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Tavonda Hudson

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS, M.Div., LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Tired of not knowing what you want to do? Overwhelmed with trying to figure it out? Wish you had someone to guide you on your journey? It's a draining process when applying/searching for a job, deciding on a major, or discovering one's career path. Your family, friends, and co-workers give you advice and their opinions, but you still feel lost. You want to have a clear mind and feel confident about your decision. A Career Counselor can help you discover how your passions and interests relate to the world of work. Tavonda Hudson is a counseling professional specializing in mental health and career development. Tavonda enjoys helping people to discover that Job Satisfaction & Success are a possibility. She uses counseling techniques to help students and new professionals overcome the anxiety of job searching, networking, interviewing, and finding the right career. Tavonda has a successful 10-year business career and 5 years of career counseling experience in higher education. She holds a dual Master's from Mercer University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling & Divinity and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Georgia State University. Tavonda also offers high-quality mental health and spiritual care. She has provided care and counseling in various faith-based organizations. She earned a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Pastoral Care at McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University. Tavonda completed her Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Saint Luke's Training & Counseling Center (TACC) at the Emmaus House. She also served as a chaplain in urban and rural communities. Tavonda is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and Certified Career Counselor (CCC).

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James McCann

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,NCC,CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Hello! My name is James McCann, and I love Recovery. I love everything about it. I'm fully prepared to go above and beyond to address your needs, and I'm committed to building a strong therapeutic relationship. I'm excited for the opportunity to be a part of your support network moving forward, and I'm confident that you will make progress as we work together in an effort for you to identify and realize your goals. As a counselor, I maintain a collaborative approach and take pride in establishing new partnerships. Without a doubt, I know that we can work together to define the appropriate goals and start down a path of healing and Recovery. I would be honored to be a part of your journey as we both grow together towards the realization of your fullest potential. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Georgia and completed my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Troy University. I'm a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) through the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a Person-Centered approach. I explore the relationship between our thoughts, emotions and behaviors while understanding the importance of autonomy. I maintain Unconditional Positive Regard at all times and strive to motivate and inspire. I look forward to working with you and getting to know you better as we navigate through the counseling process. Sincerely, James McCann, LPC, NCC, CAADC

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Solomon Berewa

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,MAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepression
3 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor with over 20 years of experience in individual/group therapy. We go through difficult and challenging periods in our lives. Sometimes these situations are caused by internal and external situations. I believe that individuals can transcend these circumstances in their lives to enhance their optimum function regardless of their situations or circumstances. My job in therapy is to assist you through this journey of effective recovery and optimal wellness.

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Michella Rahming

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC, NBCC, AADC
Addictions
5 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in the states of Alabama, Virginia, and Georgia. I have over five years of experience working with adult women who struggle with challenges in life. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced spiritual growth and challenges. For clients who have substance abuse issues, I work with clients via telemental health who are presently in recovery and are sober. One of my core values is unconditional positive regard. "Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care." Teddy Roosevelt My counseling approach is integrative: I use Client-centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, and Stages of Change as therapeutic interventions. These approaches will help clients to navigate through their challenges. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Florida A & M University and my Master's Degree in Counseling from Argosy University in Atlanta, GA.

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Valeria Gault

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 5 years of professional work experience. I focus on short tem solution based counseling. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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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MeiLin Boykin

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

Hello and thank you for visiting my profile! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of South Carolina with over 15 years of experience working with individuals and families. I have provided counseling services to clients with an array of concerns to include depression, anxiety, stress, work life balance, parenting, relationship issues, and grief and loss. My experience also consists of work with clients with substance use history and military personnel. I build rapport and gain an understanding of my clients' concerns using Motivational Interviewing and continue to establish the therapeutic relationship using client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy. My approach to counseling is to provide my clients with compassion, empathy and encouragement, without judgment, to find solutions within oneself. I consider myself a vibrant and enthusiastic person and enjoy listening and talking with my clients. I love to incorporate fun conversations and laughter when appropriate. I hope you will choose me to help guide you on your journey to wellness. Talk with you soon!

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Michelle Burns

Offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, & anger management. 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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Terri White

Offering therapy in GA
Relationship issues
11 years of experience

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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Sloane Harris

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in California and Georgia with 8 years of direct counseling experience and over 19 years of being in the helping profession. I enjoy helping people adjust to new life transitions such as parenthood, school issues, work/life balance, coping with a medical diagnosis, facing infertility, grief and loss, and trauma. 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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Dr. Chante Mitchell

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
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, coping with grief and loss, depression, & coping with life changes. 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.

How to find counseling in Geneva

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Geneva 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 Geneva 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 Geneva 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 Geneva, 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 Geneva 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 Geneva 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 Geneva 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 Geneva 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 Geneva 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 31810 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 Geneva 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 Geneva 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 Geneva, 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.

Geneva 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

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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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