Psychotherapy Services of Atlanta

Serving families and individuals throughout the Atlanta Metro area, including the cities of:

Sandy Springs
Dunwoody
Roswell
Alpharetta
Marietta

Brookhaven
Buckhead
Vinings
Smyrna
Cumberland

Why Choose PSA?

Making the decision to begin therapy or nutritional counseling 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.

AtPsychotherapy Services of Greater Atlanta (PSA), we offer quality care for a wide variety of emotional issues on an outpatient basis.  Mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling, behavior, and eating habits. 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.

PSA provides professional evaluation and diagnosis assessments for families and individuals in need of therapy to help begin the healing process and ultimately to recovery from various behavioral issues that affect a person’s overall mental and emotional health and well-being.

Our team of licensed clinicians and nutritionists are specialists in providing treatment for a variety of issues that affect your families general well-being, both nutritionally and emotionally.

Our areas of specialty include:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Child/Adolescent Mood & Behavior Problems
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance Abuse & Behavioral Addictions

Please click on the “Learn More” links under the images below for more information or if you are ready to make an appointment, please scroll down the page to our appointment request form.

Healing through Psychotherapy Services

How Can PSA Help You?

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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Nutritional Counseling

Medical Nutrition therapy helps manage chronic conditions that affect mental health and overall well-being. We assess dietary intake, identify changes and develop a nutrition care plan. The plan includes developing a healthier relationship with food and promotes normalized eating habits. We in specialize behavior modification and identify and assist with barriers that affect change.

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Psychotherapy Services of Atlanta’s Team of Professionals

georgia licensed clinical social worker sharon perterson

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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.

Atlanta Eating Disorder Specialist Catherine Cooks
Catherine Clark, MS, CNS, LDN

Catharine Clark enjoys working with any gender and all ages from tweens to seniors, using a non-diet approach to nutrition counseling. Interest areas include:

Catherine specializes in treating the following:
  • Disordered Eating: Emotional Eating , Binge Eating, Eliminating Food Cravings/Addiction
  • Health and Wellness: including, Healthy Weight Loss, The Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Omega 3-6 Balance, The Migraine Cure Diet,The Anti-Aging Diet, Reducing Pain with Foods

 

georgia registered dietitian nutritionist terri levinsohn
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.

georgia licensed professional counselor kristen wedge
Kristen Wedge, MA, LPC

Kristen is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Georgia.  She provides individual and group therapy for adolescents and adults at Psychotherapy Services of Atlanta.  Kristen is passionate about her work and will go the extra mile for her clients when needed.

Kristen specializes in the following:

Eating disorders, all types of disabilities, chronic pain, depression/anxiety, various mood disorders, and women’s health issues.

Psychotherapy Services of Atlanta’s Testimonials

Thank you for visiting our website. Psychotherapy Services of Atlanta strives to ensure we provide families & individuals with quality therapeutic counseling services designed to strengthen and heal the mental and emotional well being of our clients.
Please take a moment to view the testimonials from some of our happy clients.

Cathy

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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!

Stephen

★★★★★
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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.

Jill

★★★★★
5 5 1
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.
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