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Allison Wallace

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW, MFT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

Greetings! My name is Allison and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the state of Georgia and a Licensed Independent Social Worker for the state of Ohio. I have obtained a bachelors degree in Social Work from Johnson C. Smith University, a masters degree in social work from Georgia State University and a masters degree in family therapy from Mercer University. I have over 6 years of clinical experience in providing trauma-informed therapy to individuals, couples, and families with a variety of psychiatric, relational, and situational needs and concerns which include grief and loss, issues with depression and anxiety, bipolar disorder, and trauma. I also have experience working with individuals and couples who are a part of the LGBTQ community. My therapeutic style consists of meeting and approaching people where they are in their varying situations. I have an open-minded, non-judgmental approach to therapy in which I work to view issues and concerns from a non-pathologizing standpoint. I mainly center around systemic and strengthening based therapies that are drawn from Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapies. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, exercising, traveling, watching "reality television", and spending time with friends and family. Life changes and transitions happen to all of us. Sometimes, we need someone to talk with to help better understand, process, and cope with things that are beyond our control. It is my hope that as you move through these changes and experiences, you will consider working with someone who is devoted to understanding what makes you uniquely YOU.

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Gary Greene

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

As a Therapist I completed my Master degree in Marriage and Family Counseling in 2001, at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I have been providing Community Based Counseling since 1986, and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2005. I am also a Doctoral candidate in Pastoral Counseling ABD (all but dissertation). I have provided counseling to people of all ages and issues in a wide variety of treatment facilities to include my community as well as hospital inpatient and outpatient settings. I have training in families and couples, parenting issues, self-esteem, grief and loss, psychological trauma, depressive mood disorders, ADHD, and anxiety disorders. My two greatest interests are the trauma that comes from a loss in our lives and helping couples work through a crisis in their relationship. The approaches I generally use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems models and Person Centered which fits my personality of truly caring for the good of my clients. My counseling will reflect my values, and at the same time honor your beliefs and goals.

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Dr. Bosco Lorio

Offering therapy in GA
License: Psy.D.,LPC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
16 years of experience

I am a counselor licensed in Georgia as an LPC and Florida as an LMHC while also pursing licensure to become a licensed psychologist. I have worked in mental health since 2006 both in hospital and outpatient clinic settings. Most of my experience has been focused with, both, the veteran population and LGBTQ+ community addressing various issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, as well as issues related to sexual identity and orientation. Trauma-focused treatment and LGBTQ+ studies are areas that I've specialized in. My counseling approach is providing supportive and understanding. I firmly believe that for change to occur there must be respect, compassion, dignity, and receiving feedback to meet individuals where the client is. I attempt to remove stigma and labels associated with mental health. My main therapeutic approach is behavioral-cognitive and solution-focused however open to adapting and modifying with other therapies including motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. To seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the needed steps towards this positive change it takes courage. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. Important to note that I work on this platform part-time while working full-time at a hospital. As such offer evening hours during the week and more availability on weekends. I look forward to working with you!

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Sandra Wooten

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

Hello! My name is Sandra and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. I received my Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education in Counseling from Georgia Southern University. In my eight years as a counselor, I have worked with diverse populations to include military members and spouses and people with multicultural backgrounds. I find that I can best serve my clients by working from different therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), client centered therapy, and mindfulness to name a few. As a counselor, my role is to support and empower my clients with empathy and concern but without judgement while developing a strong therapeutic alliance. None of us makes it through life alone. I would be honored to be a part of your journey as we work together to help you build the future you envision for yourself.

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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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Constance Haralson

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyGriefCareer difficultiesDepressionCoaching
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with 9 years of professional work experience in behavioral health. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, grief and loss, career difficulties, self-esteem, boundaries, attachment, and goal obtainment. I tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My specialties are: • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Depression • Exercise Therapy and Motivation (we actually workout together on a treadmill, walking outside, or Peloton virtually) during session. When scheduling please let me know this is for exercise therapy. Exercise is a powerful tool for increasing emotional and physical wellbeing and is an effective evidence-based treatment for many mental health conditions. • Infertility Grief and Loss • Career Transition and Change I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a chan0ge. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Dr. Tiffany Way

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

Hi there, I'm Dr. Tiffany Way. With over 18 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker, I've dedicated my life to guiding individuals towards healing and empowerment through psychotherapy. My passion lies in helping people navigate life's challenges with resilience and grace. Specializing in trauma services, I offer a safe and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. Whether you're facing mood disorders, substance abuse, trauma, depression, or anxiety, I'm here to provide compassionate support and evidence-based interventions tailored to your unique needs. I believe in the power of therapy to transform lives. Together, we'll work towards unlocking your inner strength and uncovering the tools you need to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. Take the first step towards healing today. I'm here to walk alongside you on your journey towards greater well-being.

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Daveny Vinson

Offering therapy in GA
AddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Crystal Moran

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
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, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Jessica Wiggs

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issues
6 years of experience

I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, trauma, and abuse. Prior to this position, I oversaw daily operations at an inpatient psychiatric facility, in addition to supervising clinical staff. In addition to therapy, I have a work history that ranges from completing psychiatric assessments and drug evaluations to supporting survivors as a victim advocate within a District Attorney’s office. My areas of interest include trauma, resilience, success, and how to be the you you’ve always wanted to be. Personal growth and independence along with autonomy are huge factors I take into consideration when working with clients. 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. 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. Safe Space Ally

How to find counseling in Leesburg

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Leesburg 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 Leesburg 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 Leesburg 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 Leesburg, 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 Leesburg 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 Leesburg 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 Leesburg 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 Leesburg 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 Leesburg 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 31763 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 Leesburg 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 Leesburg 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 Leesburg, 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.

Leesburg 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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