Brief Biography

Dr. Doster is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a certified telemental health counseling specialist (CTHC).

Her career has been dedicated to helping in the areas of:

  • Mood regulation: depression, anxiety, fear, anger, and bipolar symptoms
  • Self-worth: negative self-talk, negative body image, and shame
  • Relationship management: relational skills, work/life balance, and parenting
  • Self-management: self-care, coping styles, and stress management

Dr. Lenore Doster received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Colorado State University (1988) and her Doctorate of Psychology degree from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University (2002).

She has specialized experience working with the following populations in therapy and assessment:

  • Teens, Young Adults, and Adults (ages 15 and older) – in life transition or in need of increased coping/management of life challenges (relational, school, and career).
  • Women’s Issues – relational , work/life balance, and mind/body/spirit issues (including weight maintenance and eating disorders)
  • Couples – marital enrichment, premarital counseling, relational assessment, relational distress, and anger management
  • Family and Parent Consultation – Lenore is author of Rock Solid Parenting: Secrets Of An Effective Parent (http://www.amazon.com/SOLID-PARENTING-Lenore-Lawson-Doster/dp/1604778938)

Letter From Dr. Doster

As a clinical psychologist, I am interested in helping with the renewal and transformation of one’s mind and spirit to increase peace and contentment. A sense of renewal comes from sharpening one’s mindset, coping, and lifestyle throughout the phases of one’s life. I am a certified telemental health specialist (CTHC) who provides therapy and assessment, especially through videoconferencing, to make mental health processes accessible and readily available.

When our everyday relationships and experiences in life (such as work and school) bring challenge, change, or adversity it is natural to experience mental states such as anxiety, stress, depression, and anger. It is up to us to take charge of our cognitive and emotional processes before more life difficulties start. Sometimes, it is time to reach out to a professional for help.

I began intensive study of the behavioral sciences when I entered into the field of mental health and wellness as an undergraduate psychology student in 1984 at Colorado State University. It was through intensive course study, lab research, mental health service, and advanced degrees (Master’s and Doctorate) that I came to understand the true value of behavioral science models of change. I utilize these models when working with individuals while studying one’s thinking, behaviors, relational skills, and life patterns (models such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/CBT, Time-Limited Dynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Positive Psychology, Dialectical Behavior Therapy/DBT, and Mindfulness). However, my focus is to meet clients where they are and utilize these models in an effective context for each individual I serve. Thus, I take into account each person’s cultural background, family history, spiritual/religious orientation, and faith-based values in order to guide our work.

My advanced training includes:

    • Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) – Focus: Clinical Psychology, Doctorate completed Oct 2002, GA School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University
    • Master of Arts (MA) – Focus: Clinical Psychology, Master’s completed 1999, GA School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University
    • Master of Arts (MA) – Focus: Higher Education Administration (Student Affairs), completed 1990, The Ohio State University
    • Bachelor of Science (BS) – Focus: Psychology/Behavioral Science, completed 1988, Colorado State University

My work experience includes:

      • Psychotherapist and Clinical Coordinator – The Summit Counseling Center, Johns Creek, GA,
      • Psychological Consultative Examiner – Highlands Professional Group, LLC, Murfreesboro, TN
      • Psychotherapist – Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders, Atlanta, GA
      • Doctoral Resident – Philhaven Psychiatric Hospital, Mt. Gretna, PA
      • Crisis Hotline Phone Service, Training, Management – Colorado State University

My deep faith, spirituality, and interest in international culture comes from a variety of experiences:

      • Mount Pisgah United Methodist – Church Member since 2003
      • Philhaven Psychiatric Hospital – Integrative Behavioral Health Doctoral Residency with a focus in Christian Faith & Theology, American Psychological Association Accredited, completed 2002
      • Recovery of Hope – Intensive Couples Therapy, Co-Therapist, Philhaven Psychiatric Hospital, 2002
      • Peachtree Christian Church, Disciples of Christ – Deacon, member 1990 – 2003
      • Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games – Assistant Housing Manager, Olympic Village, 1996
      • SportsNet – Youth Enrichment Through Sports, Inc. – Executive Director, The Salvation Army, 1995 – 1996
      • International Housing Coordinator – Georgia Institute of Technology, 1993 – 1995