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Misty Walsh

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC, LPCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a therapist

My formal journey in psychology began in 1992, with one of my college majors, human communication. I went on to study Marriage & Family Therapy at Antioch New England before finishing a masters degree in Counseling Psychology at Webster University. Throughout my life I have traveled within 49 states; of those, I lived in the Midwest, the south, New England, the east coast & the west coast. Some of the places I lived were urban, some of them rural. Most of my last two decades have been urban. My roots though are rural. Very rural. During the last twenty years, I have traveled within over sixty countries. Prior to laying down roots in Oregon summer 2015, I had lived in four “foreign” countries, on three separate continents as an adult. This offers me a unique perspective in culture, values, religion, and life. Every person, every story, is unique. Every person is simultaneously simple on the surface, yet incredibly complicated underneath. I will see you - all of you - beneath the surface that you must maintain. I will respect how complicated you are, and where you are “coming from”… the complexities of your life; your history, the inter generational trauma, as well as what you have been and are currently living through. This is your safe place. Therapy is where you can let those heavy weights & feelings go. Choosing the “right” therapist means so very much in your healing. In first consultation, we will discuss your needs, and my scope of practice, and you can feel out if it’s a good fit for you. I have studied, and have been certified in, several modalities; but find that I lean in most to acceptance & commitment therapy. When we meet, I may draw upon this, or pieces of other modalities, depending on where you are in the moment. Therapy is about, and for, you … I have the education, experience, and tools to adapt to where you are and shift as needed. I am licensed for individual, couples, child, & family therapy in Oregon, California, Washington DC & Georgia. I am approved as an associate by Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors to supervise LPC & LMFT associates. I have also achieved E- RYT internationally and completed two semesters masters level coursework at the Arizona School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. I continue to study holistic & “alternative” approaches to health. I firmly believe that mental health is “health”. Every part of you is connected, all of your history is connected. The mind feels the body and the body feels the mind. One cannot be “healed” without the other. … they work together. I am here to aid that togetherness with you … and help you find peace & joy in your life.

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Dr. Taryn Stevenson

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC,PhD
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience as a therapist

Everyone has the ability to have joy and happiness, we just need to learn how! I help my clients by taking a positive approach to their lives. I understand the stressors and depression that daily life and trauma has on each individual, as well as their family. It is my goal to find a way out out of this circle and create a meaningful life. I have been working with people while utilizing a positive approach for the past 15 years in order to bring meaning to each person as well as peace within a family. I specialize in working with individuals and families to create positive relationships. In addition, I have been working with veterans and their families for the past 5 yrs in dealing with unique challenges of deployment, reunion and PTSD's role in changing family dynamics. I hope to help each individual find their unique way of creating the life that they envision!

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Chalice Nelson

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a therapist

Greetings! Did you know that you wear a crown? While it may not be visible to the eye, this crown is filled with all of the jewels (your strengths, uniqueness and talents) that make you the amazing human being that you are. As your therapist, it is my goal to help you see your royalty by helping you navigate life's challenges by helping you to see the beauty within you. I am Chalice Nelson, a National Board Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. After partaking in my first internship in college at a group home, my desire for the mental health field grew and I graduated from Florida A&M University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Shortly thereafter, I attended St. John Fisher College where I obtained a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2013. I have been granted the opportunity to work in a variety of settings, including residential, hospital (Crisis Intervention Unit), outpatient substance use treatment and community based treatment just to name a few. For the past 3 years, I have worked on the administrative side, in which I have gained more knowledge regarding policy and implementation. As a therapist, I believe that we are all deserving of healing from experiences and are capable of doing so by becoming more attuned to the wonderful skills we possess. I have helped clients on their journey of healing from issues dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem and more. I utilize an eclectic therapeutic approach, using a variety of strength-based treatment modalities including Solution-Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Narrative Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Through such techniques, I serve to support, educate, empower and provide a safe place for clients to express themselves without judgement and foster confidence to make decisions that work best for each of them individually. I reside in Atlanta, GA, where I am the owner of The Conscious Queen, in which I offer psycho-educational workshops in which I combine creative and mental wellness activities to help people incorporate healthy self-care practices into their daily lives. I serve on a community board to help find ways to bridge the gap in regard to access to mental health treatment as well. I look forward to being by your side on your healing journey and I thank you for taking the first step on a path you are destined for! Be Well, Chalice

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Julia Collins

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): Julia Conner Collins,M.Ed, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
22 years of experience as a therapist

Trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief related to past and present life events, relationship conflicts, worsening of symptoms, or the bad consequences of even the best decision making can injure your heart and diminish your hope. If this is your time to experience relationship challenges, betrayals, stressors, or losses that unexpectedly provide you with swift kicks that knock you face-first into the dirt, therapy will support you and teach you to develop your own plan to dust yourself off. Here you can regain your strength, and experience the empowerment of reconnecting with your goals while you develop new skills for healing and recovery. For over twenty years, I have partnered with children, adults, adolescents, and families on their individual journeys of healing and restoration. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Master Addiction Counselor and my approach is defined by your goals, challenges, and the plan that is most supportive of your healing and recovery.

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Margaret Gibson Ellison

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): MS,EdS 2001
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issues
23 years of experience as a therapist

Welcome! My name is Margaret "Gibson" Ellison. I have 23 years experience as a counselor, which has provided me with experiences necessary to assist clients with overcoming obstacles created by anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, trauma, relationship dysfunction, and societal pressures. I hold specialty certifications in chemical and sexual addiction, and am also certified as a Rainbow Advocate Educator. I have worked across a variety of settings: inpatient, outpatient, private practice and virtual platforms. I have been in private practice in Conyers, Georgia for the last 14 years. My focus is collaborative, client-centered and motivational. I have witnessed strong positive outcomes facilitated through the therapeutic relationship, listening objectively and pursuing goals that we build and set together. I believe a person's decision to enter counseling demonstrates courage and willingness to make positive changes. Together with my clients, we form a therapeutic alliance that facilitates personal growth and self-improvement. I enjoy working with adults 18 and over, and seeing them achieve their goals. I do not believe in a ,"cookie-cutter" approach to therapy, and am dedicated to providing an individual, personal counseling experience, unique to the specific needs of my clients. I enjoy providing a holistic approach to counseling, by focusing on each client as a whole person, comprised of beautiful parts within. I understand that no two people are the same, and am devoted to providing everyone who, "walks," onto my screen, with individualized care in order to meet your personal needs. I am excited to support you during this time of transformation, while respecting your independence. You have taken a momentous step forward by reaching out, and I am committed to taking this journey with you. If you have any questions, or would like additional details, please don't hesitate to message me. Thank you so much, I look forward to hearing from you. Gibson

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Madison Bentley

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC,CPCS
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
19 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor with a Master’s degree in Psychology and Counseling from Troy Alabama University, a National Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor in the State of Georgia. I am a member of the Licensed Professional Counseling Georgia Association (LPCGA) and have served on various community boards within the CSRA. Over the past 23 years, I have worked with children, adults and families on multiple levels. I provide individual, couples, group and family counseling services to address mental health and/or substance use disorders. I also provide consultation to healthcare providers who treat special populations such as LGBTQ+ and provide LGBTQ+ affirming care. Moreover, I treat depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship challenges, parenting challenges, life challenges, etc., I am also trained by Dr. Charlotte Newman Charfen, MD as a death doula and combined with clinical skills, I work with individuals with acute and chronic illness or anyone seeking help with end-of-life services, which also includes working with supports. I also have extensive experience in emergency crisis services for anyone experiencing mental health and/or substance use problems. My treatment style is compassionate and interactive. My therapeutic approach is tailored to each client. Some of the modalities used include EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and person-centered practice. I work with each individual to develop a treatment plan to meet the goals the client wants to achieve. I believe each person has the answer and by talking through life challenges with a counselor, it is possible to obtain a more fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you!

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Elizabeth Toledo

Offering therapy in GA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseGrief
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Georgia with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and grief. I am a world renowned trauma and abuse therapist. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and trauma-focused therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Yazmin Coleman

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Tiffany Gossett

Offering therapy in GA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

Hello. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), in the state of Georgia. I have over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with a wide variety of clients; from families, individuals, couples, and children dealing with significant mental health crisis, along with depression, anxiety, stress, life changes, grief, mood disorders, ADHD, and relationships. My therapy approach is real and bold. I am enthusiastic and I believe in the power of humor. A good therapeutic relationship is one that includes trust and authenticity. If you cannot be your true self, who can you be? I am committed to helping you find who you are. I do love Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, along with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy modalities. But, I adapt my treatment modalities to fit your specific needs. We will explore your life together, processing “bumps” in the road, discussing healthy perceptions of yourself, and teaching you how to build boundaries to have healthy, sustainable relationships. It’s a big deal when someone steps out to make a change. I am here to support you. I can’t wait to meet you!

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Christopher Norris

Offering therapy in GA
AddictionsParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor in Georgia with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with addictions, parenting issues, anger management, motivation, self-esteem, depression, anxiety and phase of life problems. 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. Reaching our infinite impossibilities through the art of enhancing our knowledge of self through empowerment of self.

How to find counseling in Winterville

Finding the best therapist close by in Winterville 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 in Winterville that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Winterville. 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 Winterville, 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 in the Winterville region and in the state of Georgia. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Winterville or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Winterville 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 Winterville, elsewhere in Clarke, 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 Winterville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Winterville 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 Winterville 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 Winterville 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Winterville, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Winterville 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 Winterville helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Winterville 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 Winterville 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 Winterville 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.

Winterville therapists 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 Winterville 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 Winterville 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in GA, therapists 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 30683 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Winterville 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Winterville.

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 from a therapist. A Winterville 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Winterville, 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.

Winterville 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 to customer service 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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