Therapists in Smyrna, GA and Nearby Locations

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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....
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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...
Darleen Claire Wodzenski
Ph.D., MS, MA, MS ESE, MA CMHC, QPPE, PhD, LPC, NCC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Darleen Claire Wodzenski, MS ESE, MA CMHC, QPPE, PhD, LPC, NCC is an author, national speaker, and nationally board certified LPC clinical mental health counselor with professional experience in special education [exceptional student education],...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia, California

I’m a licensed clinical therapist And health educator in Georgia, Massachusettes, California and New Jersey. I’m ready to support you on your journey towards healing. Struggling with a chronic health issues, depression or anxiety? I’m here to...
Jen Liam
LCSW, Certified Personal Trainer
In-Person Sessions:

Atlanta, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

As a Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Personal Trainer I believe strongly in the connection between physical and emotional well being. I realize that healing comes in many forms and can be accessed through multiple avenues. I do not subscribe...
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Holly Springs, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

I help stressed anxious individuals and couples with strategies to help them feel more satisfied and at peace in their connection with themselves and their partners. If you have tried to make the changes on your own and have just been met with...
In-Person Sessions:

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...
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Stone Mountain, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

People are different – the approach to guiding them through adversity to achieve a state of well-being should be as well. The mission of The Latoria Group, is to provide a creative and innovative counseling approach that not only improves but...
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Alpharetta, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Newnan, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Education and Background Justin Boccuti is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the owner/founder of Westwind Counseling Services. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Community Counseling at Columbus State...
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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

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Joe Turner works with adults from all walks of life. Straight or gay, mainstream or alternative, spiritual or skeptic, sometimes it's good to have assistance. In a therapeutic conversation, we can find buried tangles that dull your satisfaction and...
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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Hi I'm Latisha. My mission is to help you thrive. I bring compassion, mindfulness, and no judgment to our session. My hope for you is to help you conquer challenges or heal from current or past pain. I want people, especially coparents, to be...
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Buford, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

I have been helping people change aspects of their lives to be healthier and happier for over 25 years. I love my career and the privilege to be trusted with issues people would otherwise never share, and watch them transform their thinking patterns...
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Fayetteville, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Licensed Assocoatr Marriage and Family Therapist based out of Fayetteville, Ga. Providing individual, couple, and family therapy to those who are experiencing marital/couple/family conflict, divorce, depression, anxiety, and more.
Mark D. Ackerman
Licensed Psychologist, Ph.D.
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Atlanta, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia, Florida

Virtual/video and telephone therapy appointments are available for extended hours during COVID-19 outbreak- Please e-mail: DrMark1@bellsouth.net or call office: 770-396-2206 I have expertise treating addiction, intimacy/sex disorders and various...
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Norcross, Georgia

My name is Melissa Brown and I am a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMS II).My experience includes working in various settings: Outpatient, School-Based, Crisis Stabilization, and Community Mental...
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...
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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...
Britney Turk
LPC 172, Ph.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Gainesville, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Are you looking for a breakthrough? Do you want to lower your anxiety and stress? Improve your mood and relationships? I am currently offering telemental health sessions due to the public health crisis. Call Today To Schedule Your FREE Consultation....
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Cumming, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Debbie has her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy and enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families regarding relationship issues. She also enjoys doing Pre-marital work. She has training in Gottman Level 2 (www.gottman.com) and is...

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.