Anne Lewis Moore, Psy.D.
Dr. Anne Moore has been actively working in the field of mental health since 1996. With a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, she began working at the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders as an individual and group therapist. Anne continued to pursue her education at the doctoral level in psychology while working at the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders and completing a year of field training at Georgia State University in the Trauma practicum. After completing all of her doctoral coursework, she applied, and was chosen, for a pre-doctoral internship at Appalachian State University/Counseling and Psychological Services Center in Boone, North Carolina. During her pre-doctoral year, Anne successfully passed the national licensing exam for psychologists which enabled her to return to Atlanta to work as a provisionally licensed psychologist. During this time she completed her post doctoral hours of supervision and acted as the Program Director of the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders. She completed her doctoral degree and was fully licensed in clinical psychology in 2001.
Anne remained active as the Program Director of the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders until 2004. As Program Director, she managed the daily operation and program development for a large intensive outpatient treatment center. Additionally, she facilitated group therapy, individual, and family therapy. Anne also participated as an Active Teacher in Family Medicine for Emory University supervising medical residents who desired to learn about identifying eating disorders in their future practices. Then, she supervised doctoral students in psychology, as well as a therapeutic team made up of 10 professional therapists including clinical psychologists at the masters and doctoral level, marriage and family therapists, and licensed professional counselors. During this time she developed a treatment model for individuals who struggle from all types of self-injury.
In 2004, Anne became a full-time mother and a part-time psychologist. She continued to work as a staff psychologist at the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders. During this time she examined the borders beyond traditional treatment of eating disorders and the healing nature of food versus just managing to live with food in recovery. Anne views a healthy relationship with food as an essential part of one’s recovery from an eating disorder. Not only does recovery require responsible and healthy choices with food, but it also requires a deep understanding and connection with ourselves, others, and the earth from which food is created. She began to view recovery in a broader sense of health, wellness, and community versus simply behavior with food. From this juncture, Anne began to look toward health and wellness in general and began working with individuals who were struggling with chronic pain and illness.
In 2008, Anne began her individual private practice where she continues to enjoy working with a broad variety of individuals and the issues they face as they strive for health and fulfillment in their lives. She practices from both a theoretical perspective as well as a practical perspective. “All the theory in the world does not help unless we as professionals can also be people first and tap into our patients as real human beings and honor the individual lives that each of the people we work with lead.”
Nan Henson, Enneagram Coach
I am an Enneagram Coach and Workshop Facilitator as well as a Riso-Hudson trained Enneagram Instructor. I received my training from the Enneagram Institute in Stone Ridge, NY and am currently enrolled in the Haden Institute School of Spiritual Direction. It is my belief that the Enneagram and Spiritual Direction partner together to help shift and transform life-long patterns that keep us from being all we are divinely created to be.
Because it has been true in my own life, I believe the power of the Enneagram opens us up to transformation. The Enneagram was introduced to me at just the right time. Life events and struggles forced me to take a look at myself. It was not an easy process. Once I saw myself through the lens of the Enneagram, a whole new world opened up – a world of deeper understanding about what my motivations were, why I have the views and perceptions I do, and why I react in certain ways. It was life changing for me and immediately made an impact on my relationships with my family and friends.
The more I learned about the Enneagram, the more passionate I became about sharing this gift with others. I have seen over and over how understanding ourselves and others opens us to the Grace that can radically move us forward in our journey of growth. As I have learned more about this insightful psychological tool, I am more convinced that it is a treasure map to help us uncover our true gifts and that it also puts us on a path to discover our more compassionate, awake and whole self.
For more detailed information, please visit my website: www.enneagramatlanta.com.
Karen Kallis, M.Ed., LAPC, NCC
Karen Kallis is a play therapist and counselor for children, adolescents, and adults. She has worked in private practice and in schools with diverse needs using play, art, and talk therapy. She has led numerous parenting workshops and many growth groups for children, teenagers, and adults. Additionally, she has consulted with schools and churches on children’s developmental needs and creative ways to approach relationships using Positive Discipline methods.
Karen uses play therapy with children to engage them at their level of emotional development. Play naturally allows children to process painful circumstances and express their emotions. Children gain skills and practice for change using a variety of toys and art supplies intended to build cognitive development. The curative process regulates emotions, reduces anxiety, and elevates self-esteem. It gives children a way to express thoughts and emotions that might remain hidden due to language skills.
Individual Therapy for Adolescents
Karen connects with older adolescents through talk and art therapy. She provides a safe and relaxing space for them to explore their emerging selves. As they explore new roles in often intense social environments, they need connection and trust. Therapy encourages them to know and embrace their gifts to feel capable in their lives. She partners with them as they work through personal challenges with anxiety, depression, changing families, and stress to learn effective coping skills to transfer to their environments. The therapeutic process works to help reframe thoughts to find new ways to see old problems and make positive changes.
Individual Therapy for Adults
An important part of the helping process is working with parents. She welcomes the opportunity to provide alternative ways of understanding and approaching the parent-child relationship to create more joyful interactions. She works with parents to teach effective communication skills that embrace kindness, understanding, empathy, and purpose. Her goal is for each member of a family to discover a sense of belonging, purpose, and confidence. She is an active mom of three children and fully understands the reality behind parenting ideals.
Emotional growth doesn’t stop in adulthood. Often this phase of our life is constantly partnered with change. Life changes can challenge our most basic coping skills. Karen works with adults to consider their transitions as opportunities for growth. Life can be painful, and she helps reframe the pain to develop empowerment and resilience. Often, her clients learn to embrace their situations with courage and rediscover happiness and peace.
Karen values the strength and resilience that is inherent in each of us. She is grateful for all opportunities to help others reclaim meaning in their lives. Every relationship is contained in gratitude.
Sharon Peterson, LCSW, CEDS
Making the decision to begin therapy is not an easy one. But it can be one of the best decisions you can make to empower yourself to move beyond unresolved issues or to help find the right path to take. Psychotherapy is a collaborative approach between a therapist and client. I will help you learn more about your condition, your moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviors. Which, in turn, will help you learn how to take control of your life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills.
A native of Atlanta, I attended Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, Riverwood High School, and The New School. I graduated from Kennesaw State University with a BS in Psychology and then went on to complete my Master’s in Social Work from The University of Kentucky. My first post graduate job was at a community mental health center in rural Tennessee followed by joining the clinical staff at Sheppard Pratt Health Systems in Baltimore, MD. Presently, I am in private practice in the greater Atlanta area of Sandy Springs.
My Specialities include:
I have over 20 years experience working with children ages 4 and up, tweens, teens, young adults, and adults.
- Child and Adolescent Transition– Decreased academic performance, behavior or mood changes, tantrums, anxiety/social anxiety, separation anxiety, ongoing bed wetting, social problems, rebellious behavior including substance abuse, and anger management problems.
- Parent Support – Helping to emotionally support parents, improve parenting skills, and improve family communication.
- Eating Disorders– Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Compulsive Overeating, Disordered Eating, Bulimia, and Anorexia. Including: poor body image, males with eating disorders, maintaining recovery after in-patient treatment, relapse prevention, support for parents and families caring for people with an eating disorder.
- Mood Disorders– Depression, anxiety, social anxiety, and mood dysregulation
- Grief Counseling– Coping with a recent or past death of a loved one, friend or pet, including loss of a child and miscarriage
- Women’s Issues– fertility problems including miscarriage, sexual abuse, and being in an abusive relationship (mentally, physically, or sexually)
- Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW)
- Metro Atlanta Therapists’ Network (MATN)
- Atlanta Eating Disorder Coalition
- National Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD)
- National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
- International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals- Atlanta chapter (IAEDP).
- Also, a current board member and Founding Director of Eating Disorder Network of Maryland.
For more detailed information, please visit my website: www.psychotherapyofatlanta.com.