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:

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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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 view each phase of life as a process of becoming in which we continuously change as we pursue our goals and learn how to deal with the challenges that come our way. As thoughts become words and words become actions, our ability to create or modify...
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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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Atlanta, Georgia

A solution focused therapist, specializing in anxiety and depression, here to help you fulfill your potential and desires for life, love, career, and education. I offer therapeutic counselling to get teens and adults through tough life choices and...
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...
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...
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...
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Cumming, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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...
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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia, Illinois

This is a very difficult time for many individuals, couples and families. At this time our communities are being forced to practice social distancing. Our routines, habits and lives are being disrupted. If you need counseling support to manage the...
Rebecca Johnson Osei
Psy.D., MA, ABPP
In-Person Sessions:

Atlanta, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Dr. Osei is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist (ABPP) and holds an active Georgia Psychologist License (# PSY003736). After graduating summa cum laude with degrees in Psychology, English and Biology from the University of Massachusetts, Dr....
Camie Vincent
LPC, MA, LMHC
In-Person Sessions:

Roswell, Georgia

Camie Vincent, L.P.C., L.M.H.C. is a licensed psychotherapist who provides therapy to individuals, couples, children, and families who need support while dealing with life's obstacles. She assists them in increasing their level of happiness and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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...
Nicole Yaksh
MA, LAPC, NCC, CCTP, RYT-200
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Through my own experience as a client, I have come to believe in the healing qualities of the therapeutic relationship. In addition to my training, I also bring life experience which I use to try to understand your unique perspective. I work to help...
Shamika Battle
LPC-Supervisor 1
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Sugar Hill, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

When I found my passion was helping others, it created an opportunity to heal. With over 10 years of experience in working with children and families, I've learned how to help people move past their pain through a holistic approach. Over the past 10...
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Kennesaw, Georgia

Madison West is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, which she received from Pepperdine University. Madison began her career in 2008 working with parents and children in the home where she first...
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Snellville, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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...
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Duluth, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...

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.