Marriage Counseling Alpharetta, GA 30009, Eddie Reece, MS, LPC, DCC -
Licensed Professional Counselor

Specializing in Relationships to help people get along. Individual counseling, couples counseling, marriage counseling. I can help with anxiety and stress management.

1991 - Present ( 29 years 7 months )

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Downtown Alpharetta, GA

Downtown Alpharetta
Alpharetta, GA 30009

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Office Hours:

Monday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Other Hours: By appointment only
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My Approach
My Approach

You've come to the right place. Many of the problems you face involve relationships. Improving relationships is a mainstay of what I do. Call now to find out how you can improve the relationships in your life! I can also help with stress, anxiety and almost anything that ails you.

Yes, I can help. Maybe you've heard of counseling or psychotherapy and because of stigma or a belief it was for people with "real problems," you hesitated to contact a therapist. I teach truly effective ways to deal with common, everyday situations as well as more entrenched patterns of living.

As a psychotherapist, business consultant, writer, former adjunct professor, and public speaker, I've helped thousands of people achieve their goals. I work with individuals, couples, families, groups, businesses and organizations. Go ahead, take the next step and contact me. I look forward to our time together. Explore ways to change your life at this site. 

Credentials
Credential Information
Jurisdiction: 
Georgia
License Type: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
License Number: 002650
Marriage & Couples Counseling
Marriage & Couples Counseling
Co-Parenting Issues

Couples Counseling focused on addressing issues related to co-parenting, reducing and soothing symptoms, while developing functional co-parenting strategies:

Research shows that children tend to adjust to divorce with less difficulty when they are able to maintain the family relationships that are important to them, and when their parents are able to cooperate with each other. Ongoing conflict and interruptions in parenting are typically the issues that create more distress for children than the divorce itself.

Communication Issues

Marriage Counseling focused on constructive communication techniques and strategies:

Communication problems are an issue for almost everyone, and every relationship. Not many people can say they are master communicators. People frequently struggle to say what they mean, whether by intentionally or because they just don’t know how. We often misunderstand each other, and at times we may think we understand, when the reality is, we don’t. This is where an experienced individual / marriage counselor can be invaluable, their unbiased point of view can assist you in hearing what is meant and assist you in resolving conflict. 

Divorce Issues

Couples Counseling focused on addressing divorce related issues and their impact on your family, transitioning to a co-parenting relationship, while reducing and alleviating stress:

Divorce is a difficulty time for all involved . Therapy assists families with working through the difficult process, that includes getting through the painful emotions, considering the best interests of children and developing good co-parenting relations.

Emotional affair issues

Marriage Counseling focused on addressing issues related to emotional affairs, reducing and soothing symptoms, while addressing the root causes of the emotional affair:

Emotional relationships venture into dangerous territory. They may not initially lead to physical involvement, but they can still devastate marriages. It might have started with a conversation over the Internet, or with a seemingly innocent friendship in the workplace. These romances may seem harmless — perhaps even "safe" alternatives to cheating on your spouse. The truth is, such relationships venture into dangerous territory; they may not initially lead to physical involvement, but they can still devastate marriages.

Financial Issues

Marriage Counseling focused on addressing and reducing the effects of financial stresses, and its impact on your relationship:

Financial concerns impact many areas of your life and relationship, including but not limited to, physical, relational and emotional well being, and other related issues, and concerns.

Infidelity / Affair Recovery Issues

Marriage Counseling focused on addressing issues related to infidelity, reducing and soothing symptoms, while addressing the root causes of infidelity:

Infidelity in a committed relationship can create a significant strain on both partners and on the relationship itself. An affair often signals the end a relationship, but not always, with competent professional assistance and a commitment from both partners, sometimes it can be a significant turning point for the better. Often an affair may take the other partner completely by surprise, leaving that person feeling devastated, aggrieved, betrayed, jealous, confused, and alone. Some individuals and couples seek therapy at such a time to help recover and move on. 

Intimacy Issues

Marriage Counseling focused on addressing and soothing issues related to intimacy, and their impact on your relationship, while addressing the root causes of these issues:

An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship that involves emotional and or physical intimacy. Intimate relationships require and can have issues with communication, transparency, vulnerability and mutual trust.

Midlife Crisis Issues

Marriage Counseling focused on addressing relationship issues related to a midlife crisis, reducing and attenuating symptoms, while addressing the root causes of the crisis:

A midlife crisis is experienced by many people during the midlife transition when they realize that life may be more than halfway over. Sometimes, a crisis can be triggered by transitions experienced in these years, such as andropause or menopause, the death of parents or other causes of grief, unemployment or underemployment, realizing that a job or career is hated but not knowing how else to earn an equivalent living, or children leaving home. People may reassess their achievements in terms of their dreams. The result may be a desire to make significant changes in core aspects of day-to-day life or situation, such as in career, work-life balance, marriage, romantic relationships, large expenditures, or physical appearance.

Pornography Issues

Marriage Counseling focused on addressing compulsive pornography use or an obsession with pornography, reducing and easing symptoms, while addressing their root causes:

The psychological impact of exposing yourself to pornography is often underestimated. Repeated exposure to such images leads to these images being imprinted in your mind. Later on you struggle to control your own thoughts as these images and the accompanied fantasies around sex start to dominate your thinking.

Sex & Intimacy Issues

Marriage Counseling focused on addressing sex and intimacy related issues, reducing and mitigating symptoms, while addressing their root causes:

Part of being intimate is being sexual together. When there is a problem in the sexual relationship it can be very difficult for couples. Loss of desire can be common in both men and women. The partner who does not want to have sex may seem as if they have ‘shut down’. It may seem as if he or she never initiates sex or has lost interest in the other partner, this can lead to other difficult feelings, ranging from minor frustrations to severe distress.

Individual Counseling
Individual Counseling & Coaching
Anger Management Issues

Counseling focused on Healthy vs Unhealthy expressions of anger, addressing root causes, and how to express anger in nondestructive ways:

Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems--problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as though you're at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion.

Anxiety Issues

Counseling focused on addressing issues related to anxiety, reducing symptoms, while addressing the root causes of the anxiety:

Anxiety is defined as a persistent or chronic, unsubstantiated concern that causes significant distress, resulting in disturbances in your social life, or interferes with your course work, or professional life. Individuals with anxiety disorders may avoid common social situations for fear of being judged, embarrassed, or humiliated. Panic attacks or persistent worry and anticipation of panic attacks are common symptoms, as are feelings of terror or impending doom. Other symptoms may include an apparent irrational fear or avoidance of an object, place, or situation.

Divorce Issues

Counseling focused on addressing and easing the effects of a divorce:

Divorce is a difficult time for all involved . Therapy assists families with working through the difficult process, that includes getting through the painful emotions, considering the best interests of children and developing good co-parenting relations.

Emotional Affair Issues

Counseling focused on addressing issues related to emotional affairs, reducing and soothing symptoms, while addressing the root causes of the emotional affair:

Emotional relationships venture into dangerous territory. They may not initially lead to physical involvement, but they can still devastate marriages. It might have started with a conversation over the Internet, or with a seemingly innocent friendship in the workplace. These romances may seem harmless — perhaps even "safe" alternatives to cheating on your spouse. The truth is, such relationships venture into dangerous territory. They may not initially lead to physical involvement, but they can still devastate marriages.

Infidelity / Affair Recovery Issues

Counseling focused on addressing issues related to infidelity, reducing and soothing symptoms, while addressing the root causes of infidelity:

Infidelity in a committed relationship can create a significant strain on both partners and on the relationship itself. An affair often signals the end of a relationship, but not always. With competent professional assistance and a commitment from both partners, sometimes it can be a significant turning point for the better. Often an affair may take the other partner completely by surprise, leaving that person feeling devastated, aggrieved, betrayed, jealous, confused, and alone. Some individuals and couples seek therapy at such a time to help recover and move on.

Intimacy Issues

Counseling focused on addressing and soothing issues related to intimacy, and their impact on your relationship, while addressing the root causes of these issues:

An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship that involves emotional and or physical intimacy. Intimate relationships require and can have issues with communication, transparency, vulnerability and mutual trust.

Relationships and Dating Issues

Counseling focused on addressing issues related to dating and developing a long term relationship, reducing and mitigating symptoms, while addressing the root causes:

You watch the relationship red flags waving at you, but gosh, she’s/he's just so good-looking. So you dismiss them to see where the relationship will go. The problem with turning a blind eye to those red flags is that eventually they’ll come back to haunt you. You end up hurt and resentful, and upset with yourself.

Sex & Intimacy Issues

Counseling focused on addressing sex and intimacy related issues, reducing and mitigating symptoms, while addressing their root causes:

Part of being intimate is being sexual together. When there is a problem in the sexual relationship it can be very difficult for couples. Loss of desire can be common in both men and women. The partner who does not want to have sex may seem as if they have ‘shut down’. It may seem as if he or she never initiates sex or has lost interest in the other partner, this can lead to other difficult feelings, ranging from minor frustrations to severe distress.

Sex Addiction Issues

Counseling focused on addressing an unusually intense sex drive or an obsession with sex, reducing and mitigating symptoms, while addressing their root causes:

Sex and the thought of sex tend to dominate the sex addict's thinking, making it difficult to work or engage in healthy personal relationships. Sex addicts engage in distorted thinking, often rationalizing and justifying their behavior and blaming others for problems.

Stress Management Issues

Counseling focused on developing constructive stress management techniques and strategies:

Stress symptoms may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. You may think illness is to blame for that nagging headache, your frequent insomnia or your decreased productivity at work. But stress may actually be the culprit. Indeed, stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behavior. Being able to recognize common stress symptoms can give you a jump on managing them. Stress that's left unchecked can contribute to health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

Counseling Approaches
Counseling Approaches
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a counseling approach that aims to teach the person new skills on how to solve problems concerning dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and cognitions through a goal-oriented, systematic procedure.

Family Systems Therapy

Works with families and couples as a whole system, to nurture change and development. It tends to focus on change in terms of the interactions between family members. It emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health.

Financial Therapy & Coaching

Financial coaching uses a wide variety of therapeutic and financial techniques, coupled with professional counseling that focuses on helping clients overcome their struggles to attain specific financial goals and aspirations they have set for themselves.

Gottman Method

The Gottman method - This an approach to marriage and couples counseling that centers on 9 relationship specific tasks or skills. These areas of focus are: love maps, commitment, mutual fondness and admiration, trust, being responsive to each other's needs, creating and having shared meaning in your relationship, positive approach to problem solving, making life dreams come true, and having a positive perspective.  These 9 areas of focus are designed to restore marital harmony.

Imago Therapy

Imago Relationship Therapy is a form of marriage counseling that takes a relationship approach rather than an individual approach to problem solving in a marriage. Imago means " 'the inner unconscious image of the opposite sex' or what you're looking for in a partner but aren't aware of. Imago therapy helps people to understand these unconscious factors (the Imago) in their selection of each other. It reveals the emotional dynamics that are being replayed from childhood, and it teaches couples how to relate to each other, and themselves, in a more nurturing, loving way. Hendrix memorialized imago therapy in his 1988 book, Getting the Love You Want, A Guide for Couples.

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling is an opportunity to talk confidentially with a counselor about personal concerns and to facilitate personal growth. The counselor and client work together to define and discuss personal issues and to reach mutually agreed upon goals.  Addressing a range of issues such as: Depression, anxiety (panic attacks, test anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders), eating disorders, relationship difficulties, family conflict, grief and loss, self esteem, sexuality, substance abuse, sexual assault/trauma, anger management.

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, this approach is based on the premise that people's subpersonalities interact and change in many of the same ways that families or other human groups do. The model provides a usable map of this intrapsychic territory and explicates its parallels with family interactions. The IFS model can be used to illuminate how and why parts of a person polarize with one another, creating paralyzing inner alliances that resemble the destructive coalitions found in dysfunctional families. It can also be utilized to tap core resources within people.

Marriage Counseling

Marriage counseling is a type of therapy for a married couple or established couple that assists in resolving problems in the relationship. Typically, two people attend counseling sessions together to discuss specific issues. Marriage counseling helps couples learn to deal more effectively with problems, and can help prevent problems from becoming more serious. Research shows that marriage counseling, when effective, tends to improve a person's physical as well as mental health, in addition to improving the relationship.

Mindful-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is designed to help people who suffer repeated bouts of depression and chronic unhappiness. It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness. The heart of this work lies in becoming acquainted with the modes of mind that often characterize mood disorders while simultaneously learning to develop a new relationship to them.

Telehealth - Internet based Counseling

Telehealth -  Internet based Counseling - Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. Technologies include videoconferencing, the internet, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and terrestrial and wireless communications.

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Languages Spoken
English