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Amanda Carter

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
16 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. I graduated in 2004 from Richmont Graduate University. Since that time I have worked with people of all ages and numerous concerns. I particularly enjoy working with those individuals suffering from grief, trauma, and process addictions such as pornography. I believe a client centered approach is crucial regardless of the therapeutic interventions used. Research consistently shows that the therapeutic relationship itself (rather than the technique used) is what produces most meaningful change. In terms of ideologies I often use CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). I am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

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Kwesi Franco

Offering therapy in GA
License: M.S.,Eds.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issues
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been working in this field for over 24 years. I have a Masters Degree from Georgia State University and The Psychological Studies Institute. I have also garnered a Specialist degree from Georgia State University. I have worked in a multitude of settings and I am well prepared to help you with your specific needs. The counseling process is a safe place where you can grow in areas of your life and come to a greater sense of well-being over time. I come from an Adlerian and Cognitive Behavioral background. From our time together we will look at core thoughts and beliefs and beliefs that you have exhibited throughout your life. We will examine how these patterns have affected you in the past and how they are affecting you now. We will also process where these patterns may have come from and how they may have formed. I want you to know that counseling is a process of self-discovery and you are the one in charge of the path that we go. I will be a guide assisting you along this path and encouraging you to push deeper so that you can reach the goals that you have stated. The pace will be up to you but be reminded that you will get out what you are willing to put into the process. I truly do look forward to working with you on this journey and speaking to you in future sessions.

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Reagen Jackson

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW,CFSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
13 years of experience

My name is Reagen Jackson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia. I obtained my Bachelor of Social Work degree from Clark Atlanta University in 2001 and my Master of Social Work degree with a clinical concentration from New York University in 2002. In addition, I am also a Certified Financial Social Worker that can assist with helping you identify and improve your behavioral relationship with your finances. I’ve had the opportunity to work as a therapist in diverse settings including an emergency shelter for children, residential setting for adolescents, outpatient, an alternative school as a crisis counselor, and in an acute psychiatric inpatient setting for adults. I have experience dealing with issues such as anxiety, stress related to workplace issues, finances, and life events, anger management, self-esteem, young adult issues, women’s issues, and life transitions. The therapeutic process is a collaborative experience. My goal is to provide you with a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where you can safely explore thoughts and feelings and work on learning strategies to meet your self-identified goals. I take an eclectic approach to therapy and use interventions that fit your specific needs. I usually check messages twice daily. I offer live chat, video, and phone sessions and update my calendar regularly to reflect my most up to date availability. Feel free to message me through Better Help at any time if you have questions or if you are ready to begin your journey to a new way of life.

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Goziam Ogwu

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefBipolar disorder
15 years of experience

It can never be easy to admit when we’re struggling in life, and often times, whether it’s family, friends, coworkers, and or other types of relationships, trying to untangle the balls of confusion and the uncertainty impacting our hearts, can be stressful. Moreover, it may even cause us sadness, worry and affect our ability to sleep at night. Other matters can also clinch at hearts, such as dealing with loss of a loved one, difficulties with life transitions, desiring an enriching fuller life, or even the realization that your child may be struggling. Given these points, if this is you, then you have come to the right place. Together, we will think through what you want to work on and develop a plan to achieve your goals. I will help you sort through confusion and turmoil and equally help you change patterns that may be unhealthy. I offer a confidential, non-judgmental space where you can explore and move from just surviving to thriving. My style is one of many with a focus on recognizing how unhealthy behavior and thought patterns occur, providing tools necessary to manage stress and getting solutions. Without delay, in an objective space you can explore and move towards changing and receiving the life you’ve wanted.

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Charles Zaglin

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
22 years of experience

I am a Trauma/PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) psychotherapist licensed in Georgia with approximately 20 years of experience both as a Traumatologist in working with clients and as a researcher. As a survivor of Trauma/PTSD for over 40+ years I have been fortunate in watching and participating in the treatment of survivors from before PTSD was officially recognized as a separate and distinctive disorder by the Psychological Community in 1980. My therapeutic style is first and foremost empathic, open, honest and interactive. Much too often individuals suffering from the exposure to Trauma live in a world of silence never feeling that they can truly tell their story without being judged negatively. This approach combines being present for my clients along with an existentialist philosophy of self-empowerment. This approach combines the search for Meaning in one’s own life the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as but one tool to illicit s along with the realization that Trauma/PTSD is in many ways like the multiple layers of an onion. There are numerous layers of psychological discord from exposure to Trauma than can’t be seen on the surface ranging from depression and anxiety to sleep disorders and that which lies in between. Together we will tailor a protocol specific to each person’s needs. One of the most difficult steps in the healing process is acknowledging the negative influence these Traumatic event[s] have had and continue to have in influence your life in a negative direction. The exciting and powerful step in regaining control over your own existence you have already taken by reaching out for help. I look forward to working with you on your journey.

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Joshalyn Levister

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA,LPC,NCC
AddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemCoaching
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of counseling experience after graduating with a master's in counseling. I am often called "Care Bear" for many reasons. I am a people's person who is passionate about people and their well-being. I am one who listening to understand and to help with any needs dealing with mental health. I am motivated to help people in any positive manner. I have worked with very special populations to me from homeless, to patients with medical issues that cause a lot of stressors such as HIV, clients in the prison systems, and substance abuse. I look forward to helping you one caring step at a time.

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Kelly James-Fraser

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

I am a counselor licensed in Georgia with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist primarily with children, young adults, and veterans suffering from PTSD. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, severe and chronic mental health issues, and military related issues. I have worked extensively with many individuals who have experienced physical trauma and/or emotional abuse. My career history includes working inpatient with chronic pervasive mental illness, working inpatient with children in crisis, working inpatient on a forensic unit with patients who have been court ordered and found not guilty by reason of insanity, working for The Department of Corrections providing therapy and parole evaluation, and working in a group private practice servicing primarily children, adolescents, young adults, couples, and the veteran population. My therapy style is person centered and solution focused. My approach is an eclectic mix and I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Brian Musolf

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia and South Carolina with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Robert Rosen

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoaching
40 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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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Barbara Austin

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Connecticut, Georgia and Rhode Island with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Summertown

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Summertown 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 Summertown 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 Summertown 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 Summertown, 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 Summertown 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 Summertown 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 Summertown 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 Summertown 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 Summertown 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 30441 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 Summertown 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 Summertown 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 Summertown, 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.

Summertown 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

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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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