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Dori Whitworth: Meet the Team

Dori Whitworth

Master of Education,

Licensed Professional Counselor
Individuals, Couples and Family Therapist

Dori Whitworth has a broad and diverse background in both the healthcare and mental health field. She began her early career as a speech and language pathologist. Later, she returned to graduate school to gain licensure as a professional counselor. 

At that time, Dori joined a large clinical group practice here in Atlanta where she worked for 13 years specializing in individual and family counseling. Dori also developed Whitworth & Associates, one of the first managed behavioral health companies in the Southeast. She worked with client companies such as Shaw Industries, Mohawk Carpets and IBEW 613 to assist management in delivering quality mental health care to their employee population. Several years later Dori joined Novadaq and then LifeCell corporations, managing medical device sales in the Southeast region of the US. Being a science geek, she thoroughly enjoyed spending 9 years in the OR with talented medical professionals assisting patients overcoming serious operable diseases. Upon leaving the medical sales field, she transitioned to the Surgical Oncology department at Emory, where she worked with physicians to coordinate care for patients with severe medical illnesses. At that time, Dori realized she missed the personal, one on one clinical interaction with her clients. She decided to join LifeGate Counseling Group and has worked here for over five years. 


• Individuals - Men and Women

• Couples ( planning marriage, redesigning their marriage, or struggling with lost communication and distance)

• Families


  • Marital revitalization

  • Relationship reconnection

    • Parents and Children

    • Couples

    • Individuals and Family

  • Self esteem and self awareness

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Excessive Worry

  • Sleep Quality

  • Lifestyle Decisions for Older Adults

  • Attention Deficit Disorder - Adults

  • Stress Management

  • Medically challenged individuals with chronic, long term or terminal diagnoses

  • Certified Grief Counselor - loss in personal relationships, as well as everyday life : moves, job losses, empty nest, etc


Dori may be contacted at


The University of South Alabama, Master of Education in Counseling Psychology
Auburn University, Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology

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