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Womens Premier Fitness Gym and Spa
(770) 565-5450
4961 Lower Roswell Rd.
Marietta, GA
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Boot Camp, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Kickboxing, Child Center, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Bike, Indoor Bike, Massage, Personal Training, Sauna, Spa Treatment, Spinning, Tanning, Towel Service, Treadmill, Yoga

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Cumberland Bally Total Fitness
2211 Cobb Pkwy SE
Smyrna, GA
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Mr. Ken Cook
Kenneth B. Cook, ACSW, LCSW
(770) 436-1879
1260 Concord Rd. Suite 202
Smyrna, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Brenda Saturday
(678) 658-0962
MARRIAGECARE & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, LLC6111 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Behavioral Health Consultant
Qualification
School: M.A.: St. Mary''s; Post Grad: CA Lutheran Univ.
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Ashley Boswell Baker
(678) 929-9968
Miller Psychological Associates6740 Jamestown Drive
Alpharetta, GA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Autism, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Argosy University- Atlanta
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Alpharetta Bally Total Fitness
11060 Alpharetta Hwy
Roswell, GA
Programs & Services
Basketball, Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Raquetball, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Gail Flanigan
(404) 502-0420
Marietta, GA
Coaching Types
ADD ADHD, Family, Life
Gender
Female
Certifications
CTI Trained, ADHD Trained

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Ms. Opal Minott
O.H.M. Psychotherapy, Inc.
(770) 375-0479
3594 Old Chamblee Tucker Rd.
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultur
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Christiana K Olaga-Buah
(973) 419-6832
Gye Nyame Therapeutic Counseling LLC2900 Chamblee Tucker Rd.
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Attention Deficit (ADHD), Family Conflict, Life Coaching, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: UMDNJ
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Cigna

Dr. Melissa Dingler
(404) 492-6751
Peachtree Psychotherapy6740 Jamestown Drive
Alpharetta, GA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Texas Christian University
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

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Using Yoga to Manage ADD

By ADD Coach Jennifer Koretsky

Exercise is a powerful tool for ADD management. Medical professionals recommend that adults get at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise (such as running or biking) 3-5 times per week to improve their general health. For ADDers, this type of exercise is particularly beneficial, because it may balance production of neurotransmitters and reduce stress levels. Another form of exercise that ADDers are finding valuable is yoga. When practiced regularly, yoga offers numerous health benefits, such as increased strength and flexibility, and decreased blood pressure and cholesterol levels. However, the greater benefits of yoga are arguably the psychological ones. Yoga combines physical activity with self-awareness, which promotes a mind-body connection that many ADDers lack.

When ADDers report challenges with impulsivity and hyperactivity, they often describe feeling like they don't have control over their own bodies. They find themselves speaking before thinking their thoughts through, and often regret their words. They constantly fidget, unaware that their bubbling energy can be disruptive to others in work and social situations. And they feel as if they simply cannot stop the whirlwind of thoughts spinning in their heads.

Yoga can help ADDers learn how to forge a mind-body connection that promotes self-awareness and self-control. Yoga practitioners are taught deep breathing and relaxation techniques that help center the mind in the present moment. Practitioners are also guided into holding different postures, called asanas. Each asana is held for an extended period of time, as the practitioner focuses on holding the best posture that they can, while breathing calmly and deeply. The asanas promote stretching, strengthening, and balancing, as the deep breathing promotes relaxation and mental awareness.

It is important to remember that yoga is not meant to be stressful or taxing on the body. People should be encouraged to concentrate only on themselves and not the others in the class, and to do only what feels comfortable. A practitioner should never feel pressured to perform. If an ADDer finds him/herself at a yoga class that moves too quickly, or focuses heavily on strength training, they will not reap the intended benefits, and may find themselves overwhelmed. The best place to find yoga instruction is at a yoga center, where the instructors practice yoga as a way of life, and teach both the physical and psychological com...

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