Iris Toledo, MA, LPC, NCC

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  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • 716 Holcomb Bridge Road, Norcross, Georgia, 30093
  • Phone: 404-996-9163
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  • Session Fees: I accept Aetna, NovaNet and Blue Cross/Blue Shield/Anthem. My fee per session is $100. I am willing to negotiate a lower fee in cases of financial hardship.


Se habla Español.

 
Growing up in a dysfunctional family, gave rise to a longing within my heart, to help people and alleviate suffering. At age 16, that longing evolved into a dream of becoming a psychotherapist. I accomplished that dream in 2003, by earning a Master’s degree in counseling from Southwestern College, a holistic college in Santa Fe, NM.

Over the years, I have worked with a wide variety of clients from differing cultural & racial background, socioeconomic status, gender orientation and age.  I am experienced and skilled in treating most of the areas of human dysfunction. That includes psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It also includes substance and process addictions and weight management, as well as relationship and parenting issues.


I work with children, adolescents, adults and couples. I use a holistic approach which takes into account your overall wellbeing. Therefore, my foundational treatment is guiding clients toward better nutrition and lifestyle choices which contribute to psychological health. That includes recommending dietary changes and nutritional supplements, as well as lifestyle changes. It is my view, that we simply cannot feel or function well without optimal nutrition and self care.


The use of nutrition and lifestyle recommendations is growing among psychotherapists, who realize that psychotherapy cannot fully address psychological issues caused by missing nutrients and poor lifestyle choices. In fact, the link between nutrition and psychological wellbeing has been the subject of clinical reports, books and research in recent decades. Therefore, it is becoming more evident that proper nutrition and supplements can relieve many psychological symptoms, including addictions, without the use of medication.

I am skilled and experienced in various psychotherapy modalities. I use EMDR for healing the psychological impact of past traumatic events. That impact can manifest as PTSD, panic attacks, addictions and/or other disorders. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for assisting clients with changing self-defeating beliefs and self-talk, which contribute to depression, anxiety and other symptoms. My training in Nonviolent Communication is instrumental in teaching compassionate communication skills.  It is also useful in assisting clients with allowing their emotions instead of repressing or ignoring them or finding addictive escapes for them. I also use guided relaxation to teach clients stress and anxiety management skills.

For longer term therapy, I use depth psychotherapy approaches such as inner child work, dream interpretation, mandala work and guided visualization. I also borrow from other psychotherapy modalities, such as Psychosynthesis and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET).

Therapy with me has several lasting benefits, if clients fully participate in the treatment process. These include relief of depression, anxiety, addictions and other symptoms. Clients also benefit from improved communication, stress-management and self-esteem/confidence. Parents will benefit from learning parenting skills that work.  Se habla Español

 


Iris Toledo Reaches

Norcross GA