Founded in 1996, Beyond Words is a Psychological Center offering Child, Adolescent, Adult, Family and Group Psychotherapy, as well as Psychological Evaluations and Parent Consultation. We are well known for Social Therapy Groups for Children, Adolescents, and Adults.
Our main location is in Atlanta, Georgia and we have a satellite office in Roswell, Georgia.
We provide individual and group therapy for children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with a variety of psychological or social issues. These include Adjustment Issues, Depression, Social Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Nonverbal Learning Disability, and Asperger's Syndrome. Not all of our clients have a diagnosis. Our groups employ a coaching model and an extensive, flexible curriculum centered on joining appropriately with others and building positive relationships in an enjoyable and supportive environment. We offer many groups so that children can be placed appropriately with others who are dealing with similar issues.
Beyond Words Center for Social Skills Training was created by Dr. Jeffrey Jones, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. The original model involved teaching nonverbal communication skills to children with dyssemia (a term coined by Marshall P. Duke and Stephen Nowicki to refer to individuals who struggle with the sending and/or receiving of nonverbal information). We quickly realized the need to add training in basic social skills and developed a comprehensive curriculum. Over the years, our staff has grown and we have served thousands of children, adolescents, and young adults.
Dr. Jones specializes in child, adolescent, marital and family psychotherapy and has been leading therapy groups for over 30 years. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Emory University. He has also served as a chair of the Division of Child, Family, and School Psychology and a member of the Ethics Committee for the Georgia Psychological Association.
Our staff is comprised of a team of Licensed Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and graduate interns. Beyond Words is a training site for students from Emory University, Georgia State University, The University of Georgia School of Social Work, and The Georgia School of Professional Psychology. Our research program is conducted as part of a coordinated effort with professors and graduate students from Emory University. We are currently writing a book about our unique approach.