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Trevor Knight

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,CPCS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a therapist

Welcome to the BetterHelp Counseling Platform. I do appreciate the trust and confidence you have demonstrated in coming to me for help. Having over twenty-five years in the counseling/helping field leaves me with no doubt that at this point in my career, I am more poised to be of help to anyone who wants to recapture a good sense of self, purpose, and fulfillment in their lives including their marriage and other human relatedness. I graduated from the College of New Rochelle with a bachelor's in Psychology and from Richmont Graduate University with a Masters in Professional Counseling. My approach in counseling takes into account the mental, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual components of the individual with an emphasis on “healing,” transformation, and restoration. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families using some of the most proven treatment orientations such as CBT, REBT, Solution-focused Therapy, Person-centered Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy. Additionally, working at various agencies and hospitals serving individuals with various mood disorders and psychological problems provided me with a broad range of experience in the helping field. As you can see, my passion is rooted in helping families and individuals recapture a sense of true purpose within a caring and professional atmosphere. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and someone with years of experience, I would like to have the opportunity to serve you and help you with the necessary skills to overcome the difficulties for which you are now seeking professional help.

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Dr. Deborah Wilson

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): Ed.D. Counseling,LPC,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
30 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, I am Deborah M. Wilson, Ed.D., LPC, LCDC. I have worked in the field of counseling for almost 30 years, and taught on the graduate level for almost 20 years. I have experience in community mental health and education. My specialties include addictions and and the African diaspora with a specific focus on identity development and consider my approach integrative. I engage clients in a developmental / holistic approach in the therapeutic relationship. The one thing I stress with clients is that counseling works! Research indicates that 80% of clients are able to realize that the cost/ benefit of engaging in counseling if positive overall; and if at first you don't succeed please try it again. I limit my practice to GA, MI, and TX in the U.S. I look forward to working with you! Dr. Wilson

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Victoria Taylor

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC, NCC, MS, MA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia and a Nationally Certified Counselor. I have over ten years of experience as a Substance Abuse and Mental Health therapist working with a wide variety of clients struggling with many different issues. I have a strong background counseling Dual Diagnosis clients as well as clients dealing with grief and loss, anxiety, stress, depression, self esteem and body issues as well as trauma from emotional, physical and sexual abuse. I have also worked with individuals with physical challenges and their families. My clients have told me that my counseling style is very warm and supportive. I am not the therapist who is going to judge you or make you feel bad for any mistakes that you feel like have you made. I have a very strength-based, supportive and and compassionate therapy style. I incorporate different modalities such as cognitive behavioral , humanistic and person centered. I don’t believe in putting people in boxes and you will be treated with respect and more than just a diagnosis. Congratulations on taking the first step towards becoming a healthier and happier version of yourself. It takes courage to take that first step towards change and I am honored to company you on your journey. I will work to help empower you so that you can live your best life. Thank you for considering me. I look forward to working with you

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Erin Laffrey

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,LISW-S
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionADHD
20 years of experience as a therapist

Wherever you are in this moment, is OKAY. The fast pace of today's society can leave us feeling overwhelmed and depleted. Let's work together to identify your stressors and develop positive, mindful coping strategies to make life just a little more bearable. My focus is working with adults who are struggling with anxiety and depression. I will work with you to help identify your triggers and explore strategies to manage your symptoms of depression and anxiety. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in connection with mindfulness and holistic concepts to assist you in learning strategies to manage your thoughts, feelings and actions. I personally find that nature is a grounding source for me. I integrate holistic aspects into our work to help you find your source of strength and calm.

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Terri Evans

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,CPCS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience as a therapist

I am an energetic, efficient Licensed Professional Counselor for both GA and SC. I have experience working in outpatient, inpatient, community, addictions, and virtual settings. I have worked in the counseling arena for the past 13 years. I've had the opportunity to work with individuals from all walks of life whom are aiming to either make a change or "be the change". It is my belief that being compliant, building rapport and partnering with the client, allows for better identification and a "buy in" of resolutions. I incorporate a client centered approach, which enables me to build the necessary rapport to make the therapeutic process less intimidating for the clients to define goals and work towards the achievement of those identified goals. My compassion and empathetic demeanor encourages the client to discuss their deepest emotions and experiences. My self-less attitude allows me to meet the client “where they are at”, providing a safe space free from judgment, but instead providing respect, transparency and genuineness. One of my favorite theoretical orientations is DBT, as I believe that people as a whole are doing the best they can, and with the practice of mindfulness, we can all manage stress, and better cope with serious illness, anxiety and depression.

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Gina Barthelemy-Morton

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC006268
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
13 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, depression, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Shelly Allen

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Travis Thompson

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
13 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, motivation & family conflicts. I also have experience working with depression. My approach to therapy focuses on successful communication and collaboration. Throughout life, you will experience different thoughts and feelings that will be different based on the situation or people involved. However, it is my responsibility to create a conversation space that is welcoming, non-judgmental, and promotes honesty. With these attributes in place and consistently at work, the process of you identifying and expressing your most genuine thoughts and feelings is more simple and clear. Additionally, our discussions will help identify goals, challenge the bounds of your success criteria, reveal strategies for implementing your plans, and help maintain progress with effective self-assessments. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I look forward to working with you.

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Robert Glick

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with 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. 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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Dwayne Williams

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia and Ohio with 15 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 believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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.

How to find counseling in 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 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 Ray City 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 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, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Ray City 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 Ray City 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 Ray City 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 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: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Ray City 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 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 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 Ray City 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 Ray City 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 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. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Ray City 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.

Ray City 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 Ray City 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 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 31645 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 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 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 Ray City.

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 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 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 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 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.

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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.

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