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I am a licensed therapist in Atlanta & Decatur, Georgia, in practice for over 30 years. I offer both traditional talk psychotherapy and body-focused psychotherapy, a more holistic and mindful approach to therapy. I work with clients who are struggling with:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Stress and general life dissatisfaction
- Unresolved issues from past trauma
- Unresolved issues from childhood
- Relationship issues
- Low self-esteem
- Personal and spiritual growth
Deb Elkin, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in body-focused psychotherapy, integrating talk therapy and body-focused therapy into my practice. It is a holistic approach calling on us to mindfully attend to our thoughts, our emotions, and our bodies in order to heal. After 30+ years in practice in the Decatur & Atlanta area, my commitment to and enthusiasm for my work continues to deepen and grow. Every day I get to draw from all that I have learned, blending it together in a unique way that allows me to attend to you as the individual that you are.
What My Clients Are Saying...
Deb has helped me heal multiple traumatic events in my life...and has helped me feel like I am safe in the world - whole, confident and empowered again. She has a gentle and kind spirit that approaches therapy from a place that feels nurturing and safe. Dana D.
Deb is a seasoned professional, an attentive listener who was willing to challenge my thinking when needed. MV
Deb has this way of saying, "here's what I'm hearing" after I ramble on for a few minutes....and she'll be right on the money. Mike G.Click here to see more reviews
In talk psychotherapy you tell your story to someone who, with wisdom and a compassionate ear, can help you sort things out. You identify old beliefs, feelings and behaviors that are not working for you. Once you see these old patterns more clearly, it is easier to stop yourself from repeating them. You are more awake and conscious. You then can decide what new beliefs, feelings and behaviors you would like to replace them with, ones that feel more in alignment with who you really are and how you really want to be in the world.
Body-centered psychotherapy utilizes the same principles as talk therapy but is more holistically oriented, including the body in the healing process in a mindful way. While talking is very important in the healing process, the body also holds onto old memories. In order to more fully heal, the body must be included in this process (see Trauma in the Body). This work is especially beneficial for those who have experienced trauma. It is also important for those who believe that their bodies need to be included in their therapy process in order to fully heal.