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Laura King

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

My name is Laura King, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) located in Georgia. I received a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Columbus State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The University of North Georgia. I have over 10 years of experience in the field of mental health counseling in both inpatient and outpatient settings as well as within the prison system. Throughout my years as a therapist, I have worked with clients who simply need to talk through life events that they have not adjusted to well all the way to clients who have significant and debilitating mental illnesses. Most recently, I worked for over 3 years in a women's prison treating women who have dual-diagnoses (both a substance problem and a mental health problem) My theoretical orientation is based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I focus on helping clients identify how their thought patterns influence their emotions and behaviors. It is important to me that my clients feel supported during therapy and build upon their strengths to make the positive changes they desire. In recent years I have begun integrating a holistic approach to my counseling practice. I received a certification in Holistic Nutrition in order to provide my clients with increased knowledge of how their daily nutrition impacts their mental health as well as overall wellness.

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Karensa Lynch

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

Hi! I’m Karensa. If you are looking for a counselor who is open-minded, non-judgmental, and fun, you are looking in the right place. My top three core values are kindness, compassion, and genuineness. I have nine years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia, working in community mental health. I have worked with a variety of concerns and diagnoses, such as depression, anxiety, family concerns, relationship issues, abuse and trauma issues, work stress, and many others. I have worked extensively with individuals who have spent long periods of time in the legal system, in and out of jail and prison, and have dealt with subsequent trauma related to these events. I have worked with many college students who are dealing with many concerns such as stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and other stress related to this time of life. I have worked with many different people in many different times in their lives. If you feel like we may be a good match, but are unsure if your area of concern is something I have experience in, please ask. My counseling style is catered towards the individual as I get to know them. I work in Person Centered, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. I feel like learning mindfulness is an important skill for everyone, being something I practice myself. I believe that it is important to look at where each individual is in their life, and what it will take them to move towards achieving their own goals and finding their personal meaning. I believe in setting goals early and checking in often on how you feel like you are progressing towards them. I am gender-affirming, and sex-positive. I practice cultural humility and awareness. My office hours are currently Monday through Friday, hours vary depending on the day, for web, phone, and video session, with availability to be able to respond to messages throughout the week. We will complete an assessment prior to starting therapy so that I can gather information about you and your presenting concerns. I know that there is much stigma around mental health concerns, and seeking counseling is a big step. It is something to be proud of just to be here, and I would be happy to take this journey with you. Trainings: Society for Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities Conference - October 2020 Black History Month Conference - February 2022 Racial Healing, justice, and liberation in queer and trans communities Ethical Counseling of LGBTQ+ LGBTQ Youth: Clinical Strategies to support sexual orientation and gender identity Beyond the (gender) binary Working with Gender Expansive individuals in therapy I also have completed training in many areas other than lgbtq+ specific training, which allows me to meet the needs of a wide diversity of people. I know that there is much stigma around mental health concerns, and seeking counseling is a big step. It is something to be proud of just to be here, and I would be happy to take this journey with you. “Strength grows in the moments you think you can’t go on, but you keep going anyway.”

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Philip Clary

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

My name is Philip Clary, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. I have over 9 years of counseling experience working with individuals, couples, and families in inpatient and outpatient settings. I earned a bachelor’s degree from Mercer University with majors in philosophy and German. I studied for 1 year at Phillips Universität in Marburg, Germany and received a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Fort Valley State University. My ongoing studies in and love of philosophy inform my approach to helping others examine their lives as they seek meaning, direction, and purpose. I am interested in helping you understand, cope with, manage, and reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety and adapt to major changes in life. I work patiently and compassionately with those seeking to understand and come to terms with feelings of shame, loss and grief, meaninglessness, isolation, and ultimately our limited lifespan. I hope to help others, young and old, discover or create their own meaning and purpose in life. I want to help people answer for themselves, “How do I want to live the rest of my life?” and to develop ways to meaningfully connect with others. Please be aware that I am currently only providing text therapy on BetterHelp. My approach to therapy is informed by several useful perspectives. I employ elements of CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), mindfulness-based therapy, existential psychotherapy, and narrative therapy. When appropriate, I incorporate elements of popular culture, such as video games, anime and manga, comics, and super hero literature and movies. These are great resources for story lines that many can relate to in deeper and more meaningful ways than traditional talk therapy. I look forward to working with you to set and meet your goals for your best life. Philip

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Kay Ibarra

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA, LPC, CPCS
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
29 years of experience

I have been a licensed therapist since 1992. I was first licensed in California and held a license in Louisiana for several years until I moved to Georgia. I have been an LPC in Georgia since 2002 where I am also a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. Over the years I have worked in Community Behavioral Health and maintained a private practice. When the Covid Pandemic forced me to work virtually I found that my clients enjoyed the ease of meeting from their homes. This method of practice also allowed me to meet with my clients at times that were most convenient to them. My clients have brought many issues to our sessions including abuse and trauma, depression, stress and anxiety, co-occurring issues, family conflicts, life transition issues, lack of self esteem and confidence as well as communication issues. I provide a safe and validating environment where clients feel comfortable and are able to share their intimate concerns. I am non judgmental, caring and am concerned about my clients growth and happiness. I am adept at many approaches to counseling including Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Mindfulness, Trauma Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Client Centered Therapy and Existential Therapy. Putting it simply, I work with you to help you find peace and happiness. Everyone deserves a fulfilling life and I would honor the opportunity to go on the journey with you.

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Barbara Roberts

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC; CPCS;NBCC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
27 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS), and National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC) with more than thirty years experience. In my clinical practice I offer therapy to adult clients, individuals, couples, and families. My work spans over multiple decades and my expertise in client issues stretches over the lifespan to include, multi cultural issues, relationship issues, grief and loss, chronic health and illness, and healing from sexual abuse, I strive to provide a safe environment for clients to work through life obstacles and challenges. My approach to therapy is collaborative and rests on my experience that therapy is most effective when the client and therapist are aligned. I

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Jessica Hankins

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA/AC, NCSP, LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionADHD
12 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Jessica Hankins and I am a Nationally and State Certified School Psychologist, as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor. For more than 10 years, I have worked in the mental health field assisting children, youth and adults in discovering their talents and reaching their true potential. I specialize in working with youth and adults in coping with grief, learning disabilities, emotional concerns, depression, stress and anxiety, ADHD, parent coaching, behavioral concerns, autism, and general youth development. My counseling style is warm, interactive, holistic and supportive as the client controls the pace and focus of our work. My approach combines person centered, cognitive behavioral therapies, motivational interviewing and solution focused techniques. My motto is "You can't control what someone may do or say, but you can control HOW you respond." With my counseling style and motto in mind, my goal is to equip you to develop and implement strategies and techniques that you can use to respond to life situations. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology, from the State University of New York College at Buffalo, a Master of Arts with an Advanced Certificate in School Psychology from the University of Buffalo and certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

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Deanna Dillard

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients with anger management, stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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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Kristy Ajax

Offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemBipolar disorder
5 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in the states of Georgia and Pennsylvania with several years of professional clinical experience. I assist clients diagnosed with depression, anxiety, thought disorders, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, & grief and loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our sessions 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. Meaning your therapy space is client centered and client led. Session will include talk therapy, behavioral modification, mindfulness , and general health and wellness. My approach will assist you with change in mindset and behavior. I am here to help you as you move towards your progress. I look forward to encouraging you as you develop the areas of your life that are most important for you.

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Linda Beard Bolton

Offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesGriefParenting issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

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 Moffitt

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

“You spend most of your life inside your head, make it a nice place to be.” - unknown My Therapeutic Perspective My primary therapeutic approach is rooted in a person-centered approach. I also utilize different therapeutic perspectives such as attachment theory, cognitive therapies, and dialectical behavior therapy. I believe every person is unique so I individualize therapy to meet each person’s specific needs. I believe that everyone is the expert of their own lives and everyone within themselves has the capabilities of reaching their full potential. Through a collaborative therapeutic experience, my purpose is to create a safe space where you can express the fullness of who you are without judgment, be a guide on your healing journey, and provide you with the necessary tools to reach your full potential. I value the importance of the counseling relationship and believe that when a person receives unconditional positive regard, empathy, and safety is when healing can begin. About Me I am licensed in Georgia with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in individual counseling working with a variety of client’s experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem/self-worth issues, life transitions, stressors related to minority populations/marginalized groups, people living with HIV, LGBTQIA, and sexual identity/gender identity concerns. I adhere to all ethical codes and guidelines as defined by the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). If you are interested in beginning the therapeutic process, I am here to support and empower you.

How to find counseling in Talbotton

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Talbotton 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 Talbotton 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 Talbotton 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 Talbotton, 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 Talbotton 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 Talbotton 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 Talbotton 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 Talbotton 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 Talbotton 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 31827 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 Talbotton 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 Talbotton 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 Talbotton, 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.

Talbotton 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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