Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia

Find a therapist in Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Augusta-Richmond County to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Haley Reed

M.Ed.,LPC,NCC
6 years experience
Hey there! I am Board Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 6 years of direct experience. I've worked with clients of all ages and across diverse backgrounds. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and dialectical-behavioral foundations with a holistic approach. I often use worksheets, journaling, and expressive art to help clients tap into their inner selves and find ways to relax in a busy, demanding world. Most recently, I worked on a university campus, helping traditional and... Read More
Hey there! I am Board Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 6 years of direct experience. I've worked with clients of all ages and across diverse backgrounds. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and dialectical-behavioral foundations with a holistic approach. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

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

Laura Lowery

LCSW
12 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience providing therapy to families, individual and groups. I am certified in CBT-D ( Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression), CBT-I ( Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia) CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), IBCT (Integrated Behavioral Couples Therapy ) as well as CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy) along with a plethora of theoretical approaches. My therapy style is engaging clients while displaying empathy, respect and a genuine... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience providing therapy to families, individual and groups. I am certified in CBT-D ( Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression), CBT-I ( Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia) CBT (Cognitive... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:12 years

F. Darnell Blocker

LPC
9 years experience
My name is Darnell Blocker and I am Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been working as a therapist for 9 years and been in private practice for the previous 5 years. I strive for empowering you. My area of expertise is strengthening communication skills, self-esteem, & anger management for individuals, couples, & families. Now what is my approach to therapy, you ask? I don’t mind sharing with you. My approach is always to empower, encourage, and... Read More
My name is Darnell Blocker and I am Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been working as a therapist for 9 years and been in private practice for the previous 5 years. I strive for empowering you. My area of expertise... 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

Catreshia C Brundage

Ed.S.,LCSW
19 years experience
Hello and welcome! My name is Catreshia. I am here to support you on this journey that you have chosen to help yourself. I am a licensed social worker with 9 years experience as a licensed master social worker and 10 years experience as a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Georgia. I also have 20 years of experience as a certified school social worker in the state of Georgia. My... Read More
Hello and welcome! My name is Catreshia. I am here to support you on this journey that you have chosen to help yourself. I am a licensed social worker with 9 years experience as a licensed master social worker... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:19 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

Allison Wallace

LCSW,MFT
7 years experience
Greetings! My name is Allison and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the state of Georgia and a Licensed Independent Social Worker for the state of Ohio. I have obtained a bachelors degree in Social Work from Johnson C. Smith University, a masters degree in social work from Georgia State University and a masters degree in family therapy from Mercer University. I have over 6 years of clinical experience in providing trauma-informed... Read More
Greetings! My name is Allison and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the state of Georgia and a Licensed Independent Social Worker for the state of Ohio. I have obtained a bachelors degree in Social Work from Johnson... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Breanna Savage

LPC
12 years experience
Welcome! My name is Breanna and I am a licensed professional counselor in Georgia with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including residential, partial care, outpatient, and in-home. Although that seems like a mouthful, it simply means that I have experience working with a broad range and severity of clinical issues. I have the most experience working with anxiety, depression, family/relationship... Read More
Welcome! My name is Breanna and I am a licensed professional counselor in Georgia with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including residential, partial care, outpatient, and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:12 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

The city of Augusta, Georgia (also known as Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia) is best known for its warm, pleasant climate, a wealth of rich history, and being close to the Savannah River. In fact, the region’s fitting nickname is “the Central Savannah River Area,” or CSRA to the locals. The sprawling city of Augusta is home to around 200,000 people, according to a 2017 report from the U.S. Census Bureau. While any area with that many residents may sound impressive, the number of Augusta inhabitants has largely stagnated over the past decade. Is the lack of desire to move to the city indicative of something bad? Why wouldn’t people be moving in droves to this charming, historically-rich city?

Unfortunately, Augusta is suffering from a mental health crisis brought on by a variety of contributing factors. But, the problem isn’t just Augusta’s, but rather the state of Georgia as a whole. Some of the most extreme problems in the community that are negatively impacting the mental health of Augusta’s citizens are crime, poverty, and homelessness. Let’s take a detailed look at Augusta’s mental health situation, dig deeper into the driving forces behind it, and go over how to get in contact with a suitable therapist if you are in need of counseling.

An Overview of Mental Health in Augusta, Georgia

As stated previously, the problem of skyrocketing rates of mental illness is not affecting Augusta alone. Unfortunately, the entire state of Georgia is not looking too good in terms of the prevalence of mental illness amongst its citizens as well as how accessible treatment is for the people suffering. According to a 2017 report commissioned by Mental Health America that focuses on how widespread mental health problems are for adults in the United States, Georgia ranks in the top 15 percent of states regarding the commonness of mental health problems. This high ranking not only means that there are far more people living with mental issues in Georgia than almost any other state in the nation. But, why is this such an issue for Georgia, and Augusta-Richmond County, specifically?

First and foremost, Augusta is suffering from a major crime problem. According to statistics pulled from the FBI, the overall crime rate in the city is more than 105 percent higher than the national average. Crime in the area is actually increasing, unlike many other cities in similar situations. Regrettably, science tells us there is a substantial link between areas with high rates of crime and areas with high rates of mental illness and lack of care. Without a doubt, the exceedingly high amount of crimes people commit in the area is breeding mental illness and influencing the statistics.

Secondly, the city of Augusta is going through a second crisis. The poverty level in Augusta is roughly 70 percent higher than the national average, as per the U.S. Census Bureau. The average income per capita rests at only $20,876 per year, while the rest of the nation’s sits at almost $30,000 per year. With a good chunk of the population living below the federal poverty level, it’s no wonder crime is running rampant in the area. However, high rates of poverty don’t just contribute to higher rates of crime, but also higher rates of mental illness. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, those living below the poverty level are more than two times as likely to suffer from a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder that is diagnosable.

In addition to poverty, as you can expect, there are also vast swaths of people without employment. Notably higher than the national average, the unemployment rate stands at 6.3 percent, according to statistics from the Pew Research Center.

Homelessness in the area is also running wild. Officials are telling the media that the number of homeless people in the CSRA is out of control, and there simply are not enough shelters available. The overabundance of homeless families in Augusta is causing shelters to fill up quickly, leaving many to live on the streets. The comorbidity of homelessness and mental illness is quite high. According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, as of July 2009, upwards of 25 percent of all homeless individuals in America suffer from a severe mental illness. For comparison, only six percent of non-homeless Americans suffer from a severe mental illness.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Augusta, Georgia

In Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia, not every person with a mental illness receive the treatment they need. In fact, a majority will not. According to Mental Health America, a whopping 56 percent of people in the United States with a mental health condition will receive no form of treatment whatsoever. Augusta is no different. Experts blame the low number of people getting access to care because of a variety of factors. These include lack of insurance, an excess of impoverished people, and stigma.

The amount of people living in Augusta without any form of health insurance is quite high, relative to the rest of the country. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 17.3 percent of adults under the age of 65 lack health insurance. Comparatively, around 8.8 percent of the nation is uninsured. For these people, a lot of the time their only option for getting the necessary treatment they need to get better is not an option because the cost is too high. Without insurance, people must pay for counseling out-of-pocket. Unfortunately, with a good portion of the population living in abject poverty, this is not a feasible decision.

There are some people who choose not to seek out a counselor that can help them because of stigma. They fear the judgment of others because of a false stigma that you are seen as weak if you reach out for help. It’s crucial to acknowledge the inaccuracy of the stigma and the importance of attending therapy sessions.

Mental Health Resources in Augusta, Georgia

Thankfully, there are a good number of institutions in Augusta who focus on mental health with their doors open. Serenity Behavioral Health Systems, for example, is a local institution that offers a bevy of services to those in need of treatment of a mental health problem. They also guarantee a response within 24-hours. East Central Regional Hospital is another renowned facility in the area that services those suffering from mental health issues. They have 1,400 people on staff and are known to be attentive and helpful.

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