Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Athens, Georgia 30605
"Deciding to seek therapy is one of the most important decisions a person can make. It is also one of the hardest. People are sometimes hesitant to come to counseling because they fear they will be misunderstood, judged or simply not heard. They believe therapy isn’t “for me” and therefore think there is no hope for change. I’m here to change that mindset. "
(762) 221-5417
Verified
Athens, Georgia 30605
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"Deciding to seek therapy is one of the most important decisions a person can make. It is also one of the hardest. People are sometimes hesitant to come to counseling because they fear they will be misunderstood, judged or simply not heard. They believe therapy isn’t “for me” and therefore think there is no hope for change. I’m here to change that mindset. "
Teresa Cipriana Ruiz, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Athens, Georgia 30605
"Feelings of depression, fear, anxiety, confusion, anger, grief, trauma, and other struggles beset us all at times. I believe creating an environment where everyone can feel safe and heard is vital, and in cultivating a therapeutic alliance to be alongside individuals as a nonjudgmental support in their journey to wholeness and independence. I utilize an eclectic and integrated approach to the whole person with empathy and compassion, while also asking challenging questions to explore ideas and guide discovery in the process of helping you to arrive at your own destination."
(706) 250-4213
Verified
Athens, Georgia 30605
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"Feelings of depression, fear, anxiety, confusion, anger, grief, trauma, and other struggles beset us all at times. I believe creating an environment where everyone can feel safe and heard is vital, and in cultivating a therapeutic alliance to be alongside individuals as a nonjudgmental support in their journey to wholeness and independence. I utilize an eclectic and integrated approach to the whole person with empathy and compassion, while also asking challenging questions to explore ideas and guide discovery in the process of helping you to arrive at your own destination."
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Athens, Georgia 30605
"I have been a licensed marriage and family therapist for 30 years. I directed the Family Therapy Doctoral program at UGA for 18 years where I trained and supervised doctoral students. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families. I am also trained in family mediation, Erickson hypnosis and have taught (and practiced) meditation for over 30 years. I am also active in the Financial Therapy Association. "
(762) 252-6784
Verified
Athens, Georgia 30605
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"I have been a licensed marriage and family therapist for 30 years. I directed the Family Therapy Doctoral program at UGA for 18 years where I trained and supervised doctoral students. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families. I am also trained in family mediation, Erickson hypnosis and have taught (and practiced) meditation for over 30 years. I am also active in the Financial Therapy Association. "
J. Kip Matthews, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified by Psychology Today
Athens, Georgia 30606
"I am a licensed psychologist who focuses on the treatment of stress and relationship concerns. I place particular emphasis on valuing the strengths and diversity that each person brings to the counseling process. My therapeutic interventions are aimed at helping the individual to become more empowered through greater awareness and by helping her/him to have a greater sense of their own identity. It is my hope that counseling will facilitate life-long changes which will promote resilience and enhance abilities to cope with future life challenges."
(706) 751-9983
Verified
Athens, Georgia 30606
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"I am a licensed psychologist who focuses on the treatment of stress and relationship concerns. I place particular emphasis on valuing the strengths and diversity that each person brings to the counseling process. My therapeutic interventions are aimed at helping the individual to become more empowered through greater awareness and by helping her/him to have a greater sense of their own identity. It is my hope that counseling will facilitate life-long changes which will promote resilience and enhance abilities to cope with future life challenges."
Patricia A Mann, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Athens, Georgia 30605
"Many people are struggling with emotional, family, and spiritual disturbances. I offer a combination of the latest in Mental Health Counseling and 20 years experience in Biblical Counseling which creates a holistic approach to client's needs. The client's benefit from counseling with both spiritual and natural therapeutic practices."
(706) 550-9201
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Athens, Georgia 30605
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"Many people are struggling with emotional, family, and spiritual disturbances. I offer a combination of the latest in Mental Health Counseling and 20 years experience in Biblical Counseling which creates a holistic approach to client's needs. The client's benefit from counseling with both spiritual and natural therapeutic practices."
Leslie Holliday Ring, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Athens, Georgia 30605
"What makes today different? It is different because something happened that made you decide: Today I really need to do something about my life. I need to talk to somebody. Hi! I’m Dr. Leslie Ring. Some clients come to see me because the bottom just fell out of their lives, a betrayal discovered, the death of a loved one, an illness, or a different painful setback. For others, they just don’t want to keep living like this anymore. They (who doesn't?) have trouble communicating and setting limits with sleep, alcohol, or even TV, and time on their phones."
(762) 221-5393
Verified
Athens, Georgia 30605
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"What makes today different? It is different because something happened that made you decide: Today I really need to do something about my life. I need to talk to somebody. Hi! I’m Dr. Leslie Ring. Some clients come to see me because the bottom just fell out of their lives, a betrayal discovered, the death of a loved one, an illness, or a different painful setback. For others, they just don’t want to keep living like this anymore. They (who doesn't?) have trouble communicating and setting limits with sleep, alcohol, or even TV, and time on their phones."
Paul Gallant, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LMFT
Athens, Georgia 30601
"Welcome. I provide counseling to Children, Adolescents, Couples, Families and Adults. I specialize in working with people to overcome Worry, Anxiety, Fears, Depression, Hopelessness, and Loss. I meet with couples to get rid of Relationship Struggles. Children and adolescents come to my office to eliminate Bad Habits. I join with families to undermine Conflicts and strengthen parent/child relationships. I work with adults toward healing from the effects of Trauma, and the influences of Physical or Mental Illness."
(407) 278-7314
Athens, Georgia 30601
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"Welcome. I provide counseling to Children, Adolescents, Couples, Families and Adults. I specialize in working with people to overcome Worry, Anxiety, Fears, Depression, Hopelessness, and Loss. I meet with couples to get rid of Relationship Struggles. Children and adolescents come to my office to eliminate Bad Habits. I join with families to undermine Conflicts and strengthen parent/child relationships. I work with adults toward healing from the effects of Trauma, and the influences of Physical or Mental Illness."
Awareness To Wellness Counseling - Melinda D. Hawley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Athens, Georgia 30606
"***New client waiting list in effect.*** My counseling approach is informed by deep respect for individuals and their strengths. I can help you to effectively face challenges that arise during transitions and periods of high stress. We collaborate to help you to move forward on your path to self-growth and change. Clients find relief from anxiety, obsessive thinking, compulsive behavior, interpersonal stress, career change, depression and "feeling stuck." Specialties include trauma/PTSD, stress reduction, couple/partner interaction and communication, and family-of-origin issues (including families affected by substance abuse)."
(706) 256-8269
Verified
Athens, Georgia 30606
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"***New client waiting list in effect.*** My counseling approach is informed by deep respect for individuals and their strengths. I can help you to effectively face challenges that arise during transitions and periods of high stress. We collaborate to help you to move forward on your path to self-growth and change. Clients find relief from anxiety, obsessive thinking, compulsive behavior, interpersonal stress, career change, depression and "feeling stuck." Specialties include trauma/PTSD, stress reduction, couple/partner interaction and communication, and family-of-origin issues (including families affected by substance abuse)."
Kate Woods, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Athens, Georgia 30606
"Are you feeling overwhelmed by life? Are you struggling with worry, guilt, shame or sadness or having trouble adjusting to a major transition? Whether you simply want to feel happier and healthier and better about yourself, or are so down that you are struggling with the most basic daily tasks, I can help. I want to provide you with a comfortable, warm and non-judgmental environment to address life's challenges. I enjoy working with people with a wide range of problems, especially mood and anxiety disorders."
Verified
Athens, Georgia 30606
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"Are you feeling overwhelmed by life? Are you struggling with worry, guilt, shame or sadness or having trouble adjusting to a major transition? Whether you simply want to feel happier and healthier and better about yourself, or are so down that you are struggling with the most basic daily tasks, I can help. I want to provide you with a comfortable, warm and non-judgmental environment to address life's challenges. I enjoy working with people with a wide range of problems, especially mood and anxiety disorders."
Kate Agel, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LAPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Athens, Georgia 30606
"If you are seeking counseling, you may have noticed patterns in your life keeping you from the direction you would like to go. These patterns could include constant judgments of yourself and others, lashing out even at those to whom you are close, or shutting down when things get hard. You might be trying to make sense of challenging relationships, in the middle of an unforeseen transition, or just starting to process traumas from your past. Being in this place can feel isolating and overwhelming, and I would like to help."
(706) 850-7041
Verified
Athens, Georgia 30606
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"If you are seeking counseling, you may have noticed patterns in your life keeping you from the direction you would like to go. These patterns could include constant judgments of yourself and others, lashing out even at those to whom you are close, or shutting down when things get hard. You might be trying to make sense of challenging relationships, in the middle of an unforeseen transition, or just starting to process traumas from your past. Being in this place can feel isolating and overwhelming, and I would like to help."
Carey K Parrott, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC, CCS, ICAADC, CPS-AD
Verified by Psychology Today
Athens, Georgia 30601
"As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Master Addictions Counselor, I am passionate and dedicated to helping individuals, families and communities that are struggling to recover from alcohol and other drugs. I also work diligently to assist individuals and families with addressing related issues in social, emotional, occupational, and mental health functioning. I will work with you to move forward in life and achieve your goal of being free of active addiction regardless of the past factors that have negatively impacted your life."
(706) 214-2498
Verified
Athens, Georgia 30601
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"As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Master Addictions Counselor, I am passionate and dedicated to helping individuals, families and communities that are struggling to recover from alcohol and other drugs. I also work diligently to assist individuals and families with addressing related issues in social, emotional, occupational, and mental health functioning. I will work with you to move forward in life and achieve your goal of being free of active addiction regardless of the past factors that have negatively impacted your life."
Don Burroughs, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Athens, Georgia 30605
"Life is always "whelming" when it becomes "overwhelming" it might be time to reach out for help. I'm skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced at helping people overcome life's challenges. Life is also full of inevitable transitions-going away to college, changing careers/jobs, moving, loss of a spouse or parent, becoming an empty-nester, becoming a caregiver for a parent to name a few. If your feelings, thinking or actions are impairing you and/or hurting others you care about please give me a call. I work effectively with both individuals and couples. My approach to counseling is based in Cognitive and Mindfulness strategies. "
(706) 438-4148
Verified
Athens, Georgia 30605
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"Life is always "whelming" when it becomes "overwhelming" it might be time to reach out for help. I'm skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced at helping people overcome life's challenges. Life is also full of inevitable transitions-going away to college, changing careers/jobs, moving, loss of a spouse or parent, becoming an empty-nester, becoming a caregiver for a parent to name a few. If your feelings, thinking or actions are impairing you and/or hurting others you care about please give me a call. I work effectively with both individuals and couples. My approach to counseling is based in Cognitive and Mindfulness strategies. "
Dianne Grove, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CPCS
Verified by Psychology Today
Athens, Georgia 30606
"If someone took time to listen deeply to you, what do you think would be said? If you could settle your mind, listen to your body, and open your heart, what do you think might happen? If you are looking for a place to explore thoughts, feelings, questions, and the paradoxes of life, you can find that kind of place here. I offer sincere presence, warm companionship and practical guidance through the desert and wilderness of modern life. For over 22 years, I have worked with individuals and couples navigating the deep waters of uncertainty, transition and transformation."
(706) 715-5227
Verified
Athens, Georgia 30606
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"If someone took time to listen deeply to you, what do you think would be said? If you could settle your mind, listen to your body, and open your heart, what do you think might happen? If you are looking for a place to explore thoughts, feelings, questions, and the paradoxes of life, you can find that kind of place here. I offer sincere presence, warm companionship and practical guidance through the desert and wilderness of modern life. For over 22 years, I have worked with individuals and couples navigating the deep waters of uncertainty, transition and transformation."
Robert M Lomax, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Athens, Georgia 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
Verified
Athens, Georgia 30606
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"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.""
Oasis Counseling Center LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified by Psychology Today
Athens, Georgia 30605
"Are you looking for a safe place to work through life's challenges? Are you feeling overwhelmed by depression, anxiety, grief, or other difficulties? I believe you will find me easy to talk with, empathetic, and non-judgmental. I collaborate with clients by providing support, tools, and resources as they progress towards their goals. I have a strong background in trauma and a unique understanding of the difficulties trauma survivors and their families endure. I am happy to chat with you before we schedule an appointment to make sure counseling with me or another Oasis counselor is right for you."
(706) 229-6571
Verified
Athens, Georgia 30605
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"Are you looking for a safe place to work through life's challenges? Are you feeling overwhelmed by depression, anxiety, grief, or other difficulties? I believe you will find me easy to talk with, empathetic, and non-judgmental. I collaborate with clients by providing support, tools, and resources as they progress towards their goals. I have a strong background in trauma and a unique understanding of the difficulties trauma survivors and their families endure. I am happy to chat with you before we schedule an appointment to make sure counseling with me or another Oasis counselor is right for you."
Anastasia Shewell, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Athens, Georgia 30605
"At the Georgia Center for OCD & Anxiety, we believe in providing clients a tranquil, reassuring, and welcoming practice to ease the uneasiness of coming to therapy. We do this with a friendly staff and cordial therapists who make sure you are comfortable when you visit us, which in turn provides a basis for facilitating your personal growth or rejuvenating relationships."
(706) 610-0850
Verified
Athens, Georgia 30605
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"At the Georgia Center for OCD & Anxiety, we believe in providing clients a tranquil, reassuring, and welcoming practice to ease the uneasiness of coming to therapy. We do this with a friendly staff and cordial therapists who make sure you are comfortable when you visit us, which in turn provides a basis for facilitating your personal growth or rejuvenating relationships."
Kelly Simonson, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Athens, Georgia 30605
"On the spectrum of therapists from all head to all heart, I'm right in the middle. Warm, authentic, caring but also challenging. I will act as an objective mirror to your life and encourage you so that what you want, need, believe in and value is actually how you are living--in essence, you are not just talking the talk, you are walking your walk. I am an objective person in your life that will help you see other perspectives, explore the pros/cons of decisions, and ultimately learn what is important to you while offering skills and support to get it."
(706) 550-9826
Verified
Athens, Georgia 30605
"On the spectrum of therapists from all head to all heart, I'm right in the middle. Warm, authentic, caring but also challenging. I will act as an objective mirror to your life and encourage you so that what you want, need, believe in and value is actually how you are living--in essence, you are not just talking the talk, you are walking your walk. I am an objective person in your life that will help you see other perspectives, explore the pros/cons of decisions, and ultimately learn what is important to you while offering skills and support to get it."
SEP Therapy- S. Emily Parker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Athens, Georgia 30606
"Finding the right therapist can seem daunting, but I'm hear to make the first steps easier. If you are looking to reach your emotional goals, looking for support as you grieve, or looking to plan for the future, I might be the right therapist for you. I am an LMSW in the Athens area who works with individuals coping with everyday life, partners looking to work on their relationship, people looking to do life planning, and those who have experienced loss. I provide one on one support that will help you process your experiences, find healing, and grow. "
(762) 583-8826
Verified
Athens, Georgia 30606
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"Finding the right therapist can seem daunting, but I'm hear to make the first steps easier. If you are looking to reach your emotional goals, looking for support as you grieve, or looking to plan for the future, I might be the right therapist for you. I am an LMSW in the Athens area who works with individuals coping with everyday life, partners looking to work on their relationship, people looking to do life planning, and those who have experienced loss. I provide one on one support that will help you process your experiences, find healing, and grow. "
Balanced Behavioral Counseling Services, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MAC, CAMSII
Verified by Psychology Today
Athens, Georgia 30605
"Many people today face complex problems related to employment, money, tragedy, mental and physical health, relationships, habits and addictions. The inability to cope with these added pressure and stresses of life sometimes interferes with our desire to be happy and live a satisfying life. While some may be able to make the needed adjustments on their own, others may need professional guidance to get their life back on track. "
(762) 583-9650
Verified
Athens, Georgia 30605
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"Many people today face complex problems related to employment, money, tragedy, mental and physical health, relationships, habits and addictions. The inability to cope with these added pressure and stresses of life sometimes interferes with our desire to be happy and live a satisfying life. While some may be able to make the needed adjustments on their own, others may need professional guidance to get their life back on track. "
Stephine W. Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADCII
Verified by Psychology Today
Athens, Georgia 30606
"I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker w/ rich experience working w/ individuals & families w/ Co-occurring Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders. I discovered my calling while visiting my sister in the hospital after she was burned in an car accident. The therapist who prepared us to support her on her journey of healing was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. That positive experience taught us how to support her & my family. For that reason, I believe one of the most important aspects of therapy, is the client & therapist relationship. Anxiety and Depression are an area I enjoy working with. If that’s you give me a call!"
(762) 221-5502
Verified
Athens, Georgia 30606
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"I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker w/ rich experience working w/ individuals & families w/ Co-occurring Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders. I discovered my calling while visiting my sister in the hospital after she was burned in an car accident. The therapist who prepared us to support her on her journey of healing was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. That positive experience taught us how to support her & my family. For that reason, I believe one of the most important aspects of therapy, is the client & therapist relationship. Anxiety and Depression are an area I enjoy working with. If that’s you give me a call!"

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