About C&PC

Counseling & Psychological Consulting (C&PC) provides psychological health services in two distinct areas:

  1. Mental health disorders (anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, alcohol/substance abuse)
  2. Everyday Life Struggles (couples/family, individual problems, workplace problems).

We diagnose and plan treatment for a variety of mental, emotional or behavioral conditions, based on the latest clinical science and techniques.

About Alina Stelzer

Alina Stelzer Dr. Alina Stelzer, better known as Dr. Alina, is a clinical psychologist and a licensed professional mental health counselor, alcohol and substance abuse professional, intimate relationships counselor, coach and educator. Her career began in 1988 with teaching secondary school integrated Science and Geography, in her native country, Lesotho. After graduating from teacher training college, she taught high school Math and Science for 5 years before immigrating to the USA. Her experience with students’ personal and academic problems was one of the two driving forces to her pursuit of education in psychology. While teaching in Lesotho, she completed a two-year Applied Psychology course of study at Intec College, South Africa. Upon her arrival in the United States, she continued with her psychology education and earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology and a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology.

Her psychology career began at Gonzaga University, at the Counseling and Career Assessment Center where she counseled students from diverse backgrounds and participated in community outreach programs. She later moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she spent two years working for the Department of Family and Children Services, while pursuing a Georgia Professional Counselor license.

In 2008, Dr. Alina joined Atlanta Area Psychological Associates (AAPA) as an independent contractor providing mental health counseling to patients struggling with personal and clinical issues. At the same time, she pursued certification as a family violence intervention provider, as well as national certification as master addictions counselor. Soon after her certification, she developed and ran a family violence intervention program. She also developed and facilitated an alcohol and drug abuse program that was particularly aimed at helping court-ordered clients.

She left AAPA after nine years to focus on her own private practice, Counseling & Psychological Consulting, LLC, headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia. She also continues to offer family violence intervention education to men and women in the Atlanta metro area through the APIC Reflection Center. Throughout the years, she attended several professional workshops that helped her gain advanced treatment knowledge and techniques that make her an expert in the field.

Specialization

  • Expertise in psychiatric disorders: Mental health diagnosis and treatment (psychotherapy)
  • Intimate partner relationships (Dating, marriage counseling, and coaching)
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Family Violence Intervention Education Trauma Recovery (childhood and adulthood trauma)

Education

  • Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology, California Southern University (Summa Cum Laude)
  • Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, Gonzaga University, Spokane WA
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services, Gonzaga University
  • Associates of Science, North Idaho College, (Phi Theta Kappa)

Research

Bipolar disorder and intimate partner violence

Leisure

Ballroom dancing, going church, long walks, writing, cooking, and entertaining friends and family. Talking to my family and friends, on regular basis, is very important to me.

Professional Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Georgia Licensed Professional Counselors Association (LPCA)
  • National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors. (NADAAC)