Valdosta, 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....
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...
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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...
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Georgia, New Jersey

I became a social worker because I have a passion for supporting others in learning to operate at their optimal level. I am honored to have the opportunity to provide support to people during challenging times in their lives. I believe change is...
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Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Virginia, Georgia

Dr. Rees Chapman brings more than three decades of clinical training and experience (primarily in private practice) to northern Virginia, having recently relocated from the Shenandoah Valley. Over the years, he has provided a wide plethora of...
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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...
Mark D. Ackerman
Licensed Psychologist, Ph.D.
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Atlanta, Georgia

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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...
Tara Beech
LPC 172
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Dallas, Georgia

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Georgia

You’re hanging on by a thread and don’t know what else to do! You’ve explained it to your friend, coworker, spouse, parent, pastor and even doctor. They've been able to listen but haven't really had the answers you're looking for, so you...
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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...
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Duluth, Georgia

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Georgia

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and have been practicing since 2013. I am originally from Cleveland but have called Georgia home for many years. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Ohio State University Honors Program with a degree in...
Lisa Hedden
MS, APC, NCC
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Tucker, Georgia

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Georgia

Living with troubling thoughts that won't go away, feeling overwhelmed by them, and suffering fear, shame and guilt has become the norm. Ugh, why is being an adult this hard?! It’s like life is stuck on replay, just going through the motions, and...
Kendal Gerold
LPC, NCC, CAADC
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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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St. Petersburg, Florida

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Florida, Georgia

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Florida and Georgia. I received my MSW from the University of Georgia in 2013 and have been practicing as a mental health therapist since 2014. I love working with clients who are dealing with anxiety,...
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Georgia

I am available to hold video sessions via telehealth and phone during this stressful, scary, and uncertain time. "It's a privilege to be able to bear witness to someone's story when they may not have had the chance to tell it before." - Lindy...
Anna Baxter
LPC 172
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Roswell, Georgia

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Georgia

I am passionate about providing a safe space for my clients to find internal and external peace by living and loving more authentically. If you want to foster more love for yourself, boost your self-esteem, confidence, authenticity, start here. We...
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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...
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...
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Decatur, Georgia

As a licensed psychotherapist, I work primarily with adults suffering from High-Functioning Anxiety & Depression, recovering from Addiction, Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) and individuals and couples working through Relationship Challenges. I...
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Georgia

I continue to enjoy providing traditional and virtual psychotherapy to Individuals, couples, and families after 25 plus years. I am also a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. over the years I have developed skills and acquired many certifications in...
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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...
Cameron Wooten
LMFT, L.P.C
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Peachtree City, Georgia

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Georgia

Whether you are struggling with a particular issue or just can't shake the feeling that there is more to life, there is help. I provide a variety of services, including: individual, marital, and family counseling. My areas of expertise include:...
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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...
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Stone Mountain, Georgia

Dr. Mompremier has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Client Centered Therapy (CCT) approaches. Treatment is client focused and may incorporate multiple...

An Overview of Mental Health in Valdosta, Georgia

Located in southern Georgia, near the Florida border, Valdosta is a city of 56,085, as of the latest estimate, and the county seat of Lowndes County. Valdosta is known for sports, such as high school and college football and wakeboarding, and its annual Azalea Festival in honor of the flowering shrub that grows in profusion.
However, despite the fun, flowers, and festivals, Valdosta is a community that faces many serious challenges, some of which may affect mental health.

Demographic Data and Socioeconomic Profile

Approximately half of the population of Valdosta, 50.9%, is African American, while 40.2% is Caucasian. Hispanics make up 5.2% of the population. Female residents have a marked majority over male residents with 52.7% of the population. In terms of resident age, Valdosta is a fairly young city with a median of 28.2 years, compared with the median of 36.5 for the state of Georgia.
The estimated median household income in Valdosta is extremely low at $31,199, well below the median for the United States ($55,322), Georgia ($51,037), and Lowndes County ($38,915). Home values in Valdosta are also low, with a median of $124,711 compared to $166,800 statewide. On the positive side, however, the cost of living in Valdosta is lower than in the rest of Georgia by 5%.
Over one-third of Valdosta residents, 33.7%, live in poverty. This is almost three times the national poverty rate of 12.3%. African Americans are both the largest ethnic group represented in the population and the largest ethnicity living in poverty, but it is worth pointing out that the percentage of African Americans living in poverty, 58.7%, is higher than their share of the total population. Female residents aged 18 to 24 are the largest demographic living in poverty when analyzed according to age and gender.

Factors Affecting Mental Health in Valdosta, Georgia

When asked to identify the most significant public health concerns affecting the area of southern Georgia, community leaders ranked mental health at number four. Several significant factors can have an impact on mental health:

  • Physical Health: There is often an intricate relationship between physical health and mental health, and a decrease in one often correlates with a decline in the other. Lowndes County sees a high number of chlamydia diagnoses every year, and HIV and obesity are both moderately prevalent.
  • Alcohol Abuse: A behavioral health issue with the potential to affect physical health as well, excessive drinking is moderately prevalent in Lowndes County at 15.3%.
  • Education: The percentages of people in Valdosta who hold at least a high school diploma or at least a bachelor’s degree are 83.2% and 27.1%, respectively, each of which is lower than the corresponding national percentage.
  • Divorce: Of the five communities in Lowndes County, Valdosta has the second-highest divorce rate at 13.66%.
  • Crime: While the rate of violent crimes committed in Valdosta is comparable to the statewide rate, the overall crime rate in Valdosta is higher than Georgia’s by 103%. When compared to the national average, the crime index in Valdosta is consistently higher, though it has reduced and moderated somewhat over the past 10 years.

Access to Mental Health Care in Valdosta, Georgia

Several counties in southern Georgia, including Lowndes, have been designated mental health professional shortage areas by the Georgia Department of Community Health. This has been determined based on the ratio between county residents and mental health providers: the higher the ratio, the greater the shortage. The resident-to-provider ratio in Lowndes County is 720 to one. This is significantly better than nearby counties of Brooks (15,420 to one), Lanier (10,370 to one), and Clinch (6,830 to one) and slightly better than the statewide ratio of 850 residents for every one mental health provider.