Dorit Atar

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist​

I am a psychotherapist helping individuals, couples and families. I would love to help you on your journey of self discovery and growth. Not your typical "listen and nod your head" kind of

therapist, my style is very warm and engaging, involved and dynamic. You are not alone anymore, I'm here to help.

Through the process of therapy you will explore, learn, grow, and reconnect with your true essence while learning the skills you need to cope with your challenges and feelings. You will

rediscover your resiliency as we all have what we need inside us but don't always know it. My goal is to help you discover your strength, help you live authentically and be happy. 

Awareness and self exploration will be the basis of our work

together, upon which we will build and create the kind of life you have envisioned for yourself. 

I originally received my Master's degree at California State University Northridge. I later continued my post master's education in Psychotherapy at the Alfred Adler Graduate School with an additional special emphasis on Couples and Family Therapy. I am extensively trained and experienced to treat individuals as well as families, but my view is always encompassing, exploring how connections and relationships play an important role in a person's life. 

During the years of my career I provided in-home therapy, at school therapy for adolescents and teens, and treated many individuals and couples in private office settings. I have experience effectively treating many mental health symptoms, trauma, and relationship challenges. I am extensively trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I don't believe one type of therapy is effective for all, so I tailor therapy to fit my client's needs and learning style. 

Qualifications:

  • Georgia State Marriage and Family Therapy license # MFT001422

  • Minnesota State Marriage and Family Therapy license #2261

  • Certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator

  • Extensive training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (externship and all four core classes)

  • Extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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