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Kejuana Johnson

Offering therapy in GA
License: M.A.,LPC, DCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Finding "the right" therapist, involves searching for the one you feel comfortable with. Communication should flow very easily between you two. Trauma, loss and/ or self dissatisfaction are a constant concern for many. Those pitfalls and disappointments affect everyone just in different ways. Therefore, you should NEVER feel like your therapist doesn't "get it". I'm trained in helping a wide range of individuals to realize their fullest potential, find happiness in life through the development of healthy relationships and to empower them to reach for goals that currently seem impossible. My aim is to help you define your problems. I use my years of training in sexuality, trauma, marriage and family, anger management, addictive behavior, motivational interviewing, and cognitive processes combined with my own life experiences to lead you to discover and embrace your authentic self.

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Tara Schoeller

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesADHD
20 years of experience

As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with many years of experience in schools, clinics and private practice settings, I help children, teens, young adults and families overcome their challenges and achieve their goals through evidence-based and compassionate therapy. I own and operate a private practice that offers telehealth platform therapy in the Atlanta area since 2020. Before that. I was licensed and provided private practice therapy in Minnesota since 2004. I received my Masters in Clinical and School based Social Work from Columbia University in NYC in 1999. My specialties include child/teen/ young adult-centered talk therapy, parent-child therapy, parent consultation and family therapy. I am passionate about building authentic and trusting relationships with my clients, and using an empathic and tailored style that meets their individual needs and preferences. Modalities utilized during sessions include, cognitive behavioral, coping skill instruction, psychoeducation, solutions focused, mindfulness training, client centered and strengths based / motivational interviewing and intervention. I have experience diagnosing and treating various problems, including life adjustments such as teen development, college adjustment and future planning, ADHD and ADHD testing, disruptive behavior, anxiety, depression, divorce adjustment and co-parenting plans, grief & loss, PTSD and parent-child conflict. I can help you advocate for your child's school success & special education / IEP goal needs by collaborating with school staff. I specialize in working clients who have with problems that interfere with social, emotional, behavioral and academic functioning. I believe in a collaborative, down to earth, client-centered, non-judgmental, compassionate and strengths perspective approach when working together. My focus will be on building a strong and trusting relationship where you can share openly and work towards healing. I believe in not only addressing problems in goal oriented ways, but also to build on your strengths in meeting your therapy goals in a safe space. I look forward to meeting you!

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Torchessa West-Jackson

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementCareer difficultiesCoaching
18 years of experience

Greetings, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with clinical privileges in the state of Georgia and Washington State. I am an independent clinical provider with several years of behavioral health and evidence-based practice experience. It is an honor to meet you! Congratulations on taking the first step to solve any obstacles or challenges that you may be facing today. Making a decision to receive therapy can be a gateway to living a life of self-fulfillment. I am a conferred Doctor of Health Sciences/Global Health graduate who graduated with a 4.0. Also, I am nationally certified as a board certified telemental health provider, master addiction counselor, and a United States Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional. I have advanced degrees in Social Work and Health Services Administration. I have been an independent provider in the health care government sector for a vast number of years. My professional background is mental health, medical, and business processes. I have worked with various populations encompassing adults and children from all walks of life. If you are encountering problems with health, stress, anger, substance abuse, career, anxiety, communication skills, and relationships, I am here to assist you. As a therapist, I will teach, empower, motivate, and provide encouragement for you throughout the therapy phases. My counseling style consists of examining the events that have occurred in your life and implementing a proactive plan to decrease the possibility of the problems reoccurring. If you are interested in the opportunity to receive professional clinical services and make changes in your life, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you soon to begin this therapeutic adventure!

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Kay Ibarra

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA, LPC, CPCS
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
29 years of experience

I have been a licensed therapist since 1992. I was first licensed in California and held a license in Louisiana for several years until I moved to Georgia. I have been an LPC in Georgia since 2002 where I am also a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. Over the years I have worked in Community Behavioral Health and maintained a private practice. When the Covid Pandemic forced me to work virtually I found that my clients enjoyed the ease of meeting from their homes. This method of practice also allowed me to meet with my clients at times that were most convenient to them. My clients have brought many issues to our sessions including abuse and trauma, depression, stress and anxiety, co-occurring issues, family conflicts, life transition issues, lack of self esteem and confidence as well as communication issues. I provide a safe and validating environment where clients feel comfortable and are able to share their intimate concerns. I am non judgmental, caring and am concerned about my clients growth and happiness. I am adept at many approaches to counseling including Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Mindfulness, Trauma Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Client Centered Therapy and Existential Therapy. Putting it simply, I work with you to help you find peace and happiness. Everyone deserves a fulfilling life and I would honor the opportunity to go on the journey with you.

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Erin Laffrey

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW,LISW-S
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionADHD
20 years of experience

Wherever you are in this moment, is OKAY. The fast pace of today's society can leave us feeling overwhelmed and depleted. Let's work together to identify your stressors and develop positive, mindful coping strategies to make life just a little more bearable. My focus is working with adults who are struggling with anxiety and depression. I will work with you to help identify your triggers and explore strategies to manage your symptoms of depression and anxiety. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in connection with mindfulness and holistic concepts to assist you in learning strategies to manage your thoughts, feelings and actions. I personally find that nature is a grounding source for me. I integrate holistic aspects into our work to help you find your source of strength and calm.

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Teresa Smoak

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS,LPC,MAC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina and Georgia with 10 years of experience in the field of mental health. I have worked across a span of settings with people who have a wide range of concerns. My background includes but is not limited to working with people with mood disorders, symptoms of psychosis, stress, anger, trauma, and anxiety. My therapeutic style is collaborative and person-centered. My belief is that if we work together, we can optimize your well-being both mentally and physically. I am passionate about the work that I do and believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect. I have found that having someone who will listen openly and without judgement helps many start their journey to work towards learning how to better manage life. I believe in meeting you where you are at and helping you to build from there. I want to walk with you on this journey and be a guide along the way. My goal is to help you feel empowered and capable of getting through whatever it is that is creating distress in your life. I strive to assure that each session you leave with feeling heard, a better understanding and sense of self and and a helpful action that can be taken to practice in between sessions. You have already taken the first steps by seeking help and I encourage you to follow through and take the brave step to now start that journey by booking your first counseling session. I look forward to working with you!

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Alvin Anderson

Offering therapy in GA
Anger management
20 years of experience

I am a cognitive-existential-therapist in the state of Georgia. I have over 20 years of experience as a therapist and life coach. I have worked with clients from various backgrounds and experiences. These are a few OCD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting concerns, physical trauma, emotional abuse, and career concerns. My therapy role is warm and inviting. I treat everyone with respect , sensitivity, and compassion. It takes courage and commitment to pursue a happy and healthy life. I usually start with cogn itive-existential and then integrate other therapies that my best fit the issues you are confronted with. I look forward to working with you and I will be in your corner. I will take the journey beside you.

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Dr. Rena Glass-Dixon

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Georgia with 4 years of professional private practice experience and over 25 + years of social work expertise and experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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La Tonya Klish-Polk

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I hold a license in Georgia and Nevada with 10 years of professional expertise. My background includes assisting clients dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, women's issues, grief, loss, self-esteem, confidence, and life transitions. My approach emphasizes respect, sensitivity, and compassion for everyone. I customize our dialogue and treatment strategies to align with your individual needs. Embarking on a journey toward a more fulfilling and joyful life requires courage, and I am dedicated to providing the support and empowerment you need to take those initial steps.

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Deborah Sawyer

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
20 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, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

How to find counseling in Williamson

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Williamson 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 Williamson 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 Williamson 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 Williamson, 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 Williamson 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 Williamson 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 Williamson 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 Williamson 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 Williamson 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 30292 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 Williamson 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 Williamson 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 Williamson, 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.

Williamson 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

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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

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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