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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.

Hope House Augusta

, Augusta, Georgia

Hope House strives to instill self-sufficiency in individuals and families through comprehensive treatment to end the cycles of substance abuse, untreated mental illness, and poverty. Our ultimate goal is to help individuals and families become self-sufficient and re-enter society.

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City of Augusta
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Therapy Augusta, GA

Counseling Bonair, Westside Augusta, Westwick, King, Albion Acres, Richmond Hill, Clearwater

Augusta is located in a beautiful part of Georgia with attractions geared toward everyone within the family as well as singles and couples. Phinizy Swamp Nature Park is located on Lock and Dam Road with trails, boardwalks, and much more. Here you and your family can enjoy the great outdoors, while also learning about wildlife.1 For families who wish to stay indoors, the Imperial Theatre features theatrical performances of all types as well as opera and ballet. Grab your significant other, children, and teenagers to join you as you venture to this local attraction. Enterprise Mill is a historic location within the city with restaurants and boutiques throughout. The Meadow Garden House Museum is another site great for families; this location was George Walton's home, who was among the few to sign the Declaration of Independence.

Mental Health in Augusta

Alcohol addiction is a highly common mental health concern.2 It can cause family strife, job loss, homelessness and lead to criminal activity, all of which can further negatively impact one's mental health. People who are trying to get clean, as well as their friends and loved ones, need a strong support system in place if they are to succeed in recovery. Al-Anon/Alateen of Georgia offers family support groups, where loved ones of an alcoholic can come together and support one another, share their experiences and their strengths, and find hope in the successes of other families.3 Individuals who struggle with a drug addiction can find hope for recovery in a local Narcotics Anonymous meeting. NA meetings are held on a regular basis in Augusta. All meetings are free; the only requirement for joining is a commitment to stop using. For information about meeting times and locations, call 706-855-2419.4

Oftentimes the mental health needs of Augusta's poor residents are fulfilled by local non-profit agencies, charities or church organizations. The First Baptist Church is one such organization that seeks to reduce hurt and pain and improve daily functioning through various mental-health related programs. Women who have escaped an abusive relationship can seek shelter, find food and clothing, and participate in support groups to help repair emotional and mental damage. Homeless individuals, who often live with serious and persistent mental disorders, can get a hot meal, hygiene products, clothing and spiritual support. Many more services are provided. Contact the church at 706-733-2236 for more information.5

Current Initiatives

Children with intellectual giftedness require opportunities for advanced coursework and challenging curricula in order to meet their full potential. As a result, the Richmond County School System accommodates gifted students by differentiating normal instruction to include learning experiences that are more advanced and more sophisticated. Higher ordered learning is facilitated through rigorous content, process, and products that connect student learning to real-world applications. These enriched and accelerated experiences foster the attitudes and skills students need to have success in the future.6


References

1. City of Augusta. (2017). Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. Retrieved from http://www.augustaga.org/Things-to-Do/Attractions/Phinizy-Swamp-Nature-Park.
2. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. (2017). Alcohol Alert. Retrieved from http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/AA76/AA76.htm.
3. Al-Anon Family Groups of Georgia. (2016). Homepage. Retrieved from http://www.ga-al-anon.org/.
4. Recovery Augusta. (2017). Support Groups. Retrieved from http://www.recoveryaugusta.org/supportgroups.html.
5. First Baptist Church of Augusta. (2007). Community Missions. Retrieved from http://www.fbcaugusta.org/missions/community/.
6. Richmond County School System. (2017). Gifted Program. Retrieved from http://www.rcboe.org/groups/gifted-program.

Augusta is located in Richmond County, Georgia. It has a land area of 324.32 square miles and a water area of 4.26 square miles.  The population of Augusta is 201,793 people with 73,917 households and a median annual income of $39,464. .


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Counseling in this region can be difficult to afford for many people without insurance. Most people in Augusta are not able to commit to a weekly therapy session without proper budgeting. The good news is that counselors in Augusta may offer sliding scale fees or low cost options. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your therapist to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Augusta public health department.