Alicia Brown, Psy.D.
770-953-4744 ext. 53


Canton   
, Licensed Psychologist

Treatment Philosophy

As a clinical health psychologist with experience both in general mental health and behavioral medicine, I offer a wide variety of services. My specialty is in providing behavioral health services to promote positive lifestyle changes and improved quality of life. In journeying with patients toward health and well-being, I take into consideration biological, psychological, and social bases of health and disease. Collaborating with my patient’s medical providers is often helpful in my efforts to provide holistic, patient-centered care.

I tailor interventions to the needs of the individual and am skilled in cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, brief solution-focused therapy, and problem-solving therapy. Many challenges can be overcome by addressing problematic thoughts and beliefs. I also frequently promote valued living, mindfulness, and goal setting as strategies to live a more fulfilling life. More important than any therapy approach, however, is the therapeutic relationship I strive to cultivate with my patients.

In addition to operating from a biopsychosocial lens, I am attuned to the spiritual needs of my patients. Although I work with individuals from any religious/non-religious or cultural background, I specialize in Christian integration—incorporating a Biblical perspective when requested. I also have a strong interest in integrating psychology and technology and promote the use of mental health mobile apps.

Specialty Areas

  • Chronic illness (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea)
  • Chronic pain
  • Insomnia & nightmares
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Limiting alcohol use
  • Obesity
  • Binge eating
  • Life transitions
  • Stress management
  • Mood & anxiety disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Caregiver support

Publications

  • Brown, A. M. (2016, July). Eliminating mental health disparities. Ohio Psychological Association Committee on Social Responsibility: Blog.
  • Brown, A. M., Moriarty, G. L., & Sells, J. (2015, Fall/Winter). Getting started in mental health app development. Society for Media Psychology & Technology Division 46 of the APA: The Amplifier Magazine.
  • Brown, A. M., & Moriarty, G. L. (2014). An app for every psychological problem: Vision for the future. Virginia Association of Clinical Psychologists: Psychogram, 39(1), 20, 26.

Experience

  • Post-doctoral residency, Clinical Health Psychology within the Center for Excellence in Primary Care – Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Pre-doctoral internship, Clinical Psychology (health psychology track) – Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Prepare/Enrich Couples Facilitator Certification (www.prepare-enrich.com)
  • Stephen Minister (www.stephenministries.org)

Education

  • Psy.D., M.A., Clinical Psychology – Regent University
  • B.A., Psychology and Business Administration – William Jewell College

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Psychological Association, Division 38, Health Psychology
  • Georgia Psychological Association
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies
  • American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers

Services Offered


  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Psychodiagnostic & psychoeducational assessment
  • Health behavior coaching
  • Chronic disease self-management
  • Pre-surgical evaluations (e.g., bariatric, kidney)
  • Evaluation and management of neurocognitive (memory & thinking) changes
  • Consultation (e.g., program development, integrated healthcare)
  • Medical education
  • Public speaking & workshops

Office Locations



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Atlanta, Ga. 30339
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