Philosophy of Care
J.D. Weidner is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia who has 12 years of experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders. He completed clinical licensure training at Nova Southeastern University, and also holds an academic doctorate in psychology, with a focus in addiction. He collaborates with the clients through motivational enhancement, cognitive behavioral therapy, guided self-change, solution-focused, exposure therapy, meditation, performance enhancement, coaching, and client-centered approaches to help individuals realize their goals in treatment.
He understands that frequently we may self-medicate ourselves as a way to deal with stress, loss, or grief and that these patterns can be detrimental, taking the form of addiction or behavioral form of escapism, and often result in a spiral of self-destruction that leads us to feel out of control. In addition, these patterns in life can cause us to lose sight of our goals affecting our health and our relationships. Therefore, he is here to help individuals regain control over their life and break the cycle to start healing.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks
FL LMHC MH21136
GA LPC LPC009051
I found Dr. Weidner very relatable and I was very impressed with his recall regarding my issues. As an older adult I think Dr. Weidner has the ability to adapt to different generations.
Written on Aug 25, 2023 after therapy with JD for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Thank you for listening to my concerns and needs. You have really helped me in the past 4 weeks with seeing my path and building confidence in me.
Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with JD for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
I was matched perfectly with JD at a time when I really needed someone to help me process a break up and other things I was struggling with in my communication style. He’s greatly helped me with achieving new communication goals, boundaries being set with others and also becoming more comfortable with letting go of past relationships while accepting my journey and where I am in my life. He’s been extremely good with checking in during weeks when I’ve been busy and is schedule has been very easy to work along with mine.
Written on May 16, 2023 after therapy with JD for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, coping with life changes, and coaching
JD has been great. Listens, asks questions to make me think about my actions.
I feel a difference already and it’s been two weeks. I have been feeling a better grip of my emotions and anxiety.
If I have any questions, he’ll respond fairly quickly.
Written on Mar 28, 2023 after therapy with JD for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management
He’s a kind, understanding person who has made me feel at ease (which is very difficult!) I would recommend him highly to my peers.
Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with JD for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, and trauma and abuse
Written on Dec 07, 2022 after therapy with JD for 3 weeks