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Atlanta Mental Health Counselors

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  • 11 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
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Iris S.
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I referee a family member to Annette Tyson for clspirotual and mental health counseling. Her response time for out reach and introduction was immediate. The young lady reported to me that Annette contacted her and connected with her with great concern and compassion. I would highly recommend her for counseling and intervention needs.

K & K Counseling Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mussettee H.
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Olivia is an amazing therapist & is highly trained & versed in the mental health field.

Strategies For Life, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon M.
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My son was struggling and Nena was a gentle guide to mental wellness and personal acceptance. Last semester he earned the President's list at college. He has a deep love relationship and his physical health is excellent. I hold Nena responsible for my son's success story! I can never thank her enough.

Ombassa Inspires
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 25 years in business
Cheri M.
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I am one of many who have had the privilege of working with the incredible Ombassa Sophera. She is a highly skilled practitioner and brings a level of Peace and Joy to every event that is unparalleled. The health and wellness benefits I have received as a result of working with Ms. Sophera are sure to last me a lifetime!

  • 12 years in business
Ben H.
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Dr. Tophia seems to have been incarnated to channel the positivity and learning which she conveys, often via example. Her counseling knowledge and moreover, her perceptivity towards accessing the whole patient, and channeling their recovery, using holistic approaches and current scientific methods and background message have changed this patient's life. I use methodne for chronic injury treatment, primarily, but Dr. Tophia's counseling has been the most effective since being diagnosed about ten years ago. With her help, I actually have real positivity growing in all aspects of my life; additionally, her counseling and shared positive perspective are catalyzing my efforts to grow past my mental/neural disfunctionalities, and she is helping me pragmatically to rediscover the life work which will, I believe, help to transcend my psychological blockages and miscognition. I am very glad that TANG (and, I believe even higher Power), has brought her into the effort of developing and continuing on a life path, that is fufilling, may help others (in turn), and help me to develop chanels of service and positivity which will help in my complete recovery, in so far as I am willing to benefit from her catalytic inspiration and no-nonsense perspective. I can only learn and benefit this effectively, because she is 'the Real Deal', and teaches by example, instruction, and inspiration.

Broken Chains International
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Faye S.
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I needed a counselor to discuss problems we were having with our marriage. I had been to counseling before, and I liked the counselor, but she was Jewish and could not relate to what I needed from a Christian standpoint. I had heard of Broken Chains and knew their reputation, "God based, God centered, God believing, and based fully on God's true Word." This is what I needed to help me through the hurt I was experiencing in our marriage. I needed help with self-forgiveness. I knew that God had already forgiven me for my all my sins, but I needed to find someone to talk to and that would listen to me and tell me I could forgive myself. I also needed to understand the different way other people approach the same problems. I found this at Broken Chains International. I learned that I was not to blame for things that had happened to me in my childhood (things that I had no control of), and that my childhood influenced me and shaped me into who I was today and how I live my life today. I also learned that I could forgive myself, just as God forgave me when he came into my life and saved me to have a personal relationship with Him. That relationship makes me who I am today and how I live my life today. I am grateful there are people that are given talents by God to be used for His glory and to help people in need, whether physical, spiritual, psychological or mentally. Broken Chains is an organization of people led by God, and based on Biblical principles. People that are willing to help you and if you are willing to open yourself up and let them, they can help. The first step is never easy, it takes a lot, a lot, of courage. But, God already knows what we are going through, then we should allow people He has given these talents to, to help us. Reach out today, let them help, you will be glad you did. There is help, and I recommend Broken Chains. I needed a counselor to discuss problems we were having with our marriage. I had been to counseling before, and I liked the counselor, but she was Jewish and could not relate to what I needed from a Christian standpoint. I had heard of Broken Chains and knew their reputation, "God based, God centered, God believing, and based fully on God's true Word." This is what I needed to help me through the hurt I was experiencing in our marriage. I needed help with self-forgiveness. I knew that God had already forgiven me for my all my sins, but I needed to find someone to talk to and that would listen to me and tell me I could forgive myself. I also needed to understand the different way other people approach the same problems. I found this at Broken Chains International. I learned that I was not to blame for things that had happened to me in my childhood (things that I had no control of), and that my childhood influenced me and shaped me into who I was today and how I live my life today. I also learned that I could forgive myself, just as God forgave me when he came into my life and saved me to have a personal relationship with Him. That relationship makes me who I am today and how I live my life today. I am grateful there are people that are given talents by God to be used for His glory and to help people in need, whether physical, spiritual, psychological or mentally. Broken Chains is an organization of people led by God, and based on Biblical principles. People that are willing to help you and if you are willing to open yourself up and let them, they can help. The first step is never easy, it takes a lot, a lot, of courage. God already knows what we are going through, we should allow these people He has gifted with talents to help other people to help us. Reach out today, let them help, you will be glad you did. There is help, and I recommend Broken Chains.

  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
John G.
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From July 2012 through February 2014 I was suffering through a very difficult stretch: mild depression, anxiety, lethargy, lack of self-confidence and wavering faith. I asked Bruce if he could be my "personal pastor" and help me work through these issues. Bruce and I met for breakfast nearly every Thursday morning for almost 18 months. He listened, he challenged, he encouraged and supported, and he helped me find my way back to mental balance, a reinvigorated faith and physical health and wellness. Bruce is a strong Christian man who knows firsthand the difficulties other Christian men face in their walk. His counsel and support were extremely instrumental in my recovery. He remains a good friend and someone I know will always be there for me.

Elizabeth D.
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L'Anni is amazing. She is so helpful and wonderful. She provides both personal and marital counseling for me. In both areas, she excelled. I would recommend her to anyone, but especially trauma victims.

  • 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.

Vanessa R.
Verified review

Janet is the best counselor that I've seen so far. She is caring and takes her time with each session. I look forward to continuing my sessions with her.

Ann Keller, M. A.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Rodney H.
Verified review

I have referred many clients to Ann as a Pastor and I always know that she is going to provide quality care and counsel for the people I send to her. She is very thorough, intelligent, and has the wisdom to help people through family, marriage, or mental health issues. I recommend her highly!

Susan P.
Verified review

I had a very positive experience with Balanced Path Counseling. Counselor Cole used both Brainspotting and Hypnotherapy to help reduce my physical pain (caused by health conditions and an injury/fall) which medication alone was unable to do. The best part of all? The results have been sustained. I highly recommend it!

About

I am a former educator and current chaplain with a background in Christian Counseling and Pastoral Care. I professionally represent a mental health non-profit organization, where I train public safety professionals. I also facilitate support groups, provide educational resources, mental health education and case management services for individuals and their families who are interested in wholeness, trauma recovery, and life coaching. I also speak in public arena and platforms to promote awareness, advocacy and education regarding mental illness from a faith-based/spiritual perspective.

About

We are a psychological practice with highly educated psychologists and therapists with over 30 years of experience. We specialize in: * anxiety * children * depression * marital counseling * psychological evaluation testing for legal purposes and medical reasons * grief counseling * gender identification counseling * trauma * children and family * terminal issues * forensic evaluations * expert witness testimony * child custody and divorce evaluations * PTSD * developmental disorders * mental health diagnostic testing * ADHD * bipolar and autism

About

  • 5 years in business
About

I meet every child and family where they are and develop a plan for treatment that is unique to them. My creativity comes out in my practice with families. I simply enjoy this work and love to share it with others.

About

I am a counselor for mental health working with suicide ideation and low self-esteem regarding adults and children.

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We provide comprehensive mental health therapy for adults, couples, and families. Lifestyle and parenting coaching are also available.

About

We provide mental health counseling, marriage counseling, individual counseling, and family counseling. We work with adults, children and adolescents, and deal with a variety of issues, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorders, etc.

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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