Roberta Ballard (she/her)

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I'm a licensed Psychologist working with creative adults & teens dealing with depression, anxiety, & burnout. All online sessions.

Psychologist in Marietta, GA

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  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Are you a creative professional who is burnt out, anxious or depressed, feeling blocked or insecure, and not sure how to navigate a path forward? When my clients first start therapy with me, they feel overwhelmed. They are talented, creative and perceptive, but they are running low on energy. Therapy helps them gain fresh perspectives and coping skills, achieve increased balance and confidence, and move forward as their full, authentic, and amazing selves.

My Background and Approach

As a psychologist, one of the most rewarding things I do is to work with creative professionals and artists who are burning themselves out. They often deal with chronic depression and anxiety, on top of which, being true to themselves already feels like they’re swimming against the tide -- and it can be exhausting. Feedback I’ve had from clients is that I’m accepting, warm, and perceptive, and that a therapy experience with me is both deeply personal and highly actionable. I have a rich tool box of practical skills to share with clients, and we want to alleviate your distress and give you new skills to use outside of session. I also pay attention to overarching themes and core patterns that tend to hold people back. In other words, we usually address both current challenges and long-standing issues. My favorite part of my work is connecting with creative teens and adults, and helping them suffer less and experience increased creativity, joy and authenticity.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Some therapists think it’s not okay to share personal views, but that’s not me. I am an LGBTQ+ ally, a feminist, antiracist, and a defender of racial and social justice. Personal work recognizing my own privilege and working through my own latent biases is challenging, lifelong, and humbling. As a therapist, I pay attention to the impact of systemic injustice, and the potential trauma that it inflicts, on my clients. In my free time, I don’t know what I’d do without my creative pursuits. At various times, I’ve been a drummer in post-punk bands, cellist, floral designer, painter, knitter, and jewelry maker. I currently make a lot of mixed media art, most of which resembles demented flower gardens. Being creative is a part of what keeps me healthy and thriving.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 21 years of practice
  • Rate: $200 - 265/session

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