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Amanda Carver

Amanda Carver, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist

Amanda Carver, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Atlanta, GA who offers guidance in the pursuit of improved vitality, connection with others and…... Read more
Druid Pointe Office Building 2751 Buford Highway, Suite 700, Atlanta, Georgia, 30324
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Tips to Reignite the Romantic Spark in your Relationship

You ve long ago inhaled the early dating phase of forgoing sleep for intimate conversation and unquenchable ...
David Karol Gore

Dr David Karol Gore, PhD, PC

Dr. David Karol is a specialist in psychology, marriage counseling and addiction recovery in Georgia. He is practising psychotherapy since 1983 and has obtained his…... Read more
6065 Lake Forrest Drive Suite 170, Atlanta, Georgia, 30328
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Taking the Time Out to be a Couple

The Sandwich Generation is defined as the generation caught between raising children and taking care ...
Courtney Geter

Courtney Geter, LMFT
Sex Therapist

Courtney is a licensed marriage and family therapist with additional training in sex therapy. She received her bachelor's degree in Child and Family Development from The…... Read more
1708 Peachtree Street, Suite 525, Atlanta, Georgia, 30309
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Bringing Sexy Back In Your Long term Relationship

Each long term relationship is different and sex in each relationship is different. Many factors impact ...

What Does “Fighting” Really Mean?

When you hear we had a fight, what comes to mind? How about an image of two red faced people with fists ...
Laurie Heller

Laurie Heller, LPC

Laurie Heller, LPC, in Atlanta, GA, is committed to working collaboratively with adults and couples toward healing and evolving in a thoughtful, present, and emotionally…... Read more
Terra Firma Counseling Center, 3193 Howell Mill Road, Ste. 323, Atlanta, Georgia, 30327
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Can Your Dreams Improve Your Relationship?

Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious said Freud, the father of psychology and psychoanalysis. ...

Creating A Safe Haven For Communication

We never talk any more or we have communication issues are the most frequent responses I hear from both ...
Nicole Tholmer

Nicole Tholmer, LPC

Nicole is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia. She has a private practice located in Atlanta, GA. She specializes in forming healthy…... Read more
2470 Windy Hill Rd STE 252, Atlanta, Georgia, 30067
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Unapologetically Me: How Self Acceptance Helps Our Relationships

I had this Aha moment about a week ago where I went through a mental process of accepting my flaws that ...

How to Protect Yourself from Unhealthy Relationships

This morning as I prepared my breakfast, I had a boiled egg, two sausage links, and an apple. I inspected ...

Sometimes Love Is Just Not Enough- Should I Stay or Go?

Have you ever had a relationship where your heart is overflowing with love for that other person? You ...
Sandra Williams

Sandra Williams, LPC, NCC

Sandra is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia; and a National Certified Counselor. She is a private practitioner in Atlanta, GA who works with a…... Read more
2001 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Suite 540, Atlanta, GA, 30310
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9 Habits of Strong and Healthy Couples

When it comes to what makes a healthy romantic relationship, the expectations differ from couple to couple. ...

What You Should Know About Finding “The One”

You know that feeling you get when you meet someone and have that instant spark? Those butterflies you ...
Jo Ann Atkins

Jo Ann Atkins, DMin, CPC

Dr. Jo Ann Atkins, is a certified pastoral counselor with a private practice in Atlanta, GA. …... Read more
Spiritual counselor help, Atlanta, Georgia , 30340
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16 Principles for Effective Communication in Marriage

Communications is a common theme in my counseling practice with couples. Couples report that they have ...

Why African-American Couples are Less Likely to Seek Counseling?

Much of the counseling I do is with young couples is pre marital and marital counseling. As a certified ...
Galen Cole

Dr. Galen Cole, PhD, MPH, LPC, WCP

Galen Cole, PhD, MPH, LPC, WCP, is a master of public health, licensed professional counselor, American board certified psychotherapist, internationally certified…... Read more
Plaza 400 5881 Glenridge Drive NE Suite 245, Atlanta, Georgia, 30328
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Tips for Recognizing Effective Couples Therapy

On a personal note, I believe that effective couples therapy is invaluable given the many economic and ...

Principles of a Happy Romantic Marriage

My years of counseling couples taken together with my personal experience with marriage my wife and I ...
Sharia Thomas

Sharia Thomas, MS, NCC, MAC, LPC

Sharia Thomas is Your Consultant to an Ultimately Unique Experience. She is a free spirit sharing all of her gifts and talents with the world. Ultimately, she feels…... Read more
1730 NE Expy NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30329
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Reactivating the Love Factor

I am not in love anymore. I have heard it many times while in session with clients. Heck, I have even ...
Eddie Capparucci

Eddie Capparucci, MA, LPC

Eddie Capparucci is a Certified Marriage Counselor and Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist. He's passionate about helping couples who feel emotionally overwhelmed and…... Read more
2625 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 101, Marietta, Georgia, 30062
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Important Things to Frequently Communicate in a Marriage

A favorite activity among the teenagers in our church s youth group is sharing Highs and Lows . Sitting ...

Can a Temporary Separation Make a Relationship Stronger?

During initial marriage counseling sessions, a question I am asked often is do you think we should separate ...
Tequilla Hill

Dr. Tequilla Hill, LMFT

Dr. Tequilla Hill Hales is the owner of Hill Psychotherapeutic Services, LLC, a boutique private practice in Marietta, GA. …... Read more
1640 Powers Ferry Road Building 19, Suite 300B, Marietta, Georgia, 30067
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Relationship Aches

Relationships often emulate roller coasters of emotions soaring sparks of exhilaration and trepidation, ...

Love is an Action Verb

Western culture socializes us from a very young age to internalize our ideals about love. Love could ...
Greg Griffin

Greg Griffin, MA, BCPC
Pastoral Counselor

Greg Griffin is a Pastoral Counselor in private practice in Marietta. His specialty is relationship repair and rescue, helping partners, spouses, parents and their…... Read more
3827 Roswell Rd, Suite 100-C, Marietta, Georgia, 30062
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Three “Bs” to Avoid Infidelity

There in the counseling session, Kim s emotions ricocheted from hot anger to numb stupor to intense heartache ...

Why Being an Independent Individual in a Marriage isn’t Attractive

Christina sat up straight on the couch in my counseling office and said, I ve been through a lot, even ...
Teri Capparucci

Teri Capparucci, MAHSC
Marriage & Family Therapist

Teri Capparucci is a therapist with a private practice in Marietta, GA. She specializes in working with women who are struggling to deal with their partner's sexual…... Read more
2625 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 101, Marietta, Georgia, 30062

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Find the Perfect Therapist in Atlanta

There’s nothing wrong in seeking help. You sometimes just need someone to talk to, to share your problems with and get to the roots in a secure, confident environment. Therapists are all ears to you!

Life’s all about taking the next step forward. A new relationship, a new career, relocation, finances or family, at times, can be a bit unnerving and challenging, so, it’s absolutely normal to seek assistance.

Therapy is incredibly effective for people with mental health conditions and it’s worth it even if you don’t have any medical issue.

Therapy is a magnificently versatile tool, it isn’t just the answer to impregnable relationships troubles. It is also the answer to trivial, seemingly inconsequential issues encountered in a relationship. Therapy shouldn’t be the last resort to salvage a bond but the stepping stone to nip surfacing issues in the bud.

How can I set goals for therapy?

Now that you are here seeking help, you have passed the first hurdle. Congratulations! But therapists do not have magic wands, they can’t make our problems vanish in thin air. Don’t let ungrounded expectations make your therapy sessions fruitless. Be objective about what it is that your desire from therapy. For that, you need to set to goals. Goal setting is important because it equips you to make a smooth transition from a messy headspace to a clearer state of mind.

Here are some things to consider when setting SMART goals for therapy-

Specific- Set specific goals. Chalk out the specific pain points of your relationship and aim to resolve them through therapy.

Measurable- Make sure that the goals are measurable. For instance, if you are not spending enough time with each other, you can set goals like going out on a date at least once a week.

Attainable- Be realistic when setting goals, they should be attainable. Talk to your therapist and get a fair idea of what you should be able to achieve through therapy. Then, set goals accordingly.

Relevant- The goals should be relevant. Say for an example, if you and your partner have pent up resentment, then setting goals like going on date nights is not going to help. You have to set relevant goals that will help to resolve the existing resentment Again, talk to your therapist about the kind of goals you should have.

Time frame- Set a realistic time frame when setting a goal. Keep in mind your current relationship dynamics. Years of accumulated damage in a relationship can’t be repaired overnight.

Though therapy offers the required assistance to sail through miniscule issues to deeper marital hiccups, resolving tiffs before they fester into graver problems can save you from the forthcoming pain and heartbreak.

However, even if you’re facing serious personal conflict or mental health issues in your life, you don’t have to feel hopeless! Remember, this too shall pass.

All you need to do is talk to a licensed therapist. Finding a therapist can be overwhelming, but not here. We help you find the right therapist for you, in your city.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?

It’s easy to tell if your therapist:

  • Is located in your area.
  • Specializes in your issue.
  • Behaves ethically, shows professional and empathic behavior.
  • Talks about confidentiality and emergency protocol.
  • Recommends therapy that never conflicts your values and beliefs.
  • Never overshares and knows boundaries.
  • Listens you, remembers key facts and concerns.
  • Is trustworthy and likeable.
  • makes you feel everything is ‘right’.

Not sure what questions to ask a therapist

These sample questions may help you.

  • My problem is [Your Problem]. How would you go about treating that?
  • How will my confidentiality be assured?
  • How available are you, even beyond the sessions?
  • What are your fees?
  • Do you accept insurance?
  • How long do you typically work with clients?
  • Does your therapy more focused on past or present?

What can be my treatment options?

Ask your therapist about your treatment options, like medication, dietary changes, lifestyle changes or alternative healing therapies. You therapist will discuss each treatment option in detail, along with their pros and cons.