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Cathy "Weinstein" Schiff

Offering therapy in GA
License: L.C.S.W.,A.C.S.W.
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsEating disordersParenting issuesCoping with life changes
31 years of experience

I am an LCSW specializing in individual, couple's and family therapy. I have been in private practice for 27 years. My approach is eclectic, incorporating a variety of techniques to meet the needs of each client. Therapy is a collaborative effort and I enjoy guiding clients to identify their own strengths and inner resources. I believe in giving clients the tools and support they need to move ahead on their own, knowing support is available when they need it from me. I welcome all individuals regardless of sex, religion, sexual preference, or race. It takes courage to change and I am here to work with you and help you make the changes that will help you lead a healthier and happier life. My areas of expertise include Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Eating Disorders, Marital/Relationship Issues, Codependency, Grief, Divorce Adjustment, Parenting Issues and Education, and Stress Management, Work related problems, and Coaching. I'm an interactive, solution-focused therapist.

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Katrice Hollins

Offering therapy in GA
License: MSW,LCSW
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Hi! My name is Katrice Hollins and I am excited to support you in your journey. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia and District of Columbia who has been in the helping profession for 20 years. I have worked in a variety of fields including social services, inpatient mental health, foster care, special education and school mental health. I am passionate about helping people to reach their goals and develop life-long wellness. Each client comes with different areas they would like to work on. Some of the common themes my clients seek help with are anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, personal development, self-care, stress management, parenting issues, trauma, relationships, and communication issues. I also enjoy working with clients seeking pre-marriage counseling. Once we identify your goals for therapy, I will tailor an approach to meet your unique needs. As a therapist, it is not my desire to give you advice or make decisions for you. What I can offer is even better and that is a place for you to feel valued for who you are, exactly as you are. I will ask questions and help you process the answers. I will reflect back to you your values and feelings so that you can make the best choices for your life. I will carry the hope that things can change even when you are not able to see a path through. I will honor your experiences. I will provide a safe and secure environment for you to grow. I look forward to talking with you soon!

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Donya Franklin

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
16 years of experience

“Change the person in the mirror, and your world will change!” Hello! My name is Donya and my goal is to inspire hope; and assist clients to heal and change and be the best version of themselves. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I earned my Master’s in Clinical Counseling/Marriage and Family from University of Northern Colorado in May 2010. I have over fifteen years of experience in working with mental health, personal crisis, and relationships. I have worked with adolescents, adults, and groups of all ages on issues ranging from addiction, anger management, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, grief/loss, personal challenges, relationship issues, stress, trauma and many more. I have worked in private practice, community settings, residential and outpatient settings of a Community Mental Health Center and a domestic violence facility. I would describe my approach to therapy as eclectic, drawing on a variety of modalities to best serve my client’s needs and goals. The modalities that have proven most useful are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-based Therapy, Person Centered Therapy; Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Systemic Therapy. I believe therapy/counseling is a partnership and the most important aspect of the partnership is trust. I look forward to building a unique partnership with you, while gaining your trust. Taking the step to research and seek out a therapist is a very courageous step. I await with pleasure to work with you towards hope, healing, and change!

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Geraldine (Geri) Godbolt

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience

I believe that each client has unique concerns and issues that should be focused upon one at a time. However, some conditions have to be treated concurrently, such as times when comorbid (underlying and preexisting) conditions exist, for example: PTSD and anxiety and depression, or substance abuse and other mental health disorders. During this time of pandemic, social unrest, and beyond; my role is to help you explore your concerns/issues and build new realities based upon your strengths. I view counseling as a collaborative process whereby the achievement of mutually defined counseling goals is accomplished through commitment and patience. Counseling can help you gain personal insight and lead you to a better understanding of yourself and others. I use a variety of theoretical approaches individualized for you and your life situation. Diagnostic and testing information will be used to help guide my work with you. Your active involvement in and out of our sessions together is essential to gain maximum benefit from your counseling sessions. I may ask you to do homework assignments, exercises or journals. Periodically, we will evaluate our progress and, if necessary, redesign our treatment plan. Remember we are in this together. My commitment is to walk alongside you. As with any intervention, there are both benefits and risks associated with counseling that may include experiencing uncomfortable levels of feelings like sadness, guilt, anger or frustration. Often progress is a gradual process. The goal is to achieve the best and most promising outcome for you. I graduated from Regent University College of Arts and Science earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) of Psychology Cum Laude, and lifetime membership in Psi Chi a Psychological Honor Society. Upon acceptance at Regent University School of Psychology & Counseling Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program (CACREP). I earned a Master of Art (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) in Trauma. I hold board certification credentials through the National Board of Certified Counselors as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC). I have completed the CADC-II credential, and will be taking the state licensure exam. I am pursuing (3rd year) a PhD in Clinical Psychology to better serve clients with psychological testing. Additionally, I am pursuing the MAT (medication-assisted treatment/medically assisted therapy), and Clinical Supervisor credentials. Area of competence consist of assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders and trauma; utilizing treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Person Centered, Reality and related Choice therapies, Motivational Interviewing techniques, mental health services consultation and training; and individual and group counseling. Most recently, I have had the awesome privilege of working as Lead Clinician at a residential facility walking alongside women, women with children, and men experiencing homelessness. We utilize a transformational model of change centered in both Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic approaches. Realizing that one approach is not appropriate for all we integrate other modalities in treatment with amazing outcomes. I must say that it has been a world-class experience, and one of the most challenging yet rewarding times of my vocation thus far.

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Darice Dodd

Offering therapy in GA
License: EdS,LPC-S,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsAnger managementDepression
16 years of experience

My name is Darice Dodd and I am a fully licensed therapist (LPC) in Georgia and Missouri with almost 20 years of extensive education, training, and experience in the mental health and substance abuse/ addictions field. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a credential awarded by the National Board for Certified Counselors (Board-Certified) and a Certified Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS) . I graduated from Georgia State University, with both a Master of Science Degree in Professional Counseling and Educational Specialist Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy simultaneously. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, ADHD, grief and loss, anger management, etc. I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma and abuse. My counseling style is eclectic, meaning I incorporate a variety of therapeutic modalities to create the ideal treatment to meet the client's needs. I strive to provide a safe, supportive, nonjudgemental, and empathic therapeutic environment. I believe that everyone is uniquely different and may not respond to a one size fits all therapeutic modality. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, person centered, family systemic, and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific goals and desires. I tend to work with clients from a strength-based, positive, and affirming perspective. My specialties include assessment/evaluation, substance abuse/addictions counseling, individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, play therapy, etc. I have experience working with adults, children/adolescents, couples and families within a multitude of different settings. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Tondala Gass

Offering therapy in GA
License: MRC,MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

I am currently a Child Welfare Program Specialist. I have a Master of Social Work degree and a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. I am also licensed as a clinical social worker. For the past twenty-three years, I have worked with some of the following issues: anxiety, depression, relational issues with couples, abuse issues with children and adults, sleeping disorders, anger management issues, work-life issues, and family conflict. Through my many years of training, I utilized cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, trauma-informed therapy, client-centered therapy, mindfulness, and meditation techniques.. I believe in empowering clients to implement coping mechanisms to manage and/or overcome their issues. Life brings us hurdles at times and we must develop tools to go through them. The biggest step is acknowledging you need help or support. Then, you work through it to develop tools to manage your issues. I look forward to working with you! Best Regards, Tondala

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Alicia Johnson-Bryant

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW,BCCLC,CEAP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefCareer difficultiesDepression
15 years of experience

My name is Alicia Johnson Bryant. I am credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) and a Board Certified Christian Life Coach (BCCLC). With over a decade of experience, I strive to maintain the highest coaching, ethical and biblical standards of practice. In this life we will have many challenges and if we are honest, The Struggle Is Real. Through my own personal resilience walk as well as my experience in crisis management, recovery, set-backs, screw-ups, make-ups and break-ups I have learned to come-up. It is my hope that as we walk together on this journey called life we will build relationships not roadblocks and bridges not walls. We each have the ability to overcome. As Christians we are called to care and as children we are called to compassion. Compassion motivates people to go out of their way to help the physical, mental, or emotional pains of another and themselves. Care allows us to feel interest or concern. Together they equip us to be about our father’s business. With you in purpose,

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Maxwell Merritt, IV

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionADHD
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Marvin McRoberts

Offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
42 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 42 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Takiya Tarlton

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
13 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of NC, VA, FL and GA. I have been providing services for over 13 years in the school and community setting. My passion is being able to assist individuals understand the power they have inside of them. My hope is with discovery they can create a life that allows them to present the best version of themselves to others. I believe in prioritizing self care and assertively expressing your needs in a way that gives you permission to feel valued, loved, and accepted within relationships.

How to find counseling in Mount Vernon

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Mount Vernon 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 Vernon 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 Vernon 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 Vernon, 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 Vernon 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 Vernon 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 Vernon 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 Vernon 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 Vernon 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 30445 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 Vernon 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 Vernon 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 Vernon, 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 Vernon 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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