Convenience is a wonderful thing. It helps you fit more into your day. It makes life easier. It gives you new opportunities you may have never had before. The people of Norcross know the value of convenience. This town is conveniently placed within driving distance of a myriad of attractions.

Occasionally, convenience ends up making life more stressful though, as we try and fit more and more into a single day. Norcross-area mental health professionals are on hand when stress becomes overwhelming. They are here to help with stress management or any mental health need. All you need to do is reach out.

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Katrina Dumas

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 16 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. My range of experiences within the educational, mental health, and private settings have allowed me to develop a diverse array of strategies for treating behavior issues, depression, anxiety, anger, aggression, and impulsivity to name a few. I have several years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families who are encountering life stressors and challenges. My passion is fueled by the unwavering belief in each person’s ability to address and heal from adverse life experiences, develop strategies needed to respond, build healthy relationships, and sustain change that lasts throughout a lifetime. My expansive trauma training and diverse skillset afford me the opportunity to serve clients of all ages through an integrative approach which includes creating therapeutic plans specific to each individual client thus empowering him or her to set and achieve attainable goals that are unique and specific to their individual needs. I believe in creating a warm, safe, and respectful environment to help create a healthy therapeutic relationship to assist clients achieve their goals. I look forward to working with you.

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Marla Patterson

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
14 years of experience as a therapist

Greetings, My name is Marla and I am a licensed professional counselor. I have over 20 years of experience working in the behavioral health/mental health field. I believe in treating people with respect and kindness. My counseling approach involves the creation of a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment for each counseling session. My theoretical orientation is a strength-based approach that will focus on an individual’s resourcefulness and resilience. We will work together to address your needs, life challenges, and goals. I look forward to working with you. Marla Patterson, LPC

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Donya Franklin

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
16 years of experience as a therapist

“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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Dr. Annie Phillips

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): Psy.D.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
15 years of experience as a therapist

With more than 15 years of opportunities helping children, adolescents, adults, and couples, Annie endeavors to partner with her clients and help them grow and thrive. Annie’s therapeutic approach is primarily client-centered. This means she is flexible and adapts to the style that is best for the client, bending from psychoanalytic therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy and others in between. Annie’s primary goals in treatment are to help clients gain comfort in the therapy room and to empower clients to achieve their goals. Her experience with individuals across the lifespan allows her to connect with a variety of clients with knowledge and on a genuine level. She is also committed to empathetic understanding of all people, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard for all walks of life. Annie is also able to conduct psychological assessments, including cognitive/intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning.

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Nityia Lathan

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

Nityia Lathan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She earned her masters in science from Nova SouthEastern University. She began her career working with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Here, she provided support to adolescents involved in the criminal system. She later began working for a grant funded program in Palm Beach County designed to prevent and treat behavioral and emotional problems in children and teenagers. Nityia has worked throughout Palm Beach County with various agencies providing individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Her work includes working with the severe and persistent mentally ill at Client South County Mental Health, one of the counties largest inpatient/outpatient residential facilities. Issues: Anxiety Depression Anger Management Relationship Issues Women’s Issues Parenting My approach is collaborative, utilizing various therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and more.

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Stephen Ventre

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & 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. 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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Ken Crumpton

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
24 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I have experience in working with teens, and adults facing challenges related to Depression, Schizophrenia, Anxiety, PTSD, Grief, Stress, and Adjustment.

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Quincy Gilliam

Offering therapy in GA
LGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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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Angela Quinn

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Colorado, Georgia and South Carolina with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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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Dr. Justin Green

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefIntimacy-related issuesEating disorders
10 years of experience as a therapist

Dr. Justin F. Green- Ph.D., LCSW, LCASa, CCSOTS, CCFSW (He/Him/Awesome) Dr. Justin F. Green is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate, Clinically Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist, and Clinically Certified Forensic Social Worker. He Received his BA, BS and Masters in Social Work from Fayetteville State University- “Bronco Pride.” Dr. Green has a Doctorate in philosophy with a concentration in Metaphysics (spiritual counseling). Dr. Green is native to North Carolina. He is also the father of 6 children. He is Married to an Army Veteran. Together they own “Helping Hands Heal”- originally founded by Mrs. Green and “Inspired By Change” founded by Dr. Green. Both organizations work together to bring toiletries and tents to the homeless communities, providing care packages and shelter from the elements. Currently Dr. Green Specializes in sex offenders, inclusion, sexual deviant behavior, gender identity roles, LGBTQ+ community, Reserve Soldiers, Couples Therapy and the homeless population- all underserved populations. With over 10 years experience in Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar and Schizophrenia disorders. Dr. Green currently works as a Remote Outpatient Therapist for “Better Help” - His primary Mission is to serve adults and adolescents from underserved populations that come from all facets of life. Dr. Green sits on the board of Directors for “Safe Place” a Non-Profit group that caters to young girls that suffer from social abnormalities and/or mental health disorders. Dr. Greens approach is to treat the past, while helping clients live in the present, so they are able to secure their future.

How to find counseling in Norcross

Finding the best therapist close by in Norcross 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 in Norcross that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Norcross. 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 Norcross, 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 in the Norcross region and in the state of Georgia. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Norcross or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Norcross 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 Norcross, elsewhere in Gwinnett, 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 Norcross area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Norcross 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 Norcross 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 Norcross 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Norcross, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Norcross 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 Norcross helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Norcross 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 Norcross 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 Norcross 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.

Norcross therapists 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 Norcross 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 Norcross 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in GA, therapists 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 30091 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Norcross 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Norcross.

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 from a therapist. A Norcross 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Norcross, 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.

Norcross 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 to customer service through the contact page or send an email to

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 Norcross:

30003, 30010, 30071, 30091

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