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Shelly Daniel

Offering therapy in GA
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

"We don't have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to." Brene´ Brown I get great joy in helping clients find satisfactory resolutions to routine and unexpected challenges, and my primary goal is to see you thrive and function optimally. Working as a people helper has been my desire since high school, and I can honestly say that I love being a therapist. My mission is to support you with integrity and skill. Helping individuals learn skills that result in useful thinking, mindful living and healthy relationships is deeply satisfying to me. Whether you're feeling stuck, worried, stressed, anxious, depressed, uncertain, apathetic, disillusioned, disappointed, and/or confused, I'm here to assist you in identifying strengths, limitations, growth areas, and opportunities. I provide strength-focused support with emphasis on healthy coping skills, emotion regulation, solution-building, and interpersonal effectiveness. I collaborate with you to help you reach your mental health, emotional health, and spiritual health goals. I do my best work with individuals who recognize a need for change and are willing to try new ways of thinking and behaving. As a strength-focused therapist who collaborates with clients in taking practical steps, I would consider it a privilege to walk with you. I bring keen awareness, empathy and steadfastness to the counseling process that facilitates insight and growth.

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Katie Fields

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
11 years of experience

Hi! My Name is Katelyn Fields. (I go by Katie). I am licensed as a professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia and I have an M.Ed. in professional counseling. I have 9 years of counseling experience. I have worked with clients with a wide variety of concerns such as depression, anxiety, family issues, decision-making, communication, and self-esteem/boundaries. I am experienced in many counseling techniques and strive to be open-minded, positive and helpful. I use a variety of counseling styles and theories to guide my approach, such as person-centered and solution-focused approach. I believe that is it vital to establish a trusting, ethical, therapeutic relationship with clients in order to best help them achieve their goals. Ultimately, my counseling style and approach really depends on the client and what best fits the situation. Whether you are seeking support in reaching your goals, or just need an impartial non-judgmental, listener, I would be happy to work with you!

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Kathryn (Kay) Stargill

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,CPCS
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
28 years of experience

Hello and welcome! My name is Kay Stargill and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia since 2004. Though trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, my humanistic background is the foundation for my belief that true healing occurs within relationships. Because I value the power of relationship, I want you to know that I have personally experienced hard things too. My own experiences with anxiety, loss and trauma all contribute to my caring, compassionate and personalized approach in therapy. I also believe that every behavior has a purpose and a payoff. If we can understand what drives the behavior, then we can begin work on strategies that will develop new skills to help you. My professional background includes many years in community mental health with lots of different people struggling with life challenges. Most recently, I have operated my own private practice and worked with our local school district to provide mental health support. I love helping people and believe in a practical and solution focused approach to work through the problems that led you to seek assistance. I believe that it takes courage to reach out for help, and I will honor the bravery that you have shown to take this step. We will work together to help you achieve insight, learn new skills and find strategies that will move you toward change and growth. As we get started, we will set goals that we can use to monitor your progress. You may also receive homework that is practical and designed to help you practice skills and implement desired changes. What I want you to know the most is that there is always hope. Whether you are overwhelmed with big emotions or just needing guidance in a specific area, I will meet you where you are and be committed to helping you work through it. I look forward to working with you.

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Holly Johns

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

I am so glad you are here! That is such a big step in this next part of your journey! To help get better acquainted, here is a bit about me. My name is Holly Johns, LPC in the State of GA. I graduated from Union College in Kentucky in 2012 with my Masters in Psychology. I have 18 years of behavioral health experience, which includes working with adolescents and adults in schools, community mental health, crisis intervention in the ER, and non-profit settings. I utilize different evidence-based therapeutic techniques to help you understand, express, and cope with your emotions and behaviors. I create a supportive, non-judgmental space for you to explore, grow, and develop the tools to move forward with confidence and resilience. My therapeutic approach is collaborative to help you achieve your treatment goals. I will incorporate a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, dialectical behavioral therapy, and, if needed, trauma informed care, to assist in helping you identify how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs may influence your behaviors, as well as discuss what specific challenges you are facing in an empathetic, non-judgmental approach. My goal is to help you gain a better understanding of yourself through self-exploration and healing. I hope you know how brave you truly are by taking the step towards therapy.

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Joseph Paglia

Offering therapy in GA
LGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
25 years of experience

I'm Joe. I believe you are valuable and deserve to be happy. My mom taught me and my brothers to never hate. My father said to us innumerable times "Listen." My parents' philosophies helped steer me into my life's work. I believe people seek counseling so they can be accepted, validated & heard. Me: 25 years counseling children/teens & adults. Specialties: Trauma -focused CBT- and DBT-based therapies; Crises Mgt..; Spirituality, Catholicism, LGBTQI; Sexuality;KINK, BDSM, alternative lifestyles; Sex & Adult ( Porn ) Entertainment Workers . Personal Passions: Dogs, Gaga, Baking, EDM, DragRace, Gym. I am licensed in Georgia with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Candace Griffith

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyCoping with life changesADHD
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with life changes, & concentration, memory and focus (ADHD). 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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Samantha Adams

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Egypt Musgrove

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hello and welcome! I'm Egypt, a licensed clinical social worker based in Georgia. It is my privilege to offer guidance and support to women navigating through various life transitions, as well as parents seeking assistance along their parenting journey. Parenting young adults can be a challenging phase, as both parents and their children navigate the transition from adolescence to adulthood. It's common for parents to have certain expectations for their children during this period, and when those expectations aren't met, it can lead to feelings of frustration and isolation. Similarly, supporting women going through life transitions like relationships endings, peri-menopause, and menopause is crucial. These are significant milestones that can bring about a range of physical, emotional and social changes. Many women may feel overwhelmed, confused or even isolated during these periods. I hope to provide empathy and practical strategies that can make a difference in their well being and navigate these transitions smoothly. My approach to therapy is rooted in empathy, collaboration and evidence-based practices. I strive to create a warm and non-judgmental therapeutic environment where you can feel heard, understood, and empowered to make positive changes in your life. I invite you to take the first step towards personal growth and well-being. If you're ready to embark on this journey together or have any questions, please reach out. I would be honored to support you during this transformative process.

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Aloha McGregor

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in GA with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Calvin Whitehead

Offering therapy in GA
AddictionsCareer difficultiesDepression
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia and Michigan with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, career difficulties, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Harlem

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Harlem 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 Harlem 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 Harlem 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 Harlem, 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 Harlem 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 Harlem 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 Harlem 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 Harlem 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 Harlem 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 30814 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 Harlem 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 Harlem 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 Harlem, 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.

Harlem 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

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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