When exploring therapy options in Marietta, GA, individuals may seek guidance on how to navigate life's challenges effectively. Therapy cost can be a factor, but the investment often leads to substantial personal growth and a more fulfilling life. Pre-marital counseling is one service available that can help couples prepare for marriage, addressing unhealthy relationships and setting the foundation for lasting partnerships.

Therapy can also offer valuable insights and tools for those who feel overwhelmed or find life to feel extremely stressful. By participating in various therapeutic activities, individuals may develop skills that surpass their usual stress outlets. A holistic approach to therapy typically incorporates multiple aspects of a person’s life, facilitating self-discovery and enabling significant positive change.

In Marietta, the journey toward a healthier, more rewarding life often includes understanding and working through so many unknowns that can cloud one’s ability to see potential paths to a more fulfilling life. Therapists here are equipped with the expertise and compassion needed to assist their clients in this transformative process.

Please see the therapist profiles below for more information on the different therapists available online.

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Katie Fields

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! My Name is Katelyn Fields. (I go by Katie). I am licensed as a professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia and I have an M.Ed. in professional counseling. I have 9 years of counseling experience. I have worked with clients with a wide variety of concerns such as depression, anxiety, family issues, decision-making, communication, and self-esteem/boundaries. I am experienced in many counseling techniques and strive to be open-minded, positive and helpful. I use a variety of counseling styles and theories to guide my approach, such as person-centered and solution-focused approach. I believe that is it vital to establish a trusting, ethical, therapeutic relationship with clients in order to best help them achieve their goals. Ultimately, my counseling style and approach really depends on the client and what best fits the situation. Whether you are seeking support in reaching your goals, or just need an impartial non-judgmental, listener, I would be happy to work with you!

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Zach Holzman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Life has many different roads, avenues, and detours, but the way you find your destination is up to you. Therefore, my goal is to empower my clients to map out effective responses to their environment and situations to promote successful outcomes. I’ve worked in group homes, school settings, office settings, and community settings with children, adolescents, and adults. I understand that overcoming mental health issues is a collaboration and not a one-sided interaction. My extensive work with clients is comprised of managing anxiety disorders, depression disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and numerous other personality and mood disorders. My therapeutic techniques include person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, strength-based therapy, and reality therapy. I believe that everyone’s emotional, mental, and physical health matters. As an eclectic therapist, striking a balance between working with evidence-based theories and individual preferences is supremely important. I’m available for individual and family sessions and I want to help you find what makes you feel inner peace and your purpose in life.

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Sandra Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed,LPC,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Shan Croft

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi my name is Shan Croft, and I am a licensed therapist in Georgia with 8 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a multitude of presenting issues such as depression, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, career challenges, and other life challenges. My therapy style is collaborative, direct, supportive, and solution focused. My goal is to help clients connect and re-frame the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that could be acting as barriers to a satisfactory life. I believe in showing all individuals respect, sensitivity, and empathy. My therapy approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, motivational interviewing, and narrative therapy. I will customize our dialogue to meet your specific therapeutic needs. If and when you are ready to take the next step towards promoting your healing. I am here to support and encourage you on that journey. I look forward to working with you! **Note to Clients: Sessions are either 30 minutes long or 45 minutes. I have session times blocked off for 45 minutes on my calendar however, if you do not need the entire 45 minutes for a session then it is perfectly okay. I am flexible to accommodate to if you need a shorter session.

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Sherry Graves

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
AddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello I'm Sherry Graves- LCSW, CADC11, I believe my personal experiences has contributed to my own healing journey and that's what makes me a Survivor. So I'm looking forward to connecting with individuals who are also ready to jump into their healing journey and start living beyond their scars. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor. I earned my master's degree from Long Island University in New York City, in 2006. I've worked in the field of mental health and substance abuse the past 20 years in a variety of settings to name a few, the NYC Dept. for the Aging Elderly Crime Victims Resource Center; at Residential Substance Abuse Programs, Drug Court, Grady Assertive Community Team (Act Team), & hospitals. I've worked with interdisciplinary teams including, the Dept. of Family & Children Services (DFACS), Mobile Crisis, Psychiatrists, Doctors, the courts, Law Enforcement to meet the needs of the clientele we serve. I work with adolescents, young adults and the elderly. I specialize in Self- Esteem & Empowerment, Trauma, Codependency, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Substance Abuse & Women's Issues. My counseling approaches include, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Spirituality Counseling, Person-Centered Therapy. If you are looking for a warm, safe, nurturing environment to share your deepest feelings look no further. My Ministry & calling is all about helping individuals in need of healing & recovery from brokenness, to finding beauty & purpose in the scars.

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Andjie Cherichel

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Washington D.C. and Georgia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with navigating different systems, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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!

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Shelly Allen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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. Annamarie Cochrane

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
26 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Tyisha Scott

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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. 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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Kimberly Balkcom

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Miami, Florida with over 10 years of experience working with people experiencing complex trauma, attachment issues, addiction, depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. I've also worked with individuals experiencing separation and loss, and parenting problems. Within the therapeutic relationship, we will work to develop goals to support your individual needs and move towards change. Through self-reflection, therapy can develop your capacity to be more self-aware, challenge negative thoughts and build towards a more safe and healthy life functioning. I believe that prioritizing one's mental health is an investment in self, it is an active step towards your healing journey. I look forward to working with you.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Marietta

Finding the best therapist close by in Marietta 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 Marietta 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 Marietta. 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 Marietta, 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 Marietta 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 Marietta 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 Marietta area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Marietta 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 Marietta, elsewhere in Cobb, 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 Marietta 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 Marietta 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 Marietta 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 Marietta 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 Marietta online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Marietta, 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 Marietta 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 Marietta 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 Marietta 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 Marietta 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 Marietta 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 Marietta?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Marietta 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.

Marietta 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 Marietta 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 Marietta 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 30008 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 Marietta counselor?

Before seeing your Marietta 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 Marietta.

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 Marietta 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 Marietta 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 Marietta, 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.

Marietta 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.

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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Marietta:

30006, 30007, 30008, 30060, 30061, 30062, 30063, 30064, 30065, 30067, 30069, 30090

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