Joseph  Franklin Kirkpatrick
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Joseph Franklin Kirkpatrick


Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Georgia Accepting Online
Roswell Accepting In-person
Updated November 22, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder

Professional statement

Dr. Joseph Kirkpatrick is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Roswell, GA. Dr. Kirkpatrick has personal experience in addiction and recovery including both Substance Abuse and Mental Health Interventions which only furthers his natural empathy for clients who struggle with their mental health. He works with those whose depression, anxiety, and PTSD hold them back from feeling healthy and whole. Their relationships become difficult, with constant fighting and missing a sense of connection. Dr. Kirkpatrick’s clients are looking for a way to live genuinely and thrive through their natural resilience.

Dr. Kirkpatrick’s expertise is in treating addiction. He utilizes techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Relapse Prevention, mindfulness, and heart centered hypnotherapy. Clients learn how to monitor their thoughts and identify the patterns that lead to unhealthy behaviors, including harmful communication with their loved ones. They also practice grounding exercises, which draws their attention to how their bodies feel and can be an excellent way to refocus away from their cravings or instincts. Dr. Kirkpatrick also encourages them to reflect on their motivation for making changes through Motivational Interviewing.

Dr. Kirkpatrick earned a Master’s degree in Counseling from West Virginia University and a PhD in Counseling with a focus in Psychology from the University of Georgia. He has nearly 50 years of experience working with clients and their families, empowering numerous clients to make major life changes to live closer to their values and to what’s important to them. He believes that all clients have innate wisdom that they can draw upon in their recovery journeys.


Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Joseph Kirkpatrick is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $180 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $180
  • Initial session: $180 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $240 (90min)
  • Family sessions: $240 (90min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions: $180 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Dr Kirkpatrick offers a sliding scale based on household income during these uncertain financial times.


Online Sessions (Georgia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm-8pm
  • Tue 12pm-8pm
  • Wed 12pm-8pm
  • Thu 12pm-8pm
  • Fri 12pm-6pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Roswell practice
700 Old Roswell Lakes Parkway, Suite 300, Roswell, Georgia 30076
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 48 years

Self, Executive Director, 1985 - Present

UGA, PhD is Counseling , 1984
West Virginia University, MS Counseling , 1975


Georgia: LPC002020