Counseling in Atlanta, GA. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Atlanta, Georgia will help you make the changes you want.


Johnetta Barnes, LPC, NCC, CPCS

Johnetta Barnes, LPC, NCC, CPCS

Licensed Professional Counselor

3915 Cascade Road, Suite 105, Atlanta, Georgia 30331 | 404-963-9511

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

Terry Thompson Horn, MA

Terry Thompson Horn, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

2200 Century Parkway NE, #120, Atlanta, Georgia 30345 | 770-385-0940

My goal is to provide you with a relaxed, supportive, safe and professional environment that allows you to explore, create, and grow. My hope is to help you find a path that enables you to live a happier more fulfilling life with richer relationships.

Matthew Smith, Psy.D.

Matthew Smith, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

1401 Peachtree St Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30309 | 404-870-3532

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.

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

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 30152 | 678-217-7529

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!”

Paul F. Austin, MS, LPC

Paul F. Austin, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

2801 Buford Hwy, Suite T-80, Atlanta, Georgia 30329 | 404-267-9173

With 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. With evening and weekend appointments, it is easy to fit into your schedule.

Christine Mezza, LPC, NBCCH, CAMS-II, DCC

Christine Mezza, LPC, NBCCH, CAMS-II, DCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 15 years of therapy experience. I provide compassionate and personalized therapy to adults and adolescents. I am eclectic and holistic in my approach, incorporating care of the body, mind, and spirit into therapy.

Tania Suarez, MSEd, LPC, LMHC, NCC

Tania Suarez, MSEd, LPC, LMHC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

23 Lenox Pointe NE, Atlanta , Georgia 30324 | 646-820-9162

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.

Kelly Cave, MA, LMFT, LPC, ABCST

Kelly Cave, MA, LMFT, LPC, ABCST

Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

6065 Roswell Rd NE, Suite 620, Atlanta, Georgia 30328 | (770) 769-2796

I provide a safe place for you to come and share what is on your heart and mind. You will find my office to be a place of comfort and acceptance, where together we will work toward growth and healing.

Kirven Weekley, Ph.D.

Kirven Weekley, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

455 E. Paces Ferry Rd, NE, Suite 201, Atlanta, Georgia 30305 | 7708610136

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.

Eddie Reece, MS, LPC

Eddie Reece, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Downtown Alpharetta, Alpharetta, Georgia 30009 | 770-671-1814

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.

Wendy Dickinson, Ph.D.

Wendy Dickinson, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

2964 Peachtree Road Suite 760, Atlanta, Georgia 30305 | 678.463.1092

I specialize in clinical issues including addictions, eating disorders, faith-based issues, stress management, trauma, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, and career counseling. Clients have remarked that they find me approachable and easy to talk with

Jeffree Gars, LCSW, DC

Jeffree Gars, LCSW, DC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

1530 Dekalb Ave NE *Suite C, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 | 7703676726

I am both caring and effective. I provide professional psychotherapy sessions for adult individuals, adolescents and couples. In your sessions the journey to discover and understand your concerns, emotion needs and "self" are sacred. It is an honor to your therapist.

David Wright, MD, MM, MBA, MHSA

David Wright, MD, MM, MBA, MHSA

MD

465 Winn Way, Ste. 221, Decatur, Georgia 30030 | (404) 341 - 6360

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



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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Atlanta public health department.