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Atlanta Child Psychologists

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  • 35 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Wes D.
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Mr. Jolly is a caring and supportive therapist. My wife and I saw Mr. Jolly for marriage counseling, and in a short time he not only helped us solve our immediate challenges but also gave us invaluable tools to use in the future. Mr. Jolly is a straight talker who doesn't let his clients make excuses and who can move from problem to solution quickly and effectively. Mr. Jolly is truly amazing and you know he sincerely cares about you. His strong faith base coupled with solid human understanding is just a few things that sets him apart from other counselors.

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Daniel Gopin
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Catherine R.
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We met with Daniel a couple of times to help get some strategies for better parenting a child who was going through a period of frequent meltdowns. He helped us identify specific issues creating challenges and worked with us to come up with ways to address each of those. It was incredibly helpful for our family even in only a handful of visits.

Gantt Therapeutic Vision
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Larry P.
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Prior to meeting with Corlette I wasn't a big believer in counseling, therapy...etc. However after meeting with Corlette my views concerning therapy have completely changed. I believe the understanding manor with which Coreltte handles her sessions has largely contributed to that change of opinion. Several months ago I sought out a counselor/therapist to help my partner and I through difficult times where our communication often broke down, any conflict could easily result in a fight, and we were forced to revisit hurtful events from our past. We were committed to the relationship but certainly needed help moving forward. From the very first conversation, Corlette was non-judgemental, insightful, and provided us with a platform to get beyond our past. She's excellent at listening and letting one air their grievances, yet knowing when to intervene and provide some helpful perspective. She never makes you feel rushed and truly wants you to benefit from each and every session and willingly provides her time to help you do so. She's been a pleasure to work with, great choice here! LP

K & K Counseling Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl B.
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She connected with me and my child from dau one. This wonderful woman gave me my child back!!! I highly recommend this service.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stacy E., LAPC E.
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Brianna has such a wealth of knowledge about family systems and dynamics, child and adolescent issues, and trauma. I consider it such a privilege to learn from her as she guides and mentors with such depth of caring, understanding, and a strong clinical foundation.

  • 3 years in business
Craig S.
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Mr. Baruti Muenda Meriamen has made a remarkable difference in my child's life. He is an insightful, thoughtful and caring coach who does a great job of really listening, identifying what needs to be worked on, and then empowering my child to find solutions and move forward in his young life. From the most esoteric and spiritual to the very practical and hands on, Mr. Meriamen has always provided my child with invaluable guidance and focus. If you are looking for someone to help you tackle life's daily challenges and transform yourself into the person you envision, look no further.

Strategies For Life, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel C.
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Nina is an exceptional Psychologist. Great with adults and children. I learned a great deal from her and made lifelong changes. Nina has a caring and honest approach. I would highly recommend Nina. Your life will ve better for working with her.

Gigi G.
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Eagle's Wings were very supportive with helping me meet with school officials during a difficult suspension. The owner Ms. Scotman is very passionate about her mission to help the whole child & parent succeed. She is very knowledgeable and supportive. She follows up with you and her caring attitude shows because she has experienced what you're going through with your child. I highly recommend Eagle's Wings!

KEITH HANKINSON
5.0
from 2 reviews
    SS S.
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    Our child is getting much needed treatment now in large part due to the professional, firm, but loving involvement from Keith. We didn’t know what to do in a situation like this. He did. We don’t know what would have happened if Keith didn’t push us along the way with selfless guidance from years of experience. You can trust that he will do the right thing for your loved one as well. He helped us find the right treatment at the right place. We can’t thank him enough.

    Joseph Gandolfo, M.A., LPC
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 23 years in business
    Sara G.
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    Joseph Gandolfo has the unique ability to connect with my pre-teen and become his friend. It is through this relationship that he can influence my child to want to be a good son, student, brother and friend.

    Zeb B.
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    Wonderful. Dr. Baker made the testing interesting for my child and had the report ready in 1 week!

    • 7 years in business
    About

    Cox Care Connections provides in-home and in-office counseling services. We accept insurance plans and credit cards.

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    We are a psychological practice with highly educated psychologists and therapists with over 30 years of experience. We specialize in: * anxiety * children * depression * marital counseling * psychological evaluation testing for legal purposes and medical reasons * grief counseling * gender identification counseling * trauma * children and family * terminal issues * forensic evaluations * expert witness testimony * child custody and divorce evaluations * PTSD * developmental disorders * mental health diagnostic testing * ADHD * bipolar and autism

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    Our goal as therapists is to create a supportive environment in which our clients can explore their emotional needs and overcome barriers that limit their full potential. We take an open-minded approach to client wellness and consider the client's work life, family traditions and cultural and spiritual beliefs. We offer counseling sessions for adults, couples, children, adolescents and families. We are in-network providers for many of the major insurance panels. Please visit our web page to learn more about our counselors and the services we offer. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

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    Dr. Cortney Weissglass is a licensed psychologist who provides therapeutic services as well as psychological testing, including ADHD testing for clients of all ages.

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    Alison Ratner, LCSW is a child and adolescent therapist who provides individual, sibling, family, and group therapy. Alison enjoys working with clients through struggles surrounding diagnoses such as ADHD, Asperger's, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and attachment disorders. She also enjoys working with families that are going through divorce, grief and loss, transitions, low self-esteem, or trouble getting along with family members or peers. Alison is also an experienced social skills group therapy leader and currently runs a number of different groups for all aged children and teens. She also works at a number of different schools around metro Atlanta and is available for contract work to run groups or provide mental health consultation. The clients and families that Alison works with seem to enjoy her warm and comfortable nature, her colorful office, the fantastic activities, and her honest and genuine approach.

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    I am a clinical psychologist and provide therapy to adults, adolescents, and couples. I have extensive training and experience in the prevention and treatment of body image problems and eating disorders. In my current practice, I see clients with all kinds of problems including the following: * anxiety * depression * relationship issues * eating disorders * alcohol issues * low self-esteem

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    I am a clinicial psychologist and professional life coach with a solution-focused style, specializing in boundary setting, assertiveness training, relationship attraction and enhancement, and social skill development, along with problem-solving and decision-making guidance. I'm interested in debunking the myth that psychology is just for crazy people. Therefore, my office environment is warm and welcoming and designed to facilitate ease in conversation and friendly collaboration on treatment goals. I am also equipped to integrate my clinical skills and knowledge with a biblical worldview for those who desire such. Otherwise, I am happy to work with individuals and couples of all faiths and walks of life.

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    Is your child having a hard time meeting and keeping friends?Academic success is linked with social success. Certified school counselor (and former shy child), Sara Parker, presents Friendship Craze to help build friendships. Friendship Craze is a class where children play games, role play and learn skills to help them make and keep friends. I will meet with your child, and together, we'll decide what areas we want to work on. The lessons will be specifically geared towards each child's individual needs.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What are the types of psychologists?

    Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

    • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
    • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
    • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
    • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
    • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
    • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
    • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
    • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
    • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
    • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
    • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
    • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
    • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
    • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
    • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
    • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
    • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
    • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

    What is a psychologist?

    A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

    A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

    • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
    • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
    • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
    • Overcoming addictions.
    • Managing chronic illness.
    • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

    Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

    To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

    How much do therapists cost?

    If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

    Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

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