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Kathleen Bazile

Offering therapy in GA
License: PhD, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! I am Kathleen Bazile and as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC), I believe that total health comes from healing the mind, body, and spirit. My goal is to not only help my clients understand and become educated about mental health issues but also find valuable coping skills that are unique to them, so they can get one step closer to living a more authentic, healthy, and fulfilling life. I especially enjoy helping young women, who are going through psychological distress. My mission is to help women discover their authentic and empowered selves and create a life that allows them to thrive instead of just surviving. I practice integrative and evidence-based methods and have been formally trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Hypnotherapy. After fourteen years, I have provided effective psychotherapy to various clients with a diverse range of mental health severities and difficulties including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, sexual trauma, low self-esteem, grief and loss, major life changes, and other emotional problems. My latest training has been working with veterans and getting a better understanding of the role military culture plays in the mental health of the soldiers and their families. I strive in creating a safe, non-judgmental, trusting environment, and therapeutic relationship so that you are willing to let me walk beside you on your journey and practice the changes we develop together. My journey in counseling began at Rollins College, where I earned my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health. My quest for excellence led me to Mercer University, achieving a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision. When I don't have my therapist hat on, I can be found out in nature, and having laughs with family and friends. I look forward to walking with you on your journey of growth. Change, whether internal or external, is never easy. But in order to be our best selves it is a necessity. However, find comfort in knowing that you don't have to go about it alone :-)

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Kalene McSwain-Faulkner

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I have a wealth of experience in what life has taught me through times of sorrow, pain, grief and other times so much joy. We all have different seasons in our life. Throughout life we will need different pieces to create our puzzle. My knowledge also comes from higher education and practice of that knowledge throughout my career. I am well rounded with experience from young to older clients. Serving 10 years in the military taught me how to and the importance of working with an array of different people from various backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, religions, sexualities, and overall different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. My passion is in supporting others through various parts of their journeys utilizing practical approaches that are evidence based. Some therapy strategies may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing Techniques, Supportive Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Whole Health, and a variety of other strategies or a mixture thereof. I am looking forward to supporting you by first listening, clarifying what is heard, and overall supporting your individuality. Therapy strategies are not a one size fits all. If you do not wish to have someone who is highly motivated, thinks positively and continually supports using your strengths, believes that YOU CAN each and every time, then I am not the one for you. There are many coaching and motivational principles that I incorporate as it is truly my personality. Remember, you are unique and in order for me to adjust what is needed, I will need your feedback and honesty of what is working or what you may need more of. I look forward to supporting you during this part of your journey.

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Robin Mixon

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

Hi! My name is Robin H Mixon, and I am an LCSW in Georgia. I’ve been proving therapy services for about 20 years. Much of my experience has been working with adults in community mental health as well as in private practice with an emphasis on anxiety, stress management, depression, family/relationship vulnerabilities, communication difficulties, and work/life balance. My approach to therapy is primarily solution-focused and CBT although I have experience in other therapeutic approaches. I am level 3 Gottman trained as well. I believe that in order to work toward overall well-being, it is important to address challenges from a holistic perspective. I believe in treating others with dignity and respect, with non-judgment, sensitivity, and compassion. My goal is to partner with you to work toward your identified goals. Seeking therapy is not the easiest task - it takes courage to share your world with someone. I do not take that for granted and I look forward to helping you live your best life!

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Marissa Herrera

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
8 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor and have worked in and with various populations and settings of the mental health field. I describe my treatment approach client directive as I believe people are in control of their own lives. I prefer to use and focus on trans-theoretical models of solution focus behavioral therapy, cognitive recovery oriented therapy, motivational interviewing, and embracing change therapy. I have a passion to help individuals who are ready to get back to themselves as I believe everyone has the capacity to find their own truth, challenge negative belief systems, and learn more about their capabilities. My specialities range in treating individuals who have difficulty with cultural and gender identity challenges, adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, neurodevelopmental needs, and life stage changes. I look forward to taking that next step with you!

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Madison Bentley

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,NCC,CPCS
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
19 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor with a Master’s degree in Psychology and Counseling from Troy Alabama University, a National Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor in the State of Georgia. I am a member of the Licensed Professional Counseling Georgia Association (LPCGA) and have served on various community boards within the CSRA. Over the past 23 years, I have worked with children, adults and families on multiple levels. I provide individual, couples, group and family counseling services to address mental health and/or substance use disorders. I also provide consultation to healthcare providers who treat special populations such as LGBTQ+ and provide LGBTQ+ affirming care. Moreover, I treat depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship challenges, parenting challenges, life challenges, etc., I am also trained by Dr. Charlotte Newman Charfen, MD as a death doula and combined with clinical skills, I work with individuals with acute and chronic illness or anyone seeking help with end-of-life services, which also includes working with supports. I also have extensive experience in emergency crisis services for anyone experiencing mental health and/or substance use problems. My treatment style is compassionate and interactive. My therapeutic approach is tailored to each client. Some of the modalities used include EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and person-centered practice. I work with each individual to develop a treatment plan to meet the goals the client wants to achieve. I believe each person has the answer and by talking through life challenges with a counselor, it is possible to obtain a more fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you!

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Janis E. Yates

Offering therapy in GA
AddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteem
6 years of experience

Hello, I am licensed in the state of Georgia with 5 years of professional work experience. My background includes experience helping clients who are coping with substance addictions, relationship issues, motivation and self-confidence, and self-esteem issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that we all have strengths that will assist us with overcoming our challenges. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey toward change and self-love.

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Angela Brooks

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia as well as Louisiana with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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.

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Sandra Pugh

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience

I am a Christian Based Therapist licensed in Georgia with 10 plus years of professional work experience. I am passionate about working with mature women. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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. Allow me to help you find or discover your Love of Life.

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Ara Trembly

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 18 years of professional work experience. I am also a Bible teacher and published author. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & depression. My counseling comes from a Christian perspective, holding the Word of God to be the highest knowledge. 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 positive change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.

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Nneka Owusu Ejiogu

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsGriefAnger management
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Royston

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Royston 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 Royston 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 Royston 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 Royston, 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 Royston 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 Royston 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 Royston 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 Royston 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 Royston 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 30662 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 Royston 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 Royston 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 Royston, 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.

Royston 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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