Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Therapists

Find a therapist in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Athens-Clarke County 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....
Majonica Askew
LPC 172, MA
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Georgia

As a COUNSELOR and CHRISTIAN, I love helping children and adults create a life that works and look forward to the future. I BELIEVE that we all need someone to talk with who will really listen and accept us as we are, without judgment. I provide my...
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Stone Mountain, Georgia

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Georgia

People are different – the approach to guiding them through adversity to achieve a state of well-being should be as well. The mission of The Latoria Group, is to provide a creative and innovative counseling approach that not only improves but...
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Duluth, Georgia

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Georgia

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and have been practicing since 2013. I am originally from Cleveland but have called Georgia home for many years. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Ohio State University Honors Program with a degree in...
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Georgia, California

I’m a licensed clinical therapist And health educator in Georgia, Massachusettes, California and New Jersey. I’m ready to support you on your journey towards healing. Struggling with a chronic health issues, depression or anxiety? I’m here to...
Laurie Newcomb
L.P.C, MA
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Cumming, Georgia

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Georgia

My goal for each therapy session is to respect the client, allow them to be heard, appreciate where they are coming from, and help guide them through their struggles or issues. My approach to therapy is to utilize an integrative approach with...
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Snellville, Georgia

I am an LPC, CCMHC/NCC, Professional School Counselor in the state of GA and I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Tuskegee University and a Master’s Degree in Community and School Counseling from Lenoir Rhyne University. I am very...
Donald Randall
LMFT-Supervisor, LPC, Ph.D.
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Athens, Georgia

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Georgia

I come from a variety of training backgrounds. Originally trained in pastoral work, I have added a systemic perspective as I realize everyone is influenced, positively and negatively, by their family and other relationships. I use hypnosis as a...
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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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Loganville, Georgia

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Georgia

Nina Carter, APC, MA Nina graduated with her Master’s in Management with as specialization in Health Care in 2013. Returning to get her second Master’s in Counseling with a specialization in Substance Abuse from Indiana Wesleyan University in...
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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...
Lauren Brown
LPC, RPT-S
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Roswell, Georgia

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Georgia

I am Lauren Brown, Owner and Therapist at Early Connections Child & Family Counseling. I specialize in providing play therapy for children as young as 2 years old, counseling for tweens & teens, and personalized support for parents in finding...
Sara Gheesling Melito
MS, LAPC, NCC
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Roswell, Georgia

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Georgia

Hey there! I absolutely love what I do and cannot wait to work together. I specialize with teenagers and adolescents in the LGBTQIA+ community, however, I also work with children using Play Therapy and adults. I believe the therapeutic relationship...
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Suwanee, Georgia

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Georgia

I do not work within the confines of one theoretical perspective. My methods are eclectic and utilize interventions that range from classic to new-age models. Most importantly, I strive to find the most effective tools to provide you with the...
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Georgia

I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Social Work in 2010 and Master's of Social Work (MSW) in 2012 from The University of Washington in Seattle, with a focus on psychotherapy, forensic social work, and trauma. Since moving...
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Dunwoody, Georgia

Sue Tutty is a LCSW specializing in individual therapy and maintains a private practice in Dunwoody, Georgia. With 27 years of experience as a social worker and as a graduate of University of Georgia specializing as a generalist social worker she...
Rhonda Baker
MA, LMFT
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Georgia, Florida

Jason Bussey
MA, CLC
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Dunwoody, Georgia

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Georgia

Are you happy? Do you have questions that you just can’t seem to answer? Is there a feeling of disconnection or distraction? Do you feel like a spectator in your own life? These questions and many more face us all…. maybe more succinctly put...
Nicole Yaksh
MA, LAPC, NCC, CCTP, RYT-200
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Georgia

Through my own experience as a client, I have come to believe in the healing qualities of the therapeutic relationship. In addition to my training, I also bring life experience which I use to try to understand your unique perspective. I work to help...
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Lawrenceville, Georgia

With Mrs. Mccoy, clients feel a sense of belonging, comfort and healing. Acknowledging her no judgment zone and allowing you the space to explore life challenges. ***Bring your concerns to work together to develop goals, coping skills and strategies...
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Cumming, Georgia

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Georgia

Debbie has her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy and enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families regarding relationship issues. She also enjoys doing Pre-marital work. She has training in Gottman Level 2 (www.gottman.com) and is...
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Duluth, Georgia

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Georgia

My name is Marsha Jackson, I am a Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor. I have over 4 years of experience helping adolescents, adults, and families. Utilizing a strength-based approach I assist with identifying personal strengths, build...
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Chamblee, Georgia

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Georgia

From a young age, I found myself engaged in conversations with adults and finding those much more interesting than the ones my peers were having. I began to notice that I was a person people came to- for advice, for comfort, and for simple presence....
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Dacula, Georgia

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Georgia

Natasha is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia. She works with adolescents and adults who are experiencing a variety of stressors; she specializes in working with individuals who are experiencing the psychological and...

Mental Health Overview and Resources in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia

Athens-Clarke County is a consolidated city-county located about 70 miles northeast of Atlanta in the state of Georgia. The U.S. Census Bureau reports its 2017 estimated population at 125,691 residents, which makes Athens the sixth largest city in Georgia. The city is also home to The University of Georgia, one of the top higher education institutions in the United States attended by 37,606 students as of Fall 2017.

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the median household income in Athens at $32,959, a number approximately $20,000 lower than the median income in both Georgia and the United States. This statistic is most likely impacted by the large student population, which may be unemployed or working low-paying, part-time jobs while attending school. Additionally, the Census Bureau reports that a staggering 35.5% of Athens-Clarke County’s residents live below the poverty line. In comparison, 14.9% of Georgia’s population and 12.3% of all United States residents fall in this category. Low income is usually a telltale sign of individuals’ inability to afford essential health care, including mental health services.

Mental Health Concerns in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia

The 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment prepared by St. Mary’s Health Care System in Athens identifies mental health and substance abuse as top community health needs in the 17 counties served by its facilities, including Clarke County. The Assessment further reports that in Clarke County alone 17.89% of the Medicare-enrolled population has been diagnosed with depression. This number is slightly higher than the percentages for both the state of Georgia and the United States. County Health Rankings and Roadmaps also reports that Clarke County residents experience on average 4.3 days of poor mental health in a month, compared to 3.1 days in the top performing counties in the U.S.

Poor mental health refers to experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or other emotional problems rather than more serious mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. This definition however does not mean that such conditions should be taken lightly as they can impact every aspect of an individual’s life just as other mental illnesses. Depression and stress can interfere with one’s performance at work or school, and can negatively affect personal relationships and overall outlook on life. In some instances such feelings can lead to other health problems, substance abuse, self harm, and even suicide. As a matter of fact, the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment identifies suicide and mental disorders caused by substance abuse as two of the top 10 causes of death among adults in Clarke County. These findings only emphasize the importance of reaching out for help for yourself or a loved one who may be experiencing mental health crisis.

Access to Mental Health Care in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia

According to County Health Rankings, the ratio of residents to mental health providers in Clarke County is 400:1. While this ratio falls a little short of the top performing counties in the United States, it is significantly better than the 830 residents to 1 provider ratio for the state of Georgia.

The Athens-Clarke County unified government refers local residents in need of mental or emotional health services to two organizations – Advantage Behavioral Health and Athens Behavioral Medicine. Advantage Behavioral Health is a Community Service Board offering care for mental illnesses, developmental disabilities and substance abuse issues to residents of Northeast Georgia. It provides counseling, therapy, substance abuse treatment, and other programs for adults, children and adolescents. Athens Behavioral Medicine offers a wide spectrum of services including psychiatric evaluations, medication management, cognitive behavioral therapy, and individual and group therapy. It can assist with conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, developmental disorders, learning disabilities, mood disorders and ADHD.

In addition to these organizations, Athens-Clarke County is also home to many private mental and behavioral health service providers. If you choose to work with one of these professionals, you should consider the following questions:

  • Do they have experience with treating patients with your condition?
  • Were they successful with treatment?
  • What feedback have past patients left online?
  • Do they accept your insurance?
  • Do they offer sliding scale fees for low income residents?
  • Do they accept new patients and have available appointments?

Our directory features some of the top counselors and therapists practicing in the Athens-Clarke County area that are able to help you or a loved one with a variety of emotional and behavioral problems on your quest to better mental health.