Smyrna, 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:

Cumming, Georgia

I am an assessment psychologist who specializes is pyschological testing. Formal evaluation has been a core part of my education and training and it is the service where I can bring my talents and experience to provide the best care for my clients....
Jen Liam
LCSW, Certified Personal Trainer
In-Person Sessions:

Atlanta, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Hi! I’m Dr. Reynolds, a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY#003947). I work with couples and individual adult clients who are working towards creating less stressful and more meaningful lives for themselves. Many people enter my office feeling...
Nadine Hill
LPC, MS, NCC
In-Person Sessions:

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...
Darleen Claire Wodzenski
Ph.D., MS, MA, MS ESE, MA CMHC, QPPE, PhD, LPC, NCC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Gainesville, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) specializing in trauma-informed, strengths-based, and creative approaches to counseling children, adolescents, adults, and families. I aim to create a cooperative,...
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Atlanta, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

As human beings, we often find ourselves wanting more freedom, or perhaps wanting more purpose in our lives, or craving a sense of inner peace. Other times, we find ourselves caught up in difficult and challenging relationships in our personal lives...
Britney Turk
LPC 172, Ph.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Gainesville, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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....
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Buford, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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Marietta, Georgia

Are you ready to stop struggling to find happiness? Are you tired of falling into the same old patterns at work, in relationships, in life? I can help you uncover the roots of your "stuckness" and help you discover healthy ways to be truly happy and...
Shally Vaid
LPC 172, MA
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Alpharetta, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Fayetteville, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Licensed Assocoatr Marriage and Family Therapist based out of Fayetteville, Ga. Providing individual, couple, and family therapy to those who are experiencing marital/couple/family conflict, divorce, depression, anxiety, and more.
Richard Hamilton
LPC-Supervisor 1
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Richard Hamilton is a licensed professional counselor with over twenty years of experience treating youth, adults, and families in outpatient, in home, and residential settings. He has over fifteen years of supervisory experience providing guidance...
Shama Panjwani
LPC, Ph.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Anna Baxter
LPC 172
In-Person Sessions:

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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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...
Laurie Newcomb
L.P.C, MA
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Cumming, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

My goal for each therapy session is to respect the client, allow them to be heard, appreciate where they are coming from, and help guide them through their struggles or issues. My approach to therapy is to utilize an integrative approach with...
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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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Marietta, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

I am a clinical psychologist who provides assessment and counseling. I specialize in ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Learning Disabilities psychological testing for children and adults. These diagnoses present a unique set of challenges that...
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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 -...

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.