Hello! I’m Dr. Angela D. Schaffner, author of Revealed: What the Bible Can Teach You About Yourself, a collection of self-reflective stories and Bible stories told through the lens of a psychologist.
I am a licensed counseling psychologist and eating disorders specialist with over 18 years of experience providing therapy. When I do therapy, I am a good fit for people with depression, anxiety, and/or eating-related concerns. I also enjoy working with people who are transitioning to college or graduate school, experiencing marital conflict, separation/divorce, or questions about their career and general purpose, or who are beginning the journey of parenthood. I generally work on weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. My practice is convenient to Emory, Brookhaven, Buckhead, and Decatur. The best way to reach me is by calling/texting 404-550-7226, or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
On a personal note, I am married and I have three sons in elementary school. I am a third-degree black belt, and I enjoy the practice and therapeutic benefits of Taekwondo. I am actively involved in the United Methodist Church and believe faith can be a key component of healing. I live in Atlanta and enjoy being outdoors, attending sporting events, and spending time with close friends and family.
I earned my doctorate from Ball State University in Indiana and did my pre-doctoral internship at Emory University Counseling Center. I’m an adjunct professor in Mercer University’s Clinical Medical Psychology program. I have published articles in professional journals such as Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention, and presented at national conferences on topics related to eating disorder treatment, health, and faith.
I believe in the power of psychotherapy to bring about desired changes. I practice with openness and respect for individual and cultural differences. I help clients identify and meet their goals, at a relational, collaborative pace. Based on both personal and professional experience, I believe full recovery from eating disorders is possible. My style is warm and casual, and I am willing to be direct and challenge you to take steps that result in change. I want to help alleviate your suffering and increase the joy you experience in life.
My integrative psychotherapy approach includes:
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (for strengthening one’s thought patterns by developing increased self-compassion and healthy curiosity rather than getting stuck on a plateau of self-criticism and repetitive cycles of negative behavior)
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy (for gaining insight into one’s past and current experiences in relationships and relevance of these relationships for maximizing future relational goals)
- Solution-Focused Psychotherapy (for understanding which behavioral patterns work and building upon existing strengths)