Dr. Richard Eliot Schultz
- Therapy Orientation:
- Psychodynamic, Other, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Age Focus:
- Seniors, Adults
- Anger Management, Compulsive Disorders, OCD, Life Coaching, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Depression, Finding Your Purpose in Life
- Treatment Modality:
- Individuals, Families
- Any Ethnicity
- Sexual Orientation:
- Lesbian, Gay, Any Orientation
- Last updated:
- Dec 25, 2022
- Life Is Worth Living Because...
- We choose to make it so.
- About My Work
- I am a clinical psychologist in private practice in Atlanta, GA.
- My Story
My goal as a psychotherapist is to provide patients with a safe, growth-oriented environment in which they can learn to better face life's challenges, strengthen their relationships with themselves and others, and leverage more of their full potential.
My style as a therapist is more interactive and direct than neutral, and I work hard to help my patients progress toward their goals as quickly as possible. I believe that healing and growth takes place in the context of a strong therapeutic relationship, and I pay close attention to this aspect of my work.
I employ a variety of tools and techniques to help my patients attain their therapeutic goals, and actively tailor the treatment approach to suit the needs of my patients. I also emphasize treatment methods that are supported by the latest research findings, as appropriate. I maintain a great respect for individual differences, and welcome the opportunity to work with clients of diverse races, religious and ethnic backgrounds, and sexual orientations.
With regard to technique, I most commonly operate from Object Relations and Cognitive-Behavioral perspectives. Don't worry, you are not expected to already know what these terms mean! I will summarize these concepts for you below. Very simply put, however, I utilize these two approaches to 1) help you understand how you got to where you are, and 2) help you make desired changes.
|Years in Practice:||20+ Years|
|Graduated from:||Georgia State University|
|License issued in:||Georgia|
|License Expiry:||Dec 2024|
Cost & Payment Modalities
|Avg Cost (session):||greater than $150|
|Accepts Credit Cards:||Yes|
|Online Payments accepted:||Yes|
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Dr. Richard Schultz's Most Recent Activity on Choose Help
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 01:42 - Aug 14, 2021 The Mind-Body Mystery
Dr. said he thinks it's anxiety, but I'm not sure. I've been foggy headed for over 3 yrs. I went limp 1st time sitting at table 3 yr. ago. All kind of test & all was good. 2 wks. ago driving down rd., out of nowhere I got real blurry eyed & felt ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 02:30 - Aug 08, 2021 When Psychedelics Make Things Worse
So abt a month ago I took a shroombar with my friends and had a really bad trip. During the trip I was having what felt like a panic attack while my mind was thinking about the worse things possible. I was thinking about why people kill themselves, ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 06:18 - Feb 25, 2019 Grounded or High: A Stoner's Dilemma
Hello Doctor, I think i’m having a though time with a new anxiety problem. In the past 3 years I tried mushrooms few times, I had a lot of fun and very profound experiences, but also a bad trip, then i tried mdma twice and had a bad trip the second ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 12:59 - Oct 22, 2018 Party Panic: How Substance Abuse Triggers Anxiety
As the sibling of a drug addict, I was against drugs for most of my life. My sibling was in rehabs and mental institutions for most of my teenage life. Mental illness runs in my family (drepression, personality disorder) More than half of my family ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 11:56 - Aug 19, 2018 All Treatments for Depression Are NOT Created Equally!
I feel like my doctor is giving me Zoloft just to shut me up. I am pretty reserved and it was hard to open up to my doctor about how I am feeling sad all the time but as I was talking about it I could see that he was barely listening and he pretty ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 04:37 - Jun 18, 2018 Did Shrooms Fry My Brain Or Is It Just Anxiety?
I have been a heavy marijuana smoker for more than 13 years. I never had a problem with it but then I had a very scary bad trip on some mushrooms a few months ago and ever since then I get really paranoid a lot of the time after I smoke. Sometimes ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 06:26 - Jun 16, 2018 Marijuana Is As Effective For Treating Depression As Gasoline Is For Extinguishing A Fire!
If a person is depressed is smoking marijuana going to make things worse or better? My brother seems to be happier for a while when he is high but then he seems more depressed after the high wears off so i am not sure. I don't want to give him a ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 11:32 - Jun 07, 2018 The Lightbulb Has To Want To Change: Motivation For Treatment of Health Anxiety
My 27 year old son has been diagnosed with anxiety and depression. He lives with me so I see first hand how he is not getting better. He feels hopeless, wishes he was never born, has pains in his mouth from the anxiety that causes him to lose ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 02:55 - Mar 08, 2018 Was it Trump or Just a Bad Trip?: Anxiety Begets Anxiety
Hi Dr. Schultz, I don't know if you're still answering questions on this site, but I ran across an excellent and empathetic response you wrote to someone three years ago and thought I might as well try... life is difficult for me right now, and I ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 12:16 - Feb 28, 2018 Confidentiality and Therapy: What Are The Limits?
My friend is a victim of sexual assault, but does not want to report it. She does not want to go through the legal process or have everyone she knows find out. I am not very good at comforting and she does not want to go to a therapist for fear of ...