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Suzie Amacker

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a therapist

When individuals are experiencing challenges and confusion in their lives they often seek counseling with a trained professional. Most end up feeling that they wish they had looked for help sooner. It is become something that people are now proud to say “my therapist”. It means that you want to better understand yourself and your situation and that you are not afraid to ask for help. I have been told that I put clients at ease with my way of accepting all situations as life challenges. I have worked with individuals, parents, children and couples for over 20 years as a teacher, therapist and personal coach. I have a wealth of experience to bring to my work and I love helping people find solutions and insight into their lives. I’m confident that together we can work to equip you with the tools to face and overcome your challenges. Whether you are struggling with life transitions, retirement, aging, anxiety, or relationship issues, it is important that you know you don’t have to be alone in this journey. As a therapist I value: -the healing power of the therapeutic relationship -a safe and encouraging atmosphere -respect for the individual If you are ready to work toward what you really want, I’m ready when you are! Suzie Amacker, LPC, NCC Associations: Licensed Professional Counselor of Georgia Positive Discipline certification Certified Daring Way and Rising Strong Certified Hypnotherapist Certified Mindfulness facilitator

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Patrick Aaron (Aaron-Brown)

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,MSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

Mr. Patrick Aaron Brown is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience serving the needs of individuals, families, and children. Mr Patrick Aaron Brown ‘s experience includes, but is not limited to, ADHD related behaviors, child/adult depression , aging and trauma, and grief and loss concerns. He worked in worked in various human service capabilities such as a Family and Child Services Case Manager, Medical/Hospital Social Worker, Family Consultant Therapist and Behavioral Health Specialist. His background has served to broaden his appreciation for diversity and differences. Mr. Aaron Brown realizes that honoring people’s differences allows for new growth and increased knowledge. Mr Patrick Aaron Brown strive to understand ones concerns and assist in your journey towards better emotional and mental health. His therapeutic approach focuses on encouraging and assisting clients to develop perseverance, become more flexible, and increase their self-worth through evidence based social work modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Supportive Therapies, and Problem Solving Strategies. Mr Patrick Aaron Brown is also have a certificate in Nurturing Parenting Instruction.

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Kelly Whitmire

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
17 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, I am a licensed clinical social worker in Georgia (LCSW) and I have been working in the counseling field since 2004. I have experience working with children, parents and families in many different settings. My work has included guiding families through issues related to neglect and abuse, foster care and adoption, blended families and communication issues. I have worked with parents who are struggling with stresses related to parenting children and teens. In addition, I love assisting women who are struggling with the pressures of motherhood to find peace and confidence in that role. Another one of my heartfelt passions involves supporting young adults navigating the intricate challenges of the adult world. In today's fast-paced environment, finding one's path can be an overwhelming journey. I derive immense fulfillment from aiding individuals in navigating this complexity, assisting them in managing stress, and collaboratively devising a personalized roadmap towards a fulfilling life. I mostly tend to draw from a client centered modality when in a therapeutic relationship with my clients. This means that I make consistent efforts to meet each client "where they are" and to allow a space where each client can feel heard and that their feelings are valued. I also pull from other modalities to guide my work, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy. I enjoy and feel honored to be a part of someone’s personal journey towards growth and peace. I provide a non-judgment, criticism free environment where my clients can feel safe to share their feelings and develop a plan to move forward to a place of peace and comfort. I look forward to working with you!

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Adrian Gaither

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): Licensed Professional Counselor
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
11 years of experience as a therapist

Adrian Gaither is a licensed professional counselor working with GA, USA clients. She specializes in depression, anxiety, unmanageable stress, trauma and relationship issues. In addition to providing individual therapy using methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused and Mindfulness, she also provides couples therapy using heavily researched approaches like the Gottman Method Level 1 training. She believes in creating a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions intentionally, develop healthy coping life skills, and work towards achieving their therapy goals. She is committed to providing the highest level of therapy care. If you are located in GA and seeking a therapist to help with mental health concerns, Adrian Gaither offers multiple therapy options through the BetterHelp platform: live video, chat and phone with asynchronous messaging options.

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Lolita Allen

Offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
25 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience working with families in individual, couple and family therapy. I am committed to helping adults and children develop personal/relational skills and strategies needed to build and maintain a positive, meaningful life and healthy relationships. I received a Master Degree in Social Work from Howard University and am licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am passionate about working with anyone who wants to take the first steps to becoming a better version of themselves by exploring therapy and healing. I integrate multiple modalities of practice, including: systems approach, structural family therapy. I AM ONLY AVAILABLE ON WEEKEND MORNINGS

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Taylor Hageman

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed therapist in Georgia with seven years of therapy experience. Therapy has been a calling for me since I was younger, and I continued to feel called the older I became. Even after seven years in practice, I still say every day that this is my dream job. I graduated from Valdosta State University in 2013 with my Bachelor's and then again in 2015 with my Master's. I began my career in the world of drug court, where I spent several years helping and learning from those who struggled with addictions. I then moved over to the community mental health field, where I still currently practice. I have worked with a wide range of populations--from those who suffer from severe and persistent mental illnesses, to teenagers, to mothers with postpartum depression, and all the way down to adolescents. I believe strongly in serving the underserved and seeing those who aren't otherwise noticed in our society. I believe everyone deserves to be heard and to have the opportunity to tell their story. Everyone's story is important, and I consider it one of the greatest honors of my life to hear so many. I use person centered approaches and have extensive experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I firmly believe that the brave person (you) seeking support should dictate how their sessions go. I consider myself a partner in your healing--I will walk with you each step and assist you in learning how to live the life you want and be who you want to be or don't want to be. You are so brave for being here today. I am honored and humbled to walk with you in your healing--whatever that may look like. My availability can be discussed during our first session.

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Laurie Carlton

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSleeping disordersSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Janice Lundeen

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

I am licensed in Idaho and Georgia with 18 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 that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Marsha Henderson

Offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed therapist with 15 years of professional experience. I have experience in helping clients in areas such as conflict resolution, family dynamics, depression, anxiety, coping with grief and loss, improving healthy communication, parenting strategies, and other areas. As a clinician I maintain a judgment-free environment where clients have a safe place to come and express their thoughts and feelings.

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Ashley Maloy

Offering therapy in GA
Family conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue. 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.

How to find counseling in Ochlocknee

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

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

Ochlocknee 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 Ochlocknee 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 Ochlocknee 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 31773 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 Ochlocknee 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 Ochlocknee.

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 Ochlocknee 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 Ochlocknee, 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.

Ochlocknee 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 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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