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Tavonda Hudson(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Georgia
Anxiety -ADHD- Depression- Career counseling-Academic challenges-College & graduate student mental health-
AboutSpecialtiesLocationsInsurance & Fees

Professional statement

Do you often feel misunderstood? overlooked? trapped by the past? concerned about the future?

You are not alone. Our thoughts and emotions are intangible that we usually don't process how life experiences affect us. We are told to move on, suck it up, get over it, but we find ourselves stuck in our thoughts and emotions. It can seem impossible to navigate life experiences, which is why Tavonda dedicates her career to helping others overcome mental and emotional barriers to well-being.

In 2015, Tavonda graduated from Mercer University with a dual-Masters degree in Clinical Mental Counseling and Divinity (Pastoral Care). As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in private practice for 2 years, she helps people with anxiety, depression, and stress management. After graduation, she served as a Career Counselor at a university for 4 years, helping students of all ages manage anxiety and depression with career indecision. She also completed graduate training in non-profit, faith-based, and college settings.

Tavonda focuses on adults and teenagers, using cognitive behavior therapy to teach how thoughts and the "stories" we tell ourselves can cause years of emotional pain and suffering. Her first priority is to build a trusting relationship to create a safe environment for the healing journey to begin.

Certifications: National Certified Counselor (NCC) & Certified Career Counselor (CCC)


Message to clients

Welcome! I'm so glad that you reached out for help. I'm Tavonda Hudson, LPC, NCC, CCC a GA licensed therapist. Thank you for sharing information about yourself. You can read more about my background, education, experience, and counseling approach by clicking on my name above our messages. I generally check messages here a few times per day Mon-Thur and respond as quickly as I can.

As you can read in my profile, my counseling style combines empathy with a narrative-based approach. I believe this combination can be very useful with the type of challenges that you're facing and I am very interested in working with you.

My goal and hope in working together are two-fold. In the short term, I'd like to help you to get some relief to ease some of the symptoms you mentioned so you can live a full life again. In the longer term, I hope that we can get to the bottom of the feelings, concerns, and dilemmas that are raised. I understand that this process may be new and difficult for you. You have done the first (and most important) step of reaching out for help. Together we will keep taking one step at a time, at a pace that you feel comfortable with.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Sacred Care & Counseling , Therapist
Career Insight, LLC, Career Counselor
Clayton State University , Career Counselor

National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation , Minority-Youth Fellow , 2016
Mercer University , Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health , 2015
Mercer University , Master of Divinity (Pastoral Care), 2015

Licensure

Georgia: LPC011370

Languages

English

Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying career goals and implementing steps toward building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Academic challenges - Addressing underperformance in coursework, school avoidance, and procrastination

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$125 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$55 - $125
  • Initial session:$150 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Offer lower rates to college students with no insurance.