Dr. Brenda J. Wagner Ph.D., A.B.P.P. is a clinical psychologist and is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. Board Certification in psychology is similar to Board Certification in the field of medicine, indicating a standard of practice appreciably higher than that of state license. Dr. Wagner specializes in individual, couples and family therapy . Her office is centrally located in Roswell, Georgia to serve clients in Roswell, Woodstock, Alpharetta, Cumming, and Sandy Spring, Georgia.
With more than 30 years experience as a mental health provider and experience in outpatient, inpatient, residential, and substance abuse.centers, she offers qualified services with a broad spectrum of clients. After working for twelve years with children with serious medical conditions at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta as a senior psychologist , Dr. Wagner is now committed to serving full-time in the community.. Among her areas of expertise are:
- Neuropsychological and psychological assessments and treatment for children with medical illness
- Medical/psychological health assessments and treatments for adults
- Treatment of general psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Marital and Family therapy with adolescents and adults
- Personality Disorders
- Assessments for adoptions, school problems, child custody, and adult psychological problems
- Collaborative work with adults with medical and psychiatric problems
Dr. Wagner is board certified in clinical treatments, disabilities, and in Christian counseling. She is an active member of the National Association of Heathcare Advocate Consultants.
Dr. Wagner has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of various pediatric brain tumors, pediatric cancer, stress management, and parenting. She has written several book chapters, including two chapters in an award-winning nursing textbook. She is on the board for Hopequest, a treatment program for sexual and substance addiction. She is a consultant for the counseling center at First Baptist Church at Woodstock and works with the City of Refuge treatment team.
Dr. Wagner was married for 40 years; she has two grown children and three grandchildren.
Dr. Wagner is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complimentary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain their desired personal growth.
1976 Medical University of South Carolina BSN
1982 Medical University of South Carolina MSN
1992 University of South Carolina Ph.D.
Licenses and Certifications
Georgia Nursing License
Georgia Psychology License
American Board of Professional Psychology Certification in Clinical Psychology
American Board of Disability Analysts-Senior Analyst
Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor
20-30 hours of clinical certification activities each year across specialties in clinical treatments, forensics, neuropsychology, and disabilities
Professional Activities and Memberships
National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology
American Board of Professional Psychology
American Board of Disability Analysts
American Psychological Association
The American College of Forensic Examiners
American Association of Christian Counselors
Board Member Hopequest Treatment Facility
National Association of Healthcare Advocates