Brittain Keifer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Atlanta, GA
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Marriage & FamilyIndividual
AdolescenceAnger Management
Pre-maritalSpiritual Counseling
InfidelityEstablishing Boundaries

Brittain uses client education and practical skills building such as improving communication, conflict resolution, family of origin insight, and self esteem improvement. Brittain is solution focused and has a passion for working with families and individuals.

Hope Hailey, APC

associate professional counselor

Location Near Therapist: Atlanta, GA
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Mood Disordersdepression
Substance AbuseFamily Of Origin Issues
anxietyinfertility

I enjoy working with couples and helping them establish a shared vision for their marriage. After doing so I work with them in understanding and changing dysfunctional relationship styles learned from each family of origin.

Jack Abernathy, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location: 900 CIRCLE 75 PKWY SE, STE 1435, Atlanta 30339
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TraumaDepression
AnxietyBorderline And Bipolar
PTSDEMDR
DBTBiofeedback

The gift we use the most and taught the least is communication. We learn by trial and error. A marriage, family, couple or group may bring their own conceptions of communication & skills, right or wrong to the relationships. This can be improved and finessed.

Paul F. Austin, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location: 2300 Henderson Mill Road Suite 411, Atlanta 30345
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DepressionAnxiety
Relationship IssuesAnger Management
AddictionsSelf-esteem Issues
SexualityLGBT Issues

I specialize in working with difficult relationships including married and non-married couples. I help couples better understand themselves and their partner and how these dynamics impact their relationship.

Matthew Smith, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Location: 1401 Peachtree St Suite 500, Atlanta 30309
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DepressionAnxiety
Couple's And Family CounselingAnger & Stress Manangement
Psychological EvaluationsPsychotic Disorders
Career CounselingAdjustment/ Grief And Loss

In his therapy practice, Dr. Smith provides individual and group services, as well as family-based interventions. Common reasons for seeking therapy include difficulty adjusting to life changes and transitions, coping with traumatic life experiences.

Rebecca Clegg, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location: 23 Lenox Pointe NE, Atlanta 30324
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Eating DisordersEmotional Eating
Body Image IssuesWeight Loss / Weight Management
AnxietyDepression
OCD

Couples, Families and Relationships

Wendy Dickinson, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Location: 2964 Peachtree Road Suite 760, Atlanta 30305
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RelationshipsEating Disorders
AddictionTrauma
DepressionAnxiety
CareerGrief

I am passionate about helping people acquire or regain their love and affection for one another. I do this by promoting healthy, supportive counseling in a relaxed atmosphere.

Sheri Hardin, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location Near Therapist: Atlanta, GA
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Divorce Suport/RecoveryRelationship Repair
DatingCo-parenting
CodependencyStress Management

Marriage challenges us in ways we never expect. I can help you with repeated conflict, growing distance, sexual boredom, changing life goals, affairs, addiction, or abuse issues, feeling stuck, feeling invisible from too much compromise. Don't wait another day to call!

Michelle Alden, MS, LAPC, CAMS

Licensed Associate Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Atlanta, GA
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Anger ManagementDepression
AnxietyChild and Adolescent
traumacrisis managment

Couples, Families and Relationships

Barbara Russell, LPC

Associate Professional Counselor (Under The Direction and Supervision of Vilda Brannen, LPC)

Location: 1640 Powers Ferry Rd NE Bldg. 16 Suite 100, Atlanta 30067
Fast Contact: Email or Call Barbara.
Young AdultsMood Disorders
Depression/ AnxietyGrief
DivorceSelf-esteem
Adolescents

I work with couples who want to improve their communication skills, their ability to manage conflict and their overall quality of life. Much of my work with couples centers around Imago Therapy.


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Therapy Atlanta Georgia

Counseling Cascade Heights, Stratford, Decatur, West End Atlanta, Panthersville, Virginia Highland, Betmar La Villa, Scottdale

In 1868, Atlanta became the state capital and the fifth city named as a capital in the Americas. During the 1960s, Atlanta was involved in organizing the US Civil Rights Movement with Dr. Martin Luther King, along with students from Atlanta's black colleges. Tourism in Atlanta offers a variety of museums, ranging from fine arts to history. Atlanta also has the world's largest aquarium, which was opened in 2005.1 Underground Atlanta features a historic shopping and entertainment complex that is literally underneath the downtown area.

Marriage and Couples Mental Health in Atlanta

Atlanta and Fulton County have extremely high poverty rates. As of 2012, 24.3 percent of Atlanta citizens lived below the poverty line, including many couples and families.2 In addition to the challenges this presents for finding quality, affordable health care, the poor must also contend with issues related to housing, food and nutrition, education, and employment. Many poverty-stricken families additionally struggle with substance use and mental health issues. Nearly 15 percent of Atlanta residents have used an illegal drug in the past year, and almost 6 percent of the population suffered a major depressive episode in the past year.3

Agencies like Families First seek to help couples and families overcome obstacles to lead healthier lives. Educational programs are offered to help parents learn how to effectively parent their children. Parents learn how to provide their children with the support they need in order to develop into fully-functioning members of society. Those interested in becoming a foster parent or adoptive parent can find many resources at Families First. Parents with children under the age of five can take advantage of various early education interventions offered. Information about the programs at Families First is available at 404-853-2800.4

Family Services and Assistance Programs

There are many organizations in the Atlanta area that provide families with assistance in times of need. The Fulton County Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) provides low-income families with employment help, assistance with childcare, and mental health services. DFCS also investigates reports of child abuse and provides child protective services and afterschool programs for children. Children in foster care can participate in the TeenWork program, which provides summer jobs for young people aged 16-21. Residents in need of help can visit one of the many DFCS satellite offices in Fulton County, or they can call 1-877-423-4746 for additional information.5


References

1. Georgia Aquarium. (2014). Home - Georgia Aquarium. Retrieved from http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/
2. United States Census Bureau. (2014). State and County Quickfacts - Atlanta, GA. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/1304000.html
3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2012). Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta MSA. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-Atlanta.pdf
4. Families First. (2014). Home - Families First. Retrieved from http://www.familiesfirst.org/T80-home-page
5. Georgia Department of Human Services. (2014). Home - Division of Family and Children Services. Retrieved from http://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/