Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Albany, Georgia

Find a therapist in Albany, Georgia that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Albany to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Desirea Russell

MS,CRC,LPC
7 years experience
I realized that we all have something that we want to work on within ourselves. I want to thank you for choosing me to help you on your journey to doing just that. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, who is dedicated to providing quality psychotherapy for those looking to reinvest in themselves. I have worked in the mental health field since 2007. My clinical areas of specialty include individual/family... Read More
I realized that we all have something that we want to work on within ourselves. I want to thank you for choosing me to help you on your journey to doing just that. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Carrie Savage

LPC,MAMFT
10 years experience
Carrie is a licensed professional counselor with specializations in Spirituality & Counseling, Addictions and Christian Sex Therapy, who offers a holistic approach to psychological wellness. Carrie holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is currently the owner of Savage Life Solutions LLC, a Christian counseling practice that integrates spiritual and mental components for a comprehensive approach towards lifelong spiritual, mental and emotional wellness. Carrie sees individuals, couples, and families (including blended families)... Read More
Carrie is a licensed professional counselor with specializations in Spirituality & Counseling, Addictions and Christian Sex Therapy, who offers a holistic approach to psychological wellness. Carrie holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is currently the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Dr. Silvio Reyes

Ph.,D.,LPC,NCC
19 years experience
My name is Dr. Silvio S. Reyes. I have been working as a Licensed Professional Counselor for several years. As a therapist, my style is perhaps best described as eclectic. I work mostly with three theoretical concepts — systemic, cognitive behavioral and experiential therapy. When treating couples or conducting relationship counseling, I use the Gottman Method which is the most proven and effective form of couples therapy based on decades of research. I... Read More
My name is Dr. Silvio S. Reyes. I have been working as a Licensed Professional Counselor for several years. As a therapist, my style is perhaps best described as eclectic. I work mostly with three theoretical concepts —... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:19 years

Diane Gores

LPC
6 years experience
Welcome and I applaud you on taking the first step toward getting your life where you would like it to be. Reaching out can be scary and I would love the opportunity to assist you on your journey. Life can be challenging and my goal is to help you explore your options. I have a master's degree in mental health counseling from Capella University. I have more than 10 years combined experience... Read More
Welcome and I applaud you on taking the first step toward getting your life where you would like it to be. Reaching out can be scary and I would love the opportunity to assist you on your journey. ... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Michelle Alden

LPC,NCC,CAMS,II
9 years experience
My name is Michelle Alden; I am a bilingual counselor in the Valdosta area working in private practice. I have worked in community agencies and clinics since 2003 doing bio-psychosocial assessments, individual and family counseling, treatment plans, and conducted groups. I also did volunteer work while in school full-time for the Guardian Ad Litem in Florida and worked for the Redland Christian Migrant Association in Quincy, Florida. I am very passionate about helping... Read More
My name is Michelle Alden; I am a bilingual counselor in the Valdosta area working in private practice. I have worked in community agencies and clinics since 2003 doing bio-psychosocial assessments, individual and family counseling, treatment plans, and conducted... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:9 years

Dr. Michael Becerra

LPC
9 years experience
I am a counselor licensed in Georgia with more than ten years of experience working in the community, school districts, college campuses and vocational rehabilitation agencies. I have worked with clients regarding disability, stress and anxiety, mens issues, career and life transitions, relationships, motivation and confidence issues. I also spent seven years living in Colombia working with intercultural heterosexual and gay couples, as well as US expats and volunteers orientating to life abroad. My counseling style... Read More
I am a counselor licensed in Georgia with more than ten years of experience working in the community, school districts, college campuses and vocational rehabilitation agencies. I have worked with clients regarding disability, stress and anxiety, mens issues, career and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Dr. Tina Fleming

EdD,LPC,CRC
17 years experience
Health and healing are a necessary part of wellness in our life process. I provide a holistic therapeutic approach addressing the whole person. My experiences in the counseling field span almost 2 decades. I have over 17 years in the counseling field. Therapies used are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused, Reality Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I have worked in a variety of settings, both inpatient and outpatient settings, private practice and corrections. I have certifications as... Read More
Health and healing are a necessary part of wellness in our life process. I provide a holistic therapeutic approach addressing the whole person. My experiences in the counseling field span almost 2 decades. I have over 17 years in the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:17 years

Natasha Dedijer-Turner

MEd,EdS,LPC
23 years experience
Do you feel down, anxious, or stressed? Is it difficult to get through the day? Do you struggle to find your place? Is adulting sucking the joy out of your life? Maybe you need help discovering your authentic voice? The stakes are high. And you’re not alone. No matter what you are experiencing, we can work together toward your happier, healthier future. I have over 19 years experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in various settings:... Read More
Do you feel down, anxious, or stressed? Is it difficult to get through the day? Do you struggle to find your place? Is adulting sucking the joy out of your life? Maybe you need help discovering your authentic voice? The stakes... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:23 years

Mary Tauscher

LCSW
6 years experience
Hello, I'm Mary Tauscher, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia. I earned both my Bachelors and Masters of Social Work at the University of Georgia. I have worked in community behavioral health for 6 years, providing therapy and mental health services to children and adults. I have worked with clients with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia. In addition, I have worked with those seeking assistance in self-esteem,... Read More
Hello, I'm Mary Tauscher, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia. I earned both my Bachelors and Masters of Social Work at the University of Georgia. I have worked in community behavioral health for 6 years, providing therapy and mental... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Dr. Kristina Nemard

MA,PhD,LPC
10 years experience
I graduated from Georgia State University in 2009 with my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology. In 2012, I graduated from Argosy University with my Master’s Degree in Community counseling. I earned my Doctorate of Philosophy in 2018 from Capella University in Advanced General Studies in Human Behavior with my dissertation published in qualitative research on the correlation between sexual and professional identity. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that takes a holistic approach to... Read More
I graduated from Georgia State University in 2009 with my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology. In 2012, I graduated from Argosy University with my Master’s Degree in Community counseling. I earned my Doctorate of Philosophy in 2018 from Capella... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Albany, Georgia

Albany is a small town in southwest Georgia. The population of 73,179 has experienced tremendous changes over the years. This city by the Flint River was once known for its cotton fields, pecan trees and peanut crops but over time the city has been influenced by meat processing, manufacturing and a Marine Corps Logistics Base. The city is also known for its activism against the Jim Crow system, and its achievements are commemorated in the Albany Civil Rights Institute.

The city is home to Albany State University, Albany Technical College and Darton State College. Top employers in the city, in addition to the universities, include Integra Business Alternatives, MillerCoors, Procter and Gamble Paper Products and Walmart.

Mental Health in Albany

Albany can be a difficult place to live. Here are some of the challenges that residents in the area may have to face.

  • Poverty: 2% of Albany residents live in poverty, a rate that is higher than that of the surrounding county, state and country. When there isn’t much money, mental health needs are often overlooked.
  • Crime: Albany makes the top ten of most violent cities in Georgia. It also ranks in the top 50 worst cities in the US on a number of measures. Higher crime rates can often lead to unique mental health challenges for victims and the overall community.
  • Chronic Illness: A community health needs assessment (CHNA) identified chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease as a main concern in the Dougherty County region, with obesity being one identifiable risk factor. In addition to physical challenges, individuals who are sick or caregiving for a friend or family member may face mental health issues.
  • Shrinking Population: The population in Albany has been declining, likely due to the lack of economic opportunities. Unfortunately, this perpetuates the cycle of a lower tax base leading to less investment in education and health care services.
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction: The CHNA also identified addiction as a top concern for the population in the area. Those struggling with addiction could also benefit from mental health support as they pursue sobriety.
  • “Fragile Families”: According to statistics in the CHNA, many children in southwest Georgia live in a non-stable family environment which often increases the need for behavioral health support.

Mental Health Resources in Albany

Georgia, unfortunately, has high prevalence of mental illness and low access to care. Even with a difficult state backdrop, there are resources available in Albany. A diverse range of male and female counselors serve residents in the area.

The counselors have earned qualifications such as licensed professional counselor, certified clinical trauma professional, master addiction counselor, national certified counselor, licensed clinical social worker and licensed marriage and family counselor.

No matter their background, these counselors will work with you to design a care plan that meets your needs and goals. They can be trusted to provide the understanding care you need. These therapists draw from different modalities in their work including the following forms of therapy.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Techniques
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

They have helped clients cope with and recover from many challenging situations including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress, sexual trauma, low self-esteem, grief and loss, major life changes, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management and career difficulties.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Albany

Given the poverty trends in Albany, many residents likely face financial obstacles to obtaining care. Similarly, the 21.5% of the population who doesn’t have health insurance may find also find it difficult to access the care they need. Stigma is another reason that keeps individuals from seeking help, despite the evolving national conversation around mental health.

When there are financial or other challenges impeding care, it can be good to start with free help lines and support groups offered by community groups and non-profits. These organizations may also offer counseling on a sliding scale basis. You could also investigate new forms of therapy, such as text- and video-based options, which can help address the affordability and stigma issues.

Find a Therapist in Albany

We recognize that it can be difficult to find a care provider in Albany, so we have put together a directory of counselors at E-Counseling. In reviewing this list, you’re sure to find a therapist who can meet your unique needs and help you process whatever challenging situation or season you are facing.