Mental Health For You E Georgia E Alan Behrman

Alan Behrman

City: Marietta, GA
State: Georgia
Tel: 470-260-8573
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Langyages:

English

Office Address:

Therapy Specialties: 

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues
  • Modality:

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Payments Accepted:

    My Approach to Helping

    We’ve been hearing for years from clients about how their previous therapist was a good listener, but they didn’t feel like they made much progress. While active listening is an important skill for a therapist, listening can only go so far. We believe what sets us apart from many other therapists is the fact we actually help you help yourself make the necessary changes in your life by giving you techniques, tools, skills, and guidance to achieve your goals. You’ll almost always walk out of a session with a new technique or two that you can go home and start using immediately. While any given technique doesn’t work for everyone and most people need a plethora of techniques, We’ll be sure to give you the techniques and tools that we think are most appropriate for you and specially modified for your given circumstance. We also believe that therapy doesn’t have to be boring, hard, or last years. We’ve heard from most of our clients that they actually enjoy coming to therapy because its not like they thought it would be. It’s OK to laugh, talk, and generally have a good time in our sessions while working on very difficult and complex situations and issues.

    More Info About My Practice

    Services

    We have multiple therapists in our practice with expertise in the areas of anxiety disorders, parenting, childrenadolescents, couples counseling (both pre-marital and marital, heterosexual and homosexual), family counseling, relationship counseling (any type of relationship), divorce counseling, life coaching and general life issues, sport psychology, Borderline Personality Disorder, and psychological testing (personality, ADHD, and LD primarily). Specifically, we are well versed and considered experts in the Atlanta metro area for the following disorders and issues:

    Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    Anxiety NOS (Not otherwise specified)

    Panic Disorder (Panic and anxiety attacks)

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    Marriage, family, and pre-marital counseling

    Alcohol and Substance Abuse

    Sexual Trauma

    Borderline Personality Disorder

    Bipolar Disorder

    Eating Disorders

    Specific phobias** (flying, driving, insects, closed spaces, etc)

    Social phobia

    Sexual issues

    Sport Psychology

    **Note that we do frequently go out into the community to drive with clients who have driving phobias, elevators, heights, enclosed spaces, and fear of flying. However, any time beyond the normal 45-50 minute session will be charged a fee per hour that will not be covered by insurance. These extended sessions are almost always extremely beneficial and very necessary for treatment. If, for example, we need to take a short flight together we will discuss and agree on a reduced rate fee.

    We have many years of successful experience working with these issues and thoroughly enjoy these areas specifically although we do see the full range of therapeutic issues. Contact us to find out if your issues match our expertise.

    Additionally, we do run a variety of groups including divorce groups, general processing groups, relationship groups, and any other highly requested groups.

    Skype

    We do offer sessions via online portals for those clients who cannot make it in to the office due to timing issues. We also offer this service to individuals who travel for business and who are not in town during the week. The fee for these sessions is the same for in-office sessions.

    Fees

    We are currently taking several insurances. You may call or email to verify benefits. However, most of our clients pay out of pocket. We will provide you with any and all information to file for any out of network claims.

    Specific Issue(s) I’m Skilled at Helping With

    Because we have 3 different therapists here, we have someone that has significant experience in almost every area of of focus. We have a tremendous amount of experience working with issues and disorders stated above and have developed a wide variety of techniques, models, and philosophies to help our clients that suffer with these disorder not only manage and minimize them, but thrive. We do not use cookie cutter techniques and we take our clients’ issues very seriously and independently (although positivity and humor and used frequently). We adapt many of the methods we use to each individual so that it has the maximum impact.

    What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

    We can honestly say that we love coming to work every day. Not many people can say that and you’ll notice it each and every time you’re in our office. As much as we dislike seeing people in crisis and pain the first time they walk in our office, we love seeing the progress and ultimate success that the vast majority of our clients have. Most of our clients leave happy that they underwent this process with our and feel like it was time and energy well spent. We don’t have the mindset of making therapy as hard and dramatic as possible. Rather, we take a positive, fun (usually), goal oriented approach where clients can see and enjoy their success along the way.

    Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

    The client-therapist relationship is THE most important aspect of therapy. Once a good, trusting relationship has been established, almost anything is possible. We feel like that is one of our best attributes as therapists. To be able to develop that relationship with each and every client is at the top of our list initially. We’re non-judgmental no matter what the issue and feel like if you are trusting us with your inner most secrets and issues, then we owe it to you to not judge you and help you overcome whatever you are dealing with.

    Client Focus (Age)

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders
  • Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Autogenic Training
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples (PET-C)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Services Fee

    Billing and Insurance:I am an in-network provider for:

    • Aetna
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
    • Humana
    • Medicare
    • Tricare

    Fees: Alan Behrman, PhD – BCBS, Humana, Tricare, Medicare, or $165session
    Silvia Lynch, LCSW – BCBS, Humana, Aetna, Medicare, or $115session
    Kelly Hindman, LAMFT – $90session
    Lisa Ibekwe, LMSW – $80session

    Sliding scale if necessary

    Sliding Scale Available  InfoClinicians who offer sliding scale payment structures may offer lower or reduced fees based on an individual’s ability to pay. Please contact this clinician for more details regarding their fees or sliding scale policy.

    Accepting New Clients

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