La Grange is named after the estate of the wife of Revolutionary War hero, Marquis de La Fayette. Marquis said he wanted to name it after her estate because it reminded him of her. Those kinds of sweet gestures are often done in happy marriages across the globe. But, some marriages are not as happy as others. 

In fact, a large percentage of marriages end in divorce and experts claim that many of them could have been saved by marriage counseling. La Grange has a great deal of marriage and relationship counselors who are available to help you with your troubles. Contact one of our professional mental health experts today to get the help that may save your relationship. 

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David Routly

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
18 years of experience

I am an experienced and empathetic counselor, specializing in issues related to addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, relationship issues and the stressors and strains of life transitions. I have spent my career helping a wide variety of clients to overcome barriers to making changes in their lives and to achieve their recovery goals. I would love to work with you and find out how I can help!

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Bettina Sellers

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
8 years of experience

Greetings, my name is Bettina J. Sellers. I have a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia, and I have been in private practice since 2018. Although my civilian counseling career began in 2015, my counseling experience began as a Non-commissioned Officer in the Air Force during my 20-year career. I am trained and specialize in Trauma-Informed Counseling. I work with individuals suffering from various traumas to include, but not limited to child abuse, domestic violence, psychological abuse, and sexual assault. I have unconditional positive regard for my clients, and I meet them where they are, as I give them helpful tools to navigate life’s changes and challenges. I use an integrated theoretical approach to Psychotherapy, utilizing evidence-based treatment modalities such as the person-centered approach emphasizing the importance of the therapist/client relationship, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness Therapy. I help my clients gain the necessary insight, to make positive changes that can lead to a more fulfilling life. I have experience with adolescents, adults, children, couples, and families. I have extensive multicultural competency training, as well as experience with military families and Veterans. Specialties Anxiety, Stress Bipolar Disorder Depression Intimacy-related issues PTSD Relationship issues Trauma I also have experience in ADHD, Compassion fatigue, Family conflicts, Parenting challenges, Premarital Counseling, Self-esteem, Suicidal Ideation, and the LGBT community. Years of Experience: 5

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Mary Cole

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

Mary works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Mary believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully. My practice hours are Tuesday and Thursday; 10:00 am - 6 pm; Fridays 10:00 am-5 pm. Please remember that BetterHelp (or sister site!) is not appropriate if you are in crisis or in immediate need of support. In crisis situations, please call 911 or local emergency services. You can also call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to someone right away!” I look forward to working with you!

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Talia Auslin

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,M.Ed,NCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemCoachingADHD
8 years of experience

Hey! I'm Talia Auslin and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta, Georgia. A little bit more about me; I am a School Counselor at a K-12 school and have over 8 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have my Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Substance Abuse as well as my Masters in Professional Counseling from the University of Georgia. Most of my counseling expertise includes working with individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, family/relationship issues, life transitions, and self-esteem. In addition to my counseling profession, I am also very passionate about social justice and LGBTQ+ rights, and I myself identify within the community. In times where you might be feeling alone, helpless or hopeless, it is vital to have a safe-space to be able to share your thoughts, feelings, and emotions with someone that is willing to help, support, and validate your current reality – and if that is what you’re looking for, then I am your person. When working with you, my goal is to meet your individual needs by using a non-judgmental, person-centered, multicultural, and holistic approach. I primarily use evidence-based techniques including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Counseling, and Mindfulness. I consider myself to be a very open-minded, progressive, supportive, and empathetic individual that wants to genuinely understand you. Through our collaborative partnership, I’m here to help you each step of the way to becoming you again, or re-discovering who you want to be in this world. It’s an ongoing journey for all of us, but through the right support, the process is worth it. You got this! In this with you, Talia Auslin, LPC, M.Ed, NCC

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Dr. Lisa Schulz

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,NCC,ACS
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
14 years of experience

Hello! I believe we each have the potential to live the quality of life we want for ourselves and those we cherish. It has become my life's work and joy to support others in creating that best life. However you define happiness and fulfillment is what I want for you. I believe you are the power of the human spirit and trust you to know what you need. Seeking help is difficult and knowing that the counselor you connect with will not judge you or shame you helps you take those first steps toward the life you dream of. It is my job to help create a safe space for you to explore yourself in ways that support making positive and affirming life decisions. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 14 years experience working with adolescents and adults; I am currently licensed in Georgia and in Oregon. My own life journey has been one of facing truth and healing emotionally and spiritually. Mine is a life-long journey and by supporting others, I find my life's purpose and meaning. I have learned that being in relationships that are based on trust and acceptance allows the freedom to explore and heal. I can offer you a professional relationship intended to support your personal empowerment through genuine regard and non-judgment. Many times over the course of our lives, we encounter stressful and complicated circumstances. Have you ever wondered if you are truly happy? Have you thought that if you were different, others would love you? Have you felt insecure, depressed, and anxious about who you are and the life decisions you've made? Well, I believe we all have, and these thoughts and feelings are not abnormal or bad, rather they are normal and typical of people struggling with self-worth and personal dignity. Know that you do not need to face your life's obstacles alone. Spending time in therapy can offer you the space and skills to feel confident and capable as the person you are. My hope is to help create the conditions whereby you feel empowered, resilient, self-compassionate, valuable, and lovable. Together we can decide what therapeutic goals you have and how best we can achieve them together. If you choose to invite me into your life, I will honor who you are and who you chose to be.

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Kimberly Merritt

Offering therapy in GA
License: Ed.S,LPC
Self esteem
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with over 10 years of experience. I have a Bachelors Degree in Sociology; Masters Degree in Community Counseling; Specialist Degree in Education I have background in following areas: Mental Health, School Counseling (career), Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, Family Counseling I can help bring personal awareness to individuals by presenting a warm environment where comfort is expected. I have experience with working with individuals in the following areas: relational issues, career choices (high school level), ADHD, emotional and social anxieties, parental issues, etc. Respect and Compassion are my presenting strengths and Cognitive Behavioral and Person Centered Therapy are my approaches. Common client/therapist dialogue is the way I would like to meet the needs of individuals. To realize help is needed and to seek that needed help speaks volume of your willingness to make a change. It is now my time to assist you with making the changes you desire for your life.

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Acea Starks

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
9 years of experience

I am a non-traditional therapist with a holistic approach to mental health. I am licensed in Georgia with more than 9 years of experience working with diverse populations. I would like to provide some information about myself. I am a little 'out there.' I have piercings, tattoos, and purple hair. I am a bit of a goth even now that I am looking at 50. I came to mental health services a little later than some. I was an English major when I first went to college out of high school. That did not work out very well. I love writing and the English language is beautiful so occasionally I use obscure words or references. If I ever say something that is not understood just tell me and I will rephrase. My second attempt at higher learning was when I was in the nursing program. I knew I wanted to make a difference and ease suffering but to be honest, I do not like to watch people die. I have and can, but I did not want to do it all the time. I was in my 30s when I started my program. I did an associate degree in psychology, a bachelor's degree in psychology and then a master's degree in mental health counseling all in one go. It was very stressful as I was also working at the time. I have worked a lot of jobs I did not like and have had some very interesting experiences. I have worked at Wal-Mart (twice) and did a stint as a grave digger (with a shovel). I have many hobbies and interests. My approach is eclectic because there are no one size fits all treatments. I am very open but believe in setting goals and having accountability. My role is to provide clients with tools to navigate their unique issues and concerns.

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Duane Williams

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting issues, & anger management. 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!

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La Tonya Klish-Polk

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I hold a license in Georgia and Nevada with 10 years of professional expertise. My background includes assisting clients dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, women's issues, grief, loss, self-esteem, confidence, and life transitions. My approach emphasizes respect, sensitivity, and compassion for everyone. I customize our dialogue and treatment strategies to align with your individual needs. Embarking on a journey toward a more fulfilling and joyful life requires courage, and I am dedicated to providing the support and empowerment you need to take those initial steps.

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Joseph Mungai

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Iowa with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

How to find counseling in La Grange

Finding the best therapist close by in La Grange 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 La Grange. 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 La Grange, 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 La Grange 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 La Grange 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 La Grange, elsewhere in Troup, 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 La Grange area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed La Grange 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 La Grange 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 La Grange 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 La Grange, 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 La Grange 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 La Grange 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 La Grange 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 La Grange 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 La Grange 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 30240 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 La Grange 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 La Grange 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 La Grange, 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.

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

30240, 30241

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