Professional Resource Network: Mental Health Therapists
Atlanta, Georgia, inside the perimeter
Emily Caliento, LPC
3193 Howell Mill Rd., Suite 225
Atlanta, GA 30152
"I provide individual, group and family counseling to individuals struggling with eating disorders, body image, anxiety and other related issues."
Client Population: I specialize in eating disorders, body image, mood disorders, stress and anxiety, self harm, trauma, and life adjustment/transition issues. I currently take individual clients from the ages of 11 and older with a focus on adolescents and young adults.
As a therapist, I focus on my clients inner strengths and abilities. I use a range of therapeutic approaches to work collaboratively and creatively with my clients to guide them to a more positive level of change. I provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment where my clients can learn a variety of skills to help them gain more self awareness and autonomy. I encourage my clients to focus on the present moment and challenge them to take a candid look at their thoughts, behaviors, and emotions to gain a deeper understanding and acceptance of the underlying issues in their lives.
Emily's Background: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of GA and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I Hold a B.S. in Child and Family Development form The University of Georgia and an M.S. and Ed.S. in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University. I have experience with a variety of settings, such as private practice, psychiatric hospital settings, and supportive recovery communities.
Practice Details: New Directions Counseling Center provides a variety of services to help each client take steps towards a new direction in their life. I currently have day and evening appointments in our Buckhead office (Howell Mill and Northside Pkwy), Monday through Friday. I do offer some Saturday appointments on an as needed basis. I am an out-of network provider, but can provide you with a statement to file with your insurance for reimbursement. Cash, check, and credit card are accepted and I provide sliding scale based on need and availability.
Kelly Harvey, LPC
2964 Peachtree Rd, Suite 324,
Atlanta, Georgia, 30305 and
1827 Powers Ferry Road, Building 22, Suite 200, Atlanta, Georgia 30339
"I provide individual and couples counseling for eating disorders, binge eating and compulsive overeating, anxiety depression and other mental health issues."
Client Population: Teens through retirement, specializing in transitional life periods: high school, college, coming out, newly married, new parent, menopausal. I do not work with children under 13. I do work with men.
Kelly's Philosophy: Our strengths and our limitations are often two sides of the same coin. Learning to work with our struggles (addiction, hardship, perfectionism, loss) as our gift becomes the life lesson in our pain. We are capable of transformation and growth once we recognize our own capacity for healing.
Kelly's Background: MA, Counselor Education, ABD, Counselor Education, 22 years experience in all aspects of Clinical Counseling. A licensed massage therapist, I believe the mind and body are integrated- we disconnect, they do not. Certified in EMDR, DBT, CPR. IADEP MEMBER
Practice Details: Weekend and evening appointments available. Sliding scale available if I do not accept your insurance. I accept CIGNA and Aetna PPO. Cash or Paypal.
Irene Celcer, LCSW, MA
2996 Grandview Ave Ste 207
Atlanta, GA 30305
"I teach people to desentangle food from feelings and to eat according to their physical hunger."
Client Population: I work with compulsive eaters and with Binge Eaters of all ages. I work with parents who need help dealing with their children -all ages- eating problems and disorders. I work with women and men contemplating bariatric surgery.
Irene's Philosophy: Diets DO NOT work. You are entitled to Eat at any weight.
Irene's Background: I have a degree as a psychologist from my country of origin, I have a masters in holistic Psychology from CA and a masters in Clinical Social Work from NYC.
Practice Details: I do not accept any insurance but I have a sliding scale. I accept, checks and credit cards.
Karen McCorkle, LCSW
2964 Peachtree Rd, Ste 324
Atlanta, GA 30305
770-953-47454 ext 49
"I have been helping clients recover from disordered eating for more than 10 years."
Client Population: I specialize in providing treatment to women and men struggling with eating disorders, weight management issues, anxiety, depression, unresolved grief and trauma. I also provide assessments and therapy to individuals in the process of seeking bariatric surgery or looking for continued support after their surgery. I work with individuals from adolescence through mid-life, and have a special interest in working with couples when one member of the couple is suffering from an eating disorder. I am GLBT sensitive and practice in an open and affirming manner.
Karen's Philosophy: Frequently, eating disorders begin as an attempt to cope with stress, trauma, a difficult family situation or challenging developmental transition. In a relatively short period of time, the behavior patterns, whether binge eating, extreme dieting, compulsive exercise or purging and the litany of associated negative, self deprecating thoughts dominate one's life, creating a vicious cycle. Karen can help you reconnect to your unique strengths and rebuild a healthier, whole life. With warmth and compassion, she will help you look at the circumstances that may have initiated or contributed to the development of disordered eating and the adaptive functions it may have served. Working collaboratively with you, Karen will suggest an approach and goals for treatment tailored to you. Her therapeutic style is engaging and nonjudgemental. Karen takes an integrative approach to treatment (combining techniques from interpersonal, psychodynamic and mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapy) to address eating disorder symptoms. Building adaptive coping skills, increasing tolerance of strong emotions, reducing self objectification and negative body image and repairing disrupted relationships are common goals of treatment. Karen views her work with clients as an honor and privilege. She holds the therapeutic relationship with care and respect, hoping that treatment enables each client to fully embrace all of life's experiences, ups and downs, from a solid foundation of strength, resilience and authenticity.
Karen's Background: Karen has more than 10 years’ experience working in the mental health field. She has worked as a therapist providing individual, group and family therapy, including couples work, in both in-patient an out-patient settings. She has presented community education programs on the prevention and treatment of eating disorders.Karen has a Masters Degree in Social Work with a specialty in Mental Health from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Following graduation, Karen worked in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and received training in strategic family therapy while on staff there. In addition, she completed a two-year post graduate training program in the Dynamics of Psychotherapy from the Washington School of Psychiatry in Washington, DC and has received advanced training in Interpersonal Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness.
Practice Details: Karen is in private practice and sees clients in Buckhead and Marietta at Powers Ferry Psychological Associates, LLC. Karen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (770) 953-4744 extension 49. Karen is currently paneled on Aetna and Blue Cross and Blue Shield, HMO, POS and PPO. For out-of-network benefits, she will provide a receipt that can be filed with your insurance. She also sees self-pay clients and may provide a reduced fee for clients in need.
Lane A. Stokes, L.P.C., M.Div., S.M.H.C. Member ACA, IAEDP, IASP
1117 Perimeter Center West, S-507, Atlanta, GA 30338 and
3824 Ashford KNLS NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
"I provide individual, couples, family and senior counseling in a private practice setting."
Client Population: 9-99 years; I prefer to work with ages 9-14 with a parent. All genders welcome.
Lane’s Philosophy: My method for resolving psychological and mental health issues is compassionate listening to quickly pinpoint the cause(s) and lead the client to self-discovery of that cause(s). I do this primarily through Interpersonal, Pastoral, Psychodynamic, Family and Gestalt modalities. My best work has been done with clients having depression occurring with anxiety, dependency, trauma, impulsiveness, self-harm and personality disorders. In 1991, I developed Re-Imaging Therapy to work through the underlying causes of clients with “co-occurring” mental illnesses while building a strong sense of self. While I have little history of working with eating disorders, I believe that my training and experience has positioned me to be successful in moving clients with bulimia, binge eating and overeating beyond their disorders.
Lane’s Background: My pastoral education and hospital chaplaincy training began with a Master of Divinity at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and seven quarters of Clinical Pastoral Education through the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Earning a Master of Community Counseling at Georgia State University, my internship at South Fulton Mental Health Clinic afforded me supervision by a famous psychiatrist of children and a psychiatrist of adults, and two clinical psychologists for both adult and child populations. These four continued to supervise me for an additional year where I specialized in counseling the Borderline Personality Disorder (14 at one time) as well as other personality disorders and bipolar disorders. Re-Imaging Therapy was developed at South Fulton MHC.
Entering Private Practice, I drew on my studies at South Fulton to write an assessment that I have added to over the years that allows me to discover the “roots” of a person’s emotions within the personality. For instance, I found 9 “roots” for anger, making it easier to resolve issues of anger and rage. Companies found that they could benefit from this assessment as they hired me to choose their best job candidates as part of a study. I also drew on what the Borderlines at South Fulton taught me about the mechanisms of how people fail, and also how to quickly pinpoint causes by noticing how we use certain emotions as decoys to protect the emotion of issue. In another study, I developed a technique for teaching salespeople to increase their cold calls from 30 to 275 a day. Using that technique, I went on to develop ways to help trauma victims control or get past the emotions that “own” them. In 2010, I used my assessment to teach the unemployed to get jobs by learning their best qualities and exuding them into hiring interviews with an 83% success rate. Then I wrote the book Sales Self-Sabotage to give salespersons a glimpse of how counseling could overcome their barriers to selling. My desire now is to develop a methodology for helping clients get past their eating disorders.
Practice Details: I do not accept insurance nor do I offer a sliding scale. Fee for 50 minutes is $150 by cash, check or Paypal. Evening and Weekend Appointments available. I invite those interested in counseling with me to a one-hour in-person Free Consultation where we can chat about concerns and needs in deciding if we are best for one another. One can learn more about me at www.counselingservicesatlanta.com and I can be best reached by email email@example.com or by calling 1-800-989-8037.
Dina Zeckhausen, PhD
1827 Powers Ferry Road, Building 22, Suite 200 Atlanta, Georgia 30339 and
2964 Peachtree Rd. Ste 324
Atlanta, GA 30305
770-953-4744, ext 13
Client Population: Dr. Zeckhausen works primarily with teens (15+) and adults struggling with disordered eating, relationship issues, depression and anxiety. She also enjoys working with couples.
Dina's Philosophy: Dina believes it is important to build a positive connection between client and therapist. Change happens in the context of a trusting relationship. To that end, Dina has an interactive style, and will actively work to help clients understand the roots of the problem (biological, personality, family dynamics, early experiences) as well as the function of the problem that they want to address in therapy. If an eating disorder is a way of coping with anxiety or depression, she will help her clients develop and practice new, healthier coping mechanisms. She utilizes the tenants of Narrative Therapy to help clients separate from their problems. The core of her work is based on the principles of ACT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. This involves using the principles of accepting of life’s challenging realities, while taking committed actions towards one’s value system. This is an effective way to address eating disorders, since ED behaviors often contradict the sufferers core values. Recognizing that eating disorders are bio-psycho-social problems, Dina will encourage clients to work with a dietitian, physician or psychiatrist if warranted.
Dina's Background: Dina has been helping people recover from eating problems for over 20 years. She received her PhD in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 1990 and founded the Eating Disorders Information Network in 1996. She wrote the first children’s eating disorder prevention book called Full Mouse, Empty Mouse: A Tale of Food and Feelings (Magination Press, 2007) which won the Gold Moonbeam Award for Children’s Wellness. She also wrote The Ultimate Tween Survival Guide to Eating Disorders: Understanding Them, Preventing Them and Helping a Loved One (Booklogix, 2013) to help young people dealing with a loved one’s eating disorder. She also wrote the musical What’s Eating Katie? about a 13-year-old girl who struggles with an eating disorder, recently adapting the script to create a college-version of the show.
Practice Details: Dina is on some Aetna plans (contact Tamara Onley at 770-953-4744, x 26 with any insurance questions). She works in private practice and sees clients in Buckhead and Marietta at Powers Ferry Psychological Associates. The best way to reach her is email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORTH-WEST ATLANTA (SMYRNA, MARIETTA, KENNESAW)
Laura Baker, LPC, NCC, CPCS
1815 Old Hwy NW, Ste 110
Kennesaw, GA, 30152
"I provide Individual and Family Counseling in a private practice setting."
Client Population: I see Adolescents and Females of all ages struggling with eating disorders, self -harm and trauma. I work well with female athletes.
Laura's Philosophy: Every client is unique and I do not believe in the one size fits all philosophy. I assess the needs of the client and we come up with treatment goals that protect the dignity of the client that allow for growth and healing to occur. Group therapy, dieticians, medical doctors and psychiatric care is always taken into consideration and incorporated when needed. I use CBT, DBT and emotion focused type strategies. I also offer and integrate Christian Counseling for those wanting this.
Laura's Background: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS). I hold a MA in Education from Western Kentucky University as well as a MA in Psychology/Theology from Richmont Graduate University. I have been practicing for 10 years.
Practice Details: I am in a private practice setting in Kennesaw off of Barrett Pkwy and 75. Legacy Strategy is very close to Kennesaw State University. My office hours are Monday - Thursday 10:30 to 6:30. I accept cash, credit cards (except American Express), checks, flex spending. I am willing to slide based on need. At the end of each appointment you will be given a bill that you can file with your insurance for out of network benefits.
Amanda Dellinger, LPC
6095 Pine Mountain Rd., Suite 105
Kennesaw, GA 30152
"I provide individual therapy for children and adolescents; family therapy; sibling therapy; parent training or support; and group therapy services with an emphasis on helping children and adolescents function more effectively and confidently while learning how to cope with the constant struggles of growing up."
Client Population: I specialize in working with child and adolescent populations (3-17) with a variety of presenting concerns, including but not limited to: eating disorders, body image concerns, trauma/abuse, stress & anxiety, grief & loss, self-harm, social skills, perfectionism, mood disorders and other related challenges.
Amanda's Philosophy: I work with the firm belief that with therapeutic awareness, empowerment, and motivation, each individual has the potential to not only heal and reach their goals, but to truly thrive. I take a creative approach to mental health utilizing various forms of therapy: CBT, DBT, expressive arts, play therapy ,yoga/movement, art and therapeutic games to make counseling developmentally appropriate for younger client populations.
Amanda's Background: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the State of Georgia and National Certified Counselor (NCC) who’s goal centers around empowering our future. I earned a Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University, as well as an Education Specialist degree in Professional Counseling from GSU where I specialized in child/adolescent populations. As part of my educational and post-graduate experience, I provided individual therapy for children and adolescents; family therapy; sibling therapy; parent training or support; and group therapy services in a number of different settings including: residential treatment facility for children/adolescents, a psychiatric inpatient hospital setting, adolescent group home, school settings, sexual assault centers, children’s advocacy center, and currently in an outpatient practice settings. In addition to my formal educational training, I am a certified facilitator of Good Touch / Bad Touch Sexual Abuse prevention program and Rainbows Grief Support Program for children. I hold additional certifications as a Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS) through The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children and have extensive training in expressive arts therapy, especially play therapy. I am a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) with the Association for Play Therapy and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS) with the Licensed Professional Counselor's Assocaition of Georgia.
Practice Details: Evening appointments provided as a convenience to our clients. We are an out-of network provider, but are able to provide clients with an insurance statement to file on their own. We do reserve a few client hours for sliding scale if a client feels our practice is the best fit for their needs. We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards.
Ginair Goodwin-McKerrow, LCSW
4015 South Cobb Dr. Suite 250
Smyrna, Ga. 30080
"I specialize in Body Image, Eating Disorder and Women's Issues."
Client Population: I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, body image, mood disorders, and women's issues. I work with individuals over the age of 13, couples and familes of any ethnicty and sexual orientation.
Ginair's Philosophy: My approach to therapy is one of compassion, collaboration and respect. My sincern intent is to help clients gain deep awarness, insight and understanding of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors around food or what ever their struggle. Goal is to stabilize behaviors and move towards personal fulfillment.
Ginair's Background: Psychology undergraduate, BA from GSU and earned a Master of Social Work, MSW from UGA and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW.
Practice Details: Take all credit cards in office on Square or Paypal on website, a sliding scale is available upon request, no insurance, no weekend appt available.
Keira Oseroff, MSW, LCSW
3855 Shallowford Road, Ste 420
Marietta, GA 30062
"I provide individual, couples, family and group counseling services to those struggling with eating disorders, substance abuse, depression and anxiety."
Client Population: I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders (including Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder), childhood feeding issues (including the picky eater and overweight child), and dual diagnosis (eating disorders, substance abuse and other compulsive behaviors).
Keira's Philosophy: My treatment philosophy is one that considers the unique needs of clients. Treatment of eating disorders and other complicated issues typically requires a multi-disciplinary team approach, utilizing a framework that builds on client strengths and resources. It's essential to understand that there is not a "one size fits all" treatment model for everyone.
Keira's Background: I received a Master of Social Work from the University of GA in 2001. I have received extensive training in Eating Disorder and Substance Abuse Treatment as well as training in the area of childhood feeding issues. I am currently in consultation toward obtaining certification in FBT (Family Based Therapy, AKA Maudsley Method) for the treatment of Anorexia in Adolescents.
Practice Details: I offer both evening and weekend appointments. I am an out of network provider, and forms of payment include cash/check and credit cards.
Sarah Pannell, MS, LMFT
1640 Powers Ferry Road,
Building 16, Suite 100,
Marietta, GA 30067
"I work with adolescent and adult clients in individual, couple and family therapy."
Client Population: I work with individuals, families and couples. Ages 12 years old and above. I work with clients with body image and food-related disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating). I also help clients with relationship issues, mood dysregulation, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Sarah's Philosophy: I believe it takes a great deal of the courage to enter therapy, so I prioritize building trust with my clients, and seek to create a safe environment in which change can occur. I use an integrated approach to therapy which includes exploring the biological, social and environmental aspects which are impacting the client or family. My training is in family systems which allows me to not only see the individual’s context but the larger picture of the family dynamics. I am also trained in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which can help clients to work through traumatic memories or areas in which they feel "stuck" and to move forward.
Sarah's Background: I have my master's in marriage and family therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. I am a licensed therapist in both California and Georgia.
Practice Details: I work at Trillium Springs Counseling (located inside Governor's Ridge). I have day and evening appointments. I am an out-of network provider, but can provide you with a statement to file with your insurance for reimbursement. Sliding-scale is available for clients with financial need. Cash, check and credit cards accepted.
Judi-Lee Webb, PhD, CEDS
4045 Orchard Road, Suite 110
Smyrna, GA 30080
770-293-1950 ext. 102
“I provide individual, couples, and family therapy with adolescents and adults. I am also a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and the founding President of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals – Atlanta Chapter. In addition, I am intensively trained as a Divorce Coach.”
Client Population: I work primarily with clients ages 12 years to 75 years old with issues related to eating disorders, weight management/obesity issues, body image, depression, mood disorders, stress management, anxiety, diversity/cultural issues, gender-identity, sexual identity, divorce, trauma, and adolescent issues.
Dr. Webb's Philosophy: Using mainly cognitive-behavioral techniques, rational emotive behavioral therapy, as well as solution-focused therapy, I help my clients learn how to identify and challenge their negative thoughts and unhealthy behaviors so they can develop more meaningful lives. I work with clients in managing their emotions, balance competing needs, improve their ability to communicate with others, and build a more healthy and resilient self-concept. Utilizing a direct, interactive approach, with a touch of humor, I teach my clients coping skills so they can pull from their ‘toolbox’ of skills between sessions and eventually throughout their lives. I am known as the “funny, gentle, tell-it-like-it-is” therapist, while creating a warm, safe, nonjudgmental environment. I pull these skills and techniques together to assist my clients in uncovering core issues and solutions to their psychological problems.
Dr. Webb's Background: I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Georgia. I obtained my Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Howard University and my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from The University of Florida. I completed a residency training in eating disorders at the Medical College of Georgia and a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders. I have been in private practice specializing in eating disorders as well as other psychological issues since 2003. In 2014, I started the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals-Atlanta Chapter (www.atlantaieadp.com) and was the first psychologist in the state of Georgia to become a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS). I am also trained as a Divorce Coach.
Practice Details: I am the co-owner of New Directions Counseling Center (www.newdirectionsatlanta.com) with locations in Smyrna/Vinings and Atlanta/Buckhead. Our group practice offers counseling, psychological assessment, and nutrition services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am not on insurance panels, but I can provide a receipt to be used towards out of network benefits. I see clients in our Smyrna location and my office hours are on Mondays through Thursdays with some evening appointments. Credit cards and cash payments are accepted. I can be reached at 770-293-1950 ext. 102 or email@example.com.
North And North-EASt Atlanta (Dunwoody, Milton, Cummings, Suwanee)
Jessica Baker, PhD, CEDS
750 Nettlebrook Lane
Milton, GA 30004
"Dr. Baker provides individual, couples, family, and group counseling. She also provides outreach and training to local schools, parent groups, and other professionals."
Client Population: Dr. Baker works primarily with disordered eating and addiction in young adults and adults. In addition, she works with families and couples in transition.
Dr. Baker's Philosophy: Dr. Baker, together with each client, creates an individualized program that is geared toward personal growth and development of one's own true voice. In her doctoral work, Dr. Baker wrote about "Finding One's Own Voice; Self-Silencing and Eating Disorders." In her years as a Psychologist she has seen how the concept of self-silencing relates to a multitude of issues in women's (and men's) lives. Using a holistic empowerment model which allows for social, emotional, physical, and spiritual development, she helps clients find peace, self acceptance, and strength that will allow them to live without disordered eating, addiction, and self harm.
Dr. Baker's Background: Dr. Baker has been licenced in the state of Georgia since 2002. She holds a Ph.D. in Counseling
Practice Details: Weekday appointments only. Currently accepting Aetna and Humana Insurance.
Susan Berel, Ph.D.
3860 Windermere Parkway, Unit 203
Cumming, GA 30041
770-953-4744 Ext. 40
I enjoy working with adults and adolescents struggling with eating disorders and body image concerns, anxiety and depression, relationship concerns, alcohol abuse, and trauma-related issues. I also enjoy working with couples.
Dr. Berel's Philosophy:
Most psychological problems develop “for good reason”, meaning they emerge as means of coping with painful situations or environments. I believe the ultimate tasks of therapy are for clients to feel empowered, fulfilled, and truly comfortable with themselves. To this end, I find a safe therapeutic environment essential. I help clients understand the root issues underlying their problems, while guiding them toward new ways of managing difficult emotional states and reconnecting with themselves and others.
Dr. Berel's Background:
I received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Washington State University. I have been practicing as a licensed psychologist in Georgia since 2006.
I work in private practice in Suwanee (Forsyth) / Cumming, GA, and am affiliated with Powers Ferry Psychological Associates. I accept most insurance plans.
Elizabeth Cooke, MS, LPC, NCC
5000 Research Court, Suite 725
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
"I provide individual, couples, and family counseling/psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults facing life's challenges."
Client Population: Disordered eating, relationships, anxiety, depression, body image, grief and loss, parenting. Children, adolescents, adults
Elizabeth's Philosophy: Holistic - CBT with elements of DBT (without group component)
Elizabeth's Background: M.S. in Community Counseling from Georgia State University with focus on couples and families; almost 20 years of continuing education
Practice Details: By appointment only. Monday through Friday with evening hours available Tuesday through Thursday. Private pay (with detailed receipt for client to submit for out-of-network benefits). Cash or check.
Alison Cross, LPC
6111 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. Bldg C
Atlanta, GA 30328
770.396.0232 ext. 235
"I provide in Individual counseling, occasional groups, family education of EDS, public speaking and small group workshops for girls 8-18 on body image."
Client Population: Eating disorders, body image issues, depression, trauma, grief, anxiety, relationship stress, substance abuse, transition and identity issues. Comfortable with ages 8-108.
Alison's Philosophy: Connecting with a client is most important to me. Building a positive therapeutic relationship and working toward the goals that the client desires to achieve hinge on that connection. I use a variety of therapeutic methods that match up with the client's personality the most, and interject hope and humor within this working relationship. Awareness and development on all levels are encouraged-emotional, spiritual, and physical-as the client leads.
Practice Details: Appointments available Tuesdays and Saturdays. No insurance, self-pay only. Client assistance is available. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.
Emily Sessions, LMSW
360 Northridge Rd. Suite 310
Atlanta, GA 30350
"I provide counseling and support for youth, young adults, and adults, with eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, body dysmorphia, and related disorders."
Client Population: Conditions: Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphia, and related disorders; Ages: 4-Adult
Emily's Philosophy: I believe that every client should be treated with respect and dignity. I utilize a strengths-based, integrated approach, incorporating CBT, solutions-focused, mindfulness, and systems/family techniques. I believe in building a strong therapeutic alliance with each client.
Emily's Background: I have an LMSW in the state of Georgia and received my MA from the University of Southern California. I am trained in trauma focused CBT. I have personal and professional experience working with eating disorders which has led me to develop a great empathy for my clients and their struggles.
Practice Details: I work for Atlanta Relationship Institute and have limited weekend and evening appointments available. We are out of network and will provide a superbill so that clients can be personally reinbursed for the cost of their therapy after they file with their insurance company. We take Visa, MasterCard, and Discover as well as cash and personal check.
Sharon R Peterson, LCSW, CEDS
333 Sandy Springs Circle,
Atlanta, GA, 30328
404 - 330 - 4336
"I provide outpatient psychotherapy to individuals and families, I also provide group therapy on a variety of topics."
Client Population: Eating Disorders: anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, emotional overeating, long history of yo-yo dieting and weight loss, poor body image, males with eating disorders, relapse prevention and maintaining recovery after in-patient treatment, support for parents and families of people with eating disorders. Parent-Child Relationships: improving parenting skills, communication problems, boundaries & discipline, navigating separation and divorce, general support for single or married parents, surviving a family crisis, and helping parents support their LGBTQ child.
I work with the following age groups: Preschoolers (4 to 5), Children (6 to 10), Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13), Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19) and Adults.
Sharon's Philosophy: My preferred treatment philosophies include: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Based Therapy (DBT) and Mindfullness Based, Eclectic, Family / Marital, Mindfulness-based (MBCT) and Solution Focused Brief (SFBT).
Sharon's Background: Sharon R Peterson, LCSW, CEDS is a licensed clinical social worker in Georgia. I have been an outpatient therapist providing individual, family, and group therapy since 1995. I have worked for numerous community mental health agencies and school systems in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Maryland.
A native of Atlanta, I attended Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, Riverwood High School, and The New School. I graduated from Kennesaw State University with a BS degree focusing on psychology and criminal justice, and went on to complete my Master's in Social Work from The University of Kentucky. My first post graduate job was at a community mental health agency in rural Tennessee followed by joining the clinical staff at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore, Maryland. Presently, I am in private practice in the greater Atlanta area of Sandy Springs.
I also completed my requirements to become a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Specialists (iaedp), a symbol of professional excellence in the field of eating disorders treatment.
In June of 2007 I founded and I'm currently an active board member for: Eating Disorder Network of Maryland (EDN Maryland), a community-based nonprofit made up of professionals, parents & family volunteers who are dedicated to spreading eating disorder awareness and education throughout Maryland. EDN Maryland is a member of the NEDA Network, a part of the National Eating Disorder Association. www.ednmaryland.org
I have also facilitated weekly ANAD support group meetings, for people with eating disorders, parents, family, and friends, for over 15 years in Georgia and Maryland. www.anad.org
Practice Details: Office Hours: Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 10:30-7:00. Insurance Information: PPO's, Medicaid and Out-of-Network Provider.
Brianna Owen, LPC, CPCS
11 Lumpkin Street, Ste 100
Lawrenceville, Georgia United States 30046
470 - 310 - 1777
"I provide counseling services and supervision towards licensure in Georgia"
Client Population: Eating disorders, Mood disorders (depression, anxiety, high stress and worry), Trauma (abuse and neglect), Attachment disorders, Parenting skills, Self- harm behaviors, Life transitions, Adoption and foster care, Relationships (setting boundaries, family conflict, couple's conflict) and Clinical supervision and consultation.
Brianna's Philosophy: I am a Christian counselor and my approach to helping others is to work in collaboration with them to help them draw on their God given strengths to overcome obstacles they are facing. I find that successful counseling is a partnership between individuals, families and their counselors. Both are ACTIVE participants and work together for the partnership to be EFFECTIVE. EFFECTIVENESS is measured by the ability of counselors, individuals and families to reach their treatment goals. As a counselor, I bring an understanding of how individuals and their families develop and how difficult life experiences change the way people think, feel and behave.
I strive to create a nurturing environment and provide education to open up the possibilities for change. In addition, I work to provide tools and strategies that help individuals cope with feelings and thoughts that influence their behaviors and I encourage them to practice and use new strategies on a consistent basis to see changes occur. I draw interventions from dialectical behavioral therapy, feedback informed therapy, family systems, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Brianna's Background: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have over 10 years’ experience in clinical work. I am also a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS) and am qualified to provide supervision to licensure eligible clinicians in Georgia. I received my Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in 2004. I completed my practicum at the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders. After earning my degree, I worked at Pathways Transition Programs as an in- home counselor and a clinical supervisor from 2004 thru 2015. I also worked at Manna Treatment and Counseling from 2006- 2008. In September of 2015, I opened an independent practice, Bold Crossings Counseling and Consulting, while in affiliation with Greater Life Counseling.
Practice Details: I see clients Monday through Thursday from 9:00- 5:00. My practice is private pay but I am able to provide superbills for Out of Network benefits.
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