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Dr. Vanessa Bowen

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
14 years of experience

I have been providing counseling in various settings for over 20 years, with 12 years as a licensed professional. I am a counselor who provides services in the state of GA and Utah. I hold a Doctorate of Theology in Christian Counseling and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have worked closely with Veterans, people suffering from adjustment disorder, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, couples, empty nesters and other persons who are experiencing loss or grief or relationship problems. My style of counseling includes cognitive behavioral therapy; helping you to improve your mental clarity by thinking and developing coping mechanisms to overcome the issues that are concerning to you. My approach utilizes motivational interviewing. I want to point out the incongruence in what you say versus what you do; so we can begin to realign your thoughts with your actions and behaviors. Help in whatever area you are struggling with is just an email, click, text or phone call away. What are you waiting for; lets help you become your best self.

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Sylvia Franklin

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,CRC,DDP
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and Developmental Disabilities Professional who has worked in the counseling and social services field for 20+ years. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Spelman College in 1997. I earned the distinction of graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling & Psychological Services from Clark Atlanta University in 2003. While at Clark Atlanta University, I served as President of the Honor Society. I have extensive experience providing a variety of counseling services such as doing individual and group sessions with families and children, career counseling, high school transitional rehabilitation counseling for with students with learning disabilities and I have provided counseling services through the Superior Court programs and detention centers In 2005, I served as a Disaster Mental Health specialist first responder immediately following Hurricane Katrina, where I travelled to Louisiana to provide mental health and guidance for those in need of crisis stabilization. My approach as a counselor, I like to work with people terms of the parts of the self. We are made up of several different elements that makes you who you are. Together, we identify the areas that you want to improve and go from there. I also approach treatment from a “How did I get here perspective?” We will take a look at all of the people places and things that led up to where you are now, figure out what your priorities are then create a plan. With your permission, I like to impart a bit of spirituality, not religion, as motivation. Spirituality is all of the things that feeds mind body and soul. It can be the things that give you a sense of purpose. (All of those approaches have big fancy names but we will talk about that later ????). I like to impart humor into my sessions. I am a firm believer that laughter and humor is therapeutic for the soul. Lastly, I like to think of myself as a people person. I enjoy helping people to reaching their fullest potential and finding inner peace. It brings me joy to help others become their “best self”. If you are looking for someone who is trustworthy, non-judgmental and a safe space to process things, then you have come to the right place.

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Tavonda Hudson

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

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

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Suzie Amacker

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

When individuals are experiencing challenges and confusion in their lives they often seek counseling with a trained professional. Most end up feeling that they wish they had looked for help sooner. It is become something that people are now proud to say “my therapist”. It means that you want to better understand yourself and your situation and that you are not afraid to ask for help. I have been told that I put clients at ease with my way of accepting all situations as life challenges. I have worked with individuals, parents, children and couples for over 20 years as a teacher, therapist and personal coach. I have a wealth of experience to bring to my work and I love helping people find solutions and insight into their lives. I’m confident that together we can work to equip you with the tools to face and overcome your challenges. Whether you are struggling with life transitions, retirement, aging, anxiety, or relationship issues, it is important that you know you don’t have to be alone in this journey. As a therapist I value: -the healing power of the therapeutic relationship -a safe and encouraging atmosphere -respect for the individual If you are ready to work toward what you really want, I’m ready when you are! Suzie Amacker, LPC, NCC Associations: Licensed Professional Counselor of Georgia Positive Discipline certification Certified Daring Way and Rising Strong Certified Hypnotherapist Certified Mindfulness facilitator

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Darcell Rasmussen

Offering therapy in GA
License: MSW,LCSW,MAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Client-focused, committed, detailed oriented, experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15 + years of experience servicing diverse populations, with a variety of cultural, educational and socio-economic backgrounds; With 20+ years’ as a clinician, program administrator, clinical supervisor, public service personnel and counselor educator. Specialty areas include psychiatric, chemical dependency and other addictions, acute care, geriatric-long term care, and include case management skills to provide optimum care. LCSW in Illinois and Georgia, with a national Masters Certification in Addictions and Drug Counseling. I pride myself in delivering authentic and compassionate therapy service to those in need.

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Dr. Brenda Kemp

Offering therapy in GA
License: PhD,MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefIntimacy-related issues
16 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and a National Board-Certified Counselor (NCC). I have over 10 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist helping clients with a wide range of concerns and challenges. My experience includes working with relationship issues, depression and anxiety, parenting issues, trauma related emotional issues, and career related challenges. My years of experience also includes working with individuals that are military connected. The foundation of my counseling philosophy is rooted in meeting people where they are and helping them to identify and use their inner strengths on their healing journey. My counseling style is supportive, engaging, and authentic. My approach combines psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, brief-solution focused, and expressive arts. It takes courage to make lifestyle changes and to trust someone with your inner thoughts and emotions. When you are ready, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you.

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Maurvet Minto

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

I am a graduate of Bellevue University with a master’s degree in Clinical Counseling and a veteran who served in the United States Army. I have over 17 years of experience helping people mitigate life’s challenges. I understand pain trauma, hardship, broken homes, and broken relationships. I use a diverse approach based on each client’s individual needs. We will work through your issues until we find a resolve. Overall, I possess working knowledge of family systems and their impact on mental health within the family. My treatment approach includes Existential Therapy, Client-Centered, Trauma-focused, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, mindfulness, person-centered as well as utilizing techniques from Dialectical Behavior Therapy. My goal is to enhance the mental wellness of people who are experiencing varying levels of difficulties due to life situations or mental health concerns. I assist you in working through life’s challenges by equipping you with relevant skills to cope with unpleasant experiences, develop inner strength, build self-worth, and improve self-esteem, understand you and your mental health. Some areas of focus include, mood disorders, relationship issues, depression, life transitions, anxiety, self-care…

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Dr. Gerald Falls

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
45 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida, Georgia & Alabama with 45 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with addictions, life & relationship issues, along with trauma and abuse. I work with a wide range of adults (over 18 y/o), with individual, group, couples, & family therapy. I have worked with LBQT+, HIV+, veterans, EAP, special needs, faith communities & other specific groups. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Angelica Kendrick

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. 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 & 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.

How to find counseling in Hoboken

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hoboken 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 Hoboken 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 Hoboken 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 Hoboken, 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 Hoboken 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 Hoboken 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 Hoboken 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 Hoboken 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 Hoboken 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 31542 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 Hoboken 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 Hoboken 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 Hoboken, 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.

Hoboken 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.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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