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Tonya Jordan

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoaching
6 years of experience

I have been a licensed professional counselor and professional life coach in Georgia with over 8 years of experience . I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, communication challenges, career challenges, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and adjustment and life functioning for people with disabilities . I have lots of information and resources around these areas. I have also helped people who have experienced grief and loss, family trauma such as abuse, recovering from significant other relationships that were emotionally abusive, life transitions such as graduating from college and moving into the"real world" to begin "adulting", becoming new parents, or significant other stressors including break ups and divorce. One of my specialty areas in the area of career is helping people to eliminate self doubt so they can overcome plateaus in terms of creating a more fulfilling career and/ or business and hitting some of those goals that have eluded them. Sometimes people are stuck and desire help to move out of that space and reach for goals that feel scary but would make all the difference to their career growth. This is what we do here. The focus would be topics such as discovering your purpose, giving yourself permission to go after your goals and finding out what the source of the self doubt is so you can move forward and stop sabotaging yourself, creating an executable plan, and more. If this career specialty area sounds like what you need, let me know and I can work with you on getting past your stuck point by helping you boost your self confidence. My style is warm and empathetic and I use a cognitive behavioral approach, which means that I will help you to get insight how you think about things so you can take actions that improve your mental and emotional well being. I will tailor our sessions to meet your unique and specific needs, giving you tools that work for you! It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you! I am looking forward to meeting you and working with you!

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Christie Wakefield

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
4 years of experience

I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in Georgia. I graduated from Mercer University School of Medicine with a Masters in Marriage and Family therapy. I have experience working with children, couples and families, especially as it relates to addiction, trauma and family relationship dynamics. I have worked as a Program therapist for community mental health programs, where I worked with addiction and mental health diagnoses that range from depression and anxiety to personality disorders. In addition to my clinical experience, I also teach trauma recovery groups and LGBTQ+ support groups. My expertise is in the area of depression, addiction, anxiety and trauma as well as gender and sexuality and relationship difficulties. I am EMDR trained and Gottman couples counseling level one and two certified. My approach is to meet each person where they are regarding their readiness to make changes in their life. I treat everyone I work with with compassion and the respect that they deserve. I provide a judgement free and safe space for you to feel free to be who you are while you share. It takes courage to take those first steps in seeking a more fulfilling and happier life and even more to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take those steps I am here to support and help you on that journey.

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Hunter Mitchel

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteem
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Alabama and Georgia with over 3 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, fertility problems, career challenges, and anger management. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. 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, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. 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. I look forward to working with you!

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Holly Johns

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

I am so glad you are here! That is such a big step in this next part of your journey! To help get better acquainted, here is a bit about me. My name is Holly Johns, LPC in the State of GA. I graduated from Union College in Kentucky in 2012 with my Masters in Psychology. I have 18 years of behavioral health experience, which includes working with adolescents and adults in schools, community mental health, crisis intervention in the ER, and non-profit settings. I utilize different evidence-based therapeutic techniques to help you understand, express, and cope with your emotions and behaviors. I create a supportive, non-judgmental space for you to explore, grow, and develop the tools to move forward with confidence and resilience. My therapeutic approach is collaborative to help you achieve your treatment goals. I will incorporate a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, dialectical behavioral therapy, and, if needed, trauma informed care, to assist in helping you identify how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs may influence your behaviors, as well as discuss what specific challenges you are facing in an empathetic, non-judgmental approach. My goal is to help you gain a better understanding of yourself through self-exploration and healing. I hope you know how brave you truly are by taking the step towards therapy.

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Andrea Russo

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida and Georgia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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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Rachel Ross

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

Hi! I'm Rachel- a New Orleans native currently located in Atlanta, Georgia. I am a licensed clinical social worker in both Georgia and Louisiana with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, coping with grief & loss and major life transitions. I work from a client-centered, empowerment and acceptance-based approach utilizing elements of CBT to restructure thoughts and feelings. 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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Valerie Cleveland

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

I am licensed in Georgia with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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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Tamika Summers

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoaching
14 years of experience

I am a highly skilled and compassionate therapist with 14 years of experience in providing individual and family therapy. My expertise lies in guiding individuals and families through various life challenges, empowering them to achieve mental and emotional well-being. Driven by a deep passion for helping others, I have made a positive impact on the lives of countless individuals and families, fostering healing, growth, and resilience.

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Grachelle Sherburne

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoaching
18 years of experience

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I empower individuals to experience emotional and mental health renewal, through gaining inner strength to overcome difficult situations and lead a rewarding life. I have 18 years of mental health and professional experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, improved self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My treatment approach specializations include: Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Solution Focused Therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Talmadge Gray

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia and Louisiana with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Lake City

Finding the best therapist close by in Lake City 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 Lake City. 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 Lake City, 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 Lake City 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 Lake City 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 Lake City, elsewhere in Clayton, 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 Lake City area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lake City 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 Lake City 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 Lake City 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 Lake City, 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 Lake City 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 Lake City 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 Lake City 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 Lake City 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 Lake City 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 30260 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 Lake City 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 Lake City 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 Lake City, 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.

Lake City 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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