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LPC Marla Patterson

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Marla Patterson is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: LPC
Years in Practice: 14
State: GA


My name is Marla and I am a licensed professional counselor. I have over 20 years of experience working in the behavioral health/mental health field. I believe in treating people with respect and kindness. My counseling approach involves the creation of a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment for each counseling session.

My theoretical orientation is a strength-based approach that will focus on an individual’s resourcefulness and resilience. We will work together to address your needs, life challenges, and goals.

I look forward to working with you.

Marla Patterson, LPC

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Stress Anxiety Addictions Anger management Self esteem Coping with life changes Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Grief Intimacy-related issues Parenting issues Career difficulties Bipolar disorder Depression Coaching Compassion fatigue ADHD
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16 Reviews
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The sweetest, great listener & detail oriented. Stopped service until I can afford it on my own. A significant other was paying for it but felt like I owed him for doing this. God bless Marla! You are a passionate professional with love for people and true vocation for this job. Will miss chatting!

Sep 07, 2022


Great professional

O.L.·May 03, 2022


Marla is amazing! She makes me feel comfortable to discuss whatever is going on. The sessions are very relaxed and she is able to provide practical guidance through the toughest of situations. She listens, and gets you thinking. There is never a feeling of pressure. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a professional who can listen, guide, and provide insight in a calm, inviting environment.

V.I.·Apr 30, 2022


I would prob say that it’d a miracle that I can have confidence in anyone tho. Lol. It’s not on my counselor or y’all really if I don’t give anyone a 10. I have a hard time trusting anyone. But I’m trying. Hence the sessions I still engage in. Lol.

S.T.·Jan 01, 2022


I’ve been working with Marla for a little over a year now and she has helped me through a lot of big life changes and has helped me greatly. She has helped me learn how to cope better, given me ideas for self care and showed me how important it is to take care of myself. I look forward to our meetings every week and feel like I can vent without being judged. She always has insightful ideas on problems I am having and I’m very thankful for her.

M.E.·Sep 24, 2021


Marla is great she listens and I feel rejuvenated aftee each session. I look forward to each session.

V.I.·Sep 05, 2021


Lucky to have found this beautiful soul that truly enjoys her profession

O.L.·Aug 06, 2021


Marla has been a wonderful counselor and mentor. I have always felt safe talking to her and she brings a good energy to her therapy sessions

M.E.·Feb 24, 2021


An authentic caring professional very fit for the job on listening to others

O.L.·Jan 22, 2021


When I started counseling with Betterhelp I was skeptical, but I liked the idea of not having to go into an office. When I started working with Marla I felt a connection. I no longer feel anxiety as my sessions are approaching or the day of the session. I look forward to the sessions and feel relaxed and rejuvenated afterwards. I personally feel that's how a counseling session should be.

V.I.·Nov 29, 2020


Marla continues to deliver great and realistic tactics to help me move towards a solution to my challenges.

T.E.·Nov 18, 2020


After just a few sessions with Marla, I am feeling a sense of hope that had been lost. Marla actively listens, gives resources and help that she knows align with who I am/what I enjoy, and empowers me in new ways each session. Thank you Marla for everything so far!

R.E.·Nov 12, 2020


Marla is an absolute expert. Her discernment is unmatched and her level of competence in counseling is the reason I continue to pay for the service. Thanks so much Marla... She is golden!

R.O.·Sep 30, 2020


I absolutely love marla and would highly recommend her.

K.A.·Sep 23, 2020


Marla helped me get through crippling anxiety that was impacting my daily function. She really helped me understand the way that I think and helped me identify clear, tangible ways to help control my worried thoughts and to take better care of myself. I’ve learned how to create better boundaries, to advocate for myself, to identify my patterns of behaviors that impact my relationships. She is so approachable and I always feel so much better after a session with Marla!!

H.O.·Sep 04, 2020


She has empathy and helped me get thru some panic attacks with breathing.

T.A.·Jun 12, 2020


Marla Patterson offers counseling online via BetterHelp

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee for unlimited counseling.
  • Convenient: Do it at your own time and at your own pace. Communicate as often as you want and whenever you feel it's needed.
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