Dr. Joseph Kirkpatrick, LPC, CAI

Canton    Buckhead    Marietta    South Forsyth   
, Licensed Psychologist

Treatment Philosophy

I have always believed that helping families to live in harmony, mutual respect and loving relationships must be the cornerstone of my professional life. Knowing that we all learn, grow and mature best in healthy functioning families drives the heart of my work. My extensive experience and training allow me to offer psychotherapy and intervention services uniquely designed for each client’s individual needs.

As an Addiction Specialist and Professional Interventionist, I find true meaning and joy when clients regain hope and stability through the recovery process. My specialized training and experience in Trauma/PTSD and Family Conflict is an added benefit for my clients, and allows me to help families heal the hurt created by behaviors associated with various addictions and mental disorders. My philosophy is to use powerful, evidence-based techniques and ARISE Intervention skills as the foundation to providing invitational, effective treatment in a non-judgmental and confidential setting.

More information is available on my website at www.DoctorJFK.com.


  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Georgia
  • Certified ARISE Interventionist

Specialty Areas

  • Addiction
  • Family Conflict
  • Trauma/PTSD


  • Interventions and crisis management for all Addictions (including Alcohol, Drugs, Sex, Pornography, Gambling, Gaming and Internet), as well as Bipolar Disorder, Severe Depression, Schizophrenia, Trauma and Psychosis
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • Specialized Alcohol and Drug Evaluations
  • Family Sober Support Program
  • Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) for Trauma/PTSD
  • Concierge Counseling Does not accept insurance.

Recent Publications


  • Ph.D. in Counseling, with an outside emphasis in Psychology, from the University of Georgia 1984
  • Certified as an ARISE Interventionist in 2014

Office Locations

© 2004-06 Powers Ferry Psychological Associates, LLC

1827 Powers Ferry Rd. Bldg 22, Ste. 200
Atlanta, Ga. 30339
P: 770-953-4744
Fax: 770-953-4640

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