Bio

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Dr. Kohl obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience from Drew University, in Madison, NJ, in 2005. During college, Dr. Kohl conducted research on an Alzheimer’s Disease rat model, which earned him a research award at a Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society Conference (Northeast District 2). Dr. Kohl also received an award from Novartis Pharmaceuticals for being the premier neuroscience student at Drew University.

Following college, Dr. Kohl worked as a research assistant at Georgia Tech in a laboratory for neuroengineering. He then obtained his Master’s Degree in Behavioral and Neural Sciences from Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). During his time there he worked at Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Center conducting neuropsychological research on patients with traumatic brain injury and multiple sclerosis. Dr. Kohl’s master’s thesis, entitled, The Neural Correlates of Cognitive Fatigue in Traumatic Brain Injury Using Functional MRI, was published in the journal Brain Injury (click here for article).

In 2008, Dr. Kohl enrolled in the Clinical Neuropsychology Ph.D. program at Georgia State University. From 2008-2014, Dr. Kohl provided individual, family, and group therapy at the Shepherd Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Caminar Latino, and the Psychology Clinic at Georgia State University. While in graduate school, Dr. Kohl also received extensive training conducting neuropsychological assessments for learning disorders, ADHD, and mood disorders. Dr. Kohl completed his dissertation through Saybrook University’s Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology, while at the same time obtaining his Associates License in Professional Counseling. Dr. Kohl’s doctoral thesis, entitled, “Understanding Mental Fatigue: A Grounded Theory Study,” was published in January 2017.

Since obtaining his Ph.D., Dr. Kohl has worked with addicts and alcoholics at Alana Recovery Center, in Kennesaw, GA, and DecisionPoint Wellness Center, in Johns Creek, GA, as well as providing therapeutic services to clients with a wide variety of mental health issues at Johns Creek & Alpharetta Counseling and Marietta Counseling for Children and Adults.

Throughout Dr. Kohl’s graduate career he published 12 articles, made numerous presentations at professional conferences, and has taught continuing education courses for licensed mental health professionals. Although research helped to broaden Dr. Kohl’s knowledge on mental health issues, throughout his graduate training he developed a passion for psychotherapy. He now uses his expertise in neuroscience and neuropsychology to help inform his psychotherapy practice.

As a psychotherapist, Dr. Kohl strives to create a warm and welcoming environment so that his clients feel safe when discussing difficult issues. He is skilled in client-centered, systemic, and emotion-focused therapies and will often include other theoretical orientations to meet the specific needs of his clients. Dr. Kohl specializes in the treatment of adolescents and adults experiencing a wide range of mental health concerns.

Dr. Kohl’s primary area of expertise is in addiction and substance abuse. He works with both the client and the family to help understand the nature of addiction and how to take the necessary steps towards a healthier lifestyle.

Published Work:

  1. Kohl, A.D., Thomas, K., Humphreys, C., Willmarth, E. (2017). Understanding Mental Fatigue: A Grounded Theory Study.
  2. Kohl, A.D., Wylie, G.R., Genova, H.M., Hillary, F.G., DeLuca, J. (2009). The Neural Correlates of Cognitive Fatigue in Traumatic Brain Injury using Functional MRI Brain Injury, 5:420-32.
  3. Wylie, G.R., Voelbel, G.T., Kohl, A.D., DeLuca, J., Pei, Y., Xu, Y., and Barbour R. (2009). Using Co-variations in the Hb Signal to Detect Visual Activation: a Near Infrared Spectroscopy Study Neuroimage 47(2):473-481.
  4. Kohl, A.D, King, T.Z., Morris, R., & Krawiecki, N. (2011, February). The Impact of Radiotherapy on Recognition Memory False Positive Error Rates in Long-Term Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors. Poster session presented at the Thirty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MD. Final Program. Abstract published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society
  5. Kohl, A.D., Ivanisevic, M., King, T.Z., Morris, R., Krawiecki, N. (2010, February). The Neurological Predictors of Adaptive Functioning in Long Term Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Georgia Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.
  6. Kohl, A.D., Wendell, J., King, T.Z., Morris, R., Krawiecki, N. (2010, February). Processing speed mediates the relationship between increased neurological events and academic achievement in adult survivors of childhood brain tumors. Poster session presented at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Acapulco, Mexico. Final Program. Abstract published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society,Volume 16, February 2010, pp i -218.doi:10.1017/S1355617710000226
  7. Kohl, A.D., Wendell, J., King, T.Z., Morris, R., Krawiecki, N. (2009, February). Neurological Predictors of IQ in Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumor; an 18 year follow up study. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Georgia Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA. Presentation earned 1st place award – General Research Award for Graduate Students.
  8. Kohl, A.D., Papazoglou, A., King, T.Z., Morris, R., Krawiecki, N. (2009, February). Neurological Predictors of Academic Achievement in Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumor. Poster session presented at the Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Atlanta, GA. Final Program. Abstract published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Volume 15, Supplement S1, February 2009, pp i-249. doi:10.1017/S1355617709090420
  9. Kohl, A.D., Wylie, G.R., Genova, H.M., Hillary, F.G., DeLuca, J. (2009, February). The Neural Correlates of Mental Fatigue: A Comparative Study Between Multiple Sclerosis and Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster session presented at the Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Atlanta, GA. Final Program. Abstract published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Volume 15, Supplement S1, February 2009, pp i-249. doi:10.1017/S1355617709090420
  10. Kohl, A.D., Wylie, G.R., Genova, H.M., Hillary, F.G., DeLuca, J. (2008, April). The Neural Correlates of Fatigue in Traumatic Brain Injury. [Abstract].15th Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience (Supplement): 110.
  11. Voelbel, G.T., Lengenfelder, J., Wylie, G., Smith, A., Kohl, A.D., Barbour, R.L., Pei, Y., and DeLuca, J. (2007, November). Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy Study of the PASAT in Healthy Controls. 27th National Academy of Neuropsychology: Abstracts from the 27th Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, November 14–18, 2007Arch Clin Neuropsychol (2007) 22(7): 793-907 doi:10.1016/j.acn.2007.07.001.
  12. Kohl, A.D., McKittrick, C.R. (2005, April). The Correlation between Learning and Memory and Nitric Oxide/Superoxide Dismutase of an Alzheimer’s Disease Rat Model. Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society Convention, Northeast District 2. Presentation earned 3rdt place award.
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