Albany, Georgia Therapists

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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...
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

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....
Jen Liam
LCSW, Certified Personal Trainer
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Atlanta, Georgia

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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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Georgia

I specialize in helping men transform their relationships, careers and friendships. Many of my clients work with technology or see the Internet as a major part of their lives. In my private practice I also coach and counsel parents whose children...
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Buford, Georgia

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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...
Michelle Shlafman
MS, LAPC, DCEP
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Tucker, Georgia

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Georgia

Michelle Shlafman has a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Stetson University. She is a Psychotherapist practicing under the supervision of Laurie Patrice, LPC, BCPC, CPCS. Michelle has a solid foundational background in...
Martha M Giddings
LCSW, Ph.D.
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Georgia

I have been working with individuals and families for many years. I received my Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Georgia (UGA), and then I spent several years in the North Georgia mountains working with children, adults and...
Anne Moss
Ed.D., MA
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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,...
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Valdosta, Georgia

Ansley Maurer, LMSW completed her Master’s degree in Social Work from Valdosta State University and has been practicing as a licensed master of social work since 2014. Her professional career began in New York City where she worked with high risk...
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Georgia

My journey took me down several paths before I realized my love of connecting with others and building relationships was the common thread weaving all of my jobs together. I took a leap of faith and turned my passion into a career that I am both...
Rebecca Johnson Osei
Psy.D., MA, ABPP
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Georgia

Dr. Osei is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist (ABPP) and holds an active Georgia Psychologist License (# PSY003736). After graduating summa cum laude with degrees in Psychology, English and Biology from the University of Massachusetts, Dr....
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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...
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...
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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Newnan, Georgia

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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...
Jim Stockton
LPC 172, MA
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Georgia

Jim brings a wealth of life and professional experience to his practice. He especially has a heart for couples who struggle with establishing and maintaining deep connection in their relationship. Jim has completed all of the trainings for...
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...
Darleen Claire Wodzenski
Ph.D., MS, MA, MS ESE, MA CMHC, QPPE, PhD, LPC, NCC
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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],...
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Georgia

I commend you for taking the first step in creating a life that you love. So many of us are in the midst of experiencing life challenges that cause us pain. These challenges take many forms – family issues, health concerns, loneliness, financial...
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Georgia

I received a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Georgia State University. Specialties include providing support for anxiety/depression, substance use recovery, identity development,...
Sara Gheesling Melito
MS, LAPC, NCC
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Roswell, Georgia

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Georgia

Hey there! I absolutely love what I do and cannot wait to work together. I specialize with teenagers and adolescents in the LGBTQIA+ community, however, I also work with children using Play Therapy and adults. I believe the therapeutic relationship...
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Texas, Georgia

I am a licensed psychologist who is ready to assist you on an insightful journey of rediscovery! I specialize in treating everyday people dealing with everyday problems; no stigma involved. My specialties of stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and...
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Smyrna, Georgia

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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...

An Overview of Mental Health in Albany, Georgia

Albany is a small town in southwest Georgia. The population of 73,179 has experienced tremendous changes over the years. This city by the Flint River was once known for its cotton fields, pecan trees and peanut crops but over time the city has been influenced by meat processing, manufacturing and a Marine Corps Logistics Base. The city is also known for its activism against the Jim Crow system, and its achievements are commemorated in the Albany Civil Rights Institute.

The city is home to Albany State University, Albany Technical College and Darton State College. Top employers in the city, in addition to the universities, include Integra Business Alternatives, MillerCoors, Procter and Gamble Paper Products and Walmart.

Albany can be a difficult place to live. Here are some of the challenges that residents in the area may have to face.

  • Poverty: 2% of Albany residents live in poverty, a rate that is higher than that of the surrounding county, state and country. When there isn’t much money, mental health needs are often overlooked.
  • Crime: Albany makes the top ten of most violent cities in Georgia. It also ranks in the top 50 worst cities in the US on a number of measures. Higher crime rates can often lead to unique mental health challenges for victims and the overall community.
  • Chronic Illness: A community health needs assessment (CHNA) identified chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease as a main concern in the Dougherty County region, with obesity being one identifiable risk factor. In addition to physical challenges, individuals who are sick or caregiving for a friend or family member may face mental health issues.
  • Shrinking Population: The population in Albany has been declining, likely due to the lack of economic opportunities. Unfortunately, this perpetuates the cycle of a lower tax base leading to less investment in education and health care services.
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction: The CHNA also identified addiction as a top concern for the population in the area. Those struggling with addiction could also benefit from mental health support as they pursue sobriety.
  • “Fragile Families”: According to statistics in the CHNA, many children in southwest Georgia live in a non-stable family environment which often increases the need for behavioral health support.

Mental Health Resources in Albany

Georgia, unfortunately, has high prevalence of mental illness and low access to care. Even with a difficult state backdrop, there are resources available in Albany. A diverse range of male and female counselors serve residents in the area.

The counselors have earned qualifications such as licensed professional counselor, certified clinical trauma professional, master addiction counselor, national certified counselor, licensed clinical social worker and licensed marriage and family counselor.

No matter their background, these counselors will work with you to design a care plan that meets your needs and goals. They can be trusted to provide the understanding care you need. These therapists draw from different modalities in their work including the following forms of therapy.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Techniques
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

They have helped clients cope with and recover from many challenging situations including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress, sexual trauma, low self-esteem, grief and loss, major life changes, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management and career difficulties.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Albany

Given the poverty trends in Albany, many residents likely face financial obstacles to obtaining care. Similarly, the 21.5% of the population who doesn’t have health insurance may find also find it difficult to access the care they need. Stigma is another reason that keeps individuals from seeking help, despite the evolving national conversation around mental health.

When there are financial or other challenges impeding care, it can be good to start with free help lines and support groups offered by community groups and non-profits. These organizations may also offer counseling on a sliding scale basis. You could also investigate new forms of therapy, such as text- and video-based options, which can help address the affordability and stigma issues.

Find a Therapist in Albany

We recognize that it can be difficult to find a care provider in Albany, so we have put together a directory of counselors at E-Counseling. In reviewing this list, you’re sure to find a therapist who can meet your unique needs and help you process whatever challenging situation or season you are facing.