Smyrna, 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...
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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....
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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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...
Jim Stockton
LPC 172, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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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...
Lizbeth Diaz Yabuku
MA, NCC, LPC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Liz is an experienced mental health counselor who has been serving the emotional, behavioral, and social needs of families in the Atlanta area for over 10 years. She is the Clinical Director at SPRIGS Counseling Collaborative where she leads 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...
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...
Nadine Hill
LPC, MS, NCC
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Sharpsburg, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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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...
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...
Majonica Askew
LPC 172, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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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...
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Atlanta, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

I have been a practicing Licensed Professional Counseling for 15 years, both in an institutional setting and private practice. My clients' concerns have included Depression, Anxiety, Mood disorders, Life Transitions and Women's Issues. My ideal...
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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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Peachtree City, Georgia

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Georgia

Allison is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Richmont Graduate University and is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC). She is an Atlanta native and the mother of two adult children and step-mother to two bonus school-age...
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...
Kendal Gerold
LPC, NCC, CAADC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Emotional abuse. Narcissistic abuse. A toxic relationship. It happens. “Why do his hurtful words haunt me? I can’t trust him nor myself. Can I ever do anything right? He's not who I married. I should have left his ass long ago.” His...
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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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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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

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...

An Overview of Mental Health in Smyrna, Georgia

Smyrna, Georgia is located in Cobb County. It is found within the Atlanta Metropolitan Area and is just 10 miles northwest of Downtown Atlanta. In 2010, the population was 51,271. The estimated population in 2017 was 56,685 according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Smyrna grew a staggering 28 percent from 2000 to 2012. It is known to be one of the most populated and fastest growing cities in Georgia. As of May 2018, the Cobb unemployment rate was 3.1 percent, much lower the nationwide average of 4 percent at the same time.

While there are many benefits of living in Smyrna, the community faces some obstacles as well, particularly when it comes to mental health care. This is evident in the fact that suicide is the third leading cause of premature death in Cobb County.

Mental Health Statistics in Smyrna, Georgia

Here are some notable statistics and facts about mental health in Smyrna, Cobb County, and Georgia as a whole:

  • Suicide was the second most common cause of youth deaths in Cobb County from 2008-2012.
  • In 2012, the suicide rate in Cobb County was 9.75 percent.
  • According to a report from Mental Health America, Georgia ranks sixth out of all states in regards to mental health problems.
  • Approximately 1,500 teenagers and children in Atlanta attempted suicide in 2016.

The prevalence of mental disorders and suicides is a cause for concern for everyone.

Neglect, Abuse, and Inadequate Care in Georgia Mental Health Hospitals

Local newspaper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, conducted an investigation of suspicious deaths in state mental health facilities. This investigation covers 364 deaths that took place from 2002 to 2006. Out of those deaths, 115, or one-third, died of suspicious causes, including choking, questionable medical care, inadequate emergency treatment, and suicide.

Substance Use

Substance use disorders often occur simultaneously. According to MentalHealth.gov, there are several reasons for this:

  • Mental health issues can lead to substance use for self-medication.
  • Illicit drugs can cause users to experience symptoms of mental health disorders.
  • Substance use and mental disorders share some causes, such as genetics, brain composition, and exposure to trauma and stress.

This is noteworthy because substance use is an epidemic in Cobb County, as it is across the state and nation. Cobb County experienced a dramatic increase in deadly opioid overdoses from 2011 to 2015. It rose from 12 deaths in 2011 to 88 deaths in 2015. The prevalence of substance abuse may partially explain the mental health struggles in Smyrna.

Divorce Rate

It is vital to examine the divorce rate in Georgia and Smyrna when understanding the mental health of residents. This is because divorce can result in anxiety, depression, and substance abuse in adults. Divorce is also traumatic for children. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), divorce can increase the risk of long-term mental health problems in youth.

The divorce rate in Georgia is 11.3 percent compared to the national average of 10.9 percent. Smyrna tops both of these rates at 12.8 percent. However, Smyrna actually ranks 48th out of all Georgia cities. Cummings is number one with a staggering rate of 18.6 percent.

Obesity and Overall Health

According to the American Psychological Association, obesity and depression often occur together. These two conditions may influence and trigger one another. A whopping 58 percent of Cobb County adults are overweight or obese.

Mental Health Resources in Smyrna, Georgia

Thankfully, there are plenty of mental health resources in Smyrna and statewide. NAMI Georgia has a huge list of crisis resources for Georgia residents, from helplines to hospitals.

One great way to find a local therapist in Smyrna, Georgia is by using E-Counseling.com’s online directory. This is an easy method for locating and contacting Smyrna therapists.