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Dr. Gore Atlanta Psychology
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Atlanta Psychologist, Family Therapist & Alcohol Substance Addiction Counselor
Atlanta Psychologist, Family Therapist & Alcohol Substance Addiction Counselor

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What is child psychology1? For most professionals who work with children, a child psychologist is someone whose job is to "fix" your child. They usually "fix" your child by spending many, many, many sessions with your child. First, they form a relationship with your child. This will take an average of six and one-half sessions 2. Then, these individually-focused therapists use this new "relationship" to try to get your child to gain insight into their maladaptive behaviors. Then, they tell you to have patience, as this type of therapy takes a long time. 3 to have an impact. During this therapy, they will meet with you, the parents, briefly and sporadically. These individually-focused therapists will tell you that things are either progressing well, or, not so well. But, they will meet with you occasionally. I was trained differently, and, I believe most child psychologists (and play therapists) are really trying to perform a "Parentectomy4."
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Dr. David Karol is a leading Atlanta therapist.

Why do people come to a therapist? Why invest time and money and add to your already “full plate”?

Is therapy about insight? Is psychotherapy about understanding yourself? Is therapy about coming to a psychologist twice a week for ten years and still doing the same stuff that got you unhappy in the first place? Have I ever treated a “Woody Allen” type for over twenty years?

No, therapy is about changing your behaviors and thoughts. Therapy is about changing your feelings. Therapy is about changing your relationships. Therapy is about getting unstuck and moving towards having the life you have always wanted. Therapy is about becoming happy, more fulfilled and living a more vibrant life. My therapy goal is for you to stop therapy. For some people it means a few sessions, for others it means a few months or years.. it all comes down to this: What is your goal?
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Atlanta Psychologist

Atlanta Psychologist – call Dr. David Karol Gore today, a leading Atlanta Psychologists.

Why go to a psychologist? Because we are the best-trained, most-skilled clinicians around. And we are all uniformly good-looking, too. (Sadly, not even close).

There are tons of “Master’s level” therapists out there. Some of them are great, some are not. There are also a lot of Ph.D.’s and Psy. D.’s in Atlanta, some with wonderful, strong graduate training, but, again, some with not such great training. Some, unfortunately, got their Ph.D.’s “remotely,” which means online, which I equate with getting a degree from the back of a matchbook. Call me old fashioned: I was in a university, on a campus, from age 17 to age 28. I took off one summer during that time, and I learned a tremendous amount in those eleven years of being an undergraduate and grad student. I took no shortcuts.

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Atlanta Alcohol Addiction Counseling

Atlanta Alcohol Addiction Counseling – When only the best alcohol addiction counseling in Atlanta will do, call Dr. David Karol Gore.

First off, I really, really understand addiction. I comprehend what alcoholism and drug addiction does to a person’s mind, to a person’s body and the soul. I know, first hand, what alcoholism and drug addiction does to a person’s family and loved ones. Believe me, I know how an addict/alcoholic thinks, feels and acts. How to recover? It is simple. Not easy, but simple.
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In 1997, I moved to the Suburbs. I remember an 11 year old girl came over with her girlfriend, and introduced themselves. They were just bubbling over with excitement and joy, they loved the neighborhood, they loved their school, they loved the pool…. Everything they talked about made them bounce around, they practically vibrated as they spoke.
They next time I saw them, they were sullen, quiet and withdrawn. Nothing excited them, school was just OK, they were “fine” and it was as if all the life was sucked out of them in the few months since we met. Now, I happened to have read “Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls” and Mary Pipher had explained, as well as anyone, how this shift had occurred. Although not as “deep” as it could have been, Ophelia illuminated how adolescence can “shut down” a child, turning them inward, insecure and morose.
Pete Docter is a writer/director/producer with Pixar (Up, Monsters, Inc,, the Toy Story franchise) who has a daughter who went from a rambunctious girl into a quiet preteen, and he wanted to know why. This has led to his new movie “Inside Out” about the inner workings of an 11 year old’s mind.
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I got a new IPhone 6.  Now I can speak directly to my dead ancestors.
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At the movies

So I have taken my two youngest kids, 9 and 7, to about 20 movies in their short but well-heeled lives. So, let's say they have seen at least 75 previews for upcoming movies. NOT ONCE, ever, have they seen a preview and said: "Nah, I do...n't think we should see that one."

And, for those keeping score at home, Dolphin Tale 2 is the best movie ever according to my 7 year old, and my little 9 year old Roger Ebert says that Guardians of the Galaxy is vastly superior to Citizen Kane.
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