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:

Peachtree City, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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...
In-Person Sessions:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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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...
Lisa Hedden
MS, APC, NCC
In-Person Sessions:

Tucker, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Decatur, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Emotions can feel really overwhelming at times. When they interfere with our relationships, they become even more problematic. For some people, this happens more frequently than for others. I enjoy helping people with navigating their intense...
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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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Atlanta, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Dr. Timothy Schlairet is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY#004251), with an M.S. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University, with a concentration in Health Psychology. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a...
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

My philosophy and approach to therapy is best described by Carl Rogers - "when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." There is tremendous healing power in being seen, heard, and understood in a compassionate, nonjudgemental relationship....
Jen Liam
LCSW, Certified Personal Trainer
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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...
Jason Bussey
MA, CLC
In-Person Sessions:

Dunwoody, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

Are you happy? Do you have questions that you just can’t seem to answer? Is there a feeling of disconnection or distraction? Do you feel like a spectator in your own life? These questions and many more face us all…. maybe more succinctly put...
In-Person Sessions:

Atlanta, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

My areas of clinical focus are around men's issues and with members of the LGBTQ community. I'm committed to providing a safe and affirming environment where you can process your feelings, no matter how difficult or uncomfortable. I'm not the kind...
Rachel Dorneanu
MS, APC NCC
In-Person Sessions:

Alpharetta, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

I am a therapist in Atlanta, Georgia with offices in Alpharetta, and online for Georgia residents. I love to help individuals and couples grow and explore ways to find their best selves. A passion of mine is to help couples with effective...
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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Peachtree Corners, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

In 2003, Dr. Kovner helped to establish and create the Georgia Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (GATSA). He served on the Board of Directors for three years and is a previous member of the national Association for the Treatment of...
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Duluth, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Alex Peskin
LMFT, Ed.S.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia

There is a lot in life that can lead us to feel overwhelmed, unhappy, or even lonely. Finding a place where it can be comfortable to express and explore our feelings and needs can be so valuable. We will start with that in therapy and work toward...
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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Dunwoody, Georgia

Sue Tutty is a LCSW specializing in individual therapy and maintains a private practice in Dunwoody, Georgia. With 27 years of experience as a social worker and as a graduate of University of Georgia specializing as a generalist social worker she...

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.