Savannah, Georgia Therapists

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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....
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Georgia

Katie Hevesi is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor (APC, NCC ) specializing in the treatment of individuals with eating disorders, disordered eating, body image concerns, depression and anxiety, and...
Emily Ferrara
LPC, Ph.D., MA
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Georgia

Life is anything but Simple. Simplify Life provides excellent service in a few key areas of counseling, primarily for anxiety and depression, as these are at the root of many other issues addressed in counseling. Let our team of licensed...
Joy Freilich
MA, LPC, LMHC
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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...
Shama Panjwani
LPC, Ph.D.
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Georgia

Shama Panjwani holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of Georgia. She...
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Cartersville, Georgia

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Georgia

I am a Christian Counselor specializing in working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), domestic violence, and trauma. As a survivor of CSA, I am able to relate to my client's pain with compassion and understanding. I am also a Sex...
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Alpharetta, Georgia

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Georgia

Dr. Timothy Schlairet is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY#004251), with an M.S. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University, with a concentration in Health Psychology. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a...
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Cumming, Georgia

I am an assessment psychologist who specializes is pyschological testing. Formal evaluation has been a core part of my education and training and it is the service where I can bring my talents and experience to provide the best care for my clients....
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Georgia

My areas of clinical focus are around men's issues and with members of the LGBTQ community. I'm committed to providing a safe and affirming environment where you can process your feelings, no matter how difficult or uncomfortable. I'm not the kind...
Bertrina Olivia West Al-Mahdi
LMHC, LPC 172, Ph.D.
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Johns Creek, Georgia

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Georgia

Dr. West is a Licensed International Psychologist, Coach, and Consultant. She specializes in the area of systematic trauma, regulating emotional distress, helping individuals reach their personal and professional goals, minority and race-based...
Maria Soler
MS, MA
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Georgia

Maria G. Soler earned her degree in Psychology in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1992. She also obtained a graduate diploma in Personality, Emotional, and Eating Disorders at the University of Valencia, Spain. In the USA, Maria got her Master of Arts...
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Dunwoody, Georgia

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Georgia

Hello! I am a first generation US born. Both my parents are from the West Indies. I understand that seeking help with mental health from a clinician isn’t always well received, but I make every attempt to create a safe space and change the...
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Georgia

I understand choosing a therapist is a very personal decision. Every person is unique, but we all have the capacity to heal so long as we have the desire. We will create a treatment plan that honors you and supports your needs and desires. I have...
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Georgia

Allison Parris Owen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been licensed in Georgia since 2008 and credentialed as a Registered Play Therapist since 2013. She attended The University of Georgia, Athens and received a BSFCS degree in...
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Georgia, North Carolina

Montinique is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering Integrative Therapeutic Services to adults and couples. Her approach to therapy is aimed to uncover the the motivations for certain behaviors. She uses mindfulness and solution focused...
Nadine Hill
LPC, MS, NCC
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Sharpsburg, Georgia

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Georgia

You are about to make history by improving your quality of life and I am humbled and honored to facilitate your personal evolution. My practice is a no judgement zone providing professional, respectful, and advanced psychotherapy. In a safe and...
Shamika Battle
LPC-Supervisor 1
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Sugar Hill, Georgia

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Georgia

When I found my passion was helping others, it created an opportunity to heal. With over 10 years of experience in working with children and families, I've learned how to help people move past their pain through a holistic approach. Over the past 10...
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Georgia, Florida

I have always had a passion for supporting others through struggles in their lives. I am particularly interested in assisting people in developing and maintaining healthy relationships as I believe that our relationships with others is the key to...
Alex Peskin
LMFT, Ed.S.
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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...
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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...
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Loganville, Georgia

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Georgia

Nina Carter, APC, MA Nina graduated with her Master’s in Management with as specialization in Health Care in 2013. Returning to get her second Master’s in Counseling with a specialization in Substance Abuse from Indiana Wesleyan University in...
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Georgia

I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Social Work in 2010 and Master's of Social Work (MSW) in 2012 from The University of Washington in Seattle, with a focus on psychotherapy, forensic social work, and trauma. Since moving...
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Dunwoody, Georgia

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Georgia

the first step in improving your mental well-being. When working with an individual, I understand that life can be a very turbulent experience, full of unexpected twists, turns, and difficulties. However, it does not have to be negative. I am a firm...
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Georgia

My philosophy and approach to therapy is best described by Carl Rogers - "when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." There is tremendous healing power in being seen, heard, and understood in a compassionate, nonjudgemental relationship....

Mental health 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 patients who required emergency treatment in 2016 were not able to see a psychiatrist at the point of contact with many patients languishing in the 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 were three recorded suicides at Savannah College of Art & Design with students petitioning for improvements, such as more counselors 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 in 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 were available at Reed House, a non-profit clubhouse that unfortunately had to close its doors in the Autumn of 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.