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Dr. Ariel Harrison

Offering therapy in GA
License: PhD,LSC,LPC
Self esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hi! My name is Dr. Harrison, and I am a licensed professional counselor in Georgia. I also have over 12 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, stress, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines Adlerian and Solution-Focused counseling. I believe that you have the tools to address your own challenges, and we will work together to help you figure out the best ways to help those tools benefit you! I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Tammy Person

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
14 years of experience

Hello! Let me express to you how courageous you are to want to seek support and I hope that I can help you to find what you want in life. Here is some information about me: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with over 14 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients from various backgrounds over the course of my career. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns ranging from anxiety, depression, family issues, marital issues, OCD, ADHD, Autism, PTSD, and those who have experienced different types of abuse. My style of counseling is based in helping others to develop the skills, abilities, and knowledge to make positive changes in life. I provide a place where thoughts and feelings can be expressed freely and openly to create an atmosphere of trust. I aim to assist individuals to gain insight, strategies, and tools to be successful. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral with supportive techniques to help individuals build lasting change and meet identified goals. Taking the step to seek counseling can be scary and intimidating. I can offer an atmosphere where you will feel both validated and understood. I will commit to the experience and give all that I can to make sure that you reach your goals. If you want to be both supported and challenged, you will have selected the right counselor with me. Rest assured that I will be committed to working with you!

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Danielle Veader

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, children, and families. I have worked with clients on a wide range of issues. I started my career working in child welfare where I worked along side parents to help them become the best versions of themselves as individuals and as parents. I am experienced in working with parents and teens and helping each person improve those familial relationships. For over a decade, I have had the honor of working in medical settings with individuals coping with and adjusting to a new chronic and/or terminal disease diagnosis and with their families as they grapple with their new normal. I have facilitated grief support groups for those that have lost a loved one. Processing grief is very important and looks different for everyone. I enjoy partnering with clients in finding their way back to joy and purpose after a loss. I use an integrated approach to therapy and try to meet each client where they are. I utilize evidenced based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), but ultimately work with the individual to construct a treatment plan that serves their needs best. It is a huge step to seek out therapy. I look forward to meeting you and helping you become the healthiest version of yourself. Please note that, at this time, I am only accepting clients that can be seen between the hours of 9:00am and 3pm EST. My afternoon/evening slots are currently full.

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Dr. Anthony Thomalla

Offering therapy in GA
License: Ph.D, ,LP
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesDepressionCoaching
28 years of experience

My name is Alan Thomalla, I am a licensed psychologist in multiple states. I graduated from the University of Illinois with my doctorate in counseling psychology. I enjoy working with individuals, families, groups, and organizations to find real solutions to life's challenges for practical healthy living.

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Kimberli Patrick

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesCoping with life changesADHD
31 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 31 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My therapeutic approach is client centered. I believe in adapting to the style that is best for the client. I am known for being personable and having a calming affect on people. I work with client and/or their family to assist with achieving their personal goals and feeling like they can manage life on life terms. I work to provide a comfortable and inviting atmosphere to accomplish these goals. My career includes working inpatient substance treatment for adolescents, community mental health, school-based counseling, in home therapy and private practice working with children and their families providing individual and/or family therapy. I also has experience working with groups with substance abuse and mental health issues. I have worked with a variety of issues in many different settings. 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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Dr. Shannon Butts

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia and Texas with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Freddie Wilson

Offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, intimacy related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Amisha McMillan

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteem
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & anger management. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Dr. Traci Brown

Offering therapy in GA
License: LMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoaching
10 years of experience

Dr. Traci Brown is an I/O Psychologist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Traci believes that life is complicated and messy, often navigating the waters of stress and trauma leaves us stuck. She is passionate about helping others move past life’s experiences. She loves helping her clients find balance and peace within. She enjoys working with adults, couples, and families who desire to change and strengthen their relationships. Traci believes that everyone is worthy of sharing their story in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. She feels privileged to be a part of someone's journey. She helps clients make sense of their past, stay present, and set goals for the future. As an LMFT, she looks at the big picture and pays attention to the system surrounding her clients and its impact on the situation at hand. Traci received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. She received her Doctorate in I/O Psychology from Grand Canyon University. She has over nine years of clinical experience with couples and families. She holds a clinical license in Illinois, Texas, and Georgia.

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Makoto Ikegami

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

I am licensed to work in Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas, with 15 years of professional experience. I am bilingual in English and American Sign Language and also deaf. I will need your phone number to use my ASL interpreter if you prefer a phone session. This will help me translate my ASL into spoken English and your English into ASL. I specialize in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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 and empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Hartwell

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hartwell 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 Hartwell 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 Hartwell 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 Hartwell, 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 Hartwell 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 Hartwell 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 Hartwell 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 Hartwell 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 Hartwell 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 30643 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 Hartwell 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 Hartwell 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 Hartwell, 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.

Hartwell 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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