Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Atlanta, Georgia

Find a therapist in Atlanta, Georgia that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Atlanta 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

Philip Clary

LPC
8 years experience
My name is Philip Clary, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. I have over 8 years of counseling experience working with individuals, couples, and families in inpatient and outpatient settings. I earned a bachelor’s degree from Mercer University with majors in philosophy and German. I studied for 1 year at Phillips Universität in Marburg, Germany and received a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Fort Valley State University.... Read More
My name is Philip Clary, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. I have over 8 years of counseling experience working with individuals, couples, and families in inpatient and outpatient settings. I earned a bachelor’s degree from Mercer... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 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. Taryn Stevenson

LMHC,PhD
14 years experience
Everyone has the ability to have joy and happiness, we just need to learn how! I help my clients by taking a positive approach to their lives. I understand the stressors and depression that daily life and trauma has on each individual, as well as their family. It is my goal to find a way out out of this circle and create a meaningful life. I have been working with people while utilizing a... Read More
Everyone has the ability to have joy and happiness, we just need to learn how! I help my clients by taking a positive approach to their lives. I understand the stressors and depression that daily life and trauma has on... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:14 years

Dr. Zoe Johnson

PhD,LCSW
16 years experience
Greetings! Thanks for being curious enough to learn more about me and courageous enough to invest in yourself through counseling. My name is Zoe. I am a licensed clinical social worker with a Ph.D. in counseling. My experience includes supporting folks as they journey through the evolutions, change, and transitions of life. I have spent much of my career working with young adults and college students as they navigate love... Read More
Greetings! Thanks for being curious enough to learn more about me and courageous enough to invest in yourself through counseling. My name is Zoe. I am a licensed clinical social worker with a Ph.D. in counseling. ... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 years

Evalee Smith

MSW,LCSW,LISW-CP-S
20 years experience
Hello, my name is Evalee and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Georgia and South Carolina with over 20 years of experience working in mental health and social services as a counselor. I graduated from Savannah State University with a Master's degree in Social Work with a clinical concentration. I have worked in a variety of settings with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, Bipolar disorder, relationship issues,... Read More
Hello, my name is Evalee and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Georgia and South Carolina with over 20 years of experience working in mental health and social services as a counselor. I graduated from Savannah State... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 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

Zatascha Burton

MA,LPC
6 years experience
My name is ZaTascha Burton and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Savannah, GA. I have done work in individual, family and group therapy sessions in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric programs. I have experience working with clients that struggle with anxiety, low self-esteem,trauma related issues and many other issues. I want to challenge my clients and provide the best level of care. My approach is holistic, integrative, and based on the needs of the... Read More
My name is ZaTascha Burton and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Savannah, GA. I have done work in individual, family and group therapy sessions in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric programs. I have experience working with clients that struggle... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Sheree Collins

LPC,MAC,BC-TMH
3 years experience
Greetings! My name is Sheree and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with 14 years of experience in the mental health field. I am a certified Master’s Addiction Counselor, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, School Counselor in Georgia, as well as a Board Certified Tele-mental Health Provider. I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues including addictions, trauma, depression, and bipolar to name a few. I have worked in a variety of... Read More
Greetings! My name is Sheree and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with 14 years of experience in the mental health field. I am a certified Master’s Addiction Counselor, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, School Counselor in Georgia, as well... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Cyndy Adeniyi

LPC
20 years experience
Life is a journey and I believe it is the role of the counselor to walk beside you on journey when the way is rough. You do not have to face the difficult journey alone. For over 20 years, I have worked in a variety of settings helping individuals and families experience emotional healing. I have assisted those struggling with a wide range of mood disorders, relationship problems, and addictions. I have specialized experience and training... Read More
Life is a journey and I believe it is the role of the counselor to walk beside you on journey when the way is rough. You do not have to face the difficult journey alone. For over 20 years, I have... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Dominque Hodges

MS, LAPC
3 years experience
I provide affordable, convenient and private Online Therapy Services for the entire state of Georgia! I would be honored to walk the path of rediscovery and finding meaning, purpose and value within your life. If you are feeling stressed, frustrated or just need an objective professional viewpoint, I am here to journey with you. Read More
I provide affordable, convenient and private Online Therapy Services for the entire state of Georgia! I would be honored to walk the path of rediscovery and finding meaning, purpose and value within your life. If you are feeling stressed, frustrated or just need an objective professional viewpoint, I am here to journey with you. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Helise Sandborn

LCSW
35 years experience
As a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families that are seeking treatment for mental/behavioral health or substance abuse issues. I provide counseling in the areas of depression, anxiety/phobia, relationship issues, anger management, PTSD, grief and work stress. I utilize evidenced-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with Mindfulness approaches with... Read More
As a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families that are seeking treatment for mental/behavioral health or substance abuse issues. I provide counseling in the areas of depression, anxiety/phobia, relationship issues, anger management, PTSD, grief and work stress. I utilize evidenced-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with Mindfulness approaches with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 35 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta is one of the largest cities in the United States. It is home to the largest airport, that is for sure. Millions of people pass through the city every week on their way to destinations all over the world. But, what’s it like to live in Atlanta?

The median household income in Atlanta is actually higher than the U.S. average at over $62,000. It has steadily increased over the last few years. However, the number is skewed based on people moving to the area to take high-paying jobs. The average person in Atlanta doesn’t necessarily make such a high salary.

As far as overall mental health in Georgia, it is in the lower half of the United States. Georgia ranks 34th when it comes to mental health. In fact, the state has started to slip even further down the rankings over the last few days. This is because of a lack of mental health resources, especially amongst younger people.

Mental Health Statistics for Atlanta, Georgia

Although Atlanta is certainly a booming city with a vibrant culture, it has its share of mental health issues. Studies have shown that 6 out of 10 people with a mental health illness in Georgia do not seek mental health treatment. This is largely due ti a lack of resources.

The largest population in Atlanta who suffer from mental health issues are those in the low-income sector. Due to a lack of Medicaid expansion, many people simply don’t have insurance. They don’t have the resources to pay for mental health treatment even if they knew where to go to find it.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Atlanta, Georgia

There are only about 500,000 people in Atlanta. The number of mental health professionals is so low that most people with mental health issues go to the emergency rooms instead. This leads to not only a lack of treatment, but also an inadequacy of the treatment provided.

A lack of mental health resources can lead to:

  • Suicide
  • Divorce
  • Homelessness
  • Unemployment
  • Cyclical poverty
  • Substance abuse

What Makes Atlanta Unique When It Comes to Mental Health?

Atlanta is like any other metropolitan in the United States. There are pockets of wealth and pockets of poverty. There are large universities. The city is home to many large corporations that provide the area with plenty of jobs and an infusion into the economy.

Divorce Rate in Atlanta, Georgia

The divorce rate in Atlanta is one of the highest in the country at over 11%. A large reason for this is due to the poverty issues in the area. People are afraid to get married when their finances aren’t settled. Poverty is also known to be one of the leading causes of divorce in this country so the high divorce rate is not surprising.

With mostly younger people moving into the area, it’s important for the institution of marriage that people feel more comfortable entering marriage.

Mental Health Resources in Atlanta, Georgia

There is a mental health crisis in Atlanta today. There aren’t enough resources and people simply don’t have the resources to pay for mental health treatment. People simply don’t have the money for health care let alone mental health care.

There are about 200 mental health professionals for every 100,000 people in Atlanta. This is actually a healthy ratio. The problem is that people don’t have access to this care.

Atlanta is also home to one of the largest and most dangerous prisons in the With so many people in prison (or not long out of prison) mental health issues permeate the Atlanta area.