Odin Enterprises and Atlanta Specialized Care Announce Partnership

Odin Enterprises, a security solutions provider, and Atlanta Specialized Care, a professional counseling practice, are pleased to announce a partnership between the organizations.

Odin Enterprises has strong relationships with strategic partners, trusted advisors, and industry experts, who include some of the most knowledgeable individuals in the country on the topics of crisis management, workplace violence, forensic and clinical psychology, threat assessment, security, safety and trauma.… Read More »

Mental Health Counseling Scholarships Available for Front Line Workers

In case you hear of anyone in need:

Atlanta Specialized Care is providing a limited number of scholarships covering 100% of individual treatment costs for front line workers whose mental health has been impacted by their service during COVID-19. They have offices in Dunwoody and Alpharetta.  Interested parties should contact Tatiana Matthews tmatthews@atlantaspecializedcare.com

Tatiana Matthews MS, LPC, CRC
Atlanta Specialized Care
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Ask Tatiana: My high school daughter was just diagnosed with a learning disability…?

Dear Tatiana,

My high school aged daughter was just diagnosed with a learning disability. She is devastated. How can I help her feel better?


Heart Broken Mama


Dear Heart Broken Mama,

It is normal for a child (and their family for that matter,) to grieve the diagnosis of a “learning disability.” Typically, a lack of understanding and education regarding the diagnosis tends to feed negative beliefs about self and what the future may hold.… Read More »

Ask Tatiana: Social Distancing Activities For Families

Tatiana asked one of her fellow counselors to share with us an article regarding social distancing activities for families.

By Theresa Westfall MS, LPC for The Aha! Connection

The recent concerns about the spread of COVID-19 have created major ripple effects. Many children are home from school and many parents are working from home (when they are able) or taking time off from work.… Read More »

Ask Tatiana: Coping with Anxiety During Coronavirus

Tatiana asked one of her fellow counselors to share with us an article regarding coping with anxiety during  the Coronavirus. Neitcha Thomsen is an LCSW and certified in treating anxiety. She sees clients in both their Dunwoody and Alpharetta locations.

by Neitcha Thomsen, LMSW, LCSW, Atlanta Specialized Care

   Stress is a reaction to something happening now.… Read More »

Ask Tatiana: Trends in Teen Substance Abuse

Tatiana asked one of her co-workers to share with us an article regarding trends in teen substance abuse. I am so thankful for her desire to help our community with mental health issues……

By Erin Mills, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Atlanta Specialized Care

As an addiction therapist who works with teens and young adults, I have a seen a huge shift in teen substance use within the past few years.… Read More »

Ask Tatiana: A full presentation and video on “Parenting Effectively”

by Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection

Tatiana spoke on Sunday at Dunwoody Presbyterian Church.   I was curious to see the inside of this “new” church on Peeler Road and also wanted to support my amazingly talented friend, Tatiana.  The church meets in the odd looking building on Peeler Road between all the dentist offices and Brook Run park. … Read More »

Community and Ritual: The Mental Health Benefits of Religion

Tatiana asked her new intern to write the following in response to the number of folks who have asked her “Does religion help when it comes to mental health?”

by Natalie Stadnick-Uhl, M.Div, Intern Atlanta Specialized Care

Studies have shown that those who consider themselves religious or practice a religion are more resilient and have better mental health.… Read More »

Tatiana Answers: My daughter has no girlfriends….?


 My daughter is 14 and started at DHS this year.  She has been here and in the schools since 1st grade.  She used to have lots of friends but I noticed during 7th and 8th grade she would have one friend at a time. Since high school she has no girlfriends.  It’s really breaking my heart and I am not sure what to do to as a parent!! … Read More »

Atlanta Specialized Care (Ask Tatiana) has a new Dunwoody Village Office!

Atlanta Specialized Care is dedicated to helping those who struggle with mood, trauma, social and communication challenges or executive functioning difficulty. We offer highly specialized care.    You can still “Ask Tatiana” a confidential question via email anytime…or if you prefer to chat with her go see her new office in Dunwoody Village! Do you have a question for Tatiana?… Read More »