They say that home is where the heart is, and you know that coming home can be such a relief at the end of a long day. Some days just seem so much harder than others lately. This can be a sign of depression and you should talk to one of the counselors based in Stockbridge about how to feel better. 

The town of Stockbridge was named after a traveling professor, Levi Stockbridge, but it does not take a professor to tell that you are just not feeling as good as usual. If you think you may be suffering from depression or some other emotional issue, there are many dedicated counselors in Stockbridge that can help you. 

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Mark Mazzoni

Offering therapy in GA
License: M.S. LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
20 years of experience

Hello, my name is Mark and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia. I have been working in mental health for twenty years. I have raised five children and have a lot of life experience in addition to my professional training. My Bachelor's Degree is in Religious Studies and my Master's Degree is in Community Mental Health Counseling. I have two years of training in Christian Counseling where I was certified through my church. My counseling approach is one of collaboration. We will work as a team and put our minds together to find solutions. Once the problem is identified we can come up with a set of steps with small goals along the way to achieve. When you achieve a goal we will make a new one to get you another step closer to your end goal and a successful/desired outcome. As part of the work we do I will likely assign homework to complete between sessions and sometimes I will challenge you with a therapeutic task. Part of your job in our work together is to be as open and honest with me as you can. If you are having a bad day I want to know about it. My role as a therapist is to listen to you in a non-judgmental way, provide unconditional support, and be genuine and authentic at all times. Together we will create a plan to tackle problems one by one. We will prioritize what is most urgent and start there. I believe people can/will get better when they work at it regardless of the challenge they face. I use elements from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Adlerian Psychology primarily when helping in addition to Spiritual Therapy for my Christian clients that request it. I am a natural encourager and believe in my client’s ability to improve. Years of experience working with all age groups, in varied settings and diverse populations providing therapy for clients with severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders has prepared me to help if given the chance. I look forward to working with you!

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Darlene Fletcher

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
20 years of experience

Congratulations on taking the first step to facilitating change. My name is Darlene. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I hold a M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling and a M.A. in Human Services Counseling . I have enjoyed a professional career working with diverse populations in a number of different settings. My experience includes but is not limited to Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Domestic Violence, Trauma Related Experiences, PTSD and C-PTSD, Social Anxiety and more. My counseling style is compassionate. I do not believe in attaching stigma to mental health. I strongly believe one should care for mental health as they would any other health condition. In a warm, and caring environment I help facilitate the the areas you care to address and changes you are ready to make. My approaches are client centered, cognitive behavioral, solution focused and trauma informed.

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Crystal Wright

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
12 years of experience

I have had the honor of working with people from all walks of life, providing support to those affected by stress, trauma, and mental health symptoms for over a decade. I believe in creating a safe and welcoming space to process thoughts and feelings and identify your needs. Your services will be based on a professional relationship characterized by trust and respect while collaborating on your personally tailored treatment goals. I vow to meet you where you are and move along at your pace. I acknowledge the courage and motivation it takes to seek support and work on a more fulfilling and happier life. Hope, safety, and healthy relationships (first with oneself and then with others), lead to healing and mental wellness. The process is attained through connection, reflection, and foundation. The primary goal is to help you identify and cope more effectively with problems in daily living and to deal with internal conflicts to achieve more satisfying personal and interpersonal relationships. This purpose is accomplished by 1. Establishing healthy rapport, connection, and attachment in a nurturing and safe environment. 2. Increasing personal awareness of obstacles and strengths. 3. Taking personal responsibility to make the changes necessary to attain your goals. 4. Identifying specific psychotherapy goals. 5. Utilizing all available community, medical, and self-help resources. Psychotherapy involves a large commitment of time, money, and energy, so you should be mindful about the services you select. For psychotherapy to be most successful, you will be encouraged to actively work on things talked about, both during sessions and at home. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to address them as they arise. You will be so glad that you invested in yourself during this time of therapy.

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Dr. Telina Mathews

Offering therapy in GA
License: PhD, LCMHC-S
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
17 years of experience

Hello, My name is Dr. Telina Mathews, and I have 17 years of counseling experience and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor-Supervisor & a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist-Associate in North Carolina. I have experience in the areas of depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, family conflict, self-image, and life changes to name a few. The foundation of my therapeutic process revolves around a combination of therapies including person centered, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy. I enjoy counseling and getting to know individuals as they take on the journey to make changes in their lives. My approach to counseling consists of relationship building, mutual respect, and self-empowerment. I look forward to working with you!

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Gail Weinstein

Offering therapy in GA
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience

Hi! My name is Gail, and I have worked with children, individuals and families for almost two decades! I love working with all populations, but I especially love helping people who are struggling with inner woundedness left over from childhood trauma. I love the healing process, and I appreciate supporting clients as they work through their struggles, heal their childhood wounds, show up authentically as they are, and connect more deeply with their children, their partners, and themselves. I would be honored to help you through the healing process and partner with you on your path to joy and self-discovery. I especially enjoy working with young to middle aged women, because I have been through all those transitions- from high school and college graduation, job changes, dating, friendships, self-discovery, and finally marriage, pregnancy, and raising children. My specialties include an understanding of the Enneagram (I'm a certified teacher/professional) as well as conscious parenting- I am certified by Dr. Shefali Tsabary. I consider myself a "human potentialist." I believe in my clients; I believe in their ability to create goals, experience profound growth, and create positive and lasting changes. I would appreciate any client who seeks me out for therapy to be open to looking inward, embracing their full potential, and have some open mindedness towards the Enneagram, since I refer to it in my work.

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Tracy Edwards

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Family conflicts
11 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor in schools, home, and community settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, ODD, and trauma. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, and trauma-focused therapy. I will tailor our interactions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Kimberly Jones

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesSelf esteem
12 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia with ten-years of experience working as a therapist, assessor and psychometrist. I have worked with clients that present with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues and parenting issues. I have also worked with many people who have experienced physical trauma and/or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I present with an open-mind and believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, solution focused and client-centered therapy. I have an array of experiences working with individuals, adolescents and families within diverse cultures. I look forward to working with you on your journey to achieve your goals.

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Alexandra Pajak

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience

Thank you and congratulations on your brave choice to seek support. Admitting to and seeking out extra support for difficult times is so important for our health and well-being. My approach to therapy is supportive and direct. My primary modality is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), with graduate degrees from the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech. My specialties include grief counseling, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. I look forward to working together.

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Jasmine Harden

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Therapy is not a one size fit all and neither are the interventions from the framework I use in sessions (Dialectical Behavioral, Cognitive Behavior , Trauma Focused, and Acceptance and Commitment therapies). I will tailor our dialogue 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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Yerina Knoblock

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, licensed in California and Georgia with 19 years of professional experience. I currently serve a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are trauma, abuse, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, co-dependency and self-esteem. I am an interactive therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. I understand that taking the first step toward seeking support is a significant decision, and I am here to guide you on your journey. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. Whether you are looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

How to find counseling in Stockbridge

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Stockbridge 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 Stockbridge 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 Stockbridge 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 Stockbridge, 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 Stockbridge 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 Stockbridge 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 Stockbridge 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 Stockbridge 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 Stockbridge 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 30281 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 Stockbridge 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 Stockbridge 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 Stockbridge, 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.

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

30253, 30281

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