Susan Berel, PhD

770-953-4744 ext. 40
, Licensed Psychologist
South Forsyth Please note I currently offer telehealth services only.  I am licensed to offer telehealth services in over 36 states (

Available for telehealth sessions

Treatment Philosophy

All of us develop ways of being in the world based on what we have learned from past experience. Only when these ways of being interfere with our health, happiness, or relationships do they become problematic. Therapy aims to change habitual ways of relating, behaving, feeling, or perceiving so that one can lead a happier, more fulfilling life. I believe it is important not to reduce problems to a simple psychological diagnosis; instead, I emphasize who you are as a unique individual. While addressing your concerns in therapy, I will help you recognize your personal strengths and help you utilize these strengths in the therapeutic process. My approach to therapy is personalized and flexible, meaning I integrate interventions and approaches intended to benefit your specific needs. I enjoy working both with adults and adolescents.


Who I work with

  • Adults
  • Teenagers
  • College Students

Specialty Area

  • Women’s Issues
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Addictive/Compulsive Behaviors
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Relationship Issues

Blog/Personal Website


  • Powers Ferry Psychological Associates (2006 – Present)
  • Accelerated Recovery Centers, Atlanta, GA (August 2009 - August 2011)


  • Ph.D.: Washington State University, Clinical Psychology (2003)
  • Postdoctoral Training: Northside Hospital, Health Psychology Services, Women’s Center (December 2004 – May 2006) Veterans Administration Medical Center, Atlanta, GA (October 2004-November 2005).
  • Predoctoral Internship: University of Chicago Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry (July 2001-July 2002)

Office Locations

Fee Schedule

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Alexandra Sicre Alvarez, PsyD, Post-Doctoral Fellow
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Kylie Craine, PsyD
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Gerald S. Drose, PhD
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Elaine Eassa, PhD
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Martin Fleet, PhD
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Kate Gelfand, LPC
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Gabriela Gonzalez, PsyD
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Amy Greenberg, PsyD, Post-Doctoral Fellow
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Keith G. Helmken, MSW, LCSW
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Katherine Higgins, PhD
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Bryana Gadis Jones, PsyD, Post-Doctoral Fellow
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Katie Karell, LMSW
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Lindsay Kleiman, PsyD
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Sharon Price Lightstone, MS, LPC, LLC
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Karen McCorkle, LCSW
770-953-4744 ext. 49
Andrea Moody, LCSW
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Tamara Onley, MS, LAPC
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Vinitha Pastor, LPC
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Purvita A. Patel, Psy.D.
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Steven Perlow, PhD
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Kirsten Railey, PhD
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Rachel Scheinfield, Ph.D, NCSP
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Kimberly Smiley, PsyD
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Brian J. Smith, PsyD
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Ellen Spandorfer, Psy.D
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Jennifer Spring, PhD
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Alan Stewart, Ph.D. CSAT
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Ericka Stricklin-Parker, PsyD
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Tamara D'Anjou Turner, Ph.D.
770-953-4744 ext. 62
Maurisa Brodsky Versel, LPC
770-953-4744 ext. 65
Jennifer Vincent, LAPC, NCC, CADC-T
770-953-4744 ext. 34
Dina Zeckhausen, PhD
770-953-4744 ext. 13

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