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John Ballew counselor

Counseling and psychotherapy in Midtown Atlanta

John R. Ballew, M.S., Licensed Professional Counselor


Counseling can help you have a

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  • Overcoming depression and anxiety.  1 in 5 Americans experience  hopelessness or unhappiness. Counseling is a proven way of treating depression or anxiety.
  • Enhancing sexuality and intimacy.  Counseling can help find greater fulfillment and pleasure.  Or restart a sex life affected by lack of desire or performance issues.  LGBT issues are a particular focus of mine.
  • Getting unstuck in life.  Counseling can overcome unproductive patterns that keep you from being happy.  Many of my clients want help balancing work and life.

I work with individuals and couples. My couples counseling includes work with all sorts of traditional and non-traditional relationships.  I work with all sorts of men and women in our diverse community.  My clients come from all ethnic and racial backgrounds.  I work with adults of all ages.

My practice of counseling includes cognitive therapy, mindfulness and a client-centered approach.  My commitment is to help you make your life better.  I have a Master of Science degree in clinical psychology from Purdue University and years of on-going training in American Counseling Association membera host of techniques.  I am a member of the American Counseling Association, the LGBTQ Therapist Resource and the Metropolitan Atlanta Therapists’ Network.

The decision to find a counselor isn’t always an easy one.  That is especially if you’ve not sought professional help before.  I will do my best to create a safe and comfortable environment of you.  I’ll listen to your concerns and explain what I believe will help.  I want my clients to feel informed throughout our work together.  If you have questions I hope you’ll ask.   Information about my counseling and psychotherapy policies and practices will help you find out more about how I work.

John R. Ballew is listed at AllTherapist.com


 John Ballew CounselorAbout John

I have been  licensed by the State of Georgia as a professional counselor for more than 25 years.  My passion is helping people build happier lives and stronger relationships.

My approach to counseling is nonjudgmental and compassionate.  I know it isn’t always easy to talk about problems.

Effective counseling goes beyond just listening and support. I am engaged with my clients to help them gain greater self-understanding and make the changes that make life better. Our work together is determined by your goals, not a preconceived or one-size-fits-all approach to emotional health.

I limit the number of clients I work with so I can give you the best possible care and attention.  I invite you to explore the articles I’ve written on topics many of my clients have brought to counseling.  And whether you choose to work with me or not, you may want to look at my recommendations for getting the most from work with your counselor.

Want to talk about working together?  I’m happy to answer your questions.

Hours by appointment only.

John R. Ballew, M.S.

537 Linwood Ave., NE

Atlanta, GA  30306

(404) 874-8536


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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.