Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of experience: 20

Hi! Welcome to Betterhelp! I am Candance Hammonds a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina. I have been working in the Mental Health Profession for over 20 years. I have been in practice as a Licensed Counselor for 17 years. I have experience in working with Adolescents and Adults. I work with individuals with a variety of concerns including Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Parenting Issues, ADHD, and Foster Care/Adoption. I also help individuals who have experienced abuse and neglect. I am first a foremost a helper at he...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and have been in practice since 2018 after obtaining my master’s degree from Montreat College. Additionally, I am currently licensed with the National Board of Certified Counselors and am also a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist licensed with the North Carolina Addiction Specialist Professional Practice Board. I have served diverse people on an ACTT team and with a men’s residential substance use program in Asheville, NC. I have worked as a crisis hospital advocate with Our Voice, Inc. and I have also offe...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management
Years of experience: 20

I feel a deep sense of respect and appreciation for each new person who decides to enter counseling with the courage and commitment to discover and make the changes that will give their life new meaning and direction. The opportunity to witness the growth of another is an honor and a privilege. When a person comes to therapy, it is because they want something different in their lives. My job is to help you find ways of seeing a problem and handling emotions, thoughts, and situations that might not have occurred to you by yourself. When we both understand w...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 9

Hi! Thank you for taking time to read my profile. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in North Carolina and Georgia with nine years of experience working with people making change in their life. I have worked with people challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, and life changing situations. I followed my passion to assist people in thriving by obtaining a BA in social work at Lehman College in 2010 and a MSW in 2012 from Hunter College. I have worked in several clinical settings including nonprofits, schools, and community settings. I hav...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, ADHD
Years of experience: 4

You are here because you matter. Thank you for taking the time to stop by. In a world full of people with unique experiences we all sometimes face difficulties. That's why I am here to lend an ear, offer support, and help you reach new heights. My name is Josh I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina and I made the decision that part of my mission here on Earth is to help support my fellow human beings. I have been in practice for over 4 years and I specialize in a wide area of concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma,...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 4

I am a licensed clinical social worker and licensed clinical addiction specialist-associate. I have worked in the healing field since 2015 and made it my life mission to provide a safe environment where clients can find refuge in the healing process. I have a wide range of experience in working with clients who are experiencing trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, depression, life changes, crisis and more. My approach is genuine empathy and compassion. I use a combination of trauma informed, acceptance commitment therapy, CBT, DBT, strength based, different spiritu...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of experience: 26

I am a well seasoned professional with 25+ years of experience. I have worked at The Department of Social Service; T.O.P.I.C House Substance Abuse Treatment Center; Randolph , Forsyth and Guilford County Mental Health Agency’s. I was also Clinical Director for the Randolph County ACTT. And have a private practice (It’s All About Change!) since 1998. During the years that I have practiced I have been honored to learn as much from my clients as I have from my training because they allowed me to assist them with making changes in their lives for the better. We partn...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, grief and life's transitions. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I believe in collaborating with the client to identify root causes and cycles that can be problematic to the client or the family. My counseling style is warm, accepting & int...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 3

Do you hide your true self or feel invisible? Do you find yourself retreating from life, feeling alone or overwhelmed due to life’s struggles or memories of the past? Sometimes you may even feel misunderstood and unappreciated and find that your thoughts and feelings only come out in measured words and controlled emotions. If so, let’s begin the healing process together. For years, I have been passionate about enriching lives through therapy and education, along with having extensive experience in victim advocacy and crisis intervention with survivors of sexual a...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 6

Welcome! I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a certification in Expressive Arts Therapy. In general, I work with clients from a compassionate, nonjudgmental, and person-centered perspective. When you feel seen and heard, healing and growth happens much more easily. I see each individual as unique, so therapy will be uniquely tailored to meet your specific mental, emotional, and/or spiritual needs. I often teach mindfulness to help facilitate awareness of thoughts and behavior patterns. Additionally, I often use Existential Therapy to help you create a mea...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 20

I am licensed in North Carolina with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 6

I am licensed in North Carolina with 6 years of work experience as a licensed clinical mental health counselor. I have experience in helping clients with managing symptoms of stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, loss of motivation, self esteem, and confidence, as well as bipolar disorder and trauma related symptoms. 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 f...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 11

Relationships matter. Relationships with other people and relationships with ourselves are equally significant. For years I have been passionate about working with kids, adolescents, and adults in exploring life and how they fit. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist in North Carolina with 13 years of professional work experience; 11 years of providing individual and group therapy. Facing life and all it has to offer can be overwhelming, scary, and sometimes seem unbearable. I do not shy away from difficult topics or ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching
Years of experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with individuals who are managing depression, anxiety, chronic illness and life changes. I received my social work degrees from the University of Kansas where the Strengths Perspective paradigm was developed. The Strengths Perspective recognizes the human capacity for resilience, courage and thriving. I also have a Masters in Public Health from Boston University. My MPH has given me more skills to help people with health prevention. My approach to therapy and coaching, is to fo...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of experience: 4

I am licensed in North Carolina with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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. I use a variety of modalities such as solution-focused approach, person-centered therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). The first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that ...

How To Find Counseling Macon

Finding the best therapist close by in Macon can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Macon 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 Macon. 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 Macon, 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, these professionals 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 Macon 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 Macon counselors 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 Macon area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Macon
  • DBT in Macon
  • Substance use therapy in Macon
  • Couples therapy in Macon

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Macon, 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 Macon, elsewhere in Warren, or in the greater state of North Carolina.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Macon 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 Macon 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 in Macon: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Macon: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Macon: $100
  • Therapy in Macon: $80

While many psychologists in Macon may not take health insurance, some counselors in the state of North Carolina may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp counselors serving the city of Macon and elsewhere throughout the state of North Carolina you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Macon, North Carolina 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Macon above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Macon 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Macon 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 Macon 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 Macon therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Macon counselor 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 almost one million people in Macon, NC, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 27551 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 in Macon can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Macon 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Macon 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 Macon, North Carolina 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.

Macon has many professionals 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. In Macon, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

Do Therapists Judge You In Therapy Sessions? 

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

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Counseling Platform

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

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Macon.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Macon:

27551