Dr. Scott Friedman has been practicing psychology since he received his doctorate in 1983. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brooklyn College and earned his Doctor of Psychology degree (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He trained in a psychiatric hospital, an outpatient psychiatry clinic, a day treatment program for adolescents and at a university student counseling center.
Dr. Friedman offers the following services: Individual psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults; couples and family therapy; psychological testing (cognitive, achievement, ADHD, personality); stress management techniques; parent coaching and child and adolescent behavioral management; and study and organizational skills training to help with effective study and test taking techniques.
While he works with many problems in living, such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, he has developed several areas of interest. These include:
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder and related anxiety disorders. Dr. Friedman uses cognitive-behavioral techniques (exposure and response prevention), stress management training, parent coaching and other therapy interventions to help children and adolescents to learn to “boss back” the obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors.
- Helping people to develop social skills with disorders such as Asperger’s and social phobia/anxiety to enhance their ability to read social cues and relate to others.
- Teaching parenting skills to enhance the parent-child relationship and to help with behavior management issues. Dr. Friedman works with parents and families when there are issues that create conflict in the home.
Dr. Friedman has extensive experience providing counseling and psychotherapy to university students. He directed two university counseling centers and was director of training at a third institution where he had responsibility for the training of psychology and counseling students. In addition to his work with college students, Dr. Friedman has provided psychological services to pre-adolescent, adolescent and adult clients experiencing a broad range of personal and career related issues. He has helped numerous clients work through traumatic events from childhood or situations that occurred in their recent lives. He works from an interpersonal-psychodynamic framework, understanding that our problems in living often have to do with our relationships, past and present.
Dr. Friedman has taught graduate students at several universities and has published scholarly work in the area of interpersonal psychotherapy research. His research was associated with the Center for Psychotherapy Research at the University of Pennsylvania.
He is a licensed psychologist in Georgia. He has a diplomate in clinical psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Friedman is a Member of the American Psychological Association and a Member of its Division 53: Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
Dr. Friedman practices at the Marietta, Roswell/Alpharetta and Cumming offices.
He can be reached at (770) 953-6401 x. 306. As always, dial extension “1” to get a live person in order to set up an initial appointment.
He is able to take insurance from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Georgia, Magellan, Aetna, CIGNA, Value Options, WellPoint Behavioral Health’s EAP Network, as well as Medicaid and Peachcare (Wellcare, Peach State, Amerigroup).
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