Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Smyrna, Georgia

Find a therapist in Smyrna, Georgia that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Smyrna to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Haley Reed

M.Ed.,LPC,NCC
6 years experience
Hey there! I am Board Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 6 years of direct experience. I've worked with clients of all ages and across diverse backgrounds. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and dialectical-behavioral foundations with a holistic approach. I often use worksheets, journaling, and expressive art to help clients tap into their inner selves and find ways to relax in a busy, demanding world. Most recently, I worked on a university campus, helping traditional and... Read More
Hey there! I am Board Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 6 years of direct experience. I've worked with clients of all ages and across diverse backgrounds. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and dialectical-behavioral foundations with a holistic approach. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

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

Laura Lowery

LCSW
12 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience providing therapy to families, individual and groups. I am certified in CBT-D ( Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression), CBT-I ( Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia) CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), IBCT (Integrated Behavioral Couples Therapy ) as well as CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy) along with a plethora of theoretical approaches. My therapy style is engaging clients while displaying empathy, respect and a genuine... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience providing therapy to families, individual and groups. I am certified in CBT-D ( Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression), CBT-I ( Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia) CBT (Cognitive... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:12 years

F. Darnell Blocker

LPC
9 years experience
My name is Darnell Blocker and I am Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been working as a therapist for 9 years and been in private practice for the previous 5 years. I strive for empowering you. My area of expertise is strengthening communication skills, self-esteem, & anger management for individuals, couples, & families. Now what is my approach to therapy, you ask? I don’t mind sharing with you. My approach is always to empower, encourage, and... Read More
My name is Darnell Blocker and I am Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been working as a therapist for 9 years and been in private practice for the previous 5 years. I strive for empowering you. My area of expertise... 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

Catreshia C Brundage

Ed.S.,LCSW
19 years experience
Hello and welcome! My name is Catreshia. I am here to support you on this journey that you have chosen to help yourself. I am a licensed social worker with 9 years experience as a licensed master social worker and 10 years experience as a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Georgia. I also have 20 years of experience as a certified school social worker in the state of Georgia. My... Read More
Hello and welcome! My name is Catreshia. I am here to support you on this journey that you have chosen to help yourself. I am a licensed social worker with 9 years experience as a licensed master social worker... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:19 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

Allison Wallace

LCSW,MFT
7 years experience
Greetings! My name is Allison and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the state of Georgia and a Licensed Independent Social Worker for the state of Ohio. I have obtained a bachelors degree in Social Work from Johnson C. Smith University, a masters degree in social work from Georgia State University and a masters degree in family therapy from Mercer University. I have over 6 years of clinical experience in providing trauma-informed... Read More
Greetings! My name is Allison and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the state of Georgia and a Licensed Independent Social Worker for the state of Ohio. I have obtained a bachelors degree in Social Work from Johnson... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Breanna Savage

LPC
12 years experience
Welcome! My name is Breanna and I am a licensed professional counselor in Georgia with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including residential, partial care, outpatient, and in-home. Although that seems like a mouthful, it simply means that I have experience working with a broad range and severity of clinical issues. I have the most experience working with anxiety, depression, family/relationship... Read More
Welcome! My name is Breanna and I am a licensed professional counselor in Georgia with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including residential, partial care, outpatient, and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:12 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

Margaret Conley

LCSW
18 years experience
Margaret’s focus is working with people of color and offering methods for individuals to engage in emotional wellness for self and for the greater community. Read More
Margaret’s focus is working with people of color and offering methods for individuals to engage in emotional wellness for self and for the greater community. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

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.

An Overview of Mental Health 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.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Smyrna, Georgia

Access to mental health care is a major problem in Smyrna and Cobb County. For one, there are only 181 physicians per 100,000 Cobb residents, which is lower than the statewide rate. There are also just 131 mental health care providers per 100,000 Smyrna residents. An estimated 17.1 percent of Smyrna residents lack health coverage. This makes it difficult for those with mental health concerns to pursue treatment.

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.