James Abolarin, Doctoral student, MA, NCC, LAPC
Licensed Clinical Counselor
2591 Macon Drive, Atlanta, GA
As a therapist, I started working with addict's population since 2011. For many of them, overcoming addictions has been constant struggles. Many of them belief that their clean time is a process that can be described as one day at a time. I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with integrative approach to help addicts regain control over their lives. CBT is evidenced-based therapeutic approach that is being found to be effective in dealing with negative thoughts. There are coping skills interventions for relapse prevention in combination with group psycho-education that help prevent relapse for the struggling addicts.
Lakeview Behavioral Health
233 Medical Center Drive, Riverdale, GA
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
Matthew Smith, Psy.D.
1401 Peachtree St Suite 500, Atlanta, GA
in dealing with addiction disorder Dr. Smith works from a cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal approach, the goal of his therapeutic work is to help individuals identify and change maladaptive life patterns, develop more balanced attitudes towards themselves and others, develop more satisfying relationships, and improve their ability to manage stress and addiction. In addition, Dr. Smith also provides consultation for individuals who are struggling with issues such as career development, college and graduate student growth and development, and leadership development. Dr. Smith also conducts psychological evaluations for ADHD and learning disabilities, as well as other mood or anxiety.
Kalpana Murthy, MBA, MS, LPC, NCC, DCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Career Coach, Certified EMDR Therapist
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.
Wendy Dickinson, Ph.D.
2964 Peachtree Road Suite 760, Atlanta, GA
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.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
While most treatment approaches to addiction include 12 step programs, rehabs, and now sober living houses, Grey Matters International, Inc. provides a wildly successful alternative to traditional models of addiction treatment----that keeps the brain in mind. That is, talking to the conscious brain while the primal brain is deciding things even before you are consciously aware? Well, that is the problem to solve in addiction. We have the solution utilizing a new cutting edge neuroscience-centered brain rebalancing system. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-606-6161.
Sheri Hardin, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
2784 N. Decatur Rd., Suite 145, Decatur, GA
While I do not treat addictions specifically, I do work with the partners, family members, and other loved ones of people who suffer from an addiction. Even if you did not have issues before getting involved with someone who has an addiction, that alone will make you feel like you are crazy. I specialize in treating co-dependence and helping people get their lives back from their addicted loved one. I am familiar with the 12-step programs as well as the dynamics that people experience while in relationship with someone addicted to alcohol, sex/porn, and others.
Paul F. Austin, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
2300 Henderson Mill Road Suite 411, Atlanta, GA
I have helped many individuals who struggled with various additions including addictions to drug, alcohol, sex, spending, work and the internet. I help you to understand better how you became addicted and how to become free from the control of addiction. There are underlying issues that led you to your addiction of choice, and identifying the issues leads you to have lasting peace and change.
Edward Anderson, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Sandy Springs, GA
Individual counseling makes a great adjunct to a recovery program, as it can give you the personal attention and accountability to maintain the life you choose. It also provides the safest of environments to explore issues which may complicate recovery, or are difficult to talk about in group environments. I have 10 years of experience working with addictions of all kinds, substance and process.
Hope Hailey, LPC
licensed professional counselor
1640 Powers Ferry Rd, Bldg 16, Ste 100, Marietta,, GA
I believe that substance abuse is a barrier to many living a purposeful and meaningful life. I have worked with helping break the cycle of addiction in a hospital setting and understand the lies and patterns many face while abusing drugs or alcohol. I believe that this is a disease that does not have to progress It is my job to empower clients with choices that will move them forward into a new future.