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Dr. Margaret "Betsy" Vonk

Offering therapy in GA
License: MSW,PhD,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia with over 20 years of experience working as a counselor, and over 20 years teaching clinical social work to MSW students. I earned my MSW at Florida State University, and my PhD in Social Work at the University of Georgia. I have worked with people who have a wide variety of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, coping with life changes, retirement, aging, grief & loss, adoption, and family of origin issues. My counseling style is warm, nonjudgmental, and collaborative. I believe that everyone has strengths that can be identified within a respectful, supportive, and compassionate counseling relationship. I believe also that social-emotional skills can be learned and practiced within counseling, and then applied to real-life concerns. My early training was psychodynamic, but over the years I have relied more on the Strengths Perspective and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Existential Therapy also can be an important part of people’s work, particularly when life meaning is at issue. Our work will be personalized to meet your needs. Making the decision to start counseling is a courageous step and I would be honored to work with you. I wish you the best on your journey! Margaret E Vonk, Member Calls Creek Counseling LLC

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Sandra Johnson

Offering therapy in GA
License: M.Ed,LPC,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
22 years of experience

Hello! I'm Sandra Johnson, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 20 years of experience in the helping profession. I believe that nothing really happens by chance so whichever road that you traveled to get here is because you were already on a journey to wellness. I work daily to create an environment of holistic care that will hopefully assist you in finding your well place. Among issues that I am able to address, but not limited to, that can interfere with current functioning include anxiety, depression, anger, stress, abuse, neglect, grief/loss issues, poor parenting skills, relationship issues, and boundary issues. I approach counseling from a cognitive-behavioral perspective. Patterns of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that interfere with present functioning are examined. Various other perspectives and strategies are used based on the client’s individual issues and needs. Remember that wellness is an ongoing process. No matter where you are in that process it is always time for a wellness check. You may be in the prevention process or on your way to recovery as well as the hundred captions in between, but where ever you are in your process, I am here to help you assess, treat and continue the beautiful unfolding of your most well self. I look forward to meeting you and to working with you as you continue on your journey to wellness. See you soon!

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Jan Waring

Offering therapy in GA
License: Ed.S., LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issues
25 years of experience

Hello, My name is Jan and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been licensed for over 25 years. After my children were in school fulltime, I decided to get a job. I was I had a degree in teaching but felt that I wanted to teach special education. To do that I went back to school and got a masters in learning disabilities. I loved the job and loved the children but felt that I was missing some information. Many of the children that I taught also had emotional concerns. it was not uncommon for them to struggle in school for several years before they were diagnosed. That often left them with a very low sense of themselves. I wanted to help. I went back to school and got a masters degree in counseling. I loved it so much that I stayed and also got a specialists degree in counseling. All of that led me to leaving teaching and taking a job as a school counselor. I was so fortunate to stay in the school system. In addition to that job, I saw some private clients over the years. Once I retired from the school system , I built my private practice. It has been a few years since I have seen clients but find that I really miss it. This is a perfect solution. I am pretty easy to get to know. Spending time with someone and helping them find ways to be more comfortable in their lives is such a great adventure. showing people strengths that they didn't even know they had is so satisfying for everyone. If I am your counselor or not, I wish you well on your journey!

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Kascey Ifill

Offering therapy in GA
License: M.Ed,MAC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger management
15 years of experience

Kascey Ifill is a Georgia Licensed Professional counselor and Master Addiction Counselor. Additionally she is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She began her career with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology; beginning her Career as a Counselor in the Prison System. This experience was followed by a Master of Education Degree in Counseling Psychology. Kascey has been a therapist, for the past 20 years in various settings. Kascey has extensive work with facilitating individual counseling as well as addictions counseling in both groups and individually. Kascey has extensive work with individuals with Trauma, History of Abuse, Addiction, Anger Management , Anxiety and Worry. Kascey mainly uses CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness techniques to assist with anxiety, worry, and depression. Kascey also provides services for individuals who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships and/ or working toward a more healthy, trusting and loving relationship with a significant other or family member.

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Sharal Ozim

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, acute & chronic illnesses, and coping with grief & loss. 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.

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Justin Blake

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefCareer difficultiesDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia and Florida with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & career difficulties. 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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Juni Verser

Offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience

Hi! I am licensed in Georgia with 5 years of clinical work experience. I have extensive experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. Part of my approach is taking the time to really get to know you and build a space where you can share openly and honestly. It’s a big step to say “Hey, everything is NOT okay right now and I need some help.” Let’s work through it together. You are seen and understood for the whole of who you are. Welcome.

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Bethany Dollar

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
22 years of experience

I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is licensed in the state of Georgia with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients for many years of all ages with a realm of mental health issues and diagnoses. Some of the issues I focus on within my many years of practice are stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am extremely open minded regarding your own beliefs, background, and what contributes you to you believing you are a wonderful human being. I will always be here to reinforce your strengths, overcome your fears, and I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you through the therapeutic process.

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Dr. Annamarie Cochrane

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
26 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia and North Carolina with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting 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.

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Dr. Frederick Brockington

Offering therapy in GA
LGBTRelationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & intimacy related issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Louisville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville, 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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 30434 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville, 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.

Louisville 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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