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Dr. Ana Adelstein

Clinical Psychology
Atlanta, GA
28 years experience female

Locations

The Highland Psych Collaborative

Atlanta, GA

Address

675 Seminole Ave NE, Ste 307, Atlanta, GA
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My office hours

Friday: 10am - 4:00pm
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Ana Adelstein PhD | Licensed Psychologist

Atlanta, GA

About

Bio

I'm a caring expert dedicated to providing expert care - to helping people make lasting changes they feel good about. I believe in working flexibly and playfully, incorporating techniques proven effective. I've been in practice as a licensed psychologist for almost 20 years.

Specialties
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Clinical Psychology

Licenses

United States: Georgia

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794 Answers
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
While it's happening: When ur brain senses danger (even when there's none) its fear & rage centers go into overdrive preparing ur body 2run or 2fight. The centers get u 2br... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Start by Starting: Low motivation=hallmark of depression! it's like having very little gas in ur tank: so u might want 2 take long car trip 2 ocean, but only have gas 2m... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Behavioral options!: Chronic hair pulling -trichotillomania or "trich"- can arise in response to (a) emotions - anxiety, fear, boredom, excitement; &/or (b) detecting some... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Short & long of it:a: In the moment, slow your breathing! (panic is fueled by oxygen!) in the long run, learn about panic & how it works. Psychoeducation & cognitive behav... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Try the opposite!: If u feel panic attack coming on or if u're in situation that might bring one on, try this: let it come! actually let it happen! so if u feel one com... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Boundaries & Shields: Separating ur own feelings & needs from those of others can be very difficult. Growing up, u may not have seen adults do this much. But u can learn ho... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Ask: Does it Fit?: Find docs you trust. Our classification systems are far from perfect. In fact anyone following the debate over the current revision of the american ps... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
You decide: Some believe a girl/woman remains a virgin if her hymen is intact. Others still believe a woman can have any type of sex other than vaginal intercours... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
OCD, BFRBs, Tics: It's always good 2 invlove a good detective 2 sort out everything that's going on. In this case consult a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist. Lip-p... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Takes Grit & Support: For someone w/ anorexia, recovery is both physical (eating a balanced diet 2 get the nutrients the body needs & 2 get hormones back in balance) & psyc... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Options 2 Consider: 2 manage w/out chemicals: a)learn how they work; b)learn how 2 gain control of them by changing thoughts/ behaviors; c)practice yoga/meditation -esp m... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Power of suggestion: You might be interested phenomenon of "priming" in cognitive psychology. Primes r cues that we're not aware of noticing but which still influence our ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Specific "Talk" Type: Psychotherapy that goes beyond the line "tell me how you feel about that." first, u really do need someone w/training & expertise in treatment of anxi... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Small Steps 2 Action: Anxiety saps you of energy. It's like getting in your car and finding the battery dead. But getting yourself going - like getting out of your car and ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Breathing Apps: There are free smartphone apps developed by us dept of defense's "national center for telehealth & technology" designed to help you learn to breathe f... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Are You a "Chipper"?: 'chippers' challenge concepts of smoking addiction - by b. Wilson (1/22/2009) @ npr.Org (http://n.Pr/w6fi0m) | in 70's, saul shiffrin described a grou... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Hypnosis To Do ERP: Ocd can rob ur life of fun & joy & it can really take a toll on relationships. The more u listen 2ocd & believe what it tells u, the more powerful it ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Expert Help Matters!: It can take years for someone diagnosed w/ ocd 2get appropriate treatment. So 1st get properly assessed. Then a) educate urself about what ocd is/isn... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Tolerance+Withdrawal: The hallmarks of physical addiction = (1) physical "dependence" - user experiences withrawal symptoms if stops using/taking it (happens w/many substan... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Myth:: Myth: if you truly have a good relationship with your mate you shouldn't need to work on it!
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Things 2 Ponder: Eds involve control/being in control. U mention that ur mother suggests u go &this makes me wonder if decision 2 go/not go might bring up worries 4u o... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Expert Assessment: Diagnosing adhd requires assessing symptoms & their history as adhd behavioral symptoms overlap widely w/those of other disorders -e.g., anxiety, depr... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Stories Behind Ur Q?: I'm curious about the context behind your own questions. Without knowing your personal story or the story of your relationship, or anything about the ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Lucid Dreaming: Hypnotic suggestion & "lucid dreaming" techniques have been shown 2 help people learn 2 redirect fears/anxieties that surface in dreams. E.G., w/recur... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Sex Addiction?: Not everyone considers "sex addiction" a useful diagnosis, in the first place. Read Dr. Marty Klein's thoughtful perspective on it: http://www.martykl... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
No.: Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that affects perception, cognition (thinking), emotion, communication & behavior. Different subtypes have be... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Exposure, Gradual: Most effective therapy = systematic desensitization. Involves facing/exposing yourself to the feared object/situation but gradually, in progressive st... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Deserve Long Answer!: It's a powerful thing once we recognize patterns in how we relate 2others & ourselves. That recognition actually creates an opportunity 2actually try ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Yes, BDD - OCD Connx: The right clinical psychologist & psychiatrist can help...In general, docs who specialize in bdd as well as ocd & anxiety. Helpful info page from anxi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Ur Important Journey: If u have reasons 4believing that this doc will judge u negatively & treat u as "less than" someone who's straight - say from things s/he's said in re... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Trans-competent Docs: It sounds like you could use some guidance & education. You'll be more likely to get what you want & need if you become a very well-informed advocate ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
No Single Test 4 Dx: Many people don't realize that there's no specific test that confirms diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (w/ or w/out hyperactivit... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Seek Diagnostic Eval: It sounds like you are being tormented by intrusive thoughts that are really scaring you. I'd recommend seeing a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
This Hurts U &Ur Kid: U've got big case of the what if's (anxiety)! i'd predict that urs r always about something bad happening. U're on alert as primitive parts of your br... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Starving Ur Body: Can only formally diagnose this in person. But eating 400 cal/day = very dangerous. This will lead to malnutrition producing heart damage, other organ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Get Help 2 Recover!: Someone w/ anorexia is starving her/ himself. S/he may have little/no body fat 2insulate her/him from cold. And it's likely her/his metabolism has slo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Take Only If Rx'd: S/he might place his/her health @ risk if s/he has personal or family history of certain (a) physical conditions (incl. High blood pressure, cardiac/c... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Friend vs Foe: That is the question. We use the word "anxiety" a lot but many of us don't know much about it - how we experience it in our bodies/our minds; what be... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Meds can help BUT...: ... How about behavioral options? Anxiety disorders assn of bc has educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing & even overcoming social... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
ATT & Exposure Tx: 3-5% of population estimated 2 have a needle phobia-"trypanophobia." it's poorly understood & prevents many from seeking medical/dental care. It's unl... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
A Paradox !: Paradoxically, sharing this info might help you take a step toward overcoming social anxiety as the fear of others' judgements & of embarrassing yours... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Fun + Track + Plan: Sounds like u want 2get healthier. Change is hard but there are ways 2make it easier & 2make changes last. 4example: a) follow the fun theory http://b... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
No, period.: Dr marsha linehan, respected psychologist credited w/developing approach 4 treating borderline personality disorder -dubbed "dialectical behavior ther... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Calories, Nutrients: There are formulas 4calculating how many calories/day someone needs 2consume 2maintain certain weight. They take into account person's height, current... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
#1 Medical check-up: If no medical cause: #2 talk therapy that goes beyond "tell me how u feel about that." seek someone w/expertise in diagnosis ;treatment of anxiety dis... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
CBT for Skills!: Anxiety is akin 2 a false warning that we're in danger arising in primitive parts of brain programmed 2 help our bodies prepare 2 fight off wild anima... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Detective Work: Ur behavior could reflect any number of things. I'd be interested in whether this is what u're like in different situations - ones outside of class. I... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Prepare, Get Support: I wonder about starting w/ getting good info online, incl. Info on how 2 share information w/ ur family/friends/docs. U might want 2 check out info @ ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Worth Exploring!: It sounds like you've identified an obstacle in your life - one that might interfere with your ability to have truly satisfying, close relationships. ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Right fit for you?: Things to consider: (a) u make not click w/ the 1st bunch of talk therapists u meet. U may not yet have found a good match for u. (b) it's important t... Read More

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Mar 30, 2013
Dr. Ana Adelstein's answers on healthtap demonstrate her vast knowledge, caring, sense of humor, and warmth. She's obviously a gifted therapist, and I highly recommend her. She stands apart from the ...Read More
Nov 7, 2014
She is an expert who is knowledgeable in g Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive compulsive disorder, Gender dysphoria, Trichotillomania, Social anxiety disorder. We are fortunate to have her cont...Read More
Mar 27, 2013
I highly recommend Dr. Adelstein who is very knowledgeable, helpful and compassionate. I respect her expertise and consider her answers, comments and agreements as fantastic assets and resources to He...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Wow, this is what I am going through. And very helpful as I stopped leaving the house out of fear of getting hurt.
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I agree with u . It affects alll of us. I'm phoning to get a second opinion as I don't think he has adhd . But he's very defiant.ty so much.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! This is true I got a mosquito bite today four actually and I just let it go whatever lol.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Waterloo
Graduated 1994MD

Awards

Medical Research Council of Canada Graduate Scholarship, Medical Research Council of Canada
Fellowship Award, Ontario Mental Health Foundation
Fellowship Award, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research

Affiliations

International OCD Foundation
OCD Georgia
World Professional Association for Transgender Health
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