Albany, Georgia Therapists

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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....
In-Person Sessions:

Hoover, Alabama

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Alabama, Georgia

A possess a doctorate degree in counseling psychology and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama and Georgia as well as a life Coach with over 20 years of mental health experience working across the life span in various treatment...
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Atlanta, 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...
Alisha Powell
LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, Ph.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado, Georgia

As a Black woman living in the United States, I wear multiple hats like many others. I grew up in a religiously conservative household and spent some of my childhood on a compound. I’ve wrestled with reconciling spirituality with the religious...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

There are certain life events that can knock you off your feet and change absolutely everything. The very thought of moving on is unimaginable. Grief & loss, trauma and challenging life transitions can leave you overwhelmed and trying to resolve...
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Norcross , Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

My philosophy and approach to therapy is to engage people to grow in the direction they choose and to face crises with courage. My approach to therapy includes building a relationship through trust, and respect and to facilitate positive action...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

As a graduate of the University of Connecticut, I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 25 years. I’ve worked with children, teens, adolescents, couples, and groups with both the chronic and community population. My style of...
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Dunwoody, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida, Georgia

Online Counseling, now serving Florida, Georgia, Rhode Island, and New Jersey. I incorporate an eclectic approach providing clients with a specialized style tailored to their individualized needs. My approaches include: Meditation & Guided Imagery,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Maureen S. Bixler, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master’s and Bachelor’s of Social Work from the University of Georgia. She has years of experience working with children, adolescents and families in both individual and group...
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Atlanta, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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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...
Bertrina Olivia West Al-Mahdi
LMHC, LPC 172, Ph.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Johns Creek, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Bettina Lyons
LMFT, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Warner Robins, Georgia

You woke up one day to realize that your spouse or partner has stopped being your best friend and now is more like a stranger or roommate. Or, maybe your teen refuses to look up from their phone and tells you everything is "fine" when it clearly...
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Colorado Springs, Colorado

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado, Georgia

A true believer in the mind-body connection, I value and utilize an integrated and holistic approach to empower individuals to take charge of their wellness, promote their greatest and highest selves, and access an authentic and meaningful existence...
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Macon, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

It is when we are faced with our greatest fears when we are in need of someone who we can trust to hear those fears and assist us with equipping ourselves with life skills/tools to overcome and conquer them. I have over 25 years of clinical...
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Atlanta, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Anna Baxter
LPC 172
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Roswell, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Smyrna, Georgia

Margaret has been in social work and ministry for over 15 years focusing on the black church, the black family and the stability of African American Mental Health in the context of faith-based trauma. Margaret's educational endeavors include a BA in...
Sara Gheesling Melito
MS, LAPC, NCC
In-Person Sessions:

Roswell, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...

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.