The Therapy Process
Why Seek Therapy
My Role as Therapist
Body-Focused Therapy
Mind & Body in Psychotherapy
How the Body Stores Memories
How the Body & Mind Interact
Engaging the Body in Therapy
Healing the Body/Mind
Trauma in the Body
About Me
My Articles
Contact Me
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
  —Anais Nin

Welcome to My Web Site.

Deb Elkin

I hope you will find the information inside helpful in your search for healing and wholeness.

I am a licensed therapist in Decatur, Georgia, in practice for over 30 years. I offer two types of psychotherapy traditional talk psychotherapy and body-focused psychotherapy. I work with clients who are struggling with:

  • anxiety and depression
  • low self-esteem
  • unresolved childhood issues
  • abuse and neglect issues
  • trauma in the body
  • chronic overeating and weight loss issues
  • stress and general life dissatisfaction
  • relationship difficulties
  • personal and spiritual growth

Talk Psychotherapy
In talk psychotherapy you tell your story to someone who, with wisdom and a compassionate ear, can help you sort things out. You identify old beliefs, feelings and behaviors that are not working for you. Once you see these old patterns more clearly, it is easier to stop yourself from repeating them. You are more awake and conscious. You then can decide what new beliefs, feelings and behaviors you would like to replace them with, ones that feel more in alignment with who you really are and how you really want to be in the world.

Body-Focused Psychotherapy
Body-centered psychotherapy utilizes the same principles as talk therapy but is more holistically oriented, including the body in the healing process. This work is especially beneficial for those who have experienced trauma (Trauma in the Body), have a history of chronic overeating, and for those who believe that their bodies need to be included in their therapy process in order to fully heal. (See My Approach for more information on this process.)

If you have questions about my work or would like to schedule an appointment, please click here for contact information.


Deb Elkin, LPC
(404) 320-9548      email me
Atlanta/Decatur, Georgia    


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