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Professional Spotlight: Kirsten Moore

Meet Kirsten Moore, Psy.D. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, who has specialized training providing assessment testing and psychotherapy. She is intensively-trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which she provides to children, adults, and families. Dr....

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Real Men Do Cry

By: Shelly-Anne Johnson LCSW “Be a man and take care of it… Real men don’t cry… You’re real sensitive for a guy.” These comments and others like these are often told to men when they try to be open about their emotions. Most men in the United States are raised in a...

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Building Self-esteem by Harnessing the Power of Thoughts

By: Shelly-Anne Johnson Self-esteem is so much more than thinking positively about yourself. It is wrapped in the way you feel about yourself at your core. It is the confidence you have in your own worth, your value, your abilities, and the respect you have for...

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Professional Spotlight: Dr. Mary Gay

Meet Dr. Mary Gay, a Licensed Professional Counselor of GA, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, and consultant who has been in private clinical practice since 1995, where her specialties include developmental trauma and substance use disorders. She has...

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What Ridgeview is Doing to Help Seniors in Isolation

By: Shelly-Anne Johnson LCSW As the population of the aging increases in America, we are seeing a deficit in trained caregivers and a lack of suitable facilities for seniors to be housed in. As a result, many seniors are living in isolation with no contact from family...

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Professional Spotlight: Eddie Reece MS, LPC.

Meet Eddie Reece, he is a psychotherapist and educator with a private practice in Alpharetta, GA. We are grateful to have Mr. Reece as a resource for our staff and community partners. Eddie will be presenting a live webinar “Anger & Rage: A Modern Perspective” April...

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The Importance of Checking-In

by: Destiny Redmond, M.S., NCC, CTP I am not sure how many of you have felt almost robotic throughout the week, ensuring you attend to your work duties, home life, kids, and completing homework you may have almost forgotten. But how many of us can say that we do daily...

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Self-Harm Awareness Month: What Does It Mean to Self-Harm?

By: Dr. Tamara Thompson-Jackson, DNP, MSN, MPH, MA, MS, APRN Self-harm is the act of purposely hurting oneself as an emotional coping mechanism. The condition is clinically known as NSSI (non-suicidal self-injury). A prevalent thought is that self-harm is rare and...

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Primary Purpose Group’s 15th Aniversary

Come Celebrate With Us!!!!! The Primary Purpose Group is Celebrating their 15th Anniversary on February 28th, 2022 in the Day Hospital Auditorium at Ridgeview Institute in Smyrna, GA. Click here for more information

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