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Dr. Roderick Watts, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Anger management Coping with life changes ADHD
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About me

I was a licensed a clinical psychologist and professor in Chicago for 11 years before I moved to Atlanta where I continued both for ten years. In those 30 years I've specialized in the well-being of people who identify as African-Americans.
In the last three years I have focused on holistic mental health. I emphasize on the connection between mind and body, and on spirit as my clients understand it. I feel obligated to work with African-Americans because they have historically been underserved, so my practice is reserved mainly for people of that heritage.
I see life as a series of phases, each with its own unique challenges. These challenges require new knowledge and life skills. I don’t see race as the only lens to use in life; I see my clients as humans pursuing (and struggling with) well-being, love, career, prosperity and joy. Distress results from injustice originating from within and from without.
As a psychologist, my aim is to assist people in exploring the knowledge and essential life skills necessary for their well-being. With practice and patience, new insights and a new outlook develops. So does self-empathy and confidence. The feeling of empowerment provides what it takes to make critical decisions needed to attain the that measure of joy and meaningful life you deserve.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Anger management Coping with life changes ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Domestic Violence, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy

Services offered


License information

GA Psychologist PSY002879


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Roderick Watts. 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.

Dr.Watts is patient and understanding. He suggests different types of therapeutic things to help you manage your anxiety.

Written on Sep 25, 2023 after therapy with Roderick for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I think Dr. Watts is the best therapist I’ve had. As long as therapy is in the cards for me I’d like for him to be my therapist. He offers his insights and is also open to different ways of thinking about issues that come up for me. The best therapist in my opinion is someone who is open to learning and growing with you and I believe he does that well.

Written on Jul 21, 2023 after therapy with Roderick for 7 months on issues concerning lgbt

I have been very pleased with the help Dr. Watts has given me. He is timely in his responses, and our sessions are extremely useful.

Written on Jun 07, 2023 after therapy with Roderick for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions

Dr. Watts is awesome! He is responsive to messages and holds me accountable in session. I feel like he truly cares about me and my goals for the future.

Written on May 09, 2023 after therapy with Roderick for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

He has been a great help and really provides good feedback for my struggles.

Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Roderick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem