Duluth 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 Duluth.

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 Duluth 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 Duluth, 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.

Duluth 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 Duluth:

30026, 30029, 30095, 30096, 30097, 30098, 30099

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