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Mary Keller

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,Ed.S,MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteem
10 years of experience

Hi ! I am Mary (Liz) Keller and elated that you have come to our site. I am an LPC with national licenses issued by the states of South Carolina and Georgia. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Human Services from Clayton State University and a Master of Art Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I have practiced twelve plus years, and varied counseling experiences. My professional scope is inclusive of private practice, community, churches, courts, death row, detention centers, and schools (e.g... public, private, charter). Although a former educator and conference speaker, as a psychotherapist/change agent, I have been most effective and believe my life purpose is to help individuals through difficult periods by re-establishing life possibilities, realizing destiny, and improving well-being and overall life satisfaction. While my overall style and approach is Integrative/Holistic, to address the needs of the whole person—mind, body and spirit, I utilize various modalities and techniques (e.g., , Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Grief, Family Systems, Person-Centered, Gottman Couples and Interpersonal Therapies, Motivational Interviewing, Spiritual Counseling, Life Coaching, Behavioral Modification, etc.). Specialty Areas : Couples (Pre-marital & Marriage) Family Dynamics Divorcees/Singles Life Changes Grief (i.e. death, divorce, employment, betrayal, other losses) Anger Management Women Issues Adolescent Behaviors Court-ordered Attendees

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Dr. Sharee Light

Offering therapy in GA
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoachingADHD
3 years of experience

My name is Sharee Light, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PhD) with specialty training in clinical neuropsychology. Therefore, I am trained in the emotional and cognitive manifestations of various brain states. I firmly believe in our ability to change our brains by changing our minds! I help clients deal with a variety of issues, ranging from clinical depression and/or anxiety to the emotional and cognitive aftermath of traumatic brain injury (TBI), dementia, and other psychiatric and neurological disorders. I offer cognitive remediation/rehabilitation therapies as a means to address cognitive symptoms, and often this allows a person to then address emotional symptoms that often can be more nagging and difficult to treat. I am also very interested in generally improving clients’ quality of life. As the mental health field as a whole is increasingly realizing that mental health is more than just the absence of negative emotions, but also entails the discernable presence of positive emotions, I am dedicated to helping clients find joy in their life, however challenging or difficult. Thus, I often incorporate behavioral therapies such as behavioral activation, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and positive psychology techniques to enrich the experience of everyday happiness. Specialties: Adult ADHD Anhedonia Apathy Anxiety Cognitive Rehabilitation Depression Adults with Learning Disorders

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Brandy Mohn

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Georgia specializing in complex trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. With a background in education, peer support, advocacy, research, and eastern philosophy, I build my practice as a therapist on the fundamental belief that connection and balance underpin our search for meaning and harmony. I became a social worker to empower people and I see the therapeutic process as a mutually beneficial process in which I have the privilege to witness growth and transformation. My approach integrates expressive arts, cognitive-behavioral, existential-humanistic, mindfulness-based, and interpersonal therapeutic approaches. I strive to create a safe space that is free of judgement for you to express yourself, explore your path, and move toward your goals. I look forward to joining you!

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Dr. Andrea Burgio-Murphy

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
21 years of experience

I am a clinical psychologist, licensed in Georgia, with 21 years of professional work experience. I believe that within a strong, collaborative relationship, problem-focused therapeutic goals can be reached in a timely manner. I see adolescents and young adults with a variety of presenting problems, including: anxiety, depression, stress and coping, inattention and distractibility, motivation and self-esteem, relational difficulties, life changes, and the complicated interaction between managing a chronic medical condition and maintaining psychological well being. I am a proponent of researched based, yet psychodynamically informed, psychotherapy. This means that we may explore the past a bit, in order to discover what is blocking the ability to acquire or integrate newly learned coping skills here and now. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to provide the tools and the support, and to empower you to reach your goals. *Please note that my current availability to new clients is on Tuesday and Thursday mornings/early afternoons*

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Maria Coughenour

Offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I also have experience working with depression. 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. 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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Christine Penguino

Offering therapy in GA
LGBTParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Atlanta, Georgia with more than seven years of professional experience in working with clients that have included everything from play therapy with young children to grief counseling with grandparents. My most recent focus has been working with families in the LGTBQIA+ community as they process a variety of issues. My personal philosophy is to find humor in everything and live passionately. A little more about me? I’m a big nerd who loves sci fi and fantasy like Aasimov’s Foundation series (I have big opinion’s about Apple’s adaption). I go to regional Burning Man events and make art from thrift store Barbies. I love to garden, but am pretty terrible at it. I generally despise most holidays but enjoy being silly and posting memes about them. I like board games and puzzles and go to conventions. When I need to meditate and be calm I watch my tank of guppies and ghost shrimp. Back to therapy! If you’re looking for something specific; I am kink and BDSM lifestyle friendly, as well as supportive of those in ethically non-monogamous relationships such as polyamory. I also have experience dealing with intra cultural shifts such as transitioning out of conservative religious backgrounds and processing the changes in belief and subculture. I work well with folks who are working on self esteem and body positivity. I have a lot of experience working with non neurotypical folks with autism spectrum and adhd diagnoses. I also work well with issues of anxiety and depression. My approach to therapy is client goal directive, believing that you usually know where you want to go. I believe in pushing gently at the edge of my client’s comfort zone; therapy shouldn’t be painful, but it should help you move forward. To that end, I often help my clients design their own “homework” to try outside of sessions to see and measure their own progress. Didn’t do your homework? That tells us you weren’t ready, or that something was blocking you, or you weren’t motivated… therapy doesn’t have grades, just learning! If you’re still reading, I hope you’re ready to start our therapy journey together.

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Jasmine Terry

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

Hello! I'm Jasmine, A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Social Work degree from Georgia State University. Over the years, I've had experience working with many populations from children to older adults in many settings including in the community for mobile crisis intervention, inpatient hospitals, partial hospitalization programs, and outpatient care. With a compassionate and empathetic approach, I work with individuals to build a strong foundation to become their best form of self. My practice is person-centered and strengths based focusing on the individual as a whole. I believe everyone has the right to feel heard and supported. I incorporate mindfulness, self compassion tools, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills into sessions to assist clients in managing unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors and address difficult emotions. I enjoy working with teens and adults who are looking to make changes in their lives and better navigate interpersonal relationships. *Please note I am only able to see clients who are physically in the state of Georgia.

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Tiffany Johnson

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 3 years of clinical work experience and 9 years of total professional social work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, 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. 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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Christina Moffitt

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

“You spend most of your life inside your head, make it a nice place to be.” - unknown My Therapeutic Perspective My primary therapeutic approach is rooted in a person-centered approach. I also utilize different therapeutic perspectives such as attachment theory, cognitive therapies, and dialectical behavior therapy. I believe every person is unique so I individualize therapy to meet each person’s specific needs. I believe that everyone is the expert of their own lives and everyone within themselves has the capabilities of reaching their full potential. Through a collaborative therapeutic experience, my purpose is to create a safe space where you can express the fullness of who you are without judgment, be a guide on your healing journey, and provide you with the necessary tools to reach your full potential. I value the importance of the counseling relationship and believe that when a person receives unconditional positive regard, empathy, and safety is when healing can begin. About Me I am licensed in Georgia with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in individual counseling working with a variety of client’s experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem/self-worth issues, life transitions, stressors related to minority populations/marginalized groups, people living with HIV, LGBTQIA, and sexual identity/gender identity concerns. I adhere to all ethical codes and guidelines as defined by the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). If you are interested in beginning the therapeutic process, I am here to support and empower you.

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Brittany McCullar

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. 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. 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 counseling in Milner

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Milner 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 Milner 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 Milner 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 Milner, 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 Milner 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 Milner 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 Milner 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 Milner 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 Milner 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 30257 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 Milner 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 Milner 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 Milner, 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.

Milner 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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