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Whitney Brown

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hey there and welcome to BetterHelp! Reaching out for help can be one of the most difficult steps you make, and I want to applaud the courage it took you to make that step today! My name is Whitney, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with years of experience in many different areas. I have worked closely with clients to help them process and overcome trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, attachment, self-esteem and more. I have gained experience in these areas through working with clients in multiple settings to include; community mental health agencies, crisis stabilization facility, college counseling department and work in the school system. I am now in private practice using all the experience gained to continue helping clients on their journey of growth and healing. I received my undergraduate degree at Georgia Southern University and my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at Savannah State University. I had the opportunity to work with and learn from amazing and eclectic mentors and professors during my studies and internships. Throughout that time I learned a variety of skills and therapy interventions. Staying up to date on the latest research and techniques is an important part of my practice to ensure that I am providing the best evidence based methods possible. I believe that you have all that you need within you to be successful, and live a life full of joy and satisfaction. There are times when our circumstances seem so challenging that no one could possibly understand or help. During those times, we are often in need more than ever of a safe and authentic human connection to overcome some of those difficult moments. Through my experience, I have learned that the relationship and connection that comes from therapy is like no other. It can help or hinder a persons healing and growth. It is my honor to help those who are willing to take that first step and allow me to become apart of their journey. I bring the perspective to my therapy approach that you are the expert in you. You decide your goals and when you are ready to challenge yourself. I will be helping to shine a light on unseen potential, skills, and strengths in your life. No one can tackle your life challenges but you, however you don't have to do it alone. Working together we will use evidence based interventions to move you in the direction you want to go, to reach your desired goals and to live a life full of joy and satisfaction. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you. Please feel free to reach out with any questions. Whitney

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Catreshia C Brundage

Offering therapy in GA
License: Ed.S., LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger management
20 years of experience

Hello and welcome! My name is Catreshia. I am here to support you on this journey that you have chosen to help yourself. I am a licensed social worker with 10 years experience as a licensed master social worker and 11 years experience as a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Georgia. I also have 21 years of experience as a certified school social worker in the state of Georgia. I have recently become licensed in the state of Florida as well. I am a Certified Anger Management Specialist-II. My approach to therapy is client centered. We are in a partnership in approaching your counseling needs. You are just as much an expert as I am when it comes to making positive decisions for your life's well-being. Of most importance is providing counseling with compassion with your respect and dignity at the forefront. I have enjoyed working to help people with an array of issues, including depression, mood, trauma, stress, anxiety, parenting, anger management, ADHD, and more. I draw on multiple treatment modalities to guide you through accomplishing your treatment goals. I also like to use mindfulness to support the therapeutic process. You have the power to effect change in your life, and I will be there with you to guide you through the journey of making the change that you seek.

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Shonda Dallas

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC,CPCS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

Feel like you are not being heard, or you need someone to talk to, I’m that listening ear. You have made the first step, by seeking help. Let me assist you in finding a solution. I view counseling as an interactive process where we discuss your concerns, in a safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere. I am compassionate about counseling and I look forward to helping you work through your concerns to reach your maximum potential. I would like to help you in areas that include: parenting, relationships, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, and women’s issues. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have more than 10 years of counseling experience, working with adolescents and adults. This experience allows me to walk through the journey of change with each client in an empathetic, compassionate and understanding manner. My techniques are flexible for each individual as I use a gamut of interventions. My theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused therapy. My strength is helping you believe in yourself and developing positive thinking patterns to help you find solutions. My role as a counselor is to be available and to provide a space that will allow you, the client, to grow and to make your desired changes using appropriate interventions to live your best life. I am committed to my role as a facilitator of respect, compassion and empowerment. I promise to respond to you in a timely manner, my availability is after 6PM (EST time).

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Taylor Chandler

Offering therapy in GA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in Georgia and have been specializing in Attachment for 5 years. My clients have experienced anxiety or avoidance in relationships, which makes it difficult to find emotional satisfaction and stability with others. This results in low confidence, overthinking, loneliness, and frustration. Through our work together, you will learn how to break these distressing patterns. I help you resolve past experiences that have helped to create these cycles and develop skills you can use right now to create and maintain better relationships. This includes: setting boundaries, effectively voicing your needs and concerns, opening up to increase emotional connection while showing up as a safe space for them in return, and finding joy and contentment in your individuality. There are a lot of pieces to the puzzle but through working specifically with these issues for several years, I have developed a systematic approach to putting it all together so you can understand where you are, how you got there, and how to move forward. In addition to being a therapist, I am also a certified health coach and have a background in fitness training. In our sessions, this melds together for a balance of exploration and processing, as well as directive and solutions-focused when appropriate. I adjust based on your needs and personality so that we can get to the goal of Secure Attachment. Getting started can be overwhelming you've already taken the first step by starting the search. If it sounds like I have what you need, I hope you'll reach out so we can get started on your goals. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Diane O'Brien

Offering therapy in GA
License: PhD,LPC, LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
21 years of experience

Do you often find yourself struggling to sort out your thoughts and feelings about events in your life? Have there been times in your life when you have wondered if you have made the right choices or if there are other possibilities for you? We have all experienced life changing experiences that have shaped us into the people we are today. Sometimes, a listening ear is all we need. Other times, more in-depth exploration of thoughts and feelings is needed before you can feel better. Whichever situation fits for you, I am here to help. I have been in practice for over 20 years and have had experience working with a diverse group of individuals, couples, and families. Together, we have explored trauma events and their impact on individuals and families, family relationships, couples’ issues, and depression, anxiety, infidelity, spiritual dilemmas, and other experiences that have an effect on day-to-day living. My experience extends to adults of all ages, including an older population and caregivers. I am open to working with couples who are experiencing issues, particularly in the area of communication. Working with individuals who are in the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer's Disease are a new and interesting population for me. For me, counseling is a passion. Being a counselor is a calling, it encompasses me as a person and as a professional. It is my hope that you will contact me for counseling so that I can be your companion on your journey to a more peaceful and satisfying future.

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Ellen Farrell

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience

My background is holistic since 1987 - I have 10+ years in complementary/nutrition/health food, & a mindfulness approach as well as clinical work with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), reality-testing, and trauma healing work with Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR mixed with EFT - since 2005). I have 20+ years as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and as a psychotherapist / Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). My graduate Psychology internship 2000-01 was @ Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) where I continued as a clinical counselor prior to starting a private practice in '06. My approach is understanding root issues, ineffective habits/ thoughts, & current influences. I love working with you, helping you understand the effects of your experiences on how you think & identify yourself with life. Together we enter into exploring & seeing what's working - & what needs more balance based on all levels from the physical: what you eat, to how well you sleep; to your emotional, spiritual, personal & professional relationships, and how life feels to you... what is too much? What is missing? Clients will find a new level of insight, self love, inner harmony - and be able to articulate what needs to change and what goals are in alignment with their truth. Integrating understanding of past emotional wounds allows access to unhooking from pain - the blocks and barriers to goals, and clients will be more free to feel grounded and have deeper clarity in seeing options while creating their best life.

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Amy Swails

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many God-given 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.

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Javonne Spivey

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPCC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

My name is Javonne Spivey and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, trauma, and relationship challenges. My counseling style is genuine and validating. I am passionate about building therapeutic rapport with individuals to help them identify strengths as they work towards achieving personal goals. I believe therapy consists of a collaborative relationship and therefore I welcome feedback and encourage individuals to be an active participant in their treatment. My approach to treatment combines cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. I am intentional about educating individuals about the connection between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and highlighting the power of thoughts and self-talk. I am a Christian and I enjoy utilizing scripture to help individuals achieve wellness that will lead to greatness. I have experience with implementing bible plans in treatment to help individuals address depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and purpose. I created a Christian mental wellness journal titled, Changing My Unhealthy Thoughts. The journal teaches the skills of utilizing scripture and taking thoughts captive to control and manage thinking patterns. The journal introduces a technique called prayerful thoughts. Prayerful thoughts are thoughts rooted in scripture. The journal encourages the reader to challenge unhealthy thoughts with scripture and replace unhealthy thoughts with prayerful thoughts. I appreciate your interest in working with me and I am looking forward to listening to your story and building a therapeutic relationship. My mission is to help you achieve wellness that leads to greatness. Let’s get started!

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Angelique Burke

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuse
20 years of experience

Greetings! Allow me to share a little about my self and my approach: I am licensed in Georgia, with 20+ years of professional work experience, and I absolutely LOVE what I get to do! I am passionate about, and have experience in helping clients with LGBTQIA+ and other Relational Minority related issues, self esteem and personal empowerment, stress and anxiety, addressing addictive behaviors and patterns, & relationship issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, therefore, I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your specific needs. I will intentionally endeavor to do this via various frameworks such as social justice, personal accountability, relational health, and Queer and Black Feminist perspectives. Taking this first step--even if not the first time--takes courage, and I am grateful to witness it, and to participate in any part of your journey that makes sense to!

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Tracye Valentine

Offering therapy in GA
License: LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Thank you for reaching out! I am a clinical supervisor and therapist licensed in Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor – Mental Health Service Provider and have board certification as National Certified Counselor. I have years of experience working with clients with a wide range of mental and behavioral health needs including: trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, parenting and have been trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have experience working with child and adolescent counseling and adults. I am a counselor who is very client-focused and believe in treatment planning and objectives that are reasonable and attainable. It is very important to build a rapport with the client and the pair working to identify objectives and goals of treatment. Some of the treatment modalities used are cognitive-behavioral therapy, rational-emotive therapy, narrative therapy and psychodynamic models of therapy. Therapy models of treatment generally consist of a combination of modalities. I applaud you for seeking help to find resolution and/or to reach lifelong goals by taking steps to achieve them by seeking assistance. It seems like you are ready and I am available to work with you in reaching and creating a plan to maintain those goals! I look forward to working together!

How to find counseling in Vienna

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Vienna 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 Vienna 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 Vienna 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 Vienna, 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 Vienna 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 Vienna 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 Vienna 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 Vienna 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 Vienna 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 31092 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 Vienna 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 Vienna 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 Vienna, 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.

Vienna 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.

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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 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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