Smyrna, 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:

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:

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...
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...
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Dunwoody, Georgia

Sue Tutty is a LCSW specializing in individual therapy and maintains a private practice in Dunwoody, Georgia. With 27 years of experience as a social worker and as a graduate of University of Georgia specializing as a generalist social worker she...
Jason Bussey
MA, CLC
In-Person Sessions:

Dunwoody, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Are you happy? Do you have questions that you just can’t seem to answer? Is there a feeling of disconnection or distraction? Do you feel like a spectator in your own life? These questions and many more face us all…. maybe more succinctly put...
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Dunwoody, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Dunwoody, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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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...
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Atlanta, Georgia

A solution focused therapist, specializing in anxiety and depression, here to help you fulfill your potential and desires for life, love, career, and education. I offer therapeutic counselling to get teens and adults through tough life choices and...
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Atlanta , Georgia

It is my belief that progression comes from a good client-therapist relationship, so my style is non-judgmental and collaborative. My goal is to meet you wherever you are on your path to unlock your unique strengths and empower you to reach your...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, Georgia

My name is Dr. Mesha Ellis. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist who provides individual, couple, and family treatment services. I have been practicing for over 15 years. I have co-authored several peer-reviewed...
Kendal Gerold
LPC, NCC, CAADC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Do you feel unhappy, dissatisfied, or disinterested with your life? Are you exhausted from always overthinking and worrying about things? Perhaps you don't recognize yourself anymore. Maybe things have felt hard for you for a long time, but you...

An Overview of Mental Health in Smyrna, Georgia

Smyrna, Georgia is located in Cobb County. It is found within the Atlanta Metropolitan Area and is just 10 miles northwest of Downtown Atlanta. In 2010, the population was 51,271. The estimated population in 2017 was 56,685 according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Smyrna grew a staggering 28 percent from 2000 to 2012. It is known to be one of the most populated and fastest growing cities in Georgia. As of May 2018, the Cobb unemployment rate was 3.1 percent, much lower the nationwide average of 4 percent at the same time.

While there are many benefits of living in Smyrna, the community faces some obstacles as well, particularly when it comes to mental health care. This is evident in the fact that suicide is the third leading cause of premature death in Cobb County.

Mental Health Statistics in Smyrna, Georgia

Here are some notable statistics and facts about mental health in Smyrna, Cobb County, and Georgia as a whole:

  • Suicide was the second most common cause of youth deaths in Cobb County from 2008-2012.
  • In 2012, the suicide rate in Cobb County was 9.75 percent.
  • According to a report from Mental Health America, Georgia ranks sixth out of all states in regards to mental health problems.
  • Approximately 1,500 teenagers and children in Atlanta attempted suicide in 2016.

The prevalence of mental disorders and suicides is a cause for concern for everyone.

Neglect, Abuse, and Inadequate Care in Georgia Mental Health Hospitals

Local newspaper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, conducted an investigation of suspicious deaths in state mental health facilities. This investigation covers 364 deaths that took place from 2002 to 2006. Out of those deaths, 115, or one-third, died of suspicious causes, including choking, questionable medical care, inadequate emergency treatment, and suicide.

Substance Use

Substance use disorders often occur simultaneously. According to MentalHealth.gov, there are several reasons for this:

  • Mental health issues can lead to substance use for self-medication.
  • Illicit drugs can cause users to experience symptoms of mental health disorders.
  • Substance use and mental disorders share some causes, such as genetics, brain composition, and exposure to trauma and stress.

This is noteworthy because substance use is an epidemic in Cobb County, as it is across the state and nation. Cobb County experienced a dramatic increase in deadly opioid overdoses from 2011 to 2015. It rose from 12 deaths in 2011 to 88 deaths in 2015. The prevalence of substance abuse may partially explain the mental health struggles in Smyrna.

Divorce Rate

It is vital to examine the divorce rate in Georgia and Smyrna when understanding the mental health of residents. This is because divorce can result in anxiety, depression, and substance abuse in adults. Divorce is also traumatic for children. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), divorce can increase the risk of long-term mental health problems in youth.

The divorce rate in Georgia is 11.3 percent compared to the national average of 10.9 percent. Smyrna tops both of these rates at 12.8 percent. However, Smyrna actually ranks 48th out of all Georgia cities. Cummings is number one with a staggering rate of 18.6 percent.

Obesity and Overall Health

According to the American Psychological Association, obesity and depression often occur together. These two conditions may influence and trigger one another. A whopping 58 percent of Cobb County adults are overweight or obese.

Mental Health Resources in Smyrna, Georgia

Thankfully, there are plenty of mental health resources in Smyrna and statewide. NAMI Georgia has a huge list of crisis resources for Georgia residents, from helplines to hospitals.

One great way to find a local therapist in Smyrna, Georgia is by using E-Counseling.com’s online directory. This is an easy method for locating and contacting Smyrna therapists.