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Therapy Providers

While Dr. Lokken has extensive training in the treatment for multiple emotional and behavioral disorders, her current schedule prevents her from taking any new patients for ongoing therapy. She specializes in psychological assessment and evaluation, and this occupies her entire time in practice.

At this time, Dr. Lokken would be able to refer you to highly qualified providers in her area who have worked closely with her on cases over the years.

Please see below for therapists I recommend:

Johns Creek & Alpharetta Counseling is a warm, child, and family oriented center with licensed therapists that provide a wide array of counseling services for: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, & Veterans. Our counselors have specialized training to offer: Play Therapy with Children, Family Therapy, Couple's Counseling, Individual Counseling for Addiction and Mental Health, and PTSD for our Veterans. To learn more about our practice please visit our webpage: www.AlpharettaJohnsCreekCounseling.com or call our intake line: 404-834-2363. We look forward to serving you and your family!

Andrea Russo is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Georgia. While working towards her degree, she gained invaluable experience through volunteering on a crisis hotline, as well as through her work with senior citizens and their families in an Alzheimer care facility. While in graduate school, she worked in a locked unit, in-patient treatment facility at West Florida Hospital, and also was a caregiver to a quadriplegic student. During her internship through Volunteers of America of Florida, Andrea was fortunate enough to work with a wide range of psychological ailments for both veterans and HUD housing residents. She worked as a Team Lead for an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team. There she worked with persistent and chronic mental illnesses ranging from Bipolar Disorder to Schizophrenia, mild to significant in nature. Currently, she has worked in a private practice setting for the past year and specializes in her work with adolescents and young adults. She prides herself on her ability to help youth find what drives them, their unique strengths and abilities, as well as in helping them navigate through the pressures they experience while transitioning from adolescence to adulthood. She feels competent in her abilities to help youth work through feelings of stress, grief, anxiety, lack of focus, and suicidal thoughts. She uses an eclectic approach to therapy that is based off of the needs of her clients. Some examples include exploring the mind-body connection, psycho-education, person-centered, positive psychology, dialectical behavior therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Andrea works in the same office as Dr. Lokken. She can be reached at [email protected] or (678) 856-6788.

Amber Black is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Georgia. She earned her Master’s in Professional Counseling at Georgia State University in 2009 and completed her internship counseling at-risk female youth, many who had been exposed to trauma and abuse. She continued her career in the community counseling setting providing therapy to youth, families, and adults. She has extensive experience working with a variety of issues ranging from mild adjustment difficulties, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, grief, family and relational problems, multicultural issues, severe trauma, and personality disorders. She facilitated group therapy with teens involved with the Juvenile Justice system in order to develop healthy living skills and coping strategies. In 2012, Amber began her work as the Executive Director of a local non-profit. She gained valuable experience leading a team of employees and providers to serve teenage girls in the healing process from past emotional wounds and traumas as well as developing skills to achieve future goals. After 5 years, Amber followed her passion to help others work through life’s obstacles by starting a private practice providing counseling and coaching to teens and adults. Amber has excellent rapport building skills and is able to quickly help clients feel comfortable and at ease. Her theoretical orientation is Choice Theory and she tailors her use of interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, based upon the unique needs of the client. Amber is conveniently located in Alpharetta at the same office suite as Dr. Katrina Lokken. She can be reached at [email protected] or (678) 807-9508. You can learn more about Amber at https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/amber-black-alpharetta-ga/103654