Sharlene J. Hutchinson, RN, CNS-BC
(770) 924-1818, ext. 303
I believe in the resilience of the human spirit…and I believe that every human being can find their path to a more contented and fulfilled life. The process of therapy is much like a second chance at life when life has become a struggle. Through therapy a person has the opportunity to explore causation, find support and learn ways to be better with themselves and in their relationships.
MY TRAINING AND BACKGROUND
I am a Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist. I earned my Masters Degree from Boston University and held a position on the clinical faculty of Emory University School of Medicine for 10 years. I have been in practice for 30+ years, have published articles and spoken on a variety of psychological topics.
My services include assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
I have broad experience in the treatment of anxiety and depression with both children and adults. I evaluate and treat difficulties due to attention deficit disorder, marital problems, divorce, parenting challenges and adjustment to chronic or terminal illness, loss and grief. I have great regard for our military families; and specialize in the treatment of problems unique to our soldiers, including deployment and reunification after exposure to combat and long absences from home.
I believe my greatest strength is in helping clients identify specific strategies to address problems and symptoms effectively. To that end I use a variety of approaches including: psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, strategic and problem-solving therapy, as well as mindfulness.
My professional affiliations include: the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, American Orthopsychiatric Association, Georgia Psychological Association and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.