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Alice Williams

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

I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor with over12 years experience with teens, family, couples and individuals. I have worked with clients on a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD, and grief. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavior, acceptance commitment theory, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Tanasia Betts

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

My name is Tanasia Betts and I am a licensed professional counselor in Georgia and a licensed mental health counselor in New York. Here’s what you can expect working with me: * A safe space to be you! You don’t have to pretend or wear the mask here. * Evidence based skills to help you better cope with life stressors & concerns. * Results! I will guide you in your healing journey. Healing is a process that comes with ups and downs.Your future self will thank you for the work you do now. You’re worthy! You deserve to be emotionally and mentally healthy! My goal is to understand each client and their story. The counseling process is guided by your concerns and goals. My counseling style is non judgmental and person centered. As we work on treatment goals guided by your most important concerns, skills will be introduced to help you better cope with life stressors. My approach is strength based, trauma informed, cognitive behavioral therapy and expressive therapy. You’re here on purpose. Let’s get started working on your goals today❗️

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Shirlonda Shepard

Offering therapy in GA
License: M.Ed ,LPC,MAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in GA with over 7 years of experience working as psychotherapist . In addition I have 15 years of working with individual in active addiction and recovery . I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges . I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is eclectic and person centered . I believe in treating anyone with respect , empathy, unconditional positive regard, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels or focusing on the diagnosis. My approach is integrative to meet the needs of you the client. Sessions and treatment plan are designed to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes strength ,courage and bravery to seek for a more satisfying and well- chosen life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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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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Teresa Rutledge

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
8 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) who chose this profession later in life because I have always had the desire to help others in ways that will really make a difference in their lives. I am empathetic and a good listener. I provide emotional support to my clients without judgment. Many of my clients have suffered from trauma, isolation, and rejection from family and friends. Some of my clients have experienced episodes of self harm, suicidal ideations, and suicide attempts. I primarily use a client centered approach, as I believe that clients are capable of making the right decisions for their lives with the right support. In addition, I use other therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, mindfulness, positive psychology, anger management, motivational interviewing, and coping skills for anxiety and depression. I prefer to work with adults, but will work with older adolescents as well. Mental health is as important as physical health, and when one suffers, the other suffers as well. So many people do not seek the help they need because of fear of being labeled or stigmatized. As human beings, we are creatures of memory, and sometimes our pasts keep us from becoming the person we want to be. I want to be the one to help you become your best self.

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Khaliliah Smith

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, confidence, 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in this process.

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Amanda Kort

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
14 years of experience

I am a seasoned and experienced Licensed Professional Counselor who is passionate about wellness and providing a nonjudgmental and safe space for all individuals. I have enormous compassion for people going through life's challenges and transitions, and feel privileged to work with those who are seeking support. Through a strengths-based, trauma informed and person- centered therapeutic approach, I recognize the importance of building a relationship with clients in order to establish realistic and attainable goals together. I am here to support you in that process.

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Courtney Muzac

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
7 years of experience

If, I ask you to describe the mask you wear, what would you say? Does the mask you wear help you feel protected and safe? Feeling protected, not showing the “real you” or the hurt and pain you suppress down. Living with depression but showing up as “perfectly fine.” You carry the burdens of everyone else hoping to help them. Being everyone’s superhero is a distraction from your own needs and desires. You may even go as far as saying, you are unheard and seen. But your mask covers the “real you.” With over 7 years of experience, my mission is to help you evolve confidently and set boundaries without shame or guilt. To help you develop a trusting relationship with yourself, leaving second-guessing in the past. Each session is your safer space with your goals in mind as we create lasting change and (slowly) take off the mask(s). First, we tend to those inner wounds. I know this is the scary part, and I will be there alongside you each step of the way. Secondly, let us take a deep breath. Breathing is the connection between the mind and body. We will be taking intentional breaths throughout our sessions. We will even move our bodies a bit to connect deeper. I would love to dive deeper with you if you are ready to step InCourage and live the best life you deserve.

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Shella Chichester

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Hey there! I am Shella Chichester (SHEL-LA CHEE-CHES-TER) and I am so happy you have begun your journey towards healing! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia with 7 years of professional experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem, and coping with life changes. My approach to therapy is person-centered and non-judgmental. Therapy should be a safe space to be your true self. Techniques from therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Existential Therapy will be used. What does all that mean? Together, we will come up with a plan that best suits YOU! I am a wife, mother, and dog mom of two. I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling. Now that you know about me, I hope to get to know you soon. I am proud of you for taking the first step towards change and I look forward to embarking on this journey with you!

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Kelley Brown

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementCoping with life changes
10 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, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Franklin Springs

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Franklin Springs 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 Franklin Springs 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 Franklin Springs 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 Franklin Springs, 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 Franklin Springs 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 Franklin Springs 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 Franklin Springs 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 Franklin Springs 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 Franklin Springs 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 30662 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 Franklin Springs 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 Franklin Springs 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 Franklin Springs, 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.

Franklin Springs 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Franklin Springs:

30639, 30662

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