Brian J. Smith | Atlanta, Cumming

Licensed Psychologist

Brian is a licensed psychologist who provides psychotherapy to adults, couples, college students, families, parents, adolescents, and children. He has valuable experience in addressing areas such as depression, anxiety and stress, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), relationships, family-of-origin issues, assertiveness, parenting, oppositional/disruptive behavior, social skills, self-esteem, anger management, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), conflict resolution, and difficulty with transitions.

Brian specializes in working with couples who are dating, engaged, or married to improve their relationship through effective communication and conflict resolution skills, and he offers a relationship assessment through the PREPARE/ENRICH model. Brian also seeks to understand the role that faith plays in a client's life and aims to integrate it with psychological strategies.

Brian believes that everyone can benefit from psychotherapy during different seasons of their lives, whether during times of great difficulty or during times of focus on personal growth. Clients often report that they enjoy Brian’s thoughtful, caring, down-to-earth nature and his sense of humor.


ISSUES

Anger Management, Anxiety, Child or Adolescent, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Grief, Infidelity, Marital and Premarital, Men's Issues, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma and PTSD

Specialties: Couples Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Premarital/Marriage Counseling, Infidelity


CLIENT FOCUS

Age: Children (6 to 10), Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13), Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19), Adults, Elders (65+)

Category: Couples, Family, Individuals


TREATMENT APPROACH

Types of Therapy: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Eclectic, Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), Family/Marital, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Trauma Focused


QUALIFICATIONS

School: Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology
Year Graduated: 2008
License No. and State: PSY003429 Georgia

Locations

Hopewell Psychological Associates, PC
Powers Ferry Location
1827 Powers Ferry Road SE Bldg 22
Atlanta, GA 30339

Peachtree Location
2964 Peachtree Rd NW Suite 324
Atlanta, GA 30305

Cumming Location
3860 Windermere Pkwy Unit 203
Cumming, GA 30041

Office Phone: (770) 953-4744


OFFICE HOURS

8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Online Therapy/Video Counseling: No


FINANCES

Average Cost: $90–175/session

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accepted Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard

Accepted Insurance: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield

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