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Keionna Baker

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,LMHC,CCATP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefParenting issuesDepression
10 years of experience

“Professional therapeutic counseling involves several factors. First, the therapist must have passion and a genuine care for people. Second, the therapist must have the training, knowledge and experience to effectively treat their clients. Third, personal opinions, biases and judgment are left at the door. Finally, individualized approaches and individualized treatment plans must be created for each client based on their current behavioral health status.” These factors keep therapists focused, grounded and remind us daily that each individual whom we serve deserves the highest level of care, confidence and respect regardless of their socio-economic position in life.” Greetings, I am Keionna Baker, LPC, LMHC, LCMHC,CCATP, a Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Alaska and New York licensed professional counselor, a pending certified addictions counselor, maintains current membership with the Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor Association and the National Board of Certified Counselors. Recently, I have been trained and identified as a Diversity and Inclusion Coach for the state of NY. As a result of my faith and religious affiliations I have initiated training in Inner Healing Prayer as a therapeutic approach available in my practice. I hold a Master’s Degree in mental health counseling from Argosy University, Nashville which was conferred in December 2011. I received my undergraduate degree in social work from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville which was granted May 2007. During both degree programs, she graduated Summa Cum Laude. I have over ten years therapeutic counseling experience with adolescent and adult clients from within a variety of treatment settings. These settings include U.S. military installations, K-12 educational systems; day treatment and outpatient clinic programs; juvenile and adult correctional institutions; department of family and children services; religious settings; in-home visits; and lastly, telehealth which include video, telephone and text correspondence. My areas of emphasis include varying degrees of sexual, mental and physical trauma; bipolar and related disorders; anxiety disorders (panic disorder, etc.); trauma and stressor related disorders (posttraumatic stress disorder, etc.); dissociative disorders (dissociative identity disorder, etc.); somatic symptoms and related disorders (factitious disorder, etc.); eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, etc.); sleep disorders (narcolepsy, etc.); conduct disorders (oppositional defiant disorder, etc.); substance related and addictive disorders (stimulate related disorder, etc.); neurocognitive disorders (dementia, etc.); personality disorders (obsessive compulsive disorder, etc.) Additionally, I have significant experience working with children, adolescents and adults who live with neurodevelopmental disorders (intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders). Additionally, through the Military Life Counseling Family Program via a Department of Defense contract, I work extensively with military personel, spouses, children and adolescents as well as their families and educators regarding family transition with pre and post deployments, permanent changes of station, integration into new school and community settings and family conflict due to stress. A proud military spouse, I am also a mother to three awesome children. During her leisure time, I participates as a guest speaker at various behavioral health events, churches, community centers and educational institutions where I enjoy educating the public and her professional peers on the importance and value of behavioral health services regarding everyone’s overall mental health and quality of life. When I am not working or participating in speaking engagements and volunteer activities, I enjoy crafting (my favorite therapeutic approach) and baking with her family. Depression Anxiety and Phobias Relationship Difficulties Life Transitions Difficulties with Self-Esteem Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Professional/Career Issues College/Graduate School Issues Oppositional Defiance Stress Management Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Sexual Abuse Spirituality Women's Issues LGBTQ-Related Issues Parenting

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Angela Thornell

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

My name is Angela Thornell and have been licensed as a Professional Counselor in the States of Georgia and in Texas. With over 21 years of clinical experience, I specialize in working with adults experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use, and bipolar disorders. My goal is to assist people in working towards fulfilling their fullest potential through healing and overcoming life's obstacles. My counseling style is warm and interactive and believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion without stigmatizing labels. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards 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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Teresa Anderson

Offering therapy in GA
License: Ed.D,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

We live in a world where unexpected challenges occur. Sometimes these challenges play vital roles in damaging our relationships, self-esteem, work, and achieving goals. If you find yourself struggling and feeling overwhelmed due to life challenges, I would like to offer some help. My goal is to provide a collaborative and encouraging environment that motivates you to improve the life you want. I believe that to heal emotionally from issues; it is essential to get an understanding or discover the root issue causing these symptoms. I offer therapy from a Christian approach integrated with different therapy modalities tailored to the client's needs. I specialize in working with families and individuals. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have acquired extensive knowledge in working with a wide variety of issues including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and communication.

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Maurvet Minto

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

I am a graduate of Bellevue University with a master’s degree in Clinical Counseling and a veteran who served in the United States Army. I have over 17 years of experience helping people mitigate life’s challenges. I understand pain trauma, hardship, broken homes, and broken relationships. I use a diverse approach based on each client’s individual needs. We will work through your issues until we find a resolve. Overall, I possess working knowledge of family systems and their impact on mental health within the family. My treatment approach includes Existential Therapy, Client-Centered, Trauma-focused, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, mindfulness, person-centered as well as utilizing techniques from Dialectical Behavior Therapy. My goal is to enhance the mental wellness of people who are experiencing varying levels of difficulties due to life situations or mental health concerns. I assist you in working through life’s challenges by equipping you with relevant skills to cope with unpleasant experiences, develop inner strength, build self-worth, and improve self-esteem, understand you and your mental health. Some areas of focus include, mood disorders, relationship issues, depression, life transitions, anxiety, self-care…

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Sandra Pugh

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience

I am a Christian Based Therapist licensed in Georgia with 10 plus years of professional work experience. I am passionate about working with mature women. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. Allow me to help you find or discover your Love of Life.

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Kristin lee

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

I am licensed in Georgia with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Freddie Wilson

Offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, intimacy related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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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Kristi Meade

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience

I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with 6 years of professional work experience. I have been fully licensed for 3 years now. I recently became a certified counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors in 1/2024. I have spent most of my career working in a crisis stabilization unit for MH and/or substance abuse. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, 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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Bryant Harris

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
3 years of experience

I am licensed to practice in Alabama, California, and Georgia, bringing a wealth of professional experience. With my expertise in dealing with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, as well as helping individuals cope with life changes, I am confident that I can help you tackle any challenges that come your way. I firmly believe that you are the expert in your story and possess the strength and resilience to overcome any obstacle. Taking the first step towards a more fulfilling and happier life requires courage, but I will guide and support you throughout the journey.

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Mona Gordon

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
6 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, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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 Nahunta

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Nahunta 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 Nahunta 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 Nahunta 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 Nahunta, 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 Nahunta 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 Nahunta 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 Nahunta 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 Nahunta 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 Nahunta 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 31553 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 Nahunta 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 Nahunta 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 Nahunta, 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.

Nahunta 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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