Marietta, Georgia Therapists

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Joy Freilich
MA, LPC, LMHC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia, New York

Life can be hard. Sometimes we have difficulty communicating with our partner, boss, children, or our parents. Sometimes we have difficulty adjusting to new circumstances. At times, we may feel stuck and unsure of how to initiate change. Other times...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Dan Feldman, LPC, NCC, CCMHC is a professional counselor whose passion is empowering individuals to overcome whatever keeps them from being all that they strive to be. For Dan, the therapeutic experience begins and ends with the client relationship....
In-Person Sessions:

Marietta, Georgia

Are you ready to stop struggling to find happiness? Are you tired of falling into the same old patterns at work, in relationships, in life? I can help you uncover the roots of your "stuckness" and help you discover healthy ways to be truly happy and...
In-Person Sessions:

Maritetta, Georgia

You may be looking through these profiles and feeling more overwhelmed and stressed. To some, finding a therapist can feel hard....and scary! I get it. I’ve been there! Thus, I’ll make starting therapy as easy possible while making your...
Alex Peskin
LMFT, Ed.S.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

There is a lot in life that can lead us to feel overwhelmed, unhappy, or even lonely. Finding a place where it can be comfortable to express and explore our feelings and needs can be so valuable. We will start with that in therapy and work toward...
In-Person Sessions:

Marietta, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

In working with children, teenagers, and adults, I have found that peoples' unique qualities play a critical role in helping them acknowledge, implement, & sustain their own coping abilities. As a therapist, my mission is to help facilitate growth &...
In-Person Sessions:

Marietta, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

I am a clinical psychologist who provides assessment and counseling. I specialize in ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Learning Disabilities psychological testing for children and adults. These diagnoses present a unique set of challenges that...
Tracey R Cobb
MA, APC, CMFT, NCC
In-Person Sessions:

Marietta, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia, New Jersey

Are you feeling heartbroken, drained, hurt, tired, or unhappy? Do you find yourself struggling with unhealthy relationships and repeatedly falling for the wrong partners? Is the chaos in your work and home life so debilitating that you are ready to...
In-Person Sessions:

Smyrna, Georgia

Margaret has been in social work and ministry for over 15 years focusing on the black church, the black family and the stability of African American Mental Health in the context of faith-based trauma. Margaret's educational endeavors include a BA in...
Anne Moss
Ed.D., MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia, North Carolina

Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor who would like to help you achieve meaningful change, find balance, and feel better. I work with adults and adolescents who may be facing challenging situations regarding relationships, social issues,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and my M.Ed. in School Counseling from The University of Georgia. Prior to earning my doctorate, I worked as an elementary school counselor. I have been in private practice in the Atlanta area since 2006....
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) specializing in trauma-informed, strengths-based, and creative approaches to counseling children, adolescents, adults, and families. I aim to create a cooperative,...
In-Person Sessions:

Smyrna, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Life's challenges often times feel like impossible mountains that just keep getting higher. My goal is to empower each client to face life with bravery through an inviting and safe environment. By exploring your positive and negative thought...
Angela Davis
LPC 172
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Hello! Thank you for taking a moment to read about me. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked as a school counselor for five years. I earned my BA in Psychology and Elementary Education from Fisk University and my Masters in Community...
In-Person Sessions:

Kennesaw, Georgia

Madison West is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, which she received from Pepperdine University. Madison began her career in 2008 working with parents and children in the home where she first...
Jim Stockton
LPC 172, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Jim brings a wealth of life and professional experience to his practice. He especially has a heart for couples who struggle with establishing and maintaining deep connection in their relationship. Jim has completed all of the trainings for...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Emotional abuse. Narcissistic abuse. A toxic relationship. It happens. “Why do his hurtful words haunt me? I can’t trust him nor myself. Can I ever do anything right? He's not who I married. I should have left his ass long ago.” His...
Cheryl Francis
LPC-Supervisor 1
In-Person Sessions:

Austell, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Cheryl A. Francis, LPC, CPCS, is the owner of The Heart Matters Wellness Services LLC, a full-service counseling agency. At The Heart Matters Wellness Services, LLC, she offers compassionate, therapeutic services to individuals and families desiring...
Camie Vincent
LPC, MA, LMHC
In-Person Sessions:

Roswell, Georgia

Camie Vincent, L.P.C., L.M.H.C. is a licensed psychotherapist who provides therapy to individuals, couples, children, and families who need support while dealing with life's obstacles. She assists them in increasing their level of happiness and...
In-Person Sessions:

Roswell, Georgia

While working from a mindfulness-based cognitive theoretical orientation, Mr. Poynter incorporates a variety of techniques and interventions that reflect the teachings and disciplines from Eastern and Western Philosophies while meeting the...
Anna Baxter
LPC 172
In-Person Sessions:

Roswell, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

I am passionate about providing a safe space for my clients to find internal and external peace by living and loving more authentically. If you want to foster more love for yourself, boost your self-esteem, confidence, authenticity, start here. We...
Sara Gheesling Melito
MS, LAPC, NCC
In-Person Sessions:

Roswell, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Hey there! I absolutely love what I do and cannot wait to work together. I specialize with teenagers and adolescents in the LGBTQIA+ community, however, I also work with children using Play Therapy and adults. I believe the therapeutic relationship...
Heidi Sawyer
LPC 172
In-Person Sessions:

Roswell, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia, Texas

Heidi graduated from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida with a Master of Science in Professional Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and Texas. Prior to her focus on mental health, she obtained her undergraduate...
Lauren Brown
LPC, RPT-S
In-Person Sessions:

Roswell, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

I am Lauren Brown, Owner and Therapist at Early Connections Child & Family Counseling. I specialize in providing play therapy for children as young as 2 years old, counseling for tweens & teens, and personalized support for parents in finding...

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.

Mental Health Statistics 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.