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Kelli O'Neill

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor in Georgia with over 5 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and empowerment coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, work life balance, career challenges, and existential issues. I have also helped people who have experienced childhood trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is based on the Client-Centered approach, in that I provide listening, support, and compassion while respecting you as an individual human being. I believe that we all have the answers we are seeking within us and it is my job as your therapist to ask the right questions that will allow you to tap into those answers. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, reality therapy, and solution focused therapies. Each session will be tailored to your specific needs. Whatever difficulties you might be experiencing, you are not alone. It is my most heartfelt desire to work with people like you. People who are ready for change and want to improve their lives. The fact that you are here shows that this is you! I am here to support you and empower you on your journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Joy Kelleher

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,CCTP-ll
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoachingCompassion fatigue
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Well done for taking this first step towards being your best self. It is normal to feel apprehensive about reaching out for help. It is my aim to reduce the barriers to counseling with flexible availability and approaches that work for you! I believe in meeting people where they are at and providing them with an enriching experience that equips them to meet their goals. With over 25 years of experience as a social worker, including extensive international work, I have worked with a large range of clients across the lifespan, with a broad range of needs, desires, and wants. My practice style is relational, strength-based, and individualized. In counseling you can expect professional, empathetic, and targeted support to facilitate the changes you want to achieve. I believe strongly in helping people to leverage their strengths, build resilience, and heal from grief and loss, trauma, and other adversities that they have experienced. I am passionate about giving back to the community. Therefore, I have volunteered in many capacities through-out my career. Currently I am a volunteer assistant swim coach for a local university, where I support athletes to find their feet, navigate the demands of college life, and develop important life skills. I have extensive experience working with young adults as they make important life transitions and forge their unique life paths. As part of my practice I also work with adults with relationship concerns, career challenges, anxiety, and depression. At the core of my work is a belief in the power of transformation through connections, empowerment, and healing. My personal and professional philosophy is that what binds us all together are some common needs, desires, and wants. People want to have a voice and to be heard. We are wired for connections and relationships. Fundamentally we want and need to feel that we belong and have a place in this world. We all have our fears, doubts, and unique experiences that shape our sense of self, choices, and world view. We all have mountains to climb, barriers to overcome, and pains to bear and heal. The idea of counseling is to gain the support and tools you need when you need it most. I look forward to meeting you, learning about you, and helping you during your life journey.

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Trevor Knight

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,CPCS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome to the BetterHelp Counseling Platform. I do appreciate the trust and confidence you have demonstrated in coming to me for help. Having over twenty-five years in the counseling/helping field leaves me with no doubt that at this point in my career, I am more poised to be of help to anyone who wants to recapture a good sense of self, purpose, and fulfillment in their lives including their marriage and other human relatedness. I graduated from the College of New Rochelle with a bachelor's in Psychology and from Richmont Graduate University with a Masters in Professional Counseling. My approach in counseling takes into account the mental, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual components of the individual with an emphasis on “healing,” transformation, and restoration. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families using some of the most proven treatment orientations such as CBT, REBT, Solution-focused Therapy, Person-centered Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy. Additionally, working at various agencies and hospitals serving individuals with various mood disorders and psychological problems provided me with a broad range of experience in the helping field. As you can see, my passion is rooted in helping families and individuals recapture a sense of true purpose within a caring and professional atmosphere. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and someone with years of experience, I would like to have the opportunity to serve you and help you with the necessary skills to overcome the difficulties for which you are now seeking professional help.

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Monica Purvis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesAnger management
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Monica,I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. I have a dedicated passion for helping others overcome various life barriers in order to reach a breakthrough of happiness. Although life can give us unexpected curves, I strive to help clients find coping strategies to conquer those situations. My experience working with children, adolescents, parents, and families is distinguished.

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Dr. Carolyn Curry

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,ACSW,MAC
GriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
38 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, Thank you for considering allowing me to help you move forward with addressing concerns that are important to you and your progression. I have 38 years of counseling assisting people from all walks of life with varying concerns. My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, caregiver concerns, marital concerns, parenting, aging, family relations, stress reduction, anger management, medical concerns and grief/loss, just to name a few. I am compassionate and caring in my approach because I desire to see everyone reach their greatest potential in living a fulfilled life. I use various counseling techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, motivational/encouragement counsel, Christian based counseling, client centered and solution-based counseling. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), master addictions counselor (MAC) and have a doctorate in social work/community leadership. I think my personal/professional experiences are well rounded, resulting in my ability to relate to others well. I hope be a part of your success as you work through the process of finding fulfillment in your life journey>>>

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Alexcia Massey

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,ED.S
Stress, Anxiety
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Wyllie McGruder

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & 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. 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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Shella Chichester

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Bianca Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyEating disordersSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, eating disorders, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I have experience working, adults, children and adolescents. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Kathleen Tatum

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hey, I’m Katie! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Georgia with 6 years of experience providing clinical mental health counseling. My professional background includes helping clients with a variety of concerns, such as: stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, anger, and depression. I've done this using techniques from approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and client-centered therapy, among others. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be explored without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support and empower you through your change process using evidence-based therapeutic techniques.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Gibson

Finding the best therapist close by in Gibson 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 Gibson 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 Gibson. 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 Gibson, 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 Gibson 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 Gibson 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 Gibson area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Gibson 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 Gibson, elsewhere in Glascock, or in the greater state of Georgia.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Gibson area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Gibson 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 Gibson 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 Gibson 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Gibson online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Gibson, 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 Gibson psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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 therapist, including the therapists in Gibson 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 Gibson 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 with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Gibson 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Gibson 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 in Gibson?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Gibson 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.

Gibson 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 Gibson 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 Gibson 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 30810 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 Gibson counselor?

Before seeing your Gibson 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 Gibson.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 Gibson 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 Gibson 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 with a therapist 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 therapist 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 Gibson, 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.

Gibson 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service through the contact page or send an email to

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.

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