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Alexxis Trimmings

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. I graduated from South University- Savannah, with my Masters of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My treatment approach is a mix of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Person Centered Therapy. My professional experience contains working with clients of different ages, in both inpatient and outpatient as well as individual and a group setting. I believe that I am able to help because I truly care about helping others, it has been my passion in life to help others.

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Francine Gordon

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Georgia. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York City College of Technology with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Services. She also earned a Masters of Social Work degree from Hunter College School of Social Work. I have over 15 years experience working with people from all walks of life. I have extensive experiences working with adults which have problems such as substance abuse, domestic violence, anxiety and stress. I believe in working with the whole person to achieve the optimum result of helping individuals become the best version of themselves. I also have several years of experience providing counseling support services for an array of human behavioral challenges with various client segments including homeless veterans and incarcerated adults. I use a variety of treatment modalities Cognitive behavioral therapy, Motivational interviewing, Solution focused therapy and Trauma informed therapy.

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Irwin Rutherford

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,CPCS
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficulties
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia with over 8 years of experience working as a counselor and social worker. I am a certified Health and Wellness Coach as well, I have helped individuals and families restructure their lives over the years through professional and personal experiences. I am a firm believer that if we change our thoughts we can then change our lives. I obtained a Bachelors degree in Social Work and a Masters Degree in Education and School Counseling. I have experience working with clients who have presented issues ranging from ADHD ,Anxiety, Depression & Relationship issues to name a few. I foster a Holistic approach to therapy which encompasses mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. My goal for my client is to obtain and maintain balance in all facets of their lives. I utilize (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy & Motivational Interviewing as therapeutic modalities within my approach. It takes courage to seek out help from others but taking that first step could change your life. I am a non-judgmental therapist who wants to see his clients overcome barriers that maybe hindering their lives. I look forward to working you.

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Monica Purvis

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesAnger management
21 years of experience

My name is Monica,I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. I have a dedicated passion for helping others overcome various life barriers in order to reach a breakthrough of happiness. Although life can give us unexpected curves, I strive to help clients find coping strategies to conquer those situations. My experience working with children, adolescents, parents, and families is distinguished.

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Solomon Berewa

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,MAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepression
3 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor with over 20 years of experience in individual/group therapy. We go through difficult and challenging periods in our lives. Sometimes these situations are caused by internal and external situations. I believe that individuals can transcend these circumstances in their lives to enhance their optimum function regardless of their situations or circumstances. My job in therapy is to assist you through this journey of effective recovery and optimal wellness.

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Rachel Ross

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

Hi! I'm Rachel- a New Orleans native currently located in Atlanta, Georgia. I am a licensed clinical social worker in both Georgia and Louisiana with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, coping with grief & loss and major life transitions. I work from a client-centered, empowerment and acceptance-based approach utilizing elements of CBT to restructure thoughts and feelings. 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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Anna Fortune

Offering therapy in GA
AddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Georgia and Alabama and have been working as a therapist for over 13 years. Currently, I am only seeing female clients in order to align with my specialty area of counseling. My experience is broad in that I have worked with clients of all ages with a variety of issues and diagnoses, especially with those with trauma, recovering from addictions, coping with anxiety and depression, and moving through life changes such as grief and relationship/family changes. Over the years, I have developed a specialty in both addictions and women's issues, including perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I also have experience providing Christian counseling, using a biblical worldview to help individuals through difficulties while honoring their faith. I hope to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to take the first steps towards change, and I am here to support you in your journey.

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Crystal Martin

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 5 years of professional work experience in providing therapy to adults. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, & depression. I believe in meeting clients where they are using a person centered, systems approach. It takes courage to be here to explore feelings and challenges and I am here to support you in that process.

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Craig Marker

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of clinical work and research in anxiety disorders. I have experience in helping clients and patients with social anxiety, panic disorder, and OCD. People with anxiety often have a great prognosis and can change the way their body reacts and mind responds. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Tracey Little

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
30 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, & 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. Mind, body and spirit is a major part of the focus utilized in session. When one area is out of balance - all areas are out of balance. Change is not for the faint of heart. It takes courage to seek support to achieve a life of satisfaction filled with healthy relationships with self and others. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Norman Park

Finding the best therapist close by in Norman Park 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 Norman Park. 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 Norman Park, 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 Norman Park 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 Norman Park 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 Norman Park, elsewhere in Colquitt, 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 Norman Park area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Norman Park 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 Norman Park 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 Norman Park 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 Norman Park, 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 Norman Park 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 Norman Park 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 Norman Park 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 Norman Park 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 Norman Park 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 31771 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 Norman Park 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 Norman Park 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 Norman Park, 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.

Norman Park 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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