Therapists Specializing in Adolescent Mental Health in Georgia

Adolescence is a formative developmental phase of life full of rapid changes and unique challenges. Given the social, emotional, and physical changes occurring, it’s very normal to experience some degree of distress during this time. Therefore, it can be difficult to distinguish normal distress from more serious mental health concerns, particularly because adolescents can find it hard to communicate emotional and psychological difficulties. If symptoms such as persistent irritability, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, risk-taking behavior, or mood changes are negatively affecting an adolescents’ relationships or academic participation, seeking the opinion of a mental health professional may help.

A therapist will be able to discuss these symptoms and help choose the best fitting therapy type to help. Depending on the specific issues faced, therapists can help adolescents learn new skills for coping or communicating, deal with bullying, and examine thinking patterns in order to develop more helpful perspectives.

Below are therapists in Georgia who specialize in working with young people and adolescents. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Shlomit  Kirsch

Shlomit Kirsch

Online Sessions, GA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

Welcome! I know how daunting it can be to select a therapist and start this process in general, and I commend you for taking this important step for your child or yourself. I love working with older children, teens and adults who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias, self-esteem issues or relationship difficulties. I strive to provide a warm and safe environment in which we can explore, process, and deeply understand your experience, identify treatment goals and learn new strategies for coping with difficulties. My ultimate goal is to promote personal growth and help you or your child internalize our work so that you have the tools to overcome future obstacles in addition to the current ones.

If it sounds like I may be a good fit for you or your family, I welcome you to request a free phone consultation so that we can learn more about each other and determine next steps.


Michelle  Terry

Michelle Terry

Online Sessions, GA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 - $250 per session

Having someone on your side to positively support, guide, and empower you is invaluable. Therapy is the best gift you can give yourself. It's a space each week to refuel and recharge and embrace the week ahead feeling excited, empowered and ready to nurture positive life change. Together we will help to figure out where you are getting stuck and work to find the path ahead that feels organic, authentic and personal to you! You are not alone, together, we will work to shift your mindset, take control of your narrative and set you up for success!


Justin  Murray

Justin Murray

Online Sessions, GA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $50 per session

Calling a therapist can be intimating, but I hope you will take a moment (and maybe a deep breath) to call and see how I can help. My practice is unique because not only do you get the set the pace for your goals and how we will work together, but also where we will work together. My practice is 100% virtual so you can have a session where ever you are most comfortable.

Serenity Seekers Counseling and Wellness is a safe environment that would like to meet you where you are, as I walk you through the path of the journey you seek. I have extensive experience with individuals and couples I will infuse your needs with your desires. Give me a call so we can talk to see if we are a good fit for working together.


Emily  Garai

Emily Garai

Online Sessions, GA

675 Seminole Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA, 30307

Waitlist available in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $170 per session

Finding a therapist can be an anxiety-provoking and intimidating experience. I want you to know that I will meet you wherever you are, non judgmentally, and with respect for your personalized concerns. During our first meeting, we will assess your reasons for seeking treatment as well as your background and history. From there, I will propose a treatment plan and work with you to establish some personalized goals.

I specialize in treatment for conditions that develop as a result of a history of traumatic experiences. Additionally, I strive to help young adults navigate the fears, worries, moods, and identity shifts that arise during major life transitions. Furthermore, I have specialized training working with gender and sexual minorities and their families. I strive to create a welcome, safe space for you to explore your identity and cope with life’s challenges and changes while building a toolkit of skills that will continue to be beneficial long after treatment is complete.


Palmer  McCluskey

Palmer McCluskey

Online Sessions, GA

199 Armour Drive Northeast, Atlanta, GA, 30324

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $80 - $130 per session

What would it look like for you to live a life that more closely aligns with your values and potential? Perhaps you have tried different ways to get there, but they have not worked. When you feel "stuck" like this, it is a great time to reach out for help from a therapist to help you to make the meaningful changes that you deserve.

I would love to be part of your journey of meaningful change. In our work together, we would explore what is most important to you and what has gotten in the way of you achieving it. I will strive to make our therapeutic relationship a safe place where you can experience new ways of thinking and being. Together, we will collaboratively develop a plan to help you achieve meaningful change. It will not always be easy, but it will be worth it.

Reaching out for help is a courageous first step towards achieving the balanced and fulfilling life that you desire. I would love to connect with you on the phone, free of charge, to see if we might be a good fit. Please do not hesitate to email me or give me a phone call at anytime.


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