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Dr. Corlissa Wilson

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): Ed.D.,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
25 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, I am Dr. Corlissa Wilson, please feel free to call me Dr. C. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. I am also a National Certified Counselor, National Certified School Counselor, and a Certified Trauma Specialist. I have been a school counselor for 28 years in both elementary and middle school settings. I have been in private practice and I taught classes for the University of Phoenix for 10 years. My approach to counseling is eclectic and I believe it is essential that we work together to promote change. I will work with you to help you identify issues and set goals. I use a variety of techniques and you will often have an assignment or an activity to complete between sessions. I love working with adults, adolescents, and children. I volunteer with several organizations and facilitate grief groups for adolescents and their parents. I received my Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University and my BBA in Marketing, M.Ed. in Community Counseling and Ed.S. in School Counseling are all from the University of West Georgia. I am married to my best friend from high school and together we have a blended family. His son was two when we married, and we have a daughter together. Every person and every situation is different and unique and I approach each client with that in mind. It takes courage to take the first step towards change, I would love to support and work with you on this journey.

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Janice Withrow

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): MS, CRC, LPC NCC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesCoaching
14 years of experience as a therapist

Serving more than fourteen years as a Georgia licensed professional and certified rehabilitation counselor has provided me with the opportunity to address individuals' needs who experience depression, anxiety, interpersonal and family challenges, grief and loss, caretaking challenges, trauma and stress, domestic violence, work, career concerns, disability management (neurocognitive and neurodevelopmental, TBI and vision), mood as well as psychotic and related disorders. Everyone experiences challenges in their life, and my approach is to find out where individuals tend to get "stuck", and enable them to identify concerns in order to move forward. Having a person centered approach that encourages exploration, resolution and wholeness. Engagement, encourages exploration and resolution of who we are, which is (mind) thoughts,(emotions) feelings, (body) physical and spirit (soul, rituals, beliefs, traditions, shadows) selves along with perceptions and blockages related to mother/father wounding. Various approaches are used in sessions including cognitive behavioral, psycho-dynamic, dialectical, narrative, mindfulness, attachment, emotionally and solution focused therapies. Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, EMDR (Certificate-Completion of Training) Owner of Inner Door Consulting, LLC. , "May your inner door be kept closed so that only good comes to you."

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Faith Berry

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoaching
15 years of experience as a therapist

Hi, thanks for checking my profile, my legal first name is Beatrice, please join my family and friends in calling me Faith. Overall, I tend to be informal as a counselor. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 15 years of experience. While my official professional title is properly documented, I consider myself to be in the "human love and restoration business". This explains the varied things I’ve done professionally and personally. My sole purpose in a client session, or even in a brief interaction with another person, is to “add value ” in whatever manner this needs to happen. I consider it an honor and privilege to be welcomed into a person's life; consequently I want to make them glad we met. I understand the value of putting ideas and concepts into writing to enhance communications, and for professional/personal growth. I am a confirmed contribution to two publications, "Seeing is Achieving, Invisible Walls & How to Break Through to Achieve Success”. (2013). And, as a contributor, editor and researcher for an innovative high school textbook, “Black History 365 An Inclusive Account of American History", (BH365.org) just published, August 2020. It is a great pleasure helping clients empower themselves--assisting each person in uncovering their true self-worth and value. I find most people underestimate their abilities, while overestimating obstacles. This doesn't mean ignoring or minimizing real difficulties and even pain. However, I believe people are smart, creative and capable, as a gift of birth. We work together to “remove the dross” -- issues impeding the ability to enjoy life fully. I love nature and often encourage clients to look at animals and how they cope with stressors in their environment. They do so without the added burden of things like guilt and low-self-esteem. My philosophy as a counselor is to help clients release their "fun gene"--let’s talk about ways to bring a big smile to your face, despite very real challenges dogging your heels. In other words, I’m big on fun! It’s a default approach in most cases. I’ve found when we laugh out loud and be less serious, things tend to improve faster. It’s a valuable cheat sheet; we talk about specific fun opportunities unique to each individual. Since no two peoples are alike, I customize sessions for every client. While I occasionally use similar clinical tools, I enter each new client relationship with fresh eyes—open to what naturally manifest as the best approach . As a result of doing a lot of professional contract work when my son was young (needed work hour flexibility), I gained experience in a broad away of people services and counseling. These include working with individual and couples, medical social work, a trainer in professional career development, and over 8 years working with military service members, couples and families. I've also been a business owner in fields unrelated to social work; my family too has a history of business ownership, Because of this, I love encouraging clients to stretch and take calculated risk to reach new goals lying dormant in the soul. In essence, my goal is to help clients attain a higher quality of life, never living in fear of any kind—the sky’s the limit. Finally, while I use a solution-based approach in counseling, we jointly decide on goals, plans and objectives--seeking to impose solutions backfires every time. Clients have "what it takes" to heal and feel better; I see it all the time and know it deep in my soul. I look forward to meeting you in a session where we can laser focus on how to bring more peace, joy and contentment into your precious life. All the best, Faith

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Sherron Bostic

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a therapist

Greetings, My name is Sherron (Tony) Bostic and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. These experiences have helped me enhance my clinical skills to address depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and traumatic events. The most important fulfillment that I get when working with others witnessing their transformation. I 'm sure you heard that saying, "One size doesn't fit all", this can be true when it also comes to therapeutic approaches. The therapeutic treatment modalities that I utilize are Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Solution focused, and Motivational Interviewing. Remember, we are the experts in our own lives, sometimes we may get stuck or off track and need a little help to get back on our paths. I look forward to working with you and witnessing your transformation.

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Johanna Harris

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
13 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, coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, & relationship issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue 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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Shemeah Richardson

Offering therapy in GA
Trauma and abuseGrief
12 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Arizona, Colorado, and Georgia with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping diverse populations of clients with a variety of social/emotional struggles. 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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Angela Green

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesADHD
8 years of experience as a therapist

Hello and welcome! I am Angela Green. I obtained a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling in 2004. I’ve been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia for 15 years. I am also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with 17 years of experience serving youth with disabilities. Through the counseling partnership and support during the therapeutic process, my hope is to provide you with a trusting and safe environment with opportunities for self-discovery of your unique individuality, capabilities, and abilities in order for you to develop skills that will help you cope with life’s ups and downs, organization, the management of time and busy schedules, regulate emotions, learn to appropriately advocate for your needs, develop and maintain meaningful relationships, transition from school to work, and improve your overall mental health, wellbeing, and personal growth.

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Terri White

Offering therapy in GA
Relationship issues
11 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues. 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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Brittany McCullar

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementDepression
9 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. 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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Brian Cunningham

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

I am licensed in Georgia with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Fort Valley

Finding the best therapist close by in Fort Valley 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 Fort Valley 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 Fort Valley. 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 Fort Valley, 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 Fort Valley 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 Fort Valley 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 Fort Valley 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 Fort Valley, elsewhere in Peach, 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 Fort Valley area can be found below:

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

Fort Valley 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 Fort Valley 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 Fort Valley 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 31030 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 Fort Valley 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 Fort Valley.

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 Fort Valley 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 Fort Valley, 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.

Fort Valley 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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