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  • I will be accepting new clients again starting in January 2020.

Dr. David Goldstrom, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Providing the best in caring and professional psychotherapy to
individuals, couples and families in the greater Atlanta, GA area.


About

what we can do together

While I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, I specialize in helping couples recovering from trauma or other extreme circumstances. I can help by providing services that include couples therapy, individual therapy for depression or anxiety, grief counseling, parenting support, substance abuse counseling or pastoral counseling. I’ll offer you a highly personalized, client-centered approach crafted to your individual needs to help you attain the results you’re striving for.

If you’re like a lot of people, you’ll find that therapy is a lot more comfortable and enjoyable than you imagined. Sometimes it’s just the experience of talking to an intelligent listener, a supportive counselor.

Other times you’ll find that we’re working on specific issues that are challenging for you, and that the changes you’re making in your life are hard.

Even then, you may find that therapy is a great relief to finally address what’s getting in your way, what’s holding you back from the life you want to lead, the relationships you want to have, or the career you dream about. Whatever we’re doing in any particular counseling session, it can be a wonderful experience to be accepted, understood, and helped by another person.

I also lead seminars for couples and individuals, and as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, I provide supervision and case consultation to psychotherapists and pastoral counselors.


Services

for You

David Goldstrom

Helping individuals, couples and families heal, grow and achieve emotionally satisfying relationships for life.

My Office

My therapy office is a private and comfortable space, designed to help you with your therapy.

My Location

My office is conveniently located in the Lavista Hills area, North of the Emory University campus and just south of Buckhead and Brookhaven.

Waiting Room

A private waiting area is available.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How soon can you see me?
  If you are experiencing a crisis, please let me know and I will make every effort to see you within 48 hours.
[If I am unable to do so, I have colleagues and post-graduate therapists who will be available sooner]

 

Is therapy right for me?
  Seeking out therapy is an individual choice. There are many reasons why people come to therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing psychological issues, or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one’s life such as a divorce or work transition. Many seek the advice of a therapist as they pursue their own personal exploration and growth. Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges.

Therapy can help address many types of issues including depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, stress management, body-image issues, and general life transitions. Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsibility for what is theirs, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards change in their lives.

 

What can I expect in a therapy session?
  Every therapy session is unique and caters to each individual and their specific goals. During therapy sessions it is standard to talk about the primary issues and concerns in your life. It is common to schedule a series of weekly sessions, where each session lasts 45 minutes. Sometimes individuals who are going through a particularly difficult challenge may request more than one session per week. Therapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. There may be times when you are asked to take certain actions outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant book or keeping records to track certain behaviors. The time between sessions is an important process of therapy where you can use what was discussed and integrate it into your life. For therapy to be most effective you must be an active participant, both during and between the sessions.

 

What to expect when bringing a minor child.
  Most likely, the therapist will want to see the parents and the child/children together first. This gives opportunity to have the child meet the therapist with the parents present in order to lower the child’s anxiety about meeting a stranger. Usually the therapist may spend some time alone with the parents and then some time alone with the child. Parents are an integral part of the therapeutic process and need to be involved. Depending upon the circumstances, it may be that the therapist only needs to meet with the child and that will be at the therapist’s discretion, but most of the time, a parent(s) need to be present at the sessions and will be involved in the therapy.

 

What benefits can I expect from working with a therapist?
  Therapy can provide insight and new perspectives into life’s challenges and can help create solutions to difficult problems. Many people find that working with a therapist can enhance personal development, improve relationships and family dynamics, and can ease the challenges of daily life. Sometimes, just having someone there to listen is helpful. Overall, people in therapy tend to have lower levels of anxiety and stress, decreased conflict, and improved quality of life. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:

  • Developing new skills for handling stress and anxiety
  • Modifying unhealthy behavior and long-standing patterns
  • Attaining insight into personal patterns and behavior
  • Increasing confidence, peace, vitality, and well-being
  • Improving ways to manage anger, depression and moods
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems
  • Navigating life’s obstacles more effectively
  • Improving listening and communication skills
  • Enhancing the overall quality of life

 

Do you accept insurance? How does insurance work?
  I no longer accept insurance. <--! I am in network with a variety of insurance companies (please see them listed under "Fees"). For some out of network providers (such as Excellus BCBS) you would pay me at each session and then provide a copy of the bill to your insurer for reimbursement. For others --> In some cases, I can submit your claim for you. To determine if you have coverage, the first thing you should do is check with your insurance carrier. Check your coverage carefully and find the answers to the following questions:

  • Do I have copay/co-insurance?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
  • How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

 

Is therapy confidential?
  In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a psychotherapist. Information is not disclosed without written permission. However, there are number of exceptions to this rule.

Exceptions Include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s. The therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, further measures may be taken without their permission in order to ensure their safety.

 

 

Sessions and Fees

We'll create the right therapy plan for you

Standard Session

45 minutes $115

Great therapy is individually tailored to your goals. I’ll check with you every week to insure that we’re focused on what you need right now.

  • Best for individuals
  • 45 minutes
  • Focused on your issues
  • May be covered by insurance
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Long Session

75 minutes $165

Ideal for all couples; can schedule on short notice (in an emergency) so we can take the necessary time to explore your concerns more deeply.

  • Best for Couples
  • 75 minutes
  • Allows for more flexibility
  • May be covered by insurance
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EMDR Session

45 minutes $115

EMDR is a preferred individual treatment for PTSD, painful events and memories. Suitable for addiction & emotional issues.

  • Best for PTSD
  • Research based and validated
  • A holistic approach
  • Achieve the change you want
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Phone / Video

25 minutes $45

If you want a quick consultation, live abroad or just need to ask a question, I can schedule a phone call or video chat on short notice.

  • Best for short consultations
  • Available anywhere
  • Tailored to your needs
  • Video available
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Fees
My fee for each appointment is $115 or $165 or as noted above, payable at the beginning of each appointment. If you have limited income or are experiencing unexpected financial hardship, please let me know. I can’t promise that I will be able to meet your needs, but I am happy to discuss your concerns with you.
Payments can be made using Visa, Master Card American Express, Discover and Zelle as well as by check or cash.

Insurance
I do not currently accept direct health insurance payments, but you may qualify for partial reimbursement for out-of-network services. In that case, you would pay me up front, then either file a claim yourself with your insurer or in some cases I can file the claim for you.

If You’re Thinking About Insurance
Most of my clients prefer to keep our relationship just between us for reasons of confidentiality (insurance companies will not pay the bill without receiving information about you, including listing a “disorder”). In addition, many clients have told me that their own financial investment in their work was another way for them to feel empowered and motivated. It’s up to you, but you may want to reflect on this before seeking insurance reimbursement.

Making Your Appointment

Appointments are Available

I am accepting new clients as of January 2020 and appointments can be scheduled by calling my office at 404-870-8075 ext 2 at any time or by using the contact form below. E-Therapy appointments are also available for current clients. I am experimenting with online appointment scheduling, and those appointments will be confirmed by an email.

When you call, please try to leave a detailed message, including the phone number you would like me to call. I will make every effort to return your phone call quickly during the day, sometimes within an hour or two of your call during normal practice hours.

Once we’ve scheduled your appointment, you can print and fill out your intake forms at home before you come in. Also, as an option, you may fill out the insurance forms as well.

Sometimes things just can’t wait. Emergency appointments are often available the same day or next day; If I cannot see you soon enough, one of my associates will; make the call and we’ll start working together to get your life back on track.


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