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Tamecia Hill

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteem
16 years of experience

Hello, my name is Tamecia Hill and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. I have been in the field for over 13 years. During my career, I have been fortunate to have worked in a variety of settings that ranged from both in-patient and outpatient settings, community mental health with a community service board as well as with the Accountability court of Fulton county. I am dedicated to providing support while you do the necessary work to be successful in this process while you achieve your desired outcome. The environment is supportive and nonjudgmental. I specialize in women issues, conflict resolution, anger management, relapse prevention, and clinical supervision for licensure. I am a strength-based counselor and I utilize CBT, mindfulness and solution focused therapy to assist in the facilitation of the change process. I believe that the therapeutic relationship works best when there is honesty and collaboration. I look forward to helping you navigate life’s transitions.

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Jamesia Mathis

Offering therapy in GA
License: M.S.,LPC
Trauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Jamesia Mathis. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. I earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University and hold a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology from Reinhardt University. I have over 7 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have experience with individual and group counseling from various settings such as crisis stabilization, partial-hospitalization, intensive-outpatient, and outpatient for both adolescents and adults. While in these settings, I have become well versed in addiction and substance abuse, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma/abuse, relationship issues, grief self-harm and suicidal ideations. I believe that one’s thoughts and feelings play a fundamental role in behaviors and that building awareness of negative thinking patterns and maladaptive behaviors can be utilized to initiate a process of change. I work in partnership with you to explore your current and past experiences to help you to identify the root cause of your struggle and explore ways to help you to gain more peace and happiness in your life via conquering your struggle. As such, therapy with me will involve helping you to know that although technically a noun, therapy requires action; it requires a readiness and willingness to address that which pains you. Therapy is no easy feat. I know that it is not easy to open up to someone about your deepest pains and secrets; some of whom you may have never admitted to yourself. We will move at a pace that is most comfortable for you. I thank you for choosing me to help you navigate this often turbulent journey to mental health wellness.

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David Robertson

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Hello! First, let me congratulate you for making the first step in getting therapy. My name is David and I would love to help you on that journey. I am originally from NYC, but now reside in the great state of Georgia. I have a Masters in Social Work from Stony Brook University. I have over 6 years experience providing therapy to a wide range of clients. I am a person centered counselor with a warm and compassionate style. I believe in treating others with respect and dignity. I will meet you where you are and help you to move along at your own pace, while we work together to accomplish your goals. I work with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, loneliness, or those who just don't feel like themselves. I have worked with veterans, geriatrics, prisoners and many others who are ready to make positive and lasting changes to their lives. If you are ready to transform your life and are looking for someone to assist you, LET'S GET STARTED!!

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Willie Whited

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
31 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (in the State of Georgia) with a master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling. I have worked in Mental Health in various Clinical areas since 1980, accumulating 30 + years of experience. I have worked with individuals experiencing Serious Mental Illnesses, life-disrupting personality disorders, and people facing challenges with co-occurring conditions (Mental Health and Substance Use). My work with co-occurring disorders awarded me recognition by the NAACP and the privilege of completing certification with the Morehouse School of Medicine, Community Health Leadership Program, Satcher Health Leadership Institute (along with other demonstrations of helping others) Although most of my experience has been with Adult Individuals, I have ten years of work with Children and Adolescents in the Community and designated Facilities. My therapeutic style is on the needs of motivations of each person. My approach is eclectic, tailored towards the identified concerns of everyone with a selection of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also use other technics consistent with Best Practices. The courage to identify distractions and the need for change can be brutal for many who do not realize the merits of identifying challenges providing opportunities for personal growth. I strive to assist individuals in their Journey towards self-fulfillment. I look forward to assisting you in your Journey.

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Ange Williams

Offering therapy in GA
License: MSW
GriefParenting issuesSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
21 years of experience

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.

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Danielle Veader

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, children, and families. I have worked with clients on a wide range of issues. I started my career working in child welfare where I worked along side parents to help them become the best versions of themselves as individuals and as parents. I am experienced in working with parents and teens and helping each person improve those familial relationships. For over a decade, I have had the honor of working in medical settings with individuals coping with and adjusting to a new chronic and/or terminal disease diagnosis and with their families as they grapple with their new normal. I have facilitated grief support groups for those that have lost a loved one. Processing grief is very important and looks different for everyone. I enjoy partnering with clients in finding their way back to joy and purpose after a loss. I use an integrated approach to therapy and try to meet each client where they are. I utilize evidenced based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), but ultimately work with the individual to construct a treatment plan that serves their needs best. It is a huge step to seek out therapy. I look forward to meeting you and helping you become the healthiest version of yourself. Please note that, at this time, I am only accepting clients that can be seen between the hours of 9:00am and 3pm EST. My afternoon/evening slots are currently full.

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Laura Khan

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW,LISW-CP,MSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Starting or re-starting therapy can sometimes feel overwhelming – it takes courage to look at how you’re feeling or what you’re going through and decide to reach out to a therapist who can walk with you through challenging emotions, relationship dynamics, life changes, and personal goals. Maybe you’re not quite sure where to start, but you know you would like to explore what you’re feeling, your identity, or ways to continue to grow. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, I seek to create a safe, respectful space to embrace this vulnerable work. I believe our identities are shaped by our thoughts, feelings, relationships, trauma (from acute to generational), and systemic factors that impact our wellbeing. We carry the weight of our past and messages we receive in the words and actions of others every day. I will be a therapist who helps you examine your experiences, thoughts, and feelings in the context of relationships and society to understand yourself as you are and as you want to become. It is normal when doing this inner work to feel sadness, shame, or fear. Together, we can identify diverse coping skills rooted in cognitive, behavioral, dialectical, and emotion-focused therapies as we encounter these emotions. My goal as your therapist is to be present for you, to help you feel seen, heard, and recognize your inherent dignity and self-worth. My clinical areas of specialty are depression, anxiety, healing from trauma, burnout, identity development, chronic illness, and communication skills. My therapy style is warm, empathetic, client-centered, and trauma informed. My approach as a therapist echoes Robert Frost when he said, “The best way out is always through.” In my spare time, I enjoy listening to true crime podcasts and a wide range of music, watercolor, crochet, reading, the outdoors, and learning to cook new recipes. It is a privilege to connect with you and start this meaningful work.

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Tangela Morris

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,CPCS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
11 years of experience

I am a well trained and experienced Licensed Professional counselor. I have been providing therapy services for over 10 years. I absolutely love the therapeutic process which allows me to guide my clients through processing some of life’s toughest challenges. My background includes trauma recovery treatment, addressing and overcoming life’s most difficult situations, and finding alternative solutions to life’s problems. I use an array of modalities and evidence based treatment methods. My clients and I develop treatment goals together and set weekly areas of focus to gradually meet the goals. I like to give homework in order for my clients to fully see the process all the way through. I enjoy the transformation period for my clients. I am patient, very understanding, and an empathic listener. My expertise helps to provide supportive feedback and structure toward meeting the treatment goals set. I am also good at providing community resource support when needed. I am also flexible and able to accommodate most schedules for appointments. For more information about me and my services, please access my website at www.irepresentlife.com My motto is: Leave your past in the dust, let it be the footprints to your future.

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Shayne Foreman

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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. 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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Amy Gorton

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

My name is Amy Gorton and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 16 years of experience. My specialty area is primarily focused around women's issues and women's health but I also work with clients with a wide range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, family issues, school/career challenges, life changes as well as grief and loss, OCD and ADD/ADHD. My treatment style is warm, interactive and compassionate. I believe in earning respect through giving respect. My treatment approach combines Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic and Family Systems Theories. I will tailor the therapeutic sessions to meet your unique and specific needs and goals. It takes courage to ask for help and to accept help so if you are ready to take that step, I look forward to meeting you.

How to find counseling in Lavonia

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lavonia 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 Lavonia 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 Lavonia 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 Lavonia, 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 Lavonia 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 Lavonia 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 Lavonia 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 Lavonia 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 Lavonia 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 30553 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 Lavonia 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 Lavonia 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 Lavonia, 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.

Lavonia 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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