Alpharetta, GA 30005
(in Olde Milton Commons Office Park)
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About Dr. Frontman
I am a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) who has been been in practice for over 21 years. My practice focuses on treating individuals, couples, and their families, using innovative, culturally-sensitive clinical methods. We openly discuss the rationale for all clinical interventions and treatments. This process encourages active, collaborative participation, questions about intervention choices. The bottom-line is a sensible, practical, and goal-focused approach. I am a 'Systems-Oriented' Therapist, always viewing every concern within the overall life context. Most of my work is integrated within the principles and practices of Systems-Centered® Therapy (Systems-Centered Therapy). Progress in psychotherapy is evaluated throughout the process. I employ brief, as well as more lengthy, in-depth treatments. I remain committed to staying informed and up-to-date with research so that we utilize the most effective methodologies, using current scientific understandings from neuroscience, medicine, and behavioral sciences.
The work that I am an honored to do utilizes 20 years at the Georgia Tech Counseling Center, 21 years of private practice, Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Dallas Child Guidance Clinic, and Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Dallas VA Chemical Addiction Program. As a "System’s-Oriented Therapist," I consistently adhere and train within the Systems-Centered Training [SCT] & Research Institute; I have done so consistently for over 17 years. The Systems-Centered model is a paradigm for managing change in human systems. My background offers extensive understanding of developmental psychology, time-limited psychodynamic psychotherapy, as well as cognitive and behavioral methods. I often present at conferences in the areas of psychotherapy and addiction recovery and serve on several local advisory boards at Jewish Family & Career Services.
NOTE: My practice respects the role(s) that spirituality and religion have in individual/family life. Culturally, psychologically, and behaviorally, religion and spirituality serves as a framework for guiding and orgainzing our lives. Through religious and cultural principles & practices, we find meaning and purpose, directing our lives toward meaningful values and goals. Our society affords us freedom, diverse opportunities; however, our faith community provides a framework for maintaining and building upon the values we hold dear. My practice works to support such efforts when present, whether it be from Catholic, Protestant, Church of Jesus Christ and Latter day Saints, Jewish. Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, or other orientations. I strive to ecumenically support religious practices (when it exists) with therapy.
- Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling Psychology (APA Approved), Texas Tech University
- Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Chemical Addiction Program, Dallas VA Medical Center Hospital
- Pre-Doctoral Internship, Dallas Child Guidance Clinic (now Dallas Child and Family Guidance Clinic)
- Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Trinity University (San Antonio, TX)
- Bachelor of Arts. Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
- Clinical Experience: Georgia Tech Counseling Center (20 years), Texas Tech Counseling Center, Bexar County Women's Center, Bexar County (TX) Hospital (Psychiatric Unit), Dallas VA Medical Center Hospital, Dallas Independent School District, and Private Practice
Certifications and Professional Affiliations
- Licensed Psychologist, State of Georgia
- Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT)
- National Register of Health Service Psychologists
- Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP), National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists
- Clinical Psychology Staff, Ridgeview Institute
- Member, American Psychological Association (APA), Divisions 29 Psychotherapy), 39 (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy), 50 (Addictions), & 49 (Group Dynamics)
- Member, Georgia Psychological Association (GPA)
- Member, System’s-Centered Training & Research Institute (SCTRI)
- Member, Atlanta Group Psychotherapy Society (AGPS)
- Clinical Member, American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)
- Completion of EMDR Training
This practice affirms and supports individuals and families of all races, cultures, religions, and sexual orientations.
Dr. Frontman is a National Health Service Psychologist. A National Health Service Psychologist is a licensed psychologist who is certified to be fully & comprehensively trained to independently practice in his state to provide prevention, evaluation, assessment & treatment services.