I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia with over 25 years of experience. I have worked with a diverse population in a variety of settings, which include prisons, mental health hospitals, and university college counseling centers. I have had the privilege of working with clients with a wide range of issues and concerns, including depression, PTSD, panic attacks, career issues, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflict, poor communication, self-confidence, self-esteem, and LGBT issues. My counseling style is non-judgmental, compassionate, and personable.
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.
As a holistic psychotherapist, I strive to meet my clients where they’re at and always consider the mind, body, spirit, and environment. Each client is unique, so I use compassion and multicultural awareness to tailor they way I serve each client. I use a feminist, humanistic, and integrative approach and enjoy working with adults of all ages and backgrounds, but especially young women. The collaborative process of healing and growth allows my clients to reach the goals we set together and to navigate challenges of many sizes they face in their lives.
In my office I offer clients a warm and supportive therapeutic environment where issues can be successfully addressed and resolved. But it is only with the client's effort and desire to change that psychotherapy is most successuful. Through the years I have found that a direct approach in therapy is most valuable as it allows us both to target those beliefs and behaviors which may require change.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MAC, NCC
Are you the person everyone comes to for help and you feel worn down, taken for granted and even resentful? Are you an overachiever and lately feel like you are struggling to keep it all together? We are broken people that come from broken people and that makes life hard sometimes. Often, we enter therapy yet remain ambivalent about the process, especially when we are the one who always has it together and takes care of everyone else. Ambivalence is natural, asking for help can be hard.
I am a licensed psychologist and enjoy both therapy and psychological testing. In therapy, I enjoy working with couples and families. In particular, I work with young couples and families who are navigating the start of a new family. My theoretical perspective is family systems and my style is direct, practical and normalizing. I also complete psychological evaluations on children, adolescents and adults. For children, I specialize in attachment stress in children who have been been adopted or otherwise are being raised by someone other than their biological parents. For adults, I specialize in general personality assessment and parenting capacity.
Do you work so hard, yet still struggle with feeling “not enough”? Are you looking to explore who you are -- flaws and strengths -- and be met with compassion? I'm drawn to working with people who want to overcome anxiety, perfectionism, and people-pleasing. My clients love so well and are so thoughtful of others that often they forget to take care of themselves. They want more peace, more confidence, and better boundaries. Their work is to better understand how their past affects how they act now, and how they can more fully embody who they truly are.
There can be many reasons why you’ve decided to take a step towards therapy. Maybe you feel like you’re always anxious about trying to be perfect and it’s becoming exhausting or maybe you’re going through major changes in your life and relationships and it’s becoming overwhelming. Or maybe you just want to explore your identity in a safe space and work towards becoming more self-aware. If you’re ready to be introspective, curious, and take an active role in the therapeutic process, therapy can be a transformative process.
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.
I am a practical, interactive therapist. My treatment approach incorporates insight, humor, and compassion for clients as they work to uncover and utilize their own unique resources, strengths, and abilities. Using a strengths-based perspective, I employ Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and client-centered methodologies uniquely tailored to each client's goals and needs. I encourage clients to think about successes in their lives, no matter how seemingly "small." I believe that acknowledging every success facilitates belief in the possibility of enacting change. Giving yourself credit for each small step can make achieving your ultimate goal feel more attainable.
My goal to to assist people in finding a way forward from their distress and pain. Stressful and/or traumatic events can result in extreme anxiety that leads to isolation from your family and friends and withdrawal from what you used to enjoy. I would like to work with you to decrease that anxiety, increase your engagement with the world and nurture your relationships with others. This is done by teaching you new habits, experiences counter to stressful/trauma ones, and examining how you think about your life.
Do you find yourself feeling anxious no matter what you do? Anxiety leaves us feeling stressed, fearful, and insecure. You may be fed up with constant negative thoughts, self-doubt or feeling overwhelmed with making decisions. You might not even remember a time that things didn’t feel this way. One thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to feel confident about yourself and your decisions. You’re ready to stop asking others for reassurance and begin trusting in yourself. Most of all, you’re ready to stop letting anxiety limit you from fully participating in your life.
Individuals that seek my services for a variety of reasons that may involve issues such as grief and loss, depression, anxiety, illness of a family member, enmeshment and boundary issues, trauma, family secrets, sibling conflicts, blended and/or non-traditional families, divorce and parenting concerns, and adult children and parent conflicts. People also seek my services for issues surrounding infidelity, separation, issues with communication, racial and cultural differences, and non-traditional relationship dynamics.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 15 years experience in the area of adult mental health. My approach to therapy emphasizes a genuine presence and warmth. I believe deep listening and presence establish a bond between client and therapist that must be present before theory or technique can be effective. I believe that bearing compassionate witness to others stories can lessen despair, increase trust, and create a safe place for the healing process to begin. I have interest and experience in grief work, persistent anxiety/depression, problems that follow traumatic events or abuse, and helping with life transitions.
Congratulations! You have taken a really big step towards healing in searching for a therapist! Finding the right therapist can be a bit difficult, but I want to make this process as easy as possible for you!
Hello! My name is Caarne, and I like to help people. No matter how you got here, you considered counseling for something happening or not happening in your life or relationships. I am committed to no judgment, side-taking, rehashing, bossing, or bullying. Look forward to an empathetic, compassionate, and solution-focused listener, facilitating the next phase of your journey.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who started my career in mental health over 10 years ago. My journey begin with assisting a family member cope with postpartum and divorce. My motivation and passion is with healing others who are experiencing life struggles and are seeking assistance with coping with life stressors such as: mood disorders, anger management, relational problems, and conflict resolution to name a few. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to address thought processes and behaviors.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS, NCC, MAC, CFC
I believe that while nobody can go back and change the past, anyone can make a new ending starting today. It is never too late to embark on a new path so you can become the person you desire to be. As your therapist I will guide you through a healing process that balances your emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual being. I will embark with you on your journey to wholeness and together we will explore life's meaning, create growth and healing, and explore new possibilities for living authentically. Today can be the first step to a new beginning!
Congratulations on taking the first step towards finding the therapist that is right for you! I work with women experiencing depression, anxiety, anger issues, and relationship problems. I also provide counseling to couples who want to improve their communication and strengthen their trust. I am LGBTQ+ affirming, and passionate about working with clients exploring gender identity, romantic relationships, and family dynamics. I also enjoy working with artists and musicians as I recognize the need for support for those in the creative industries. I have experience working with adults of all ages in community mental health settings.
****I am working exclusively virtually due to Covid-19 and will begin adding Walk and Talk sessions March 1, 2021. ****. I am an open minded, non judgmental therapist who feels strongly that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is the greatest predictor of outcomes. Over the past 10+ years I have worked with clients of all ages and have particular experience and interest in addressing anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBQT and relationship issues. I truly enjoy the work that I do and look forward to supporting you in whatever challenges you are currently facing.
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.