Counseling and Psychotherapy in Atlanta
I’m John Ballew and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor. My passion is helping people build happier lives and stronger relationships. It is my joy to provide a safe space to work with all sorts of people; my style is engaged, supportive and nonjudgmental. I’ve been a professional counselor in private practice Atlanta for more than 25 years.
My approach to counseling is engaged, nonjudgmental and compassionate. One of the great things about being in Atlanta is being a counselor a very diverse community. My clients are busy professionals, people of varied ethnic and racial backgrounds, LGBT men and women and clients from age 18 to 70 or more. Effective counseling starts with talking about your goals. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to emotional health. Good therapy goes beyond just listening and support. It helps people gain greater self-understanding and works to create the changes that make life better.
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Whether you’ve worked with a therapist before or are exploring counseling for the first time, you probably have questions. It is important to have the information you need to make a good decision when selecting a therapist.
I welcome your questions — about your specific situation, about me or about my approach to therapy. Making things better can start with an email, or you can call me at(404) 874-8536.
If you find that the way you’re living no longer works for you, you are not alone. We find ourselves repeating familiar problems. Old thoughts and anxieties keep bothering us – or we’re just not as happy as we would like to be. When resolutions aren’t enough, counseling, psychotherapy and coaching can help bring new tools and support for making life more fulfilling.
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Perhaps your relationship has been struggling for a while now. Maybe arguments have become more frequent, or intimacy has become a problem. You’ve thought about getting help more than once, but you keep hoping things will get better on their own. Don’t make the mistake of waiting too long to start couples counseling. Couples therapy is effective in improving relationships. Let me show you how to make things better.
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Everyone gets “the blues” from time to time, but if you find yourself feeling hopeless and unhappy for more than a few weeks, or if anxiety has become a problem, it’s likely time to get help from a psychotherapist. Similarly, stress is a part of life – unavoidable and with us to varying degrees on most days. But if stress has become a problem, getting help may be needed to get life back on track. We’ll work together, side-by-side, to get life on track.
Read more about depression and anxiety.