Dr. Ana Adelstein

Clinical Psychology
Atlanta, GA
29 years experience female

Locations

The Highland Psych Collaborative

Atlanta, GA

Address

675 Seminole Ave NE, Ste 307, Atlanta, GA
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Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
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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: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina

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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Learn To Manage?: Panic is fueled by oxygen. When panicking u r getting too much! so try 2slow ur breathing! better yet, 2keep more carbon dioxide in ur system: cup ur ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
No, but can treat it: 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
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Physiology of Panic: 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
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Behavioral Path: Social phobia = intense fear of embarrassment + feeling judged by others. Effective behavioral treatment involves facing these fears - even trying 2em... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Too Much Good Thing?: You might want to take a look what the "go ask alice" online q&a service run by columbia u's school of public health: http://bit.Ly/17krv3h. "alice" s... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Gender ID/Expression: We live in a world of male vs female that forces us 2identify as one gender or "the" other and not both. Sometimes this doesn't work: the way we view ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
An Assortment: We all experience anxiety. It can appear in many forms. Charlie Brown once said 2 Linus,"Even my anxieties have anxieties." In extremes, it can take o... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Neuropsychologist: I'd want 2 make sure 4 myself that this is face blindness vs difficulty reading emotions, which, as U know, is common for ppl w/ Aspergers,. A neurops... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
The Perfect Problem: Ready 2 say goodbye 2 your inner critical slave master? But s/he's been around a long while, i'd imagine, so i'd expect it 2 take some time 2 get her/... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Abhor & resist? : I recommend reading this great description of harm OCD: http://ocdfreedom.com/harm-ocd-for-limited-release/. Instead of acting w/out thinking, those w... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
DependenceWithdrawal: The hallmarks of physical addiction = (1) physical "dependence" - user experiences withrawal symptoms if stops using/taking it (happens w/many substan... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Fascinating history: In us, the concept of alcoholism as disease can be traced to 1784 essay by philadelphia physician & signator of the us declaration of independence, be... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
A Classic: One of my all-time favorites is " how to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk." it focusses on building the most critical ingredient ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
NO, just bad info: Masturbation in& of itself won't hurt u, just like stroking ur hair wont. They both produce pleasurable sensations. But certain religious beliefs abou... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
BFRBs & Anxiety: Lip biting is a body-focused repetitive behavior (bfrb) - like hair pulling & nail biting. Bfrbs can arise in response to (a) emotions (anxiety, fear,... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Expert Assessment: Worry involves thinking about bad things that might happen that affect ourselves and/or others. In other words, worry gets us thinking "What if?" Worr... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
What Ed to Include?: According 2 a large survey by NPR, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government & the Kaiser Foundation conducted in 2003, 93% of Americans believe sex ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Aside: Historical: In us, the concept of alcoholism as disease can be traced to 1784 essay by philadelphia physician & signator of the us declaration of independence, be... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
In Dreams Awake: Our brains direct our thoughts even when we're asleep. Ever realize u're dreaming when u're actually dreaming? That state of awareness qualifies dream... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Try to Empathize?: How do you think most men would feel if they suddenly grew breasts? Began menstruating? Started being called"ma'am"? Transmen fully experience themsel... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Ramona Pierson's TED: "knowing about knowing" =helpful perspective. We remember things in relation 2other things in different types of categories incl categs of meaning (ro... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Effective "Fix": Emetophobia refers to intense, irrational fear of vomit/vomiting -including seeing/smelling vomit, seeing/hearing someone else vomit, feeling nauseate... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Born Transgender: There's no scientific evidence 2support belief that kids get 2B transgender b/c of the influence of caregivers who're emotionally detached or who prov... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Helpful In Principle: Many have found group therapy helpful. But many others have found it ineffectual & some have found it unhelpful/traumatic. A long list of factors dete... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Depends on cause(s): People develop insomnia 4 many reasons. Careful detective work is the answer! FIRST, rule out any medical problems causing/contributing to it. SECOND... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
YES w Grit & Support: Start w/ call 2 natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders (neda)? Check neda website: http://bit.Ly/16crmyh. Call their helpline: (630) 577-13... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Telepsychology?: Psychologists/psychiatrists licensed to practice in your state are able to work with you using video-conferencing through an internet connection. It m... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Yes. Handle w/ Care!: If divorced/divorcing parents r putting their child's interests & needs first, then dedicating themselves 2ensuring that their child feels loved & sec... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
To Be or Not to Be: ...Urseif: if the gender w/which u identify doesn't match the gender u were assigned at birth, life can b very complicated. Coming out & living ur lif... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
The Msgs Moms Convey: Dr julie ancis, psychologist & author says “absolutely!” she emphasizes “[t]he messages moms send about food, diet, appearance can all impact daughter... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Not Simple as Seems!: 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
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
You decide: Some people believe that a woman/girl loses her virginity once she uses a tampon. Others believe this but only if the woman's hymen gets torn in the p... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Why Let OCD Limit U?: If you find a job you like to do..Something that you are drawn to & you learn to do, then you'll be more likely to enjoy this part of your life. Enjoy... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
2B or Not 2B True 2U: I don't see transgender identification as anything wrong w/u. But when the gender w/which u identify doesn't match the gender u were assigned at birth... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
"GID" Not Used Now: American psychiatric assn dropped DX "gender identity disorder" & replaced it w/much less stigmatizing diagnosis "gender dysphoria" - sustained emotio... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
2B or Not 2B True 2U: If the gender w/which u identify doesn't match the gender u were assigned at birth, life can b very complicated. Coming out & living ur life as ur aff... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Apart from Meds...: Most effective therapy 4phobia= systematic desensitization. Involves "exposure"- placing urself in feared situation but gradually, in progressive step... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Knowledge & Safe Sex: If you are worried about getting an STD, it makes sense to learn as much as you can about them, as well as how to practice safe sex - practice sex so ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Dr. Linehan's Story: Dr marsha linehan, respected psychologist credited 4 developing new approach 4 treating borderline personality disorder (dubbed "dialectical behavior ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Encourage, Teach: "encourage girls to develop their skills and interests in other areas. Educate them on the manipulations of the advertising industry. Teach them to lo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Skills-Based Help: See this page of Anxiety Disorders Assn of BC which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. a video) for managing & even overcoming soci... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Behavioral Options: See this page anxiety disorders assn of bc which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing, even overcoming anxiety in socia... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Find Trich Expert: Chronic hair pulling - trichotillomania- is a body-focused repetitive behavior (bfrb). "trich" can arise in response to (a) emotions - anxiety, fear, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 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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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Behavioral Options: See this page anxiety disorders assn of bc which contains educational ; self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing ; even overcoming social anxiety:... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Pills, NO/Skills, YE: Shyness is not same as social anxiety. But these self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety may help: http://www.An... 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
Dr. Martin Fried
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
HealthTap member
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.
HealthTap member
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.
HealthTap member
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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