Not getting along? You've come to the right place. Many of the problems you face involve relationships. As one of Alpharetta's top rated therapists, I use my 25 plus years of experience to help you improve relationships, overcome anxiety, reduce stress and end depression. Could your life use a tune-up? My no nonsense, down to earth approach to everyday issues will gently guide you through your challenges on the way to the life you know is possible. You don't have to struggle any longer. Give me.. a call today.
Learn more about me and my counseling services on my personal site. There's a link on the top of this page. Read my blog at the bottom of the first page of my site. sure to check out my video here on Kudzu. Thanks for taking the time to look for a way to change your life!
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Benefits of Psychotherapy:
- Improve the quality of your life.
- Create satisfying relationships, freedom from a hurried lifestyle and more joy in everyday living.
- If you're like most people, you strive to enhance your life. If you spend time and money on yourself physically with exercise and medical care, mentally by education, then why not improve emotionally too?! I believe the quality of your life is measured by the quality of your relationships. The quality of your relationships depends on your emotional health. Psychotherapy, or counseling, can improve your emotional health, improving your relationships and the quality of your life.
- Maybe you've heard of psychotherapy and believed it was for people with "real problems." Psychotherapy is also effective with common, everyday situations.
- If you'd like to live a more peaceful, less hurried life, psychotherapy can help.
- If you want to communicate more effectively with loved ones and ones not so loved, psychotherapy can help.
- If you want to achieve more intimacy in your loving relationships...you guessed it. Psychotherapy can help!!
More Benefits of Psychotherapy:
- A more relaxed lifestyle
- Gain personal power
- Experience more love in your relationships
- Better self-understanding
- Establish a healthy balance among life's responsibilities
- Freedom from addictions
- Improved family relationships
- Effective problem solving skills
- An improved financial life
- Improve athletic ability
- Enhance the physical, emotional and spiritual areas of your life
I also provide worklife consulting. I can improve your business culture with a wide variety of services including communication enhancement, stress reduction and team building.
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master's Degree from Georgia State University with some 25 years experience. I'm a member of the American Academy of Psychotherapists, the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia and the Psychotherapy Guild. I served on the board of directors for LPCA and the Southern Regional Committee of AAP. I taught graduate students in the counseling program at Argosy University.
My experience includes working in the juvenile court system, a county mental health center, a drug and alcohol recovery treatment center, and a psychiatric hospital. I now work in private practice.
Typical clients come to improve their lives in many different areas including relationships of all kinds, overcoming addictions, mid-life issues, to be better athletes, end of life issues, learning to cope better with any of life's difficulties such as illness, finding meaning in life, transitions and decision making. I see people in all phases of their relationships from pre-commitment to divorce and beyond.
I can work with you individually, as a couple, as a family, or in a group, business or organization. I can work with you online. I'm also an excellent public speaker. I'm available to speak on many subjects including: relationships, communication skills, the psychology of money, business enhancement, spirituality, addictions, codependency and sports enhancement.
I have an easy going, down to earth, humorous, approach to life's most difficult questions and my passion for teaching and healing that will inspire you to open your heart and mind to a different way of seeing the world.
My fee is $200 per session. A session lasts 45 minutes. Watching the video may give you a feel for me and my approach.
May I offer a tip on searching for a good therapist? Ask how much therapy they've had. If they haven't had any, move on to the next therapist. A good therapist will gladly answer your question for they believe as I do that no one can really help you if they haven't learned to be helped. And if you're looking for specific help, ask if they have experience with that issue.
I'm happy to help in any way I can. Thanks for stopping by!
You can also follow me on Twitter! @EddieReeceLPC
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Eddie is very good at what he does. He listens and asks questions designed to help you work through problems. I recommend him to anyone, even those without major life issues to deal with. I was fortunate to find him through a search of online references, and I wanted to add my own recommendation for others to use in their search.
Date June 2016
Posted: 6/28/2016 • Link to this review
Thanks for the kind review. I especially like what you wrote about my services being for "even those without major life issues." Part of the stigma of going to therapy is a belief that it is only for those with serious mental health problems. That belief causes those who face common everyday issues to fear being thought of as someone with mental illness. I work with clients who are high functioning people who want to improve their lives. They come to me for a variety of reasons. I help them have better relationships or a more relaxed lifestyle. Often clients find themselves at a point in their lives when they realize that life didn't turn out the way they hoped it would. As I've written about before, there isn't a school that teaches any of us to have lasting, intimate relationships. There are no university degrees in kindness, compassion or love, areas where we can all improve. Everyone faces challenges of a normal life, such as marriage, raising children, loss of loved ones and aging. Those types of challenges are what I can help you navigate. Don't wait until your small problems become big ones. Contact me today for a better tomorrow.
I visited Mr. Reece sometime ago with my significant other. He was very rude, unprofessional, and had a "know it all" mentality. I do not know where Mr. Reece received his training, but he is not qualified to deal with people. This is the first thing in a while that my wife and I have agreed upon.
Posted: 2/21/2016 • Link to this review
I'm sure I have a lot to learn. I'm always learning. I'd like to learn what exactly went wrong with this couple. I'm saddened to hear of their experience with me. I've yet to hear face to face what a client who writes a negative review is unhappy about until I read it in the review. I wonder why that is? I believe when doing business, it's important to get your money's worth. Expect mistakes to be made and expectations to not be met and expect them to be corrected. So give feedback face to face and give someone a chance to turn you into a satisfied customer. I don't know how to directly address being called rude and unprofessional since I don't know exactly what happened. I know I do all I can to welcome my clients, especially new ones since I know people wrestle with the decision to come to counseling for a long time before they finally make an appointment. I greatly respect anyone who decides to come to counseling and am as kind to them as I can be. "A know it all mentality?" Again, I don't know exactly what that refers to in this case. I can say that it's not unusual for clients to be uncomfortable when I can tell them, quite often in the first session, what I see as the problem behavior and what needs to happen to correct it. If I were a medical doctor and diagnosed someone quickly, I'd be applauded. It's different when one hears feedback about their behavior, attitudes or beliefs. I've often heard from clients, "How can you say that about me? You don't really know me." My response is, "That's true. I don't really know you, but I do know this about you." It's my job to help people solve the problems they come in with. They come to me because they haven't solved them without professional help. Almost always, my job is reframing the problem in a way that the solution becomes easier to see and carry out. I don't know it all, but I do know a lot about my profession and how to do my job. I'm highly qualified to help people. I'm just not qualified to help this couple. Making such a generalized statement based on one's experience is just wrong. Given the last line of the review, this couple argues and fights quite a lot. I'm sure I took my standard approach to the fighting and arguing couples any couple does. I tell them it's has to stop and when it happens, they have to apologize. Some couples will argue with me about that. Fighting and arguing does not help people feel closer. Being kind does. I teach couples new ways to communicate that isn't arguing. I teach couples how to be kind. It's heartbreaking when couples don't get along. I truly hope this couple can find a therapist who works for them. I wish them all the best.
Eddie responded to my request for advice about therapy / hypnosis / meditation with multiple valuable articles and a few referrals. He was happy to advise me, even if we never set up an appointment. This sort of generosity is definitely not the norm! I am implementing on Eddie's recommendations and educating myself to find the best combo of meditation, hypnosis and/or therapy. Already, just based on the meditation he recommended, I am finding rapid improvements in my business - all the result of clearing my head and getting rid of limiting (and factually unproven) beliefs. I have used hypnosis for success in college sports and will likely turn to it again in the near future. When I do, I'm calling Eddie. He is genuinely interested in helping people grow.
Posted: 2/11/2016 • Link to this review
Thanks so much for the review. It's great to hear I was so helpful even though we never had a session. This review emphasizes what I've written about before in terms of what I see as my responsibility when a perspective client contacts me. With the stigma about counseling being what it is, contacting a therapist usually involves a lot of thought and internal debate. Almost always, by the time someone contacts me, whatever challenge they're facing has been going on for some time. By making contact, the debate about asking for help has, at least for the moment, landed on the side of asking for help. So I do all I can to ensure good, convenient, and affordable therapy is made available. I honestly would love for everyone to be in therapy. I think the world would be a better place if therapy was the norm. So I'm thrilled to be a part of someone finding a good therapist even if it's not me. :) If you're debating about whether or not to contact me, just do it. Look at it as an experiment to just see what happens. You'll be glad you did.
You are so kind Franklin. For those of you who don't know, Franklin is a highly respected therapist in the Atlanta area. If you're inside the perimeter looking for a therapist and believe Alpharetta might as well be on the dark side of the moon, call Franklin. If you're looking for help growing your business or want better employee or customer relationships, call me.
Thanks so much for the review! As a fellow money expert, this means a lot. :) The stigma about going to therapy is huge. Asking for help with money issues is enormous. If you struggle with money in any way, it's a direct reflection of the struggles you have in other areas of your life. Let me show you how. There is a page devoted to money issues on my main website. The link is near the top of this page. Get past the stigma and ask for help. There's no need to struggle. Contact me today.
Thank you Michael. You're very kind to take the time to write a review. It was a pleasure talking with you. Please contact me again if my suggestions don't work out. My goal when you or any other prospective client calls is to do all I can to ensure you find a good fit for your needs. Finding a good therapist is tricky. Here's my best advice for ensuring your therapist can help. Ask one question, "How much therapy have you had?" If there's any hesitation about answering the question, call the next person on your list. Why would you want to see someone who doesn't believe enough in the service he or she provides to use it? Good therapy produces good therapists. As a therapist, I can help someone because I've been helped. I believe in the service I provide. Therapy has given me the ability to live the best life I can live. I've seen it produce significant changes in the lives of my clients. Without the experience of growing from my own therapy, I couldn't sit with a client who is struggling and know what we're doing can make a difference. It's that knowing that provides hope. Thanks again Michael for the review and the opportunity to help.
I consulted with Eddie and he was open, genuine and authentic. He was very forthcoming with information and was thorough in answering my questions. He offered insights in areas I had not considered. I felt like Eddie was available, present and truly wanted to help me.
Posted: 3/01/2015 • Link to this review
Very kind of you salexander. It's a pleasure to work with you. "Open, genuine and authentic." I spent decades in my own therapy to be that way. :) I've written this before, but it's worth repeating. The more therapy the therapist has, the better therapist he or she will be. Good therapy opens hearts and minds. When that happens, authenticity follows. "Forthcoming with information." Much of therapy and or consulting is about education. I see my work as learning as much as I can - all the time - and then sharing that with my clients. I have an insatiable curiosity! "Areas I had not considered." My goal is in some way to help a client come to, "Hmm.... I've never thought about it that way before." If I can do that, then perceptions have changed. When perceptions change, the world changes. "available, present and truly wanted to help." Being present takes a lot more training that one would think. :) Being present and wanting to help comes from lots of personal growth and being so excited by that, I can't help but share what I know. Thanks again for the lovely review.
Thanks Eagles03! Hard to top awesome. :) Sure appreciate the kind words.
I've talked with Eddie about many different issues, from relationships to business, and his perspectives are wonderful! Eddie has many years of experience, and in the course of a session I was able to tap into his wealth of knowledge and personal experience, which was very helpful to me! I'd highly recommend Eddie to anyone who is facing any personal, relationship, and/or business issues and seeks more clarity.
Posted: 9/04/2014 • Link to this review
What a lovely review! Thank you so much. A different perspective can make all the difference. Gandhi said, "Be the change you want to see in the world." So getting a different perspective on yourself can help bring about the changes you want in your life. In many ways, my job is helping people see things in a different light. It always makes me smile to hear someone respond to what I've said with, "I never thought about it that way." To get those different perspectives, it takes exploring my own life as fully as I can, constantly discovering and growing. That's what I really get paid for - to live in a way to learn and then share what I've learned. One of the reasons I have a concierge practice is to give myself enough free time to find and live out those different ways of being in the world. George Carlin once said something like it was easy to be a comedian because he had 23 hours a day to think up goofy stuff. I get paid to make the time in my life for self exploration so like any good therapist, I can "walk the talk."
Once again, I accomplished my goal when someone calls me. My goal is to help any and everyone find suitable counseling. Finding the best counselor is not easy given so many variables and relatively little information about the profession and those who practice it. So feel free to call. I'm happy to help in your search.
Eddie Reece was so helpful to me. I couldn't work with him because I needed night or weekend appointments to fit my schedule. Even though he didn't offer that, he proactively reached out to other therapists and found over 5 who do offer nights & weekends. Eddie also instructed me how to screen them and select the best therapist for my needs. That's what I call outstanding service. Thank you Eddie!
Posted: 5/22/2014 • Link to this review
I sure appreciate this review since I can highlight what my goal is when someone first contacts me. I will do all I can to ensure a prospective client finds a therapist who fits all their needs. It doesn't matter that much if it's me or not. I believe the world would be a better place if everyone was in therapy, so I'm thrilled when someone who contacts me meets with a therapist. So contact me even if you don't wind up in my office. I'm happy to help!
I met with Eddie in 2012 for consultations about growing my new business. The information I took away from our meetings was invaluable. Eddie helped me not only with logistical recommendations about building a business, but also really helped me to conceptualize what I wanted my business to look like. I am happy to say that 1 year later I have met all of the goals I set for myself with the help of Eddie! I would highly recommend Eddie to anyone who feels stuck in some realm of their lives.
Posted: 4/14/2014 • Link to this review
Thanks for taking the time to write this review! Just like I enjoy helping individuals and couples reach their full potential, I enjoy helping businesses grow and prosper. I've run my own businesses for some 30 years and know what works and certainly know what doesn't work. Learn from my mistakes! I especially like helping other therapists grow their practices. The more people in therapy, the better off we all are. Call me for help with your business.
Eddie was great with the people in my congregation. He taught classes for us and I admired how he listened to people, connected with them, and offered insights without being pushy or arrogant. I highly recommend Eddie for his strength, insight and wisdom. He's got a great smile too!
Posted: 7/24/2013 • Link to this review
Thanks for the compliments! I so much enjoy presenting workshops and sharing what I've learned. If you need someone to speak on communication, any aspect of relationships, addictions, sexual issues, anxiety or stress, give me a call. Here's a part of my bio: I have a passion for sharing what I'm learning in life. It some ways I'm always a student/teacher whether it's through writing, helping a client through a difficult time, or guiding an athlete to find more joy in their game. My easy going, down to earth, humorous, approach to life's most difficult questions and my love for teaching and healing, might inspire you to open your heart and mind to a different way of seeing the world. I was born, reared and still live in metro Atlanta, GA
Eddie is an amazing loving and compassionate man who is so easy to talk to, you find yourself losing track of time. Eddie helped me - has continued to help me, see my value and understand my heaviness is only in my head. He shares his stories - as a person who has healed in so many ways, his value is immeasurable.
Posted: 7/05/2013 • Link to this review
Thanks for the review! This reviewer mentions compassion - a central part of a well lived life. I find that when someone works through a difficulty, they find compassion - for themselves and others. Finding compassion is very much what good therapy is about.
How sweet. I like the instantly part. That's not always the case. :) I'll take this opportunity to say that due to the stigma of going to therapy in our culture, by the time most folks arrive in my office, they're doing it as a last resort. I do my best to help create some relief quickly, though real change takes time. In my own experience in therapy and from what clients tell me, going to therapy isn't always something to look forward to, but the benefits are worth the time and effort. Thanks so much for the review.
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Difficulties in your relationship, left untreated, will cause you to feel troubled, strained, or even hopeless. When you attempt to resolve the issues, you often repeat patterns that donít work. Before long, you find yourself spending more time away...READ MORE »
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Difficulties in your relationship, left untreated, will cause you to feel troubled, strained, or even hopeless. When you attempt to resolve the issues, you often repeat patterns that donít work. Before long, you find yourself spending more time away from your partner, deepening the distance between you. The answer? Itís the same as when you canít fix any problem. You call a professional. Iím...Read more »