Alex Kohl, Ph.D., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
- PhD in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology
- Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of GA
- Master of Science in Behavioral and Neural Sciences
- Treats a wide range of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, and addiction
- Provides individual and family therapy for pre-teens, adolescents, and adults
- Offers neurotherapy and biofeedback training to help improve mood, regulate emotions, and alleviate symptoms associated with anxiety and depression
Dr. Kohl has 10+ years of therapy experience working with a wide variety of mental health issues and specializes in depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders (drug testing available). Dr. Kohl also works with clients with bipolar disorder, low self-esteem/self-worth, issues with self-identity, self-harm behaviors, loss/grief, life transitions, and trauma. Most recently, Dr. Kohl was the Executive Clinical Director of DecisionPoint Wellness Center, a co-occurring disorders treatment center for addiction and mental health disorders, located in Johns Creek, GA. Dr. Kohl has also provided therapy and neuropsychological assessment services at Alana Recovery Center, the Shephard Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Alpharetta Counseling for Children and Adults, Marietta Counseling for Children and Adults, Caminar Latino, and the Georgia State University Psychology Clinic.
As a therapist, Dr. Kohl strives to create a warm and welcoming environment so that his clients feel safe and heard while discussing difficult issues. He is skilled in client-centered, systemic, and emotion-focused therapies, and will often include other theoretical orientations, such as CBT, ACT, and DBT, to meet the specific needs of his clients. Dr. Kohl takes a flexible and integrative approaches using the biopsychosocial model to meet the specific needs of each of his clients.
Throughout Dr. Kohl’s academic career, he has published 12 articles, made numerous presentations at professional conferences, and continues to teach continuing education courses (CEUs) to other licensed mental health professionals. Dr. Kohl has used his understanding and expertise in neuroscience and neuropsychology to help inform his psychotherapy practice by offering empirically based treatments that are a safe and effective adjunct to traditional “talk therapy.” Currently Dr. Kohl offers neurotherapy and biofeedback training:
Neurotherapy is safe and effective and helps to induce a natural state of meditation by using audio-visual entrainment therapy (AVE) and cranio-electro stimulation (CES). Dr. Kohl utilizes a far infrared MediCrystal amethyst mat with memory foam bedding and a weighted blanket for extra comfort and stress reduction. Neurotherapy helps the client to safely achieve a deep and relaxing meditative state by stabilizing one’s limbic system, increasing specific neurotransmitters related to mood, and increasing cerebral blood flow, which helps to improve thinking and cognition. Neurotherapy sessions can be scheduled as a stand-alone treatment or before or after a traditional therapy session.
Biofeedback Training: Learning how to control one’s autonomic nervous system is fundamental to improving mood and alleviating symptoms associated with depression and anxiety. Dr. Kohl uses a comprehensive suite of clinical grade programs that are interactive and engaging for any age. Through biofeedback training, you will learn how to regulate your emotions by having better control over your autonomic nervous system.
Choosing to obtain therapy services is a healthy and proactive decision that Dr. Kohl would be honored to take part in with you. Everyone is different, and those differences are what make us unique. Dr. Kohl’s goal is to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with you so that you can explore those differences and grow and change in a positive direction. Therapy is useful for those in crisis, as well as those experiencing daily life struggles, and Dr. Kohl will do everythinghe can to help you develop and achieve your goals in therapy. For more information about Dr. Kohl, please visit his website at www.alexkohlphd.com