Hector Pereles


Hector Pereles


Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Hypnotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - LPC007270
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Humana
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • UMR
  • United Behavioral Health
Fees: I am willing to work with you if I do not accept your insurance. If this is your case, and as part of any "out-of-network" benefits that your insurance may provide as part of your health insurance plan, I can provide you with an itemized bill that you may submit to your insurance company for at least partial reimbursement of the cost of sessions.
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Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


5885 Glenridge Drive
Suite 130
Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328

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My Approach to Helping

Tired of the roller coaster that your mind, emotions, and behavior are riding? It's time to ground yourself in peace, stability, and love. I help people whose lives are severely limited by anxiety; those who are afraid to socialize, or who don't do well on tests due to fear and worry, or struggle with other anxiety issues. I help them expand into a place of self-confidence, empowerment, and freedom to live a life worth living. Using substances or other addictions to manage your distress leaves you high and dry in the long run, without the results you long for, even worse off! Working together, you will learn how to reduce your addiction andor make your fears and worries smaller and manageable and practice the steps to leading full and satisfying lives. "Just talking" about anxiety, while helpful, is limited in treating it. Together, in my office, we explore the most widely accepted and effective methods beyond "just talking" for healing anxiety successfully and longer term.

More Info About My Practice

If you so elect, we can use effective methods like EMDR and Hypnosis to rewrite negative stories in your subconscious mind, where irrational fears and anxiety reside, so that you may achieve a more complete (thoroughgoing) renovation of your mind, soul, and spirit that results in even more profound and lasting change through healing. I help and support you through this transformation. You are not alone!

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I am an engineer turned professional counselor. "Wait! Really? Engineer-turned-counselor? Is this correct?" Yes, you read correctly. It is sort of a rare breed or unusual career change, isn't it? But yes: that's me!

You may be asking yourself why the career change. Well, a time ago I overcame a challenging life period that prompted me to reflect upon and take inventory of my career satisfaction; then I realized that engineering no longer was a fulfilling career choice.

Also, throughout my adulthood, I have been an avid believer and advocate of self-growth and self-development. During the previously mentioned challenging time in my life, I relied on self-help books as well as counseling via other people. Yes, I know how it feels to be a counseling client because I have been one! So, after helping myself through self-help books and counseling, I simply decided to go pro and help others do the same.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Many of life's challenges are NOT psychiatric disorders. A lot of folks seek therapy or counseling before their particular challenge(s) meets diagnosis criteria for a psychiatric disorder. These folks are being proactive about their mental health because it matters to them as much as physical health does. You should do the same! Human beings are both mind and body, and they affect each other mutually. Given this, why should your physical health be more important than your mental one? BOTH ARE EQUALLY IMPORTANT, as they impact one another!

Services I Provide

  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish - but written and spoken - and offer therapy in either language according to the person's preference. I am also of a multicultural background.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trichotillomania
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
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