This is Ruthie Brooks's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Thomaston, Georgia (Thomaston, GA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 19

Thank you for stopping by! My name is Ruthie Brooks. It takes courage to reach out to a complete stranger for help with your personal journey. We all have moments in life that we need guidance and support to get through life struggles. I have a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychology and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I work with clients seeking help with stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, anger management, low self-esteem, OCD, and substance abuse. I have over 15 years of experience in the mental health profe...

This is Kathryn (Kay)  Stargill's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Thomaston, Georgia (Thomaston, GA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,CPCS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 26

Hello and welcome! My name is Kay Stargill and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia since 2004. Though trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, my humanistic background is the foundation for my belief that true healing occurs within relationships. Because I value the power of relationship, I want you to know that I have personally experienced hard things too. My own experiences with anxiety, loss and trauma all contribute to my caring, compassionate and personalized approach in therapy. I also believe that every behavior has ...

This is Mark Wagemaker's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Thomaston, Georgia (Thomaston, GA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am doing work online due to Covid-19. I work with anyone that really wants to create change in their life! Anyone that is choosing to move on to a more fulfilling life, it doesn’t matter where that motivation comes from! It could be from deep inside them or someone else helping them to see the need. I use Accelerated Resolution Therapy and hypnotherapy as primary tools for trauma, PTSD, and adverse childhood events (ACE). I have practiced for over 18 years helping people with issues that are disrupting their lives. My specialty is PTSD/trauma, with the unexpl...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Thomaston, Georgia (Thomaston, GA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,CPCS,NBCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Welcome! I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia with over 18 years of experience working focusing on the areas of mental health and/or substance use disorders. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, psychosis, bipolar disorder, anger management, substance use disorders, and ADHD. I have worked with individuals from ages 5+. My therapeutic approach is welcoming and understanding. I want my clients to feel unjudged, heard, and at ease when they are with me. I try to create and foster t...

This is Sharon Gilmore's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Thomaston, Georgia (Thomaston, GA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 18 years of experience working with families and children with almost 10 years working as a therapist. I have worked with clients who struggle with many different challenges including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, PTSD, substance use, anger management issues, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I also have experience working with veterans and individuals in the field of public safety. My therapy style is warm ...

This is Yisela Barragan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Thomaston, Georgia (Thomaston, GA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): BSP,MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

Hi, nice to meet you, and welcome to a new world of self-discovery. I am a licensed clinical social worker living in the state of Georgia, with about ten years of experience in the field of social work and I love what I do. I have been a case manager, an advocate, a mediator, an active learner, an ally, and several different hats for all of my clients throughout the years. I have worked with individuals struggling with issues of violence, abuse, trauma, substance use, parental issues, legal issues, financial issues, OCD, ODD, ADHD, Bipolar disorder, severe anx...

This is Jeanne Assinthe's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Thomaston, Georgia (Thomaston, GA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Coaching
Years of Experience: 12

Hi, My name is Jeanne Assinthe. I started my professional life as a teacher in Miami Dade County. She went on to work as a state correctional officer and then started working as a Targeted Case Manager/Therapist and Parenting Educator (serving high-risk families involve in DCF). Because of my work with high-risk youth and my direct observation of trauma, I decided to establish Amitie (a Virtual Wellness Center) . I enjoy my multiple roles as a Telehealth Assessor, Therapist, and Clinical Supervisor. My passion led me to create clinical programs, including an i...

This is Shaquina Jimmerson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Thomaston, Georgia (Thomaston, GA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Quin is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in resolving trauma of all types and facilitating growth and self-actualization. She strives to improve the quality of life and educate individuals, couples, and families on how to reach their goals. Quin received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of West Georgia. She then received a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, First Aid Mental Health, Non-violent crisis Intervention certified, CPR/Fir...

This is Tewann Tepper's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Thomaston, Georgia (Thomaston, GA)
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Anger management, Coaching, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Georgia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, anger management, & executive and professional coaching. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (adhd). 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Eboni Henry's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Thomaston, Georgia (Thomaston, GA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Georgia with 10 years of professional work experience. I help clients find the courage to empower themselves, by teaching them how to tackle self-limiting beliefs, communicate more effectively, and practice self compassion in order to have more self-confidence, maintain healthier relationships and improve overall wellness. I offer a safe place to show up as yourself! I want to help you overcome whatever setback you may be facing. Together, we can work to improve your overall well-being and help you access the life you are truly worthy of. Mak...

This is Amanda  Mason's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Thomaston, Georgia (Thomaston, GA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 17

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have over 17 years of experience working with diverse populations on grief and loss, depression, anxiety, compassion fatigue, abuse, trauma, and relational issues. Much of my experience has been working with individuals with chronic and terminal medical conditions who face end of life issues. My therapy style is warm and interactive, as I feel it is important to create a nonjudgmental space for clients to feel comfortable. I will tailor our work together and treatment plan to best meet your goals. I believe in treating e...

This is Norma Chin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Thomaston, Georgia (Thomaston, GA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Georgia based, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. License # 001372. I have been working in the human services field for over 16 years. I earned a Diploma in Guidance and Counseling form Sam Sharpe Teachers College in 2006. I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Valdosta State University, Georgia in 2010 and Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2012. I am certified in Mental Health Trauma Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Substance Abuse and numerous workshop ...

This is Cecelia Mack's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Thomaston, Georgia (Thomaston, GA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Georgia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Thomaston, Georgia (Thomaston, GA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Georgia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Taylor  Hageman 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Thomaston, Georgia (Thomaston, GA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed therapist in Georgia with seven years of therapy experience. Therapy has been a calling for me since I was younger, and I continued to feel called the older I became. Even after seven years in practice, I still say every day that this is my dream job. I graduated from Valdosta State University in 2013 with my Bachelor's and then again in 2015 with my Master's. I began my career in the world of drug court, where I spent several years helping and learning from those who struggled with addictions. I then moved over to the community mental health ...

This is Stephanie Moyal's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Thomaston, Georgia (Thomaston, GA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Georgia with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with managing stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, building self esteem and confidence and parenting challenges. I aim to help build resilience and balance in your every day life. I work from a strengths based and solution focused approach. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I am looking forward to being part of your journey!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Thomaston, Georgia (Thomaston, GA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in Georgia with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Thomaston, Georgia (Thomaston, GA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in Georgia and tele-certified in South Carolina with 25+ years of professional counseling. I earned a doctorate degree in Behavioral Science and have experience in helping folks overcome stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, lacking motivation, depression, self-esteem, identity issues, lacking confidence, and phobias. I believe that you are the expert of your story and possess many strengths that will assist me in helping you with your concerns. It takes courage to seek change and a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to guide, support & empo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Thomaston, Georgia (Thomaston, GA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in Georgia with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Thomaston, Georgia (Thomaston, GA)
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem
Years of Experience: 20

My name is Erin and I am an LCSW, with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. By utilizing a solutions focus practice, I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It is important to look at all aspects of current lifestyle and I take a "whole"listic approach to therapy. 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 supp...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Thomaston?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Thomaston area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Thomaston and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Thomaston or elsewhere in Upson or the state of Georgia.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Thomaston therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Thomaston due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Thomaston and elsewhere throughout the state of Georgia you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Thomaston to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Thomaston, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Thomaston, GA, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 30286 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

30286

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.