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Dr. Magna Porterfield

Offering therapy in GA
License: Ph.D.
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am a psychologist who is licensed in both the states of Alabama and Georgia and I have had the opportunity to work in the field of psychology for several years. I have worked in the both university settings (as a teacher and counselor) as well as in private practice. I have also had the opportunity to travel and share my knowledge through lectures and workshops. I have the most experience in helping people who struggle with unipolar (but NOT bipolar) depression and anxiety. I also have a considerable amount of experience in working with individuals who have problems with managing stress and managing their emotions. I do not work with issues such as eating disorders, addictions, relationship problems or sexuality concerns. My counseling style is warm, but also straightforward and honest. I consider myself to be a kind person. and I truly desire to help those who are hurting. In my work with people, I do not spend much time processing the past (i.e., childhood experiences, past trauma, etc.). I believe that true healing comes when individuals take active steps in the therapy process and focus on what they can do in their "present" situation to address their challenges. In my work with clients, I focus on helping them understand how their thoughts impact their emotions and their behavior - principles from the field of cognitive behavior therapy. I also look at the impact of lifestyle habits - diet, rest, exercise, etc. - on mental/emotional health. In addition, I sometimes utilize concepts and strategies from the area of positive psychology, which helps people identify and enhance their strengths (as opposed to merely focusing on people's weaknesses "abnormalities," so to speak). Do you need a helping hand? I would love to be that "hand" and help you make those changes. Working with me will take commitment and will require you to not be just a "passive participant," so to speak, in your healing and recovery. If you are willing to do your part, I am here for you and would love to work with you. All it takes is that first step and you can make that step today!

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Dr. Adeline McTavous

Offering therapy in GA
License: PHD, ,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
22 years of experience

My name is Adeline McTavous, I have been in the Behavioral Health Field for over 20 years. I am a Health Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor, a trained Trauma Specialist, Forensic Evaluator and a Certified Clinical Supervisor. I have spent much of my career working with children, young adults (teens) and families in various settings such as Foster care, Inpatient and Outpatient settings. In addition I have worked with Juveniles in various Residential Programs including Sexual Offenders Program, Adult Detox and the Repeated Drug Offenders known as the Jail In-House Program in Key West, Florida. Much of my work has been focused on the integration of the Body, Mind and Spirit approach. I am highly skilled compassionate, empathetic and solution focused Clinician who is looking forward to working with you to help you build confidence in your own abilities, learn new skills, eliminate problem behaviors and to help you restore hope and regain control thus achieving your goals. I have an innate ability to establish rapport quickly, build trust, interact with and relate to individuals on all levels. I welcome the opportunity to work together with you, to achieve the level of functioning that I know is possible.

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Tosha Robbins

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
28 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with over 10 years of experience working with adults in various settings. I am skilled in addressing a wide range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, anger management, grief and loss, conflict resolution, mood disorders, family relational issues, co-occurring disorders, parenting skills, and trauma. My counseling style combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, rational-emotive behavioral therapy, as well as utilizing individual strengths and coping skills to help work through identified issues. I believe that it is important to develop a therapeutic relationship with each individual as it is an essential part of the counseling process. Creating a safe environment for open communication builds trust with each other. I am a supportive, respectful, active listener and I believe in meeting each individual where they are. I believe that providing strong support helps individuals to achieve their desired goals. I know that it can be difficult to ask for help and I am very excited for the opportunity to work with you.

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Vinson Lee

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS, LMFT, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsGriefDepression
8 years of experience

Greetings! I'm Vinson Lee. Thanks for visiting my profile. I hold dual licenses as Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. I returned to graduate school in 2011 following a career in broadcasting where I worked as a radio deejay beginning at the age of 15 and later as a television anchor/reporter. I even served as a substitute teacher where my talents connecting with others were noticed by administration and staff. One of the most frequent responses I received was "you're so easy to talk to." I loved working in television - spending a day with others and telling their stories, but I had a passion to do more meaningful work to contribute positively to the betterment of society. Counseling and therapy afford me that opportunity - to observe change over time as we work together identifying and pursuing goals, empowering you to be the best possible version of yourself. I look forward to getting to know you!

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Alexxis Trimmings

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

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. I graduated from South University- Savannah, with my Masters of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My treatment approach is a mix of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Person Centered Therapy. My professional experience contains working with clients of different ages, in both inpatient and outpatient as well as individual and a group setting. I believe that I am able to help because I truly care about helping others, it has been my passion in life to help others.

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Geraldine (Geri) Godbolt

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience

I believe that each client has unique concerns and issues that should be focused upon one at a time. However, some conditions have to be treated concurrently, such as times when comorbid (underlying and preexisting) conditions exist, for example: PTSD and anxiety and depression, or substance abuse and other mental health disorders. During this time of pandemic, social unrest, and beyond; my role is to help you explore your concerns/issues and build new realities based upon your strengths. I view counseling as a collaborative process whereby the achievement of mutually defined counseling goals is accomplished through commitment and patience. Counseling can help you gain personal insight and lead you to a better understanding of yourself and others. I use a variety of theoretical approaches individualized for you and your life situation. Diagnostic and testing information will be used to help guide my work with you. Your active involvement in and out of our sessions together is essential to gain maximum benefit from your counseling sessions. I may ask you to do homework assignments, exercises or journals. Periodically, we will evaluate our progress and, if necessary, redesign our treatment plan. Remember we are in this together. My commitment is to walk alongside you. As with any intervention, there are both benefits and risks associated with counseling that may include experiencing uncomfortable levels of feelings like sadness, guilt, anger or frustration. Often progress is a gradual process. The goal is to achieve the best and most promising outcome for you. I graduated from Regent University College of Arts and Science earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) of Psychology Cum Laude, and lifetime membership in Psi Chi a Psychological Honor Society. Upon acceptance at Regent University School of Psychology & Counseling Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program (CACREP). I earned a Master of Art (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) in Trauma. I hold board certification credentials through the National Board of Certified Counselors as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC). I have completed the CADC-II credential, and will be taking the state licensure exam. I am pursuing (3rd year) a PhD in Clinical Psychology to better serve clients with psychological testing. Additionally, I am pursuing the MAT (medication-assisted treatment/medically assisted therapy), and Clinical Supervisor credentials. Area of competence consist of assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders and trauma; utilizing treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Person Centered, Reality and related Choice therapies, Motivational Interviewing techniques, mental health services consultation and training; and individual and group counseling. Most recently, I have had the awesome privilege of working as Lead Clinician at a residential facility walking alongside women, women with children, and men experiencing homelessness. We utilize a transformational model of change centered in both Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic approaches. Realizing that one approach is not appropriate for all we integrate other modalities in treatment with amazing outcomes. I must say that it has been a world-class experience, and one of the most challenging yet rewarding times of my vocation thus far.

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Marie Danie Cadet

Offering therapy in GA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in Georgia with over 13 years of experience as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, marriage, and divorce. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. We all have the inner tools to heal ourselves. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, strength-based counseling, and mindfulness. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and take the first steps towards a change. I congratulate you on taking your first step. I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Charles Zaglin

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
22 years of experience

I am a Trauma/PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) psychotherapist licensed in Georgia with approximately 20 years of experience both as a Traumatologist in working with clients and as a researcher. As a survivor of Trauma/PTSD for over 40+ years I have been fortunate in watching and participating in the treatment of survivors from before PTSD was officially recognized as a separate and distinctive disorder by the Psychological Community in 1980. My therapeutic style is first and foremost empathic, open, honest and interactive. Much too often individuals suffering from the exposure to Trauma live in a world of silence never feeling that they can truly tell their story without being judged negatively. This approach combines being present for my clients along with an existentialist philosophy of self-empowerment. This approach combines the search for Meaning in one’s own life the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as but one tool to illicit s along with the realization that Trauma/PTSD is in many ways like the multiple layers of an onion. There are numerous layers of psychological discord from exposure to Trauma than can’t be seen on the surface ranging from depression and anxiety to sleep disorders and that which lies in between. Together we will tailor a protocol specific to each person’s needs. One of the most difficult steps in the healing process is acknowledging the negative influence these Traumatic event[s] have had and continue to have in influence your life in a negative direction. The exciting and powerful step in regaining control over your own existence you have already taken by reaching out for help. I look forward to working with you on your journey.

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Symphony Haynes- Adams

Offering therapy in GA
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
21 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with more than 20 years of experience providing counseling to individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including, depression, anxiety, career challenges, parental concerns, and relationship issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. It is my humble opinion that listening is the key to building rapport. My approach combines, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, rational-emotive, and others. Ultimately the goal is to work collaboratively to meet individual needs and goals. I look forward to working with you!

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Michael Reynolds

Offering therapy in GA
License: MS
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

My name is Michael Reynolds. I am a person-centered therapist, which means that my focus is helping clients realize their full potential. I have over 8 years of professional counseling experience, working with clients’ presenting issues including depression, anxiety, family issues, ADHD, anger management, emotional abuse, and trauma. I am a compassionate person, I believe in treating everyone the way I would like to be treated, with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. My counseling approach is eclectic therapy. Eclectic therapy draws on multiple theoretical orientation and techniques to find the best fit for clients’ needs. I understand that is takes a great deal of courage for people to seek more fulfilling and satisfying way of living. I am available to assist clients in their effort to empower themselves. I care about people especially the ones I encounter and look forward to offering assistance.

How to find counseling in Woolsey

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Woolsey 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 Woolsey 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 Woolsey 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 Woolsey, 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 Woolsey 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 Woolsey 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 Woolsey 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 Woolsey 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 Woolsey 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 30215 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 Woolsey 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 Woolsey 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 Woolsey, 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.

Woolsey 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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