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Audrey Burke-Wardlaw

Offering therapy in GA
License: M.S.,LPC,CPCS
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
25 years of experience

Hello! My name is Audrey Burke-Wardlaw. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 25 years of experience. I have provided counseling support to a diverse population to include youth, individuals, groups and couples. With counseling experience that spans almost 3 decades, I have been able to help clients cope with an ever changing world. Areas that I have provided counseling support includes depression, anger, grief, trauma, anxiety, phobias, and self concept and self esteem. I have worked in the mental health clinical arena, outpatient community arena, hospital in-patient arena, and in the home. I utilize a myriad of techniques and approaches in the support of clients. The technique and/or approach that I use is driven by the needs of the individual. I do not use the "cookie cutter" approach to counseling with my clients because every person is different and what might work for one, will not work for another. I stay current with new and innovative counseling approaches to better serve my client. I utilize the life span approach that enables me to provide services for all age groups. I utilize a multi-cultural approach to providing counseling in order to meet needs of a diverse population. My counseling style includes trust, respect, and unconditional positive regard for every client no matter what their issue might be. I practice confidentiality and privacy to maintain an effective therapeutic relationship. I do not make assumptions when providing counseling but rather I depend on the client to express their issues from their point of view without judgement. The client is the expert when it comes to their life and each client is unique. I meet clients where they are with empathy and commitment. I look forward to working with you and remember, I am here for you!

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Regina Davis

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC. My experience includes working with clients with Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Stress-Related issues, Trauma, Relationship issues and Substance Abuse. The techniques that I utilize most include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Person Centered Counseling. My belief is that one's entire being, which includes mind, soul, body and spirit must be nurtured and cared for. As a therapist, my primary concern is to promote complete wellness and wholeness in the individuals whom I serve. It is my desire to assist each individual in creating and achieving realistic goals as expeditiously as possible. It can be a struggle to try to achieve the goals and desires of your life. The process begins with making changes to the way we think. Norman Vincent Peale said, "Change your thoughts and you change your world." Please allow me the opportunity to assist you in changing your world.

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Jernica McNeil

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

Together we got this! My name is Jernica McNeil, LPC. Through a collaborative approach, I thrive in assisting people address their areas of concern. You are the expert in your life and I am here to help you. I am a licensed mental health therapist (LPC) in the state of Georgia. I hold a Bachelor of Psychology from East Carolina University and a Masters of Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. I provide services for individuals and couples. I use evidence-based treatment models including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. Each therapeutic model helps address mental health issues & life changes including, depression, stress, trauma, grief and loss, parenting challenges, anger, and anxiety.

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Alexcia Massey

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,ED.S
Stress, Anxiety
3 years of experience

Hello! Nice to meet you. My name is Alexcia Massey. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia. I also hold a post master degree in School Counseling (EdS). I have worked with youth, children, and adolescents with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, coping with grief, parenting problems, anger management, trauma, and ADHD. My experience is varied and across different settings, as I have provided group therapy and individual therapy in school settings and private practice settings. With over 15 years experience in the counseling field, my therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical- behavior, solution-focused, mindfulness therapy, and many more. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. Together, let's bring clarity to the issues clouding your life. I look forward to working with you!

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Gregory Herron

Offering therapy in GA
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & bipolar disorder. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Angela Green

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

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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Shelly Johnson

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

I am licensed in Georgia with 13 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 work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Tina Jones

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with many years of professional work experience. 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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Sierriena Robinson

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia and I have worked with a people of varied backgrounds, cultures, and presenting concerns in my professional work. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Mark Alessandroni

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionADHD
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & 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!

How to find counseling in Funston

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Funston 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 Funston 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 Funston 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 Funston, 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 Funston 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 Funston 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 Funston 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 Funston 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 Funston 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 31768 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 Funston 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 Funston 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 Funston, 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.

Funston 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 Funston:

31753, 31768

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