PAUL OLANDER
 


404-276-0034


paul.olander@comcast.net


Late afternoons/early evenings/some Saturdays; schedule with therapist via e-mail or text on phone


$200 for 45-50 minutes
$50 for each 15 minute increment over an hour

$150 charge for missed appointments


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PAUL OLANDER, MSW, JD, LCSW, NBCCH, RRT-P, TIH

My approach to therapy involves establishing an authentic, trustworthy and vibrant connection with the person in front of me, demonstrating that I hear clearly what they are experiencing and mutually developing a target of where they want to go. I integrate various clinical perspectives and interventions to get these components accomplished, including: Rapid Resolution Therapy, Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy, Attachment Theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Internal Family Systems. I also have prior training in Cognitive-Behavioral and Dialectic Behavior Therapy as well as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and use elements of those clinical orientations when they are useful. My overarching goal is to help each person I join with function more effectively and powerfully in their life. The work we do together increases the ability to clear and focus internal thoughts, emotions and bodily awareness so the person can participate more effectively in all of their external relationships. Our mutual goal is to increase the ability to radically accept all circumstances as they are while simultaneously working on transformational change. These experiences are endlessly exciting and interesting and require a mindful awareness from both of us.

In the past I have worked with individuals, couples, families and groups in both inpatient and outpatient settings as a clinician and as an Administrative Director. I have been the Director of Behavioral Health, Case Management and Palliative Care Services for a local hospital system over the last 17 years and have been in the Behavioral Health field in various roles for the past 23 years. My current focus in my private psychotherapy practice is on working with individual clients in the community. I specialize in clients who have experienced trauma, anxiety, unresolved grief, “stuck” depression, shame, and disruption of personal or occupational relationships, with or without accompanying substance abuse. As I have deep experience in working with physicians, nurses, other healers, and attorneys I understand the special challenges involved in their professions and am available, interested and qualified to help them therapeutically.

Education, Licensure, Certifications and Professional Activities:
Bachelor of Science in Geology, State University of New York at Binghamton
Master of Science in Geology, University of Wyoming
Juris Doctor, University of Houston
State Bar of Texas-Inactive Status
Master of Social Work, University of Georgia
Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, University of Georgia
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Trained Mediator
National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Rapid Resolution Therapist-Practitioner
Trauma Informed Hypnotherapist
Adjunct Faculty Instructor, University of Georgia School of Social Work Graduate Program
Clinical Social Work Supervisor of Licensed Master Social Workers
Georgia Society of Clinical Social Work, Member