My husband and I went to Dr. Brad for couples counseling when we were going through a difficult time in our marriage. We never felt uncomfortable discussing our problems or opening up to Dr. Brad. He has a warm, inviting office that helps you feel comfortable sharing your emotions. Dr. Brad was also great at helping us both learn to reflect internally to find the solutions to our problems. I appreciate the way he focuses on positive solutions instead of delving on past regrets, mistakes, and other history. I also appreciate the way he enabled us to become more self reflective and be better communicators. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of counseling services.
Posted: 6/21/2011 • Link to this review
Before seeing Doctor Brad I was struggling on many levels in different areas of my personal life. Dr. Brad was very professional, understanding, and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable with him and his responses to me during our discussions. At the end of our sessions together I felt confident and reassured, which was the desired outcome I was hoping to achieve. I would most definitely recommend him to others who are struggling with both personal and relationship issues.
Posted: 6/09/2011 • Link to this review
Having seen Dr Brad for around a year, I have found him to be very professional, courteous and insightful. Not overly prescriptive (helping me find answers rather than spelling out instructions), while not being wishy-washy. I am convinced my psychological health is better for seeing Dr. Brad.
Posted: 12/29/2010 • Link to this review
I have been seeing Dr.Brad for a couple of months now, and have found him to be invaluable in helping me work through some very difficult situations. His thought provoking questions have pulled me out of my shell and allowed me to see things with a better attitude, outlook, and fearlessness that I didn't know I had. Just listening and suggesting I try different things has given me new freedom. I would recommend Dr. Brad to anyone looking for the same qualities that I now embrace. The name says it all: I am focused on the future and it looks a whole lot brighter! Thank you.
Posted: 12/07/2010 • Link to this review
Dr. Brad is a good therapist who listens and asks questions. Ultimately, everyone must take responsibility for their own lives, and Dr. Brad helps coach you to take steps to make your life better.
Posted: 11/09/2010 • Last edited: 11/10/2010 • Link to this review
I met with Dr. Brad on several occassions. Each time he stopped our therapy session to take a personal phone call that lasted over 15 minutes (each time). Dr. Hieger charged me the full amount and didn't even bother to apologize. What a waste of my time and money. I would never recommend this therapist to anyone.
Posted: 10/04/2010 • Link to this review
I have been aware of this post for some time now and after much deliberation I decided to respond to this individual. Once an accusation is made there's not much to do to defend one's reputation. Although a response legitimizes a complaint, the absence of a response leaves the appearance of guilt; this is a classic double-bind. I would like to address this person's concerns in the hopes of resolving them.
It is upsetting to see someone attempt to discredit another's professionalism through constructed fictions; the notion of interrupting sessions to take personal calls is outrageous and if this were to ever happen not only would the counselor be acting unprofessionally, as the critique noted, but the client would have to have saint-like tolerance to accept such mistreatment. I have to admit that this critique is personally unsettling not only for its inaccuracy but because it treads upon a value that is of core importance to my philosophies. I have never permitted telephones during counseling sessions, not for my clients and certainly not for myself. Success in counseling comes from the engagement between counselor and client. It does not come from theory and it does not come from technique. It is about constructing an environment in which my clients feel deeply heard and respected. All I can ever provide another human being is my complete attention, respect, and empathy. I strive to enact these values and behaviors in every counseling session. It is apparent that the client who wrote this did not feel completely heard and for that I wish the outcome had been different. I hope this client will contact me to express his or her concerns so together we can come to a new understanding.
Brad seem initially helpful, however his recommendations resulted in my spouse filing for divorce. He recommended that I confront my wife about an affair she was having. Upon confronting her, she stated my directness was in large part responsible for her leaving. I ended up having to pay spousal support. I would never use or recommend this doctor again.
Posted: 9/06/2010 • Link to this review
I'm not generally in the practice of replying to reviews but in this case I feel it's appropriate to add a response. It is not a counselor's place to unilaterally direct people how to manage their relationships. If confronting a spouse (or any other therapeutic issue) is something my client is examining my job is to help that individual weigh the costs and benefits of their decisions. The ultimate responsibility of pursuing a course of action is always in the individual's hands and to blame a counselor for personal choices and the consequences of those choices is a failure to take personal responsibility. I would welcome whomever wrote this comment to speak with me to air your grievances and hopefully we can come to an amicable understanding.
Brad has been a great source of help. He took the time to listen to what I was going through, and did much more than that. He got involved, offered his insights, and gave me the tools that I needed to deal with my issues. I highly recommend him.
Posted: 6/23/2009 • Link to this review
I have gone to at least half a dozen therapists in the past 20+ years and Dr. Hieger is unlike any of the others. He has an active style which focuses not just on what you are concerned about or having difficulty with, but why. He doesn't nod and scribble notes while you are talking, but asks questions to get you to think. In the end, people have to bring about change themselves and Dr. Hieger helps you do that.
Posted: 6/11/2009 • Link to this review
I am a long time colleague of Dr. Hieger. When I heard he opened a practice in north Fulton, I was compelled to let everyone know what a great asset the community now has. He is extensively trained and applies his education and experience in a calm and caring way. Within minutes of meeting Dr. Hieger you will feel comfortable and at ease with your choice for a therapist.
Posted: 5/03/2009 • Link to this review
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