Wendy Dickinson, Ph.D.
4411 Suwanee Dam Road, Suite 440, Suwanee, Georgia 30024
I work a lot with clients who are dealing with addictions - whether it be to a substance, food, work, or relationships. While the specific content of an addiction might be a mystery to friends and family (they might have never used heroine) the experience of addiction is common to us all. We all, from time to time, have tried to use something or someone to make us feel better. At the core, that is what an addiction is. However, the problem it that it only works in the short run - in the long run when we use substances or people to distract us from our problems or pain, we end up crashing. I help people deal with the core issue so that they can live a purposeful, meaningful, joyful life.
Kalpana Murthy, MBA, MS, LPC, NCC, DCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Career Coach, Certified EMDR Therapist
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097
Addictions (substance or behavioral) are often coping mechanisms you developed early in life to help you deal with anxiety, sadness, feeling like you don't fit in, feeling you don't matter, feeling powerless, or for numbing the pain of being criticized, abandoned, neglected, abused or traumatized in some other way. Traumatic events or a life time of upsetting events are often the root cause of addiction. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist with extensive experience in helping adults heal from and put in the past the upsetting events that contribute to their addiction. EMDR Therapy is highly effective and is offered at all the leading residential treatment programs for addiction recovery.
Sarah Bryan, Board Certified Christian Counselor
Board Cert. Christian Counselor, CTC
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097
Conard Peacock and Robert Gillette, therapists at North Georgia Counseling Group have served in many different capacities with clients relating to additions. Their caring personality and knowledge have led them to be some of the very best in the surrounding areas. If you are required by the court system to receive anger management counseling, or own your own have decided to get some help in this area, Conard or Robert at North Georgia Counseling Group are ready to help.
Tiffany Derrick, MS, LPC
623 Green Street NW, Gaineville, Georgia 30501
I work with clients with addiction to help understand and process the initial problems that lead to the abuse of drugs and/or alcohol. I educate clients on healthier skills to replace the use of drugs and alcohol. I also emphasize the use of a recovery community in terms of having a strong support for the individual as they work in recovery. Family support is an important aspect of recovery that is included when available.
D Charles Williams, Ph.D
Licensed Psychologist and Marriage & Family Therapist
1751 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, Georgia 30606
Addictions manifest themselves in many ways through alcohol use, drug use, workaholism, gambling, codependency, pornography, internet usage and sexual acting out. The constant attempt to fill the void, numb the pain or feel alive, loved or significant leads to the excesses that promise but rarely deliver the desired outcome. Isn't time to discover what you really need, and work toward that end?
Aaron Karnilow, Ph.D.
Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology and Fellow American Academy of Clinical Psychology
4895 Windward Parkway, Suite 203, Alpharetta, Georgia 30022
One of the great understatements of our time is that Addictions are difficult to treat. Although there are certain commonalities to most addictions e.g. functionally autonomous and obsessive-compulsive behaviors, which must be addressed, in my office there is no one-size-fits-all approach and each therapy is tailor-made for the client. Please call to make an appointment for a consultation, so that we can meet and discuss what is going on in your life and whether or not I feel that I can be of assistance to you. Also, please note that I do not work with drug, including alcohol, addictions.
Lakeview Behavioral Health
1 Technology Parkway South, Norcross, Georgia 30092
When you come to us, you’ll undergo a complete medical and psychological evaluation given by our team of supportive professionals. The results of the medical examination will allow us to gain an understanding as to how dependent your body has become upon drugs as well as determine the presence of other drugs in your system (polydrug abuse). In addition, this examination will allow us to discover if drug abuse has caused you any medical problems that need to be addressed during your stay with us. The psychological examination will allow us to gain a bigger picture into your struggles. We’ll be able to determine the presence of co-occurring mental illnesses, how psychologically dependent you a