a. 755 Commerce Drive, Suite 903 - Decatur, Georgia 30030

p. 678.561.4187

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© 2019 by Dr. Janelle S. Peifer

What is a clinical psychologist? What do you do?

I'm a licensed clinical psychologist - that means that I have my doctoral degree in clinical psychology and that I am licensed in the state of Georgia to provide psychological services. Clinical psychologist work in all sorts of settings -- private practice, colleges, hospitals, schools, community mental health clinics. We focus on using assessment and evidenced-based techniques to bolster mental health and wellness in our clients.

What's it like to do therapy with you?

I work with clients in a solutions-focused, evidenced-based way. I think the most important part of therapy is the relationship between client and clinician and strive to create a warm, authentic, collaborative environment where clients feel comfortable being wholly themselves. In terms of technique, I integrate a lot of elements of cognitive behavioral and interpersonal therapeutic modalities. I work well with clients who want to work towards a goal activiely--whether that be reducing depressive symptoms post-partum or reducing stress while pursuing that big promotion.

How do I determine if we'd be a good fit?

I sometimes say that finding a good therapist is a lot like finding a good relationship - you have to find the right fit. To start to explore if we'd may be a good fit, you can schedule a free, 15-minute new client phone consultation via the online client portal here or give me a call at 678.561.4187. If you'd prefer to dive right in, you can schedule an initial, 90-minute intake appointment via the online client portal here. At the end of our first session, we'll discuss our plan for moving forward.

How often do you meet with clients?

I typically schedule one 50-minute session per week or every other week. We'll talk about what's right for you and figure out a schedule to meet your therapeutic goals. I offer a time-limited, in-home therapy option for new parents. I know you've got a lot on your plate with a new baby. I can come to you.

What if I need to cancel?

Your appointment time has been held for you. If you cannot make it to a scheduled appointment, please cancel the appointment at least 48 business hours in advance to avoid being charged for the rate of the appointment.

What if I experience a crisis or emergency?

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, or if you are unable to wait until I can return your call, you have several options:

 

Call Behavioral Health Link/GCAL: 800-715-4225

Call Ridgeview Institute at 770.434.4567

Call Peachford Hospital at 770.454.5589

Call Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1800.273.8255

Call 911

Go to your nearest emergency department.