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Tracey Van Dyke

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
9 years of experience

Tracey Van Dyke, LPC, NCC has been providing therapeutic services to individuals, couples, and families since 2013, and worked within the mental health field for 11 years. Tracey is dedicated to helping clients achieve their therapeutic goals, through specialized clinical guidance and support. Tracey provides support for affair recovery and betrayal trauma recovery techniques. Additionally, she utilizes cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness therapeutic techniques. Tracey strives to create a positive atmosphere and engages strength-based interventions to support clients through the change process. She sees clients for a variety of reasons including anxiety, co-dependency, depression, divorce, emotional growth and development, grief and loss, life transitions, mood disorders, parenting, relationship issues, spirituality, and work stress. Tracey also provides customized anger management programs for individuals and groups. Credentials: Master’s Degree, Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Anger Management Specialist

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Jo Ann Farmer

Offering therapy in GA
License: Licenses Professional Counselor,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

I am a Licenses Professional Counselor and a Certified Anger Management Specialist who has been in the Behavioral Health field for over 19 years. I chose to pursue a career in the Behavioral Health Field as a result of my need for professional counseling during a challenging period in my own life. Because of the help I received, I decided to change my career path and become a part of the "Caring Profession". My counseling style is personable and interactive. I believe in people's abilities to bring about positive change in their lives if provided with the right support and guidance at crucial intervals in their lives. Because I consider myself a Christian, using biblical principles in my counseling come natural. I enjoy helping people. As a Professional Therapist, I am afforded the opportunity to be a listening ear for individuals in need of nurturing, sympathy, empathy, and emotional support and guidance. I have experience working with survivors of child abuse, trauma, domestic violence, divorce, family separation, and blended family conflicts. Also experienced in: Addictions , Relationship issues , Anger management , Self-esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , and Stress. My approach to counseling includes the use of a variety of therapeutic modalities, based of the Client's needs and their capacity to engage in the treatment process. Some of these modalities includes, but is not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, all of which I have utilized in providing treatment for the following challenges: Depression, Anxiety, Grief, ADHD, and Bi-Polar, Disorder. etc. I look forward to utilizing my educational skills and years of experience to help bring about positive change in the lives of individuals I am privileged to serve. I look forward to the opportunity to serve you!.

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Erika Williams-Walker

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
Trauma and abuseCoaching
18 years of experience

Erika Williams-Walker is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia and has been working in the behavioral health field for over 18 years. She obtained by her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University. The majority of her counseling experience is working with women who have experienced addiction, homelessness, depression, relationship issues, parenting issues, codependency, childhood sexual and emotional trauma. Erika has worked for local government, nonprofit organizations and in hospital settings. Her therapeutic style is welcoming, honest and concerned and she understands the importance of assuring client's are comfortable in sharing their experiences and struggles. The typical approach is from a cognitive behavioral standpoint while understanding every client isn't the same and tailoring her approach to meet the needs of the client. Erika is a mental health advocate and believes 'there is no health without mental health'. She welcomes the opportunity to encourage and support anyone who is brave enough to embark on a personal journey to improving their circumstances.

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Crystal Perdue

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
25 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. 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!

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Toni Monroe

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Courtney Muzac

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
7 years of experience

If, I ask you to describe the mask you wear, what would you say? Does the mask you wear help you feel protected and safe? Feeling protected, not showing the “real you” or the hurt and pain you suppress down. Living with depression but showing up as “perfectly fine.” You carry the burdens of everyone else hoping to help them. Being everyone’s superhero is a distraction from your own needs and desires. You may even go as far as saying, you are unheard and seen. But your mask covers the “real you.” With over 7 years of experience, my mission is to help you evolve confidently and set boundaries without shame or guilt. To help you develop a trusting relationship with yourself, leaving second-guessing in the past. Each session is your safer space with your goals in mind as we create lasting change and (slowly) take off the mask(s). First, we tend to those inner wounds. I know this is the scary part, and I will be there alongside you each step of the way. Secondly, let us take a deep breath. Breathing is the connection between the mind and body. We will be taking intentional breaths throughout our sessions. We will even move our bodies a bit to connect deeper. I would love to dive deeper with you if you are ready to step InCourage and live the best life you deserve.

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Alyssa Myers

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Nechemyah Sullivan

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTParenting issuesDepression
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia and Maryland with 17 years of professional clinical work experience. I am also nationally board certified. I have experience in helping clients with couple's issues, self-esteem, trauma, stress and anxiety, coping with addiction, grief and loss, LGBTIQ+ related matters, religious/spiritual concerns, adjustment difficulties, child & adolescent issues, and parenting challenges. My therapy style is warm and interactive. My approach to therapy consist of a few approaches which includes, but is not limited to, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focus Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Adlerian Therapy (psychodynamic). I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and your treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs to include goals. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I look forward to taking this journey with you and us working together!

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Jessica Wiggs

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issues
6 years of experience

I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, trauma, and abuse. Prior to this position, I oversaw daily operations at an inpatient psychiatric facility, in addition to supervising clinical staff. In addition to therapy, I have a work history that ranges from completing psychiatric assessments and drug evaluations to supporting survivors as a victim advocate within a District Attorney’s office. My areas of interest include trauma, resilience, success, and how to be the you you’ve always wanted to be. Personal growth and independence along with autonomy are huge factors I take into consideration when working with clients. 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. 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. Safe Space Ally

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Pamela Keith

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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. 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 Uvalda

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Uvalda 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 Uvalda 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 Uvalda 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 Uvalda, 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 Uvalda 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 Uvalda 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 Uvalda 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 Uvalda 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 Uvalda 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 30473 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 Uvalda 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 Uvalda 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 Uvalda, 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.

Uvalda 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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