John R. Paddock, Ph.D., ABPP, LLC.
Licensed Psychologist

I think of us as co-journeyers exploring and navigating
through the past, present, and anticipated future of your life.

live life on your own terms


My approach is collaborative, relational, nonjudgmental, and inquiring. Using state-of-the-art theoretical models, I help you define and construct a path toward the life you want.

Influenced by

1. Humanistic Psychology
2. Interpersonal Psychology
3. Cognitive-Behavioral Analysis Systems Psychotherapy (CBASP)
4. Personal Construct Psychology

Influenced by

1. Self Psychology
2. Motivational Systems Theory
3. Relational Psychoanalysis


Psychoanalytic Certification,
Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy +
Psychoanalysis, 2019

Licensed Psychologist in District of Columbia (#PSY1001127), Georgia (#PSY000911), New Mexico (#1085), New York (#017989), and Tennessee (#3518)

Certification in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for the Chronic Depressions (Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP); Unipolar Mood Disorders Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University)

Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology (ABClinP #5973)

Birkman Master
Certified Professional

National Register of
Health Service Psychologists (#41589)

• American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA)

• American Psychological Association (APA)

• Association for Psychological Science (APS)

• Georgia Psychological Association (GPA)

• Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (ICP+P)


District of Columbia
New Mexico
New York

I am licensed to work with patients who live in the above (green colored) jurisdictions.
I am also certified to see patients in 38 states/territories via telepsychology provided I initiate the call from Georgia (see below).

Certified by PSYPACT Commission PSYPACT: APIT* E-PASSPORT #5230.
Licensed to work from GA with patients in: AL, AZ, AR, CO, CNMI, CT, DE, DC, FL, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY.

*Authority to Practice Interjursdictional Telepsychology. APIT is granted by the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT), giving psychologists the ability to practice telepsychology across state boundaries into any state that has passed PSYPACT legislation.


I focus on helping patients answer the following question:

Why does it make sense

that I am having these sets of problems

with these people

in these situations

in my life,

and what can I do to be more effective

and satisfied in these relationships.

The Paddock

Initial Meeting

We set up an initial 90-minute appointment, where I get a sense of the extent to which I think I can help you help yourself (and you get a feel for whether or not you want to work with me).


Recent studies have found Telehealth therapy programs to be an effective alternative to in-person treatment. As a way to reach beyond Atlanta, I offer my services using this technology.


An important step before meeting is to fill out Psychotherapy/Psychoanalysis Interpersonal Relationship Questions. I may also ask you to complete a variety of scientifically validated assessment tools that quantify the relative severity of your problems in living (the issues bringing you to my office in the first place), as well your personal strengths and needs in interpersonal relationships.

The Birkman Method (TBM)

As part of this initial pre-therapy assessment phase, I ask patients to complete an instrument called The Birkman Method (TBM), which helps unpack your baseline inner narrative: the story you tell yourself about how you perceive, interpret and typically react to the world in which you live.

Our appointments seek to provide a safe space for you to better understand and examine your relational, emotional, behavioral, and thinking patterns, and identify the strengths you bring to the current situation, that when artfully applied can heighten the likelihood of you living a richer and more satisfying life . . . a life that you own . . . on your terms.

I am a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, and psychoanalyst licensed and practicing since 1984.

I offer services addressing the needs of adults through psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and psychological assessment.