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Joanne S Peeler, PhD Licensed Psychologist
Past President Georgia Psychological Association


The relationship between a client and therapist is an important factor in the success of therapy. The decision to contact a therapist is not an easy one. Choosing a therapist can be confusing.

Whether a referral comes from a friend, physician, or insurance carrier, it is important to determine for yourself if a therapist meets your needs and is properly qualified to help you. The following suggestions will help you choose the best therapist. Be sure the therapist:
  • Has proper professional training, credentials, and licensure.
  • Has experience in your specific interests or problem
  • Has good standing in his/her professional organization

Because you should feel comfortable with your therapist, it is a good idea to interview several before making your final selection.


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Should you have any questions, please consider phoning or emailing.     

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Professional Links

Georgia Psychological Association

American Psychological Association

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist

Georgia Association of Marriage and Family Therapists


Psychologists are among the most highly trained of mental health professionals

A Licensed Psychologist is a doctoral level therapist who has approximately seven additional years of educational training after graduating from college. Psychologists must pass a national exam before they can be licensed and they are required to continue pursuing education for the duration of their licensure. It is important to know that your privacy is protected when you see a Licensed Psychologist.  The APA Ethics code outlines strict standards for confidentiality, with few exceptions.  These will be discussed with a client at the first visit.