About J. Alan Graham, Ph.D.

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During my undergraduate work, I was a “Psychiatric Assistant” on the detox unit of an Alcoholism & Drug Addiction Treatment Center.  I continued working in addiction treatment including working with impaired professionals throughout graduate school.  I found it rewarding to watch people dramatically change their lives with abstinence, psychotherapy, and work in a 12-step program.  Hence, my pre-doctoral exams and my doctoral dissertation focused on the understanding and treatment of addictive disorders.  

I received my doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University in 1994.  At that time, there were subdivisions within the graduate program and  I was in the one entitled, “Psychotherapy.”   During graduate school, I was awarded the John Warkenton Scholarship for “Outstanding Potential in Psychotherapy.”

Since completing my degree, I have maintained a private practice in Atlanta working with individuals, couples, families and groups.  While in private practice, I served as Clinical Director for a community mental health agency serving NW Georgia.  Following this, I was a clinical faculty at Georgia State University Counseling Center, supervising interns and post-doctoral fellows.

At the present time, I am in full-time private practice and work primarily with couples.  I am ICEEFT Certified as an Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor.  In addition to my work with couples and individuals, I supervise other EFT-trained couple therapists.