“Is past trauma taking over your life? Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed by intense levels of distress?" Within 2–7 sessions, negative images, sensations and symptoms can be reduced allowing you to obtain immediate relief from the silent suffering you’ve been enduring. You’ll be treated professionally with compassion and empathy on your journey to wellbeing.
Jessalyn Palmer has a keen interest in helping you through the challenges and opportunities of life through a compassionate, and non-threatening process. She believes mental wellness is just as important as physical health. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Georgia and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) who has 15 years of experience working with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from LaGrange College in 2003 and received her Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University in 2005.
Many clients struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, substance abuse, and relational conflicts. The goal for all of my clients to become a healthier and more functional version of themselves. Therapy is an investment in yourself to improve life skills, manage the stress that life brings, and have healthier interpersonal relationships.
Life's emotional challenges can sometimes interfere with our ability to maintain a productive and fulfilling life. It can be difficult and frightening to reach out for help. But you have already shown strength and courage by taking the first step towards a healthy and balanced life. With a focus on strengths rather than weakness, I am motivated to help clients recognize how their past experiences are connected with their current concerns. I am passionate about helping individuals heal from their traumatic experiences. Trauma hides in plain sight and disguises itself in many forms.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life or emotions? Are you seeking a safe non-judgmental place to share what you are going through? Are you experiencing major life changes and feel like you need some extra support? Do you feel like you are trapped in patterns and are ready for a change? If so, I am here to help you on your healing journey. You do not have to do it alone.
My ideal client is anyone who is ready and willing to invest themselves into changes which lead to decreased distress, increased functionality, and higher quality of life. Someone who has been experiencing debilitating anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, relationship issues, and/or internet addiction would fall into my scope of practice. These clients might be wanting and needing coping skills, help letting go of unhealthy behavior patterns and anxiety, new ways of thinking as well as some help overcoming fears or obsessions that lead to compulsions and distress.
Seeking therapy is a courageous step on your path of self awareness and growth. You may be feeling sad, worried, or simply stuck. You might not be enjoying life as you used to, or feel a loss of connection in your relationship or marriage. We all face different challenges at different times in our lives, but no matter what the issues are, we all have an intrinsic need to feel truly heard and understood. Through the process of therapy you will explore, learn, grow, and reconnect with your higher self while learning the skills you need to cope with your current challenges.
I specialize in working with children and teenagers. Just like many of us, our youth have been greatly affected by the pandemic. Difficult emotions like anxiety, depression and despair have increased drastically as our kids are experiencing changing environments with school, feeling cut off from peers and having worries about their ever changing future. I also work with adults with similar concerns; sometimes we just need someone to talk to and help us make sense of things. We are better able to face the unknown together.
An Atlanta native, Emily earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to that, Emily received her undergraduate degree in psychology and nonprofit studies from Auburn University. Emily specializes in working with individual adults and teens. She has extensive experience working with young adults and college students having difficulty with anxiety, depression, life stage transitions (moving, graduation or career change), suicidal thoughts, self-esteem, relationship concerns, and dating.
I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and specialize in working with individuals throughout the entire lifespan. My modalities include CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Play Therapy, Strength Based Counseling and Mindfulness Approach to work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and trauma. I am passionate about connecting with clients on an emotional and empathic level to building strong, lasting relationships with them. I hold a Master’s of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bradley University. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from University of Georgia.
I am a skilled and practiced therapist with over 30 years of clinical experience. I love to work with older teens, adults and couples. I am a certified EMDR therapist; which is an excellent therapy for the treatment of PTSD, trauma and letting go of the past. I am a certified clinical hypnotherapist, and use this approach for a variety of problematic behaviors, such as: anxiety, habit disorders, or to increase confidence and self esteem. I am also trained in ERP (exposure response prevention) which is the "gold standard" for anxiety disorders and OCD and I am well versed in the Enneagram as a personality analysis and tool.
I HELP COUPLES ARGUE LESS AND MAKE LOVE MORE!! Stop tossing and turning at night. Everything will be okay. You deserve love and happiness. That's exactly what we will work together towards achieving. Working in the field of relationships for over a decade, I am dedicated to coaching you down your path of happiness and fulfillment by way of expertise, experience & a direct but strength focused approach. I exceed in helping couples who are on the brink of breaking up to reconnect, regain trust, and redefine their relationship to one of pure & continuous happiness all in the privacy and comforts of your own home!
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CPCS, RPT-S
Children, teens and families are our passion and describe our ideal clientele. Your parenting instincts tell you something has changed with your child. You wonder is it something with school, friends, or a stressor that you have no idea about. Perhaps, your family unit has gone through major change or loss. Your desire is to have your child be back to their best self. You've tried everything you can think of in your parenting arsenal; long talks, together time, consequences and for some reason the issue is still there. As parents we don't always have all the answers and it is ok to reach out for help!
While active listening is an important skill for a therapist, listening can only go so far. Our practice belief is that we actually help you help yourself make the necessary changes in your life by giving you techniques, tools, skills, and guidance to achieve your goals. You'll almost always walk out of a session with a new technique or two that you can go home and start using immediately. Our practice has highly trained therapists, are personable, and we're ready to give you the skills and techniques you need to create change.
Justin White is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia who has three years experience partnering with children, adolescents, and adults seeking help with anxiety, trauma, depression, relationship issues, and life transitions. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern Adventist University and with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
My goal is to help each client rediscover their own internal power. I believe everyone has the private strength to change and lead a life of wellness. Seeking help is scary and I try to create a space that feels safe. Safety supports individual’s vulnerability and work toward healing. I work with my clients collaboratively to establish coping techniques and identify counseling goals. I would love to walk alongside you on your journey toward wellness and healing. "We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already." - J.K. Rowling
Paramount to treatment is often selecting the right provider. My approach to treatment involves building trust while encouraging open and honest dialogue in a safe environment. Over my 30 year career, I have provided individual, group, and family counseling to children, adolescents, and adults in private, public, and academic settings. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am trained to treat a myriad of life challenges including, but not limited to, relationship challenges, mood disorders, anxiety disorders including PTSD, and behavioral difficulties.
We’ve been hearing for years from clients about how their previous therapist was a good listener, but they didn’t feel like they made much progress. While active listening is an important skill for a therapist, listening can only go so far. We believe what sets us apart from many other therapists is the fact we actually help you help yourself make the necessary changes in your life by giving you techniques, tools, skills, and guidance to achieve your goals. You’ll almost always walk out of a session with a new technique or two that you can go home and start using immediately.
Is your child struggling with behavior problems, depression, anxiety, attention issues, anger management or just plain getting along with others? Are you feeling like your parenting is no longer working? You are about to take that important and scary first step in reaching out for help, and I would be honored to guide you on this journey.
Infidelity ocurrs in many marriages. You may discover your partner has had an affair, or many affairs, and now you are experiencing the devastation this creates. Feeling pain and anger are expected. Allowing both you and your partner to express what you are both feeling and thinking is vital to the healing process. I will help you through this. Looking at yourself and your marriage can provide valuable insight into why infidelity happened. Some marriages survive and become great, some do not. The self awareness you will gain from this process is life changing.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Alpharetta are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Alpharetta then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Alpharetta, or Child Psychologists in Alpharetta.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Alpharetta psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Alpharetta specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.