Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia

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.


Tasha Wilder

MS,LPC
13 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. My focus areas include, but are not limited to, behavioral problems such as Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Oppositonal Defiant Disorder, grief and couples counseling. I have over 12 years of experience working with individuals and families. There’s a safe haven. A safe haven that doesn't contain judgement brought on by the world. This haven is yours, and I am just a part of it providing a warm, supportive... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. My focus areas include, but are not limited to, behavioral problems such as Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Oppositonal Defiant Disorder, grief and couples counseling. I have over 12 years of experience working... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

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

Jamilah Tetterton

MA,LPC
9 years experience
Life can be stressful and sometimes overwhelming. For many of us life presents ongoing challenges such as maintaining healthy relationships, pursuing professional goals, managing stress, transitioning through life's stages, or negotiating issues of identity and self-esteem. Our inability to effectively respond to these challenges can take us off course, interrupt our progress and interfere with our ability to be the person we desire to be. I believe in the potential of people to heal and have... Read More
Life can be stressful and sometimes overwhelming. For many of us life presents ongoing challenges such as maintaining healthy relationships, pursuing professional goals, managing stress, transitioning through life's stages, or negotiating issues of identity and self-esteem. Our inability to effectively... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 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

Evonne Nelson-Smith

MA,NCC,LPC
6 years experience
I am licensed in Georgia as a licensed (clinical) professional counselor, and I have been in practice since 2014 when I graduated from Argosy University, Atlanta, with a Masters in Community Counseling. I have worked in residential treatment centers, for an outpatient mental health clinic, private practice, as well as with military families in school settings. My primary therapeutic approach is person centered, and I enjoy helping adolescents and adults live happier, healthier lives,... Read More
I am licensed in Georgia as a licensed (clinical) professional counselor, and I have been in practice since 2014 when I graduated from Argosy University, Atlanta, with a Masters in Community Counseling. I have worked in residential treatment centers, for... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Patricia Corlew

LMFT,LPC
30 years experience
I hold Dual Licenses in my state: LICENSED MARRIAGE and FAMILY THERAPIST and LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR. I have been Practicing Individual, Couples and Family Therapy for more than 25 YEARS. My Degrees are a MASTERS of SCIENCE in COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY and a BACHELORS of SCIENCE in EDUCATION. I was a teacher before becoming a therapist. My therapeutic style is to meet you right where you are and... Read More
I hold Dual Licenses in my state: LICENSED MARRIAGE and FAMILY THERAPIST and LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR. I have been Practicing Individual, Couples and Family Therapy for more than 25 YEARS. My Degrees... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:30 years

Cherronica Ormond

LPC
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with over 7 years of experience working as a counselor and a community support individual. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, abuse, anger, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and ADHD. I also have worked with individuals who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm, personable, and interactive. I believe in empowering the individual, where I... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with over 7 years of experience working as a counselor and a community support individual. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, abuse, anger, depression,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Charles Greene

DBH,LPC,NCC
5 years experience
Hello! My name is Dr. Charles Greene and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia, an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and TeleMental Health Training Certified (THTC). I hold a doctor of behavioral health degree and a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. I served 7 years in the Navy stationed with the Marine Corps for at least half of that time, so I am... Read More
Hello! My name is Dr. Charles Greene and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia, an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and TeleMental Health Training Certified (THTC). I hold a doctor... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Mark Mazzoni

M.S.,LPC
20 years experience
Hello, my name is Mark and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia. I have been working in mental health for twenty years. I have raised five children and have a lot of life experience in addition to my professional training. My Bachelor's Degree is in Religious Studies and my Master's Degree is in Community Mental Health Counseling. I have two years of training in Christian Counseling where I was certified... Read More
Hello, my name is Mark and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia. I have been working in mental health for twenty years. I have raised five children and have a lot of life experience in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Geraldine White

LPC,CMFT,NCC
3 years experience
Mission: “Helping people live a productive, healthier lifestyle by modifying, changing behaviors, feelings, and emotions that’s detrimental to living an abundant authentic life. My name is Geraldine White. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia and Certified Marriage and Family Therapist. I have over 25 years of experience working in the mental health field. I specialize in working with teens and adult males/females who suffer with the disease of addiction; I... Read More
Mission: “Helping people live a productive, healthier lifestyle by modifying, changing behaviors, feelings, and emotions that’s detrimental to living an abundant authentic life. My name is Geraldine White. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia and Certified... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

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.