Michael Pitts, PsyD
770-953-4744 ext. 61

South Forsyth    Marietta   
, Licensed Psychologist

Treatment Philosophy

Psychological discomfort signals an imbalance in one’s life. Our family of origin, current relationships with our selves and others, personality, relationship with substances, as well as work, genetics, medical conditions, and (sometimes) spiritual life are important variables that impact upon our psychological health.

As a clinical psychologist, I am skilled in psychological evaluation and treatment. I have many years of experience helping clients cope with and resolve discomfort. Rather than utilizing one particular theory/approach to psychotherapy with all clients, I choose the therapeutic approaches that have demonstrated effectiveness in resolving your particular problems. For example, I may lean toward an Object Relations approach to help you re-work your unsatisfactory internalized relationships. Or I may lean toward a Cognitive Behavioral approach to help you learn to improve your mood by evaluating and modifying your underlying convictions. I may recommend you bring in your partner for couples work or your family to use the entire family system to help you. The selected approach depends on the unique context and variables you bring with you.

Specialty Area:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Parent Training/Behavior Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Family Members of Addicts
  • Family Members of Severely Mentally Ill
  • Relationship Stress/Conflict
  • Psychological Evaluation of Adults
  • Forensic Psychology


  • Differential Diagnostic Consultation
  • Psychological Evaluation of Adults
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Parent Training
  • Forensic Evaluation (Criminal and Disability)
  • Individual and couples therapy


  • Postdoctoral Program in Psychopharmacology (GSU, UGA, ASU) – 2000
  • Postdoctoral Residency at Greenleaf Services Hospital of SGMC – 1993 to 1994
  • Doctorate (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology from Adler University in Chicago – 1993
  • Clinical Internship at Georgia State University Counseling Center - 1992 to 1993
  • MEd in Community Counseling from Georgia State University – 1988
  • MBA from Georgia State University – 1982

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

website security