Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Savannah, Georgia

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

Jared Campbell

LCSW
4 years experience
I have counseled privately since 1988 and in clinical practice since 2015. He works with a variety of behavioral and mental health needs including: Anxiety & Depression Mood & Personality Disorders Relationship / Communication need Dissociation & Trauma-Related issues Special cases & Intensive Outpatient Care Read More
I have counseled privately since 1988 and in clinical practice since 2015. He works with a variety of behavioral and mental health needs including: Anxiety & Depression Mood & Personality Disorders Relationship / Communication need Dissociation & Trauma-Related issues Special cases & Intensive Outpatient Care Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Overview of Mental healthcare in Savannah Georgia

Situated in Chatham County, with a population of approximately 146,444 Savannah Georgia is an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport.  As well as its large veteran population, an estimated 4000 people sleep rough in homeless camps around the outskirts of the city. Georgia’s mental health services have come under fire in recent years. Of the 51,000 patient’s who required emergency treatment in 2016 was not able to see a psychiatrist at the point of contact with many patients languishing in ER while waiting for spaces at facilities to become available.  It isn’t just the veteran and homeless population suffering due to the lack of mental health care provisions, in 2018 there have been three recorded suicides at Savannah College of Art & Design with students petitioning for improvements, such as more councilors and shorter waiting periods.

Mental health resources in Savannah Georgia.

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Centre runs an outpatient clinic situated at the Hunter Army Air Field. The clinic provides mental health services to Savanah’s large veteran population. Emergency psychiatric treatment is available at the Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah which is run by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. (GRHS) As well as emergency treatment, the state-funded facility provides care to mentally ill adults and individuals living with developmental disabilities. In the past, ongoing mental health care and support was available at Reed House, a non-profit clubhouse which unfortunately had to close its doors in Autumn 2018 due to state legislature not including the clubhouse in Medicaid or Medicare programs. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) oversaw the clubhouse, similar programs in other areas of the country were proven to reduce the need for hospitals or other medical services.

Impact of socio-economic factors.

Since the financial crisis, Savannah has seen several homeless camps spring up around the outskirts of the city. Although The Salvation Army and the Union Mission provide homeless shelters, many of Savannah’s homeless choose to stay in homeless encampments dotted around the outskirts of the city. Many of the camp’s inhabitants self-medicate with drugs and alcohol; there are also high levels of violence and sexual assaults. Homeless people experience much higher levels of schizophrenia, reduced functioning, and bipolar disorder compared with the rest of the population, with many lacking Medicaid.  Savannah is also home to a large veteran population, many of whom served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. According to statistics from The American Medical Association, 56% of veterans have 2 or more distinct mental health diagnoses. The most common diagnosis among veterans is PTSD and anxiety disorder which often results in alcohol and substance abuse.  Adjustment disorder is also prevalent among veterans. Adjustment disorder is a group of symptoms such as stress, feeling sad or hopeless as well as physical symptoms.  The disorder is considered a short term non-psychotic mental illness and it can occur after extreme changes in one’s circumstances, such as adjusting to civilian life after leaving the military.

Environmental impact on mental health

The sub-tropical environment of Savannah, Georgia can have a profound effect on the mental health of its inhabitants. Despite a lack of definitive answers on heat and humidity and its impact on Mental Health; a study conducted by PLUS ONE found that per every one-unit increase in temperature and vapor pressure, there was an increase in the occurrence of high or very high distress by 0.2%. Of the 267,151 residents surveyed, 8% received treatment for depression or anxiety during unusually long spells. The study also found that heightened temperature and vapor pressure increased the likelihood of residents reporting high or very high distress levels. (Ning Ding, 2016) A similar 2018 study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, uncovered a link between hot, humid weather and an increase in Transient mental disorders and episodic mood disorders. There was also evidence to suggest that drug-related mental disorders increased with temperatures above 20 ◦C.

Difficulties of finding a counselor in Savannah Georgia

Homelessness and acute psychiatric disorders are often avoidable when those affected gain early access to mental health services. In the case of Savannah, Georgia short-term mental health problems brought on by environment or circumstance can be much more devastating when the appropriate support systems are not in place. Anyone affected by a minor mental health problem should seek appropriate talking therapy immediately as failure to do so could have far-reaching consequences. One of the quickest and easiest ways to find a counselor is to go online. E-counselling simplifies the process by providing a directory of counselors in your area, listing their specialties, skills, and experience.