Dr. Randy Beggs completed his graduate studies in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at Georgia State University. His advanced studies included an emphasis in traumatology, with concentration on issues of grief and loss. Dr. Beggs also holds an M.B.A. from the Robinson College of Business at GSU. His undergraduate studies were completed at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

In addition to working with trauma, Dr. Beggs works extensively with couples, individuals questioning or struggling with issues of sexual identity, compulsive sexual behavior, mood disorders, attachment disorders, dissociative disorders, and male body image.

Dr. Beggs belongs to numerous professional organizations such as the American Counseling Association, Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Society for the Study of Dissociation, and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors and the Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. He is licensed as a professional counselor by the state of Georgia and serves as a adjunct professor for Georgia State University. Dr. Beggs has served in numerous capacities in the community for organizations such as the Georgia Counsel on Child Abuse, the AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta, Positive Impact, and local colleges and universities.

Dr. Beggs uses an integration of several therapeutic approaches in his formulation of client issues and treatment plans. He additionally practices from the perspective of “mindful presence”. Mindful presence in psychotherapy means to simply be in the session with the client: to be ourselves, to be genuine, to be present in the moment, to seek to understand the client’s experience . . . and to observe and experience the process dynamics in the relationship between client and therapist.

Office Address: One Decatur Town Center
150 East Ponce de Leon Avenue Suite 350
Decatur, Ga 30030
phone: 404.226.9814
fax: 770.498.0464
Email: drjrbeggs@mindspring.com