Last updated: 4/27/2020

John R Ballew, MS (404) 874-8536
Last Updated: 4/27/2020
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Licensed Professional Counselor

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken:

My clients often seek help because depression, anxiety or relationship problems are interfering with life. I work with all kinds of people; LGBT concerns are a specialty of mine. Many of my clients are busy professionals who juggle the demands of work and personal life and want help finding balance. If you would like to find out more about me, please visit my website where you can read articles I've written on a variety of topics. Ready to get started? Call or email and I'll get back to you promptly. I'll work with you, side-by-side.

 I limit the number of clients I work with so I can provide the best care possible. My clients find that I am actively engaged -- empathetic and supportive. My home office in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood creates a peaceful and comfortable working environment. I love my work!

 As you might expect from my location in the heart of Atlanta, my clients are a diverse group of men and women. I enjoy that a lot. I'm a seasoned therapist with more than 25 years of experience in private practice; I offer both individual and couples therapy.

Focusing on:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Couple or Marital Issues Depression Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Men's Issues Sexual Disorders Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Stress Workplace Stress
Also serving:
Aging Anger Management Bipolar Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder Bullying/Harassment Career/Employment Concerns Education/Personal Development Family Issues Gender Identity Grief/Loss Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Physical Illness/Impairment Sexual Abuse/Rape Spiritual/Religious Concerns Women's Issues
Office and Contact Information
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537 Linwood Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 874-8536

Contact: John Ballew

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
TueBy appointment
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
FriBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 2 days

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 1 Day

Access by Public Transportation
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (, etc.)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)


Years of Experience: 28

GA - LPC [000577]

Credentials and Certifications:

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: N/A
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation


Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Children of Divorce Couples Entertainment Industry Freelancers Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Polyamorous
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Cancer Patients Caregivers Chronic Illness College Students Interracial Families/Couples Transgender Twins
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Discernment Counseling Existential Psychotherapy Gottman Method Holistic Humanistic Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Psycho-Educational
Other theoretical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Behavioral Body Centered Psychotherapy Contemplative Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Feminist Focusing Gestalt Imago Relationship Therapy Internal Family Systems (IFS) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Long-Term Psychodynamic Redecision Therapy Sex Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Spiritual Counseling Transactional Analysis (TA) Transpersonal Psychology
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Individual Online Therapy
Other methods:

Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Jewish LDS/Mormon Muslim Pagan
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Arabic Asian Brazilian Caribbean Hispanic Indian Irish Italian Native American Pacific Islander
Professional Associations
American Counseling Association (ACA)