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Michal Collier

Offering therapy in GA
License: NCC,LPC,CPCS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementDepression
19 years of experience

Greetings and Welcome to my page!!! My name is Michal (me-kel) Collier and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have worked with individuals, couples and families seeking counseling for 20 years, via online, at various mental health agencies and in my private practice. You can learn more about my background, education, experience on my website www.oneaffinity.org. I would be happy to be your therapist!!! I have worked with clients who expressed various concerns such as anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues. I started my private practice, One Affinity to serve as an resource for individuals from all walks of life to have access to quality mental healthcare. Our staff has 18 years of experience working with youth, families, adults, and groups, and has collaborated with various mental health agencies. We implement current and effective therapeutic approaches to address the needs of all clients served. Our sole purpose at One Affinity is to provide healing through counseling by catering to the unique needs of each individual served. Start the journey of healing today! Look forward to speaking with you soon!!

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Candace Franks

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefIntimacy-related issues
8 years of experience

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to come on to my page and learn how I can help you. My name is Candace Franks. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, licensed in Georgia. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including; depression, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy issues, career challenges, anger, and addictions. I have helped many clients who have experienced trauma to include abuse. I have worked with different communities to include; military, children & youth, young adults, LGBTQ, elderly, couples, and families coping with addiction. At heart, I am an existential therapist. My focus will be on understanding the unique way that you interpret the world. I believe that by having a real, authentic relationship with my clients, I am able to help them find insight and meaning. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I will hold a deep respect and compassion for you. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique needs and goals. I know that it takes courage to seek a happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. When you are ready, I am here. I look forward to getting to know you.

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Faith Richardson

Offering therapy in GA
License: MDiv., MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia, National Certified Counselor, pastoral counselor, and ordained minister. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Wesleyan College (Macon, GA), a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Penfield College at Mercer University (Atlanta, GA), and a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University (Atlanta, GA). My Clinical Pastoral Education work includes the Training and Counseling Center at St. Luke's, Emory University Hospital, and the VA Medical Center in Atlanta. I have additional experience working in psychiatric and drug treatment facilities, major hospitals, and in church settings. I believe in establishing rapport and unconditional positive regard in the therapeutic environment. My clinical orientations are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Counseling. Nevertheless, I am able to tailor my approach to fit your needs and often utilize an eclectic approach to counseling. Some of the counseling concerns I address include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress, chronic and terminal illness, veterans concerns, spirituality, women's issues, life transitions, family dynamics and couples counseling. I am very passionate about helping people reach their full potential and I am excited to help YOU!

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Mycah Whiting

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Hello there! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in GA, and I have been providing counseling as a licensed therapist for over 9 years. My passion as a therapist stems from my own family experiences with mental health, and an innate empathic and intuitive ability for others My therapy background consists of experience with a variety of life issues- which include, depression, anxiety, anger management, substance abuse, trauma, marriage and family counseling, and life coaching. I also specialize working with women in recovery from addiction and trauma. My approach to counseling is person-centered. I believe that your needs and goals are specific to you, and therefore cannot be automatically addressed using one mode of therapy. I work with a range of therapy modalities, and will work with you, the client, to identify the best methods to help you reach your goals. While working together my goal is to create a supportive and expansive space for you to process and explore. When your time in therapy is paired with a willingness to do the hard but rewarding self-reflective work, it can be a remedy that provides ultimate healing and growth. My hope is that our time together will provide invaluable insight into who you are and who you desire to be. It would be my honor to walk alongside you in this process, and in helping you identify the remedies for your life. I look forward to working with you!

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Ramie Sodaro

Offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia and Idaho with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship concerns, family conflicts, complicated grief, and parenting issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling life and take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Shemeah Richardson

Offering therapy in GA
Trauma and abuseGrief
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona, Colorado, and Georgia with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping diverse populations of clients with a variety of social/emotional struggles. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Trenese Johnson

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesCareer difficulties
28 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. 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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Pamela Gray

Offering therapy in GA
AddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia, Tennessee and Arkansas with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients coping with addictions, LGBT-related issues, trauma and abuse & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Grachelle Sherburne

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoaching
18 years of experience

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I empower individuals to experience emotional and mental health renewal, through gaining inner strength to overcome difficult situations and lead a rewarding life. I have 18 years of mental health and professional experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, improved self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My treatment approach specializations include: Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Solution Focused Therapy. 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 in that process.

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Charlar Barnes

Offering therapy in GA
Career difficultiesCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama and Georgia with 7 years of professional work experience. I am an Army veteran. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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 Morgan

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Morgan 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 Morgan 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 Morgan 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 Morgan, 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 Morgan 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 Morgan 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 Morgan 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 Morgan 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 Morgan 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 39866 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 Morgan 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 Morgan 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 Morgan, 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.

Morgan 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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