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500,000 people sought help at Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting therapy for black men & women therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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7 therapists available at Sandy Springs
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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Bipolar Disorder, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, +4 more

Allow me to assist in helping you live your life at full capacity.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Stress, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Sleep / Insomnia, +4 more

As an advocate for mental well-being, I understand the importance of patient-centered treatment.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +10 more

My primary goal is to serve my patients by providing care that is collaborative, comprehensive, and respectful, giving all patients the voice that the... My primary goal is to serve my patients by providing care that is collaborative, comprehensive, and respectful, giving all patients the voice that they deserve. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +9 more

As a provider who has close associates with psychiatric issues, I understand what it takes to give care to individuals who present with diverse mental... As a provider who has close associates with psychiatric issues, I understand what it takes to give care to individuals who present with diverse mental health issues. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +17 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Stress, ADHD, Addiction, +8 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Bipolar Disorder, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Sleep / Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression, +1 more

I understand the obstacles in the way of seeking mental health assistance for minorities and those who have strong religious backgrounds.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +4 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, +1 more

As an African American woman, I understand how mental health and family secrets can be subjects to never speak about—only prayed about and ignored.

Starting Therapy for Black men & women

What is Therapy for Black men and women?

Therapy for the treatment of Black men and women is a person-centered, individualized type of psychotherapeutic care that takes into account the emotional and mental impact of being a black person of color in today’s society. Thriveworks Sandy Springs therapists use traditional therapy techniques implemented through an anti-racist lens, addressing issues like racism, colorism, toxic masculinity/misogyny, and others. This type of therapy is meant to create a safe space for black individuals to express their emotions and alleviate their stress in an environment that caters to their unique experiences.

How does Therapy for Black men and women work?

Therapy for Black men and women is much like standard psychotherapy in that Thriveworks Sandy Springs therapists will use a variety of approaches depending on each client’s needs. However, it will also heavily incorporate person-centered therapy, which means that every client’s individual experiences, goals, and needs will be at the forefront of treatment.

Is Therapy for Black men and women conducted in person or online?

Therapy for Black men and women at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Therapy for Black men and women last?

Therapy for Black women and men will last as long as necessary to achieve the client’s therapeutic goals, whether that be a few months or years. Generally, though, true progress will often take at least five months. Thriveworks therapists in Sandy Springs, GA will continue to provide care for as long as necessary to help clients meet their therapeutic needs.

Need more help deciding?

Reaching out for mental health care may be the right next step for you, but that does not mean it is an easy next step. Certain barriers can keep people from seeking the help they deserve, and some people bump up against more roadblocks than others. African Americans, for example, receive therapy at half the rate as Caucasians do even though they suffer from mental illness at the same rates, according to a 2010 study. A number of factors contribute to the inequality. Accessibility and quality of care are two significant barriers to African Americans receiving the mental health care they deserve. In a 2012 radio interview, Psychiatrist Dr. William Lawson expounded, “Dr. Satcher in his surgeon general’s report noted that there was less accessibility of mental health services for people of color for a variety of reasons. Part of it is that many of the systems simply aren’t located proximity to where people of color are.” Dr. Lawson went on, “Part of it is that many professionals simply don’t know how to diagnose properly African-Americans.” Dr. Lawson told a story of when he was in medical school and was taught that African Americans do not develop depression—a gross untruth. Many within the African American community and the mental health care community are working to correct this history of inaccessible and inadequate care, and they are fighting for a better future where African Americans receive the mental health care they deserve.

Thriveworks Atlanta in Sandy Springs, GA believes that everyone deserves access to quality mental health care. Our office hopes to remove roadblocks and make it easier for African Americans to reach out for therapy.

Building Trust between a Therapist and Client

When Jinneh was in high school, she struggled with depression after her mother died. When a mental health professional prescribed something for her depression, Jinneh’s family and friends did not trust the counselor’s intentions. They convinced Jinneh not to fill the medication. In college, Jinneh was still depressed when her roommate recommended she start therapy again. With treatment, Jinneh’s depression healed, and now, she works in the mental health field. Her story is told in The Washington Post’s article, “Therapists say African Americans are increasingly seeking help for mental illness.” Jinneh’s story is not unique. Many others have not trusted mental health professionals, but that trust is growing.

Therapists have to establish trust with their clients for mental health care to be effective. In many ways, trust can be built before therapy begins. At Thriveworks Atlanta, we believe that transparency is a big part of trust. We want to be transparent about what therapy involves and to equip future clients with information about what they can expect from our professionals.

First and foremost, our office provides individualized care. Each client has unique experiences, goals, strengths, weaknesses, hopes, and dreams. As clients become comfortable with the therapeutic process, they can delve deeper and deeper as they set the pace. Along the way, therapists are guides, working at a pace that clients feel comfortable. It is the therapist’s job to create a space where clients feel safe and where they can share honestly about anything, including their cultural, ethnic, and racial context. At Thriveworks Atlanta, our professionals understand that an individual’s context matters for their mental health. In therapy, African Americans often work through difficult topics they may be facing such as…

  • Discrimination
  • Career advancement
  • Racial trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Grief counseling
  • Divorce
  • Sexual identity issues
  • Depression
  • Child therapy
  • Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
  • Anger management
  • Executive coaching
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Substance use
  • Eating disorders
  • Suspected abuse of a child
  • Infidelity
  • Addiction
  • Psychiatric testing
  • Job loss
  • Couples and marriage counseling

Another area where the therapists at Thriveworks Atlanta seek to earn trust with their African American clients is by working with their community support. Religious leaders, family members, and friends can all play a part in holistic care. Therapists and community members are all on the same team, working toward the same goal—an individual’s well-being. Each has a unique and important part to play. Religious leaders can support an individual’s mental health in ways that therapists cannot. Therapists can support an individual’s mental health in ways that friends cannot. Family can provide support in ways that pastors cannot. Friends can give care that counselor cannot. Every aspect of an individual’s support community is important.

Setting Up an Appointment for Counseling at Thriveworks Atlanta in Sandy Springs

When you read through the list of issues that may be discussed at therapy, you may have recognized something. You also may not have recognized something. It would be impossible to list every challenge people face. Whatever may be happening in your life right now, know that you are not alone. Help is available. If you are thinking of going to therapy, Thriveworks Atlanta has appointments available. Our therapists are licensed professionals who care. We know that life is challenging, and so, we think that scheduling therapy should not be. When you call our office to make an appointment, here are a few things you can expect…

  1. Our scheduling specialists answer our phones and help our clients schedule their appointments.
  2. New clients often meet with their counselor within 24 hours of their first call.
  3. Weekend and evening sessions are offered.
  4. There is no waitlist, so our clients are never put on one.
  5. We accept many different insurance plans.

Let’s work together. Call Thriveworks Atlanta in Sandy Springs today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Sandy Springs therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Sandy Springs
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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I have had a wonderful experience He is kind and listens.
Heather Feb 2024
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I look forward to my sessions with Ashley!
Emi Jan 2024
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My therapist, Ashley, is amazing and very genuine. She makes me feel like I can be open and more comfortable with expressing myself. She really feels passionate about helping me. The process to start therapy is quick and easy with a lot of available times and therapists to choose from.
Read more My therapist, Ashley, is amazing and very genuine. She makes me feel like I can be open and more comfortable with expressing myself. She really feels passionate about helping me. The process to start therapy is quick and easy with a lot of available times and therapists to choose from.
Atlanta Jun 2021
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★★★★★
My therapist Claudia is wonderful! I’m incredibly grateful for the tools that I have learned to use in my life.
Read more My therapist Claudia is wonderful! I’m incredibly grateful for the tools that I have learned to use in my life.
Atlanta Jun 2021
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★★★★★
Aria is an exceptional therapist! I have seen first hand how much she cares about her clients and helps them through difficult times in their lives. Aria provides each of her clients with a safe space to express themselves and is always willing to go the extra mile. Not only is Aria an exceptional therapist she is also an amazing person.
Read more Aria is an exceptional therapist! I have seen first hand how much she cares about her clients and helps them through difficult times in their lives. Aria provides each of her clients with a safe space to express themselves and is always willing to go the extra mile. Not only is Aria an exceptional therapist she is also an amazing person.
Atlanta Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Ingrid is an exceptional social worker. She is understanding, compassionate, flexible and an excellent listener.
Read more Ingrid is an exceptional social worker. She is understanding, compassionate, flexible and an excellent listener.
Atlanta Jun 2020
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★★★★★
I am leaving this review on the behalf of Latoya Skinner. She is a very exceptional therapist with a heart of gold and deep compassion. I have had the pleasure of working with her as a co-worker and she has been very instrumental in providing feedback, Consulting with me on cases and having deep insight into working with me on some of the hardest cases and complicated clients. Latoya is one that will give her all and will go above and beyond to assist anyone. I highly recommend Latoya's to be a part of your team. She would be be a tremendous asset.
Read more I am leaving this review on the behalf of Latoya Skinner. She is a very exceptional therapist with a heart of gold and deep compassion. I have had the pleasure of working with her as a co-worker and she has been very instrumental in providing feedback, Consulting with me on cases and having deep insight into working with me on some of the hardest cases and complicated clients. Latoya is one that will give her all and will go above and beyond to assist anyone. I highly recommend Latoya's to be a part of your team. She would be be a tremendous asset.
Atlanta Mar 2020
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★★★★★
I have personally known Nichola Daley for over 15 years and can honestly say that she is one of the most genuine, intelligent, and compassionate people i have met. As a current behavioral health program director and employee of over 10 years, i can honestly say that Nichola develops a great rapport with every individual she encounters and performs well in problem solving and attending to their needs. Optimism and transparency are a few of her strong holds in which is why I strongly recommend her as a great therapist to consult.
Read more I have personally known Nichola Daley for over 15 years and can honestly say that she is one of the most genuine, intelligent, and compassionate people i have met. As a current behavioral health program director and employee of over 10 years, i can honestly say that Nichola develops a great rapport with every individual she encounters and performs well in problem solving and attending to their needs. Optimism and transparency are a few of her strong holds in which is why I strongly recommend her as a great therapist to consult.
Atlanta Feb 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Atlanta is located at 8800 Roswell Road a135, A-245, Atlanta, GA 30350, across from the North River Village Shopping Center.

Phone number

(404) 737-2670

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
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