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Brad Dobson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC,LCAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCoaching
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I view therapy as the journey to reconcile the story we have written for our life with the reality that exists. I am a licensed mental health and clinical addictions counselor in Indiana. I have acquired experience in a variety of settings that include: drug court, community mental health, university counseling center, and private practice. I have been an adjunct psychology professor for undergraduate and graduate studies at Marian University in Indianapolis, IN. I have expertise in treating addictions, mood disorders, anger management, grief, adjustment issues, self-esteem issues, and pornography addiction. I received my master's degree in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis. I trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic theory, dialectical behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy, and motivational enhancement therapy. A therapist must perform good self-care in order to provide good care to others. I achieve my self-care by playing guitar, piano, fishing, and playing with my kids. I look forward to making progress with you on your journey to a healthier you!

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Michelle Batacan Alexander

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,ACSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
36 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have inspired and motivated many interesting individuals, who make the choice, like you, to seek counseling. Our mutual goal is to make dynamic changes in your life. I offer a dedicated, experienced and professional listening ear, compassionate spirit, and a clear, supportive guiding voice. Learn to develop your strengths, coping skills, and energy so that you can better enjoy your life. Our focus is to change, to solve the problems at hand, and to learn how to problem solve for the future, and create lasting differences for an improved lifestyle. Energizing ourselves to face challenges and changes, celebrating moments and sustaining steps into 'new normal' are the hallmarks of effective collaboration in our counseling setting. After 35 + years of experience, I have learned from so many people, and hopefully they have learned also from our think-out-loud-in-a-safe-space time together. Some favorite change words: creativity, resilience, mindfulness, mutuality.

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Susan Soares

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of Indiana. I have 15 years of experience working as a therapist with a wide range of clients. I have worked in a school-based setting and have a passion for helping children and their families have the best life possible. I also currently work with adults as well. I work with a variety of diagnoses, including anxiety, depression, PTSD and many others. My counseling style is relational and warm. To me, the best therapeutic work is done in a casual, laid back atmosphere where the client feels heard. I believe in approaching issues with a balance of sensitivity and firmness. I have a passion for helping people heal not only their mind, but their body and spirit as well. The three have to be balanced for someone to be living their best life. I am so proud of you for wanting to take the step of doing counseling to make your life into what you want it to be. When you are ready to take that step, I am ready to walk along side you in your journey. I look forward to meeting you!

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Carrie Hauck

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My ideal client is simply someone who is willing to do the often times difficult work of opening up, facing themselves and receiving feedback and support. I am a non-judgmental, open-minded and empathic individual by nature. I see people for their potential and their strengths and help them to see their own strengths too. I feel grateful every day that I have the opportunity to join alongside fellow humans and support them in their life journey. I hope you will let me in and allow me to be that support for you so that you can learn to love yourself the way you deserve.

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Michelle Keplar

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Indiana with over 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, and building motivation, self esteem, and/or confidence. I also have experience assisting with coping with life changes. My treatment approach is nonjudgmental and built on a strong foundation of open communication. 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 with a strengths-based approach. 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 on that journey.

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Swan Roberts

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Swan Roberts, and I am a licensed therapist, clinical social worker. I have 3 years of therapy experience. Before becoming a therapist, I was in the U.S. army for 2.5 years as a medic, 68w. I decided to become a therapist because I have always enjoyed helping people, and when I was getting out of the army, I had my own therapist to help me through that transition, which inspired me to follow this career path. I look forward to helping you on this healing journey. I have experience utilizing IFS, EMDR, and CBT with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and addiction issues.

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Wylisa Love

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Indiana with over 8 years’ experience in the field, with 3 of those years being as a practicing therapist. I specialize primarily in trauma work and I am an EMDR trained clinician. However, I also have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, parenting issues, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I am a strong believer in the fact that building a therapeutic relationship and establishing trust is an integral part of the process. I am here to serve as an empathetic and non-judgmental listening ear, and to assist you in establishing and monitoring your own goals towards mental wellness. Education and Training: UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON Graduation Date: May 17, 2015 Psychology Major with Criminal Justice Certificate UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE Graduation Date: May 19, 2019 Master of Social Work (MSW) INDIANA PROFESSIONAL LICENSING AGENCY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BOARD Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Expiration Date: 04/01/2024 TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)– Trained Therapist Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC: 0-5) Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) – Trained Administrator

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Malisa Komolthiti

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Indiana with 3 years of professional work experience. EMDR trained, Harvard trained mindfulness in clinical practice. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbtq+ related issues, & relationship issues. 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. 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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Stephanie Medley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Indiana and Kentucky with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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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John Richardson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have been a licensed therapist in Indiana for 5 years. I am an eclectic therapist, mostly combining techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person Centered (Humanistic) counseling. This means that I will work with you to develop skills that fit you. I have experience working with a variety of mental health issues including ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, etc. Each person is unique, and I will work with you to develop treatment goals that are meant to fit you personally. My goal is not to take the role of an expert who tells you why you are wrong, but to be a guide that can help you discover your own path to recovery. My core focus is to work honestly, openly, and respectfully. I know that the choice to begin seeking therapy can be a hard step. And if you are uncertain of whether you will feel comfortable in therapy, I would be happy to talk and offer you a chance to decide.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Atlanta

Finding the best therapist close by in Atlanta 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 Atlanta 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 Atlanta. 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 Atlanta, 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 Atlanta region and in the state of Indiana. 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 Atlanta 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 Atlanta area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Atlanta 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 Atlanta, elsewhere in Hamilton, or in the greater state of Indiana.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Atlanta area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Atlanta 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 Atlanta 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 Atlanta may not take health insurance, some in the state of Indiana 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 Indiana you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Atlanta online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Atlanta, Indiana 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 Atlanta psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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 therapist, including the therapists in Atlanta 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 Atlanta 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 with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Atlanta 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Atlanta 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 in Atlanta?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Atlanta 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.

Atlanta 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 Atlanta 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 Atlanta 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 IN, 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 46031 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 Atlanta counselor?

Before seeing your Atlanta 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 Atlanta.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 Atlanta 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 Atlanta 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 with a therapist 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 therapist 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 Atlanta, Indiana 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.

Atlanta 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 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.

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