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Keisha Saunders

Offering therapy in NC
License: LPCS,ACS,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

Marital or family concerns got you down? Life transitions have you feeling "stuck"? Do you feel like you do not see the bigger picture? I want to assist you in stepping into the frame. I have a desire to provide high-quality care, skilled and compassionate services to those individuals who trust me with their concerns, conflicts, and life transitions. Within an inviting and supportive atmosphere, I offer a solution focused approach tailored to client's unique situation and needs. I work with those experiencing difficulty functioning or needing therapeutic help to make changes in their lives. I address individual challenges, couples/ family conflict and mental health concerns such as mood disorders, anger, ADHD, anxiety.

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Candance Hammonds

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience

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 heart and love being a counselor. In our work together you can expect sessions to be focused on the outcomes you want to achieve. I believe the counselor-client relationship is key to achieving the goals of counseling. I have a Cognitive- Behavior Therapy approach to counseling, along with being client-centered. I look forward to our journey together.

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Jacqueline van Arnold

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

My name is Jacqueline and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Western North Carolina. I have had a wide range of experience with individuals, couples, and families. I have found that the relationship I share with my clients is critically important for developing trust and creating a space where clients feel heard and supported. My clients would describe me as friendly, warm, and laidback. I tailor my approach to the needs of my clients and I am always open to feedback. Some of my favorite treatment modalities include ACT, CBT, Mindfulness, and EMDR. I have found that incorporating a variety of methods and strategies helps my clients solve the problems they are experiencing now, while also addressing and understanding the deeper roots that led them to where they are today. I have a had a lot of experience working with clients going through significant life changes and stressors. This may include individuals struggling with identity challenges, relationship issues, life phase changes, and more. These challenges are often exacerbated for individuals with a history of trauma and I am always mindful to help my clients identify and address the wounds of the past so they can move forward with their lives. It takes work to make positive change in your life, but I hope to help make that work a little easier for my clients and provide them with tools they can use for the rest of their lives.

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Breo’na Troutman

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
9 years of experience

Hi, my name is Breo'na, my counseling style is welcoming, non-judgmental, and interactive. I firmly believe that people are experts regarding themselves and realize the importance of meeting individuals, as clients exactly where they are in life. My guiding technique is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which focuses on the rationale of an individual’s cognitive beliefs and distorted thoughts as well as the combination of Solution-Focused, Psychodynamic, and Person-Centered Therapy. I have experience working with clients that struggle with self-esteem, anxiety, and relationship issues. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Atlanta, Georgia. I am also a licensed in North Carolina as a clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC). I attended Wright State University located in Dayton, Ohio where I was born and raised. There I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2011) and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2014). I strive to make a positive impact on others, while guiding them to recognize their ability to become the person they desire to be, through any given circumstance, hardship, or experience. I have found that my work as a counselor for the past 9 years has allotted me the opportunity to do just that! It should be said that there is never a dull moment in therapy with me, as I enjoy laughing, making others laugh, and creating an organic and relaxed environment for my clients.

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Matrice Morrison

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA,LCMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with over five years of counseling experience in the state of North Carolina. For the past 10 years I have worked with the Military population aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. My services that I have offered include Individual Counseling, Couples Counseling, Group Therapy and Psychoeducation. My area of interest include Post Traumatic Stress, Communication and Trust issues in Marital and Couples, Grief, Anxiety, Depression and Suicidal Ideations. My therapy style is compassionate, collaborative and interactive. My approach can be described as Cognitive Behavioral Theory. I am trained in the following protocol therapies to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy. I also have provide preventative services in the form of resiliency training to help clients build more coping skills to deal with stress professionally and personally. I am trained in evidence-based treatment for active duty service members and veterans. And I have offered Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy to couples of various representations. My approach can be described as holistic in services. I enjoy working with school-age children, adolescents, and adults. I am looking forward to meeting with you and accompanying you along your journey. I am aware that like meeting with any one new you have to become comfortable with opening up. Allow me to help you be the best version of you.

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Bethany Morris

Offering therapy in NC
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 14 years of counseling experience. I enjoy helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & parenting 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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Steven Wilson

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 20 years of professional work experience. I have 2 master degrees in counseling and a license in addiction counseling. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I use an eclectic approach to therapy, applying different styles of counseling, including cognitive behavioral, person-centered, positive image, reality, rational emotive behavioral, and others to better assist his clients. I have found that this style of a firm, yet compassionate, non-judgmental, therapeutic approach has helped hundreds of clients. I work by the principal that everyone needs someone to talk with, and that it is very helpful to look at problems from different angles in order to find the best possible solutions. I feel that therapy should be a stepping stone to aid you in gaining important problem solving skills. I truly 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. You are taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life which takes courage. I am here to support you in your process.

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Terresa Hall

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Amelia Sprague Howard

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsBipolar disorderDepressionCompassion fatigue
15 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, bipolar disorder, & depression. 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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Suzanne Lowe

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Family conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
24 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, ADHD, depression, anxiety & coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Macon

Finding the best therapist close by in Macon 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 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, 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 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 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 Macon 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 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: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Macon may not take health insurance, some 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 or clinicians throughout the state of North Carolina 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 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 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 Macon 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 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. 

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 Macon 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 NC, 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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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