Therapists in Atlanta

Best Within You Therapy & Wellness

What Sets Our Atlanta Therapy Practice Apart

Discover effective, specialized, and compassionate therapy focused on your well-being

You are wanting a change. You are wanting to improve or feel different than you do at this moment. We are here for you and feel honored you are here considering our practice. Know that the psychologists at Best Within You Therapy & Wellness have dedicated their careers to helping others improve their mental health. Everyone is fully licensed and fulfills many continuing education hours to make sure to stay up to date with the latest advancements in the field. Rest assured, you will be working with a true expert. Several of our psychologists were also heads of programs or departments before going into private practice. We have all presented at conferences or have been published in academic journals. Additionally, our therapists have been quoted in HuffPost, Cooking Light, GloWell, Bustle, Myfitnesspal, and HerCampus.

Therapy When You Travel Or Have a Busy Schedule

 

We work with many busy parents, students, and professionals. Due to this, we offer morning, lunch time, and evening appointments. We are also all licensed and approved to see clients virtually in 35 states through Psycpact, an interstate compact. This allows us to be able to continue to work with you, if you would like, when you are on vacation or travel for work outside of Georgia.

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Finding A Therapist In Atlanta And Our Commitment To You

You deserve secure and protected time focused on your wellness and well-being

According to the National Alliance of Mental Health, around 1.5 million adults in Georgia have a mental health condition. This is more than 2x the total population of Atlanta. Over half of the people with a mental health condition in the United States did not receive treatment in the last year.

We know it can feel incredibly hard to find a therapist in Atlanta. We have heard countless times of therapists not getting back to clients. It is our priority from the moment you reach out to us to be responsive and treat you with compassionate and world class care. We will get back to you within 24 business hours and most times are able to get back the same day or even within hours. We will make sure to answer any questions that you have and make sure you know you have support from the first call or email to our practice.

If you are looking for therapists in Atlanta send us a message for a consultation.

Therapy in Atlanta By Atlanta Therapists

 

When people think of Atlanta what might come to mind is the 2022 World Series winner, home to the busiest airport, home of the Atlanta Falcons or Atlanta Hawks, the peach state, or the birthplace of Coca Cola. Atlanta also is filled with different neighborhoods and unique communities from Midtown, Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, and more. When we dive deeper, we know Atlanta is filled with people from all different cities, cultures, and with various political beliefs. As Atlanta therapists we have years of experience working with a wide variety of clients in terms of age, religion, race, upbringing, and sexual identity. Our therapists work with adults, teens, parents, students, athletes, and individuals in the LGBTQI+ community. We provide individual, couples, and family therapy in addition to psychological assessments. We provide effective, compassionate, and specialized care to individuals who want to focus on their wellness and improve their well-being.

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Atlanta Community Connection

 

When you work with one of our therapists at Best Within You Therapy & Wellness you are able to gain access to a community of other qualified health and wellness professionals. Dr. Leslie made it her priority when starting the practice to meet with Physical Therapists, Psychiatrists, Dietitians, Chiropractors, and Physicians. From this we have developed a referral list for our clients. Dr. Leslie as well as the other clinicians at the Best Within You Therapy & Wellness are constantly updating this list based on client feedback. When you trust us with your mental health and well- being we want to be a resource for you if you ever need other providers in the community.
 

FAQ:

Q: What is the difference between a therapist, counselor, social worker, and psychologist?

There are so many different types of mental health degrees; understanding the letters behind someone’s name and different terms can feel very confusing. It is important to know that the term therapist does not tell you what type of degree or licensure that therapist has. It actually also doesn’t tell you even if they are licensed. Each type of therapist has a different licensure board, type of training, and licensure requirements. You can think of therapists as an umbrella term and underneath that umbrella are social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, school counselors, licensed professional counselors, and associate professional counselors. This is like how a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and medical doctor are all types of physicians.

Q: What is a psychologist?
A psychologist is a mental health professional who has a doctorate degree. A psychologist in Georgia must attend a 4-year graduate program, then one year residency, and then a postdoctoral fellowship. They must complete a certain number of hours to be able to practice on their own without supervision. Psychologist is a regulated and protected term. In the state of Georgia, to be able to use the term psychologist you must also take a national psychology licensure exam, Georgia state written licensure exam, and Georgia oral licensure exam. You must then complete continuing education credits to be able to reapply for licensure ever two years. All the therapists at Best Within You Therapy & Wellness are psychologists that hold active licenses in the state of Georgia as well as other states.
Q: How do I know if someone is a therapist or a psychologist?
When you see Dr. in front of a mental health professionals name it can be a clue that they are a psychologist. A psychologist must also have a PhD or a PsyD degree. If you see someone who says Dr. in front of their name with a PhD or PsyD but calls themselves a therapist, it is possible they are not eligible, or have not kept or maintained necessary licensure requirements for psychology licensure. A therapist that uses the Dr. title may also have a different type of degree such a social work degree. However, for some people it’s a personal preference on if they call themselves a therapist or psychologist. Many psychologists use both terms interchangeably. If seeing a licensed psychologist feels important you can always ask the clinician about licensure status.
Q: Should I see a therapist or psychologist?
This is a very personal choice. We believe that finding a mental health professional who you trust and feel safe with and is experienced in what you are coming to therapy for is a priority. At Best Within You Therapy & Wellness we will help match you with one of our psychologists based on what you are looking for and what brings you into therapy. Everyone offers complimentary phone consultations where you can ask questions and determine fit before making an appointment.
Q: How long does therapy last and how many therapy sessions will I need?
Therapy is personalized to you. We do not offer a one size fits all approach. Some of our clients have been working with us for years while others chose to see us for a couple of months. Together with your psychologist you will talk about your goals, frequency of sessions, and appointment lengths. Typically, we believe meeting weekly is best at first as we are getting to know you. However, this will always be a discussion between you and your individual clinician.
Q: Can I do therapy online and in person?

Yes! We offer in person sessions in Atlanta as well as secure video sessions. Some of our clients chose to do both. We also offer walk and talk sessions with some of our psychologists where you can go on a walk and have a therapy session. 

Q: Can you provide therapy to clients outside of Georgia?

Yes! We are all licensed in 35 states through PsyPact Licensure. Some of our psychologists are also licensed in Florida. 

Q: I am ready to start therapy what is my next step?

Complete our appointment request form to be connected with a psychologist for an appointment or complimentary consultation call. We look forward to working with you.