Therapists in Albany, GA and Nearby Locations

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.

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Dan Feldman, LPC, NCC, CCMHC is a professional counselor whose passion is empowering individuals to overcome whatever keeps them from being all that they strive to be. For Dan, the therapeutic experience begins and ends with the client relationship....
Emily Ferrara
LPC, Ph.D., MA
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Georgia

Life is anything but Simple. Simplify Life provides excellent service in a few key areas of counseling, primarily for anxiety and depression, as these are at the root of many other issues addressed in counseling. Let our team of licensed...
Joy Freilich
MA, LPC, LMHC
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Georgia, New York

Life can be hard. Sometimes we have difficulty communicating with our partner, boss, children, or our parents. Sometimes we have difficulty adjusting to new circumstances. At times, we may feel stuck and unsure of how to initiate change. Other times...
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Georgia

Katie Hevesi is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor (APC, NCC ) specializing in the treatment of individuals with eating disorders, disordered eating, body image concerns, depression and anxiety, and...
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Georgia

Emotional abuse. Narcissistic abuse. A toxic relationship. It happens. “Why do his hurtful words haunt me? I can’t trust him nor myself. Can I ever do anything right? He's not who I married. I should have left his ass long ago.” His...
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Georgia

Maureen S. Bixler, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master’s and Bachelor’s of Social Work from the University of Georgia. She has years of experience working with children, adolescents and families in both individual and group...
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Norcross, Georgia

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Georgia

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 40 years of clinical experience. My undergraduate degree is in Psychology from Miami (Ohio) University and my graduate degree is in Psychological Counseling from Georgia State University. I achieved...
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Atlanta, Georgia

A solution focused therapist, specializing in anxiety and depression, here to help you fulfill your potential and desires for life, love, career, and education. I offer therapeutic counselling to get teens and adults through tough life choices and...
Bertrina Olivia West Al-Mahdi
LMHC, LPC 172, Ph.D.
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Johns Creek, Georgia

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Georgia

Dr. West is a Licensed International Psychologist, Coach, and Consultant. She specializes in the area of systematic trauma, regulating emotional distress, helping individuals reach their personal and professional goals, minority and race-based...
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Georgia

Sala I. Hilaire a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Master Addiction Counselor, and Certified Anger Management Specialist with over 30 years of clinical and management experience. She offers counseling services to individuals across the life cycle,...
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Macon, Georgia

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Georgia

It is when we are faced with our greatest fears when we are in need of someone who we can trust to hear those fears and assist us with equipping ourselves with life skills/tools to overcome and conquer them. I have over 25 years of clinical...
Cheryl Francis
LPC-Supervisor 1
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Austell, Georgia

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Georgia

Cheryl A. Francis, LPC, CPCS, is the owner of The Heart Matters Wellness Services LLC, a full-service counseling agency. At The Heart Matters Wellness Services, LLC, she offers compassionate, therapeutic services to individuals and families desiring...
Tara Beech
LPC 172
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Dallas, Georgia

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Georgia

You’re hanging on by a thread and don’t know what else to do! You’ve explained it to your friend, coworker, spouse, parent, pastor and even doctor. They've been able to listen but haven't really had the answers you're looking for, so you...
Shamika Battle
LPC-Supervisor 1
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Sugar Hill, Georgia

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Georgia

When I found my passion was helping others, it created an opportunity to heal. With over 10 years of experience in working with children and families, I've learned how to help people move past their pain through a holistic approach. Over the past 10...
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Georgia

I have been a practicing Licensed Professional Counseling for 15 years, both in an institutional setting and private practice. My clients' concerns have included Depression, Anxiety, Mood disorders, Life Transitions and Women's Issues. My ideal...
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Smyrna, Georgia

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Georgia

Life's challenges often times feel like impossible mountains that just keep getting higher. My goal is to empower each client to face life with bravery through an inviting and safe environment. By exploring your positive and negative thought...
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Maritetta, Georgia

You may be looking through these profiles and feeling more overwhelmed and stressed. To some, finding a therapist can feel hard....and scary! I get it. I’ve been there! Thus, I’ll make starting therapy as easy possible while making your...
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Georgia, North Carolina

Montinique is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering Integrative Therapeutic Services to adults and couples. Her approach to therapy is aimed to uncover the the motivations for certain behaviors. She uses mindfulness and solution focused...
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Atlanta , Georgia

It is my belief that progression comes from a good client-therapist relationship, so my style is non-judgmental and collaborative. My goal is to meet you wherever you are on your path to unlock your unique strengths and empower you to reach your...
Cameron Wooten
LMFT, L.P.C
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Peachtree City, Georgia

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Georgia

Whether you are struggling with a particular issue or just can't shake the feeling that there is more to life, there is help. I provide a variety of services, including: individual, marital, and family counseling. My areas of expertise include:...
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Georgia

Hi I'm Latisha. My mission is to help you thrive. I bring compassion, mindfulness, and no judgment to our session. My hope for you is to help you conquer challenges or heal from current or past pain. I want people, especially coparents, to be...
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Georgia

I commend you for taking the first step in creating a life that you love. So many of us are in the midst of experiencing life challenges that cause us pain. These challenges take many forms – family issues, health concerns, loneliness, financial...
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Cumming, Georgia

I am an assessment psychologist who specializes is pyschological testing. Formal evaluation has been a core part of my education and training and it is the service where I can bring my talents and experience to provide the best care for my clients....
Carrie Ligon
LPC, CPCS
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Brunswick, Georgia

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Georgia

Carrie Ligon is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University. With a BA in International Relations, Carrie has found a way to combine her two greatest passions, working...

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.

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 most violent cities in Georgia. It also ranks in the top 50 worst cities in the US on several 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 a 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 a licensed professional counselor, certified clinical trauma professional, master addiction counselor, nationally 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 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 helplines 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.