I know you want the best life possible, and at times, it may seem out of reach--but its only temporary. It is my professional and personal belief that in us, we have all that is needed, to live our best life. At times we get "stuck" and we need help--counseling is that help. As a counselor for over 20 years, I have had the opportunity to work with people from various backgrounds. I work along side you and will help you to "see" where you want to go and to develop a plan to get there.
Do you feel like you are walking alone after the loss of a loved one? Are you tired of being a bystander watching life unfold without meaning or excitement? Do you feel overwhelmed by the demands of life, relationships, work, or school? Have unfortunate circumstances threatened to get the best of you? If you answered yes to any of the above, your journey to "greater living" awaits you. I offer a safe, supportive, space for you to work, grow, and create a more fulfilling life on your terms. I will work with you to clarify your counseling goals, develop a plan to accomplish them, and acquire the insight and tools for "greater living".
Are you newly divorced, single, or in transitions? Overwhelmed, Stressed, Depressed, and don't know where to start? Need more hours in the day? As a single mom of two, I completely understand that demands are being made from every direction. Sometimes things have to fall apart to fall into place. Let me help you pick up the pieces and place them in an order that supports your goals and well being. I have been a certified Tele-Therapist since 2014 as well as a Certified Anger Management Specialist. I have also worked in addiction education/treatment and enjoy helping women reclaim their lives after the devastation of divorce.
There are many reasons why you might be seeking therapy at this very moment. It could be because of a major life event- a death, the end of a relationship, or a trauma. It could be because of a lot of small things that have accumulated over time. It could be preventative or restorative. Or it could be just because. You might be therapy-curious, or wonder if you even need therapy. Whatever has brought you to this point, I believe that the most important part of a therapeutic relationship is connection; and that therapy is for everybody.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my page. I consider therapy a collaborative endeavor in which client and therapist work together to process emotions, events, and behaviors in the quest to facilitate understanding and change. I enjoy working with adult individuals, couples, and groups. I have worked extensively with survivors of trauma and those suffering from PTSD. I also especially welcome those who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, LGBTQ concerns, stress management, grief and loss, infertility, or career decisions.
Are you struggling with life balance since your loved one has become ill? Are you now caring for an aging parent that didn't take care of you? Is talking with your family about your aging loved one challenging or stressful? As we age, so do our families of origin. Sometimes we are called back to our families of origin to help aging family members - like our siblings or parents. This can be challenging for many people. When we are called back to help, things like old wounds, family dysfunction and confusion on where to go for help can arise. Therapy can help bring clarity.
Life can be challenging, even overwhelming at times for us and our loved ones. Possibly you are reading this now because you find yourself in one of those difficult times and are seeking answers and some relief. You may be struggling with a child who is having a hard time keeping up in school or getting along with peers. You may find yourself struggling with sadness, anxiety, anger, or despair. These and other life challenges can be effectively addressed with psychological services.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, EdS, NCC, LPC
Are you tired of having people tell you that you’re “too intense” or “too sensitive,” or that you “shouldn’t feel” a certain way about something? Do you find yourself feeling misunderstood by others much of the time-- including family? Do intense feelings sometimes leave you wanting to do something that will help you “escape” the emotional pain? What would it be like if you could spend time with others and not get overwhelmed by your emotions? How would you like to be able to handle emotions and communicate your feelings to others so you are understood, and others stay? What if you could feel connected, like you see others doing?
*** NOTE: I AM CURRENTLY UNABLE TO ACCEPT NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME.*** I enjoy helping people start over and get to the other side of loss. Maybe you are still reeling from narcissistic abuse.....or trying to find your way after a relationship ends. Perhaps you keep running into the same familiar patterns after childhood trauma/abuse/neglect. Or maybe you are the proverbial "square peg in a round hole", trying to figure out how to be your creative self in the midst of an inflexible and demanding world.
¡¡¡¡¡ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!!!!! It's often difficult to admit we need help in managing our relationships. The mere act of admission requires us to act to change, point the blame, or deny those behaviors or thoughts that are contributing to the disharmony with our significant other. Couples counseling is not about the counselor taking sides, it is about you and your beau identifying what is hindering positive growth and development together.
Whether you are living with Depression, Anxiety, Anger Issues, Panic Attacks or PTSD, welcome to your Healing Journey. I am Clifford Daniels, LCSW and it has been my greatest experience working therapeutically with patients, who remeain deserving of my compassion, my attention, my understanding, and my followthrough with follow-up. The beginning is a time to reflect on theapeutic goals that will lead you towards your acceptance and your healing. I am open and available to work with you as you work your own work. I welcome you to see if I am a fit for your Journey.
I am second-generation bicultural woman of color. I have experience working with a variety of concerns including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, family conflict, racism and sexism, grief/loss, self-esteem and sexual trauma. I often ask questions about how emotions were talked about in your family, social spaces you feel connected and disconnected from, and the impact of family and societal "scripts" on your well-being. If you are navigating a change in your life such as a new job, a new relationship, or would like to explore how your identity impacts your relationships we might be a good fit.
Have you been feeling stuck, anxious, depressed or overwhelmed? Are past traumas & relationship issues affecting your current relationships? Are you feeling numb or doing things to numb out intense feelings, emotional pain, or flashbacks? Please don't lose hope - you are not alone. I'm down to earth, and accepting of diverse cultures, backgrounds, beliefs, and genders. For the past 30 years, I've been dedicated to my professional development and motivated to help adults heal and recover from traumas, mental health & coexisting chronic medical issues, relationship conflicts & stressful life transitions.
Because children do not come with a handbook, parents are often wondering if they are parenting correctly. Sometimes your house and your relationships can feel strained due to the challenges of parenting. Parents can feel as if the child is in charge of the emotional barometer of the house. Most parents at some point experience feelings of being overwhelmed and not knowing how to be effective and supportive at the same time. Therapy is a way of taking those first steps toward making positive changes for yourself and your family. By making small changes, you will be able to enjoy a more fulfilling parenting experience.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, MAC
My goal is to provide cost-effective, solution-focused treatment to help you feel better in the shortest amount of time. I recognize that whatever brings you to therapy has created pain or problems. That's why we will immediately begin work on how to gain short-term and long-term relief. I also understand that a commitment to therapy can be costly and difficult to schedule. That's why I have reduced my fees and offer evening appointments.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MAC, CPCS
If you are searching for a therapist to journey with you in your healing process following a traumatic experience(s) that has left you feeling stuck and broken, my practice was designed for you. If you are an adolescent having difficulty making developmental transitions while overcoming mental health challenges, my practice was designed for you. If you are a woman lacking self-confidence and seeking to improve her self-esteem while charting an unknown path for a career and/or relationships, I can support you.
I am a proud graduate of two of the most illustrious historically black colleges and universities, Fort Valley State University and The Unsinkable Albany State University. I am nothing without these two universities! Beyond my MSW, I have earned a Post Masters Certificate in Family and Marriage Therapy and a Certificate in Life Coaching from Grand Canyon University! Finally, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker!
If you feel you are struggling with drugs and/or alcohol and experiencing issues in your life, I'm here to help. Whether you have anxiety, depression or are going through a difficult life transition, you can get through this and you could use a safe space to process this and find direction.
We are in a global crisis; we need new emotional/spiritual/physical resources, inner connections, and relationships. Psychotherapy can help you adjust to the "new normal" and to heal new and old wounds and fears. I work with individuals in life transitions, those who have experienced trauma/abuse, who want to live and age more mindfully, and/or who need to grieve losses. I can also help you learn to have more fulfilling relationships or leave relationships that are no longer working. When stressed, people sometimes find that they don't have a strong foundation. In a counseling relationship, you can learn to rebuild one.
I have always loved to read a good story, I think stories can reflect wholeness in their beginnings, middles, and ends. It's all too often that we find ourselves in the middle of the story, feeling disconnected from ourselves and unsure if our story will ever have an ending that feels good and whole. I believe that counseling offers a space to "speak the unspeakable" parts of our stories and invite healing into the darkest places. As we create a safe and trusting relationship, I hope to come alongside you and look inward together with compassion and curiosity.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Decatur are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Decatur then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Decatur, or Child Psychologists in Decatur.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Decatur psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Decatur specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.