Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Therapists

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

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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....
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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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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...
Shama Panjwani
LPC, Ph.D.
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Georgia

Shama Panjwani holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of Georgia. She...
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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...
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Cumming, Georgia

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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...
Bertrina Olivia West Al-Mahdi
LMHC, LPC 172, Ph.D.
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Johns Creek, Georgia

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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...
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Roswell, Georgia

While working from a mindfulness-based cognitive theoretical orientation, Mr. Poynter incorporates a variety of techniques and interventions that reflect the teachings and disciplines from Eastern and Western Philosophies while meeting the...
Britney Turk
LPC 172, Ph.D.
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Gainesville, Georgia

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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....
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...
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Suwanee, Georgia

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Georgia

I do not work within the confines of one theoretical perspective. My methods are eclectic and utilize interventions that range from classic to new-age models. Most importantly, I strive to find the most effective tools to provide you with the...
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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...
Heidi Sawyer
LPC 172
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Roswell, Georgia

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Georgia, Texas

Heidi graduated from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida with a Master of Science in Professional Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and Texas. Prior to her focus on mental health, she obtained her undergraduate...
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Duluth, Georgia

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Georgia

My name is Marsha Jackson, I am a Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor. I have over 4 years of experience helping adolescents, adults, and families. Utilizing a strength-based approach I assist with identifying personal strengths, build...
Lauren Brown
LPC, RPT-S
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Roswell, Georgia

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Georgia

I am Lauren Brown, Owner and Therapist at Early Connections Child & Family Counseling. I specialize in providing play therapy for children as young as 2 years old, counseling for tweens & teens, and personalized support for parents in finding...
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Dunwoody, Georgia

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Georgia

Hello! I am a first generation US born. Both my parents are from the West Indies. I understand that seeking help with mental health from a clinician isn’t always well received, but I make every attempt to create a safe space and change the...
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Dunwoody, Georgia

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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...
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Stone Mountain, Georgia

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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...
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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Suwanee, Georgia

Elizabeth Cooke is a seasoned therapist who can help you find the strengths within you and the resources around you to better handle the challenges and complications that might be overwhelming your life right now. In a very relaxed and comfortable -...
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Decatur, Georgia

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Georgia

I work alongside you to help you manage anxiety, depression, stress, and the challenges of daily living. I specialize in work with those who have experienced trauma and help clients build upon their internal resilience and strengths. I also help...
Rhonda Baker
MA, LMFT
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Georgia, Florida

Majonica Askew
LPC 172, MA
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Georgia

As a COUNSELOR and CHRISTIAN, I love helping children and adults create a life that works and look forward to the future. I BELIEVE that we all need someone to talk with who will really listen and accept us as we are, without judgment. I provide my...
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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...

Mental Health Overview and Resources in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia

Athens-Clarke County is a consolidated city-county located about 70 miles northeast of Atlanta in the state of Georgia. The U.S. Census Bureau reports its 2017 estimated population at 125,691 residents, which makes Athens the sixth largest city in Georgia. The city is also home to The University of Georgia, one of the top higher education institutions in the United States attended by 37,606 students as of Fall 2017.

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the median household income in Athens at $32,959, a number approximately $20,000 lower than the median income in both Georgia and the United States. This statistic is most likely impacted by the large student population, which may be unemployed or working low-paying, part-time jobs while attending school. Additionally, the Census Bureau reports that a staggering 35.5% of Athens-Clarke County’s residents live below the poverty line. In comparison, 14.9% of Georgia’s population and 12.3% of all United States residents fall in this category. Low income is usually a telltale sign of individuals’ inability to afford essential health care, including mental health services.

Mental Health Concerns in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia

The 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment prepared by St. Mary’s Health Care System in Athens identifies mental health and substance abuse as top community health needs in the 17 counties served by its facilities, including Clarke County. The Assessment further reports that in Clarke County alone 17.89% of the Medicare-enrolled population has been diagnosed with depression. This number is slightly higher than the percentages for both the state of Georgia and the United States. County Health Rankings and Roadmaps also reports that Clarke County residents experience on average 4.3 days of poor mental health in a month, compared to 3.1 days in the top performing counties in the U.S.

Poor mental health refers to experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or other emotional problems rather than more serious mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. This definition however does not mean that such conditions should be taken lightly as they can impact every aspect of an individual’s life just as other mental illnesses. Depression and stress can interfere with one’s performance at work or school, and can negatively affect personal relationships and overall outlook on life. In some instances such feelings can lead to other health problems, substance abuse, self harm, and even suicide. As a matter of fact, the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment identifies suicide and mental disorders caused by substance abuse as two of the top 10 causes of death among adults in Clarke County. These findings only emphasize the importance of reaching out for help for yourself or a loved one who may be experiencing mental health crisis.

Access to Mental Health Care in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia

According to County Health Rankings, the ratio of residents to mental health providers in Clarke County is 400:1. While this ratio falls a little short of the top performing counties in the United States, it is significantly better than the 830 residents to 1 provider ratio for the state of Georgia.

The Athens-Clarke County unified government refers local residents in need of mental or emotional health services to two organizations – Advantage Behavioral Health and Athens Behavioral Medicine. Advantage Behavioral Health is a Community Service Board offering care for mental illnesses, developmental disabilities and substance abuse issues to residents of Northeast Georgia. It provides counseling, therapy, substance abuse treatment, and other programs for adults, children and adolescents. Athens Behavioral Medicine offers a wide spectrum of services including psychiatric evaluations, medication management, cognitive behavioral therapy, and individual and group therapy. It can assist with conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, developmental disorders, learning disabilities, mood disorders and ADHD.

In addition to these organizations, Athens-Clarke County is also home to many private mental and behavioral health service providers. If you choose to work with one of these professionals, you should consider the following questions:

  • Do they have experience with treating patients with your condition?
  • Were they successful with treatment?
  • What feedback have past patients left online?
  • Do they accept your insurance?
  • Do they offer sliding scale fees for low income residents?
  • Do they accept new patients and have available appointments?

Our directory features some of the top counselors and therapists practicing in the Athens-Clarke County area that are able to help you or a loved one with a variety of emotional and behavioral problems on your quest to better mental health.