Rev. John L. Dotson, MS, NCC, CETP, LPC – (404) 271.3030
John is a Licensed Professional Psychotherapist (LPC) and ordained pastor who has been supporting people through pastoral counseling, pastoral ministry, spiritual formation, small group leadership and individual, couples, family, and group professional counseling for nearly 30 years. He is passionate about integrating scripturally sound psychological principles with the Word of God as the basis of his approach to counseling. His calling is to be used of God as a vessel for the healing ministry of Jesus Christ as articulated by the Lord Himself in Luke 4:16-21.
John received his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Biblical Theological Studies from Lincoln Christian College and his Master’s of Science in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University. He is nationally board certified in Professional Counseling. John has also earned the Certified Expert Trauma Professional credential through the International Association of Trauma Professionals.
In addition to his Master’s in Professional Counseling, John has studied Biblical Integration at the Psychological Studies Institute, now Richmont University, in Atlanta, and has over 30 hours of post-graduate studies in theology from the Master’s Seminary in Los Angeles and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in Atlanta. He has been privileged to study under Dr. Eugene Peterson (The Message), and Dr. John MacArthur (Grace Community Church).
John treats children 10 years and older, adolescents, and adults who are dealing with a wide variety of psychological and spiritual issues.
He specializes in:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Trauma and Recovery
- Marital Problems (including deficiencies of intimacy, recovery from infidelity)
- Men’s Issues (including sexual addiction and emotionally abusive behavior)
- Pre-Marital Counseling (John is a certified Prepare/Enrich ™ Pre-Marital Counselor)
- Attachment Wounds (significant childhood hurts suffered from parents/caregivers)
- Spiritual Formation
- Family Therapy
John is available for individual, couple, and family therapy and
can be reached for appointments @ 404.271.3030