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Whether your life is in crisis, or you want to make a good thing better, the Sandy Springs counselors, therapists, and coaches at Thriveworks Atlanta are here for you. Let’s play a game of “What if.”  What if I told you…
  • That no matter what your situation is right now,
  • No matter how desperate you feel,
  • And no matter what has happened to you in the past, can start a much better life today. Do you believe this is possible? Our team helps thousands of individuals every year. Here are just a few of the most common problems and life-issues discussed in counseling or therapy:


Depression is often confused with sadness, but sadness and depression are fundamentally different. When people are feeling sad, they feel bad for a few hours or days and then return to their normal way of life. Depression is a much more serious condition. It is characterized by a prolonged and continuous despair. Depression not only saps a person’s energy and spirit, but it also impacts their overall ability to function and takes a toll on family and friends.

If you have any of the following symptoms, you may be experiencing depression:

    • Feelings of worthlessness.
    • Frequent feelings of fatigue, guilt or agitation.
    • Changes in weight, energy level or sleeping patterns.
    • Reduced ability to concentrate.
    • Delay in one's responsiveness to verbal, emotional or physical cues.


Feeling anxious once in a while or feeling worried about a particularly stressful circumstance is normal; feeling anxious constantly, however, isn’t normal. If you're finding it difficult or impossible to stop worrying, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder.

Anxiety can be caused by many things: Past traumas, an overly demanding job, or a problematic personal relationship are just a few examples. There are also some physiological factors that can lead to an increase in anxiety, such as sleep deprivation and sudden changes in blood sugar levels. Finally, some anxious people may simply have picked up this damaging habit from their parents or friends. That said, all of these examples are treatable.

If you have any of the following symptoms, you may be experiencing abnormal levels of anxiety:

    • An inability to relax.
    • Rapid heartbeat, or feelings of "jumpiness."
    • High blood pressure.
    • Excessive perspiration/sweating.
    • Clamminess of the hands or skin.

Low Self-Esteem

A person with low self-esteem has a hard time feeling that he or she is "good enough." A person with low self-esteem may feel that they are too ugly, stupid, clumsy, boring or weak to deserve love and respect. This makes them extremely vulnerable to criticism and manipulation. Because they have a low sense of self-worth, they find it hard or even impossible to defend themselves or stand up to other people.

On the other hand, people with healthy self-esteem have realistic self-perceptions. They acknowledge both their talents and faults, and they know how to deal with criticism in positive, not self-deprecating, ways. Think about the people you respect and look up to: it's hard to take advantage of people who exude self-confidence, and it's easy to respect them.

Keep in mind that self-confidence is not arrogance. Confident people are not necessarily arrogant. They simply know that they are valuable, and confident people know that giving way from time to time is not always a sign of weakness. 

Loneliness and Relationship Problems

There are many ways a relationship can take a turn for the worse: adultery, jealousy, anger, dependency…the list goes on. These problems can lead to breakups or divorce, especially if they are not properly addressed. And the newly single individuals might suffer from loneliness.

Ultimately, people both in and out of romantic relationships are vulnerable to loneliness. Despite the fact that we can now stay connected nearly 24/7 through the Internet, many people suffer from an oppressive sense of isolation. Many people feel invisible to the swarms of people they encounter in their daily lives. This lack of strong personal ties to others reinforces other problems, such as low self-esteem and depression. 

Many people suffer for years without asking for help. Some get as far as considering suicide because of these problems. Their deaths often come as a shock to the people who know them because of how well they hid these problems. Often, people just live their lives feeling like something is missing from their lives; that something is happiness.

Find Help at Thriveworks Atlanta

From this point on, you do not have to struggle alone. One of the excellent counselors at Thriveworks Atlanta can walk with you on your journey to wellness and happiness.

Moreover, Thriveworks Atlanta doesn’t just help people who are struggling with emotional or psychological problems. We also help high-achieving and well-adjusted persons (and couples) live richer, healthier lives. You see, counseling and therapy aren't just for people who are trying to survive. It is also for people who want to thrive! We’re different from other counseling or therapy practices in Atlanta. Here’s how:

1) We don’t fit the stereotype.

We don’t make our clients lie on couches, we don’t think mothers and fathers are the root of all psychological problems, and we don’t abuse the question, “How does that make you feel?”

We don’t see therapy as an exact science, either. We see therapy as both an art and a science, and we combine the best of both worlds (hard scientific research and a personal touch) to create safe and empowering counseling sessions. Our holistic approach has proven effective in helping our clients lead richer, healthier and happier lives. 

2) We don’t just fix your problems. We help you prevent them.

Physical health is so much more than the absence of disease. The same is true of emotional health. At Thriveworks:

    • Our clients find relief from feeling pain and hopelessness, so they can also experience happiness.
    • Our clients get sober, so they can also become whole.
    • Our clients calm down, so they can achieve peace of mind.
    • Our clients learn to forgive themselves, so they can learn how to forgive others.
    • Our clients learn how to successfully build and maintain healthy relationships.

3) We don’t see you as a diagnosis.

You aren't seen as a collection of symptoms to be labeled. We see you, first and foremost, as a human being who needs help. Also, our person-centered approach focuses on our clients’ strengths, not on their weaknesses.  

From your first session until your last visit, you will always receive the sensitive, respectful and professional care you deserve. We put your needs first. Our counselors and therapists strive to create sincere and meaningful relationships with our clients, and it pays off. According to our clients, our strong therapeutic relationship is the best thing about Thriveworks Atlanta.

4) We hire the best. 

Thriveworks hires the best counseling and psychotherapy professionals available. Our counselors:

  • Have masters or doctoral (Ph.D. level) degrees.
  • Are fully licensed and insured.
  • Hold additional certifications, specializations and accolades.
  • Are continually enhancing their knowledge and learning new skills.

Call Today to Schedule an Appointment

Call our Sandy Springs office today at (404) 682-1923 to schedule your first session. We want you to find the help, attention, information, and happiness you are searching for. Let our therapists help.