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I respect that you may be pursuing therapy for any number of reasons. You might be in pain or unhappy and want to feel better. Or maybe you’re feeling stuck and would like help getting “unstuck.” Perhaps, you need help navigating life transitions or developing a deeper understanding of yourself. Whatever the reason, wanting more for yourself is adaptive. Seeking help is healthy. By reaching out for support, you are bringing yourself closer to the relief, growth, and lasting change that you desire. I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to help you get there.

I’m a licensed psychologist in the Atlanta area with experience helping adults work through various concerns. Most people who come to me are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, traumatic stress, grief, chronic illness, academic/work challenges, family-of-origin issues, or difficulty with adjustment and transition through certain phases of life. They often are seeking help to feel better and to make various changes towards health. Some of the growth and change that I help people with include shedding unhelpful ways of coping and developing healthy coping skills, letting go of self-destructive and repetitive behaviors and patterns, developing healthier interpersonal relationships, gaining insight into their challenges and strengths, becoming unstuck, as well as enhancing performance at work and school.

This change occurs within a collaborative, empowering, and respectful therapy relationship that involves authentic compassion and nonjudgement. My approach to therapy is interpersonal and integrative. I view relationships as principal to our experience as human beings, and I hold high regard for the therapeutic relationship. In fact, the therapy relationship is a main pathway for transformation and healing. Part of what makes my work effective is my ability to connect with my clients. I do this by bringing my authentic self into therapy and staying attuned to my clients. I integrate various therapeutic techniques into our relational space based on what you need, your preferences, as well as the literature on what is effective.

About Dr. AnneMarie Jeffries

I am a licensed psychologist in private practice in Atlanta. I have experience working with people with a broad range of concerns. I honor differences and have worked with people whose backgrounds and contexts reflect diversity in its many forms.

My therapeutic work is grounded in an interpersonal approach and is highly integrative. This means that I regard relationships as fundamental to our experiences as people. Similarly, I hold deep respect for the therapeutic relationship and view it as paramount to the therapeutic process. When I sit with you, I bring my authentic self into the room along with genuine compassion, warmth, and nonjudgment. People who work with me feel safe, understood, respected, and empowered in our relationship. This space is necessary for change and often is the core avenue for healing.

I am attentive to the unique needs of each person I sit with and am flexible, creative, and collaborative in my treatment approach. While my work is grounded in an interpersonal approach, I consistently integrate various therapeutic approaches based on a person’s needs, preferences, context, as well as the literature on what is effective. Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Experiential Therapy are some of the therapeutic approaches I draw from to enhance my work.

It is important that my work is effective for you. I collaborate with my clients to develop shared goals and maintain an ongoing dialogue that is welcoming of feedback and involves assessing our progress as we go.

Education and Training:

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine, 2012-2013
    APA-Approved Internship, Emory University Student Counseling Center, 2011-2012
  • PsyD, Doctorate of Psychology, Georgia School of Professional Psychology, 2012
  • MA, Master of Arts in Psychology, Georgia School of Professional Psychology, 2009
  • BA, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Emory University, 2004

Professional Memberships:

  • American Psychological Association
  • Georgia Psychological Association

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675 Seminole Avenue NE Unit T-03 Atlanta, GA 30307
404-620-3149
drannemariejeffries@gmail.com