Find Therapists and Counselors in Atlanta, GA

Find a Therapist in Atlanta, GA

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It’s normal to experience mental health issues and relationship problems. Talking to a licensed therapist can help. Therapy can teach you more about yourself and your mental health concerns in a healing way. Many therapies are evidence-based and have proven effective.

Since 2007, GoodTherapy has helped people like you connect with ethical, compassionate counselors and therapists. The therapists listed above, who practice therapy in Atlanta, are trained to protect client confidentiality and privacy. In keeping with our high membership standards, these mental health professionals are also committed to eliminating the stigma that keeps many people from seeking help.

If you are looking for a specific type of therapist, you can search for marriage or couples counseling in Atlanta or find a child psychologist or family therapist in Atlanta. You can also connect with Atlanta therapists who specialize in treating anxiety or depression. In addition, some therapists provide group therapy, which is typically a therapist-led session with multiple people.

Beliefs about how much therapy costs may deter some people from finding a therapist. It’s a good idea to contact therapists you’re interested in and ask about insurance, sliding-scale fees, payment plans, and other options to stay within your budget.

Rest assured there are qualified therapists in Atlanta who can treat a variety of concerns, including family conflict, relationship issues, anxiety, or depression. With our directory, the right therapist is easy to find.

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Mental Health Statistics for Atlanta

Mental illness statistics specific to Atlanta, the 38th-most populated city in the U.S., are sparse. But Mental Health America ranks Georgia 47th out of 50 states for access to care. Nearly one in five adults in Georgia struggles with mental illness in any given year, and nearly half a million have had at least one major depressive episode.

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported that from 2006 through 2010, 11.2% of adults in the Fulton County area had poor or fair health overall. Depression was reported by 5.6% of adults, and in 2013, county residents had an average of 2.8 poor mental health days in any given 30-day period. Between 2006 and 2010, 14.8% of all metropolitan area adults reported using illicit drugs, 4.3% reported misuse of prescription pills, and 8.3% reported substance use problems. In 2013, 17% of county adults engaged in excessive drinking.

Georgia ranks near the bottom in spending among state mental health agencies at $59 per capita in fiscal year 2013, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. The national average is about double that figure. Georgia also ranks among the worst with one mental health professional for every 1,440 people. Massachusetts, by comparison, has one for every 248 people.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that 86% of Georgians ages 21-64 in the mental health system are unemployed or not in the labor force.

References:

  1. 2017 State of Mental Health in America – Access to Care Data. (2017). Retrieved from http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/issues/2017-state-mental-health-america-access-care-data
  2. County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. (2013). Georgia, Fulton, County Snapshot. Retrieved from http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/app/georgia/2013/fulton/county/outcomes/overall/additional/by-rank
  3. Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of Health Indicators for Planning. (2013). Oasis Web Query – Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS). Retrieved from http://oasis.state.ga.us/
  4. QuickFacts: Atlanta. (2017). Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/atlantacitygeorgia
  5. Williams, M. (n.d.). The Invisible Epidemic: Poor and mentally ill in Georgia. Retrieved from http://specials.myajc.com/mental-health-georgia/