The City of Sandersville, Georgia in Washington County was inhabited in 1783 by some Revolutionary War veterans who received grants to the land. Although it was first known as White Ponds, the city’s name was later changed to Sandersville to honor the trading post owner, Mark Saunders who was important in the town’s history.

Learning about your own history can be fun and it can also be good for your health because there are many illnesses that can be hereditary. Some of these include cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and even mental health conditions. If you have any concerns about your mental health, make an appointment with one of the many Sandersville area therapists for help.

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Kimberly Swanson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): PsyM,LPC,CHT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia and I have over 5 years of experience working with adults with anxiety, depression, PSTD, and other life stressors ranging from coping with chronic illness to going through a relationship issue. My approach to counseling is to guide and to help you determine the best approach for improving your well-being. I tend to use a person-centered, solution-focused, along with cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches; however, I can modify my therapeutic techniques to meet the needs of each client. Seeking counseling and asking for help can be very difficult for some individuals so I like to create a comfortable atmosphere free of judgmental views and criticism. No one should feel bad about receiving counseling to better and improve one’s life. Let's get started, I look forward to hearing from you.

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Teresa Smoak

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC,MAC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina and Georgia with 10 years of experience in the field of mental health. I have worked across a span of settings with people who have a wide range of concerns. My background includes but is not limited to working with people with mood disorders, symptoms of psychosis, stress, anger, trauma, and anxiety. My therapeutic style is collaborative and person-centered. My belief is that if we work together, we can optimize your well-being both mentally and physically. I am passionate about the work that I do and believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect. I have found that having someone who will listen openly and without judgement helps many start their journey to work towards learning how to better manage life. I believe in meeting you where you are at and helping you to build from there. I want to walk with you on this journey and be a guide along the way. My goal is to help you feel empowered and capable of getting through whatever it is that is creating distress in your life. I strive to assure that each session you leave with feeling heard, a better understanding and sense of self and and a helpful action that can be taken to practice in between sessions. You have already taken the first steps by seeking help and I encourage you to follow through and take the brave step to now start that journey by booking your first counseling session. I look forward to working with you!

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Robbie Ouzts

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): MEd, NCC, LPC
Career difficultiesCoping with life changes
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, my name is Robbie Brawner Ouzts, MEd, NCC, LPC, CCC, BCC. I look forward to working with you. While I am a counselor and coach, I have been on both sides of the table! No one ever reached their goals and solved all problems alone, and we all need help from time to time. The most successful executives, athletes, students, and happiest people have mentors, coaches, counselors, and board of directors; however, you choose to label; someone who has their best interest in mind, confide, and trust. It can be somewhat intimidating, but I invite you to meet with me. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia and Mississippi. I am board certified by The National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC). National Career Development Certified Career Counselor (CCC) focuses on essential factors in training and experience, including counseling and specialization in career development, theory, and practice. Board Certified Coach (BCC) who has met educational and training requirements, passed psychometrically coaching exam, coaching experience, professional peer references, committed to continuing education. Additionally, I am a Gallup Strength Coach. I have over 25 years of experience working with college students (BS/MS/Ph.D.), adults in transition, recruiting, leadership, health, and fitness coaching. I have worked in CA, GA, and MS. My scope of practice has included ages, from middle school to retirees. I work with many populations, ages, domestic/ international students, and mid-career changers. I also have experience outside the educational counselor realm as a recruiter and consultant. I have worked with clients with many issues, including depression, lack of focus, anxiety, low self-esteem, career development challenges. My counseling style is interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I meet you where you are and never make assumptions. It takes courage to seek assistance and take steps toward making a change. If you are ready to take that step, I will support you through this journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Angel Bryant

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a professional license counselor and a certified rehabilitation counselor for the state of Georgia. I’ve been working in this profession for over 15 years and truly devoted to helping individual maximize their life quality from a holistic perspective. I have a masters degree in rehabilitation counseling from Georgia State University. The population that I have worked with consist of individuals with diverse disabilities, disabled Veterans, LGBT, post trauma ciand individual with circumstances of depression anxiety going through diverse life changes. I also have provided support with individuals in life coaching as well as career pathways. My philosophy and counseling approach embraces person centered thinking and mindful therapy. I truly believe that an individual resiliency and ability to adapt to change during life circumstances is achievable! I’m excited to work with you and look forward to our conversation.

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Taneisha Moss

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & depression. 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. 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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Raessha Stanley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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.

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Linda Beard Bolton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesGriefParenting issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & 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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Christina Arp

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Georgia and South Carolina with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with substance use, bipolar disorder, depression, and other serious mental illnesses. I am an advocate for the recovery model and I believe that you are the expert of your story with 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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Viva Steed

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCoachingCompassion fatigue
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & executive and professional coaching. 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.

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Dwanne Clayton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida with 15 years of professional work experience, and I have been providing therapy for five of those years. I have experience helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, couples counseling, family conflicts, self-esteem, motivation, and confidence. We all can experience times in our lives that involve dynamic changes requiring constant adjustment. Life isn't always easy, but getting the help you need can get you one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path for growth and well-being. You are the expert on your story and have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. I strive to help you uncover your true potential and ultimately reach your goals by implementing solution-oriented strategies for successful transformation. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. My goal is to help you lead a well-balanced life that is purposeful and pleasing to you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage, and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Sandersville

Finding the best therapist close by in Sandersville 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 Sandersville 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 Sandersville. 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 Sandersville, 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 Sandersville 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 Sandersville 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 Sandersville area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Sandersville 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 Sandersville, elsewhere in Washington, or in the greater state of Georgia.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Sandersville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Sandersville 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 Sandersville 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 Sandersville 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Sandersville online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Sandersville, 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 Sandersville psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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 therapist, including the therapists in Sandersville 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 Sandersville 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 with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Sandersville 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Sandersville 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 in Sandersville?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Sandersville 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.

Sandersville 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 Sandersville 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 Sandersville 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 31082 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 Sandersville counselor?

Before seeing your Sandersville 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 Sandersville.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 Sandersville 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 Sandersville 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 with a therapist 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 therapist 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 Sandersville, 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.

Sandersville 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 during telehealth appointments?

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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