Dorothea Lotze-Kola

(ThM, LMFT)
Therapist Dorothea Lotze-Kola Photo

About Me

I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in Georgia with more than 12 years of experience in providing mental health counseling. I have worked in private practice with individuals, couples and families with a variety of presenting issues like anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, gender identity, trauma and life transitions. I approach the therapeutic relationship, and you, with utmost sensitivity and respect to diversity and multi/cross-cultural factors. You can expect to be treated with warmth, compassion and respect, no matter who you are and where you find yourself on your journey.
My therapy style draws influence from systems, emotion and client focused, mindfulness and attachment therapy. For clients who are spiritual or religious, I can offer the integration of those into the therapeutic work we are collaboratively engaging in. I am open to working more short-term on symptom relief and improved functioning or also long-term on deeper insight work and change of unhelpful life patterns.
It takes a lot of courage and will power to work towards a more fulfilling and happier life. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. Contact me, and we can set up a first meeting to see if we can and want to work together.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

German


Licensing

LMFT #MFT001486 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by W.I. on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with Dorothea for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dorothea has changed my life! She was everything I needed and wanted in a therapist. She listened to me and gave me wonderful tips on how I can heal from my past. I am forever grateful for her and will continue using the exercises we did during our sessions. I finally have the tools I need to grow and heal. Because of her, I realized that I have everything I need inside of me!

Written by F.O. on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Dorothea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dorothea is an excellent mental health professional with years of experience that creates a safe environment to be open and vulnerable with. She is quick to offer multiple avenues for healing and growth and she stays on top of what is going on in my life. I highly recommend Dorothea if you are struggling to understand your behaviour patterns and how to explore your own emotions in a healthy and productive way.

Thanks Dorothea!

Written by R.E. on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Dorothea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and anger management

I absolutely love our sessions with Dorothea! The advice, suggestions and assignments given is really helping me and my fiancé…I was a bit nervous about it at first and didn’t know if this would really work, if she could understand us or help us at all, however she has been great and I’m excited about what’s to come.

Written by G.W. on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with Dorothea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is the truth. Very nice but also quick and straight to the point. Which comes in handy when you’re still piecing things together yourself. She’s helped me look at my life in a different and calmer way. I appreciated her honesty.

Written by M.I. on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Dorothea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dorothea is very kind and sweet and I always feel like I am being listened to. She takes my main concerns and makes sure I feel like we have covered what needs to be covered.

Written by J.A. on Oct 02, 2021 after therapy with Dorothea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dorothea Lotze-Kola is skilled at seeing the truth and sharing it with you gently so that you can take the journey of healing from a place of reality. It is very refreshing; many counselors can sugarcoat or be harsh and Dorothea Lotze-Kola finds a special way to be both truthful and kind.

Written by M.O. on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Dorothea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I found Dorothea at the most critical time in my life. She has fully supported and educated me, and she always checks in on me.
She's my perfect match

Thx, Molly Robinson

Written by E.R. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Dorothea for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ms. Dorothea is amazing!

Written by H.A. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Dorothea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She is the most respectful and understanding person I have ever had the pleasure of talking to. She really listens and tries to walk in your shoes a little so she fulling understands what you maybe feeling. She sees me as a person and not just someone who is just "faking it" like my other counselors have. I truly appreciate her.

Written by G.W. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Dorothea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dorothea is a consummate professional who is very knowledgeable, warm, caring, empathic and personable. She is easy to talk to and I feel like I’ve known her all of my life. Not sure how she was selected to help me on my journey, but she is perfect for me. Thanks much!

Written by P.A. on Aug 08, 2021 after therapy with Dorothea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is very helpful, and respectful. She checks on me throughout the week which is good because it reminds me of things I need to do to improve myself. Great listener and great at helping me understand myself and how I react with the environment around me.

Written by E.L. on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Dorothea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and adhd

Dorothea has been such a pleasure to talk to. She is intuitive, understanding, and empathetic. She’s been able to help me understand myself better and give me the resources I need to thrive. In short, she is a blessing!

Written by R.E. on Jul 05, 2021 after therapy with Dorothea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Dorothea is kind and a great listener! I am really thankful for her guidance!

Written by H.U. on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Dorothea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Excellent counselor, very attentive and understanding. Very good at talking me through my feelings and her ability to help me understand why I'm feeling how I feel has helped a ton. I highly recommend this counselor.

Written by D.R. on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with Dorothea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression

Dorothea has been fantastic to work with. She is attentive and provides salient feedback and recommendations on our calls and follows up via chat throughout the week to check in on me and provide accountability.

Written by J.E. on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Dorothea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr.Dorothea is very patient and kind. She understands any point that you address with her validating your feelings and values you as a person. I am so happy to have matched and connected with her!

Written by W.E. on Jun 20, 2021 after therapy with Dorothea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

She has been great to talk to. Even when I feel like I am not making sense or jumping around with all the thoughts in my head, she is able to sort them out and provide clarification.

Written by W.H. on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Dorothea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dorothea is so wonderful! She is so understanding, compassionate, and caring. Be honest with how you would like to approach therapy and she will respect that. She is a fantastic listener, and offers helpful and interesting thoughts and feedback around everything you talk about and how you feel. I really look forward to my time with Dorothea!

Written by S.A. on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Dorothea for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

In just two sessions Dorothea zeroed in on a big issue (an elephant in the room) that I had carefully camouflaged. She pointed out that I needed to take some time to grieve my Mom who died six years ago. Probably obvious to a professional like her! She was gentle and persuasive and gave me lots of ways properly honor her and acknowledge my loss.

Written by T.E. on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Dorothea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

She is amazing

Written by B.E. on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Dorothea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I couldn't recommend Dorothea Lotze-Kola more. Extremely professional, very warm, and insightful.