Dr. Becky Beaton
Founder, Clinical Director, & Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Becky Beaton is the Founder and Director of The Anxiety & Stress Management Institute. It has been a life-long dream of hers to develop a comprehensive facility where people could be treated as a whole person (body, mind, and soul) by mental and physical health professionals who utilize state of the art, research-based treatment modalities. It is rare to find a facility where one feels nurtured on a holistic level, yet all of the providers are well-grounded in science and also experts in their respective fields. Not only has The Anxiety & Stress Management Institute become such a place, it has also developed into a teaching Institute where other professionals come to learn from the Institute's staff and acquire continuing education credits. Most importantly, Dr. Beaton feels that what sets The Anxiety & Stress Management Institute apart from other clinics, is not only that the clinicians are well-trained, but that each clinician becomes invested in each and every client and truly cares about the client's wellbeing.
Training and Professional Experience
Dr. Becky Beaton did her undergraduate work at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her doctoral degree is in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. She is a Licensed Psychologist (#2789), a Licensed Professional Counselor (#2564), and a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (#41067). She is also a Nationally Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (N.B.C.C.H. #2202) and has been awarded a Diplomat in Clinical Hypnotherapy.
Dr. Beaton has provided psychotherapy for adults and adolescents in a variety of settings since 1991. These settings included: The Anxiety Disorders Institute of Atlanta, the University of Georgia and Georgia State University Counseling Centers, Georgia Baptist Hospital (Stress Management for Physician's Program), Grady Memorial Hospital (Rape Crisis Center), the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders, and Lockheed Aeronautical System's Employee Assistance Program. She has also been an adjunct professor in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at Georgia State University.
Additionally, Dr. Beaton was awarded the Georgia Counselor Educator of the Year Award from the Licensed Professional Counselor's Association of Georgia in 2005. She was also on the Board of Directors for the Licensed Professional Counseling Association of Georgia for two years. She held the position of Ethics Chair, which entailed enforcing the ethics code of the counseling profession as well as promoting the education of other Licensed Professional Counselors in the state of Georgia regarding ethics. Dr. Beaton is a member of the American Psychological Association (member #7442-5397) and the American Counseling Association (member #05106569).
Dr. Becky Beaton is the co-founder of OCD Georgia, the Georgia affiliate of the IOCDF.
If you are interested in making an appointment with one of our therapists, or if you have further questions, please contact one of our Intake Coordinators at:
770.953.0080 Ext. 302