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Debbara J. Dingman, Ph.D.

Phone: (404) 325-8512 Ext: 705
E-mail:
drdingman@pineriverpsychotherapy.com

I am a clinical psychologist. I help people create meaning and satisfaction in their lives.

People call me when they discover themselves to be successful but not satisfied, in relationship but not intimate, or devoted but disconnected.

Psychotherapy is the exploration of the contours of your life.

Each appointment is time for you to rediscover your strengths and to consider options to increase your satisfaction in love, in work, and at play. You can examine the patterns that keep you from being your best self.

You may work to more fully experience each stage of your life and the family life cycle. You may choose to explore deep yearnings and to understand and respect your dreams and urges.

Services Provided -- Clinical Modalities:

Individual Psychotherapy is like having a personal trainer for your emotional life and psychological well-being. It is a commitment to oneself and an investment in yourself to heal wounds and to achieve lifetime goals and emotional satisfaction.

Couples Therapy is where partners come together to work on themselves in the context of their intimate relationship. Bonding can be both wounding and healing. Therapy teaches relational skills and promotes healing. I help couples learn to manage conflict, to metabolize big feelings, to be influential with one another, to be more intimate if they desire, and to support each other to be their best selves.

Group Psychotherapy is a powerful and cost-effective medium for healing and personal growth. On a weekly or bi-weekly basis people come together in a therapeutic and confidential relationship to help one another find their truth, their best selves, and the lives they want to live. Group members report that the group experience is soothing and supportive and that impressive progress occurs in this setting. I value my collaboration with my co-therapist, Avrum Geurin Weiss, Ph.D.

Consultation and Supervision is available in individual, group, and workshop formats. I provide training and supervision for doctoral candidates, psychiatry residents, and professional psychotherapists. Consultation sessions attend to both the personal and professional issues that arise in the work of the psychotherapist. You determine the balance between personal and professional focus based on your needs and your sense of safety and resilience in each session.

 

EDUCATION:

Ph. D.  1987. Georgia State University.
Dissertation:  The Imposter
Phenomenon and Social Mobility.

M.A.  1982. Georgia State University.
Thesis:  Gender and the Psychotherapeutic Process.
 
B.A. 1977 Florida State University.
Major:  Psychology.

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS:

Licensed Psychologist, Georgia Board of Psychology Examiners, License, No. 1256

Faculty: Pine River Psychotherapy Institute

Adjunct Clinical Faculty and Supervisor: Georgia State University Department of Psychology

Adjunct Clinical Faculty and Supervisor: Emory University


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

American Psychological Association.
Division 42: Psychologists in Independent Practice
Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology
Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women

Fellow of the Georgia Psychological Association
Division F: Promotes the Welfare of Women
Division E: Independent Practice Professional Development

American Academy of Psychotherapists

 

 

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