The first store was built on Main Street in Locust Grove in 1870 and it also had three cotton gins and several warehouses. They were a major cotton distribution center as well as an agricultural provider. In 1893, the town was incorporated as an official city and was named for the Locust trees that surrounded the area.

In addition, the Locust Grove area has some excellent medical care, which includes mental health care. If you or someone you care about is having issues with mental or emotional health or have any questions or concerns, you can contact one of the counselors or therapists in the Locust Grove area for an appointment.

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Jamie Haynes

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Greetings!! I am grateful to be sharing this moment with you! My name is Jamie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor from Georgia with over 12 years of experience working with adolescents and adults. I have experience in the mental health field and have worked in a variety of settings including in-home therapy, community mental health, long distance counseling, inpatient hospital based therapeutic services, group therapy, collegiate counseling services and some school visits. I have experience working with a broad range of clinical issues including anxiety and depression, trauma recovery, anger management, self- esteem, major life changes and family/relationship issues. I know that it takes a lot of courage to make the step in reaching out for help so I want you to know that my goal is to work hand in hand with you to achieve your goals and build the necessary skills to help navigate through life. My approach to counseling is warm and inviting and I will offer support as we navigate through difficult topics. I am a firm believer that we already possess the tools inside to change our life but that sometimes we just need a little assistance tapping into them. That is where I come into play! It is no accident or coincidence that you are here today and we are connected. My clinical hours are typically 9-5 Mon-Thurs. I look forward to the possibility of working with you as you take the next step towards achieving your goals! 

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Charlotte Ramberg

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC,PMH-C
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor in Georgia and certified perinatal mental health professional. I have a passion for working with mothers and their families, as well as those going through life transitions. I help people who are trying to become pregnant, experiencing infertility, pregnant, had a loss of pregnancy, dealing with difficult birth or postpartum adjustment, trying to adopt, going through surrogacy and/or IVF, and those who identify as women/LGBTQ+ and struggle with anxiety or depression. I have previous experience working with children, adolescents, and adults involving many concerns surrounding trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, grief, family issues, spirituality, and sexuality. When it comes to your mental health and overall well-being, it’s important to have a knowledgeable professional you can turn to. I'm here to walk with you through life’s complex and difficult matters. My goal is to meet you where you are as a person and focus on what you want to accomplish. I work with you to set and reach attainable goals. I look forward to working with you!

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Ciara Green

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I admire your bravery, as I know that it takes a lot of courage to seek support and explore some of the challenges that you are experiencing in your life right now. I also know that it can feel overwhelming to even think about facing some of life difficulties, but rest assured that you don’t have to do it alone. I want you to know that you deserve to heal and overcome the barriers that are causing disruption in your life. My name is Ciara Green and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. I have over 10 years of experience working with diverse populations, to include individuals struggling with various issues such anger management, anxiety, boundary setting, chronic stress, coparenting challenges, depression, relationship issues, substance abuse, trauma, and unwanted coping behaviors. I also have experience working with adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I provide a warm, validating, supportive, non-judgmental, and trauma sensitive environment, along with providing psychoeducation that will assist with decreasing symptoms, gaining insight, and choosing intentional behaviors. I utilize EMDR, person centered, CBT, and solution focused approaches. I look forward to becoming your partner on your journey to heal!

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Grace Knox

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 8 years of professional work experience in mental health settings engaging diverse client populations to include incarcerated juveniles, battered women, veterans, and adults with dual diagnosis. Working in the mental health field gives me the opportunity to make a difference in society. 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.

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David Jacobson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with over 25 years of professional work experience. The consumers I work with have an open and safe environment. Thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking this first step to sign up for therapy probably induced some anxiety. It may have taken at least some courage to do so. You should be proud of yourself for getting started.

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Hillery Ferdinand

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,BC-TMH,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello my name is Hillery Ferdinand. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Board Certified TMH clinician who enjoys working with individuals and families to develop healthy skills to cope with a variety of issues and life stressors. My style is warm, accepting and interactive. Some of my specialties include anxiety/depression, PTSD, military veterans and families. I use an eclectic array of therapeutic skills including CBT and Trauma Focused CBT. My goal is to help you embrace and own your strengths as well as safely navigate through challenges. I believe in the power of a healthy therapeutic relationship. I look forward to being your therapist and walking with you on this journey.

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Calvin Whitehead

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
AddictionsCareer difficultiesDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Georgia and Michigan with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, career difficulties, & 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.

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Jessica Brothers

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteem
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & parenting issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Charlene Mahan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Are you having a difficult time and need someone to talk to who will provide positive constructive feedback? Regardless of your feelings or concerns, I am here to help you achieve the clarity you need to continue moving forward to achieve your goals. Your therapeutic journey is yours to define. Let me help you by providing an objective and nonjudgmental environment where you will feel encouraged and free to share your burdens. I am a licensed mental health counselor with twelve years of experience assisting others in realizing their potential and implementing effective changes to improve their lives. I believe we all have the power to achieve our goals to elevate our lives to the next level. A little effort daily will help to produce great achievements in your life. I became a counselor because I love and enjoy empowering and supporting others on their journey to achieve success. I am a firm believer that repeating the same behavior will bring about the same results. Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Solution Focus therapy are the two prominent approaches that I utilize to promote healing and change. Ask yourself if you are ready to implement effective changes? You have already taken the first step towards being whole again. Let’s work on the next step together.

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Jessica Smith

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Family conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Colorado, Georgia and South Carolina with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and 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. 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Locust Grove

Finding the best therapist close by in Locust Grove 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 in Locust Grove that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Locust Grove. 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 Locust Grove, 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 in the Locust Grove region and in the state of Georgia. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Locust Grove or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Locust Grove area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Locust Grove 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 Locust Grove, elsewhere in Henry, or in the greater state of Georgia.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Locust Grove area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Locust Grove 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 Locust Grove 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 Locust Grove 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Locust Grove online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Locust Grove, 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 Locust Grove psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Locust Grove 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 Locust Grove helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Locust Grove 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Locust Grove 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 in Locust Grove?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Locust Grove 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.

Locust Grove therapists 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 Locust Grove 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 Locust Grove 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in GA, therapists 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 30248 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Locust Grove counselor?

Before seeing your Locust Grove 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Locust Grove.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Locust Grove 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 with a Locust Grove counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Locust Grove, 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.

Locust Grove 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service 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.

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