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Mia Bailey

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. She has over 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field working with children, adolescents, and adults seeking help with anxiety, depression, parenting issues, relationship issues, anger management, crisis and stabilization, substance issues, and life transitions issues. I received my Master of Art in Professional Counseling from Argosy University. I utilizes cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, reality based, mindfulness based, solution focused, and collaborative approaches to therapy to provide positive change, empowerment, and the most appropriate tools for each specific individual and couple. I will act as a coach/motivator for positive change. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs by providing warm support. I will strive to provide a warm and safe environment. A positive and safe therapeutic relationship where you will feel comfortable to collaborate in order to reframe thoughts and beliefs to reach your goals and hopes. I will meet you where you are and address your needs in order for you to learn and empower yourself with tools to be successful in living a meaningful life.

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Celina Vereen

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,Psy.D
AddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
15 years of experience

As a therapist, I work with you to create an atmosphere of acceptance, safety, and affirmation. I work on a holistic and collaboratively level so that parts become a whole and your life begins to move in the direction that you desire. Also, as a life coach, I work with clients who are not necessarily in crisis or a struggle but are seeking a career change or who merely want to flourish in their personal and/or professional lives. I use an eclectic approach, utilizing a variety of orientations and therapies, which are based on your individual needs. I work with many different presenting concerns including substance abuse, anger management, grief, and domestic violence.

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Holly Abbott

Offering therapy in GA
License: M Ed.,LPC,NCC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
12 years of experience

Hi there and welcome to the first step in making a positive change. My name is Holly Abbott and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Alabama and Georgia. I am also nationally certified as a therapist. I have 12 plus years of working with people from all backgrounds. In the past, I have worked in the school system, private practice and with local agencies to help youth and adolescents, individuals and families. I have experience in working with a wide range of concerns and mental health issues, but a few examples are trauma/abuse, ADHD, anxiety/depression, Autism, relationship issues, grief/loss, parenting concerns and life changes. I love people of all ages and backgrounds and feel that I have a calling to help anyone work through difficult times and situations. Showing compassion, acceptance and understanding are only a few of my qualities. I am easy to talk with and aim to create a safe and non-judging environment for you. My counseling approach ranges from cognitive-behavioral, solutions focused, trauma focused cognitive behavior and reality. However, I focus on the client and tailor what is necessary to help you accomplish your goals in therapy. Welcome to the first step in making a positive change in your life. This is journey that I am committed to take with you as you seek to live a more happy, meaningful and fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you!

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Amargo Crenshaw

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience

In establishing a therapeutic relationship between you and myself is to begin with an inviting warm welcome and thank you to you by allowing this journey of engagement between us. All relationships take risks and I am honored to provide a safe space for open dialogue between us. I combine many therapeutic modalities (i.e.,CBT, DBT, to develop your treatment plan by using a strengths-based approach to empower goals tailored to your needs and areas of concern. I use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which is an evidenced-based psychotherapy designed to help people with emotional dysregulation to treat mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and for change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm and substance abuse. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve your mental health by focusing on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortion and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. I use Solution Focused Therapy, is an evidence-based therapeutic approach which incorporates positive psychological practices, principles, and outcomes that helps people change by constructing solutions rather than focusing on their problems. SFT is most commonly known to be a friendly, hope-eliciting, future- orientated vehicle for developing, achieving, motivating and sustaining a desired behavioral change. I use Narrative Therapy, which is a form of psychotherapy that seeks to help people identify their values and skills and knowledge they have to live these values, so they can effectively confront the problems they face in a safe manner. This may also provide space to reflect on historical trauma and family values as it relates to the individual and their goals. My goal is to establish a connection, whereby both you and I will partner, addressing that each person is an individual and worthy of a safe space to heal within themselves and within their relationships. SPECIALTIES Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Depression ADHD Bipolar PTSD Also experienced in: Addictions, Adolescent Defiant Behaviors, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Spiritualness, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue Years of Experience: 20 SERVICES OFFERED MESSAGING PHONE VIDEO LICENSING LPC #010389 (Expires May 2022)

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Kendra Webb-Muhammad

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & bipolar disorder. 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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Marybeth Santoro

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepression
11 years of experience

My name is Marybeth Santoro. I am licensed in Georgia as a licensed professional counselor, LPC. I graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from Valdosta State University and have a Masters in Counseling from Argosy University in Atlanta. I am licensed in Georgia with 11 years of experience helping clients with DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, BI-POLAR DISORDER, PTSD, SELF-ESTEEM, CO-DEPENDENCY, STRESS and many other Mental Health Issues. I believe in a mixed therapeutic approach, depending on the client's needs. In addition, I have a diverse clinical background and worked as a manager for an inpatient psychiatric hospital before going into private practice.

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Dr. Zauditu McCants

Offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSleeping disordersDepression
20 years of experience

Greetings! I’m Dr. Z. E. McCants. I am licensed in Washington D.C., Georgia, Nevada, and Illinois. I have 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, couples therapy, Christian Counseling & sleeping disorders. 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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Egypt Musgrove

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hello and welcome! I'm Egypt, a licensed clinical social worker based in Georgia. It is my privilege to offer guidance and support to women navigating through various life transitions, as well as parents seeking assistance along their parenting journey. Parenting young adults can be a challenging phase, as both parents and their children navigate the transition from adolescence to adulthood. It's common for parents to have certain expectations for their children during this period, and when those expectations aren't met, it can lead to feelings of frustration and isolation. Similarly, supporting women going through life transitions like relationships endings, peri-menopause, and menopause is crucial. These are significant milestones that can bring about a range of physical, emotional and social changes. Many women may feel overwhelmed, confused or even isolated during these periods. I hope to provide empathy and practical strategies that can make a difference in their well being and navigate these transitions smoothly. My approach to therapy is rooted in empathy, collaboration and evidence-based practices. I strive to create a warm and non-judgmental therapeutic environment where you can feel heard, understood, and empowered to make positive changes in your life. I invite you to take the first step towards personal growth and well-being. If you're ready to embark on this journey together or have any questions, please reach out. I would be honored to support you during this transformative process.

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Jasmine Terry

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

Hello! I'm Jasmine, A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Social Work degree from Georgia State University. Over the years, I've had experience working with many populations from children to older adults in many settings including in the community for mobile crisis intervention, inpatient hospitals, partial hospitalization programs, and outpatient care. With a compassionate and empathetic approach, I work with individuals to build a strong foundation to become their best form of self. My practice is person-centered and strengths based focusing on the individual as a whole. I believe everyone has the right to feel heard and supported. I incorporate mindfulness, self compassion tools, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills into sessions to assist clients in managing unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors and address difficult emotions. I enjoy working with teens and adults who are looking to make changes in their lives and better navigate interpersonal relationships. *Please note I am only able to see clients who are physically in the state of Georgia.

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Viva Steed

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCoachingCompassion fatigue
9 years of experience

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.

How to find counseling in Santa Claus

Finding the best therapist close by in Santa Claus 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 Santa Claus. 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 Santa Claus, 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 Santa Claus 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 Santa Claus 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 Santa Claus, elsewhere in Toombs, 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 Santa Claus area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Santa Claus 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 Santa Claus 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 Santa Claus 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 Santa Claus, 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 Santa Claus 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 Santa Claus 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 Santa Claus 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 Santa Claus 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 Santa Claus 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 30436 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 Santa Claus 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 Santa Claus 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 Santa Claus, 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.

Santa Claus 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 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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