K. Israelian, Ph.D.
Phone: (404) 325-8512
I completed my undergraduate
training in Montreal, Canada at McGill
University and my graduate training in Atlanta, Georgia, at Emory
I went on to pursue internship training at the University
of Alabama in Birmingham, specializing in child development and assessment,
and neuropsychological evaluation. My postdoctoral years were spent at
the Regents Center
for Learning Disorders at Georgia State University where I further
specialized in the assessment of learning disabilities, attention deficits
hyperactivity disorder, emotional disorders, and developmental and acquired
cognitive deficits in adults and children.
As a therapist, I strive to provide the highest quality clinical services
within the context of a caring and collaborative therapeutic relationship.
As a scientist, my interests lie in studying brain-behavior relationships
and the ways in which they impact an individuals mental health and
As an educator, my goal is to disseminate information to others in such
a way as to highlight mental health issues that are both universally applicable
as well as culturally sensitive.
I see individuals, couples, and families in therapy. I believe that true
and lasting change occurs through the establishment of a caring and genuine
therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the patient. It is
in this relationship that most individuals feel that they are being heard
and seen' for who they are and who they wish to become.
Among my areas of
expertise are the treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder,
relationship problems, stress, career and academic difficulties, life
transitions, and overcoming abuse and neglect.
I believe that therapy is most successful when a therapist is able to
help his or her client believe there is true hope for happiness, realize
lasting change requires hard work and patience, and accept unconditional
support based on the belief that all individuals are unique, capable,
and competent beings.
In both my psychotherapy and in my assessment practice, I sometimes
encounter highly intelligent and competent adults with ADHD who struggle
needlessly to achieve success in academic pursuits, career goals, and
relationships. I work with such individuals to help them learn how to
compensate for and overcome challenges that are particularly relevant
for them. Helping adults with ADHD learn to successfully apply their unique
gifts/talents towards achieving school, work, and/or relationship goals
is among my most rewarding work.
Having trained under some of the most esteemed neuropsychologists in the
country, I specialize in the assessment of developmental disorders, learning
disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and head injury
in both children and adults. Because I believe very strongly that an accurate
diagnosis and effective treatment plan can only be accomplished through
a comprehensive evaluation, I rarely conduct
"partial" or "abbreviated" evaluations. It has been
my experience that such evaluations rarely succeed at appropriately identifying
all of the complex factors that could be negatively affecting an individual.
My evaluations include an assessment of intellectual abilities, academic
achievement, attention/concentration, executive functioning, memory, language,
visual-perceptual skills, visual-motor skills, somatosensory perception,
fine motor abilities, and social-emotional functioning.
I offer forensic expertise as an expert witness or consultant in criminal
and civil proceedings.
I am available for individual, group, and peer consultation on both an
on-going and by appointment basis.
Ph.D. 2000. Clinical
M.A. 1997. Clinical
B.Sc. 1992. Psychology,
Georgia Board of Psychology Examiners, License, No. 2583