In life, you want to build a strong vehicle for you to brave the roads of life. However, this can be a challenge, especially if you're coping with depression or anxiety. These can knock your vehicle down and leave you stranded. Who can help in this situation? One person who can is a counselor based in Georgetown. 

Georgetown is known for its car manufacturing. A counselor can manufacture a ride for you that is the best ride possible and can help prevent you from crashing when life gets tough. Speak to a counselor to learn how you can brave the elements.

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Samuel Staggs

Offering therapy in KY
License: M.Ed.,LPCC-S
Relationship issuesGriefCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Kentucky who has experience serving a multitude of populations throughout my career, including couples, and adults. I received my Master's degree in Professional Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson College in 2011. Prior to earning this degree and licensure, I engaged in a number of experiences throughout my life which has given me a greater understanding and empathy with individuals and clients. I have engaged with individuals from a variety of settings, including urban and rural, Christian and Athiest, Appalachian and Multi-cultural backgrounds, and many others in between. I have worked throughout my career in both public/non-profit agencies and in private practice, which has allowed me to meet individuals on the journey through his/her own personal story. My role as your counselor is not to rescue from your emotions, but rather help you gain mastery over your emotions by developing a sense of self that is empowered and autonomous, develop self-control, have a growing knowledge through psycho-education, learn coping strategies, build a stronger sense of self-reliance while learning from and working through current and past life experiences. It is my goal to be with you through this process with non-judgment, encouragement, and unconditional positive regard for you as a respected and unique individual. I use an eclectic, strengths-based, trauma-informed approach to therapy. This allows me to engage with you on an individual basis, and take your strengths into account during sessions.

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Marie Wilson

Offering therapy in KY
License: LPCC-S
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Do you feel like you struggle with managing your emotions? Is it difficult to maintain positive relationships? Do you have emotional cycles that need to be broken? I can help! I have been in the counseling field for over 10 years. I received my Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling in 2010, and have worked in numerous settings, from a psychiatric hospital to crisis teams to outpatient offices. I like to utilize various interventions and techniques, depending on the needs of the client. My faith is part of who I am, and I am comfortable integrating it into treatment. My availability for scheduling audio or video sessions is typically during the day, between the hours of 9am and 4pm. For messaging, I have a broader availability. If you feel like you would like to work with me, please reach out. I would love to be a support person for you!

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Casey Farris

Offering therapy in KY
License: MA.Ed,LPCC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
7 years of experience

Hi! I am Casey Farris a licensed clinical counselor and have been working with individuals for 7 years in the school, therapeutic foster agency, and community mental health. I strive to always better myself and learn new things that can better help my clients. I am currently a certified AutPlay therapist, working toward being a certified DBT counselor, and an EMDR trained. I utilize a mixture of different theoretical approaches to meet the individual where they are at. I have toolbox of skills so that I can work to help individuals based on their needs and am always taking every opportunity professionally to add to that toolbox. I have worked with client on the following topic; -Anxiety -Grief -Stress -Depression -ADHD -Autism -Trauma -Family Relationships -Behavioral -Social Skills -Bi-Polar

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Mary Lindsey Higgins

Offering therapy in KY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Searching for a clinician that is right for you is an important step in the change process. It takes courage and strength. I encourage you to be proud of yourself for simply exploring therapy as an option to enhance your wellness.  I have worked as a therapist since 2015 and in the mental health field since 2009. I achieved my Master's in Social Work at Western Kentucky University in 2015. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Kentucky LCSW 253593).  I have obtained education and supervision in the utilization of person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused brief therapy, strengths-based therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy inspired interventions. I work through a person-centered approach, meaning the interventions and therapy approach utilized will be determined based on each individual's specific expressing, processing and learning styles. This ensures each individual I partner with receives the best possible care and support, specifically for their individualized life and circumstances. I have trained experience with working with individuals regarding life stressors, self-worth/self esteem concerns, behavioral pattern concerns, substance use, trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar I and II, grief, and a number of other concerns. I strive to provide each person I see with an authentic environment, filled with empathy, education and empowerment, to enable them to develop and reach their wellness and/or life goals. Even if you have not been able to identify your goals, and know you just want something different, you are at a place to begin your process.

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Christopher Conley

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Hello my name is, Chris. I am license Social Worker with 10 years of experience in counseling interventions with children, adults, and families. I have a successful history in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, & confidence. It is paramount to me to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My therapy style has been characterized as warm, encouraging, compassionate, and goal oriented. I believe that every person deserves a mental headquarters to map out how they think, and to be able to alter the course in which travel through reality. My approach is an amalgam of cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, as well as, grounding/practical techniques. Together we can create goals so you can regain and/or maintain your mental health. 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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Angela Hall

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients and families with coping with addictions, sober supports , childhood/ adult trauma and abuse, & 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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Carina Atchley

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky & Texas, with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, family conflicts, and parenting issues, among others. 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. 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, through compassionate, person-centered counseling.

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Lisa Tolliver

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefIntimacy-related issuesCompassion fatigue
25 years of experience

How I help: In my 25+ years in clinical practice, I have helped people with a wide range of psychological issues. These include PTSD, anxiety & panic attacks, as well as those who struggle with bipolar disorder. Over the years, however, I have developed several areas of expertise: First, I have a special focus, in helping the NEURODIVERGENT community, and those who feel they don't fit in with typical society. This includes those diagnosed with Asperger's or Autism as well as those just wondering where they fit on the spectrum. In a related area, I see quite a few GLOBAL WORKERS, those who were raised as THIRD CULTURE Kids, and others who live long-term outside their country of birth. Living globally has so many benefits! But living (or having lived) abroad for a long time can also make it hard to know where you fit in and can lead to culture conflicts or feeling unrooted. Next, due to some twists and turns in my own journey, I have deep experience in helping those with CHRONIC ILLNESS (including functional neurological disorder), invisible illnesses, and the FOOD ALLERGY community. Being unwell, but appearing 'fine' on the outside, is hard! And finally, I have a passion for helping POLICE officers, fire fighters, military, medical professionals (especially ED staff) and first responders. There are many military in my family, so I know well the life you lead, and respect it. I hold licenses as a psychologist (Master's) and a licensed professional clinical counselor from the state of Kentucky.

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Charmaine Smith

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoaching
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Ashly Huffstatler

Offering therapy in KY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Welcome!! I am so glad that you are here and working on your self-care! It takes a lot of courage and strength to seek help when it is needed. I want to start off by saying thank you for sharing your trust with me. It can be so hard to give trust to another so I want you to know that a greatly value the trust that you have give to me. Let me introduce myself, my name is Ashly and I am clinical social worker in Texas. I have been in this field a little over 10 years, starting in 2009. I started out at the most entry level position in the field and through time, schooling, and experience I have become able to offer counseling services to all those who are searching for support and a little bit of extra help. I share this with you to offer a little bit about myself to you as well as so you can you know about my background in this field. I believe it is important for you to feel comfortable with me in order for you to get the best experience from our meeting together. I achieved my Bachelor’s in Psychology through University of Mary-Hardin Baylor in 2010 and my Master’s degree through University of Texas at Arlington in 2015. I have experience with ages from 4 to 94, through all stages and walks of life. I have experience in assisting with depression, anxiety, trauma/abuse, life changes, chronic health issues, and end of life. I have worked in non-profit agencies with youths and their families, interned with veterans, and currently working with adults and seniors in dialysis. I have also had experience inworking in animal assisted therapy with horses. I work with a variety of theories and techniques that will be tailored to you and your experiences. There is not a one size fits all for counseling and you are the expert of you. I want you to feel comfortable talking with me and please let me know what styles work best for you so that you can get the best out of this experience. I am here to support you and your journey. Please know that nothing you say will shock me and I will never judge you. This is a safe space and you can voice your mind and feelings freely. I would like to partner with you on your journey and collaborate with you so that you can meet your goals. Thank you so much for giving me your trust and your times. I know how very valuable these two things are and I will treat them that way. I look forward to working with you. May safety, health, and happiness find you always.

How to find counseling in Georgetown

Finding the best therapist close by in Georgetown 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 Georgetown. 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 Georgetown, 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown, elsewhere in Scott, or in the greater state of Kentucky.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown may not take health insurance, some in the state of Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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 Georgetown, Kentucky 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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 KY, 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 40324 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown, Kentucky 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.

Georgetown has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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