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Eating Disorders

Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, emotional overeating, long history of yo-yo dieting and weight loss, poor body image, males with eating disorders, relapse prevention and maintaining recovery after in-patient treatment, support for parents and families of people with eating disorders.

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Child & Adolescent Transition

Helping a child/teen transition from childhood into adulthood. We work with children ages 4 and above with a wide variety of issues including behavior problems, low self-image, social problems, ADHD, low grades and academic problems.

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Parental Support

Improving parenting skills, communication problems, boundaries & discipline, navigating separation and divorce, general support for single or married parents, surviving a family crisis, and helping parents support their LGBTQ child.

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Women's Issues

Self-esteem, improving confidence & body image, women's health concerns, sexual assault or rape, history of trauma, relationship issues, improving indepence levels, and improving overall mood.

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Addiction & Addictive Behaviors

Chemical abuse/dependency, dual diagnosis including mood disorders and addictive behaviors including: compulsive shopping, video gaming, and computer addiction, compulsive overeating, and relapse prevention.

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Mood & Anxiety Disorders

All mood and anxiety disorders including: depression, bipolar disorder, general anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), or anger and temperament management issues.

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Autism Spectrum

Improve social skills and communication with others, educate family members and help parents best help their child or adult child, connect the family with good resources needed for child to excel, strengthen self image and confidence, become more aware of how my behavior and actions effect others.

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Grief, loss of a child or loved one

Miscarriage, abortion, still- birth, SIDS and infertility issues. Also including life's ``normal losses`` like divorce, loss of job, ``letting go`` of an addiction or eating disorder.

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Psychotherapy of Atlanta - Sharon R. Peterson

Meet the PSA Team

Sharon R Peterson, LSCW, CEDS

As a trained clinical social worker in the mental health field, Sharon, works with children from age four, tweens, teens, adults, and families. Her passion and enthusiasm about her profession has always been a frequent compliment by many of the families she’s worked with.

Sharon has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 1998.

Sharon specializes in treating the following:

Eating Disorders, Behavioral and Mood Disorders in kids, Support for Parents, Women’s Issues, Addiction and Addictive Behaviors (relapse prevention, compulsive shopping, obsessive gaming, electronic addiction, compulsive eating….), Autism, and Grief Counseling.

Terri Levinsohn, RDN, LD 

A licensed dietitian in the state of Georgia specializing in eating disorders and a vast variety of other health related issues.  Terri’s practice is based on the principals of “intuitive eating” whereby the ultimate goal is to normalize eating behaviors so one can develop a healthy relationship with food.

Terri specializes in treating the following:

Eating Disorders, Body Image Issues, Weight Preoccupation, Addiction- Eating disturbance due to drug and alcohol use, Sports Nutrition for Athletes, Mood Disorders- Eating disturbance due to anxiety, depression , and other mental illnesses.

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Why Choose PSA?

Making the decision to begin therapy is not an easy one. But it can be one of the best decisions you can make to empower yourself & move beyond unresolved issues or to help find the right path to take. Psychotherapy is a collaborative approach between a therapist and client.
 
At Psychotherapy Services of Greater Atlanta, we offer quality care for a wide variety of mental health issues on an outpatient basis.  Mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling, and behavior. We can help, whether the problem is a mood disorder like anxiety or depression, a behavior problem which children and teens often struggle with, a poor coping skill like an eating disorder, an addictive behavior like gaming or compulsive shopping, or an addiction problem like substance abuse, we are here. 
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Testimonials

WHAT HAPPY CLIENTS SAY

I can honestly say that I FINALLY feel like I've gained control of my eating habits and am no longer a victim of Binge Eating Disorder!  Being labeled the "fat kid" since childhood, I have had a roller-coaster relationship with food ever since, loosing and regaining hundreds of pounds. At 60 yrs old, my weight is no longer the shameful center of my life and I'm eating sensibly, without restricting, which used set me up for bingeing in the past. I feel like I've finally made peace with myself, my body, and my relationship with food.  Thank you Sharon Peterson!

- Cathy

The tween years have been brutal to our daughter.  She's struggled with being bullied at school, low grades, and temper control issues.  She instantly bonded with Sharon and we are happy to see our delightful daughter coming back.  We still have a long way to go but I am confident that she will continue to gain control of her mood swings.

- Stephen

Our family is grateful!  My college-aged son was not properly diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum until Sharon Peterson began working with him. He went all the way through school without getting the help he needed and deserved until we found Psychotherapy Services of Atlanta. Now, he's working hard to catch up socially but we all see tremendous progress in him already.

- Jill

I worked with Sharon for the better part of seven years while I struggled with an eating disorder, drug addiction, anxiety, and depression. In the beginning I was uncooperative, refusing to do many of the things I needed in order to recover, however Sharon never gave up on me. Looking back, I can tell she truly cared about my well-being and wanted to see me reach my true potential. Not once can I say she ever did anything that wasn't in my best interest, even if I didn't believe that at the time. Now in recovery with my eating disorder, drug-free for almost four years, and ready to graduate with a master's degree, I can say without a doubt that I would not be where I am today without the help Sharon provided.

- Andrew

Our Team Featured in the News

What Not to Say to Someone With an Eating Disorder
What Not to Say to Someone With an Eating Disorder

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Hopkins researchers examine sites glorifying eating disorders
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A disorder comes of age
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