Therapists in Athens, GA

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Cheran Bodry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CE, SAP
Verified
Athens, GA 30606
You deserve to be your best self and I enjoy working with clients to find their best version of themselves. I look at a holistic view of the client- mind, body, emotions, stress, trauma, transitions, etc. to see what might be holding a person back and work with a client to resolve it. I am looking forward to working with you.
You deserve to be your best self and I enjoy working with clients to find their best version of themselves. I look at a holistic view of the client- mind, body, emotions, stress, trauma, transitions, etc. to see what might be holding a person back and work with a client to resolve it. I am looking forward to working with you.
(706) 873-5690 x711 View (706) 873-5690 x711
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Athens, GA 30601
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(706) 917-9012 x1 View (706) 917-9012 x1
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Marie Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC, CPCS
Verified
Athens, GA 30605  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you constantly worry or struggle with nervousness or fear? Do you spend a lot of time thinking about losing weight, picking apart your body image, or counting calories? Have you recently experienced a big life change such as a new job, graduation or big move? You aren't alone! In fact, many people share these same struggles (I have as well!).
Do you constantly worry or struggle with nervousness or fear? Do you spend a lot of time thinking about losing weight, picking apart your body image, or counting calories? Have you recently experienced a big life change such as a new job, graduation or big move? You aren't alone! In fact, many people share these same struggles (I have as well!).
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Tyler Vance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd
Athens, GA 30606
I’m a person in long term recovery. What that means to me is that I have been substance free since July 13th, 2016. My previous battles with depression, anxiety, and self-medicating turned substance use disorder gave me a perspective that has motivated a purpose within the counseling field. I believe the you must own your story, otherwise your story will own you. We will own it by looking at your past and reframing it into a more positivist perspective. The therapeutic relationship is a priority and ideally, we will become a collaborative team.
I’m a person in long term recovery. What that means to me is that I have been substance free since July 13th, 2016. My previous battles with depression, anxiety, and self-medicating turned substance use disorder gave me a perspective that has motivated a purpose within the counseling field. I believe the you must own your story, otherwise your story will own you. We will own it by looking at your past and reframing it into a more positivist perspective. The therapeutic relationship is a priority and ideally, we will become a collaborative team.
(706) 705-8320 View (706) 705-8320
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Ashley Heggins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Athens, GA 30601  (Online Only)
Hi I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Work based in Georgia. I received a Masters from Georgia State University and have been practicing for 6 years. I help black millennial women with stress and burnout and setting healthy boundaries to be come the best version of themselves.
Hi I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Work based in Georgia. I received a Masters from Georgia State University and have been practicing for 6 years. I help black millennial women with stress and burnout and setting healthy boundaries to be come the best version of themselves.
(706) 710-6432 View (706) 710-6432
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Katrice Hollins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Athens, GA 30601  (Online Only)
Katrice Hollins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 19 years of experience in the mental health field. Katrice’s clients are individuals who are feeling stuck or overwhelmed with their current life. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at the University of Maryland-College Park and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at the University of Maryland-Baltimore. Katrice believes that all humans are created equal. Regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, ability, sexuality, religion, or spiritual practice, everyone deserves to be respected, treated with dignity, and shown compassion and love.
Katrice Hollins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 19 years of experience in the mental health field. Katrice’s clients are individuals who are feeling stuck or overwhelmed with their current life. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at the University of Maryland-College Park and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at the University of Maryland-Baltimore. Katrice believes that all humans are created equal. Regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, ability, sexuality, religion, or spiritual practice, everyone deserves to be respected, treated with dignity, and shown compassion and love.
(706) 903-9340 View (706) 903-9340
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Koren Raymond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Athens, GA 30601
I have been practicing in the social work field for over 7 years. I've worked with individuals, couples, and groups. My background and training includes: couples & sex therapy, oncology/chronic illness, as well as grief and loss.
I have been practicing in the social work field for over 7 years. I've worked with individuals, couples, and groups. My background and training includes: couples & sex therapy, oncology/chronic illness, as well as grief and loss.
(706) 703-4885 View (706) 703-4885
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Haley Holt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Athens, GA 30605
Haley Holt earned her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and her Master's in Social Work degree at Valdosta State University. She completed her internship at Archbold Northside Partial Hospitalization Program, where she provided psychological services to meet a variety of presenting concerns. After finishing her degree, she worked as an inpatient therapist conducting individual, group and family therapy in a hospital setting. Haley's professional experiences also consist of working in a leadership role, with duties including supervising entry level therapists and collaborating with community service providers.
Haley Holt earned her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and her Master's in Social Work degree at Valdosta State University. She completed her internship at Archbold Northside Partial Hospitalization Program, where she provided psychological services to meet a variety of presenting concerns. After finishing her degree, she worked as an inpatient therapist conducting individual, group and family therapy in a hospital setting. Haley's professional experiences also consist of working in a leadership role, with duties including supervising entry level therapists and collaborating with community service providers.
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Hailey Garfinkel
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Athens, GA 30606
My focus is on helping your child understand and express their emotions while providing them with the tools they need to thrive. With a strength-based framework, I strongly believe understanding my clients – their strengths, interests, needs, and learning styles. Communication styles vary widely, and I acknowledge and incorporate non-speaking communication methods for those who prefer them. I am here to empower individuals to understand how their minds work and navigate the world in a way that suits them best.
My focus is on helping your child understand and express their emotions while providing them with the tools they need to thrive. With a strength-based framework, I strongly believe understanding my clients – their strengths, interests, needs, and learning styles. Communication styles vary widely, and I acknowledge and incorporate non-speaking communication methods for those who prefer them. I am here to empower individuals to understand how their minds work and navigate the world in a way that suits them best.
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Cyndy Page Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Athens, GA 30601
I have over 20 years experience as a therapist in diverse settings/ different populations. I provide individual and family therapy to children and young adults. I am interested in helping people become the best version of themselves and focusing on their strengths. My goal is to provide a safe place for self exploration, gaining insight, awareness and acceptance. I integrate theories of mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and use holistic approach to help people find balance and peace in their lives. I also have a therapy dog named Biscuit (pictures) who is sometimes in the sessions also.
I have over 20 years experience as a therapist in diverse settings/ different populations. I provide individual and family therapy to children and young adults. I am interested in helping people become the best version of themselves and focusing on their strengths. My goal is to provide a safe place for self exploration, gaining insight, awareness and acceptance. I integrate theories of mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and use holistic approach to help people find balance and peace in their lives. I also have a therapy dog named Biscuit (pictures) who is sometimes in the sessions also.
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Lisa Beth Anger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Athens, GA 30601
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a holistic approach to treatment. I have over thirty years of clinical experience. To best help my clients I make a point of keeping abreast of current and new theories, and integrate them with traditional strategies. I help individuals, couples and families negotiate through a large variety of issues and life transitions. My specializations include: anxiety, depression and bipolar disorders, grief and loss, women's issues, addiction issues, trauma, dysfunctional and toxic relationships, and navigating through stage of life issues.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a holistic approach to treatment. I have over thirty years of clinical experience. To best help my clients I make a point of keeping abreast of current and new theories, and integrate them with traditional strategies. I help individuals, couples and families negotiate through a large variety of issues and life transitions. My specializations include: anxiety, depression and bipolar disorders, grief and loss, women's issues, addiction issues, trauma, dysfunctional and toxic relationships, and navigating through stage of life issues.
(706) 862-8093 View (706) 862-8093
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Nile Sedgwick
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CAADC
Verified
Athens, GA 30606
I provide psychotherapy in the Athens area, specializing in treating symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and substance use. I also have extensive experience working with the LGBTQ community and with clients on the spectrum. Clients range from adolescent to adult.
I provide psychotherapy in the Athens area, specializing in treating symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and substance use. I also have extensive experience working with the LGBTQ community and with clients on the spectrum. Clients range from adolescent to adult.
(912) 244-9424 View (912) 244-9424
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Chris Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Athens, GA 30606
People often seek counseling when they are grappling with overwhelming emotions, stress, or a sense of uncertainty about the future. My goal is to create a relaxed, comfortable, “come as you are” space that is free of judgment to talk through whatever obstacles are impacting your life. My approach is client-centered and focuses on relationships to empower you to take steps toward the healing and growth that you desire. I trust you to be the expert in your life as we walk together toward achieving your goals. In my work, I use a blend of techniques from IFS, CBT, DBT, and mindfulness to best meet your needs.
People often seek counseling when they are grappling with overwhelming emotions, stress, or a sense of uncertainty about the future. My goal is to create a relaxed, comfortable, “come as you are” space that is free of judgment to talk through whatever obstacles are impacting your life. My approach is client-centered and focuses on relationships to empower you to take steps toward the healing and growth that you desire. I trust you to be the expert in your life as we walk together toward achieving your goals. In my work, I use a blend of techniques from IFS, CBT, DBT, and mindfulness to best meet your needs.
(678) 903-1636 View (678) 903-1636
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Dr. Karen Ruth Larson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Athens, GA 30605  (Online Only)
As therapist I am committed to address life's challenges of transition and transformation, to enrich each client's ability to think creatively and responsibly about one's own life, and to support the client's vision for change. My goal: to assist the process of self-awareness and clarity; to rename and reconfigure what is significant; and to facilitate the process of creating new solutions of meaning. I perceive life as improvisatory art, more than a linear goal, and I seek to facilitate the client's integration of diverse emotions and experiences into a radiant whole.
As therapist I am committed to address life's challenges of transition and transformation, to enrich each client's ability to think creatively and responsibly about one's own life, and to support the client's vision for change. My goal: to assist the process of self-awareness and clarity; to rename and reconfigure what is significant; and to facilitate the process of creating new solutions of meaning. I perceive life as improvisatory art, more than a linear goal, and I seek to facilitate the client's integration of diverse emotions and experiences into a radiant whole.
(770) 389-8100 View (770) 389-8100
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Sarah Thurman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30606
To the deep thinkers and feelers out there, it sure can feel lonely. Why are relationships so hard? Why don’t people seem to understand how hard you are trying, how much you care? Why does it feel like everyone else has the playbook to life and somehow you didn’t get your copy? Why does it feel like the world is asking you to be smaller, have less personality, be less intelligent, to be more simple? ​
To the deep thinkers and feelers out there, it sure can feel lonely. Why are relationships so hard? Why don’t people seem to understand how hard you are trying, how much you care? Why does it feel like everyone else has the playbook to life and somehow you didn’t get your copy? Why does it feel like the world is asking you to be smaller, have less personality, be less intelligent, to be more simple? ​
(706) 487-3998 View (706) 487-3998
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Lauren M Liverman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Athens, GA 30607  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
"Life is so stressful right now - I wish I had a safe, emotionally-neutral space to process it all!" Does this sound like you? Hi there, I'm Lauren. I'm a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years of experience helping people navigate difficult life challenges, including illness, grief, caregiving issues, and how they impact you and your relationships. I partner with my clients and explore how the various aspects of their lives intersect - including work, relationships, and their physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Some life challenges are unavoidable - let's talk about how you can navigate them better.
"Life is so stressful right now - I wish I had a safe, emotionally-neutral space to process it all!" Does this sound like you? Hi there, I'm Lauren. I'm a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years of experience helping people navigate difficult life challenges, including illness, grief, caregiving issues, and how they impact you and your relationships. I partner with my clients and explore how the various aspects of their lives intersect - including work, relationships, and their physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Some life challenges are unavoidable - let's talk about how you can navigate them better.
(706) 670-2536 View (706) 670-2536
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Ellie Mental Health Athens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Athens, GA 30606
Ellie Mental Health in Athens, Georgia isn’t your average therapy clinic. We’ve created a comfy, judgment-free zone where you can be authentic, get real about where you’re at in your mental health, and receive the compassionate care you deserve. We strive to break down treatment barriers and provide you with customized counseling services that meet your therapy needs.
Ellie Mental Health in Athens, Georgia isn’t your average therapy clinic. We’ve created a comfy, judgment-free zone where you can be authentic, get real about where you’re at in your mental health, and receive the compassionate care you deserve. We strive to break down treatment barriers and provide you with customized counseling services that meet your therapy needs.
(706) 981-9489 View (706) 981-9489
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Alissa Darnell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30606
As a therapist, I have had the opportunity to provide support and encouragement to people as they face life challenges, and I have assisted them in their journeys toward growth and wellness. My approach is warm, compassionate, and genuine, and my focus is holistic, allowing all aspects of your wellness to be addressed. It is important to me to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment so you feel comfortable while working through your areas of concern. Through counseling and education, my passion is to empower you to be the best version of yourself.
As a therapist, I have had the opportunity to provide support and encouragement to people as they face life challenges, and I have assisted them in their journeys toward growth and wellness. My approach is warm, compassionate, and genuine, and my focus is holistic, allowing all aspects of your wellness to be addressed. It is important to me to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment so you feel comfortable while working through your areas of concern. Through counseling and education, my passion is to empower you to be the best version of yourself.
(770) 691-1146 View (770) 691-1146
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Keisha Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Athens, GA 30601  (Online Only)
Keisha Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia with over 15 years of experience as a therapist. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Francis Marion University in Florence, SC and her Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA. She also earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Keller University.
Keisha Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia with over 15 years of experience as a therapist. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Francis Marion University in Florence, SC and her Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA. She also earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Keller University.
(706) 873-2908 View (706) 873-2908
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Ellen Pauloski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Athens, GA 30606
Life can often feel messy and chaotic. My passion is to help bring order out of chaos to facilitate growth and peace. Many of my clients present with concerns related to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stressful life transitions and circumstances, perinatal mental health concerns, or they report feeling a little “off” and are seeking help to feel more like themselves again. I work best with clients who are engaged and motivated to see changes in their lives, and I have a great love for coming alongside people to help them move towards becoming the best version of themselves.
Life can often feel messy and chaotic. My passion is to help bring order out of chaos to facilitate growth and peace. Many of my clients present with concerns related to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stressful life transitions and circumstances, perinatal mental health concerns, or they report feeling a little “off” and are seeking help to feel more like themselves again. I work best with clients who are engaged and motivated to see changes in their lives, and I have a great love for coming alongside people to help them move towards becoming the best version of themselves.
(706) 510-0245 View (706) 510-0245

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Number of Therapists in Athens, GA

300+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Athens, GA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
83% Depression
70% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
65% Trauma and PTSD
64% Relationship Issues
58% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
76% Cigna and Evernorth
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Athens, GA see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Athens?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.