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Kimberly Austin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30608
I am passionate about helping individuals to transform areas of their life where they have been feeling stuck. I work with clients with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual or childhood abuse, grief, and spiritual counseling. I have a relaxed, open and collaborative style of working and connecting. I focus on understanding what has affected your life and the resulting emotions. Our focus together is to clear negative thinking and beliefs to shift the way you experience life in a way that works for you.
I am passionate about helping individuals to transform areas of their life where they have been feeling stuck. I work with clients with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual or childhood abuse, grief, and spiritual counseling. I have a relaxed, open and collaborative style of working and connecting. I focus on understanding what has affected your life and the resulting emotions. Our focus together is to clear negative thinking and beliefs to shift the way you experience life in a way that works for you.
(706) 819-4953 View (706) 819-4953
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Athens Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30608
People come to me feeling overwhelmed, confused, frustrated, and worn out. My goal is to provide compassionate support to my clients during painful transitions, help them gain clarity, develop coping tools, and improve communication skills. Couples come to me feeling disconnected and resentful. I help partners learn new, effective ways to communicate. I build on couples' strengths to help them find a fun, passionate, and intimate way of living. Parents come to me feeling heartbroken and confused by their interactions with their children. I help parents heal their own childhood wounds so that they can parent in a loving way.
People come to me feeling overwhelmed, confused, frustrated, and worn out. My goal is to provide compassionate support to my clients during painful transitions, help them gain clarity, develop coping tools, and improve communication skills. Couples come to me feeling disconnected and resentful. I help partners learn new, effective ways to communicate. I build on couples' strengths to help them find a fun, passionate, and intimate way of living. Parents come to me feeling heartbroken and confused by their interactions with their children. I help parents heal their own childhood wounds so that they can parent in a loving way.
(706) 223-0323 View (706) 223-0323
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Don Burroughs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30608
Life is always "whelming" when it becomes "overwhelming" it might be time to reach out for help. I'm skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced at helping people overcome life's challenges. Life is also full of inevitable transitions-going away to college, changing careers/jobs, moving, loss of a spouse or parent, becoming an empty-nester, becoming a caregiver for a parent to name a few. If your feelings, thinking or actions are impairing you and/or hurting others you care about please give me a call. I work effectively with both individuals and couples. My approach to counseling is based in Cognitive and Mindfulness strategies.
Life is always "whelming" when it becomes "overwhelming" it might be time to reach out for help. I'm skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced at helping people overcome life's challenges. Life is also full of inevitable transitions-going away to college, changing careers/jobs, moving, loss of a spouse or parent, becoming an empty-nester, becoming a caregiver for a parent to name a few. If your feelings, thinking or actions are impairing you and/or hurting others you care about please give me a call. I work effectively with both individuals and couples. My approach to counseling is based in Cognitive and Mindfulness strategies.
(706) 438-4148 View (706) 438-4148
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Awareness To Wellness Counseling, Melinda Hawley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30608
Please note: Wait list is currently full; this email is best for connecting. My interactive counseling approach is informed by deep respect for individuals and their strengths. We collaborate to help you move forward on your path to growth and change. Clients find relief from anxiety, obsessive thinking, compulsive behavior, interpersonal stress, career concerns and "feeling stuck." I can help you to effectively navigate stressful transitions. Specialties include trauma, PTSD and C-PTSD, stress, attachment, couple/partner interaction/communication, family-of-origin issues (including substance abuse-related), and work challenges.
Please note: Wait list is currently full; this email is best for connecting. My interactive counseling approach is informed by deep respect for individuals and their strengths. We collaborate to help you move forward on your path to growth and change. Clients find relief from anxiety, obsessive thinking, compulsive behavior, interpersonal stress, career concerns and "feeling stuck." I can help you to effectively navigate stressful transitions. Specialties include trauma, PTSD and C-PTSD, stress, attachment, couple/partner interaction/communication, family-of-origin issues (including substance abuse-related), and work challenges.
(706) 256-8269 View (706) 256-8269

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 30608

< 10

Therapists in 30608 who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
75% Grief
75% Spirituality
75% Substance Use
75% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
75% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 30608 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30608?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.