Alcohol Use Therapists in Decatur, GA

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Healing Experience Counseling Services
Counselor, CAMSII, CADC-T, CPS, CARES
Verified
Verified
Mr. Willie is the BA, CADC-T, CAMSII, CPS, CARES, Discharge Planner for Newport Integrated Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. He is a person in long term recovery, what that mean is, he has 21 years in the recovery community. He is a member of the Men’s Heavy hitters, The Leroy Daniels Club House, and the I.20 Club. He is a United States War Veteran having served in Viet Nam and Germany. Mr. Willie earn his degree from Georgia State University majoring in (African American Studies) he was selected by Georgia State University to do a study in South Africa, of the culture and literature, in 2017.
(404) 390-1359
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Decatur, GA 30030
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Dr. David Njabulo Whiters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MAC, NCPRSS, CARES
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
I have 38 years recovery from drug addiction. As a result of my recovery, I've earned a GED, an Associate Degree in Social Work/Mental Health, a Masters Degree in Social Work (Michigan), and a PhD in Social Work (Georgia). I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Master Level Addiction Counselor (MAC), and a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC). I coach men in the metro-Atlanta area struggling with drug, sex, alcohol, and/or porn addiction. If you or someone you know needs help, please give me a call. If I cannot help you, I will link you with someone or an agency that can. BUT, YOU MUST CALL TODAY!
(404) 809-2989
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Decatur, GA 30032
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Amy Buesing
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
If you are a trauma survivor, you may have developed methods of coping that are no longer serving you. We can explore these patterns of interacting with the world, and develop new, more adaptive skills. Many individuals who have experienced trauma feel disempowered. It takes courage to reach out for help. That's the first step on your journey toward feeling enlivened. I feel that my role is to listen, to be a support, and to provide clarity when needed. Only you are the expert of you. Together, we will draw a roadmap that will bring you closer to the life you want to live.
(404) 850-8249
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Decatur, GA 30030
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Sam Ross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Seeking and engaging in therapy can be a daunting task for most people. Many of us invalidate our problems and fault ourselves for not fixing them or feeling better immediately, yet we are lost in the distress of our issues and symptoms. If this is the case, then I commend you for seeking support! I believe in talk therapy because it provides you the space to find needed perspective on your life, and from there, you can take actionable and brave steps towards healing. My goal as a therapist is to provide you that space, understand your life and the issues that brought you here.
(404) 882-6297
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Decatur, GA 30030
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Emily Fitzpatrick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, DCC
Verified
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Offering phone and video sessions for individuals under quarantine due to COVID-19. In person sessions are now available. My name is Emily and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor working with individuals, couples, and families who are facing challenges related to difficult transitions. In working with my clients it's important for me to understand the social context they live and work within, in order to break down barriers and challenge distorted perceptions that may be keeping them from making the changes they want to make. Allow me to partner with you to find ways where you can manage your obligations & restore your happiness.
(404) 996-1887
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Decatur, GA 30030
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Waitlist for new clients
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Julius Jessup Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, LCSW
Verified
21 Endorsed
Verified
21 Endorsed
We are living in changing times. Our lives require a different set of needs than those of the generations before us. Seeking psychotherapy is not easy. Many individuals before their first session experience rejection, shaming, blaming, and hurt that can not be described in words. You deserve to experience care from some one who is worthy of hearing your story. You need a place where you do not have to defend your value, or be diminished. We are here to help.
(404) 626-2976
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Decatur, GA 30030
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Mick D Rehrig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I believe in therapy that affirms, empowers, and supports people to recognize patterns, navigate changes, bolster personal growth and self-worth, and figure things out. Therapist and client collaboration are of utmost importance to me, guided by clinical theory and evidence-based therapeutic techniques that work for you. I utilize a strengths based, anti-racist, intersectional feminist approach. I work with clients navigating healthy masculinity, internalized oppression, gender dysphoria, addiction recovery, depression, sexuality, relationship stressors & boundaries, family of origin challenges, life transitions, & more.
(678) 335-1270
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Decatur, GA 30030
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National Deaf Therapy (PA, FL, GA, NY, ME, TX)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hello! My name is Makoto Ikegami, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for Pennsylvania, Florida, Georgia, New York, Maine, and Texas. I provide counseling, coaching, consulting, and psychotherapy to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, late deafened, and cochlear implant users. Because finding a counselor who is right for you can be a challenging and awkward process, I want to make this process easier for you. My goal is to use my client-centered and humanistic approaches to support you and create a trusting relationship with you.
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Decatur, GA 30032
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Lucila Goicochea
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MPH
Verified
Verified
I like to provide my clients a safe and private therapeutic space, where they can process their feelings, beliefs, struggles, emotional or behavioral concerns. Every human being has stages in their life, when you feel lost, depressive, grieving, anxious or when you experience abuse, trauma, substance or behavioral dependence or other struggles. A Counselor with professional preparation and skills can help you without a judgmental attitude. I like to focus on the people's strengths and resources opening the path of healing. My background and experience helps me to consider your social context, beliefs and culture.
(404) 947-6932
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Decatur, GA 30030
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Jannah Goodell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, CCH
Verified
Verified
Would you like help in unraveling your personal, career, relationship, or creativity blocks? Are you looking for relief and positive change from anxiety, depression, relationship or work stressors, or navigating difficult life transitions? Problems can arise and develop over time from a variety of sources, both current and past. Do you want to resolve or manage counterproductive thinking or behavior patterns, so that you can move forward into more fulfilling life directions and relationships? Expanding mental/emotional flexibility & balance require care and attention to grow our sense of wellness, awareness, and appreciation.
(678) 931-8016
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Decatur, GA 30033
Not accepting new clients
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Sue Maschinot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LLC
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience working with adolescents, young adults and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, parenting issues, developmental trauma, and/or relationship issues. I have experience not only working with individuals but also families as they navigate a wide variety of issues.
(404) 586-4034
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Decatur, GA 30030
Not accepting new clients
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Jennie Gray Mulligan-Skeen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified
Verified
I am Jennie Gray Mulligan, a North Carolina native and transplant to Atlanta 8 years ago. I practice psychotherapy as a licensed clinical social worker and enjoy integrating the knowledge learned through a 200-hour yoga teacher training into the work that I do with clients. Meditation and yoga are great supports for therapy work or as a stand-alone to increase our capacity to tolerate difficulties, learn the ways our mind can create problems for us, and improve our ability to focus our attention.
(678) 562-8169
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Decatur, GA 30030
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Rob Heller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, JD
Verified
Verified
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.
(404) 341-7637
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Decatur, GA 30030
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Susan Whittington
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, CST
Verified
Verified
Thank you for your interest. You may also visit my web site: www.susanwhittington.com. I am fully certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists. As a University of Michigan trained sex therapist, I work largely with women in treating a range of sexual, relationship, and intimacy concerns. I see clients from both heterosexual and LGBT communities. It's important to me to create a safe and collaborative experience to facilitate open discussion around subject matter that may seem hard to talk about.
(678) 506-7116
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Decatur, GA 30030
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Vincent Grieco
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
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.
(678) 679-5598
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Decatur, GA 30030
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Not accepting new clients
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Lisa Cottrell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
When you need support, guidance, and a safe place in which to heal, it is important that you find a loving, insightful and highly trained therapist that feels right for you. Clients tell me that I put them at ease with my accepting and non-judgmental attitude. At the same time, I point out options you may not have considered and teach you new ways of dealing with your problems. I have over 20 years experience guiding clients into health and happiness.
(404) 996-1796
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Decatur, GA 30030
Not accepting new clients
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Patria Baugh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With everything that is happening around us, it’s no surprise that one can begin to feel intense anxiety and have feelings of depression. As parents, it can become very overwhelming because of those ‘never ending’ expectations, and of course, questions on how does culture factor in our new normal. There’s a beautiful quote by Morgan Harper Nichols that I find pertinent in therapy re self-care “you are worth the quiet moments, you are worth the deeper breaths, you are worth the time it takes to slow down, be still and rest”.
(404) 236-6126
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Decatur, GA 30030
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Joella Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or unsure of your purpose in life? Are you hurt and unsure if you are ready to move on, but just can’t seem to uncover a new path? Some people just need someone to listen, get their experience, and understand how life is for them. You may have tried the same old things, which don’t seem to be working anymore. It’s often hard to ask for help, and seems a bit strange if you haven't been to therapy before.
(678) 661-5258
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Decatur, GA 30030
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Venerable Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, NCC, CADC-II, SAP
Verified
Verified
I believe that anger, substance abuse or behavioral problems can be reduced to the lowest common denominator in order to engage in a healthy lifestyle. As a Licensed Professional Counselor/Psychotherapist, National Certified Counselor, SAP (DOT) and a State and International Certified Addiction Counselor I can assist you in engaging in a healthy lifestyle by providing a holistic approach to empower self-efficacy. I provide therapy, DUI and non-DUI substance abuse evaluations; DOT/SAP evaluations; anger management; ASAM Level I classes; Values Clarification Class;
(678) 685-8188
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Decatur, GA 30030
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CARE Counseling & Psychological Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am committed to working with individuals to help them achieve their goals and therefore individualize treatment to meet each client's unique needs. I attempt to build upon strengths to instill hope and bring about change. I assist individuals to find meaning in the midst of life's challenges. I believe that with hard work and persistence, change is possible. My ideal client would include individuals seeking assistance for addictions, depression, anxiety disorders, stress management, trauma, self-esteem, anger management, couples counseling, family counseling, and integrating spiritual issues in counseling.
(404) 975-2503
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Decatur, GA 30035
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Alcohol Use Therapists

Are there specific medications for alcohol use?

There are oral medications approved to treat alcohol use disorder—such as disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone, which also comes in an injectable form. These medications do help people reduce their drinking as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings, disulfiram can make a person feel sick when they drink, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.

How do alcohol recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other patients in recovery; in outpatient programs,individuals live at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff can also include people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other tools for recovery.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for alcohol use reduce the amount of alcohol they intake. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.