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Carrie Savage

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,MAMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteem
14 years of experience

Carrie is a licensed professional counselor with specializations in Spirituality & Counseling, Addictions and Christian Sex Therapy, who offers a holistic approach to psychological wellness. Carrie holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is currently the owner of Savage Life Solutions LLC, a Christian counseling practice that integrates spiritual and mental components for a comprehensive approach towards lifelong spiritual, mental and emotional wellness. Carrie sees individuals, couples, and families (including blended families) and facilitates groups on various topics to promote and support mental health. If you are not where you know you should be in life, schedule an appointment today with Carrie and begin your journey towards spiritual, mental and emotional wellness and lifelong fulfillment.

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Shirley Chambers

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,CPCS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the metro Atlanta area with over 12 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with a diverse group of clients of all ages with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family issues, parenting problems, veteran specific issues, career challenges and anger issues. I have also worked with clients who have experienced various types of trauma, specifically veterans. I combine different therapeutic approaches based on clients presenting concerns, goals and motivation such as Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness. My counseling style is warm, inviting and helpful. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I believe in providing a safe space for all individuals. My goal is to provide you with practical solutions and tools that you can utilize to help move you to a healthier place in life. Therapy is a collaborative process and I look forward to helping you make positive, productive and meaningful changes in your life so that you can experience a more fulfilling life. Thank you for taking the first step toward a healthier you. I look forward to working with you!

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yvonne Russ

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA,LPC,CMAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience

Hello, my name is Yvonne M. Russ, MA, LPC, and CMAC. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia. I have worked in the field of counseling for at least twenty years and my expertise is working with individuals and families with; mental health disorders, domestic violence, parental and relationship issues, and addictions I am constantly evolving and believe that each individual is unique, providing an opportunity for various therapeutic approaches. I am a strong advocate of establishing a therapeutic alliance that encourages and empowers each individual to commit to the process of change. Specialties • Addictions • Grief and Loss • Anger Management Clinical Approach Person-Centered, Reality therapy, CBT, Mindfulness, Motivational interviewing, Solution Focus and Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy

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Charles Zaglin

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
22 years of experience

I am a Trauma/PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) psychotherapist licensed in Georgia with approximately 20 years of experience both as a Traumatologist in working with clients and as a researcher. As a survivor of Trauma/PTSD for over 40+ years I have been fortunate in watching and participating in the treatment of survivors from before PTSD was officially recognized as a separate and distinctive disorder by the Psychological Community in 1980. My therapeutic style is first and foremost empathic, open, honest and interactive. Much too often individuals suffering from the exposure to Trauma live in a world of silence never feeling that they can truly tell their story without being judged negatively. This approach combines being present for my clients along with an existentialist philosophy of self-empowerment. This approach combines the search for Meaning in one’s own life the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as but one tool to illicit s along with the realization that Trauma/PTSD is in many ways like the multiple layers of an onion. There are numerous layers of psychological discord from exposure to Trauma than can’t be seen on the surface ranging from depression and anxiety to sleep disorders and that which lies in between. Together we will tailor a protocol specific to each person’s needs. One of the most difficult steps in the healing process is acknowledging the negative influence these Traumatic event[s] have had and continue to have in influence your life in a negative direction. The exciting and powerful step in regaining control over your own existence you have already taken by reaching out for help. I look forward to working with you on your journey.

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Andrew Hebert

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW,CPRP
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Hello! If you are exploring Better Help, then it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. Finding the right person to help you navigate these challenges is essential. The relationship that you have with your therapist is perhaps the most important factor for positive outcomes in counseling. I want to make sure that you feel like we are a good fit, so I am happy to provide some information about myself, my professional experience and therapeutic approach. I have worked in the field of mental health and social work for the past 8 years working with individuals from different backgrounds struggling with a wide variety of challenges. I have extensive experience working with those struggling with mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar), grief & life transitions as well as executive dysfunction. I have been told by many of my clients that I am caring, warm and able to provide them with a level of support that they had not gotten in the past from services. I am here to be your ally as well as listen with compassion first and foremost. We will then work together using evidence based approaches (CBT, DBT, Solution Focused, etc.) and you can expect to come out of our sessions feeling empowered with new tools to take on the challenges you face. I can interact with you in whatever manner you are most comfortable. I find it helpful to participate in video sessions so that we can get to know each other better. But I am also available to you via phone and text if that is more comfortable for you. A majority of my availability is in the evenings and on the weekends but I check messages at least once during each weekday and during active hours on the weekend. I know how hard it can be to find a counselor who you feel a connection with and I would be honored to work with you through this stage of your life.

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Jennifer Williams

Offering therapy in GA
GriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
26 years of experience

Hello , I am Jennifer Williams. I come to you with over 20 years of clinical experience in the mental health field. I have worked in various clinical settings to include community mental health, on call crisis, inmate population, homeless shelter, and Veterans care. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Master Addiction Counselor. I have had extensive training in Adlerian and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. Also, I have certification in Grief Therapy , I have had additional training in trauma care. I have a Doctorate Degree in Theology and a Master in Community Mental Health.

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Angela Robinson

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

Grief, loss, and life changes can be scary, painful and confusing. You are not alone. If you have experienced a death of a loved one, loss of a meaningful relationship, or loss of identity and self and feel as if you can not move on, there is hope. My personal and professional experience with trauma, death, grief, and loss has led me to the sacred space in which I can now support others. You CAN feel hopeful and joyful again through counseling. Together, we can gain peace! Angela holds a Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia and is a trauma informed therapist. She is also a Certified Breathwork Coach, certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist ®. Angela began her work in mental health in 2005 as a volunteer for Peace Corps in Honduras supporting individuals and families living with HIV/AIDs. From this, she began her journey of exploration and growth, which led her to become a Certified Breathwork Coach in 2006. She began working within the community providing support to individuals living with a variety of challenges and those seeking a deeper connection with their true selves. Since 2006, Angela has worked in private practice, community agencies, and hospice, providing counseling and psychotherapy. She also provides community support and Continuing Education workshops in the areas of self-care and grief/loss to the healthcare community in a variety of settings. Angela believes that "thought is creative" and utilizes a psychodynamic approach to support clients in releasing maladaptive thought processes and recovering from grief. She specializes in Breathwork & Grief Recovery Method ®, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety and issues of personal growth and wellness, positive and adaptive methods of communication in relationships with others, issues related to grief and loss, and the development of a nurturing and supportive relationship with self. Her theoretical orientation is an integrative mix drawn mostly from the cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and humanistic psychotherapy models. Angela believes that therapy begins with a solid foundation of trust, sincerity, and open communication. She draws from her personal and professional experiences to provide the highest quality of care possible and support clients in (re)discovering their innocence and highest self.

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Sakina Huffman

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionADHD
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, parenting issues, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Katherine Morrissey Stahl

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesCoping 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, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & intimacy related issues. 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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Takiya Tarlton

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
13 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of NC, VA, FL and GA. I have been providing services for over 13 years in the school and community setting. My passion is being able to assist individuals understand the power they have inside of them. My hope is with discovery they can create a life that allows them to present the best version of themselves to others. I believe in prioritizing self care and assertively expressing your needs in a way that gives you permission to feel valued, loved, and accepted within relationships.

How to find counseling in Elberton

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Elberton 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 Elberton 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 Elberton 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 Elberton, 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 Elberton 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 Elberton 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 Elberton 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 Elberton 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 Elberton 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 30635 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 Elberton 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 Elberton 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 Elberton, 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.

Elberton 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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