Vidalia is known as the “Sweet Onion City” for its bountiful harvests of Vidalia onions. Life, like an onion, has many layers. One the outside, you seem tough and strong. Peel a few layers, and you find the tender heart inside yourself. When your heart feels crushed and broken, the emotional pain can be extreme.

You endure personal losses that bring grief and sadness. Your fear for the future brings anxiety. You try to build a better life, but everything you try comes to nothing. You don’t have to do it all alone. Talk to a Vidalia area counselor to find a sweeter life.

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Ellen Thomas

Offering therapy in GA
License: LMFT,BS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
6 years of experience

Hello! I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Georgia with experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I have counseled a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to, depression, addiction, relationship issues, trauma, end of life, chronic illness, divorce, parenting problems, and sexual abuse. Over the years, my clients have given consistent feedback that they appreciate my warm, accepting, and challenging personality. They also report that they value my ability to not only listen to their concerns, but also provide strategies and skills to overcome life's challenges. My approach is systemic, meaning that I believe no one person develops and matures in isolation. I value understanding a client's culture, family, past and present relationships, values, and beliefs. I combine several theoretical approaches, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, solutions focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and trauma focused therapy to develop a treatment plan to meet your unique needs. I entered the field of counseling after experiencing the positive effects of therapy in my own personal life. I believe in what I do and I love helping other people. Taking action to find genuine happiness and problem solve takes courage. I celebrate with you for taking the first steps for a more fulfilling present and future. I am here to support and work with you. I look forward to assisting you!

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LaShanda Edwards

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Hello, my name is LaShanda and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Georgia. I have experience working with diverse groups of people on an array of concerns. My clinical approach is on more on a case by case basis and can vary based on needs. I think that there is no one size that fits all and the needs of people may differ from one person to another with regards to treatment modalities. I believe in meeting people where they are. We each have our own life journey and I am here to support you along the way the best that I can no matter where in that journey you may be. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions related to the support I am able to offer or matters related to my schedule. Also, please note that I do not offer web chat sessions (my apologies for any inconvenience). Thanks and I look forward to meeting with you.

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Danielle Veader

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, children, and families. I have worked with clients on a wide range of issues. I started my career working in child welfare where I worked along side parents to help them become the best versions of themselves as individuals and as parents. I am experienced in working with parents and teens and helping each person improve those familial relationships. For over a decade, I have had the honor of working in medical settings with individuals coping with and adjusting to a new chronic and/or terminal disease diagnosis and with their families as they grapple with their new normal. I have facilitated grief support groups for those that have lost a loved one. Processing grief is very important and looks different for everyone. I enjoy partnering with clients in finding their way back to joy and purpose after a loss. I use an integrated approach to therapy and try to meet each client where they are. I utilize evidenced based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), but ultimately work with the individual to construct a treatment plan that serves their needs best. It is a huge step to seek out therapy. I look forward to meeting you and helping you become the healthiest version of yourself. Please note that, at this time, I am only accepting clients that can be seen between the hours of 9:00am and 3pm EST. My afternoon/evening slots are currently full.

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Ajani Johnson

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC
AddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
9 years of experience

My name is Ajani Johnson, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years experience in addiction services, community mental health, crisis intervention and stabilization services. My areas of specific practice are providing individual and group therapy services to children and adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I provide a comfortable atmosphere for you to express yourself, unburden, and examine those things that hinder you from moving forward in your personal or professional life. I thoroughly enjoy watching individuals change and evolve into the person they aspire to be. I love working in the mental health field and feeling like I make a difference in the lives of others. SPECIALTIES include: Addiction Adolescent Issues Depression, Anxiety, PTSD Grief and Loss Work Stress Work-Life Balance Life Transitions Crisis Intervention/Stabilization Multi Cultural Issues LGBTQIA Issues I look forward to working with you! SPECIALTIES Addiction Teen issues/Oppositional Defiance D/O Stress, Anxiety LGBT Family conflicts Grief Depression Also experienced in: Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , HIV/AIDS, Read more... Clinical approaches: Glasser Choice Theory, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy Years of Experience: 10

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Pamela Barrigar

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience working with individuals of all ages. I am licensed in Illinois, Missouri, Florida and Georgia with over ten years of experience in helping individuals of all ages with depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, abuse, anger management, PTSD, self-esteem, relationship issues, parent/child issues and couple's counseling. I use a variety of modalities, for example, client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. I practice as a Christian Counselor, however, I work with individuals from all faith backgrounds with a non-judgmental approach. I know that taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage. I am proud of you for taking this step and look forward to walking along side of you on your journey.

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Lawaina Williams

Offering therapy in GA
GriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, coping with life changes, & executive and professional coaching. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue. 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! You will have a therapist who is compassionate and realistic.

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Jamie Herrin-White

Offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Laura Terrell

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 17 years of professional work experience. I am certified in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy. I have experience working with adolescents and teens as well. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Porsche Laster

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

I am a licensed therapist in Georgia, with 19 years of experience providing therapy. I have experience in helping clients from all walks of life from a multi-cultural perspective. I’ve worked with clients that are dealing with challenges managing life-stress, anxiety, trauma, abuse, depression, addiction, and self-confidence. My priority is working 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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Kelley Brown

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & anger management. 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!

How to find counseling in Vidalia

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Vidalia 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 Vidalia 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 Vidalia 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 Vidalia, 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 Vidalia 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 Vidalia 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 Vidalia 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 Vidalia 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 Vidalia 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 30474 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 Vidalia 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 Vidalia 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 Vidalia, 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.

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

30436, 30474

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