Savannah has a rich history, including as the site of a prominent battle in the Civil War, the Battle of Shiloh. Life is full of small and large personal battles, and sometimes you might feel as though you are on the losing side. Sometimes it helps to get help facing your battles.

If you need help fighting your emotional, mental health, or situational battles, Savannah-area counselors can help. These confidential therapists are able to help you examine why you feel you are losing and help you find a way to feel on the winning side. 

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Dr. Erin Armour

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): Psy.D.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSleeping disordersDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Tennessee with 10 years experience. I have worked with people with a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress, ADHD, relationship problems, and sleep difficulties. I have also helped people with chronic pain or disability. I also work with couples to improve their intimacy and communication. My counseling style is warm, compassionate, and aimed at empowering my clients to make positive changes in their lives. My approach combines motivational interviewing with cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and solution-focused techniques to help individuals achieve their goals. I work with each client to write an individualized, mutually agreed upon treatment plan based on empirically supported techniques. It takes tremendous strength and courage to ask for help with making positive changes. I'm honored to be a part of that process. I look forward to working with you!

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Jessica Watkins

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Idaho with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients across the life span who come with concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction and co-morbidity issues, family dynamic challenges, and those with a trauma history. I approach counseling as a partner with my clients. I believe in compassion and empathy and that feeling truly heard is valuable to clients. My approach combines client-centered, cognitive-behavioral methods, and the use of dialectical behavior skills . We will work together to determine the approaches you feel best support your journey of growth. Examining ourselves and wanting to grow is heroes' work! I look forward to supporting you in your journey.

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Sarah Veale

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Sarah Veale and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee. My career has spanned twenty years in three states. I have considerable experience working with a variety of populations in various care settings from inpatient to residential wards of the state, juvenile detention, outpatient private practice and at a managed care company. This experience spans children, adolescents, and adults with symptoms associated with mood and anxiety disorders, dual diagnosis substance abuse, developmental delays, family conflict, self-esteem issues, self-injury, histories of abuse and neglect, and personality disorders. My philosophy is to partner with you to help you improve your emotional health. I will guide, train, and confirm that you practice your skills from therapy to achieve improved emotional health. In relation to most problems, I believe that time, information, and education foster understanding and acceptance. Whether this applies to you or to those that matter most to you, this is essential to consider when change is desired. We will work together to help you to enhance your understanding and ability to cope with problems and bring about change. My schedule is fairly open and flexible so I am able schedule sessions outside of my viewable schedule. I will be checking my messages a couple of times per day, Sunday through Friday, and will strive to contact you within 24 hours of your messages. Thank you for choosing me and I look forward to working with you.

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Donna Cole

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have been licensed as a Clinical Social Worker since 1996 and have provided counseling to ages 12 yrs old to 100 yrs of age. My speciality is aging although I have tons of experience working with couples as well as counseling for depression , anxiety, and some addictions. My therapy style is calming . You will never be judged as I am also very open minded . I am here to help improve clients quality of life as well as to help problem solve. I usually use cognitive behavior therapy to help clients. I will tailor our conservations and treatment plan to meet your needs. It takes courage to take the first step to seek help. I am here to help you get your life back to where you are more functional and happy.

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Sarah Williamson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LPC-MHSP
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee. I have been in the field for 4 years. I have experience working in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential settings. I have also done consulting in a primary care setting. I have worked with a wide range of clients with concerns such as: depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, addictions, bipolar disorder, other mood disorders, martial issues, career concerns, intimacy related issues, adjustment difficulties, pandemic related fears and anxiety, ADHD, and OCD. I have experience working with children and adolescents, as well as adults. I have also worked with geriatric adults. My treatment style is assertive and caring. I provide my clients with the upmost support and care to allow for growth. I believe in my clients and thrive on helping them achieve their goals as well as overcome obstacles. I tailor treatment to each and every client. I use dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, client centered therapy, solution focused therapy, reality therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. It takes a tremendous amount of courage to trust someone to walk with you through emotional recovery. I am ready to help you through these next steps.

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Asenia Hedgecoth

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Counselor License Type(s): LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I began my career as a Child & Youth Advocate with my local domestic violence agency after earning my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology/Social Work from Bethel College in 2004. This position inspired me to continue my education and I obtained my Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Tennessee Technology University in 2007. After working in community mental health for several years, I became a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Mental Health Service Provider designation in 2011. I have provided mental health series in a variety of settings including schools, community mental health centers, residential treatment, private practice, and intensive outpatient treatment. My experience includes depression, anxiety, change of life, trauma recovery, and addiction recovery. I view wellness and recovery work from a holistic perspective and believe that the multiple facets of a person’s story are important to be addressed in successful treatment. I do not believe that treatment can be cookie cutter and each client's experiences shape our treatment journey together.

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Dr. Beverley Taylor

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in the state of Tennessee with 20 plus years of working with children, teenagers, adults, seniors, couples, families and groups. I have served as a classroom teacher, a professional school counselor, and taught universities. I have engaged in my private practice for 7 years. My clients' concerns included stress, anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career choices, grief, bullying, depression, family conflicts, women's issues, health and wellness. I believe the key to you being successful in solving your obstacles is us working together to formulate goals and action steps/objectives. I will use the therapy that best fits your personality and your dilemma. I am elated that you are taking ownership of your concerns and moving forward to improve the quality of your life. Your tenacity and determination will help you reach your goals.

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Wanda Woodward

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor in Tennessee with a graduate degree in counseling from Villanova University and doctorate in psychology from Saybrook University, with 20 years of mental health experience in outpatient, in-patient, partial hospitalization, and crisis services. I have experience working with clients with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, trauma and sexual/physical/emotional abuse, and coping with grief and loss. My 15+ years in human resources management in major corporations provides me with extensive workplace knowledge and the ability to help clients maneuver through the high stress work environment today. Proving my clients with an open and safe environment to process thoughts and feelings, and to dialogue about solutions to the issues they face is very important to me. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. In addition, I have published 2 books titled, "The Anatomy of the Soul: An Authentic Psychology," and "The Human Soul: An Ontological Exegesis of Transcendence" in which I write about the Transcendent Psyche, my theoretical model of gender psychopathology, and includes my extensive knowledge of narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, Schizophrenia, and Bipolar Disorder. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. My role is to assist you in your journey to healing and wholeness, and to be the best version of yourself.

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Shirley Marks

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
44 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee with 44 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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. 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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Kimberley Slown

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TN
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Tennessee with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & depression utilizing including EMDR, CBT, DBT, CBT-PG, and other evidence based interventions. I enjoy working with both adolescent and adult clients to achieve their goals and establish a safe environment for my clients to feel free to talk without judgement. Taking this first step to reach out for help is a courageous choice! I am looking forward to be a part of your healing journey.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Savannah

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Savannah 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 Savannah, elsewhere in Hardin, or in the greater state of Tennessee.

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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 Savannah may not take health insurance, some in the state of Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Savannah online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Savannah, Tennessee 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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 Savannah?

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

Savannah 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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 TN, 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 38372 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 Savannah counselor?

Before seeing your Savannah 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 Savannah.

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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 Savannah, Tennessee 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.

Savannah 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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