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Andrina Jordan

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
17 years of experience

I am deeply passionate about the work that I do. My counseling style is an integrative holistic approach. It is my goal to encourage, empower and equip each individual with the necessary tools to make positive steps forward no matter how big or how small. We are all resilient individuals that have the capacity to change. It is my desire to see every individual grow and make healthy changes to reach their maximum potential and lead full healthy productive lives! I have been practicing in the mental health field for 15 years. I possess a P-12 School Guidance Counselor License in the state of Georgia, a LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) in the states of Georgia and Michigan, and a National Counselor Certification (NCC). My wealth of experience derives from working with several P-12 school districts, colleges, community mental health organizations, correctional facilities, and hospitals. I have also facilitated mental health workshops and seminars for major corporations such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Head Start, and Junior Achievement. Through my private practice, Q & A's Counseling Corner, I also provide EAP services. All of this while promoting and creating greater mental health awareness in the community through varies venues, conventions and expos. I look forward to assisting you in taking the time to ease your mind!

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Marie Turner

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA,LPC,ACS
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemCoaching
18 years of experience

Hello, My name is Marie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the States of DC - District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Michigan, New Jersey, and Oregon. I have over 18 years of counseling experience. I am a Christian; believing in JESUS Christ, Spiritually centered, and rooted in the Word of GOD. I currently provide mental health, EAP, grief, personal, social, career, and educational counseling. I am a GriefShare service provider. With over 25 years in the field of higher education, I also provide academic, career, personal, and social counseling for adults, teens, adolescence, and children. I provide counseling to individuals, family, and group. I have experience in relationship counseling, working to resolve issues, and family conflict. I look forward to working together with you to resolve and meet any of your counseling needs. Some of the therapeutic approaches used are person (client)-centered, cognitive behavioral, and motivational interviewing therapy. I am also a Counseling Supervisor, providing services to Limited Licensed Counselors; Students in an University/College Practicum and Internship setting as Site Supervisor to meet state and academic requirements. I have experience counseling through the State of Michigan on cases of neglect, abuse, reunification, foster care, and knowledge with the child welfare system. "Reunification and wholeness" are the key; when there's a healthier treatment plan goal in mind.

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Stacie Cook

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW,MSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. I believe in the power of a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. It is within this relationship that growth and change occur. I view my role in the therapeutic relationship as the coach. I am here to coach you through life's challenges and problems as well as celebrate along with you in your accomplishments and victories. I offer guidance and support in addition to knowledge, experience, skill and a listening ear. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities which include DBT, CBT, solution focused, and family systems. I am intensively trained in Dialectic Behavior Therapy. DBT combines cognitive-behavioral therapy with mindfulness and skills training to provide clients with skills to become better managers of their own lives. I also have a special interest in grief and trauma especially the impact of sudden loss on the individual and family unit. It is my belief that with client-centered treatment, clients can step into the arena of vulnerability where growth and positive change can occur. I will gladly meet you where you are on your own journey and walk the path with you.

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Rhana Henry

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

Hi- I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with over 10 years of experience helping people to close the gap from where they are right now and where they want to be in the future. I have worked with young adults and their families navigate anxiety, anger, depression, relationship and life transitions. I have also worked with youth and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD). My counseling style is understanding and warm. I believe in meeting people where they are to help them reach their goals. My area of specialty is combing traditional talk therapy with mindful practices. I offer a holistic, compassionate approach and utilize cognitive-behavioral approach, which includes focusing on the connection between our thoughts and behaviors, developing problem-solving and other necessary skills. It takes bravery to identify the need for help and to take the steps necessary to obtain that help. If you are ready to begin your journey, I am here to help you. I look forward to meeting you!

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Phyllis Sanders

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience

Hello, Thank you for viewing my profile. I would be honored to work with you! I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I am licensed in Georgia and have worked with individuals from various backgrounds with a variety of concerns. I have assisted individuals in addressing issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, women's issues, work challenges, stage of life issues and grief/loss (to name a few). My counseling approach is collaborative, compassionate , empathic and warm. I believe everyone should be heard from a non-judgmental perspective and treated with respect. I utilize strategies that include: cognitive behavioral, client-centered, solution-focused, psychodynamic and motivational interviewing counseling. We will work together to address your specific concerns and create a customized solution focused plan. I commend you for deciding to pursue counseling. It takes courage to decide to make positive life changes. I would love the opportunity to assist you in moving forward to create the the change you desire. I look forward to working with you!

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Erin Laffrey

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW,LISW-S
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionADHD
20 years of experience

Wherever you are in this moment, is OKAY. The fast pace of today's society can leave us feeling overwhelmed and depleted. Let's work together to identify your stressors and develop positive, mindful coping strategies to make life just a little more bearable. My focus is working with adults who are struggling with anxiety and depression. I will work with you to help identify your triggers and explore strategies to manage your symptoms of depression and anxiety. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in connection with mindfulness and holistic concepts to assist you in learning strategies to manage your thoughts, feelings and actions. I personally find that nature is a grounding source for me. I integrate holistic aspects into our work to help you find your source of strength and calm.

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Alexcia Massey

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,ED.S
Stress, Anxiety
3 years of experience

Hello! Nice to meet you. My name is Alexcia Massey. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia. I also hold a post master degree in School Counseling (EdS). I have worked with youth, children, and adolescents with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, coping with grief, parenting problems, anger management, trauma, and ADHD. My experience is varied and across different settings, as I have provided group therapy and individual therapy in school settings and private practice settings. With over 15 years experience in the counseling field, my therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical- behavior, solution-focused, mindfulness therapy, and many more. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. Together, let's bring clarity to the issues clouding your life. I look forward to working with you!

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Christina Deas

Offering therapy in GA
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Patrick Van Middelem

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementADHD
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia currently and also used to work in the state of Maryland with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & anger management. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (ADHD). 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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Sue Lassin

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
27 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping adults, children, adolescents and families with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

How to find counseling in Jacksonville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville, 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 31544 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville, 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.

Jacksonville 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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31544

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