Living in a town with a cute name like Mount Airy may give people the impression that life is
always sunny and rosy here. However, there is no place you can live where everything goes
right all the time, and everyone is happy every day. Although life is pretty pleasant in this small town with old-time charm, things are not always perfect.

If you haven’t been feeling as happy as usual for whatever reason, there are quite a few mental health experts in and around Mount Airy who are available to help whenever you need them. These therapists and counselors are here to listen and help you work through your issues. Contact one of them today so you can get some help.

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Gary Greene

Offering therapy in GA
License: MAMFC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
18 years of experience

As a Therapist I completed my Master degree in Marriage and Family Counseling in 2001, at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I have been providing Community Based Counseling since 1986, and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2005. I am also a Doctoral candidate in Pastoral Counseling ABD (all but dissertation). I have provided counseling to people of all ages and issues in a wide variety of treatment facilities to include my community as well as hospital inpatient and outpatient settings. I have training in families and couples, parenting issues, self-esteem, grief and loss, psychological trauma, depressive mood disorders, ADHD, and anxiety disorders. My two greatest interests are the trauma that comes from a loss in our lives and helping couples work through a crisis in their relationship. The approaches I generally use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems models and Person Centered which fits my personality of truly caring for the good of my clients. My counseling will reflect my values, and at the same time honor your beliefs and goals.

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Cheryl Van Dyke

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

Hello! My name is Cheryl and I’m glad that you are taking this courageous step forward with seeking support – you are absolutely worth it! I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience in the helping profession. I am also an ACE Certified Health Coach. I strongly believe in the mind/body connection and my therapeutic approach incorporates both modalities. My background is diverse and includes mental health and chemical dependency counseling and health, career and academic coaching. I consider myself to be open, honest, and non-judgmental and believe that a sense of humor is an essential component of dealing with life’s challenges (and like to sprinkle a little of this into sessions every now and then!) I’m originally from Upstate New York and have lived in the Southeast the past 15 years. I have a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the State University of New York at Oneonta and have also received advanced training in health coaching and mindfulness. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals, I create a tailored approach for each person and situation. I am person-centered and offer acceptance, empathy, and guidance as you work on personal growth and positive change. This is your unique journey and I am here to support and encourage you in finding your path to a more fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you!

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Annie McFadden

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,ACBC,Annie McFadden
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience

Greetings, You have come to the place in your journey of life to recognize that there are potentially other ways to work through situations/problems/issues/circumstances. You made the decision to seek assistance by reaching out. I am so glad you did. My name is Annie, and I consider it a privilege to be considered as a prospective agent of change to assist you through this era of your life. I am a licensed professional counselor in Georgia with over 15 years in the mental health field. Over the years, I have worked with clients experiencing the emergence of first and secondary trauma, violence, mental, emotional, anxiety, depression, and behavioral problems, along with other debilitating mental health disorders at many levels. My experience includes assessing, diagnosing, and treating mental health and behavioral disorders in a State approved private outpatient community mental health center. The center services children, adolescents, families, and adults. Currently, I am transitioning from the role at the community center as clinical director into private practice. I describe my approach to helping clients as integrative. I draw from a variety of modalities to meet the individual therapeutic needs of the individual client. The most frequent integration of modalities includes but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness-based Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). Based on faith-based beliefs, the named modalities are integrated in the healing process. In summary, I view the therapeutic relationship as a partnership that requires honesty, trust, integrity, respect, and mutual communication. I wholeheartedly believe the integrative approach is embedded in a holistic stance by focusing on the whole person. My intrinsic approach meets the client with empathy, care, concern, and supported hope to become a healthier person for self, others, and society at large. Hopefully, what I have shared will give you some insight as to select the best fit for a therapist. Should you choose me, I look forward to our journey together.

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Ellen Farrell

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience

My background is holistic since 1987 - I have 10+ years in complementary/nutrition/health food, & a mindfulness approach as well as clinical work with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), reality-testing, and trauma healing work with Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR mixed with EFT - since 2005). I have 20+ years as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and as a psychotherapist / Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). My graduate Psychology internship 2000-01 was @ Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) where I continued as a clinical counselor prior to starting a private practice in '06. My approach is understanding root issues, ineffective habits/ thoughts, & current influences. I love working with you, helping you understand the effects of your experiences on how you think & identify yourself with life. Together we enter into exploring & seeing what's working - & what needs more balance based on all levels from the physical: what you eat, to how well you sleep; to your emotional, spiritual, personal & professional relationships, and how life feels to you... what is too much? What is missing? Clients will find a new level of insight, self love, inner harmony - and be able to articulate what needs to change and what goals are in alignment with their truth. Integrating understanding of past emotional wounds allows access to unhooking from pain - the blocks and barriers to goals, and clients will be more free to feel grounded and have deeper clarity in seeing options while creating their best life.

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Cheryl Johnson Ransaw

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with more than 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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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Amanda Wadley

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 16 years of professional work experience with individuals ranging in age from early childhood to geriatric populations. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, & coping with life changes. 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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Laura Terrell

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 17 years of professional work experience. I am certified in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy. I have experience working with adolescents and teens as well. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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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LeAnza Warren

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. 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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Hayden Nelms

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I am currently certified in mental health and nutrition and consider nutrition as a big source of difficulties in treating the whole person. 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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Eugene Dunkley

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyGrief
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, and a variety of mental health conditions. I believe in living a life filled with joy and purpose. Come and join me in this journey!

How to find counseling in Mount Airy

Finding the best therapist close by in Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy. 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 Mount Airy, 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy, elsewhere in Habersham, 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 Mount Airy area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy, 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy 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 30563 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy, 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.

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

30531, 30563

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