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Stephen MacGregor

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): NCC, LPC, LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSleeping disordersAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficultiesBipolar disorder
15 years of experience as a therapist

As an (NBCC: "Nationally Certified Counselor"), and Ordained Minister I am uniquely qualified to provide Professional Counseling in wide variety of contexts. In addition to "Evidenced Based Counseling" (i.e. CBT, DBT), I also use "Supportive Counseling" which I learned in Florida working with several psychiatrists. This type of therapy was used in an inpatient and outpatient setting with a psychiatric/counseling emphasis. Finally, I use "Nouthetic Counseling" which is essentially counseling based on "The Holy Scriptures". Proverbs 11:14 says, "Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. Please feel free to call, or write me with your concerns, or call at 941-203-1087! I attempt to use all current "Best Practices" for intakes and referrals. I use certain psychometric tests as indicated. For substance abuse issues I use evidence based ASAM 1.0. I For marriage issues I use "Prepare-Enrich". For other problems I am a strategic eclectic theorist. In closing, I am a qualified Professional Counselor using some of the latest and proven applications (Aaron T. Beck , Marsha Linehan, etc. ) but I also use The Bible as a map for Behavioral Medicine. The word "salvation" incorporates the highest healing of the spirit, soul, and body. I invite you to call me for a first interview. I promise to give you the highest qualified attention.

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Dr. Adeline McTavous

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): PHD, ,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
22 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Adeline McTavous, I have been in the Behavioral Health Field for over 20 years. I am a Health Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor, a trained Trauma Specialist, Forensic Evaluator and a Certified Clinical Supervisor. I have spent much of my career working with children, young adults (teens) and families in various settings such as Foster care, Inpatient and Outpatient settings. In addition I have worked with Juveniles in various Residential Programs including Sexual Offenders Program, Adult Detox and the Repeated Drug Offenders known as the Jail In-House Program in Key West, Florida. Much of my work has been focused on the integration of the Body, Mind and Spirit approach. I am highly skilled compassionate, empathetic and solution focused Clinician who is looking forward to working with you to help you build confidence in your own abilities, learn new skills, eliminate problem behaviors and to help you restore hope and regain control thus achieving your goals. I have an innate ability to establish rapport quickly, build trust, interact with and relate to individuals on all levels. I welcome the opportunity to work together with you, to achieve the level of functioning that I know is possible.

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Philip Clary

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a therapist

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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Brianna Brown

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Georgia with over 6 years of experience working as a counselor with children, adults, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, severe persistent mental illnesses, relationship difficulties, and life issues. I also helped many individuals who have issues with finding a sense of purpose in life. I would describe my counseling style as compassionate, psychoeducational, and solution-focused. My core values are based upon the principles of free-will, empowerment, self-esteem, and spiritual diversity. I believe in being compassionate towards others in a manner that creates opportunity for holistic wellness and healing in evidence based practices. My approach combines cognitive behavioral theory, narrative perspective, systems theory, and problem solving approaches. Each session will be uniquely designed to fit your current needs but also to address your long and short term goals. I am excited for you to begin your therapeutic journey. I am available to assist and help you whenever you are ready. I look forward to working with you!

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Marie Danie Cadet

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed therapist in Georgia with over 13 years of experience as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, marriage, and divorce. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. We all have the inner tools to heal ourselves. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, strength-based counseling, and mindfulness. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and take the first steps towards a change. I congratulate you on taking your first step. I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Mark Daddona

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTCareer difficultiesDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

I have been a licensed counselor for over 20 years and have worked with adults in a number of settings. I hold a Ph.D. in counseling and teach psychology courses (now part-time). I also teach graduate students who are training to become counselors. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, and LGBTQ-related issues. I have extensive training in helping clients understand how their personality, interests, and skills match their current and/or future careers. I believe you are the expert of your own story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Through a cognitive-behavioral/person-centered counseling approach, I will provide you with a safe, nonjudgmental environment for you to openly express yourself as you begin your journey toward your own personal growth and development. I realize that taking this first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life can be scary and takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Vickie Jester

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
28 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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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Shena Locke

Offering therapy in GA
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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.

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Samaria Witherspoon

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
6 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! Welcome to the start of something new! My name is Samaria Janae Witherspoon, but I’m commonly known as Sam. I am an author as well as the founder of Hidden to Healing, LLC providing individual, group and family counseling to those that are struggling with trauma, depression, aggression, grief, substance abuse, and behavioral and emotional issues. Let me first make note that I am not your typical therapist. I’m authentic in my approach to meet my clients wherever they are. I know that it’s hard trying to have and keep it all together. My goal is to help you see you! Thank you for considering a future with me. I sincerely appreciate it and I can’t wait to meet you! Are you struggling to find a balance within your life? Do you feel like you don’t have a purpose within life? Are you worried about your child's constant misbehavior? Are you worried that your partner doesn't understand you anymore? Did a family member or friend recently transition and you need help grieving? If so, we are here to help!

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Joe Chapman

Offering therapy in GA
Anger managementDepression
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anger management & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Thomaston

Finding the best therapist close by in Thomaston 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 in Thomaston that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Thomaston. 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 Thomaston, 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 in the Thomaston region and in the state of Georgia. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Thomaston or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Thomaston 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 Thomaston, elsewhere in Upson, 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 Thomaston area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Thomaston 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 Thomaston 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 Thomaston 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Thomaston, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Thomaston 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 Thomaston helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Thomaston 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 Thomaston 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 Thomaston 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.

Thomaston therapists 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 Thomaston 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 Thomaston 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in GA, therapists 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 30286 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Thomaston 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Thomaston.

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 from a therapist. A Thomaston 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Thomaston, 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.

Thomaston 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 to customer service 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.

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