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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 Loganville, Georgia
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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....
Donald Randall
LMFT-Supervisor, LPC, Ph.D.
 Athens, Georgia
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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...
 Dacula, Georgia
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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...
Rhonda Baker
MA, LMFT
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 Loganville, Georgia
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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...
Charyl Durbin
LPC, Ph.D.
 Online Sessions
I have been working with individuals for over 40 years in the helping professions in one way or another. My approach to therapy is primarily, but not only, through dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). One of the phrases in DBT that captures the goal...
 Gainesville, Georgia
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With over 25 years of experience, I have an eclectic background including extensive international work. Areas of practice include working with children, teens, families, and adults from a strengths-based, positive psychology perspective. I am a...
Britney Turk
LPC 172, Ph.D.
 Gainesville, Georgia
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Are you looking for a breakthrough? Do you want to lower your anxiety and stress? Improve your mood and relationships? I am currently offering telemental health sessions due to the public health crisis. Call Today To Schedule Your FREE Consultation....
 Lawrenceville, Georgia
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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...
 Snellville, Georgia
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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...
 Snellville, Georgia
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Originally from Bronx, NY, I have worked with a huge demographic. I have worked as a contractor for the Army Reserve as a Youth Services Specialist responsible for Family Programming, Yellow Ribbon Re-Integration Events, Battle Weekends, etc. In...
 Buford, Georgia
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I have been helping people change aspects of their lives to be healthier and happier for over 25 years. I love my career and the privilege to be trusted with issues people would otherwise never share, and watch them transform their thinking patterns...
Shamika Battle
LPC-Supervisor 1
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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...
Majonica Askew
LPC 172, MA
 Buford, Georgia
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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...
 Suwanee, Georgia
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Elizabeth Cooke is a seasoned therapist who can help you find the strengths within you and the resources around you to better handle the challenges and complications that might be overwhelming your life right now. In a very relaxed and comfortable -...
 Suwanee, Georgia
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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...
 Conyers, Georgia
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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...
 Conyers, Georgia
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I became a social worker because I have a passion for supporting others in learning to operate at their optimal level. I am honored to have the opportunity to provide support to people during challenging times in their lives. I believe change is...
Shama Panjwani
LPC, Ph.D.
 Lilburn, Georgia
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Shama Panjwani holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of Georgia. She...
 Duluth, Georgia
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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...
 Duluth, Georgia
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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...
 Stone Mountain, Georgia
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Dr. Mompremier has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Client Centered Therapy (CCT) approaches. Treatment is client focused and may incorporate multiple...
 Stone Mountain, Georgia
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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...
 Stone Mountain, Georgia
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Lynell has a passion for helping people find their true and authentic selves while learning skills to navigate their day to day lives. Using her client’s own definition of success, Lynell strives to put her client’s needs first while guiding 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.