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Debra F. McElhaney, M.Ed., LMFT, LPC

Office: Debra McElhaney, M.Ed., Psychotherapy & Consultation
2801 Buford Highway
Suite 190
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: (404) 847-0906
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Profession: Marriage and Family Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Practice Description: I believe that caring for yourself and your relationships is the most important task you will ever have. Paying attention to and nurturing your emotional well being is equally as important as caring for your physical health. It seems that so many individuals, couples, and families find themselves struggling with the excessive demands of life in the 21st century. Depression, anxiety, illnesses and addictions are becoming more common in our society. As a result, conflicts and difficulty in communicating with those closest to us can often lead to feelings of isolation and despair.

I believe that with guidance and caring, all individuals are capable of learning new ways to relate so that they enhance their communication skills and develop tools to navigate their relationships in a healthy, productive way. Working with individuals and couples to make healthy life decisions and heal emotionally is the benchmark of good therapy.

Please visit my website @ to learn more about me and my services, including my extensive work as an Imago Relationship Therapist, therapist to the Developmental Disabilities Community and their families, and Seminar and Workshop Presentations.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Relationship Issues
Marital Therapy
Developmental Disabilities
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Life Transitions
Parenting Issues
Personal Growth
Physical Disabilities
Stress Management
Women's Issues
Communication Skills
Age Specialties: Adolescents
Session Formats: Individual
Seminar, Workshop
Treatment Approaches: Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Imago Relationship Therapy
Additional Demographic Expertise: People with Disabilities
Most religious groups, Many cultural groups
Parents/Couples with special needs children
Education: M.Ed., Auburn University, 1973

B.S., Auburn University, 1972

Post Graduate Studies
Georgia State University, 1982
License #: MFT000494
Licensed In: Georgia
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Advanced Clinician
Professional Affiliations:
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Clinical Member
Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (GAMFT), Clinical Member
Imago Relationships International, Clinical Member
Georgia and Regional Imago Therapists of the Southeast (GRITS), Clinical Member
FOCUS (Families of Children Under Stress), Board of Advisors
Georgia Microboards Association, President, Board of Directors
Fee Schedule: $160. per hourly session
Insurance and Billing Instructions: Clients pay individually and receive a billing statement with information which may be used to file their own insurance if they desire. Most insurance companies do reimburse, depending on the policy.
Office Hours: Weekdays by appointment
Driving Directions: Convenient to I-85, GA. 400, Buckhead, Brookhaven, North Druid Hills, Emory and Atlanta

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Debra F. McElhaney, M.Ed., LMFT, LPC, Marriage and Family Therapist in Atlanta

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In Practice Since:  1989
Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Public Transportation:  Yes

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