Saori Maruyama, Ph.D., LLC
Dr. Saori Maruyama is a licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. She provides individual, couples, and family counseling and consultation in English and Japanese. Her therapeutic approach is based on scientific research and informed by cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and family systems principles. She pays close attention to a client’s history and family, social, and cultural influences when evaluating their difficulties and providing counseling. Dr. Maruyama believes in collaborating with the people she serves and values the unique strengths they bring to their lives, as these strengths could be useful in dealing with challenges. When appropriate, Dr. Maruyama works closely with the third parties, such as medical professionals and school officials, in coordinating evaluation and treatment. Dr. Maruyama’s practice serves a wide range of needs, including:
- Adjustment difficulties due to change in life circumstances
- Behavior problems
- Stress management
- Family issues (e.g., divorce and step-family)
- Relationship issues (e.g., peers, parent-child, spouses, co-workers)
- Parenting issues
- School related difficulties
- Grief and loss
In addition, Dr. Maruyama offers psychoeducational evaluations to examine academic and cognitive functioning and behavioral and emotional adjustment. Such evaluation is also conducted to identify learning disabilities and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Dr. Maruyama is originally from Japan. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a teacher’s certificate from Kansai Gaidai University in Japan and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with Summa Cum Laude honors from the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY Albany). She continued her academic pursuits in the U.S. and obtained a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at SUNY Albany. She has provided psychological services and educational testing to culturally diverse clients at community mental health clinics, a pediatric hospital, and a residential treatment facility. She has also engaged in training and supervising psychology graduate students and psychiatry fellows and has taught undergraduate psychology courses at universities. Dr. Maruyama is a member of Georgia Psychological Association and American Psychological Association.