Meet Our Providers

Our providers here at Atlanta Center for Specialized Care are focused on the treatment of individuals with impaired mood, social and communication challenges, and executive functioning difficulties. Our practice offers specialized care that is comprehensive in the area of assessment, treatment planning, intervention and case management.

Tatiana Matthews, MS, LPC, CRC

Tatiana Matthews-Atlanta Center for Specialized Care-Substance Abuse Counselor-Atlanta Georgia

Since 1998, Tatiana Matthews has been sharing hope, humor, and professionalism with her clients. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) in Georgia and North Carolina. Mrs. Matthews obtained her Master of Science from East Carolina University, where she majored in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling with a specialty in addiction and mental health. While acting as a consult liaison in the main medical hospital; she completed her clinical internship in the alcohol and addiction program and the psychiatric unit at Duke University Medical Hospital.

Following her internship, Mrs. Matthews practiced privately with East Coast Counseling in Greenville, North Carolina. In addition, she served as research director for a “Brief Intervention” study conducted through the East Carolina Injury Prevention Program at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

In 2000, Mrs. Matthews moved to north Georgia and worked on a contractual basis for Ridgeview Institute’s mobile assessment team in Smyrna. She was one of the founding partners of North View Counseling & Recovery, Inc., where she practiced for almost 10 years. After retiring from North View in August 2010, she began practicing independently in Alpharetta. She opened a second practice the Atlanta Center for Specialized Care in Dunwoody, Georgia in May 2017. This office is geared towards not only a general mental health population, but those with impaired executive functioning, social challenges, ADHD and high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Mrs. Matthews addresses the mind, body, spirituality, family systems, vocation and hobbies. When requested by a client, she can integrate a Christian perspective into the therapy process. She is client-centered and develops a series of interventions that are challenging without being shaming.

Mrs. Matthews provides individual, family, and group therapy to adults and adolescents. She has extensive experience in the areas of addictions, co-dependency, trauma, mood regulation, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders and learning disabilities.

Mrs. Matthews has specialized training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), as well as dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). EMDR is a therapeutic technique used to address trauma, while DBT teaches emotional regulation.


Theresa Westfall, MS, LAPC, NCC

Theresa Westfall-Atlanta Center for Specialized Care-Substance Abuse Counselor-Atlanta Georgia

Theresa Westfall received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Emory University and a Master’s of Science from Mercer University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.

Mrs. Westfall provides individual, family and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. She is passionate about working in the areas of addictions, trauma, loss, autism spectrum disorder, communication difficulties, behavioral challenges, anxiety, stress management, depression, relationship difficulties, and life transitions. Mrs. Westfall meets clients where they are at in life and treats each client as a unique individual. She counsels from a holistic perspective (mind, body, spirit, family, school, work, and environment). She works with clients to reach their goals in a way that instills hope and a sense of empowerment. Her therapeutic style is warm and supportive.

In addition to her roll as Intensive Outpatient Program Therapist at ACSC, Mrs. Westfall also maintains a private practice in Alpharetta, Georgia. Mrs. Westfall’s experience includes a clinical internship at New Life Community Ministries in Decatur, GA, where she aided in the coordination and development of New Life’s counseling and case management program. In addition, she assisted Jagan Chilakamarri, MD with his research on pediatric bipolar disorder. Prior to the commencement of her master’s degree she worked as a volunteer teacher for a dance and movement class for children and teens with autism spectrum disorder.

She has received specialized training in trauma treatment including the use of Brainspotting , Progressive Counting, which is a therapeutic technique designed to help children and adults deal with traumatic experiences and loss. She has also received training in collaborative and proactive solutions (CPS). CPS is a model used to work with children and adolescents experiencing behavioral challenges and/or explosive outbursts. Family communication is strengthened and improved through this model.

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