Atlanta Behavioral Consultants offers both clinical and forensic psychological services. The consultants work in several areas including psychotherapy for mental and behavioral health, expert forensic evaluations and services, and divorce coaches and specialists for collaborative practice. Atlanta Behavioral Consultants consist of Howard Drutman, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist, and Marsha Schechtman, LCSW, a licensed clinical social worker.
Dr. Drutman and Ms. Schechtman have years of experience in the mental health field, assisting clients with a wide range of different emotional conditions. Whether it’s a life issue that needs to be dealt with through therapy, or a mental disorder that psychotherapy can treat, the mental health experts at the Atlanta Behavioral Consultants have the training and dedication to offer trustworthy counsel.
Our services are available whenever a court or attorney needs to use a mental health expert to assist in resolving a divorce related legal case. This may include performing various forensic evaluations (Psychological Child Custody Evaluations, Parent Fitness Evaluations, Psychological Evaluations, Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Evaluations), providing expert witness testimony, assisting an attorney with deposition and cross examination questions, mediation and arbitration, parent coordination, coparenting counseling, and reviewing prior psychological evaluations. Lastly, Dr. Drutman and Ms. Schechtman provide confidential divorce coaching. Divorce coaching assists individuals who are going through a divorce a place to discuss emotional issues as they relate specifically to the divorce process. This type of service can be provided confidentially which is highly valued, particularly by high asset and high profile individuals who desire confidentiality and anonymity.
Divorce can be a mutually respectful separation of a couple. It doesn’t have to be a drawn out heated legal battle between parties. We take care to promote an environment of understanding and collaboration through the divorce process, as we know maintaining respectful communication and future goal-setting greatly reduce the mental and emotional turmoil a divorce could otherwise have on individuals and on their children.
When the focus of traditional divorce practices is on trying to see who can gain or lose the most through the divorce, the focus on the well-being of the actual people involved is often diminished. Through collaborative divorce, people can focus on the big picture while still dealing with the necessary details. Dr. Drutman and Ms. Schechtman assist with seeking what is in the best interest of children and their separating parents.
To learn more about the Atlanta Behavioral Consultants, feel free to browse the various sections of the website, or call Marsha Schechtman, LCSW at 770.753.4911 or Howard Drutman, Ph.D. at 678.867.7020.