John R. Ballew

John R. Ballew

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Life Coach, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - LPC000577
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $160-$180 per hour. I keep some reduced-fee spaces available for low-income clients. I can provide a no-cost initial consultation by phone to make sure we're a good fit.
Free Initial Consultation

Offices

537 Linwood Ave., NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30306

My Approach to Helping

I help people who are feeling overwhelmed get back on track. I assist young adults anxious about work or life and who need support and tools to move ahead. Clients of all ages may be going through challenges or life transitions that show up as anxiety or depression or just feeling stuck.

I also work with individuals and couples who are stuck in relationship patterns that no longer work for them.

I’m knowledgeable about a variety of techniques such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based therapy, but I use a variety of approaches to helping my clients.

I’ve been in private practice in Atlanta for more than 30 years. I work out of comfortable and tranquil home office in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood. (I also offer video sessions if that’s more convenient.) My clients find me engaged, supportive and nonjudgmental.

Whether you’ve made use of counseling and therapy before or are seeking a counselor for the first time, I welcome questions you might have about working together. Let’s get started.

More Info About My Practice

I work with insurance as an out-of-network provider. I can provide you with a statement to submit for reimbursement. Please ask me if you have questions.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I'm grateful for work that allows me to make a difference in people's lives. After 30 years in private practice, I remain curious about the new people who come to my consultation room and I am eager to get started in helping them find their way forward. I know the process of finding a therapist can feel intimidating for many people. I also know that the courage to step through the therapist's office door can be rewarded with a more fulfilling life.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

Our work is a collaboration and shaped by your concerns. Depending on your concerns we may work briefly on some specific areas or more broadly and for a longer period of time. If you have questions about this, please give me call or drop me an email.

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Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    As you might expect from my location in the heart of Atlanta, my clients are a diverse group of men and women. I strive to be an anti-racist therapist responsive to the needs of Black clients and other people of color. As a gay man I strongly support empowerment of women. LGBTQ concerns are a special focus of mine; you have the right to expect your therapist to be comfortable and knowledgeable about your concerns..

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Positive Psychotherapy

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