Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Marietta, Georgia

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

Alex Peskin

LMFT, Ed.S.
9 years experience
Alex is a therapist who works primarily with couples and adults to develop healthy relationships and emotional understanding. He is trained in EFT, an attachment-based approach to couples therapy. Read More
Alex is a therapist who works primarily with couples and adults to develop healthy relationships and emotional understanding. He is trained in EFT, an attachment-based approach to couples therapy. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Kristina Murr

LPC, MS
11 years experience
You want to feel better, have more motivation, and stop trying to just “get through” the day. You want to stop being so hard on yourself. Or maybe you are tired of putting everyone else before yourself and are ready to explore how to practice better self-care instead of being last on your list. I... Read More
You want to feel better, have more motivation, and stop trying to just “get through” the day. You want to stop being so hard on yourself. Or maybe you are tired of putting everyone else before yourself and are ready to explore how to practice better self-care instead of being last on your list. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Terri Abraham

LPC
21 years experience
Terri Abraham is a native of Atlanta, GA. She has 25+ years experience, working w/medical clinics, hospitals, mental health centers, domestic violence shelters. She is now CEO of Marietta West Cobb Counseling Ctr where she continues to work with individual and families. Her goal is to help you achieve your goals! Read More
Terri Abraham is a native of Atlanta, GA. She has 25+ years experience, working w/medical clinics, hospitals, mental health centers, domestic violence shelters. She is now CEO of Marietta West Cobb Counseling Ctr where she continues to work with individual and families. Her goal is to help you achieve your goals! Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 21 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Marietta, Georgia

Considered a suburb of Atlanta, Marietta is the county seat of Cobb County, Georgia, as well as its largest city. Its population is estimated at approximately 60,000. A number of fires in the 1850s nearly destroyed the entire city, yet it recovered and has existed for nearly two centuries since that time, showing a growth in population of 2.2 percent since the year 2000.

Demographic Data and Socioeconomic Profile

In terms of resident age, Marietta is a relatively young city, with a median of 34.4 compared with 36.5 for the state of Georgia. Female residents outnumber males only slightly, 51.7 percent and 48.3 percent, respectively. Less than half the population of Marietta (46.9 percent) identifies as white, while approximately one-third identify as black (30.5 percent), and 16.4 percent identify as Hispanic.

As of 2016, the median household income of Marietta was $48,154 per year, less than Georgia’s median of $51,037 and the United States’ median of $55,322. Marietta also has an exceptionally high poverty rate. At the same time, however, home values in Marietta are high, with a median of $254,709 compared with $166,800 in Georgia as a whole.

An Overview of Mental Health in Marietta

A study in 2013 found that respondents in Cobb County reported 2.9 poor mental health days out of 30 for the preceding month. This was higher than the national benchmark of 2.3 poor mental health days out of 30.

Drug abuse is one of the primary mental health concerns in Cobb County and Georgia as a whole. In fact, of the states in the nation with the most prescription opioid deaths, Georgia ranks eleventh. For the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical area, of which Marietta is a part, 8.3 percent of people aged 12 and older have a substance use disorder, which is higher than the statewide percentage of 7.6 percent. A larger percentage of the people in the statistical area use illicit drugs than statewide, 14.8 percent compared with 14 percent.

When further broken down by type of drug, fewer people in the Atlanta MSA (4.3 percent) use prescription-type pain relievers for nonmedical/recreational purposes, compared with 4.5 statewide, but marijuana use is more prevalent compared with Georgia as a whole: 11.6 percent and 10.1 percent, respectively.

Other Factors Affecting Mental Health in Marietta

Residents of Marietta face other challenges in regard to mental health:

  • Poverty: While the poverty rate for the United States is 12.3 percent, the rate in Marietta is much higher at 19.9 percent. The number of Hispanic people living in poverty is disproportionately high; they account for 23.4 percent of the population living in poverty despite only making up 16.4 percent of the population as a whole.
  • Crime: While the overall crime rate in Marietta has seen a decline over the past six or seven years, it has remained persistently higher than crime rates in comparable cities. The rate of homicides has seen a dramatic decrease from 7 in 2015 to 1 in 2016. More recent statistics are not available. When it comes to other violent crimes, the number of assaults has decreased dramatically, while rapes saw a slight uptick in 2016 following a four-year decline.
  • Physical Health: Cobb County has relatively high rates of obesity as well as chlamydia and HIV diagnoses.

Access to Care in Marietta

When it comes to access to mental health care, resources, and insurance coverage, Georgia ranks 47th out of 50 states in the nation despite 2.3 million people in the state living with mental illness. The caseload is more than current facilities can handle, and many of the people most in need of help do not have access due to being uninsured.

As is often the case when there is a shortage of mental health providers, many people in need do not receive treatment until they are in crisis or have a run-in with the law. There is a 1 in 5 chance that an individual in Georgia with a serious mental illness will not end up in a hospital but a prison.

The situation is similar in Cobb County specifically, where there are 3,150 residents for every one mental health provider. Nearly a quarter of people under age 65 (24.6 percent) lack health insurance coverage. At least one Cobb County hospital ranked mental health as a high priority in its 2013 community health needs assessment specifically because of the problems caused by lack of access to care.