Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 8

I knew I was called to be a mental health therapist when I was an abused and confused 11 years old foster child sitting in a therapist’s office myself. It was the very first time I ever felt safe. Since then I've gone on to receive my PhD in Mental Health Counseling and a degree in Hypnotherapy. I completed my internship at a women's residential substance abuse facility assisting women to increase their self-esteem, self-worth, self-image, process their trauma and grief, manage their anxiety and depression, and taught various life skills. I then went on to work in...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 20

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and Developmental Disabilities Professional who has worked in the counseling and social services field for 20+ years. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Spelman College in 1997. I earned the distinction of graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling & Psychological Services from Clark Atlanta University in 2003. While at Clark Atlanta University, I served as President of the Honor Society. I have extensive experience providing a variety ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 14

Welcome to Better Help! Looking for a therapist can be a very challenging time as you may already by having a difficult time, but I am so glad you are reaching out today. My name is Jessica Triplett and I am experienced in many therapeutic techniques and utilize these to create an individualized plan for you. I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with my master’s degree in Social Work in 2006. For the last 14 years, I’ve worked with homeless youth, adolescence experiencing mental health crisis to working in the medical system supporting people with new ca...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 15

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 ...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 18

I am a licensed counselor in Georgia and Pennsylvania with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist, life coach and leader of mental health and intellectual / developmental programs. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, psychosis, relationship issues, self-esteem struggles, career challenges and difficulties adjusting to life transitions. My counseling style is compassionate and interactive. I believe there are multiple paths to recovery and healing. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solut...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 20

Hello! I am a master's level counselor with licenses in multiple states. I completed my Master of Science in Psychology with a Clinical Emphasis in 2002, and I received additional graduate level training in 2015 to obtain licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa. I am currently licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi and Georgia, and I have been previously licensed as a Licensed Psychological Examiner in Arkansas and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa. My approach to therapy tends to be eclectic and individualized base...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 8

Starting or re-starting therapy can sometimes feel overwhelming – it takes courage to look at how you’re feeling or what you’re going through and decide to reach out to a therapist who can walk with you through challenging emotions, relationship dynamics, life changes, and personal goals. Maybe you’re not quite sure where to start, but you know you would like to explore what you’re feeling, your identity, or ways to continue to grow. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, I seek to create a safe, respectful space to em...

Specialties: LGBT
Years of experience: 47

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and a pastoral counselor. I have practiced in the Atlanta, Georgia area for over 40 years where I have had the privilege to help couples with relationships in serious difficulty as well as individuals who are struggling with discomfort over their gender assigned at birth. I do assist with gender transition and have written clearance letters for well over 200 people. I really like challenges, and if your relationship problems seem impossible to solve I would love to work with you. If you have struggled with your ge...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 30

I am a licensed professional counselor in Georgia with 30 years of experience. I identify myself as a cognitive behavior therapist with an emphasis on helping my clients focus on their strengths and resources. I have experience in helping clients with depression, anxiety, addictions, grief and loss, and self esteem and confidence 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 ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma, and abuse. 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 seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of experience: 17

I am licensed in Georgia with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, parenting issues, & anger management. I have worked with various populations to include children (4 - 12), adolescents (13 - 19) and adults of all ages. I am able to adapt to client's needs using different theories and approaches depending on what they may need during the session. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific nee...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 5

I am licensed in Georgia with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, 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. 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. I have a great passion for helping children, teens, and a...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 7

If, I ask you to describe the mask you wear, what would you say? Does the mask you wear help you feel protected and safe? Feeling protected, not showing the “real you” or the hurt and pain you suppress down. Living with depression but showing up as “perfectly fine.” You carry the burdens of everyone else hoping to help them. Being everyone’s superhero is a distraction from your own needs and desires. You may even go as far as saying, you are unheard and seen. But your mask covers the “real you.” With over 7 years of experience, my mission is to help you evolve c...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 10

My name is Meranda and I’m so happy you took this step towards your healing journey! I am licensed counselor (LPC) in Georgia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (adhd). 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 s...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 19

I am a licensed therapist in Georgia, with 19 years of experience providing therapy. I have experience in helping clients from all walks of life from a multi-cultural perspective. I’ve worked with clients that are dealing with challenges managing life-stress, anxiety, trauma, abuse, depression, addiction, and self-confidence. My priority is working 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 gettin...

How To Find Counseling Ray City

Finding the best therapist close by in Ray City can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Ray City 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 Ray City. 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 Ray City, 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, these professionals 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 Ray City 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 Ray City counselors 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 Ray City area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Ray City
  • DBT in Ray City
  • Substance use therapy in Ray City
  • Couples therapy in Ray City

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Ray City, 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 Ray City, elsewhere in Berrien, 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 Ray City area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Ray City 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 Ray City 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 in Ray City: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Ray City: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Ray City: $100
  • Therapy in Ray City: $80

While many psychologists in Ray City may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Ray City and elsewhere throughout the state of Georgia you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Ray City, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Ray City above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Ray City 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Ray City 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 Ray City 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 Ray City therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Ray City counselor 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 almost one million people in Ray City, GA, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 31645 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 in Ray City can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Ray City 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Ray City 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 Ray City, 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.

Ray City has many professionals 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. In Ray City, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Ray City.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Ray City:

31645