Counseling, Therapy, and Mental Health Services in Augusta
Georgia Counseling & Psychology offers therapy and counseling services for adults, teenagers and adolescents and younger children.
Our licensed therapists are standing by to help you or your child with supportive and up-to-date treatments for anxiety, depression, behavior disorders, social/relationship and personality functioning and other mental health challenges.
Commonly occurring anxiety disorders include panic disorder, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder. These disorders can often be debilitating, and even in their milder forms they can impair functioning and prevent you from reaching your personal and social potential. Dr. Janit and several of our therapists have extensive training and experience working with people who suffer from anxiety. The general treatment model is cognitive-behavioral therapy, which research suggests is highly effective in addressing anxious symptoms. There are several educational and behavioral components to the treatment, including a gradual face-your-fears approach to the situations you fear. The treatment is done in a very supportive environment.
Commonly occurring mood disorders include major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, bipolar I disorder, and bipolar II disorder. There are many well-researched treatment and lifestyle strategies that can decrease the symptoms of these mood disorders; these strategies include addressing everyday behavioral patterns, thought processes, life meaning/purpose, and relationship functioning. Our therapists are ready to provide support, impart our expertise, and help you find relief and improved function.
Alcohol, drugs, video games and other addictions are complex problems that can interfere with healthy functioning and place strain on relationships. Some of our clients are self-referred, whereas others are referred by loved ones, physicians, or employers. It can be difficult to find the motivation to change. Your therapist will help you increase motivation, identify relapse triggers, replace unhealthy behaviors with healthier ones, better handle negative emotions, and reclaim your life.
Experienced Therapists for Children and Adolescents
Parents, we welcome you to bring your children and adolescents to us for evaluation and treatment. We can help with behavioral symptoms such as hyperactivity, oppositional and defiant attitudes, anger, tantrums, and conduct problems such as lying, stealing, and aggression towards others. We can help with childhood and teenage depression and anxiety. We also assist children, teenagers, and their parents with social skills training for Autism Spectrum Disorder. We will design an appropriate treatment plan and then follow through with therapy and treatment. We offer therapy for young children in a warm, supportive environment. We also offer therapy for teenagers, and involve parents and families wherever needed. As part of our treatment approach, we conduct behavior planning sessions with parents, to help strengthen and optimize your current approach to your child’s behavior.