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Kimberly Swanson

Offering therapy in GA
License: PsyM,LPC,CHT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia and I have over 5 years of experience working with adults with anxiety, depression, PSTD, and other life stressors ranging from coping with chronic illness to going through a relationship issue. My approach to counseling is to guide and to help you determine the best approach for improving your well-being. I tend to use a person-centered, solution-focused, along with cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches; however, I can modify my therapeutic techniques to meet the needs of each client. Seeking counseling and asking for help can be very difficult for some individuals so I like to create a comfortable atmosphere free of judgmental views and criticism. No one should feel bad about receiving counseling to better and improve one’s life. Let's get started, I look forward to hearing from you.

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Bapuamoyo Kambeya

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
9 years of experience

Hi there. Do you find yourself going in circles with the same issues over and over again? Are you ready to get off of that merry-go-round and take some steps towards the life you envisioned for yourself? If you answered, "Yes"... you have come to the right place. I am psychotherapist licensed in Georgia with 8 years of experience working with a variety of people with a range of concerns including challenges with focus/concentration, spiritual crises, depression, anxiety, anger, relationship challenges, parenting concerns, and career-related challenges. I have worked with those with trauma experiences including survivors of war, community violence, hate crimes, domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect. Additionally, I have been successful with supporting people of varying ethnicities to heal from racial abuse and discrimination within their families, communities, and work spaces. My counseling style is warm and attentive. I aim to understand who you are and what you need to move forward. With compassion, respect, and sensitivity to a your values, I will support you to push towards your goals. My therapeutic approach includes cognitive-behavioral therapies (DBT and TFCBT techniques), somatic psychotherapy techniques, and humanistic approaches. I am also an IFS Level 1 Therapist and a Clinical Hypnotherapist which are two incredibly effective approaches with long-lasting results. Your treatment plan and your sessions will be tailored to your unique therapeutic needs. Therapy is not easy work, and it takes self-awareness and courage to move towards change. If you are ready to take that step, it will be my honor to walk with you on this journey. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Terri Evans

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,CPCS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

I am an energetic, efficient Licensed Professional Counselor for both GA and SC. I have experience working in outpatient, inpatient, community, addictions, and virtual settings. I have worked in the counseling arena for the past 13 years. I've had the opportunity to work with individuals from all walks of life whom are aiming to either make a change or "be the change". It is my belief that being compliant, building rapport and partnering with the client, allows for better identification and a "buy in" of resolutions. I incorporate a client centered approach, which enables me to build the necessary rapport to make the therapeutic process less intimidating for the clients to define goals and work towards the achievement of those identified goals. My compassion and empathetic demeanor encourages the client to discuss their deepest emotions and experiences. My self-less attitude allows me to meet the client “where they are at”, providing a safe space free from judgment, but instead providing respect, transparency and genuineness. One of my favorite theoretical orientations is DBT, as I believe that people as a whole are doing the best they can, and with the practice of mindfulness, we can all manage stress, and better cope with serious illness, anxiety and depression.

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James Wells

Offering therapy in GA
License: ABD, LPC-S,
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteem
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) licensed in the states of Alabama and Georgia. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), certified sexual offender treatment specialist, certified sexual addiction therapist, and a certified trauma informed care therapist . I am also a Professor in Counselor Education and Supervision. I have over 20 years of counseling, industry and private practice experience. I combine my clinical counseling expertise with my business management expertise to offer clients a unique perspective of problem solving. In conjunction to private practice, I have worked in multinational, mental health hospital environments as a therapist, Assist Program Manager, Program Manager, and Clinical Director of Residential Services. I have worked extensively with individuals and groups at varied business levels, as well as with groups and organizations both domestically and internationally. My clinical experience includes hospital settings, substance abuse clinics, disaster response teams, at-risk adolescent group homes, family services agencies and private practice. Cliental range from large corporations to small- and family-owned businesses, to non-profit agencies, individuals, couples, and families. Specialties include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger management, stress management, premarital counseling, Couples and Family Counseling, Sexual dysfunction, Sexual Offending, Sexual Perpetration, Sexual Addiction, Counseling Supervision, and teaching at the highest levels of Counselor Education and Supervision Field.

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Shannon Caraway

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

Hi! My name is Shannon (wife and mother of 3 first). I feel like saying that first let’s you know I wear many hats such as doctor, nurse, confidant, lawyer, peacemaker, etc. I am also a professional counselor licensed in Georgia with over 14 years of experience working as a mental health therapist/counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, anger issues, mood instability, and daily/life stress. I also helped many people who have experienced various types trauma and/or emotional abuse. My therapy style is welcoming and engaging. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I don't presume to know it all and I like my clients to understand I am human just as they are and I am here solely to assist them in their own journey to a more optimistic mental state. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, holistic, and solution-focused therapy. 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 that change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you to be the best you without judgment and insecurities. Remember your counseling journey is your own. It is about YOU! I look forward to being apart of the light that leads you to the healthier you!

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Heather Hall

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
8 years of experience

Hi! My name is Heather and I am a licensed professional counselor in Georgia with over 8 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients of all ages with a wide range of concerns including trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, domestic violence, substance abuse, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical and/or emotional trauma and/or abuse in their lifetime. I strive to meet my clients where they are, focusing on their strengths and empowering them to make the changes they see fit rather than prescribing issue or diagnosis. I value treating each individual client with the respect they deserve. Placing emphasis on developing a relationship with my clients that is based on warmth, trust, respect, and genuine care and concern. The ease of conversation is client driven, casual and conversational. Many people seek out therapy because, despite their best efforts to change, they might end up in the same cycles...cycles of anxiety, depression, parenting issues, relationship struggles, isolation, procrastination, workaholism...the list goes on and on. People often wonder "why can't I just *change*?" These cycles of behavior are driven by our life experiences and sense of self and others. Together, we will explore these ideas so that we can begin to create understanding of our motivations and create space for newer positive behaviors creating an environment of peace, joy, contentment, health, and fulfillment. Whether you are seeking change for a healthier happier life, or just need a non judgmental ear to listen, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Justin Blake

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefCareer difficultiesDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia and Florida with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & career difficulties. 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!

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Anim Aweh

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression. I am passionate about holding space for the BIPOC community. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps toward change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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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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Joanna Fleming

Offering therapy in GA
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 Hamilton

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton, 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 31811 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton, 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.

Hamilton 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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