Hello and Welcome! My name is Annisa Pirasteh, owner & director of Act2Change Therapy & Wellness Center. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Our office is conveniently located near the Brookhaven, Buckhead, and Midtown neighborhoods. I hold a Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy from Valdosta State University and am currently completing a PhD in Marriage & Family Therapy through the University of Louisiana. My vast education and life experiences make me uniquely qualified to work with a wide range of clients.
My therapeutic practice centers on collaborating with individuals & couples looking for a place to work through their issues & concerns in a positive, friendly, and supportive environment. I am an inclusive therapist, with a focus and care on social justice issues in our community. I have assisted clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief & loss, lack of self-worth, career issues, transitional life issues, physical/emotional abuse, LGBTQ+ issues, and family/parenting issues - to name a few.
My work with couples includes communication issues, pre-marital therapy, co-parenting & parent coaching, filial therapy, as well as support through separation and divorce. I provide PREPARE/ENRICH services for premarital couples looking to prepare for marriage, as well as committed couples looking to enrich their relationship.
I am an LGBTQQIAAP+ affirmative therapist and am passionate about serving the community. I work closely with clients through coming out processes & reconciliation with family, as well as providing affirmative couples therapy. My office serves as a safe & inviting space for ALL clients.
I am one of only a few Farsi speaking therapists in the Atlanta area. I provide therapy to Iranian-Americans who can speak some English. I work closely with the Middle Eastern and South Asian communities, providing a supportive space - as the daughter of immigrant parents myself. I also have a deep respect & understanding of a variety of religious/spiritual practices, including Christianity, Islam, and The Baha'i Faith. I am here to provide a welcoming space for clients from all cultural & religious backgrounds.
In addition to my therapy and counseling services, I provide Life Coaching sessions to assist clients in creating a plan for a happy and healthier life. Ask me more about these services during a FREE, 15 minute phone consultation. So, what are you waiting for? Contact me today.
Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
Personnel Chair, Georgia Association for Marriage & Family Therapy