Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 12

Pronouns – she/her I think every therapist has a story about how they got into therapy. Mine is a lot like many others. After having my youngest child prematurely, I had my first kidney transplant about 8 months later. I fell into a deep depression that made it difficult for me to do anything. A therapist helped me find my way back to the light. When it became clear that because of my transplant, my dream of being a medical doctor was not going to happen, I had to find another way to give back – and landed in counseling. My mission as a therapist is to help in...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 12

I am Tanya Davis, Licensed Professional Counselor. I earned a Master’s of Science degree in Professional Counseling (Clinical Counseling). I have been providing therapy in various settings for over 10 years to individuals, couples and families. I’ve worked specifically in substance treatment facilities, with veterans and with college students. Throughout my career, I’ve conducted dozens of workshops and on self-esteem, mental toughness, LGBTQIA+ education and career development. What I know about therapy? Therapy can be hard because it should move you out of y...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 36

I have a Ph.D in Psychology,and I am currently licensed as a Professional Counselor in Georgia,and also certified as a National Certified Counselor. I have my Private Practice,and have had Contracts with various agencies. I have 30+ years of experience in the field of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, with clients of all ages ( mostly adolescents and adults ). My experience consists of office management, providing consultations, supervising interns, assessing and treating a variety of mental health and dual diagnoses. For example, depressive disorders, anxiety...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 35

I hold a Doctorate Degree in Counseling Studies and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in South Carolina and Georgia. I am a member of the National Association for Mental Health Counselors and the American Counselors Association. For the past thirty years, my experience in the counseling field includes individual and group counseling. I address concerns such as anxiety, depression, anger management, and stress management. My primary therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavior Therapy which looks at an individual’s beliefs and behaviors. I uti...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of experience: 25

I have been an elementary teacher (12 years), and a therapist for over 25 years. During this time, I have gained a vast knowledge in working with families and individuals. It is important to understand that we are all products of a particular family system and the influence that family has/had on our lives. Helping clients to make sense of their purpose in life and finding the optimum way to go about living, is paramount to me! I am certified in TF-CBT therapy, which is helping those who have experienced sexual, physical, and emotional trauma to move past ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coaching, ADHD
Years of experience: 3

My name is Sharee Light, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PhD) with specialty training in clinical neuropsychology. Therefore, I am trained in the emotional and cognitive manifestations of various brain states. I firmly believe in our ability to change our brains by changing our minds! I help clients deal with a variety of issues, ranging from clinical depression and/or anxiety to the emotional and cognitive aftermath of traumatic brain injury (TBI), dementia, and other psychiatric and neurological disorders. I offer cognitive remediation/rehabilitati...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of experience: 16

“Change the person in the mirror, and your world will change!” Hello! My name is Donya and my goal is to inspire hope; and assist clients to heal and change and be the best version of themselves. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I earned my Master’s in Clinical Counseling/Marriage and Family from University of Northern Colorado in May 2010. I have over fifteen years of experience in working with mental health, personal crisis, and relationships. I have worked with adolescents, adults, and groups of all a...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 23

I am currently a Child Welfare Program Specialist. I have a Master of Social Work degree and a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. I am also licensed as a clinical social worker. For the past twenty-three years, I have worked with some of the following issues: anxiety, depression, relational issues with couples, abuse issues with children and adults, sleeping disorders, anger management issues, work-life issues, and family conflict. Through my many years of training, I utilized cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, trauma-informed ther...

Specialties: Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 21

I am a bilingual licensed clinical social worker with a Masters’ in Social Work with a focus in mental health. I have 21 years of experience working with veteran, geriatric, adolescence, patients with mental illness and, drug / alcohol abuse. Additionally, I am fluent in French Creole and English. If you are a referral through EAP I apologize in advance, due to a contractual agreement to avoid conflict of interest, I am unable to see clients who are referred through EAP. Thank you in advance for your consideration concerning this matter.

Specialties: Anger management
Years of experience: 20

I am a cognitive-existential-therapist in the state of Georgia. I have over 20 years of experience as a therapist and life coach. I have worked with clients from various backgrounds and experiences. These are a few OCD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting concerns, physical trauma, emotional abuse, and career concerns. My therapy role is warm and inviting. I treat everyone with respect , sensitivity, and compassion. It takes courage and commitment to pursue a happy and healthy life. I usually start with cogn itive-existential and then int...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 15

I am licensed in Georgia with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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!

Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 13

I am a licensed professional counselor in Georgia and Alabama and have been working as a therapist for over 13 years. Currently, I am only seeing female clients in order to align with my specialty area of counseling. My experience is broad in that I have worked with clients of all ages with a variety of issues and diagnoses, especially with those with trauma, recovering from addictions, coping with anxiety and depression, and moving through life changes such as grief and relationship/family changes. Over the years, I have developed a specialty in both addictions a...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 12

I am licensed in Georgia with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 3

I am licensed in Georgia with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more satisfying life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 5

I am licensed in Georgia with 5 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. 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 Ila

Finding the best therapist close by in Ila can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Ila 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 Ila. 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 Ila, 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, these professionals 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 Ila 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 Ila counselors 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 Ila area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Ila
  • DBT in Ila
  • Substance use therapy in Ila
  • Couples therapy in Ila

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Ila, 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 Ila, elsewhere in Madison, 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 Ila area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Ila 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 Ila 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 in Ila: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Ila: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Ila: $100
  • Therapy in Ila: $80

While many psychologists in Ila may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Ila and elsewhere throughout the state of Georgia you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Ila, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Ila above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Ila 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Ila 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 Ila 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 Ila therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Ila counselor 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 almost one million people in Ila, GA, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 30530 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 in Ila can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Ila 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Ila 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 Ila, 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.

Ila has many professionals 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. In Ila, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Ila.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Ila:

30530, 30633, 30647