Virginia McKenna
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC Verified
Athens, GA 30606
Stressed and irritable? Trouble sleeping? Depressed and lacking energy? Feeling stuck in your life and/or relationships? Grieving the loss of a loved one, relationship, way of life? Battling issues with eating and body image? Parenting problems? Women's issues? Does it seem as though you are the only one feeling this way? Do you continue to believe that things will turn around on their own? Why not give counseling a try? With Virginia you will have a non-judgmental, empathetic, and objective listener who can assist you in working through whatever problem is troubling you.
(706) 623-2610
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Athens, GA 30606
Stressed and irritable? Trouble sleeping? Depressed and lacking energy? Feeling stuck in your life and/or relationships? Grieving the loss of a loved one, relationship, way of life? Battling issues with eating and body image? Parenting problems? Women's issues? Does it seem as though you are the only one feeling this way? Do you continue to believe that things will turn around on their own? Why not give counseling a try? With Virginia you will have a non-judgmental, empathetic, and objective listener who can assist you in working through whatever problem is troubling you.
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Adrienne Shook
Counselor, MS, APC, NCC Verified
Athens, GA 30606
Offers online therapy
Are you looking for a nonjudgmental and safe place to work through challenges in life? Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, trauma, or loss? As someone that has been in counseling for guidance when life is difficult, I strive to provide that space for you. My specializations include working with sexual assault survivors, domestic violence survivors, and working with college students. I help adults work through trauma, anxiety, depression, and stress so they can thrive.
(706) 203-4094
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Athens, GA 30606
Offers online therapy
Are you looking for a nonjudgmental and safe place to work through challenges in life? Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, trauma, or loss? As someone that has been in counseling for guidance when life is difficult, I strive to provide that space for you. My specializations include working with sexual assault survivors, domestic violence survivors, and working with college students. I help adults work through trauma, anxiety, depression, and stress so they can thrive.
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Virginia Synan
NCC Verified
Athens, GA 30606
I primarily work with children and adolescents. I focus on helping them through developmental and lifestyle transitions including changing schools, family changes, parent divorce, and loss. When given the opportunity, I integrate Biblical principles into counseling to help the client make solid connections between life events, emotions, and relationships with others.
(706) 230-6412
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Athens, GA 30606
I primarily work with children and adolescents. I focus on helping them through developmental and lifestyle transitions including changing schools, family changes, parent divorce, and loss. When given the opportunity, I integrate Biblical principles into counseling to help the client make solid connections between life events, emotions, and relationships with others.
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Zoe Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW Verified
Athens, GA 30606
Offers online therapy
Greetings! Thanks for being curious enough to learn more about me and courageous enough to invest in yourself through counseling. My name is Dr. Zoe Johnson. I am a licensed clinical social worker with a Ph.D. in education. I stand with folks as they journey through life -- the evolutions, changes, transitions, and also the routine, ordinary, mundane – supporting their well-being through accessible and personalized counseling services. I help high-achieving folks overcome perfectionism, imposter syndrome, people-pleasing, and anxiety so they can cultivate & sustain the healed and healthy life that they deserve & desire.
(706) 203-4621
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Athens, GA 30606
Offers online therapy
Greetings! Thanks for being curious enough to learn more about me and courageous enough to invest in yourself through counseling. My name is Dr. Zoe Johnson. I am a licensed clinical social worker with a Ph.D. in education. I stand with folks as they journey through life -- the evolutions, changes, transitions, and also the routine, ordinary, mundane – supporting their well-being through accessible and personalized counseling services. I help high-achieving folks overcome perfectionism, imposter syndrome, people-pleasing, and anxiety so they can cultivate & sustain the healed and healthy life that they deserve & desire.
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Gay Gragson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Athens, GA 30605
Not accepting new clients
It takes courage to seek a counseling relationship--good for you for taking this first step! A compassionate, nonjudgmental therapist can help people identify and change dysfunctional patterns that are keeping them "stuck." My goal is to provide clients with a sense of safety, confidence, and hope as they explore issues that are causing distress. I work with adults using a blend of evidence-based treatment methods that help increase self-awareness, improve communication, and strengthen coping skills. Trauma, anxiety, depression, loss, chronic illness, and complicated bereavement are my particular focus.
(706) 408-4341
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Athens, GA 30605
Not accepting new clients
It takes courage to seek a counseling relationship--good for you for taking this first step! A compassionate, nonjudgmental therapist can help people identify and change dysfunctional patterns that are keeping them "stuck." My goal is to provide clients with a sense of safety, confidence, and hope as they explore issues that are causing distress. I work with adults using a blend of evidence-based treatment methods that help increase self-awareness, improve communication, and strengthen coping skills. Trauma, anxiety, depression, loss, chronic illness, and complicated bereavement are my particular focus.
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Taylor Krcek Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW Verified
Athens, GA 30606
My work is compassion centered, life-affirming, and kind. My office is a safe space to explore neurodivergence and gender/sexual identity. I provide support to adults and adolescents impacted by autism, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. My area of specialty is treatment of anxiety (including OCD) and depression co-occuring with autism or ADHD using Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
(706) 813-4265
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Athens, GA 30606
My work is compassion centered, life-affirming, and kind. My office is a safe space to explore neurodivergence and gender/sexual identity. I provide support to adults and adolescents impacted by autism, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. My area of specialty is treatment of anxiety (including OCD) and depression co-occuring with autism or ADHD using Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
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Justin Shewell
Psychologist, MSW, PsyD Verified
Athens, GA 30605
At the Georgia Center for OCD and Anxiety, our mission is to help individuals struggling with OCD and anxiety symptoms to overcome the very debilitating nature of the disorders. Our center strives to provide knowledge and skills to individuals in order to help facilitate change. Our hope is to be a consultant and encourager to those on the journey to reclaim their life. We see children and adults.Georgia Center for OCD and Anxiety fosters personal growth and relationships through proven research-based techniques in a quiet, warm, and comforting practice located in historic Athens, Georgia.
(706) 962-3904
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Athens, GA 30605
At the Georgia Center for OCD and Anxiety, our mission is to help individuals struggling with OCD and anxiety symptoms to overcome the very debilitating nature of the disorders. Our center strives to provide knowledge and skills to individuals in order to help facilitate change. Our hope is to be a consultant and encourager to those on the journey to reclaim their life. We see children and adults.Georgia Center for OCD and Anxiety fosters personal growth and relationships through proven research-based techniques in a quiet, warm, and comforting practice located in historic Athens, Georgia.
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Nile Sedgwick
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CAADC Verified
Athens, GA 30606
Offers online therapy
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
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Athens, GA 30606
Offers online therapy
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.
Billy Cottrell
Counselor, MS, APC, NCC, RYT Verified
Athens, GA 30606
Offers online therapy
**Currently accepting clients** You deserve to live your best life and to experience it in the most authentic way possible. In challenging times, what once worked may fail us, and we find ourselves needing some help finding our way. The unpredictability of life creates an underlying level of sadness or anxiety that is all at once overwhelming. I would like to help you find your way through, so that you may move closer to your authentic self, where self-compassion becomes a foundation for living.
(678) 329-9529
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Athens, GA 30606
Offers online therapy
**Currently accepting clients** You deserve to live your best life and to experience it in the most authentic way possible. In challenging times, what once worked may fail us, and we find ourselves needing some help finding our way. The unpredictability of life creates an underlying level of sadness or anxiety that is all at once overwhelming. I would like to help you find your way through, so that you may move closer to your authentic self, where self-compassion becomes a foundation for living.
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Jessica Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Athens, GA 30605
Offers online therapy
I work individuals and couples to help build better relationships and coping strategies for times of conflict and change. Having worked for several years with substance abuse groups along with anger management and family violence intervention, I have helped people of all ages to move beyond the negative self talk and low self esteem in order to be successful and thriving in their personal lives and relationships with others. I also offer EMDR to address trauma. Because I believe there is not a single way to deal with life, I like to meet my clients where they are in their own lives and help them to accomplish their personal goals.
(706) 685-6559
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Athens, GA 30605
Offers online therapy
I work individuals and couples to help build better relationships and coping strategies for times of conflict and change. Having worked for several years with substance abuse groups along with anger management and family violence intervention, I have helped people of all ages to move beyond the negative self talk and low self esteem in order to be successful and thriving in their personal lives and relationships with others. I also offer EMDR to address trauma. Because I believe there is not a single way to deal with life, I like to meet my clients where they are in their own lives and help them to accomplish their personal goals.
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Hannah Hall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC Verified
Athens, GA 30601
Offers online therapy
*****CURRENTLY ACCEPTING WAITLIST CLIENTS WITH *NO* IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY***** Do you feel unheard or unseen by those around you? Do you feel stuck and unable to move forward? Are you having trouble setting boundaries in relationships? Many of the clients I work with experience growth in these and other areas during our time together. I believe that the client-counselor relationship is a wonderful gift and treasure the opportunity to connect with others. I put great value on the privilege that my clients grant me to hear their story and walk alongside them in their personal growth journey.
(706) 995-7435
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Athens, GA 30601
Offers online therapy
*****CURRENTLY ACCEPTING WAITLIST CLIENTS WITH *NO* IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY***** Do you feel unheard or unseen by those around you? Do you feel stuck and unable to move forward? Are you having trouble setting boundaries in relationships? Many of the clients I work with experience growth in these and other areas during our time together. I believe that the client-counselor relationship is a wonderful gift and treasure the opportunity to connect with others. I put great value on the privilege that my clients grant me to hear their story and walk alongside them in their personal growth journey.
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Caty Bell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Athens, GA 30605
Offers online therapy
Just as taking the time to care for your physical health is important, so is caring for your mental health. Whether you are struggling with life changes and transitions, depression or anxiety, relationship conflicts or being overwhelmed with life - counseling can provide a space to leave negative emotions behind and move towards a more fulfilled life. I strive to create a space of healing and growth.
(706) 705-8529
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Athens, GA 30605
Offers online therapy
Just as taking the time to care for your physical health is important, so is caring for your mental health. Whether you are struggling with life changes and transitions, depression or anxiety, relationship conflicts or being overwhelmed with life - counseling can provide a space to leave negative emotions behind and move towards a more fulfilled life. I strive to create a space of healing and growth.
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Project Family, LLC is a community healthcare organization serving children, adolescents, and adults with mental health needs and substance abuse concerns. Our agency includes psychiatrists, psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs) who collaborate to provide integrative care. As a Community Provider we are approved by the state of Georgia to offer outpatient behavioral health services including Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Behavioral Health Assessments, Treatment Planning, Psychiatric Services and many others.
(762) 221-5633
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Athens, GA 30605
Project Family, LLC is a community healthcare organization serving children, adolescents, and adults with mental health needs and substance abuse concerns. Our agency includes psychiatrists, psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs) who collaborate to provide integrative care. As a Community Provider we are approved by the state of Georgia to offer outpatient behavioral health services including Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Behavioral Health Assessments, Treatment Planning, Psychiatric Services and many others.
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Best Life Therapy
Counselor, APC, NCC, MA, CAADC, EMDR Verified
Athens, GA 30607
Offers online therapy
I have had the opportunity in the last five years to work in addictions with co-occurring disorders. As a therapist, I have been blessed to support individuals in their journey to recovery and the life challenges they face. My approach compassionate, non-judgemental, and my focus is person centered and holistic to support your Best Life yet.
(706) 365-0168
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Athens, GA 30607
Offers online therapy
I have had the opportunity in the last five years to work in addictions with co-occurring disorders. As a therapist, I have been blessed to support individuals in their journey to recovery and the life challenges they face. My approach compassionate, non-judgemental, and my focus is person centered and holistic to support your Best Life yet.
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Thomas George Camp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MS, LMFT, LPC Verified
Athens, GA 30601
I work with people who are experiencing distress in relationships - such as couple, family, and work or school relationships - especially when the distress is related to disturbance of moods (anxiety or depression) or to previous traumatic experiences. Traumatic or disturbing experiences usually have a lasting effect on us and are at the root of our moods and ability to be intimate, our physical and emotional health, and our ability to live our lives with satisfaction. Healing our traumas is a freeing and rejuvenating experience that lasts the rest of our lives and promotes personal & spiritual growth.
(706) 203-2645 x211
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Athens, GA 30601
I work with people who are experiencing distress in relationships - such as couple, family, and work or school relationships - especially when the distress is related to disturbance of moods (anxiety or depression) or to previous traumatic experiences. Traumatic or disturbing experiences usually have a lasting effect on us and are at the root of our moods and ability to be intimate, our physical and emotional health, and our ability to live our lives with satisfaction. Healing our traumas is a freeing and rejuvenating experience that lasts the rest of our lives and promotes personal & spiritual growth.
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Giordana Diaz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Athens, GA 30606
My specialty is creating a safe space where clients can explore issues of concern, strengthen their resilience, and gain perspective. I welcome a wide variety of clients. My clinical practice includes people dealing with depression and anxiety, life transitions, relational challenges, grief, trauma, mood disorders, and addictions. I particularly enjoy working with couples and families with the goal of improving communication and understanding. Women's issues and the search for identity are of interest to me as well.
(706) 468-3059
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Athens, GA 30606
My specialty is creating a safe space where clients can explore issues of concern, strengthen their resilience, and gain perspective. I welcome a wide variety of clients. My clinical practice includes people dealing with depression and anxiety, life transitions, relational challenges, grief, trauma, mood disorders, and addictions. I particularly enjoy working with couples and families with the goal of improving communication and understanding. Women's issues and the search for identity are of interest to me as well.
LifeStance Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CIRT, CPCS Verified
Athens, GA 30605
Offers online therapy
We are Group of Psychotherapists who are dedicated to helping, healing, and strengthen individuals, families, and couples with their life changes and challenges.Each therapist is licensed and educated to provide an excellent level of care. The therapists at Ray of Hope Counseling Services also have additional training and hold certifications in their specialty area. Ray of Hope Counseling Services strives to help their clients meet their life changes and challenges in a comfortable and supportive environment. They take great pride in honoring the privacy and confidently of each of their clients.
(678) 726-1362 x101
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Athens, GA 30605
Offers online therapy
We are Group of Psychotherapists who are dedicated to helping, healing, and strengthen individuals, families, and couples with their life changes and challenges.Each therapist is licensed and educated to provide an excellent level of care. The therapists at Ray of Hope Counseling Services also have additional training and hold certifications in their specialty area. Ray of Hope Counseling Services strives to help their clients meet their life changes and challenges in a comfortable and supportive environment. They take great pride in honoring the privacy and confidently of each of their clients.
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Katy Janousek
Associate Professional Counselor, MS, MEd, LAPC Verified
Athens, GA 30605
Offers online therapy
Do you have sexual concerns you are nervous to discuss? Are you exploring your gender or sexual orientation? Are you in non-traditional relationship or sex-related profession? Working with a therapist who is sex-positive and LGBTQ+ affirming feels like you can finally exhale. Your gender, your body, your desires, and your sexuality are all welcome without judgement. I have over 15 years of experience in sexual health, collaborating with gynecologists, dietitians, and physical therapists to provide an integrative approach to care. Through a feminist lens we can challenge perfectionism and cultivate self-compassion.
(762) 320-4640 x202
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Athens, GA 30605
Offers online therapy
Do you have sexual concerns you are nervous to discuss? Are you exploring your gender or sexual orientation? Are you in non-traditional relationship or sex-related profession? Working with a therapist who is sex-positive and LGBTQ+ affirming feels like you can finally exhale. Your gender, your body, your desires, and your sexuality are all welcome without judgement. I have over 15 years of experience in sexual health, collaborating with gynecologists, dietitians, and physical therapists to provide an integrative approach to care. Through a feminist lens we can challenge perfectionism and cultivate self-compassion.
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Vereen Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC, CGCS, BC-TMH, CAMS , CCTP Verified
Athens, GA 30606
Offers online therapy
As a therapist, I work with you to create an atmosphere of acceptance, safety, and affirmation. I work on a holistic and collaboratively level so that parts become a whole and your life begins to move in the direction that you desire. Also, as a life coach, I work with clients who are not necessarily in crisis or a struggle but are seeking a career change or who merely want to flourish in their personal and/or professional lives.
(706) 204-5987
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Athens, GA 30606
Offers online therapy
As a therapist, I work with you to create an atmosphere of acceptance, safety, and affirmation. I work on a holistic and collaboratively level so that parts become a whole and your life begins to move in the direction that you desire. Also, as a life coach, I work with clients who are not necessarily in crisis or a struggle but are seeking a career change or who merely want to flourish in their personal and/or professional lives.
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Robert M Lomax
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Athens, GA 30606
Over-identification with a particular self or selves produces so much suffering in our lives, particularly when we can't live up to those unrealistic, idealized versions of who we think we should be. An inherent promise of the therapeutic relationship, however, is that it offers us the possibility of grace - the opportunity to be accepted and valued for the splendid mess that we are. This is why I strive in my practice to connect individuals with the "curious paradox" that Carl Rogers spoke of - namely, "when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."
(706) 556-7023 x706
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Athens, GA 30606
Over-identification with a particular self or selves produces so much suffering in our lives, particularly when we can't live up to those unrealistic, idealized versions of who we think we should be. An inherent promise of the therapeutic relationship, however, is that it offers us the possibility of grace - the opportunity to be accepted and valued for the splendid mess that we are. This is why I strive in my practice to connect individuals with the "curious paradox" that Carl Rogers spoke of - namely, "when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."

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Therapists in Athens are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Athens. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Athens

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Athens you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Athens and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Athens or family therapy in Athens.

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