Smyrna, 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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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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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....

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 than 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 regarding 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

A local newspaper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, investigated 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 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.