Hello! I’m Dr. Angela D. Schaffner.
I am a licensed psychologist with over twenty years of experience providing individual, couples, and group therapy. I am generally a good fit for people with depression, anxiety, and/or eating-related concerns. I worked for thirteen years at Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders providing group and individual and group therapy in an intensive day treatment setting. I enjoy working with teens and adults who are experiencing life transitions and/or questions about their career, faith, or general purpose. I work during the day, Monday through Friday. 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.
I live in Atlanta and enjoy being outdoors, practicing taekwondo, playing tennis, 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. In addition to providing therapy, I taught graduate courses on eating disorders, addictions, and solution-focused therapy at Mercer University and Richmont University. I 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 published two books, one on faith and one on small group dynamics, and you can learn more about my writing on my amazon author page.
I believe in the power of psychotherapy to bring about desired changes. I practice with openness and respect for individual and cultural differences. I work with clients of all faith backgrounds. I help clients identify and meet their goals, at a relational, collaborative pace. Based on both personal and professional experience, I believe 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. I use a trauma-informed approach and am Level 1 certified in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). I encourage self-compassion and healthy curiosity rather than self-criticism, worry, and repetitive behaviors that aren’t serving you well. I help people gain insight into past and current relationship patterns and understand how to thrive in relationships. I work from an empowering approach that integrates Internal Family Systems (IFS) and seeks to build upon existing strengths and continue relational patterns that work. I often integrate the use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills as well. If these concepts resonate with you, send me an email at email@example.com and let’s connect for an initial phone call to see if we may be a good fit.