Ray of Hope Counseling Services
Ray of Hope Counseling Services, Inc.
1808 Overlake DR. Ste. D, Conyers, GA
Helping overcome addiction
Marilisse Mars, MS, LAPC, NCC
Intimacy and Sexuality Counselor
3460 Summit Ridge Pkwy, Suite 503, Duluth, GA
Sex addiction can produce feelings of shame, embarrassment, guilt, and hopelessness. I will provide an environment where we can safely discuss this challenge and work toward overcoming it together. I will help you experience relief and feelings of strength, confidence, empowerment, and an ability to control the inclinations which have controlled you for so long. We will collaborate in a process which is mindful of your comfort level, respectful of your boundaries, and always keeps in mind your goals.
Wendy Dickinson, Ph.D.
4411 Suwanee Dam Road, Suite 440, Suwanee, 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.
Sarah Bryan, Board Certified Christian Counselor
Board Cert. Christian Counselor, CTC
Johns Creek, GA
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.
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.
Lakeview Behavioral Health
1 Technology Parkway South, Norcross, 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
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.