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?
This designates that a professional has been favorably referred by at least three Visions Anew women.
Geraldine “Jerry” P. Connor, MS, LPC, Board Member
748 Holcomb Bridge Road
Norcross, GA 30071
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.
Amy Lewis Bear, LAPC , Board Member
Amy Lewis Bear
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
1788-B Century Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30345
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. I also provide couples counseling.
Janis R. Cohen, MSW, LCSW
Cohen Family Counseling
3384 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326
www.cohenfamilycounseling.com and www.freedomfrombetrayal.com
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.
Caroline Dott, PhD, LCSW, CGP
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. >
Crystal Bradshaw, LAPC
Healing Psychotherapy Practices of Georgia
1301 Shiloh Rd., Suite 710
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Specialty: I specialize in counseling individuals and couples who want to work on issues that are holding them back from experienceing joy, inner peace, love, trust, personal and relational growth. I work collaboratively with clients in the exploration of their life realities and the possibility of change. My hope is to help you connect with your goals and strengths.
Beverly D. Brooks, PhD
Specialty: Psychologist, private practice, providing adult individual and coupleï¿½s counseling. Learn ways to make positive changes when making difficult life transitions.
Karon Ferguson MS, NCC, LAPC
Associate Staff Counselor
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.
Margaret I. Gunn, LCSW
Almond Counseling Service
17B Lenox Pointe NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Counties Served: Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, etc.
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.
Kathy Haines, MA, LAPC
242 Creek Stone Ridge
Woodstock, GA 30188
Counties Served: Cobb, Fulton, Cherokee, Dekalb
Specialty: I work collaboratively with you to help uncover your existing inner strengths to work through your challenges. The foundation to my approach is client-centered and non-judgmental, and always comes from a place of support and compassion.
Joan Miller, PhD
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. > >
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
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.
Lisa A. Peluso, Psy. D., LLC
11815 Northfall Lane, Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Counties Served: Fulton, Forsyth, Cherokee
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.
Kathleen W. Shack, MS, LMFT
Family Solutions Counseling, LLC
3534 Old Milton Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Counties Served: Fulton, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Cherokee, Cobb, Dekalb
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.
Bonnie Wallace, M.S./L.P.C.
Specialty: My specialty includes women’s issues which address mood disorders, divorce recovery, parenting, mid-life transitions, couples therapy, and spiritual concerns
Low or No-Fee Counseling
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
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
Fax : 404-669-3957
4290 Memorial Drive, Suites C & D
Decatur, GA 30032
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
2055 Mt. Paran Road NW
Atlanta, Ga. 30327-2921
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 www.rainbowsga.org, 770-236-8494
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
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. Zuccoloï¿½s 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.
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.