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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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

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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Norcross , Georgia

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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...
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Georgia

Hi I'm Latisha. My mission is to help you thrive. I bring compassion, mindfulness, and no judgment to our session. My hope for you is to help you conquer challenges or heal from current or past pain. I want people, especially coparents, to be...
Rhonda Baker
MA, LMFT
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Georgia, Florida

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Snellville, Georgia

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Georgia

Originally from Bronx, NY, I have worked with a huge demographic. I have worked as a contractor for the Army Reserve as a Youth Services Specialist responsible for Family Programming, Yellow Ribbon Re-Integration Events, Battle Weekends, etc. In...
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Loganville, Georgia

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Georgia

Nina Carter, APC, MA Nina graduated with her Master’s in Management with as specialization in Health Care in 2013. Returning to get her second Master’s in Counseling with a specialization in Substance Abuse from Indiana Wesleyan University 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...
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Alpharetta, Georgia

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Georgia, Michigan

I work with adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am relational and psycho dynamic by training. My goal is to help you process your life, your trauma, your marital or family conflict and move into a life of meaning, purpose and value.
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Cumming, Georgia

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Georgia

If you’re going to place trust in your psychologist it only seems fair that you have some basis for making that decision by knowing something about that person. I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University and my...
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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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Chamblee, Georgia

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Georgia

From a young age, I found myself engaged in conversations with adults and finding those much more interesting than the ones my peers were having. I began to notice that I was a person people came to- for advice, for comfort, and for simple presence....
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Norcross, Georgia

My name is Melissa Brown and I am a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMS II).My experience includes working in various settings: Outpatient, School-Based, Crisis Stabilization, and Community Mental...
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Gainesville, Georgia

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Georgia

With over 25 years of experience, I have an eclectic background including extensive international work. Areas of practice include working with children, teens, families, and adults from a strengths-based, positive psychology perspective. I am a...
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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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Georgia

I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Social Work in 2010 and Master's of Social Work (MSW) in 2012 from The University of Washington in Seattle, with a focus on psychotherapy, forensic social work, and trauma. Since moving...
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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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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Georgia, Colorado

I provide online therapy to make sessions work for you! It's hard to find time to take care of yourself. The stress of all the everyday things that go on - work, family, appointments, etc. When you get a moment to breathe, you feel guilty and wonder...
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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...
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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...
Shally Vaid
LPC 172, MA
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Alpharetta, Georgia

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Georgia

Shally Vaid, MA, LPC, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC006531) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC211781) in the state of Georgia. She is the founder and clinical director of Bright Path Therapy and Wellness Center. Shally holds a...
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Lawrenceville, Georgia

With Mrs. Mccoy, clients feel a sense of belonging, comfort and healing. Acknowledging her no judgment zone and allowing you the space to explore life challenges. ***Bring your concerns to work together to develop goals, coping skills and strategies...
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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...

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.