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?

Atlanta Divorce Mediation Services, LLC

Atlanta Divorce Mediation Services, LLC
Jeri Breiner, Ph.D
5825 Glenridge Drive
Bldg. 3; Ste. 101 C
Atlanta, Ga 30328
678.985.8858 O
404.255.9254 F
AtlantaMediator@aol.com
www.AtlantaMediationServices.com
Specialty: Dr. Breiner has conducted over 20 years of research studying parenting, children with or without difficulties, adult depression and anxiety, and couples. With her training and 34 years experience as a Clinical Psychologist, she is dedicated to taking trauma out of the process of divorce. She is a trained Divorce Mediator who is also licensed and certified as a State of Georgia Neutral Mediator and approved by the State of Georgia as a Court Neutral Mediator.

Almond Counseling Service

Margaret I. Gunn, LCSW

Adults
Children
Couples
Families


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

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
abcounselor@bellsouth.net
www.heartwisecounseling.com

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.

Annette Hodgson, LCSW

Annette HodgsonAnnette Hodgson Family and Wellness Counseling

PO Box 70061
Marietta, GA 30007
404.597.3327.O
770.993.8004.F
annette.hodgson72@gmail.com
www.annettehodgsonfamilycounseling.com

Specialty: Annette Hodgson, LCSW is a licensed therapist who specializes in working with families, children, and teenagers in the East Cobb/Roswell area. She has been working as a counselor since 2000. Annette has a special program to help families with short-term counseling for children going through divorce called Divorce Navigation. She is particularly energized by this work as she is a child of divorced parents and part of a blended family

Beverly D. Brooks, PhD

Beverly D. Brooks, PhD

Adults
Children
Couples
Families

Paper Mill Village Office Park
660 Village Trace, Bldg 18
Marietta GA 30067
678.267.6054
County: Cobb
Telephone: 678-267-6054
drb@beverlybrooksphd.com
www.beverlybrooksphd.com

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

Adults
Children
Couples
Families

Karon Ferguson
Care and Counseling Center of Georgia
1814 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Telephone: 404.636.1457 ext 407
Fax: 404.636.7449
kferguson@cccgeorgia.org
www.cccgeorgia.org

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

Adults
Children
Couples
Families

Cohen Family Counseling
3384 Peachtree Road
Suite 610
Atlanta, GA 30326
Telephone: 404-558-3971
Fax: 770-392-1597
jrcohen@cohenfamilycounseling.com
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.

Deborah S. Wilder, PH.D.

  • Divorce Mediator
  • Psychologist

Center for Therapy and Mediation
5825 Glenridge Drive
Building 2 – 106
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
404.237.8962
404.257.6049 fax
drdscwilder@yahoo.com
centerfortherapyandmediation.com

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
Adults
Children
Couples
Families

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
Kathleen@MFTGA.com
www.MFTGA.com

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
jerconnor@mindspring.com

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

Adults
Children
Couples
Families

Joan Miller
2520 Windy Hill Road, Suite 106
Marietta, Georgia 30067
County: Cobb
Telephone: (770) 952-3308
Fax: (770) 952-3309
joanmiller@mindspring.com >
www.joanmillerphd.com

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.

Adults
Children
Couples
Families

Life Gate Counseling Center
3434 Roswell Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
Counties Served: Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb
Phone: 404-842-3150
Fax: 404-842-3162
bonnielwallce@gmail.com
www.lifegatecenter.org

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

Adults
Children
Couples
Families

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

Adults
Children
Couples
Families

Marietta Pastoral Counseling Center
316 Alexander St., SE, Ste 2
Marietta, GA 30060
Counties Served: Cobb, Cherokee, Paulding, North Fulton
Phone: 678-524-4158
moravitz@bellsouth.net
www.therapists.psychologyToday.com/rms/37136

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
770.753.4911
678.530.1109 fax
Marshaschechtman@atlantapc.com
www.atlantabehavioralconsultants.com

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
404.320.6510
mg@doctorgresham.com
www.DoctorGresham.com

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.

I have been through a divorce and was a single parent for many years. I now have remarried and created a successful blended family. I know what it is like to go through this process , develop resilience and use a difficult life experience to learn and grow.
I also have a specialty in financial psychology and work with clients to help them resolve emotions, thoughts, beliefs and behaviors about money. This is a new specialty area in the field of psychology and I feel it is especially helpful for individuals contemplating a major change and for couples who are in conflict over money issues.
I have been a practicing psychologist for 30 years and love my work. My approach is based on the latest  social science research as well as years of experience in the field.

Dr. Mark Zuccolo

DrZ_2014Dr Mark Zuccolo, PhD, LMFT
Bellagio Psychotherapeutics
5755 North Point Pkwy
Suite 33
Alpharetta GA 30022
Tel. (678) 554-5632
Email: drz@drmarkzuccolo.com
Web: www.drmarkzuccolo.com

Dr. Mark Zuccolo is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience in couple and family therapy. He provides premarital and marriage enhancement counseling for couples beginning or improving their relationship — as well as discernment counseling for couples contemplating or undergoing separation or divorce.

Riverbend OB-GYN and Counseling

Caroline Dott, PhD, LCSW, CGP

Adults
Children
Couples
Families

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 >
drcdott@midlife-passages.com

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 Hardin updatedSDH Counseling, LLC
317 W. Hill Street
Suite 101
Decatur, GA 30030
404.424.8488
sheri@sdhcounseling.com
www.sdhcounseling.com

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

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 divorce process and after, gain a broader understanding of what went wrong to prevent problems in the future, heal the broken spirit that often results from a marriage ending, and prepare for creating a new life.

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.

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
Info@stressmgt.net
www.stressmgt.net

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
www.cccgeorgia.org

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
khthodeson@aol.com
www.mcsatlanta.org

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
and
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
http://richmont.edu/

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.

Rainbows

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
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
wlpshutz@jfcs-atlanta.org >
www.jfcs-atlanta.org

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
mzuccol@summitcounseling.org
www.summitcounseling.org

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.