Megan Schmidt, PhD

770-953-4744 ext. 53
, Licensed Psychologist

Treatment Philosophy

I view myself as a generalist clinician who has worked with a variety of adult clients with a range of presenting complaints. However, my clinical interests include those undergoing stressful life transitions, issues with identity, self-esteem, relationships, anxiety, low mood, and those who may simply say “I’m unhappy, but I don’t know why”. Self-understanding is a crucial aspect of mental health and overall well-being. Building insight into the way in which we view and engage with ourselves and the world around us provides a road map to use when navigating all aspects of life. Through therapy, I aim to increase one’s sense of who they are, what they want, and what is getting in the way. While I also view coping strategies as important for managing unpleasant emotions, I seek to first help my clients understand what, why, and when these strategies are most useful. Through these efforts, people often find that their distress diminishes, mood increases, and meaning and purpose in life becomes clearer.

Who I work with:

  • Adults aged 18 & older

Specialty Areas

  • Depression and mood difficulties
  • Anxiety
  • Personality disorders
  • Relationship/interpersonal problems
  • Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and loss
  • Identity issues
  • Personal exploration

Services

  • Individual & Couples Therapy

Professional Affiliations

  • Georgia Psychological Association
  • Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society

Education

  • APA Postdoctoral Fellowship, Emory School of Medicine
  • APA Internship, Institute of Living—Hartford Hospital
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Tennessee
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Tennessee
  • BA, Psychology, Georgia State University


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