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There are no therapists currently located in Atlanta, GA. The following therapists are located in GA.

McKeisha Washington

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD

Jeanie Witcraft-Shiau

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, ADHD

Mesha Ellis

  • 15 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Atlanta, Georgia
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Family / Marital, Gottman Method, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Relational

State Licenses: California, Georgia and Tennessee

Stephanie Cook

  • 10 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Atlanta, Georgia
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Gottman Method

State License: Georgia

Rachel Butler

  • 2 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Atlanta, Georgia
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Coping Skills, Depression, Marital / Premarital, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Family / Marital, Gottman Method, Interpersonal

State License: Georgia

Kendal Gerold

  • 8 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Atlanta, Georgia
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Areas of focus: Academic issues, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anxiety, Behavior Issues, Chronic Pain, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Drug Abuse, Eating Disorders, Goal Setting, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Emotionally Focused, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State Licenses: Florida and Georgia

Kelley Goodwin

  • 5 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Atlanta, Georgia
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Art Therapy, Attachment-based, Coaching, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Jungian, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Relational

State Licenses: Georgia and Tennessee

Robbi Anne Strauss

  • 3 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Atlanta, Georgia
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State License: Georgia

Robyn Minefee

  • 6 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Atlanta, Georgia
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Eclectic, Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Person-Centered Therapy

State License: Georgia

Mahkada Taylor

  • 13 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Atlanta, Georgia
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-based, Eclectic, Interpersonal, Multicultural, Psychodynamic, Relational

State Licenses: Florida and Georgia

II. The Best Therapists in Atlanta, GA

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Establishing a relationship with a therapist based on trust and empathy is the top priority, but there are other critical considerations. Online Therapy evaluated some of the best therapists in Atlanta based on eight key factors, including credentials, specializations, availability, cost, and other essential features. This list includes 15 well-rated counselors who offer quality care at fair prices.

Choosing the Best Atlanta, GA Therapists

Credentials

Georgia has strict licensing requirements for therapists to protect you from unqualified mental health providers. Therapists wishing to be licensed in Atlanta must earn a master’s degree primarily with counseling content and 600 internship hours. They also must complete a set number of supervised counseling hours and pass a licensing exam.

Accessibility

Your therapist of choice should specialize in the area you need help with and be accessible, so it’s easy to work with them. Look for therapists with compatible office hours and flexible scheduling. All the Atlanta therapists listed offer remote services for improved accessibility.

Cost

Don’t let cost hinder your therapy needs by budgeting appropriately. Atlanta therapists typically charge per session, but some bundle hours into a package. Some therapists work with insurance companies, but most require you to be reimbursed by your provider. Many offer a sliding fee scale, but you may have to ask.

Mary Gresham: Ph.D. | Best for financial coaching

404-320-6510
Website

Dr. Mary Gresham is a licensed psychologist with 30 years’ experience and a specialty in financial coaching/counseling, including conflicts over money, lack of assertiveness in money transactions, poor money habits, inheritance issues, and other financial stressors.

What patients say: “I’ve found her to be an invaluable resource when it comes to behavioral finance and the psychology we all deal with when it comes to our money.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Career Counseling
Codependency
NA Cost per Session: $200 No Yes

Anne S. Mayfield: LPC, NCC, CSAT, RRT-P | Best for sex addiction

404-664-7223
Website

Anne Mayfield is a licensed professional counselor and certified sex addiction therapist who specializes in sex addiction and recovery. She provides therapy to sex addicts and their partners, has been practicing for 11 years, and offers a sliding fee scale.

What patients say: “Anne is compassionate and extremely skilled in her techniques. I have overcome persistent, counterproductive behaviors in only 2 sessions.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Sexual Addiction
Trauma and PTSD
Relationship Issues
Not Provided NA Yes Yes

Denice Crowe Clark: Ph.D., LMFT | Best for walk-and-talk therapy

404-895-1525
Website

Dr. Denice Crowe Clark is a licensed marriage and family therapist and 13-year veteran who believes in the power of walk-and-talk therapy, combining the therapeutic benefits of talk therapy with physical activity and exposure to nature.

What patients say: “Denice is a first-rate therapist. She is caring, empathic, and passionate about her profession. I am sure anyone will highly benefit from doing therapy with Denice.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Coping Skills
NA Cost per Session: $185 No Yes

Steven D. Brand: M.S.W./M.P.H., LCSW, ACSW, PC | Best for learning coping skills

770-641-8726
Website

Steven Brand is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in creating a safe emotional space for clients to learn coping skills and better communicate their needs. Steven has been practicing for 35 years and offers a sliding fee scale.

What patients say: “Steve Brand has helped me so much. He’s easy to talk to and open up with because he’s real.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Depression
Codependency
NA Cost per Session:
Professional Coaching / Leadership Assessment and Interpretation (2 hrs) = $1,200
Professional Coaching Package = $600 per month or $1,500 per quarter
Wilderness Coaching:
Day Tripper = $975
Weekender = $1,500
Chance of a lifetime = $6,500
Individual / Family/ Marriage Counseling
50 minute session = $170
Marital Crisis Coaching
20 hours of therapy = $3,500
Yes Yes

Elana Dunn: M.Ed., LPC, CPCS | Best for live video counseling

404-920-8046
Website

Elana Dunn is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in live video counseling to help clients with limited time work on overcoming anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges. She’s also accessible via phone and text and has been practicing for 24 years.

What patients say: “After a couple of sessions, I’m quite satisfied with Elana. I feel safe to speak openly. She’s personable, experienced, and offers sound feedback.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Relationship Issues
Superbill Provided for Insurance Reimbursement Cost per Session:
$150 initial/ First live-video session
$120 live-video session
No Yes

Cynthia Schwartzberg: LCSW | Best for emotional issues

917-816-3534
Website

Cynthia Schwartzberg is a licensed clinical social worker with an emphasis on treating adolescents, young adults, and adults struggling with a wide range of emotional issues, including grief, trauma, anger, and life transitions. She’s been supporting clients on their journeys of healing from all types of relational issues and trauma for over 30 years. Cynthia deeply enjoys watching her clients go from confusion to clarity and joy.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Relationship Issues
Anxiety
NA Cost per Session: $210 No Yes

Powell Burke: LCSW | Best for gender identity issues

404-590-0598
Website

Powell Burke is a licensed clinical social worker with a special interest in helping clients struggling with gender identity and transgender issues. He believes in the importance of providing gender nonconforming clients with a therapist who’s trained, experienced, sensitive, and up to date on the latest advances, policies, and resources. Powell also works with clients in the LGBTQIA+ community, living with HIV/AIDS, or dealing with mood disorders.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Transgender
Mood Disorders
Gay
NA Cost per Session:
Individual therapy: $179.00 per hour (50 minutes)
Couples therapy: $199.00 per hour (50 minutes)
Yes Yes

William H. Hemphill II: M.Div., NCC, LPC | Best for adoption counseling

678-257-7831
Website

William Hemphill is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in adoption counseling. As an adoptive parent himself, he helps with blended families, parenting skills, cultural identity, relationships with birth families, and identity formation. William has been practicing for five years.

What patients say: “Mr. Hemphill is a very patient, considerate, professional and experienced counselor. He listens well and is easy to talk to.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Marital and Premarital
Spirituality
Adoption
Aetna
Anthem
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cost per Session:
Individual Therapy: $125 per session.
Couples & Family Therapy: $150 per session
No Yes

Bianca Walker: Ed.S., LPC | Best for adolescent girls and women

678-210-1821
Website

Bianca Walker is a licensed professional counselor who uses a holistic approach to support adolescent girls aged 12 and over and women with a variety of mental health concerns. She’s been practicing for five years and has extensive training and experience with anxiety and stress-related disorders. Bianca also helps with depression, trauma, setting boundaries, and career counseling, and offers a sliding fee scale.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Codependency
Stress
NA Cost per Session:
Individual therapy: $100 (50 minutes)
Yes Yes

Susan Adams: LMFT | Best for marriage counseling

404-698-3699
Website

Susan Adams is a licensed marriage and family therapist who’s been practicing for over 41 years. She specializes in marriage and couples counseling and finds it rewarding to provide her clients with the tools to have better relationships.

What patients say: “After 6 years of marriage we found the need for a therapist and were so lucky to find Susan. She is patient, insightful, and informative.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Anxiety
Relationship Issues
NA Not Provided No Yes

Amy Howard: M.S., LMFT, CST | Best for sex therapy

404-904-7941
Website

Amy Howard is a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist who works with couples at any stage of life experiencing a variety of sexual concerns. For 16 years, she’s been helping clients work through sexual-related problems, including arousal and desire issues, sexual performance concerns, painful intercourse, orgasm difficulties, sexual abuse and trauma, infertility, infidelity, pornography challenges, and/or masturbation.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Sex Therapy
NA Not Provided No Yes

Suzanne E. Goodwin: M.S., LPC, CCH | Best for religious trauma

404-914-0279
Website

Suzanne Goodwin is a licensed professional counselor with nine years’ experience helping clients suffering from religious trauma escape harmful belief systems.

What patients say: “Suzanne is a wonderful therapist who has helped me navigate through the most difficult times of my life. She goes above and beyond typical expectations of a therapist to ensure her clients feel safe and that their emotional and psychological needs are met.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Leaving harmful religion
Trauma and PTSD
Addiction
NA Cost per Session: $130 Yes Yes

Sharon R. Peterson: LCSW, CEDS-S | Best for eating disorders

404-482-1745
Website

Sharon Peterson is a licensed clinical social worker and certified eating disorder specialist-supervisor who has been practicing since 1995 and specializes in treating eating disorders and emotional issues. She offers a sliding fee scale.

What patients say: “We started seeing her at her Sandy Springs location because we were having communication problems with 2 teenagers in the house. What a difference family therapy makes!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Eating Disorders
Mood Disorders
Child or Adolescent
PPO’s only (No HMO’s accepted) Cost per Session: $250 Yes Yes

Jessica Bauer: Ph.D., LP | Best for expectant mothers

404-444-8974
Website

Dr. Jessica Bauer is a licensed psychologist who helps prevent and treat depression or anxiety experienced during pregnancy and postpartum. Her focus includes all aspects of perinatal mental health, including infertility, pregnancy, pregnancy loss, childbirth, and adjusting to parenthood. Dr. Bauer also offers comprehensive treatment modalities covering common mental health issues. She has been in practice for seven years and offers a sliding fee scale.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Anxiety
Depression
NA Cost per Session:
Individual therapy is $150 per 50-minute session
Yes Yes

Kendal Gerold: LPC, NCC, CAADC | Best for drug and alcohol addiction

770-999-9479
Website

Kendal Gerold is a licensed professional counselor and certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor with an extensive background in helping clients with concerns surrounding substance use, anxiety, depression, and stress. Kendal has an online-only therapy practice and is passionate about helping clients gain confidence in their abilities to live happier, healthier lives. She offers a sliding fee scale.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Addiction
Depression
Anxiety
NA Cost per Session:
Individual Session
-50 Minute session $135.00
Individual Session
-75 Minute session $175.00
Yes Yes

III. What You Should Know About Atlanta Therapy

How are Atlanta therapists licensed?

Prospective therapists in Atlanta must follow Georgia’s strict licensure requirements, which require a minimum of a master’s degree, primarily with counseling content and a 600-hour internship. Graduates can apply to be Associate Professional Counselors while they complete four years of supervised counseling training or three years of an internship. They must also pass the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification or the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination to become an LPC.

How much does therapy cost in Atlanta?

Therapy costs in Atlanta greatly vary, with per-session fees running $100-$150 on the low end and $185-$250 on the high end for individuals and slightly higher for couples or families. Sessions typically last 50 minutes, but you can get longer sessions for a higher fee. Some therapists charge for a set number of hours instead of per session. About half the listed therapists offer a sliding fee scale, but very few accept insurance.

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