Therapists in Georgia specializing in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Therapy for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Below you'll find a list of therapists and mental health care providers who offer online and in-person appointments. You can use the filters above to refine your search.

PTSD is a condition that is precipitated by a perceived terrifying event. This event need not occur directly to the person but may happen vicariously—having seen something terrible happen to another person. The condition may last months or years while symptoms include ruminating thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, intense anxiety when triggered, and potential substance abuse in an attempt to cope. Working with a therapist who specializes in treating PTSD may reduce symptom frequency and severity and lead to a better quality life.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on the interaction between thought and behavior. It examines negative thought patterns with the goal of changing responses to negative stimuli. CBT is often used to treat depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. You’ll find mental health professionals who specialize in CBT listed below. 

Finding Psychologists, Therapists, and Counselors in Georgia

Finding a therapist in Georgia may be easier in the city of Atlanta. Online therapy may be a good option if you live in more rural areas or if a therapist with a particular specialty is not located near you.

Out of pocket costs for therapy in Georgia will be between $75 - $120+ per session. For couples counseling and family therapy, costs are about $100 - $125+ per session. First appointments with a therapist tend to be a little longer and may cost a little more. Also, it’s important to note that specialized services can cost more.

There are currently 18,260 counselors working in Georgia with licenses, including Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and Psychologists (Ph.D. and Psy.D.). 

If you think you might qualify for free or reduced-cost services from the state, take a look at the GDBHDD website and/or see if you qualify for Medicaid.

Licensed clinicians (and even interns) are held to strict practice guidelines to protect clients. If you’d like to learn more about identifying and reporting misconduct, learn more here.

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