Warren H. Kaplan, Ph.D.
(770) 924-1818, ext. 304
Tennis Sport Psychologist
PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELING APPROACH:
My therapeutic work with clients begins by helping them identify the specific problem areas they want to address. Together we work to develop short and long term goals and strategies to cope with these difficulties. In order to achieve these goals, I draw from a number of therapeutic modalities including: cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, existential, and insight oriented psychotherapy. Over the many years I have been treating clients, I have learned that the most important factor in effective psychotherapy is the strong connection and therapeutic alliance that my clients and I form together. As a result, I have developed a deep respect for my clients and I recognize the courage it takes to make difficult, but rewarding, changes in their lives. Whether through individual, couples or group counseling, I believe that one of the important outcomes of psychotherapy and personal growth is learning the skills of self-expression, self-reliance, and healthy communication in order to sustain open, honest, and meaningful relationships. My overriding goal in working with my clients is to enhance the quality of their lives. This is done by building on their strengths and enhancing the healthy coping they already possess, while adding new skills and perspectives to cope with life’s challenges.
I provide individual, couples, group, and infertility counseling for clients from mid adolescence through late adulthood. I am also trained in the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:
– stress management
– relationship issues
– low self-esteem
– trauma recovery
Aside from helping clients using psychotherapy and counseling, I also specialize in sport and performance psychology. As an athlete myself, a former college tennis player, and a former tennis instructor; I understand how important the mental part of an athlete’s game is and how to improve it. I work with athletes at all levels to enhance their performance by improving their mental skills so they can consistently compete at their best. As a Sport Psychologist I specialize in working with tennis players. For more detailed information about my approach to Sport Psychology please see my website at: www.TennisSportPsychologist.com.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
I hold a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Georgia State University and I am Licensed Psychologist in the State of Georgia. I have teaching experience at both Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University. I have been in private practice at Cherokee Counseling and Psychological Associates in Woodstock, GA for more than 20 years.
I am a member of Georgia Psychological Association (GPA), American Psychological Association (APA), Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).