Suggested Interview Questions

Note:Psychotherapy is a term that encompasses therapy/counseling. All therapists may be licensed and may do psychotherapy. Only psychiatrists may prescribe medications. Psychologists do psychological evaluations and custody evaluations. Most testing is done by a psychologist or a specialist in testing.

  • What areas do you focus on within your practice and for how long has your practice been so focused?
  • What populations do you counsel? Children, Teens, Adults, Elderly?
  • Do you work with Individuals, Families, Couples, Groups?
  • Are you willing to accompany client to court? As an Expert or Other? Under what circumstances? Have you been to court?
  • How long have you practiced family therapy?
  • Do you work with co-parenting?
  • Do you have an understanding of emotional, physical, upscale and sexual abuse of children and adults?
  • Do you do psychological or custody evaluations or other testing?
  • Do you do assessments for abuse?
  • Do you take insurance? If so, which ones?
  • Do you take Medicaid? Medicare?
  • Are you a trained Collaborative Professional?

Almond Counseling Service

Margaret I. Gunn, LCSW


Almond Counseling Service
17B Lenox Pointe NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Counties Served: Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, etc.
Phone: 404-231-0404
Fax: 404-371-8035 >

Specialty: A therapist in Atlanta for 21 years, I see individuals and couples in private practice. Prior to that I taught in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Atlanta, then to graduate school at Smith College. I facilitated divorce seminars “Children Coping With Divorce” & work with clients prior to, during & after divorce. I am divorced after 45 years of marriage.

Amy Lewis Bear, LPC

Amy Lewis Bear
Amy Lewis Bear
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
1788-B Century Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30345
Telephone: 404-592-1256
Counties served: Dekalb, Fulton, Gwinnett

Specialty: My counseling specialty is helping women who are divorcing or leaving long-term relationships with difficult or abusive men. In therapy, I help a woman gain deeper insight into what happened in her marriage and work toward healing from the experience.

Beverly D. Brooks, PhD

Beverly D. Brooks, PhD


Paper Mill Village Office Park
660 Village Trace, Bldg 18
Marietta GA 30067
County: Cobb
Telephone: 678-267-6054

Specialty: Psychologist, private practice, providing adult individual and couple�s counseling. Learn ways to make positive changes when making difficult life transitions.

Care and Counseling Center of Georgia

Karon Ferguson MS, NCC, LAPC
Associate Staff Counselor


Karon Ferguson
Care and Counseling Center of Georgia
1814 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Telephone: 404.636.1457 ext 407
Fax: 404.636.7449

Specialty: Karon offers hope and healing using a therapeutic approach in Divorce/Relationship Recovery. She provides individual counseling, couples counseling, group therapy, and workshops. Karon also assists families or spouses who are dealing with addiction.

Cohen Family Counseling

Janis R. Cohen, MSW, LCSW


Cohen Family Counseling
3384 Peachtree Road
Suite 610
Atlanta, GA 30326
Telephone: 404-558-3971
Fax: 770-392-1597 and

Specialty: I help men and women who have been betrayed by a lover, boss, colleague, family member or friend, release the pain and reclaim their life within 8 steps. I also help with dealing with children’s emotional and behavioral challenges, family system challenges, managing and life coping skills, navigating through the decision to divorce, and grief loss.

Deborah S. Wilder, PH.D.

  • Divorce Mediator
  • Psychologist

Center for Therapy and Mediation
5825 Glenridge Drive
Building 2 – 106
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
404.257.6049 fax

Specialty: Before marital problems evolve into legal issues, they are emotional issues that are intrinsically stressful and painful. When the decision is made to divorce, the ultimate goal is to find peace of mind and develop a sense of security and hope for the future for oneself and one’s children. Mediation offers a roadmap in this very vulnerable time that will create the opportunity to find peace of mind today, tomorrow, and in the future.

Family Solutions Counseling, LLC

Kathleen W. Shack, MS, LMFT

Family Solutions Counseling, LLC
3534 Old Milton Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Counties Served: Fulton, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Cherokee, Cobb, Dekalb
Telephone: 678-220-0090
Fax: 678-624-0258

Specialty: Experienced Marriage and Family Therapist, Divorce Coach, and Mediator. Kathleen supports and empowers clients as they navigate through divorce. Facilitation ranges from providing insight to parents regarding their child’s needs in a Collaborative case to mediating parenting plans & divorce cases. Find solutions. Build confidence.

Geraldine “Jerry” P. Connor, MS, LPC

Board Member

754 Holcomb Bridge Road
Norcross, GA 30071
County: Gwinnett
Telephone: (770) 441-3878
Fax: (770) 582-9699

Specialty: Awareness, some tools and skills help clients to lead fulfilling and expressed lives. I work with individuals, couples and families on issues related to emotional, physical and sexual abuse, children caught in the middle, deciding to stay or leave a relationship and grief and loss. I use sand tray therapy, especially helpful in healing children.

Joan Miller, PhD

Joan Miller, PhD


Joan Miller
2520 Windy Hill Road, Suite 106
Marietta, Georgia 30067
County: Cobb
Telephone: (770) 952-3308
Fax: (770) 952-3309 >

Specialty: With over 30 years experience, I’ll assist you in creating a more hopeful and satisfying outlook on life by helping you process your loss, learn from the past, rebuild your self confidence, improve your coping strategies, and create a healthy and realistic vision of your future. Call for a free consultation.

Life Gate Counseling Center

Bonnie Wallace, M.S./L.P.C.


Life Gate Counseling Center
3434 Roswell Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
Counties Served: Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb
Phone: 404-842-3150
Fax: 404-842-3162

Specialty: My specialty includes women’s issues which address mood disorders, divorce recovery, parenting, mid-life transitions, couples therapy, and spiritual concerns

Lisa A. Peluso, Psy. D., LLC

Lisa A. Peluso, Psy. D., LLC


11815 Northfall Lane, Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Counties Served: Fulton, Forsyth, Cherokee
Phone: 770-240-8365
Fax: 770-442-7774

Specialty: Lisa works with adults, couples and groups whose concerns include relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety trauma, grief/loss, ADHD, and learning disabilities. Additionally, Lisa has extensive experience addressing psychological stress associated with cross-cultural adjustments and enjoys working with clients from around the world.

Marietta Pastoral Counseling Center

Albert B. “Ben” Moravitz, Th.D., LPC


Marietta Pastoral Counseling Center
316 Alexander St., SE, Ste 2
Marietta, GA 30060
Counties Served: Cobb, Cherokee, Paulding, North Fulton
Phone: 678-524-4158

Specialty: I help persons to develop a more accepting and secure sense of one’s self and to connect with others in relationships. I help persons learn to make conscious choices rather than repeat patterns inherited from culture, family, and previous exerience. I am trained in using EMDR to recover from traumatic experience.

Marsha Schechtman, LCSW

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Couples
  • Families

Marsha Schechtman, LCSW
900 Old Roswell Lakes Parkway
Suite 340
Roswell, GA 30076
678.530.1109 fax

Specialty: Marsha Schechtman offers a wide range of divorce related psychological services for divorcing individuals and their children, attorneys, and the court. For divorcing or divorced individuals I offer divorce coaching, co- parenting counseling, and parenting plan development. Through collaborative divorce practice, mediation, divorce coaching and other counseling services, I provide divorcing individuals with needed support and guidance through a difficult and challenging time in their life. I help divorcing or divorced couples focus on keeping the divorce process respectful, cooperative, healthy, and in the best interest of both parties and their children. Every divorce situation has its own unique challenges. Whether your divorce is high or low conflict, my services are flexible to specifically fit the needs of your situation. Once the divorce is finalized, the next few years will include a time of adjustment and change. I provide expertise in moving from a nuclear family to co-parenting in a bi-nuclear family, as well as assisting through the transition from married to single, or blending families.

Dr. Mary Gresham

  • Adults
  • Couples

Mary GreshamDr. Mary Gresham
2801 Buford Highway
Suite 260
Atlanta, GA 30329

Specialty: I know how hard it is to go through a divorce and make major life decisions that affect the course of your life and the ones you care about for many years. I have helped many adults deal with marital unhappiness in both couples and individual therapy. Some have repaired their relationships while others have gone on to divorce.

Riverbend OB-GYN and Counseling

Caroline Dott, PhD, LCSW, CGP


Caroline Dott
Riverbend OB-GYN and Counseling
993 Johnson Ferry Road NW
Building D, Suite 360
Atlanta, GA 30345
Telephone: 404-250-1350 >
Fax: 404-250-1359 Counties served: Fulton >

Specialty: Midlife Specialists: Adults 20+; Individual/Couple & Family Counseling, specializing in recognition, management & prevention of transitional depression & anxiety; Dynamic Midlife Women’s Groups
meets bi-weekly, 2 hours per session. Professional speaker on midlife Health Topics.

Sheri Hardin, LCSW

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Inviduals

Sheri HardinSDH Counseling, LLC
317 W. Hill Street
Suite 101
Decatur, GA 30030

Specialty: I can help you find the strength, direction, and healing to help you through any stage of the divorce process. My specialties include:

Discernment Counseling for couples where one partner is considering divorce but isn’t certain, and the other wants to save the marriage. This counseling helps both spouses gain a broader understanding of and take responsibility for what has gone wrong in the marriage. It helps the “leaning out” spouse gain clarity about whether they would be willing to try couples therapy, or confidence about getting a divorce in a way that can be less angry and blameful. It helps the “leaning in” spouse manage the hurt and panic they are feeling in order to bring their best selves to the crisis, prevent things from getting worse, and increase the chances of either reconciliation or of a collaborative divorce.

Divorce Support and Recovery for individuals, whether choosing the divorce or being on the receiving end of that decision. The counseling can help you understand and survive the normal emotions you experience during the divorc

Low or No-Fee Counseling

The Anxiety & Stress Management Institute
1640 Powers Ferry Road, Building 9, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30067
770-953-0080 ext. 302

Specialty: We have a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and believe in treating the whole person. Our psychotherapists have expertise in anxiety and stress related disorders as well as many other specialties. We also offer nutritional counseling, hypnotherapy, massage, yoga, and biofeedback.

Care and Counseling Center of Georgia (CCCG)
1814 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033

Specialty: CCCG is a nonprofit organization that offers workshops and counseling, consulting, coaching, psychological testing, and substance abuse treatment to individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations. CCCG has therapists who accept most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. In addition, CCCG has a low-cost clinic. All of our therapists are trained to do individual, couples, marital, and family therapy. Specialties offered at CCCG include play therapy, child/adolescent counseling, spirituality, depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, sexual abuse, life changes, transitions, premarital workshops, marriage enrichment, women’s and men’s issues, domestic violence, substance abuse, EMDR, psychological testing, LGBTQI, cultural issues, business consultation, and clergy support groups.

Metropolitan Counseling Services, Inc.
Contact person: Kathie Thodeson, MS, LPC, Executive Director
1900 Century Place, Suite 200
Atlanta, Ga. 30345
Telephone: 404-321-1794
Fax: 404-321-1928

Specialty: Metropolitan Counseling Services is dedicated to helping adults create positive change in their lives through affordable psychotherapy and counseling. This process fosters balance, self-respect, and healthy relationships. MCS offers individual, couples, and group therapy on a low-cost, sliding fee scale. >

Odyssey Family Counseling Center, Inc.
3578 S. Fulton Avenue
Hapeville, GA 30354
Telephone: 404-669-3462
Fax : 404-669-3957
4290 Memorial Drive, Suites C & D
Decatur, GA 30032
Phone: 404-294-0774

Specialty: Agency provides high quality, professional counseling services to citizens of the greater metro Atlanta area, regardless of income. Odyssey respects the dignity and worth of all individuals and families and pledges to make services accessible to all socioeconomic groups. No one is denied service due to the inability to pay.

Richmont Graduate University
McCarty Building
2055 Mt. Paran Road NW
Atlanta, Ga. 30327-2921
Telephone: 404-233-3949
Toll-Free: 1-888-924-6774

Specialty: PSI’s mission involves supporting the Church by providing professional services and resources with which to confront life’s challenges. We try to help people experience life in a peaceful and loving way.


Specialty: Rainbows is a nonprofit organization offering free, confidential support groups for children and adults grieving a death, divorce or any other painful transition in their family, 770-236-8494
Telephone: 404-372-5027

Sandy Springs Office and The House Next Door

348 Mt. Vernon Highway NE
Atlanta Georgia 30328-4139
Telephone: 404-256-9797 – Fax: 404-256-3483

Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home) Program of JF&CS

4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, Ga. 30338
Telephone: 770-677-9322 Wendy Lipshutz
or 770-677-9349 Aleta Aaron
Fax: 770-677-9400 >

Specialty: Support groups and individual counseling for women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic/partner abuse (including physical, verbal, emotional, sexual abuse). Counseling and groups are free of charge for women who have experienced abuse.

The Summit Counseling Center

Mark R. Zuccolo, Ph.D., LMFT
2750 Old Alabama Rd. Suite 200
Johns Creek, GA 30022
Counties Served: Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, DeKalb, Cobb
Phone: (678) 893-5300
Fax: (678) 893-5312

Specialty: Working from a collaborative approach, the goal of Dr. Zuccolo�s work is to help individuals, couples and families identify and change maladaptive thinking and behaviors in order to make more balanced and realistic appraisals of themselves, their world and their future, enjoy more satisfying relationships, and improve their communication skills.

The Link

Sandy Springs: 348 Mount Vernon Hwy NE Atlanta, GA 30328, 404-256-2919
Cobb County: 1820 The Exchange, Suite 650, Atlanta, GA 30339, 770-541-1114

Specialty: The Link is a non-profit community counseling center which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, offering short-term to long-term therapy. The Link is a comprehensive, non-profit counseling and psychotherapy center. Services are provided on a sliding-fee-scale
basis when needed. No one is turned away due to inability to pay.