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Karen Bryans

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Hello, and thank you for taking a few minutes to learn more about me and my therapeutic approach to counseling. My name is Karen and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in the state of Georgia. I have worked in the mental health field for over 10 years and as a therapist for the past five. During this time I treated adults, adolescents, and children both in individual and small group settings on a variety of issues such anxiety, depression, stress management, anger management, grief and loss, and coping with life changes. I understand how challenging life can be and that sometimes it feels as though you are alone with no one to talk to or share your problems with. Talking about those problems is very cathartic and often times people find that just opening-up and talking about it makes them feel so much better! As a therapist, I put a lot of emphasis on establishing a trusting and comfortable connection with my clients. I understand that it can be difficult for some people to open-up and share their personal thoughts and struggles with other people. That is why my therapeutic approach is warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental as we begin processing your thoughts and feelings and identifying root causes of your problems. We will work together to establish therapeutic goals that you would like to accomplish during the counseling process. If you are tired of living your life feeling anxious, unhappy, and unfulfilled, let’s talk. Even if your friends and family are tired of listening to you and you just need someone to vent to about an issue, that is okay too. I will meet me you wherever you are emotionally and we will start from there! Don’t let fear or uncertainty stop you from living the happy and fulfilled life that you deserve!

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Amanda Lovin

Offering therapy in GA
License: M.A., LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesADHD
9 years of experience

I am an adolescent and adult counselor licensed in Georgia with over 6 years of experience working as a trauma and addictions therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, complex trauma, process addictions, and substance abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe you have what you need inside to heal; it's my role to provide you with the tools and comfort to withstand finding it. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, solution-focused, and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our session and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. When you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to seeing you!

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Mary Jackson

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefIntimacy-related issues
4 years of experience

I am a clinical mental health counselor that has worked with most adult issues to include anxiety, depression, trauma, victimization and other personal issues that get in the way of living a contented life. I have 4 + years’ experience. I also specialize in working with mandated clients to include criminal and sex offenders. I say the word contented life because happiness is always fleeting. It is a moment in time that happens now and again in our short lives. Most of us live in a world of fear that stops us from being who we really need to become and to evolve as we live. The only constant in this world is change and we have to learn to roll with it. Fear is a natural instinct. It is meant for us not to get eaten by an animal or physically get harmed. It spills over into our modern lives in the forms of what we value in how other’s view us or how we view ourselves. This can come from many places as we grow into adults and also in any trauma we have experienced. Life is both good and bad at times. When we get stuck in our fears or our anger, we stop evolving. I work using integrated therapy tailored to the person and with the person’s permission, work within the bounds of comfort with the therapy. Humor is not off the table here. Did you ever notice when you are laughing hard that you are present in that moment because you are too busy laughing to think about anything else. I strive to work with clients and not for them. Therapy is a process that includes both the therapist as a guide and sounding board and the client who is invested to get better. I have an existentialist philosophy overall. We are born, things happen (good and bad) we either learn from it or get stuck in it. When our short life ends, what matters is what we learned and what did we teach. I am very real and blunt. I have a strength that I model in order to help a client build strength to handle the constant changes.

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Kenneth Brown

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
13 years of experience

My name is Kenneth Brown and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 10 years of experience providing therapy. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia Southern University and Master’s Degree from Argosy University. I obtained my State Licensure in 2013. I also have a Certification in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have worked with clients in a variety of settings and a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, relationship issues, anger management, and conflict resolution. I have also worked with adults who were battling abuse/trauma. I have a relaxed, yet interactive counseling style. My approach is a blend of Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Client-Centered Therapy. We will work together to build an evolutionary treatment plan that suits your needs. I believe that respect and the therapeutic alliance between counselor and client, is the foundation of growth and prosperity. I congratulate in advance because it takes a lot of courage and determination to take steps toward change. When you are ready to start your journey, I will be here ready to provide support and encouragement. I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU!!!

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Dr. Michelle Stangline

Offering therapy in GA
License: Ed.D.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
25 years of experience

Hello! My name is Dr. Michelle Stangline. My doctorate degree is in Counseling Psychology. I have been counseling adults at all stages of life, teenagers, and children since 2004. In 2004 I worked as a mental health counselor at a psychiatric mental health facility for four years in Atlanta, Georgia. Here, I worked with adults of all ages struggling with mental health and addiction. For the past 24 years I have worked with adults, college students, high school students, middle school students, and elementary students as a school counselor and as an adjunct professor at Mercer University for graduate students in Clinical Counseling. I have also worked as an Equine Therapist, Grief Therapist, Play Therapist, Sand Tray Therapist, Beyond Art Therapy Therapist, E.M.D.R., Hypnotherapy, and Trauma. Please note that I only treat adults at this time. My training in therapy is extensive and I believe in an eclectic approach to therapy (No one therapy works alone). I believe that it is my job to find a therapies that fits my individual client's needs. I have been trained in all the Traditional Therapies and many other therapies. These include (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Freudian Therapy, and Existential Therapy. Other therapies I am trained in include Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Grief Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Art Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Creative Therapy, E.M.D.R. Therapy, Tapas Accupressure Trauma Therapy, and Garden Therapy. I am also a Trauma Specialist and Grief Specialist for adults, teens, and children. I enjoy working with and helping people with Anxiety, Anger Management, Addictions, Depression, A.D.D. / A.D.H.D., Addictions, Grief, Relationship Issues, Parenting Issues, Behavior Issues, Emotional Abuse Issues, Trauma, and Careers. The approach I take in therapy is truly a creative one. If you would like to see some samples please check out my website at I have written over 12 eBooks on counseling techniques on counseling and mental health issues. Six of these eBooks are geared for therapist so that they can learn creative techniques for their clients. I do not believe in doing "Just Talk Therapy" with clients. I take a creative approach that will take you to a deeper place and help create more meaning in therapy. If you are interested in therapy that will allow you to truly learn about yourself, help you reach your fullest potential, live your best life, and be your happiest self please contact me. Together we will begin the journey into therapy. I will be here to support you all the way. I know how hard it is to make that first step. I have been there myself and have seen how powerful great therapy can be! But first you have to show up for therapy. It's not going to always be easy and fun, but I can promise you that if you are ready for therapy, and do the work involved, you will never regret your decision to start therapy. I tell my clients that they need to come to our therapy sessions with an open mind. It's okay to be open, yet skeptical with what we will be doing and I will be there to keep you safe. I only ask that you bring your trust to the therapy sessions and give it a try. Every technique I use with my clients is one that I have used on myself. The creative therapies are very powerful in the healing process, but you must be ready to try. I encourage you to really think about your being ready to change your life? Please note I am not the therapist for everyone. I only work part time and have to limit myself to 20 clients on my caseload. I cannot accept clients from certain time zones such as Australia and Asia due to the conflict of my time zone which is EST. Also, I am only accepting adult clients at this time. I look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you live to the fullest potential in life. Are you are ready to put the time and energy into something that will change your life if you allow it to? If so, then I am the counselor for you! Sincerely, Dr. Michelle Stangline, Licensed Professional Counselor Important; Please note my hours can only accommodate you if you are willing to have a therapy session that will fit into the EST from (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F). Please check your time zone and see if your need for a session would fit into my time zone hours.

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Dr. Tosha Ellis

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am a licensed clinician in Georgia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment planning to meet your person centered 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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Ken Crumpton

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I have experience in working with teens, and adults facing challenges related to Depression, Schizophrenia, Anxiety, PTSD, Grief, Stress, and Adjustment.

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Robert Glick

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
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, coping with addictions, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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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Marie Papini

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 16 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! My licensure only allows me to see clients in certain states - please take a look at this website to ensure the state where you live is covered (dark blue). I look forward to hearing from you!

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Keith Lisenbee

Offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
27 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, intimacy related issues, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Lincolnton

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lincolnton 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 Lincolnton 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 Lincolnton 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 Lincolnton, 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 Lincolnton 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 Lincolnton 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 Lincolnton 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 Lincolnton 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 Lincolnton 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 30817 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 Lincolnton 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 Lincolnton 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 Lincolnton, 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.

Lincolnton 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

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.

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