Life can feel like a Ferris Wheel sometimes, where all you do is ride around and around, waiting for the moment the relentless circle ends. Perry residents know all about Ferris wheels. Perry is the home of the Georgia National Fair. While most people enjoy a little Ferris Wheel ride here and there, others may feel like life is too much like a Ferris wheel with no end in sight.

If you’re struggling to maintain good mental health, please reach out to a Perry-area therapist today for some support. They are here to help you through the difficult times in life, where living feels much less enjoyable than it should be.

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Kayce Bragg

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPCS,LAC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

I look forward to the opportunity to walk this journey together! Let me tell you about myself: I’m a wife, mother to four, and a dog mom! I live in SC but love to travel to see new places and try new things. My favorite place is anywhere with a beach as I love anything involving sunshine and water! Professionally, I am a Board-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, and a Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of South Carolina and have been practicing in the mental health field since 2011. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon, and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois . I am currently working on my Doctorate of Psychology and was EMDR trained in 2021. I am very person-centered in my work with clients as I believe that you know you better than I know you! My practice is solution-focused as I believe in focusing more heavily on the problems you’re experiencing right now and working together to develop effective strategies for improving not only your current symptoms, but also your overall life satisfaction. I often incorporate Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy at times to help identify problematic thinking and retrain your brain to be more positive! Some other theories I believe in are Positive Psychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have significant expertise in dealing with adults (18+) who are experiencing the following: various mental illnesses (including but not limited to Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, other Psychotic Disorders, Depression, Anxiety); difficulty adapting to life situations; relationship issues; stress caused by pressure at work or home; grief and loss; self-esteem issues; other difficulties maintaining life balance. I also have experience with addictions issues and am able to help in those areas. I am skilled in aiding others in developing coping skills, interpersonal skills, independent living skills, stress management, personal empowerment and advocacy, healthy leisure habits, and other important life skills. It is important to understand that therapy is about you and what you need, so the process is really driven by the client! My role is to facilitate discussion and prompt new ways of thinking in order to inspire fresh perspectives. :)

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Sandra Johnson

Offering therapy in GA
License: M.Ed,LPC,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
22 years of experience

Hello! I'm Sandra Johnson, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 20 years of experience in the helping profession. I believe that nothing really happens by chance so whichever road that you traveled to get here is because you were already on a journey to wellness. I work daily to create an environment of holistic care that will hopefully assist you in finding your well place. Among issues that I am able to address, but not limited to, that can interfere with current functioning include anxiety, depression, anger, stress, abuse, neglect, grief/loss issues, poor parenting skills, relationship issues, and boundary issues. I approach counseling from a cognitive-behavioral perspective. Patterns of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that interfere with present functioning are examined. Various other perspectives and strategies are used based on the client’s individual issues and needs. Remember that wellness is an ongoing process. No matter where you are in that process it is always time for a wellness check. You may be in the prevention process or on your way to recovery as well as the hundred captions in between, but where ever you are in your process, I am here to help you assess, treat and continue the beautiful unfolding of your most well self. I look forward to meeting you and to working with you as you continue on your journey to wellness. See you soon!

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Jacqueline Caskey-James

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC, CPCS
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2005 in Georgia. I received my Certified Professional Clinical Supervisors Certification in 2007. I retired June 1, 2023 as The Director of Student Health and Counseling for Fort Valley State University; Fort Valley, Georgia for 18 years. And I own CJ Hope Professional Counseling, LLC. (HOPE)HELPING OTHER PEOPLE EVOLVE I am very passionate about helping others to raise their levels of functioning from onset of Mental illness, depression, anxiety, self-esteem rebuilding, conflict resolution, just sometimes having a bad day. We all have them in one way or the other sometimes. We all have different individual lives in my opinion, and my goal is to help others develop and maintain healthy thoughts, feelings. I was appointed by the Peach County, Georgia County Commissioners to serve on The Department of Behavioral Health Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Community Service Board as a voting member with 3 years terms. We are compassionate, yet that additional layer of support that always helps when pursuing greatness for our clients. To see one client improve on a consistent routine is super fantastic. I was also appointed by the Fort Valley State University's President to serve on the University Systems of Georgia Board of Regents Mental Health Task force as a voting member. " We must always be kind to others and to ourselves with good self care". This is my recipe to helping others. I am proud to be a Licensed Professional Counselor in the great state of Georgia. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. 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 a change. I prefer that my style meet needs of the client. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. Due to the pandemic times have changed that extra bit of comfort and consoling as we work through models with the sad and depressed. But I have learned to be creative encouragement for the client, create a calm safe space and begin your working relationship .

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Dr. Elena Felipe-Valera

Offering therapy in GA
License: PhD,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
23 years of experience

Looking for solutions to transition into your best life? Are conflict, trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, relationships, and/or grief getting in your way of a balanced life? Are you a healthcare worker or first responder struggling with compassion fatigue and post-traumatic stress? If so, invest in you! Find your voice and your power and live your best life! Elena Felipe is a psychotherapist and coach who utilizes a holistic approach, using EMDR, Brainspotting, solution-focused therapy, and life coaching to positively impact the lives of her clients. She has accrued a range of experiences that give her a unique perspective of what it takes to help people achieve real growth and healing.

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Dr. Kathy Farley-Cook

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Family conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
4 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) working with clients who have presented with grief/loss, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, family conflicts, parenting challenges, and relationship concerns. My non-judgmental, therapeutic style embodies empathy, trust, sensitivity, care, and genuineness while delivering high-quality services. During the session(s), I often utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. However, if theoretical approaches are not suitable for the client(s), I employ other approaches based on their need(s). I am of the belief that it takes a lot of courage to seek professional help and commend you for taking the first step. I look forward to us working together!

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Tracy Kristalakis

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
27 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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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Tamekia Howard

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience

Selfcare is not selfish. Give yourself permission to place the oxygen mask over your own face first, now breath. Inhale. Exhale. It takes a ton of commendable courage to reach out for a shoulder to lean on. It is perfectly ok to recognize when you are operating on empty. You cannot pour from an empty cup. It is perfectly ok to receive, especially when you are the one who is constantly sacrificing and giving. It is time for you to pour back into yourself. Human beings are not designed to be an island. Give yourself the gift of healing and recovery. I will meet you where you are and help you along your healing and recovery journey. I have been in the field of behavioral health since 2001. I specialize in treating mental health and chemical addictions simultaneously. I am a board approved Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with board approval to serve mental health needs across the USA. I am an internationally and locally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICAADC-CAADC) with board approval to serve around the world and Georgia. I am certified nationally and locally as a Master Addictions Counselor (MAC-CMAC) with board approval to serve across the USA and Georgia. I am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Trauma Focused, Person Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy etc. I embrace an eclectic approach to provision of therapeutic services. I believe in meeting people where they are while embracing their cultural beliefs and practices. You deserve peace of mind. You deserve to be the best version of your true authentic self. I am willing to empower you with taking back your voice, power, freedom and identity. YOU DESERVE HEALING AND WELLNESS. YOU ARE WORTHY. Reach out for day, evening and weekend appointments.

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Amber Chambers

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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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Terri Beard

Offering therapy in GA
License: M.Ed,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Hi! My name is Terri Beard and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I earned my Master's degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling from Texas Tech University. Go RED RAIDERS!! My experience includes working with individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, career challenges, mood disorders, substance use issues, and OCD. I have also worked with clients who struggle with stress, loss, abuse/neglect, and the frustrations of life. I would describe my approach as empathetic, goal oriented, and client centered. I use Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution focused therapy, LGBTQ+ Affirming and Motivational interviewing to help my clients set goals and objectives, work through their traumas, and feel empowered once they have met their goals. I am also trained in EMDR Therapy. I enjoy helping people through challenging situations. I provide a warm and non-judgmental environment, allowing us to better work together and reach your goals. Everyone deserves to have someone they can easily talk to; let me be that person for you. I look forward to working with you and guiding you in meeting your therapeutic goals.

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Charlar Barnes

Offering therapy in GA
Career difficultiesCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama and Georgia with 7 years of professional work experience. I am an Army veteran. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & intimacy related issues. 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!

How to find counseling in Perry

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Perry 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 Perry 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 Perry 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 Perry, 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 Perry 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 Perry 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 Perry 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 Perry 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 Perry 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 31069 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 Perry 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 Perry 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 Perry, 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.

Perry 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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