About

Neil B. Rappaport, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist (Georgia #1550)
part of Medical Psychology Assocs., PC
5555 Glenridge Connector #200
Atlanta, GA 30342
404.843.4740
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www.neilrappaport.com

I was born and raised in New York City, but it has been many years since I've lived there. I have lived in California and The South for the past 36 years (in Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia), mostly to complete my education.

Education
BA in Psychology from San Diego State University
MS in Psychology (Experimental) from San Diego State University
MA in Psychology (Clinical) from Louisiana State University
PhD in Clinical Psychology from Louisiana State University
Clinical Residency in Behavioral Medicine from University of Mississippi Medical Center
Post Doctoral Fellowship (in Behavioral Medicine) from University of Alabama School of Medicine

I have been in private practice in Atlanta, GA for the past 23 years. I now live in North Atlanta with my wife and three children.

Treatment Philosophy
Overall, I believe that psychotherapy is most successful with an integrative approach that includes support, encouragement, specific skills training, mentoring, guidance and coaching. Regardless of the issues, the counseling relationship is first and foremost a relationship based on trust, respect, confidentiality, and honesty. Whether issues are chronic or acute, vague or focused, the goal of therapy is always to promote the individual to a healthier state of functioning.

I provide psychological services to adults of all ages with a wide range of issues. My training is in cognitive-behavioral approaches to problems. I rely on treatment approaches that are scientifically supported and generally based on learning principles. During an assessment, I try to ascertain the various factors that contribute to an individual's issues: biology, emotion, social, and spiritual.

Areas seen
**marriage and relationship therapy
**health psychology (chronic illness, emotional factors affecting illness)
**anxiety disorders
**mood disorders including depression
**grief and trauma
**stress and burnout
**eating issues