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Dr. Lynda Cokuslu, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
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About me

I am licensed in Georgia with background working in many areas of counseling as assisted living for substance abuse treatment for aging and family issues; community therapy for teens and families; adult inpatient groups and outpatient substance abuse treatment, certified grief counselor specialist (CGS), trauma specialist, Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMSII), comorbidity, depression and anxiety disorder, and other therapy. My approach is integrated treatment as an adult play therapist, substance abuse counselor, licensed professional counselor, and training in marriage and family therapy. I received an EdD in counseling psychology from Argosy, MS in Counseling Studies from Capella, BAS in Healthcare Administration from Clayton State University, Marriage and Family Therapy Training, Addiction Counseling, Play therapy, and Trauma Training from Brighter Tomorrows LLC Institute. I am a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) with NAADAC; a (CMAC) with GACA. I received my Grief Specialist and Anger Management Specialist training from High Impact Training Institute. My approach is integrated CBT, Solution Focused and other therapeutic approaches and activities to aid coping with symptoms and concerns. I worked with ages 5-68 in clinical settings and 35-105 in assisted living settings utilizing play therapy, music, art, and substance abuse counseling. My groups have been working with trauma, grief, and loss, substance abuse, and music therapy. I have a trauma specialist certification.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

GA LPC LPC009694

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Lynda Cokuslu. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

She lets me find my own path at my pace and offers direction and many worksheets and readings to help me.

Written on Dec 27, 2023 after therapy with Lynda for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Dr Cokuslu has been very insightful and caring. She has pointed me in the right direction with dealing with my different circumstances. She also provided me with multiple handouts, worksheets and exercises that have and is still helping me to this day. So grateful for her caring heart and willingness to make a difference in other people's lives.

Written on Nov 12, 2023 after therapy with Lynda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Dr. Cokuslu is kind and interactive. I would recommend.

Written on Oct 25, 2023 after therapy with Lynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Wonderful !! I couldn't have a better therapist

Written on Sep 07, 2023 after therapy with Lynda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Cokuslu is a wonderful listener; she also has insight and feedback on personal character so is quick to give options on how to work on certain things that will better your chance at inner healing. She provides many tools (“homework”) that helps learn about myself on a deeper level. I’ve been applying some of the skills on the worksheets and already feel I’m making progress with only 2 sessions so far. I’m very grateful for her!

Written on Apr 01, 2023 after therapy with Lynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Dr. Cokuslu, has this gift of believing and helping those under her wing. I appreciate her wisdom and patience. She is a keeper. Very relatable.

Written on Mar 28, 2023 after therapy with Lynda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd