ADD Counseling Atlanta GA

An assessment will also pinpoint the particular subtype of attention disorder a child has, so you can tailor treatment accordingly. In the hyperactive form of ADHD, impulsive and hyperactive behavior are the biggest symptoms.

Mrs. Joyce McLendon
New Beginnings Clinical Services, LLC
(404) 601-2894
3399 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 400
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: M.S.W., LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, I
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Cheri Flake
Guiding Inner Action, LLC
(404) 275-8352
1790 Century Blvd. Suite A
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Depression, Stress
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Opal Minott
O.H.M. Psychotherapy, Inc.
(770) 375-0479
3594 Old Chamblee Tucker Rd.
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultur
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Ross F Grumet
(404) 369-4636
1718 Peachtree Rd Suite 1080
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Attention Deficit (ADHD), Suboxone Psychopharmacology, Addiction, Dissociative Disorders
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Aynsley Corbett
(404) 566-6755
1100 Johnson Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Georgia School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Dr. Elizabeth Henry
Family OutReach Resource Empowerment Services
(404) 349-1998
2290 Ben Hill Road, S.W.
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, Ph.D
Licensed in Georgia
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issue
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mr. Ken Cook
Kenneth B. Cook, ACSW, LCSW
(770) 436-1879
1260 Concord Rd. Suite 202
Smyrna, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Kamieka Gabriel
Gabriel Psychological Services, Inc.
(678) 904-0965
2791 Main St.
East Point, GA
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Georgia
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting I
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Quarells Consulting, PC
(770) 450-5013
Quarells Consulting, PC1720 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Depression, Child or Adolescent, Attention Deficit (ADHD)
Qualification
School: Wright State University
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$100 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Ms. Christiana K Olaga-Buah
(973) 419-6832
Gye Nyame Therapeutic Counseling LLC2900 Chamblee Tucker Rd.
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Attention Deficit (ADHD), Family Conflict, Life Coaching, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: UMDNJ
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Cigna

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Practitioner's Corner - About Kids and Attention Disorders

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By Timothy Culbert, M.D.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children can be quite challenging for the entire family: Kids who have it have a hard time concentrating, and their kinetic energy tends to exhaust everyone around them. The conventional approach to treatment relies primarily on stimulant drugs like Ritalin, but at our integrative clinic we try to use gentler therapies whenever appropriate.

Before starting down any treatment path, though, it’s crucial to have your child thoroughly assessed. (The best place to do this is at a child development center that’s part of a children’s hospital or academic medical center.) Lots of kids who are thought to have an attention disorder actually turn out to be suffering from depression, anxiety, or a learning disability; when these problems are treated, the symptoms that looked like attention problems often clear up.

An assessment will also pinpoint the particular subtype of attention disorder a child has, so you can tailor treatment accordingly. In the hyperactive form of ADHD, impulsive and hyperactive behavior are the biggest symptoms. Another form, marked by an inability to focus, often doesn’t emerge until adolescence. Most children, however, suffer from a combined version of the disorder, which usually shows up between the ages of seven and 11.

Here are some of the questions we’re most frequently asked about attention disorders.

Q: My eight-year-old son has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Is there any chance that changing his diet will make a difference?

A:
There have been quite a few “gold standard” studies supporting the idea that for certain kids, dietary changes can be a big help.

One type of diet (known as oligo- antigenic) is fairly radical; it eliminates ingredients that are thought to provoke allergies, including dairy, gluten, refined sugars, dyes, preservatives, and additives. A theory as to why this might make a difference has to do with a phenomenon called leaky gut syndrome. Normally, the intestinal lining serves as a good filtering system for proteins like those that trigger allergies. But in some people, the gut seems to have a sort of “leak” that allows these proteins to get into the bloodstream. At that point the immune system reacts, and this can contribute to behavioral problems.

The pure form of this diet is very restrictive and can be difficult to stick to. It allows only two types of meat (lamb and turkey), two types of starches (rice and potatoes), two types of vegetables (cabbage and carrots), and two fruits (apples and bananas).

A more practical approach might be to test potentially troublesome foods one at a time. Eliminate dairy, say, for three weeks to see if any significant changes occur. For most people, this approach is pretty doable, and there’s very little downside to trying it.

As a general guideline, I’d also suggest giving the child unprocessed and organic foods, to avoid contributing any a...

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