Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Brookhaven, Georgia

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

Othea McAlpine

LPC
10 years experience
Life happens to the best of us and it can be very overwhelming. Seeking help in a dark time takes courage, strength, and a willingness to look at yourself and lean into your fears. Whether your goal is to make lifestyle changes or gain extra support to navigate through a difficult time in your life, consider taking that journey with me! I am trained in multiple theoretical approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), client-centered... Read More
Life happens to the best of us and it can be very overwhelming. Seeking help in a dark time takes courage, strength, and a willingness to look at yourself and lean into your fears. Whether your goal is to make... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 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. Silvio Reyes

Ph.,D.,LPC,NCC
19 years experience
My name is Dr. Silvio S. Reyes. I have been working as a Licensed Professional Counselor for several years. As a therapist, my style is perhaps best described as eclectic. I work mostly with three theoretical concepts — systemic, cognitive behavioral and experiential therapy. When treating couples or conducting relationship counseling, I use the Gottman Method which is the most proven and effective form of couples therapy based on decades of research. I... Read More
My name is Dr. Silvio S. Reyes. I have been working as a Licensed Professional Counselor for several years. As a therapist, my style is perhaps best described as eclectic. I work mostly with three theoretical concepts —... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:19 years

Diane Gores

LPC
6 years experience
Welcome and I applaud you on taking the first step toward getting your life where you would like it to be. Reaching out can be scary and I would love the opportunity to assist you on your journey. Life can be challenging and my goal is to help you explore your options. I have a master's degree in mental health counseling from Capella University. I have more than 10 years combined experience... Read More
Welcome and I applaud you on taking the first step toward getting your life where you would like it to be. Reaching out can be scary and I would love the opportunity to assist you on your journey. ... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Tammy Person

MS,LPC
14 years experience
Hello! Let me express to you how courageous you are to want to seek support and I hope that I can help you to find what you want in life. Here is some information about me: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with over 14 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients from various backgrounds over the course of my career. I have worked with individuals... Read More
Hello! Let me express to you how courageous you are to want to seek support and I hope that I can help you to find what you want in life. Here is some information about me: I am a Licensed... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:14 years

Tina Taylor

LPC
11 years experience
Hello, let me be the first to tell you that seeking therapy is a great way to make big changes in your life. I would absolutely love to assist you with making significant changes. You have already taken one step...just keep walking. For over ten years, I have been helping others explore and improve how they relate to the important and necessary people in life. I specialize in relationships and really enjoy couple counseling. I... Read More
Hello, let me be the first to tell you that seeking therapy is a great way to make big changes in your life. I would absolutely love to assist you with making significant changes. You have already taken one step...just... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Michelle Alden

LPC,NCC,CAMS,II
9 years experience
My name is Michelle Alden; I am a bilingual counselor in the Valdosta area working in private practice. I have worked in community agencies and clinics since 2003 doing bio-psychosocial assessments, individual and family counseling, treatment plans, and conducted groups. I also did volunteer work while in school full-time for the Guardian Ad Litem in Florida and worked for the Redland Christian Migrant Association in Quincy, Florida. I am very passionate about helping... Read More
My name is Michelle Alden; I am a bilingual counselor in the Valdosta area working in private practice. I have worked in community agencies and clinics since 2003 doing bio-psychosocial assessments, individual and family counseling, treatment plans, and conducted... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:9 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

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

An Overview of Mental Health in Brookhaven, Georgia

Brookhaven, Georgia is a city that has grown over nine percent between 2010-2018. It is a relatively new area; however, it is now the largest city in Dekalb County. It includes a variety of recreational parks, shopping areas and other points of interest that draw in people from all over the state. While the average weather temperatures are pleasant, the city’s pollution rates are some of the highest in that area, at 294 percent worse than the rest of the nation. Other issues, such as a lack of insurance and transportation issues, may prevent individuals in Brookhaven from getting attention for mental problems that include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Finding a therapist may help these individuals, who may not be aware of services in the area.

Mental Health Concerns in Brookhaven

Nearly 20 percent of citizens in Brookhaven live without health insurance, despite coverage being available through some of the area’s jobs, which include construction, wholesale and education sectors. Unemployment rates are low; however, the poverty rate is slightly higher than the rest of the nation. Other conditions that could trigger mental health problems in this area include:

  • A higher rate of pay for men when compared to women
  • Physical disabilities
  • A low doctor-to-patient ratio for mental health issues
  • An imbalance of racial diversity in the population of the city

It may be that some Brookhaven residents who suffer from mental illness do not have the means to travel to a clinic or therapist, and those who are veterans may not be aware that symptoms such as depression, anxiety or who have certain triggers point to any kind of serious problems. Others may be too embarrassed to seek help or are unsure if they need assistance.

Other Mental Health Factors in Brookhaven

There is a relatively low percentage of people over the age of 65 in Brookhaven, at just over nine percent. However, some of these senior citizens may be living in poverty and cannot afford mental health care. Advancing age, loneliness and degenerative diseases may all contribute to the development of depression.

The high cost of living in Brookhaven may also contribute to mental health issues among its citizens. The cost of homes, rent, utilities and transportation are higher than the rest of the nation, with rent and mortgages being some of the most costly. This can lead to financial stress and anxiety when paying these bills becomes an issue. In addition, some citizens may chalk these feelings up to life’s daily stressors and not recognize that they need help until depression and anxiety begins to affect their jobs, marriages and personal lives.

Immediate Mental Health Resources in Brookhaven

Citizens in Brookhaven who are having serious struggles with their mental health can reach out and find immediate help, especially if they feel they may harm themselves. Assistance may be no more than a phone call or a keyboard stroke away:

Internet resources may be helpful for those who do not feel comfortable speaking to someone over the phone. Many chat sites are available nationwide and are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Many of the websites can be accessed via computer, mobile phone or tablet, making it easier than ever to find help for poor mental health, no matter where individuals are.

Finding a Therapist in Brookhaven

In many cases, the mental health of those suffering from depression and other problems usually cannot improve unless they enter therapy and discover the root of the issue. Local clinics in the city and in nearby Atlanta are available for anyone who wants to find a path to better mental health:

  • Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals of Brookhaven 678-820-7830
  • Skyland Trail 866-528-9593
  • Dorothy C. Faqua Center 404-315-8333
  • Act2Change Therapy & Wellness Center 404-565-4616

Potential patients can call the numbers above to determine what types of insurance, if any, are accepted at these locations and what kind of services they offer. Public transportation may be available if it is necessary for individuals who need to travel to Atlanta for assistance.

Financial issues, poverty and other types of strife can trigger mental health issues for citizens in Brookhaven, but it is never too late. Reach out today and take back control of your life.