Therapists in Valdosta, GA

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Ashley Rhys
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EMDR-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Valdosta, GA 31603  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you are looking for a place where you can find support, grow, find strength, become motivated, and gain enlightenment during the healing process of therapy then Positive Mindset Counseling Services is the place for you. I have been a therapist for 10 years in the state of Georgia. I graduated from Valdosta State University with a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2013. I am EMDR Certified and utilize various other therapy modalities/tools in sessions. I enjoy creating a calm, non-judgmental, and peaceful environment for clients to be their full and true selves as they evolve, while accomplishing their goals.
If you are looking for a place where you can find support, grow, find strength, become motivated, and gain enlightenment during the healing process of therapy then Positive Mindset Counseling Services is the place for you. I have been a therapist for 10 years in the state of Georgia. I graduated from Valdosta State University with a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2013. I am EMDR Certified and utilize various other therapy modalities/tools in sessions. I enjoy creating a calm, non-judgmental, and peaceful environment for clients to be their full and true selves as they evolve, while accomplishing their goals.
(229) 280-3629 View (229) 280-3629
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Timothy Shea
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Valdosta, GA 31601
My name is Timothy Shea MA LPC. I have been a fully Licensed Professional Counselor for 14 years, plus 3 years of being an Associate Professional Counselor. My interest in pursuing a career in the field of mental health developed out of a sense that I wanted to provide service to others in a way that fostered a sense of meaning and growth in their lives. I take pride in my ability to empathize with the consumers that I work with and to help them move forward in life and awaken their own unique potential. I look forward to working with you to help you unlock your potential.
My name is Timothy Shea MA LPC. I have been a fully Licensed Professional Counselor for 14 years, plus 3 years of being an Associate Professional Counselor. My interest in pursuing a career in the field of mental health developed out of a sense that I wanted to provide service to others in a way that fostered a sense of meaning and growth in their lives. I take pride in my ability to empathize with the consumers that I work with and to help them move forward in life and awaken their own unique potential. I look forward to working with you to help you unlock your potential.
(229) 459-6490 View (229) 459-6490
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Valdosta, GA 31601  (Online Only)
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(229) 715-8868 View (229) 715-8868
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Pat Patten
Pastoral Counselor, DCC, MDiv, LCCC
Verified Verified
Valdosta, GA 31602
I work with couples, families and individuals. I counsel from a Christian perspective offering insight, encouragement and guidance from a biblical worldview. I also reference Christian literature on marriage, family and healthy individuals. I also work with temperaments (personality types) in helping people better understand themselves and those they are in relationship with.
I work with couples, families and individuals. I counsel from a Christian perspective offering insight, encouragement and guidance from a biblical worldview. I also reference Christian literature on marriage, family and healthy individuals. I also work with temperaments (personality types) in helping people better understand themselves and those they are in relationship with.
(229) 518-3044 View (229) 518-3044
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Jennifer Elaine Washington
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS Ed, CGS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valdosta, GA 31602
Guess what? If you’re reading this, you are taking the first steps to advocate for yourself and mental well-being. Congratulations! Keep reading…you’re doing good so far. Putting our thoughts and feelings into words isn’t always easy to do. Are you the person who responds with, “I’m okay” or “I’m good” when deep down you’re thinking, “I’m not okay” or “I just want to feel better about things?”
Guess what? If you’re reading this, you are taking the first steps to advocate for yourself and mental well-being. Congratulations! Keep reading…you’re doing good so far. Putting our thoughts and feelings into words isn’t always easy to do. Are you the person who responds with, “I’m okay” or “I’m good” when deep down you’re thinking, “I’m not okay” or “I just want to feel better about things?”
(229) 218-9500 View (229) 218-9500
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Marla Susan Rountree
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Valdosta, GA 31605
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that has worked with a variety of populations during my 15 year career. My theoretical perspective is that people are neither good or bad, only stuck in cycles of thought, behavior, and emotions. My favorite part of this career is walking beside people as they learn how to implement strategies and achieve emotional freedom.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that has worked with a variety of populations during my 15 year career. My theoretical perspective is that people are neither good or bad, only stuck in cycles of thought, behavior, and emotions. My favorite part of this career is walking beside people as they learn how to implement strategies and achieve emotional freedom.
(229) 210-0178 View (229) 210-0178
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Kyla Ward
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Valdosta, GA 31602
We all have a life to live, and sometimes we need a little help to manage how life challenges us.
We all have a life to live, and sometimes we need a little help to manage how life challenges us.
(229) 222-8946 View (229) 222-8946
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Sarah Cox
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Valdosta, GA 31602
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist proving therapy for children, adolescents and adults. I am an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community and strive to provide an affirming and validating space for all of my clients. I’ve found that many people come to me with narratives that describe themselves as “bad” or broken and not good enough, thinking that they will never succeed, or are unworthy of love or respect. These false beliefs often prevent them from making desired changes, resulting in a hopeless narrative that brings pain and discouragement.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist proving therapy for children, adolescents and adults. I am an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community and strive to provide an affirming and validating space for all of my clients. I’ve found that many people come to me with narratives that describe themselves as “bad” or broken and not good enough, thinking that they will never succeed, or are unworthy of love or respect. These false beliefs often prevent them from making desired changes, resulting in a hopeless narrative that brings pain and discouragement.
(229) 212-7935 View (229) 212-7935
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Wilhelmenia Howell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Valdosta, GA 31602
Hi, Please allow me to introduce myself- my name is Dr. Wilhelmenia Howell, a Christian, graduate of Spelman College and Michigan State University. I am currently licensed as a Psychologist in the state of Georgia and am a Certified Mental Health Integrative Provider. I provide outpatient psychotherapy to age populations from ten (10) years of age to 100+ adults. I enjoy utilizing my creative gift via writing poetry. One of my poems, Your Child, is listed in Forever and a Day; The National Library of Poetry.
Hi, Please allow me to introduce myself- my name is Dr. Wilhelmenia Howell, a Christian, graduate of Spelman College and Michigan State University. I am currently licensed as a Psychologist in the state of Georgia and am a Certified Mental Health Integrative Provider. I provide outpatient psychotherapy to age populations from ten (10) years of age to 100+ adults. I enjoy utilizing my creative gift via writing poetry. One of my poems, Your Child, is listed in Forever and a Day; The National Library of Poetry.
(229) 458-4691 View (229) 458-4691
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L.E.A.F. Therapy Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Valdosta, GA 31601
L.E.A.F. Therapy provides therapeutic services to individuals, couples, and families who are seeking change in their lives or in their relationships. The philosophy of L.E.A.F. Therapy Services is to allow you to engage in your own curiosity, interest, and creative abilities to develop a dialogue that facilitates change. We take a position of curiosity and work with you in developing meaningful change in your life and relationships.
L.E.A.F. Therapy provides therapeutic services to individuals, couples, and families who are seeking change in their lives or in their relationships. The philosophy of L.E.A.F. Therapy Services is to allow you to engage in your own curiosity, interest, and creative abilities to develop a dialogue that facilitates change. We take a position of curiosity and work with you in developing meaningful change in your life and relationships.
(229) 947-4161 View (229) 947-4161
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Deanna Gill
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valdosta, GA 31602
As a counselor who values empowerment, trauma-informed healing, and overall mental wellness, I find that working with clients who have experienced sexual trauma, abuse, and post-partum depression to be transformational. Most of my training and focus is with trauma informed care, especially when working with those who identify with victimization and/or survivorship. I truly believe that I learn something new about the world and myself with every human that I work with. I hope to learn from you and honorably witness your healing experience through therapy.
As a counselor who values empowerment, trauma-informed healing, and overall mental wellness, I find that working with clients who have experienced sexual trauma, abuse, and post-partum depression to be transformational. Most of my training and focus is with trauma informed care, especially when working with those who identify with victimization and/or survivorship. I truly believe that I learn something new about the world and myself with every human that I work with. I hope to learn from you and honorably witness your healing experience through therapy.
(229) 267-2018 View (229) 267-2018
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Susan Bravo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Valdosta, GA 31602
Bilingual therapist (fluent Spanish and English) with over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field specializing in addiction, problematic sexual behaviors, and family violence prevention. Helping individuals and their families in my community is my passion.
Bilingual therapist (fluent Spanish and English) with over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field specializing in addiction, problematic sexual behaviors, and family violence prevention. Helping individuals and their families in my community is my passion.
(229) 210-2199 View (229) 210-2199
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Cassie Avellaneda
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Valdosta, GA 31601
Cassie Avellaneda is a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC. Cassie’s professional career began in the public education system. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Warner University. She taught in the public-school system for several years. Cassie then received her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Webster University. Cassie has been a fully licensed clinician for almost 10 years in the state of Florida. In relocating to Georgia, she is now dually licensed in both Florida and Georgia.
Cassie Avellaneda is a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC. Cassie’s professional career began in the public education system. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Warner University. She taught in the public-school system for several years. Cassie then received her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Webster University. Cassie has been a fully licensed clinician for almost 10 years in the state of Florida. In relocating to Georgia, she is now dually licensed in both Florida and Georgia.
(229) 471-9229 View (229) 471-9229
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Loriann Merritt
Pre-Licensed Professional, LAPC
Verified Verified
Valdosta, GA 31601
Therapy can be beneficial at many points in your life, whether you're struggling with stressors, experiencing mental health symptoms, going through life changes, or just wanting to explore who you are. I aim to offer a helping hand and safe environment for you to be heard and accepted.
Therapy can be beneficial at many points in your life, whether you're struggling with stressors, experiencing mental health symptoms, going through life changes, or just wanting to explore who you are. I aim to offer a helping hand and safe environment for you to be heard and accepted.
(229) 383-9528 View (229) 383-9528
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Kelly D Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valdosta, GA 31601
I enjoy working with a wide range of client populations and the challenges faced by each. When asked "what kind of clients" I see in my practice, my answer is always the same, that "I see normal people with normal problems." My goal is to provide a safe, therapeutic environment where one can share their innermost struggles and challenges without feeling judged or criticized, since it is my philosophy that we are all transforming and evolving from each experience or trial that we face. It is also my passion to empower each client with education, confidence and self-awareness.
I enjoy working with a wide range of client populations and the challenges faced by each. When asked "what kind of clients" I see in my practice, my answer is always the same, that "I see normal people with normal problems." My goal is to provide a safe, therapeutic environment where one can share their innermost struggles and challenges without feeling judged or criticized, since it is my philosophy that we are all transforming and evolving from each experience or trial that we face. It is also my passion to empower each client with education, confidence and self-awareness.
(229) 234-8826 View (229) 234-8826
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Robin Dees
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Valdosta, GA 31602
I have been a licensed therapist for over 19 years. I enjoy being able to help my clients on an individual, relational and family basis. Deciding to come to therapy can be a difficult and personal choice. My job is to help one define what is best suited for one's needs and life changes. Navigation of life circumstances can be challenging and finding your strengths and assets to guide you helps in coping.
I have been a licensed therapist for over 19 years. I enjoy being able to help my clients on an individual, relational and family basis. Deciding to come to therapy can be a difficult and personal choice. My job is to help one define what is best suited for one's needs and life changes. Navigation of life circumstances can be challenging and finding your strengths and assets to guide you helps in coping.
(229) 210-2189 View (229) 210-2189
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Lexie Beady
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valdosta, GA 31602
Hello! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist advanced-level intern. I am passionate about providing an open and safe space for couples, families, and individuals to navigate life's ups and downs. Whether you’re looking for support for yourself or other relationships, my goal is to work together to better understand your own stories and experiences. For me, therapy is a collaborative process for helping clients create a more satisfactory way of living through intentional conversations, empathy, and transparency. I am a firm believer in the amazing strengths and possibilities in each of us.
Hello! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist advanced-level intern. I am passionate about providing an open and safe space for couples, families, and individuals to navigate life's ups and downs. Whether you’re looking for support for yourself or other relationships, my goal is to work together to better understand your own stories and experiences. For me, therapy is a collaborative process for helping clients create a more satisfactory way of living through intentional conversations, empathy, and transparency. I am a firm believer in the amazing strengths and possibilities in each of us.
(229) 665-3115 View (229) 665-3115
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Kalyn Brumbley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTP, EMDR-T
Verified Verified
Valdosta, GA 31602
Hello, I'm Kalyn Brumbley - Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist! I am excited for you as you explore your next steps in seeking healing & change in your life. My primary goal as a Therapist is to offer you the space to be vulnerable and creative in collaborative solution-finding while strengthening internal resources to promote your personal growth & to expand your view of yourself. I enjoy learning about your unique understanding of your own experience, as well foster curiousity about your interactions within a network of systems/relationships. I strive to hold your stories with care, empathy, & compassion.
Hello, I'm Kalyn Brumbley - Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist! I am excited for you as you explore your next steps in seeking healing & change in your life. My primary goal as a Therapist is to offer you the space to be vulnerable and creative in collaborative solution-finding while strengthening internal resources to promote your personal growth & to expand your view of yourself. I enjoy learning about your unique understanding of your own experience, as well foster curiousity about your interactions within a network of systems/relationships. I strive to hold your stories with care, empathy, & compassion.
(229) 999-2394 View (229) 999-2394
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Chloé Briggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Valdosta, GA 31602
Chloé is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Georgia, but originally from New Jersey. The warm weather and relaxed pace bought her down south. She has worked in college mental health counseling for the past five years, and has previously provided counseling services in inpatient and partial hospitalization programs as well. Her clinical interests include anxiety, identity development, life transitions, relationships, and eating disorders. Her counseling style weaves together her calm nature and principles from acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and strengths-based approaches.
Chloé is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Georgia, but originally from New Jersey. The warm weather and relaxed pace bought her down south. She has worked in college mental health counseling for the past five years, and has previously provided counseling services in inpatient and partial hospitalization programs as well. Her clinical interests include anxiety, identity development, life transitions, relationships, and eating disorders. Her counseling style weaves together her calm nature and principles from acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and strengths-based approaches.
(470) 768-9398 View (470) 768-9398
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Sarah Steedman James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Valdosta, GA 31605
I am passionate about being able to help clients learn to help themselves. Often times, we aren't equipped with the tools and knowledge to move through life's challenges. I specialize in helping my clients heal from underlying traumas that continue to cause distress, while also treating current symptoms of anxiety and depression. I hope that each of my clients feel validated, supported, and valued. I am inspired by seeing my clients begin making necessary changes in their own lives to improve their overall wellbeing.
I am passionate about being able to help clients learn to help themselves. Often times, we aren't equipped with the tools and knowledge to move through life's challenges. I specialize in helping my clients heal from underlying traumas that continue to cause distress, while also treating current symptoms of anxiety and depression. I hope that each of my clients feel validated, supported, and valued. I am inspired by seeing my clients begin making necessary changes in their own lives to improve their overall wellbeing.
(229) 800-3806 View (229) 800-3806
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Valdosta, GA

100+

Average cost per session

$100

Therapists in Valdosta, GA who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
77% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Relationship Issues
71% Grief
68% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
87% Aetna
82% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Valdosta, GA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Valdosta?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.