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. Be sure to check out my video here on Kudzu. Read my blog: http://eddiereeceblog.com 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 19 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'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 Alpharetta 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!
2012, 2013, 2014
Licensed Professional Counselor. Member of the American Academy of Psychotherapists, The Psychotherapy Guild, the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia.
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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.
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.
My experience with Eddie was first rate and very professional. He is extremely knowledgeable and always willing to listen. I would definitely recommend Eddie to anyone seeking help in his areas of expertise.
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.
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."
I am a college student only had a phone conversation but Eddie was extremely helpful! He was able to point me in the right direction even though I can't afford proper therapy at the moment.
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!
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.
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!
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 Iím learning in life. It some ways Iím always a student/teacher whether itís 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.
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.
Eddie has the personality that can make me smile and feel better instantly! I always look forward to seeing him!
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.
I have known Eddie on a personal level for at least 15 years. In that time I have come to learn that Eddie is a down to Earth guy who follows his passions. One of his major passions in life is helping his clients (or anyone contacting him for help) recieve the services they need. Eddie is the type of therapist who takes his work very seriously and is incredibly focused on helping his clients to succeed in life. He is the guy who will answer the phone after hours, he is the guy who will spend time listening to you, and he is the guy who will help you work through the difficult 'stuff'. Eddie Reece cares for people and if he feels he is not right for you; he is the guy who will guide you to the therapist best suited to your needs.
What a nice review. Work is one of my many passions. My life is so much more meaningful because of my time with clients. I find my career challenging in that it pushes me to learn, change and grow. I may have said this in an earlier review - the most important variable to be considered when choosing a therapist is how much therapy the therapist has had. I truly believe that makes all the difference. So one of my passions is personal growth - mine and my clients'.
I worked with Eddie on a weekly basis over the past year. He helped me navigate through a difficult divorce in a 30 year marriage. He gave me great advice and guided me throughout the process. I strongly recommend his services!
I sure appreciate the kind words. The best of divorces are usually difficult, especially if the marriage lasted a long time. Every divorce is an opportunity to learn more about oneself and life. As with any new challenge in life, it's good to rely on guidance from folks who can navigate the territory. I'm thankful for this reviewer's trust and confidence.
My experience at the hands of this "helping" professional was not just inadequate; it was deeply deleterious. Afterward, I found a new counselor who was conscientious, empathic, and professionally grounded -- and the contrast was stunning. Like the person before me wrote, I'm sure the individual in question will come up with some "creative" spin on this review. Disregarding that, I would hate to see anyone else have the same experience, especially someone in a fragile enough state to be seeking help.
This is a disturbing review. Reckless and deleterious are strong words. I certainly would like to know what prompted this reviewerís description. Itís been my experience with poor reviews that I donít hear any concerns or complaints until I read the review and the reviewer doesnít contact me again to give me a chance to correct whatever went wrong. Therapy, like any relationship, can be challenged with dissatisfaction. The key to having a good relationship and a good therapy experience, is meeting that challenge well. When a client isnít satisfied with his or her time with me and shares the concerns, we have a chance to reach a satisfactory result. In cases such as this, when the first I hear about being dissatisfied is in a review and the reviewer wonít contact me, I feel a loss. Iím sad that I wasnít helpful and wonít get a chance to be. My goal when someone first contacts me about counseling is to help them get the help that best fits their needs, even if that means seeing another counselor. Most of the calls or emails I get from perspective clients result in a visit to another counselor. Some of those referrals are due to logistical obstacles, but some are simply to find the best match possible. I keep the attitude of wanting my client to have their needs met well throughout our time together. To get the best result we can, there has to be feedback on how therapy is going. I put a lot of effort into encouraging that kind of feedback, so when a client doesnít share concerns until they write a review, itís obvious that something didnít go well in our time together. Iíll always make mistakes, thatís troubling enough. When Iím not given the chance to correct them, thatís most disturbing. I am heartened though to read that this reviewer found a suitable therapist.
Definitely not for me. Not an endearing personality in my opinion, he pretty much just crosses his legs and sits in his chair listens and analyzes. I prefer being in a warm and lovable environment. I'm sure he's going to pick at this comment in his own creative way.
This reviewer is correct. I do cross my legs at times. I do listen and I do analyze. And I guess you could say I'm "picking at this comment in my own creative way." Listening to and analyzing what's going on with a client is what I hope to achieve. If I've done that well, my client will feel heard, understood and we can frame what's going on and lay out a course to correct it. (for some reason this program won't let me start a new paragraph here.) I'm not clear on what this reviewer didn't like about our time together. I gather from the second sentence abcd1234 doesn't feel I created a "warm and lovable environment." From reading abcd1234's other reviews, neither has anyone else who was reviewed. I regret our time together wasn't helpful. Good customer service is important to me. As I've said in a number of my replies to reviews, it's important to give me, any therapist, feedback about how therapy is going in order to get the most from it. I strive to take any mystery out of what I do in an effort to create an environment for change. There are times when the client/therapist match doesn't work. In those times, I strive with my client to change what isn't working or I refer to another therapist. My goal is for clients or prospective clients to get the help they need whether or not it's with me. When a prospective client contacts me, I'm more interested in finding a good match therapeutically, than I am in them coming to see me. Just as I'm not the therapist for everyone, not every client is someone I can work with effectively. Again, this reviewer is correct. My approach isn't for everyone. That would be impossible. As with anyone who isn't happy with my services, I'm more than willing to make it right if they will give me the chance. abcd1234, I invite you to contact me and let's see if I can make a good referral for you. If you share with me what you didn't like about my approach or the approach of the other therapist you reviewed, maybe I can help you find just the right warm and loving environment you desire.
I attended Eddie's workshop: Making Money as a Therapist, and would highly recommend it to anyone who has a private practice or is considering going into private practice. I am hoping at some point to establish my own practice and was interested to hear some information regarding the business piece of running a private practice. This topic is very rarely talked about in our field and there seems to be some discomfort surrounding the discussion of making money as a therapist. Eddie had great information and tips for marketing your practice in today's world. There was also a very in depth discussion of whether to take insurance or not, the pitfalls of dealing with insurance companies for both therapists and clients, and how you can succeed without relying on insurance companies. I am certain from conversations I have had with therapists in private practice most people believe it is not possible to survive without the reliance on insurance companies. Eddie will convince you that is not the case. You definitely get your money's worth by attending this workshop.
Thanks so much for your review. I regret it took me so long to reply. I have a passion for helping therapists be successful in their practices. I believe if there are more therapists with full practices, that means there are more people receiving the benefits of therapy and that makes the world a better place. Being in private practice involves two jobs - one is being the therapist. The other is being a good business person so the therapist has a job. :) I also consult with other businesses, so if you want to improve what you do for a living into not only something that will support you financially, but more importantly into an endeavor that brings meaning and purpose to your life, contact me.
Meeting with Eddie is definitely worth the investment of time and money. He is very skilled in getting to the point quickly and focusing on solutions with care and concern. I highly recommend him to address issues in your current relationship or to simply strengthen your relationships.
Thank you skiman for taking the time to write the review. Like the previous review, I regret it took so long for me to respond. I thought I'd responded to all my reviews. Therapy is an investment of time and money so I do what I can to give my clients a good return on that. I work as hard as my clients will work so they get back more than they put into our time together. I want their therapy to be thought of the way I think of my own investment in my own therapy - that's it's priceless. Therapy is often an enormous investment of time and money. One way to think of it is comparatively. If you spend $20 to 40 thousand dollars on a car wouldn't it make sense to spend less than that for enough therapy to make a lasting difference in your life? What you pay for something is important. What you get in return is what really matters. It's heartwarming to know our time together was worth the investment.
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