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Andrea Ferrara

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): EdS, LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor with almost 15 years of experience across the lifespan (ages 4-99) in a multitude of environments. I have worked in my own private practice, inpatient and outpatient settings, crisis call centers, suicide hotlines, and military installations. I work with individuals, couples, and families, and give group presentations for psycho-education. Sometimes it helps to have a trained, objective individual to talk with when life gets challenging. I am thrilled to partner with you on your journey. I will work with you to help you find solutions to the challenges you are facing, and help empower you to successfully move through difficult times. I work with clients experiencing depression, stress, anxiety, addiction, family conflicts, relationship challenges, career frustrations, and many other day-to-day life experiences and stressors. I take a goal-focused approach to help you change unwanted behavior and learn new coping skills to manage life situations. I partner with my clients to help them develop the skills they need to achieve their highest good and manage their lives more effectively. I believe in living life to the fullest and practicing self-care to balance life’s challenges and will help you to do the same.

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Ashley Whitfield

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I want to commend you for reaching out for support; you have taken a major step toward finding satisfaction in your life. My name is Ashley and I am pleased to join you on this journey of growth and wellness. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and Mississippi. I have 10 years of experience providing therapy services in many different settings including schools, clinics, and community agencies. I am a wife and mother of three awesome children. From personal experience, I understand how complex trauma and systemic disadvantage can affect families, generation after generation. I am happy to finally be in a position to help heal others and promote wellness in communities. I have dedicated my life to helping others overcome obstacles to find peace, joy, wellness, and fulfillment in life. My therapeutic approach is based in Adlerian/Individual Psychology, Behavioral Counseling, and Strategic Brief Counseling. What this means is that I will work with you to develop a healthy, holistic lifestyle by analyzing your current circumstances and developing more gratifying behavior patterns. I have worked with clients struggling through mood disorders, anxiety, relationship issues, attention deficit, and career/educational advancement. I would love the opportunity to assist with breaking down the barriers that are in your way!

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Niesha Turner

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, worried, anxious or sad. Allow me to listen unconditionally and assist you in dealing with the unique challenges that you are facing. With over 20 years of experience in the social service field I bring an array of unique training. I am a Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Georgia with 14 years of experience specializing in the treatment of adults, adolescents and families. My specialties consist of anxiety, depression, parenting difficulties, women issues, career challenges, life change and past issues of abuse or neglect. In addition to providing trauma informed care I utilizing a holistic approach treating the whole person by incorporating Cognitive behavioral therapy, Family systems therapy and the integration of DBT skills.

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Margaret Gibson Ellison

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): MS,EdS 2001
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issues
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! My name is Margaret "Gibson" Ellison. I have 23 years experience as a counselor, which has provided me with experiences necessary to assist clients with overcoming obstacles created by anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, trauma, relationship dysfunction, and societal pressures. I hold specialty certifications in chemical and sexual addiction, and am also certified as a Rainbow Advocate Educator. I have worked across a variety of settings: inpatient, outpatient, private practice and virtual platforms. I have been in private practice in Conyers, Georgia for the last 14 years. My focus is collaborative, client-centered and motivational. I have witnessed strong positive outcomes facilitated through the therapeutic relationship, listening objectively and pursuing goals that we build and set together. I believe a person's decision to enter counseling demonstrates courage and willingness to make positive changes. Together with my clients, we form a therapeutic alliance that facilitates personal growth and self-improvement. I enjoy working with adults 18 and over, and seeing them achieve their goals. I do not believe in a ,"cookie-cutter" approach to therapy, and am dedicated to providing an individual, personal counseling experience, unique to the specific needs of my clients. I enjoy providing a holistic approach to counseling, by focusing on each client as a whole person, comprised of beautiful parts within. I understand that no two people are the same, and am devoted to providing everyone who, "walks," onto my screen, with individualized care in order to meet your personal needs. I am excited to support you during this time of transformation, while respecting your independence. You have taken a momentous step forward by reaching out, and I am committed to taking this journey with you. If you have any questions, or would like additional details, please don't hesitate to message me. Thank you so much, I look forward to hearing from you. Gibson

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Jennifer Fuller

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Louisiana, Missouri, and Georgia. I have worked in various areas including substance abuse, co-occurring, and general practice counseling centers for over 9 years now. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Brandy Mohn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Georgia specializing in complex trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. With a background in education, peer support, advocacy, research, and eastern philosophy, I build my practice as a therapist on the fundamental belief that connection and balance underpin our search for meaning and harmony. I became a social worker to empower people and I see the therapeutic process as a mutually beneficial process in which I have the privilege to witness growth and transformation. My approach integrates expressive arts, cognitive-behavioral, existential-humanistic, mindfulness-based, and interpersonal therapeutic approaches. I strive to create a safe space that is free of judgement for you to express yourself, explore your path, and move toward your goals. I look forward to joining you!

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Kourtney Buchanan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): MS,NCC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Congratulations! You have officially taken the first step toward becoming a better version of yourself. Are you seeking to gain control of your life? Have you been allowing your past and circumstances beyond your control to lead you? Through patience and acceptance, I believe therapy can aid individuals by recognizing problems, learning about symptoms, and developing strengths and new skills. My passion lies in helping others achieve a well- balanced, healthy lifestyle while discovering and enriching the uniqueness of oneself. Through a person-centered approach, with unconditional positive regard we will focus on your needs, your strengths, and your goals. I specialize in working with individuals to help identify where they are, where they want to be and devise tangible objectives to get there. Let’s take this walk…together! I am passionate about working with individuals who live with: • Anxiety • ADHD • Communication/Conflict Resolution • Depression • Life Adjustments • Psychosis • Self-Esteem Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree- Albany State University, Department of Psychology Master of Science Degree – Troy University, Department of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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Grace Brooks

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with several years of professional work experience. 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.

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Kristy Ajax

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemBipolar disorder
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Danielle Jediny-Racies

Clinical therapist offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

ABOUT ME Hello! My name is Danielle and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the states of Oregon and California. I have been working in the mental health field for 18 years. I have worked with individuals experiencing a variety of issues including family conflict, depression, anxiety, stress-related issues, communication challenges, self-esteem, and many more. My choice to work in this field comes from my experience witnessing how people heal and flourish when understood, heard, and supported by a therapist. I have worked in many clinical settings from inpatient psychiatric hospitals to private practice. I received my Undergraduate Degree in Philosophy from San Francisco State University and my Graduate Degree in Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. I am compassionate, good listener, and respectful of each person's path toward healing and being the person they prefer to be. I will provide support, understanding, and useful suggestions. Please reach out if you would like to discuss my approach and your needs/goals. SPECIALTIES Relationship issues Self esteem Coping with life changes Depression Anxiety Career dissatisfaction and exploration of alternative career path Mood Disorders

How to find a therapist for counseling in Union Point

Finding the best therapist close by in Union Point 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 Union Point 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 Union Point. 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 Union Point, 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 Union Point 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 Union Point 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 Union Point area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Union Point 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 Union Point, elsewhere in Greene, or in the greater state of Georgia.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Union Point area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Union Point 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 Union Point 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 Union Point 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Union Point online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Union Point, 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 Union Point psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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 therapist, including the therapists in Union Point 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 Union Point 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 with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Union Point 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Union Point 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 in Union Point?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Union Point 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.

Union Point 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 Union Point 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 Union Point 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 30669 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 Union Point counselor?

Before seeing your Union Point 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 Union Point.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 Union Point 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 Union Point 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 with a therapist 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 therapist 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 Union Point, 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.

Union Point 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 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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