Suicidal Ideation Therapists in Atlanta, GA

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Elizabeth Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience. I specialize in the treatment of suicidal behavior/thoughts, depression, anxiety, self-injury, PTSD, social anxiety, and mood dysregulation. I provide Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in individual therapy and lead coping skills groups. In addition to offering DBT to children and adolescents, I am an experienced and trained play therapist. I am open to clients who have experienced hospitalization, difficulty finding a therapist who can help resolve challenging issues or whose problems have persisted over time.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience. I specialize in the treatment of suicidal behavior/thoughts, depression, anxiety, self-injury, PTSD, social anxiety, and mood dysregulation. I provide Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in individual therapy and lead coping skills groups. In addition to offering DBT to children and adolescents, I am an experienced and trained play therapist. I am open to clients who have experienced hospitalization, difficulty finding a therapist who can help resolve challenging issues or whose problems have persisted over time.
(404) 800-9877 View (404) 800-9877
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Tamekia Meko Howard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, ICAADC, MAC, DOT-SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30326  (Online Only)
With over 20 years of experience, I have served in abuse, behavioral, correctional, domestic violence, grief and loss, suicide loss, and trauma settings.
Thank you for taking time to review my profile. I am licensed to address severe, persistent and general mental health needs in Georgia. I hold international, national and dual local board approved advanced drug and alcohol certifications. I am a Qualified DOT-SAP. As the primary therapist and owner of Mind Elevation Keys for Overcomers, my services focus on aiding individuals, couples, and families in overcoming the effects of abuse, chemical addiction, domestic violence, mental illness, and trauma. I offer tele-mental health services (video conferencing, instant messaging, email, and telephone). Eves/Weekends are available
With over 20 years of experience, I have served in abuse, behavioral, correctional, domestic violence, grief and loss, suicide loss, and trauma settings.
Thank you for taking time to review my profile. I am licensed to address severe, persistent and general mental health needs in Georgia. I hold international, national and dual local board approved advanced drug and alcohol certifications. I am a Qualified DOT-SAP. As the primary therapist and owner of Mind Elevation Keys for Overcomers, my services focus on aiding individuals, couples, and families in overcoming the effects of abuse, chemical addiction, domestic violence, mental illness, and trauma. I offer tele-mental health services (video conferencing, instant messaging, email, and telephone). Eves/Weekends are available
(404) 800-3901 View (404) 800-3901
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Dr. Christy Mamou
Pastoral Counselor, MTh, PsyD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30301  (Online Only)
Are you finding it difficult to navigate through a transition in your life? Are you overwhelmed with multiple challenges? Are you struggling with low self esteem, depression, anxiety, or stress? Do you feel like things are out of control? Do you struggle with your identity? Have you experienced a traumatic event? Are you a survivor of a suicide attempt seeking a safe space to assist you in moving forward in life? Without the right tools and coping skills, adjusting to change and navigating through adversity can be difficult. If you have answered yes to any of these questions, know that there is help. Allow me to help you through it.
Are you finding it difficult to navigate through a transition in your life? Are you overwhelmed with multiple challenges? Are you struggling with low self esteem, depression, anxiety, or stress? Do you feel like things are out of control? Do you struggle with your identity? Have you experienced a traumatic event? Are you a survivor of a suicide attempt seeking a safe space to assist you in moving forward in life? Without the right tools and coping skills, adjusting to change and navigating through adversity can be difficult. If you have answered yes to any of these questions, know that there is help. Allow me to help you through it.
(225) 635-8974 View (225) 635-8974
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Kovita Bhasin
Counselor, MS, APC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30302
I have professional experience in treating complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic suicidal ideation, chronic interpersonal violence, depression, anxiety, social anxiety, acculturative stress, substance use disorders, eating disorders, codependency, relationship distress, career and lifestyle counseling, and identity development.
Sometimes we find ourselves in a dark place where we feel alone, helpless, and hopeless about ourselves and our future. In times like these it is easy to think that you are worthless and no one can understand what you are going through or fathom the heaviness inside of you. As a counselor, I take great pride in being able to sit down in your hole with you and slowly work our way back out together. I know that seeking help when we feel so vulnerable and hurt is not easy, sometimes you may even think that no one really cares so why bother reaching out anyway. I want you to know that you are not alone and I assure you I care about you.
I have professional experience in treating complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic suicidal ideation, chronic interpersonal violence, depression, anxiety, social anxiety, acculturative stress, substance use disorders, eating disorders, codependency, relationship distress, career and lifestyle counseling, and identity development.
Sometimes we find ourselves in a dark place where we feel alone, helpless, and hopeless about ourselves and our future. In times like these it is easy to think that you are worthless and no one can understand what you are going through or fathom the heaviness inside of you. As a counselor, I take great pride in being able to sit down in your hole with you and slowly work our way back out together. I know that seeking help when we feel so vulnerable and hurt is not easy, sometimes you may even think that no one really cares so why bother reaching out anyway. I want you to know that you are not alone and I assure you I care about you.
(678) 562-7856 View (678) 562-7856
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Solemn Retreat Therapeutic Solutions LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30306
My name is Julianna. I’m new to the field, but I’ve had a passion for it since I was 12. I have worked with all ages along with their families, but I’m most effective and extremely enjoy working with individuals ranging from ages 6 to 21. I mostly enjoy working with individuals with a history of suicidal ideations, non-suicidal self-injury, low self-esteem, low motivation, and school avoidance. I find joy from helping individuals come into loving their authentic selves and understanding they deserve life. I also specialize in emotional regulation, distress tolerance and behavior modification for ages 6-9.
My name is Julianna. I’m new to the field, but I’ve had a passion for it since I was 12. I have worked with all ages along with their families, but I’m most effective and extremely enjoy working with individuals ranging from ages 6 to 21. I mostly enjoy working with individuals with a history of suicidal ideations, non-suicidal self-injury, low self-esteem, low motivation, and school avoidance. I find joy from helping individuals come into loving their authentic selves and understanding they deserve life. I also specialize in emotional regulation, distress tolerance and behavior modification for ages 6-9.
(678) 904-9488 View (678) 904-9488
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Melanie Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30338
I specialize in treating adolescents (ages 12 and up) and adults with suicidal thoughts, PTSD and complex trauma, depression, anxiety, self-harm behaviors, chronic emotion dysregulation, and borderline personality disorder.
I believe that all humans share a basic desire to be well and happy, and to avoid pain and suffering. Sometimes, we just don’t know how to do that. I also believe that connection is key for us as humans. Without it, we struggle to survive much less thrive. Having only one person in our lives we feel connected to and accepted by can open the doorway for healing. Whether you've experienced trauma, loss, or just a general sense of suffering or emptiness, I will use a compassionate, nonjudgmental approach to build that connection and create a space where you can work through the pain and toward a life worth living.
I specialize in treating adolescents (ages 12 and up) and adults with suicidal thoughts, PTSD and complex trauma, depression, anxiety, self-harm behaviors, chronic emotion dysregulation, and borderline personality disorder.
I believe that all humans share a basic desire to be well and happy, and to avoid pain and suffering. Sometimes, we just don’t know how to do that. I also believe that connection is key for us as humans. Without it, we struggle to survive much less thrive. Having only one person in our lives we feel connected to and accepted by can open the doorway for healing. Whether you've experienced trauma, loss, or just a general sense of suffering or emptiness, I will use a compassionate, nonjudgmental approach to build that connection and create a space where you can work through the pain and toward a life worth living.
(404) 882-3751 View (404) 882-3751
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Rachel C Rose
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328
I also work with people who have a history of trauma and/or self-harm or suicidal ideation.
I enjoy seeing adult and teen clients who are working on issues related to eating, mood regulation, anxiety reduction, trauma, and/or self-improvement. I have also worked at an outpatient eating disorder center since 2006. I have an eclectic approach to therapy that incorporates skills like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as looking at the best fit and goals for the client. I include humor and a deep understanding of people's need to be heard and work on themselves. I enjoy helping to guide someone in their own best path.
I also work with people who have a history of trauma and/or self-harm or suicidal ideation.
I enjoy seeing adult and teen clients who are working on issues related to eating, mood regulation, anxiety reduction, trauma, and/or self-improvement. I have also worked at an outpatient eating disorder center since 2006. I have an eclectic approach to therapy that incorporates skills like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as looking at the best fit and goals for the client. I include humor and a deep understanding of people's need to be heard and work on themselves. I enjoy helping to guide someone in their own best path.
(770) 629-8147 View (770) 629-8147
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Centered Living Cnslng & Coaching Svcs LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30326
I have over 19 years of experience in the behavioral health field working with people from various backgrounds, with 13 of those years being a counselor. I particularly like to work with individuals, couples and families. I believe that, ultimately, the client is the agent of change and I am simply the guide on your journey to wholeness. Together we will identify your goals and, through our work together, I will help you reach them. I work with a myriad of issues, from marital relationship and family conflict, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, trauma and more!
I have over 19 years of experience in the behavioral health field working with people from various backgrounds, with 13 of those years being a counselor. I particularly like to work with individuals, couples and families. I believe that, ultimately, the client is the agent of change and I am simply the guide on your journey to wholeness. Together we will identify your goals and, through our work together, I will help you reach them. I work with a myriad of issues, from marital relationship and family conflict, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, trauma and more!
(404) 476-5186 View (404) 476-5186
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Kieyana Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30310  (Online Only)
I am also certified in trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and utilizing skills to assess and manage suicide risk individuals.
Understanding that many life obstacles occur, I can assist you in the journey of self realization and hope! Transitions can be stressful and emotional, and no two people share the same experiences, making it difficult to align with a lifestyle that works for you while you heal. Allow me to guide you through your transition with empathetic understanding, providing tools and support needed for you to be successful. Our trials and hardships are what shape us and the story of our lives. Despite the challenges that life brings we have the ability to soar above our greatest hurdles.
I am also certified in trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and utilizing skills to assess and manage suicide risk individuals.
Understanding that many life obstacles occur, I can assist you in the journey of self realization and hope! Transitions can be stressful and emotional, and no two people share the same experiences, making it difficult to align with a lifestyle that works for you while you heal. Allow me to guide you through your transition with empathetic understanding, providing tools and support needed for you to be successful. Our trials and hardships are what shape us and the story of our lives. Despite the challenges that life brings we have the ability to soar above our greatest hurdles.
(470) 691-8175 View (470) 691-8175
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Marshaya Rountree
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC, APC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30307
I am trained in suicide prevention and intervention and I highlight generational trauma and the intersection of finances & mental health.
While there is no shortage of financial experts who provide answers to quick wealth, credit score improvement, or money-saving hacks, there are few who address the important connection between mental health and personal finances. It is essential to recognize that money is a significant source of stress for many individuals. The perception of self-worth and value can often become intertwined with financial status. Additionally, the impact of money-related issues is multi-generational, with clients reporting a lack of open discussions about money within their families and the influence of inherited beliefs and behavioral patterns.
I am trained in suicide prevention and intervention and I highlight generational trauma and the intersection of finances & mental health.
While there is no shortage of financial experts who provide answers to quick wealth, credit score improvement, or money-saving hacks, there are few who address the important connection between mental health and personal finances. It is essential to recognize that money is a significant source of stress for many individuals. The perception of self-worth and value can often become intertwined with financial status. Additionally, the impact of money-related issues is multi-generational, with clients reporting a lack of open discussions about money within their families and the influence of inherited beliefs and behavioral patterns.
(404) 220-8970 View (404) 220-8970
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Dr. Kimberley Hundley
Counselor, MA, MDiv, DMin, ALPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30314  (Online Only)
Whether you're navigating trauma, seeking addiction support, coping with grief or loss, surviving suicide, or in search of spiritual discernment, I am here for you.
Imagine waking up every morning with a profound understanding of your life's purpose and the strength to overcome unresolved trauma. That transformative journey can start with the support and guidance of Georgia's Embrace. I specialize in providing compassionate support to individuals navigating the complexities of life, particularly those grappling with grief, loss, abuse, spiritual crises, and cultural and sexual traumas. My focus extends to aiding those in recovery from addiction, supporting survivors of suicide, and addressing challenges related to Kinship Care. Let us embark on your path of healing and self-discovery together.
Whether you're navigating trauma, seeking addiction support, coping with grief or loss, surviving suicide, or in search of spiritual discernment, I am here for you.
Imagine waking up every morning with a profound understanding of your life's purpose and the strength to overcome unresolved trauma. That transformative journey can start with the support and guidance of Georgia's Embrace. I specialize in providing compassionate support to individuals navigating the complexities of life, particularly those grappling with grief, loss, abuse, spiritual crises, and cultural and sexual traumas. My focus extends to aiding those in recovery from addiction, supporting survivors of suicide, and addressing challenges related to Kinship Care. Let us embark on your path of healing and self-discovery together.
(470) 410-9038 View (470) 410-9038
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Pamala Love
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30315
I specialize in Military related PTSD, mood disorders, Suicide and Homicide Treatment/ Prevention, Relational Conflict, Postpartum Depression, and Sexual/Intimate Partner Trauma for children and adults.
I can often participate in behavioral health symposiums throughout the country and advocate for supporting marriage, strengthening single-parent homes, and military and veteran families, educating young parents, and promoting collectivism for the community’s wellbeing.
I specialize in Military related PTSD, mood disorders, Suicide and Homicide Treatment/ Prevention, Relational Conflict, Postpartum Depression, and Sexual/Intimate Partner Trauma for children and adults.
I can often participate in behavioral health symposiums throughout the country and advocate for supporting marriage, strengthening single-parent homes, and military and veteran families, educating young parents, and promoting collectivism for the community’s wellbeing.
(678) 203-9342 View (678) 203-9342
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Rajeive Manradgh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing, as a therapist for five years with children and adolescents. I specialize in treatment for suicidal behavior/thoughts, anxiety, depression, self harm behaviors, PTSD, behavioral issues, and interpersonal conflicts. I offer DBT treatment in both the individual setting, as well, as in the group setting (co-leading a DBT group). I am happy to work with clients who have had trouble resolving these issues for a period of time and are open to a DBT approach.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing, as a therapist for five years with children and adolescents. I specialize in treatment for suicidal behavior/thoughts, anxiety, depression, self harm behaviors, PTSD, behavioral issues, and interpersonal conflicts. I offer DBT treatment in both the individual setting, as well, as in the group setting (co-leading a DBT group). I am happy to work with clients who have had trouble resolving these issues for a period of time and are open to a DBT approach.
(404) 647-0616 View (404) 647-0616
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Alexis Beckford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CCTP, CCATP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30328
My niche is child, teen and young adult therapy and I specialize in depression/mood disorders, anxiety, self-harm, trauma, attachment issues, suicidal ideation, and family therapy.
Are you the parent of a child or teen struggling with mental health or behavioral challenges? Or a young adult feeling like an emotional hostage to any trauma or stressors experienced in your early life? Life is too short to allow emotional distress, trauma, negative relationships, or mental health and behavioral challenges to shackle you. Imagine a life where you or for parents, your child, are actively healing from emotional pain, and have successfully found meaning and purpose in your school/work, relationships, and other life areas. This life IS possible.
My niche is child, teen and young adult therapy and I specialize in depression/mood disorders, anxiety, self-harm, trauma, attachment issues, suicidal ideation, and family therapy.
Are you the parent of a child or teen struggling with mental health or behavioral challenges? Or a young adult feeling like an emotional hostage to any trauma or stressors experienced in your early life? Life is too short to allow emotional distress, trauma, negative relationships, or mental health and behavioral challenges to shackle you. Imagine a life where you or for parents, your child, are actively healing from emotional pain, and have successfully found meaning and purpose in your school/work, relationships, and other life areas. This life IS possible.
(678) 831-7248 View (678) 831-7248
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Rand Basma
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30307
I work with individuals ages 14+ experiencing a myriad of clinical concerns including depression, anxiety, life transitions, and grief. Additionally, I have a passion for working with individuals overcoming complex trauma as well as sexual abuse. Some of my other clinical experiences include working with substance use, HIV/AIDS, eating disorders, and suicidal ideation. Many of my clients are seeking out culturally sensitive care where their identities are given the space to be seen and heard. During our time together we will work on building awareness of thought patterns, beliefs, and narratives that no longer serve you.
I work with individuals ages 14+ experiencing a myriad of clinical concerns including depression, anxiety, life transitions, and grief. Additionally, I have a passion for working with individuals overcoming complex trauma as well as sexual abuse. Some of my other clinical experiences include working with substance use, HIV/AIDS, eating disorders, and suicidal ideation. Many of my clients are seeking out culturally sensitive care where their identities are given the space to be seen and heard. During our time together we will work on building awareness of thought patterns, beliefs, and narratives that no longer serve you.
(404) 777-4366 View (404) 777-4366
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Brenley Wiley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30305
Brenley has worked extensively with children, teens and families experiencing conflict, trauma, suicidal thoughts and developing healthy coping skills.
Brenley is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at GROW Counseling in Atlanta, Georgia. She specializes in maternal mental health, anxiety/depression, life transitions and ADHD. She believes in providing a safe place for clients to be seen, heard and understood. Brenley received her Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree from Mercer School of Medicine. She obtained her B.A. in Law and Public Policy from Mercer University.
Brenley has worked extensively with children, teens and families experiencing conflict, trauma, suicidal thoughts and developing healthy coping skills.
Brenley is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at GROW Counseling in Atlanta, Georgia. She specializes in maternal mental health, anxiety/depression, life transitions and ADHD. She believes in providing a safe place for clients to be seen, heard and understood. Brenley received her Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree from Mercer School of Medicine. She obtained her B.A. in Law and Public Policy from Mercer University.
(470) 613-2538 View (470) 613-2538
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Salima Hart
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30305
I've worked with veterans, those struggling with addiction, victims of domestic violence, trauma survivors, as well as those struggling with suicidal thoughts and self-harm.
I love working in the field of mental health! It's extremely rewarding to see someone transition from a place of hopelessness to a place of empowerment and confidence. I believe that we all have the potential to live a full life, but we don't always have the tools to help us access that kind of life. My goal is to help others determine the type of life they want, recognize the obstacles getting in the way, and work with them to navigate through those obstacles.
I've worked with veterans, those struggling with addiction, victims of domestic violence, trauma survivors, as well as those struggling with suicidal thoughts and self-harm.
I love working in the field of mental health! It's extremely rewarding to see someone transition from a place of hopelessness to a place of empowerment and confidence. I believe that we all have the potential to live a full life, but we don't always have the tools to help us access that kind of life. My goal is to help others determine the type of life they want, recognize the obstacles getting in the way, and work with them to navigate through those obstacles.
(470) 280-3326 View (470) 280-3326
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Leigh D Bennett
Counselor, MS, APC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30308  (Online Only)
I appreciate working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. I use an eclectic approach that tailors the therapeutic process to the unique needs of each client. I have experience treating adolescents, teens, and adults that are facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal ideation, life transitions and self-esteem. I enjoy helping teens with developing future goals for college and career readiness and transitioning into adulthood.
I appreciate working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. I use an eclectic approach that tailors the therapeutic process to the unique needs of each client. I have experience treating adolescents, teens, and adults that are facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal ideation, life transitions and self-esteem. I enjoy helping teens with developing future goals for college and career readiness and transitioning into adulthood.
(470) 625-6362 View (470) 625-6362
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Sarah I. Serluco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30312
I am a caring and compassionate therapist, working with pre-teen & teen girls struggling with anxiety and depression, relationship issues, academic performance, self harm, suicidal ideations and trauma. Having raised girls, I understand working through these issues can be difficult. A good therapist can be valuable. I am inspired to also work with adult woman experiencing infertility, divorce or even navigating a co-parenting relationship. These life changes can be challenging and I truly enjoy being a support to you while also providing concrete tips and knowledge around how to work through these changes.
I am a caring and compassionate therapist, working with pre-teen & teen girls struggling with anxiety and depression, relationship issues, academic performance, self harm, suicidal ideations and trauma. Having raised girls, I understand working through these issues can be difficult. A good therapist can be valuable. I am inspired to also work with adult woman experiencing infertility, divorce or even navigating a co-parenting relationship. These life changes can be challenging and I truly enjoy being a support to you while also providing concrete tips and knowledge around how to work through these changes.
(404) 383-7009 View (404) 383-7009
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Sarah Anne Patton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30309  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adults with a variety of issues including substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. I work with clients on improving self esteem and reframing negative self-talk. I also work with relationship and codependency concerns. I am experienced in working with trauma and suicidal ideation- amongst many other presenting concerns.
I specialize in working with adults with a variety of issues including substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. I work with clients on improving self esteem and reframing negative self-talk. I also work with relationship and codependency concerns. I am experienced in working with trauma and suicidal ideation- amongst many other presenting concerns.
(478) 215-9682 View (478) 215-9682
Suicidal Ideation Therapists

How does therapy for suicidal ideation work?

Stress, depression, anxiety, or upsetting circumstances can give rise to suicidal thinking. Therapy can address the events at the core of an individual’s suffering. Understanding why a person may be suicidal can help the therapist and the patient discover alternative methods of coping. A person with suicidal ideation may be mired in catastrophic thinking, and treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy is a good choice for breaking such patterns. In addition, treatment such as acceptance and commitment therapy can help a person manage their distress through better emotion regulation.

Which therapies are best for suicidal ideation?

Specific approaches used by professionals include cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, psychodynamic, acceptance and commitment therapies, among others. Cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapies are two widely used therapies that can help individuals with painful thoughts and past traumas. These therapies help an individual tolerate distress, regulate emotions, and not act on dangerous urges.

Are there specific medications to be combined with therapy?

The use of medication for suicidal thoughts must be aligned with the underlying cause; conditions such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis may be at the root of suicidal ideation. A psychiatrist may prescribe medications for symptoms, which may include antipsychotics such as aripiprazole or antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

How often and how long are therapy sessions for suicidal ideation?

As with any type of therapy, sessions depend on the individual. Patients may see improvement within 15 to 20 sessions, at an average of 50 minutes per session, while others may opt for 20 to 30 sessions over, perhaps, a six-month period. Still other patients, especially those with co-occurring conditions like major depression and anxiety, may need to continue sessions for up to 12 to 18 months. In some cases, residential treatment may be recommended for an individual who is judged to be at high risk of self-harm.