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Dr. Joan L Kogelschatz, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychotherapist

Board Certified Counselling
for Individuals, Couples and Families

Welcome to my site. I thank you for taking the time to visit these pages and hope that they will speak to your needs.  I am a clinical psychotherapist serving Dothan and surrounding cities in the Wiregrass.  I provide counselling for individuals, couples, children and families.  I am Board Certified in several areas and have worked in clinical, academic and research positions.  Treatment is provided in my office, where we meet for scheduled, periodic one-hour sessions. *

Experience makes the difference

My extensive experience in many areas of psychotherapy and my many years of clinical work brings a depth of insight and loving care to my practice, while continuous ongoing education keeps me abreast of the most current thinking in the field.

Create the life you want with care and support

Psychotherapy provides the opportunity to look at yourself, and in so doing to make the changes you haven’t been able to make before.  When we understand ourselves more deeply and honestly, we can change how we relate to ourselves and others, how we handle distressing situations and how we work towards meaningful accomplishments that are in line with our deepest values.

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Our work together can address a broad array of challenges that people face, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, relationship problems, life transitions, trauma and grieving.  The goal of our work together will be to bring about meaningful and lasting change, allowing you to heal and grow so that you can get on with creating the life you want to have and to share.

If you haven’t already done so, please sign my Guestbook.  I appreciate your thoughts and comments on our work together, the site, or anything you’d like to say.
* I am available for emergency situations over the phone or by Skype, and conduct in-patient sessions for clients who need to see me while they’re in the hospital.

 

9 Comments
  1. Are you the same Joan who attended an ASCH training several years ago and has a second home in Billingham WA?

  2. Dear Joan, I have read everything on your website several times. Your words and therapy needs where I am concerned hit me on so many thoughts and life problems I face..alone. I am so tired of existing and not living. Joan, you treated me and my husband John briefly back 20 plus years ago. My life fell apart after we stopped seeing you. I became disabled over night and everything in my body quit working, or bones just break when I sneeze or cough and the way wefound the first broken bone is when I told the bone and joint surgeons here after walking on my left foot and leg complaining of intense pain running from my upper thigh down through out the whole leg…long story short..they found my hip was broken without trauma, Many other health problems ensued and when we got one working right..or trying to teat the symptoms..and to this day I am still getting more complications from some of the health problems already present. However, it is the emotional toil this has taken on me through John, and family….I need help..the kind that you list on your website here: this is just a part of walking about: Create the life you want with care and support

    Psychotherapy provides the opportunity to look at yourself, and in do doing to make the changes you haven’t been able to make before. When we understand ourselves more deeply and honestly, we can change how we relate to ourselves and others, how we handle distressing situations, and how we work towards meaningful accomplishments that are in line with our deepest values.

    Live Life Well

    Our work together can address a broad array oc challenges that people face, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, relationship problems, life transitions, trauma and grieving. The goal of our work together will be to bring about meaningful and lasting change, allowing you to heal and grow so that you can go on about creating the life you want to create.

    If you haven’t already done so, please sign my Guestbook. I appreciate your thoughts and comments on my work, the site, or anything you’d like to say.

    * I am available for emergency situations over the phone or by Skype, and conduct in-patient sessions for clients who need to see me while in the hospital.
    I would like very much to start working with you. I beleve when I became disabled and my health bills were over $250,000.00 after insurance and we lost our home and had to file bankruptcy…Joan we had a bill with you. The judge included it in with the bankruptcy however, I would like to pay you for that amount and also I have insurance that will pay my bill with you if you would just agree to help me. I need help. I am praying God will use you to help me become … normal again.Thank you, Sheils Lewis

  3. Hey doc….just quick note saying things are going well….even made another appointment with lung doc today…thats two appts in a row without canceling this week….thank you Jesus!!!! working on the three homework assignments you assigned me this week….spiritual, relationship but just cant quite pull the plug on moving in with daughter just quite yet….am going to spend weekend with her this weekend and talk about things….i am optimistic about our sessions and like i said….for the first time ever, i will make every attempt to let someone in this thick skull of mine…..Mike

  4. Dr Joan,

    I am new in Dothan. I have a new Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling and am looking for an acceptable avenue in which to provide counseling services for those who need someone to guide and listen to their needs. I am also a licensed massage therapist which allows me other healing modalities to work with. I also hold a practioner’s license in NLP (Neurolinguistic Prog). I am forwarding a letter of introduction and my resume via the postal service.

    I appreciate any opportunity to meet with you and to explore the possibilities here in Dothan for me.

    Thank you,

    Charlotte Kemp Patterson, LMT, MS

  5. I am interested in couples counseling and am curious if you are taking new patients. Feel free to contact me at 334.796.3213.

    Thank you,
    Stephanie

  6. Dr. Kogelchatz, I would like to start treatment with you. I live in Dothan but am in Virginia until Friday. By chance, do you accept tricare prime? Thank you, Raquel Jackson, (334) 200-3131; raquelfall@gmail.com

  7. Dr Kogelschatz,
    I am a retired Aviation Officer who recently married a widower. I am going through some marital issues that mostly revolve around my 17 step-son. We live in their old house because we did not want to move a child from his house and school. Additionally, my husband was having financial problems and it was a smarter move at the time to keep the home and improve it. I recently found out from my stepson that he has resented me in the house for the last year or so and has been lying, deceiving and manipulating me, his father and many members of his family for a while. These issues started before I became part of the family. He has seen a counselor in Ozark for about a total of 14 months. We attended his office for family counseling for the first time last week and have more counseling scheduled on Friday.
    I believe I have an issue with trying to fix a situation that I did not create unsuccessfully and am having trouble letting it go. I live in the house with a child who resents me and a husband who has not had a healthy relationship with this child in years. I constantly feel like the evil stepmom and the one who is enforcing consequences on this child. I discuss the consequences with my husband and believe we are in agreement (I confirm with him verbally as well) and then he fails to follow through and I feel responsible for the corrective actions. I have been on the phone several times clarifying my actions to angry friends and relatives. Usually, the conversations end with an apology to me because they only got part of the story from the child. I love my husband and care about the welfare of his child, but it is taking a toll on me. I don’t feel like I can live in the house, but if I leave and get out of the situation, I am at risk of losing my marriage. I love my husband.

  8. Dr. Kogelschatz, we are interest in relationship improvement, do you take Medicare?
    With kindest regards,
    Michael Murphy

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