Counseling in Atlanta, GA. Find the Right Therapist.

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Johnetta Barnes, LPC, NCC, CPCS

Licensed Professional Counselor

3915 Cascade Road, Suite 105, Atlanta, Georgia

Johnetta Barnes is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Georgia and a National Certified Counselor. She has experience in supervising and providing training for other counselors within the field. She earned her

Amanda Dellinger, Ed.S., M.S., LPC, NCC, CPCS, RPT-S

Licensed Professional Counselor & Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

6095 Pine Mountain Road, Suite 105, Kennesaw, Georgia

Amanda’s emphasis is on helping children and teens function more effectively & confidently while learning how to cope with the constant struggles of growing up. Contact her today to support your child in “finding their essential piece in a sometimes puzzling world!”

Kalpana Murthy, MBA, MS, LPC, NCC, DCC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Career Coach, Brain Health Coach

Druid Chase Office Park, 2801 Buford Highway NE, Suite 540 (N.Druid Hills, Lenox Rd, 85, 400), Atlanta, Georgia

Would You Like To Spend Less Time in Therapy and More Time Enjoying Life? I offer brief, effective, results focused professional counseling. My style is friendly, conversational, and active. I specialize in quickly identifying and resolving the root cause of issues.

Tania Suarez, MSEd, LPC, LMHC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

23 Lenox Pointe NE, Atlanta , Georgia

I am a therapist that focuses on you, your unique needs, beliefs, and values. Sometimes we get stuck. In a safe and compassionate space, I help you through a process of self-exploration and meaningful change, to propel you toward a more balanced and fulfilling life.

Kirven Weekley, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

455 E. Paces Ferry Rd, NE, Suite 201, Atlanta, Georgia

I help my clients heal from emotional traumas and achieve the life they want. I am privileged to guide them on their journey to seek a deeper understanding of themselves, heal traumas from past relationships and experiences, and pursue a more energetic, rewarding life.

Renee Willis, NCC, LPC, RPT, CAMS

Holy Spirit led Psychotherapist

109 Central Avenue, Cartersville, Georgia

I want to create an environment where you can come to feel safe and empowered. A place where there is no judgment, where you are free to" just be". As I provide this space of freedom, transformation can begin to take place as you realize strengths within yourself.

Carrie Heller, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., R.P.T.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist

206 Rogers St. NE, Atlanta, Georgia

Carrie's therapeutic practice combines circus arts and traditional therapeutic principles in what is the focus of her private practice: Circus Arts Therapy. She specializes in working with children and families, particularly children with developmental delay & SPD.

Eddie Reece, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Downtown Alpharetta, Alpharetta, Georgia

Not getting along? You've come to the right place. Many of the problems you face involve relationships. As one of Atlanta’s top rated therapists, I use my 20 years of experience to help you improve relationships, overcome anxiety, reduce stress and end depression.

David Wright, MD, MBA, MHSA

Physician

465 Winn Way, Ste. 221, Decatur, Georgia

If you had a CHOICE (Which, You Do), Wouldn't you Prefer to receive Mental Health Services from a Physician who actually graduated from Medical School, has an understanding of how the Brain Works, and is trained to provide Therapy?

Paul F. Austin, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

2300 Henderson Mill Road Suite 411, Atlanta, Georgia

With over 20 years of experience, I am dedicated to helping individuals and couples be their best. I offer a safe, compassionate place to discover your path towards restoration and growth. I offer evening and weekend appointments to best fit into your schedule.

John Ballew, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

537 Linwood Ave., NE, Atlanta, Georgia

My clients often seek help because depression, anxiety or relationship problems are interfering with their life satisfaction. I work with all kinds of people; LGBT concerns are a specialty of mine. Many of my clients are busy professionals who juggle the demands of work

Alicia Philipp, MS, LPC, NCC

Career Counselor, LPC

160 Clairemont Rd., Suite 200, Decatur, Georgia

Being unhappy with the type of work you do can spill over into other areas of your life. Career counseling can help you to find meaningful work that fits with who you really are & what you want out of life. I focus specifically on Career Counseling, with over 9yr. exp.

Matthew Smith, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

1401 Peachtree St Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Matt Smith is a Licensed Psychologist who obtained his Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. Dr. Smith provides individual, couples, and family therapy to adults and adolescents.



Related Sites:
City Of Atlanta
Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists

Therapy Atlanta Georgia

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

Atlanta is the ninth most populous metropolitan area in America with around 500,000 people in the city, and over five million in the metropolitan area. The city has also undergone a transformation from a regional commerce city to more of an international influence. From the beginning of the 21st century, the city has grown more than 20%, making it one of the fastest growing cities in America. Atlanta also is known for its stance on the Civil Rights Movement, boasting The City Too Busy to Hate and not following other southern cities that supported segregation. The African American community's perception was different, holding sit-ins and marches to desegregate public facilities. However, the city did become popular as the relocation city for minorities due to the city's progressive civil rights record. The city is also one of three cities within the United States to host the Summer Olympic Games.1

Mental Health in Atlanta

The Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities is responsible for providing mental health services to residents of Fulton County, particularly the poor. With behavioral health centers around the Atlanta metropolitan area, the department has a wide reach to provide counseling services to children, adults, and families. The department also has outreach programs and rehabilitation services for people addicted to drugs and alcohol.2 With nearly one-fourth of Atlanta's residents living below the poverty line, the services provided by Fulton County are a key factor in helping citizens receive affordable mental health care.3 For additional information about the services provided by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, please call 404-613-3675.

Current Initiatives

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter began a health symposium in 1985, which has convened each year since with the mission to bring awareness to mental health issues in this country and determine the best methods to provide quality care to those living with a mental illness.4 At the 29th Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy, Mrs. Carter discussed how mental health care could improve with the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Health and Human Services Director Kathleen Sebelius was on hand to discuss the need for insurance to cover mental health-related costs as well as for diseases like cancer and diabetes. For more information about Mrs. Carter's mental health initiative, please call the Carter Center at 404-420-5129.5


References

1. Wikipedia. (2017). 1996 Summer Olympics. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_Summer_Olympics
2. Fulton County Government. (2017). Home - Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Retrieved from http://fultoncountyga.gov/behavioral-health-home
3. United States Census Bureau. (2017). State and County Quickfacts - Atlanta, GA. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/1304000.html
4. The Carter Center. (2017). The Road Ahead: Challenges and Opportunities for Behavioral Health Care During the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Retrieved from http://www.cartercenter.org/health/mental_health/symposium/index.html
5. The Carter Center. (2017). Rosalynn Carter and Health Director Kathleen Sebelius to Headline Annual National Symposium on Mental Health. Retrieved from http://www.cartercenter.org/news/pr/mental-health-symposium-2013.html

Atlanta is a city that is located in multiple counties- DeKalb County and Fulton County in Georgia. It has a land area of 133.46 square miles and a water area of 0.89 square miles.  The population of Atlanta is 463,878 people with 185,820 households and a median annual income of $47,527. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Atlanta, GA

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Atlanta, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Atlanta may have flexibility or sliding scales