Waynesboro is a city and the county seat of Burke County, Georgia with approximately 5700 inhabitants. It is known as the “bird dog capital of the world” because the town hosts some of the largest field trials for bird dogs in the world. In fact, bird dog lovers have been flocking to Waynesboro since 1903 with their best pointers and setters to compete.

Pets, especially dogs, have been proven to decrease depression and anxiety in people by increasing their endorphins so if you are feeling down, give your dog some attention. If that does not work, talk to one of the many therapists or counselors in the Waynesboro area who can help with any mental or emotional issues.

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Andrina Jordan

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
17 years of experience

I am deeply passionate about the work that I do. My counseling style is an integrative holistic approach. It is my goal to encourage, empower and equip each individual with the necessary tools to make positive steps forward no matter how big or how small. We are all resilient individuals that have the capacity to change. It is my desire to see every individual grow and make healthy changes to reach their maximum potential and lead full healthy productive lives! I have been practicing in the mental health field for 15 years. I possess a P-12 School Guidance Counselor License in the state of Georgia, a LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) in the states of Georgia and Michigan, and a National Counselor Certification (NCC). My wealth of experience derives from working with several P-12 school districts, colleges, community mental health organizations, correctional facilities, and hospitals. I have also facilitated mental health workshops and seminars for major corporations such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Head Start, and Junior Achievement. Through my private practice, Q & A's Counseling Corner, I also provide EAP services. All of this while promoting and creating greater mental health awareness in the community through varies venues, conventions and expos. I look forward to assisting you in taking the time to ease your mind!

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Dr. Lynda Cokuslu

Offering therapy in GA
License: Counseling Psychology ,EdD
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with background working in many areas of counseling as assisted living for substance abuse treatment for aging and family issues; community therapy for teens and families; adult inpatient groups and outpatient substance abuse treatment, certified grief counselor specialist (CGS), trauma specialist, Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMSII), comorbidity, depression and anxiety disorder, and other therapy. My approach is integrated treatment as an adult play therapist, substance abuse counselor, licensed professional counselor, and training in marriage and family therapy. I received an EdD in counseling psychology from Argosy, MS in Counseling Studies from Capella, BAS in Healthcare Administration from Clayton State University, Marriage and Family Therapy Training, Addiction Counseling, Play therapy, and Trauma Training from Brighter Tomorrows LLC Institute. I am a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) with NAADAC; a (CMAC) with GACA. I received my Grief Specialist and Anger Management Specialist training from High Impact Training Institute. My approach is integrated CBT, Solution Focused and other therapeutic approaches and activities to aid coping with symptoms and concerns. I worked with ages 5-68 in clinical settings and 35-105 in assisted living settings utilizing play therapy, music, art, and substance abuse counseling. My groups have been working with trauma, grief, and loss, substance abuse, and music therapy. I have a trauma specialist certification.

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Diane Schaab

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
11 years of experience

Unregulated stress, anxiety, depression, grief, and hopelessness can truly feel unbearable. Meaningful change is possible with the help of an experienced therapist. I believe therapy provides a safe environment to express yourself freely and make positive long-lasting changes in your life. As a team, we will work together to help gain awareness and compassion for where you have been, and help you get to where you want to be. My approach is based on what will be most helpful to you in establishing goals and creating the change you want to see. I use elements of cognitive behavioral theories along with mindfulness-based interventions. I specialize in addressing anxiety, depression, coping strategies, body-image/self-image, communication challenges, and managing stress. The scope of my experience has taught me how each client is different, and each client needs a treatment plan developed in collaboration with their therapist and tailored to their needs. I look forward to helping you overcome your barriers and accomplish your goals. Please contact me if you have any questions.

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Cassandra Sams

Offering therapy in GA
License: EdS,LPC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families. I spent 2 years of my career working at a Children's Advocacy Center, 7 years working in an Adolescent treatment facility, 6 years in private practice, and 2 years in a family counseling center. I have helped others with a wide range of challenges such as anxiety and depression, self-injurious behaviors, low self-esteem, co-dependency concerns, sexual trauma, as well as relationship concerns amongst couples and amongst family members. I have a Specialist in Education degree from Georgia State University and I am Licensed to practice in both Georgia and Florida. When working with clients I use a blend of cognitive-behavioral approaches as well as reality therapy and humanistic approaches. You will find that I enjoy the creative processes as well and may encourage clients to engage in art therapy techniques in order to stimulate a different way of thinking about life's challenges. My goal for clients is for them to feel safe and to feel heard when they meet with me. Clients are the experts on their life obstacles and I view myself as merely a witness to the client's strength and resourcefulness as they overcome these obstacles. It is my sincerest desire to simply be a guide on the route to wholeness.

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Pamelyn Harris

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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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Debra Kemp

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

I am licensed in Georgia with 9 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 believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Iman Pew

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
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, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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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Ken Crumpton

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I have experience in working with teens, and adults facing challenges related to Depression, Schizophrenia, Anxiety, PTSD, Grief, Stress, and Adjustment.

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Bethany Fegadel

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am a LCSW with over 10 years of experiencing working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I have experience in helping all of clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts and trauma. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage! I am here to support you in-and through- that process!

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Laurie Adams

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & bipolar disorder. 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.

How to find counseling in Waynesboro

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro, 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 Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro 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 30830 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 Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro, 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.

Waynesboro 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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