Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Macon, Georgia

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

Karen Rosas

LCSW, CCTP
11 years experience
Our resiliency plays a major role in how we handle the tough things in life. Thankfully, resiliency can be learned and strengthened at almost any age. I am fully licensed in Georgia and also have a certification in the treatment of trauma. I also specialize in grief work and couples. www.KRCounselingServices.com Read More
Our resiliency plays a major role in how we handle the tough things in life. Thankfully, resiliency can be learned and strengthened at almost any age. I am fully licensed in Georgia and also have a certification in the treatment of trauma. I also specialize in grief work and couples. www.KRCounselingServices.com Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Macon, Georgia

Macon, Georgia, sits about an hour and a half south of Atlanta in Bibb County. This town is home to approximately 90,000 people with a median household income of $29,145 in 2016. This is significantly less than the state average of $53,559, and 29 percent of the population of Macon lives at or below the federal poverty line. Macon residents tend to be younger than the state average with a median age of 35 years.

Besides the high rate of poverty, Macon has some other challenges. The crime rate varied little since 2002. As of 2013, it stood at 604.4 per 100,000 residents, more than double the average for the United States as a whole (291.8). Macon ranks 14th on the list of cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 people in the population, excluding tourist destinations.

On the brighter side, the climate in Macon is generally comfortable with average highs in in the low 90s in the summer and average lows in the mid 30s in the winter. Precipitation rates are higher than the United States average, and Macon gets more days of sunshine per year on average as well.

Access to mental health services in Macon, and Bibb County as a whole, varies according to your insurance coverage and your ability to pay. The county has 17 psychiatrists practicing within its borders. For consumers who have private insurance to cover mental health services, other types of providers are available as well, including licensed clinical social workers, counselors, and therapists. These professionals generally offer services on an outpatient basis.

Uninsured clients have fewer options. Nonprofit organizations such as River Edge Behavioral Health provide counseling, assistance with finding employment, addiction treatment, and more regardless of a patient’s ability to pay or insurance status. Other organizations, like Mercer Family Therapy Center, offer care on a sliding scale based on income. For children, the Methodist Home for Children and Youth operates the Lighthouse Program. This facility accepts Medicaid, PeachState, and private insurance.

A Picture of Families in Macon

For many people, their first encounter with mental health services is related to family difficulties, especially those of a financial nature. Families living in poverty in Macon are often faced with these issues:

  • Macon, Georgia, ranks 14th on the list of cities of 50,000 residents or more with the largest number of single-parent households. Typically, a single-parent household means a single income.
  • Almost 40 percent of Macon families report spending more than 30 percent of the household income on housing.
  • About 1/3 of households in Bibb County include children under the age of 18, and 79.6 percent of the population of school children qualifies for free or reduced lunches.
  • Approximately 22 percent of residents in Bibb County report experiencing some level of food insecurity during the year, meaning that access to food is either uncertain or limited. This rate is higher than the state average and the national average.
  • Medicaid covers 27.61 percent of Bibb County’s population. This limits the individual’s choice of providers for physical and mental health care. Approximately 18 percent of the adult population of Bibb County has no health insurance coverage at all.
  • Receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits is generally an indicator of families who have difficulty accessing mental health services. This describes 21.41 percent of Bibb County residents.

The Need for Mental Health Services

According to the Community Health Needs Assessment published in 2015 by Community Commons, the following conditions are indicative of the need for mental health services in Macon and Bibb County:

  • Almost one quarter of the population of Bibb County reports feeling a lack of social and/or emotional support all or some of the time.
  • Just over 17 percent of the Medicare recipient population has been diagnosed with clinical depression.
  • The suicide rate for Bibb County is 11 per 100,000 people in the population. This exceeds the Healthy People 2020 target of less than 10.2.

If you or a loved one needs help dealing with chronic or acute mental health issues, visit the directory at E-Counseling.com. You’ll find a list of qualified professionals, along with their credentials, specializations, and level of experience. You can also read a bio and philosophy statement written by the provider, so you can choose the one that most closely fits your belief system.