Farida Anwar, Ph.D.
Farida Anwar, Ph.D.

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Contact Name:
Farida Anwar, Ph.D.
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Licensed Psychologist
314 Maxwell Road, Suite 400
Zip Code:
770-442-9447 x121
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Personal Statement:

I have over 25 years working in the field of psychology. I believe that the key to most emotional and psychological problems lies in our formative attachments and any experience of trauma , those in the past and in the present. I am convinced learned conscious and unconscious behavior patterns can cause difficulties in life, and these behavior problems can be changed or modified. My approach is eclectic , and I use various modalities within a psychodynamic framework. I am also trained as a trauma specialist and EMDR therapist. I believe trauma can keep people stuck in behaviors and emotional dysfunction. EMDR is a highly effective way of reprocessing "stuck" trauma. I believe reprocessing and releasing past trauma is crucial for growth, wellbeing, and freedom from dysfunctional patterns of thinking and behavior.

I have spent many years in the forensic setting and private practice, working with adults (18 to 65), geriatric populations (65 to 98), and adolescents (15 to 17). My fundamental belief is that people can change and my fundamental goal is to help persons work towards their full potential, being mindful of the fact that we are physical, spiritual, psychological, and emotional beings.

Recently, I have moved to Georgia and am delighted with all this State has to offer. While in California I developed a busy private practice and worked with a wide range of individuals of all ages and occupations. However, somehow, having a practice in Pasadena, California, I seemed to have attracted many persons in the music industry. I have felt privileged to help them as they struggled with multiple issues related to self-esteem, creative blocks, industry pressures, and multiple other challenges within the music industry.

Part of my treatment mode is to help clients develop inner resources and resiliency by identifying personal strengths and resources, practicing guided meditation, mindfulness, and reprocessing past trauma. EMDR is an important tool. I am passionate about helping clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves, building resiliency, and reaching their full potential.

Everyone has a story to tell and I look forward to hearing your story.
Age Groups:
Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Service Delivery To:
Individuals, Couples, Families
Theoretical Orientation(s):
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Integrative Therapy, Mindfulness-Informed Therapy, Multicultural, Person-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
Evaluation Services:
Mental Health Assessments
Therapeutic Modalities:
Case Consultation, Counseling & Psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Financial Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mind-Body Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Substance Abuse Interventions, Trauma Resolution Therapy (TRT)
Issues Addressed:
Addictions, Adjustment Disorders, Adolescent Issues, Adoption & Foster Care, Adult ADD, Affair Recovery, Aggressive Behavior Disorders, Alcohol Abuse & Dependence, Alternative Health, Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Asperger's Syndrome, Attachment Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Families, Body Image, Borderline Personality Disorder, Boundary Issues, Career Concerns, Caregiver Support, Chemical Dependency, Child Abuse Survivors, Chronic Mental Illness, Chronic Pain, Chronic Physical Illness, Co-Parenting Skills, Codependency Issues, College Transition Issues, Communication Issues, Compulsive Behaviors, Conflict Resolution, Coping Skills, Cross-Cultural Issues, Depression, Divorce Adjustment, Domestic Violence, Dysthymic Disorder, Gender Identity, Geriatric Issues, Giftedness, Grief & Loss, HIV Issues, Health & Wellness, Identity Concerns, Individuals with Disabilities, Infidelity, Intimacy Issues, LGBTQ Issues, Life Balance, Life Improvement, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Marital Problems, Midlife Crisis, Military Veterans, Money Issues, Mood Disorders, Mood Swings, Motherhood Adjustment, Motivation, Multiracial Identity Issues, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Organization & Time Management, Panic Attacks, Parent-Child Relationships, Personal Growth, Personality Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Post-Abortion Issues
Insurance Panels:
Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna Behavioral Health, Clients may be eligible for out-of-network coverage, Humana, Medicare, Out-of-network coverage may be available for other insurance plans, Peach State
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