Jay Dillard | Atlanta, Dallas

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Jay considers it a true privilege to join his clients in the midst of their suffering and distress and to be part of their story. He approaches his clients from an attachment and experiential perspective in a collaborative venture that helps them delineate between avoidable and unavoidable suffering. This empowers them to change what they can while learning to cope in healthier ways and grow closer to God and others in the process. He believes that all behavior is goal-oriented, meaning all people have reasons for their choices and, on some level, are striving to make their life better, despite how good or bad those choices may be.

People make sense when you get to know them in their context—their gender, ethnicity, spirituality, socioeconomic status, age, family of origin, etc. Jay believes this eliminates the need for judgment or shame in the counseling process. He accesses the strengths already available within them and around them to help them reach their goals and a higher level of self-actualization. He works with individuals, couples, and families in the following areas of focus: depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, relationship, and more.


ISSUES

Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Internet Addiction, Marital and Premarital, Men's Issues, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sex Therapy, Sexual Addiction, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma and PTSD

Specialties: Addiction Counseling, Sexual Addiction, Depression, Couples Counseling, Anxiety


CLIENT FOCUS

Age: Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19), Adults, Elders (65+)

Category: Couples, Family, Individuals, Veterans, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, LGBTQ+


TREATMENT APPROACH

Types of Therapy: Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical (DBT), Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential, Family/Marital, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic


QUALIFICATIONS

School: Richmont University
Year Graduated: 2013
License No. and State: LMFT 001454 Georgia

Locations

Atlanta Location
1095 State St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Dallas Location
3522 Hiram Acworth Hwy
Dallas, GA 30157

Office Phone: (706) 499-2673


OFFICE HOURS

7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Online Therapy/Video Counseling: No


FINANCES

Average Cost: $120/session

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accepted Payment: Cash, Check, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Other

Accepted Insurance: BCBS & Aetna

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