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Atlanta Counseling Services

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  • 9 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
John G.
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This was my first ever Christian counseling and I was going through a very tough moral crisis. Greg truly helped me pull through one of the toughest periods of my life. He was patient, offered suggestions and guidance but he helped me see my own solutions. I credit those sessions with Greg as a turning point in my life.

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Daniel Gopin
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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A.E E.
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After facing problems that bothered me, I came to Daniel for counseling. During the counseling sessions, Daniel was thoughtful, patient, friendly, and intelligent in his counseling methods. Every session was immensely helpful and went above and beyond my expectations. It was one of the most helpful experiences I've had.

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  • 22 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Chey S.
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I didn’t have any counseling sessions with her. I messaged her about additional information and she was responsive and prompt with answering my questions. Her answers were helpful.

Crystal Gillery, LMFT
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Angie B.
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We can't thank you enough for helping us resolve our issues which saved our relationship! Your devotion to our needs and your compassion were exactly what we needed. You taught us how to communicate effectively and you showed us the importance of random acts of kindness towards each other. Counseling with you saved our relationship and we have never been happier! We just can't thank you enough! Angie and Brooke

Grace Connection
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Gina T.
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Counseling is not something that I would ever imagine to be one of my resources to help my relationship get to where it is right now. When we decided that we wanted to do that I thought it was a bad decision to do so and sort of looked at it in a negative way. We didn't know where to start and who to really trust like that to talk about our marital issues. A friend then told me about grace connection, I was still a little reluctant to start therapy but decided to go anyway. I can tell you going to counseling has changed my whole perspective on how to deal with issues in my marriage, friendship and life itself. I wanna thank pastor Gracia for being such an an amazing counselor. Based on our association with him now , we would rank him as one of the best marriage counselors ever. It is with great pleasure that we would recommend the exceptional pastor Garcia. It is rare to meet a marriage counselor with as much compassion and self-awareness as pastor Garcia. His resilience, positivity, and humor are especially astounding given the challenges he encounters on a daily basis in the therapy sessions with diefferent couples. Thank you again for everything. I know that with everything you've taught us and by the grace of God our marriage will last for as long as God intended it to last. Thank you and God bless.

The Color of Marriage
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Evelyn B.
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Excellent experience for me and my husband. If you are a Christian, you will greatly benefit from the marriage counseling they offer.

Gantt Therapeutic Vision
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Debra G.
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My fiancée and I have met with Corlette for the past few months and have been very pleased with our progress. Our goals were to improve communication and work through some hurtful past situations in our relationship so we could truly move forward. She has given us skills to more openly discuss our concerns and true feelings with each other. She is very fair in session in providing both of us feedback on ways to improve individually in what we bring to the relationship without taking sides. We always feel more connected and hopeful about our future when we leave session even if difficult topics were discussed. She is supportive and encouraging yet has a way to confront you to promote self-awareness and growth as an individual and couple. My fiancee was opposed to seeking any kind of counseling for a long time and he is now the one who suggests that we make appointments and frequently comments on how it helps. I think that's a testament to Corlette's ability to make one feel safe and supported in session. Highly recommend her!

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CFMI
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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EJ B.
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I can honestly say that without a shadow of a doubt my marriage would not be as fruitful as it is today without the guidance and wisdom poured out by CFMI. Thank you for allowing God to use you in counseling us. It has given us a wealth of knowledge for any situation as well as allowed us opportunities to pour into other couples the wisdom we gained.

Clay Cutts, LCSW, CFSW
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Clay is doing marriage counseling with my husband and I. At this time we have only had one session. We are returning and doing the homework he suggested.

Ministry
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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We're working with Ken now for marriage counseling...he's very thorough and has a great way of opening your mind to things you hadn't thought of before

  • 30 years in business
Jerry D.
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Dr. Samaan was able to connect me with God in a way for the Holy Spirit to show me what was causing my personal problems with my assistant pastor and had no idea of how to resolve it. The counseling was a spiritual experience rather than the advice of an expert. Initially, I met with him for two two hour sessions. The results of his counseling brought healing, peace, and direction for me. His counseling is definitely Spirit directed! Being I live in Michigan I did call him when I needed advice in dealing with my situation. I did stop in to have a review session with Dr. Samaan every winter for the next two years.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Alisha M.
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After just one visit, my fiancé and I have learned so much. We walked away with a greater appreciation for one another. We look forward to our next visit for premarital counseling:)

  • 5 years in business
Kenita P.
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I have known Denesha Chambers professionally for almost a year now. She has provided counseling services for my nonprofit organization, and she has been phenomenal! We assist single parents in college and their children with emotional support and stress management while they are in our program. Our single parents have reported her services to be very influential to their current stress level maintenance, and they have seen progress in the communication between them and their children. We are very pleased with Mrs. Chamber's level of professionalism and plan to use her services as long as we can. She is dependable, full of integrity, consistent, and always open to new innovative ways to improve her services. I would recommend her to any one interested in counseling.

  • 2 years in business
Shelia B.
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My experience is that,I have a more favorable relationship with my family. It has helped me to be more honest within myself. To identify my strength as well as weakness or(things that I am over coming. I would highly encourage all,that if you need help"what are waiting for one call that's all".Your experience will be one that will reflect in your attitude now and years to come.

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We provide integrated clinical and Christian counseling services for couples, individuals, and teens. This integrated approach offers clients the best of both techniques as it offers proven clinical treatment with the support and strength faith provides.

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Because I attempt to do very good work

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I counsel married couples using the Gottman method. My experience with adolescents extend from ages 10 to 18. I conduct grief counseling for trauma survivors. My approach to counseling is based on a family therapeutic model.

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We have a church where all are welcome. We are available for wedding services and counseling, and we also provide musicians.

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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If you are looking for high-quality, strength-based, and client-centered service, you have come to the right place. At Donald Garrett, Ph.D. & Associates, we will work with you to create wellness of mind, body and spirit. Our coaches at Donald Garrett, Ph.D & Associates will provide you with a free thorough assessment consultation and if we are a good fit for you we will develop a complete action plan that describes in detail both our and your responsibilities for reaching your goals whether they are personal, family, work or business related. Our coaches are committed to excellence and have more than 50 years of combined experience. Our services include life/professional coaching. Our clients are individuals, families, engaged couples, senior managers and businesses. We provide one on one and group coaching that is research based and utilizes best practices. We provide services in person, via phone, Skype, Face-time, via the internet and via webinars. You will find us to be a warm and welcoming safe place to receive support with life's challenges. Begin your journey with us today. Let us put our experience to work for you.

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Is your child having a hard time meeting and keeping friends?Academic success is linked with social success. Certified school counselor (and former shy child), Sara Parker, presents Friendship Craze to help build friendships. Friendship Craze is a class where children play games, role play and learn skills to help them make and keep friends. I will meet with your child, and together, we'll decide what areas we want to work on. The lessons will be specifically geared towards each child's individual needs.

  • 6 years in business
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Since 2012 I have been meeting people where they are and supporting them through changes that life presents to them. I help my clients identify what they want to change and give them practical tools and techniques based on who they are to change from within. My goal is to help them to be their authentic selves and to enjoy and live their life in a way that is meaningful to them.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a psychologist?

A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

  • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
  • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
  • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
  • Overcoming addictions.
  • Managing chronic illness.
  • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

What are the types of psychologists?

Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

  • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
  • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
  • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
  • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
  • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
  • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
  • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
  • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
  • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
  • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
  • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
  • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
  • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
  • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
  • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
  • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
  • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
  • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

How much do therapists cost?

If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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