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Joanne Gonzalez

Joanne Gonzalez

Young Hearts Counseling and Consulting LLC

Buford, GA

Joanne Gonzalez is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. Her practice focuses on working with young adults, teens, children, and their families in exploring needs, developing strengths, making better choices, healing trauma, and finding clarity toward change and growth. She has over 10 years of experience working with various populations from different races, ethnicities, cultures, religions, economic backgrounds, learning levels, and languages. Joanne is fully fluent in Spanish and English. In her free time, Joanne is a volunteer at her local church. She enjoys reading or listening to up to three books at a time, nature walks, spending  time with family and friends, going on mission trips, and striking up conversations with random people (she rarely meets a stranger).

Autism ADHD Trauma Anger Management Anxiety
Kelli Summey

Kelli Summey

Ash Tree Center

Atlanta, GA

Kelli has a Master of Arts in professional counseling from Richmont Graduate University and is a licensed professional counselor. She has specialized training in the treatment of trauma, specifically in evidenced-based practices such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and progressive counting method. Kelli specializes in working with individuals who have experienced abuse and other traumatic events. Her work with individuals who have a wide range of experiences has given her a unique perspective when providing counseling. Her desire is to help individuals find freedom from their past experiences and trauma. Specifically, her goal in counseling is to meet clients where they are, help them identify their innate strengths, and partner together to learn how the things they have been through in the past have influenced them. It is her desire to create a safe space where clients can learn that their past does not define them and that they get to write the ending to their own story. Kelli has experience working with individuals dealing with childhood trauma and abuse, domestic violence, grief, relationship issues, depression, and anxiety.

Trauma Sexual Abuse Codependency Anxiety Depression
Mikela Hallmark

Mikela Hallmark

Rise Counseling and Consulting

Atlanta, GA

Are you an overachiever or high performer? Would you call yourself a perfectionist, or do you worry about not being “enough” despite knowing that you're doing well at work or at home? Mikela is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) who loves helping people release judgment and shame to increase their ability to fully experience their lives, embracing their humanity and imperfections while still going after their goals. Sometimes this takes working on relationships, healing from trauma, shifting unhealthy thinking patterns, managing anxiety, setting boundaries, releasing unrealistic expectations of self, and/or accepting yourself. She has training and background in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Gottman Method (couples work), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and trauma work, and more. She has been a therapist for about eight years and worked in business prior to becoming a counselor. Mikela is known for gently nudging her clients to release the judgment and shame they hold toward themselves. She helps them learn to set boundaries and enjoy being in the moment as opposed to living in the past or worrying about the future.

Anxiety Trauma Relationship Issues Adjustment Depression
Elaine Barron

Elaine Barron

Jordan Stones Counseling Center

Roswell, GA

Brokenness and disillusionment in marriage saddens me because I know there is a better way. As a counselor trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Gottman Couples Therapy, my passion is to assist in building extraordinary connection between partners who have lost their way to each other's hearts. My practice is all about relationships. In addition to counseling married couples, I help singles understand the importance of discovering and bringing their authentic selves to relationships and the divorced rediscover their voices and significance in the midst of their grief. I also help prepare premarital couples for the uncharted but rewarding journey of marriage. Relationship starts with authentically sharing one's inner world with another person. I seek to come alongside my clients to tackle relational hindrances, such as difficulty truly knowing and accepting one’s self, communication-skill deficits, and distrust related to past traumatic events. I see exploring emotions—past and present—as foundational for growth in individuals as well as couples. My view of the correlation of Biblical truths and sound psychological and communication principles provides an opportunity for progress in life on many levels.

Marital and Premarital Boundaries Divorce Recovery Relationship Issues Adoption
Terry Freeman-Walters

Terry Freeman-Walters

Freeman Counseling and Consulting

Woodstock, GA

Mary Teresa ("Terry") is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with a Master of Science. She is also a certified provider credentialing specialist (CPCS), a master addiction counselor (MAC), and a certified professional counselor supervisor with LPCA of Georgia. Terry currently practices at Freeman Counseling and Consulting. She has over 31 years of postgraduate experience with residential domestic violence and addiction recovery, inpatient and intensive outpatient psychiatric and addiction treatment, and residential treatment for human trafficking victims. She has been in private practice for 12 years. Terry is gifted in working with children and adolescents as well as with people of all ages and life stages.

Addiction Trauma Codependency Anxiety Depression

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Mead Reed

Mead Reed

Restoration Counseling of Atlanta/Georgia

2 locations

Mead loves working with children, adolescents, couples, and families. She is passionate about helping people discover what’s causing them anxiety and pain. Her areas of specialty include ADHD, anxiety, depression, and premarital counseling. She loves seeing clients have breakthroughs so they can experience God's healing. She likes to incorporate prayer in her sessions if clients are interested, and she also uses walking and movement during therapy.

ADHD Anxiety Grief Depression Codependency
Sandi Harding

Sandi Harding

Above and Beyond Counseling Services

Woodstock, GA

Life brings with it many challenges! Some challenges come with excitement to push us forward while others leave us overwhelmed and feeling ill-equipped to handle. As a registered nurse and pastoral counselor, Sandi has spent the past 30 years working with individuals and small groups through times of loss, grief, unexpected events, and life’s transitions, equipping them to find strength and perspective through a Christian lens.  Her personal experiences have provided understanding, empathy, and the desire to share what God has taught her through the difficult times of life’s journeys. She knows the pain of divorce and the struggles of raising three children as a single parent; a child’s unplanned pregnancy; the loneliness of an empty nest as her children left home; the uncertainty when her job was terminated due to budget cuts. As her parents aged, she cared for her father while in hospice and supported her mother for her 10 years of widowhood. Although no one wants to go through the pain of loss and grief, Sandi found that her faith and dependency on God grew! She used her pain in leading Divorce Recovery seminars and small group ministries to single parents, caregivers, and cancer support groups.  Sandi returned to college for a degree in counseling and a master’s in leadership. In 1999, she made a move from Pittsburgh, PA, to Atlanta to accept a job as a Faith Community nurse and when that program closed, God “called her” to Rwanda to serve as a missionary. Five years ago, she was ordained a deacon in the Anglican Church of North America. She serves on the staff of Resurrection Anglican Church in Woodstock. All three children are married and she enjoys her 10 grandchildren! Sandi states, “There is a connection through our faith and health. I have counseled many who have unresolved issues that they have carried for years—things that have been buried into their hearts, ‘secrets’ that have weighed them down.  Relationships that have not reconciled keep them struggling with anger, bitterness, and lack of forgiveness. God is the great physician and He wants us to give Him our burdens. My calling and passion is to walk alongside those who are hurting to help them navigate and see God’s perspective and the hope of a new beginning when they trust in him.”  “I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

Grief Relationship Issues Chronic Illness Spirituality Anxiety
Kellie Gwaltney

Kellie Gwaltney

Gwaltney Counseling Services, LLC

Peachtree Corners, GA

Kellie considers it an honor to walk with her clients through the difficulties they face. In her work with adults, couples, and families, she strives to provide a warm, safe, non-judgmental environment for her clients as they move toward healing and wholeness. Her practice focuses on relationship issues, sexual dysfunctions, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, family of origin issues, and life transitions. She specializes in Christian sex therapy and enjoys working with individuals and couples to enhance healthy sexuality and diminish relational distress. Kellie’s specialization focuses on topics including low sexual desire, painful sex, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, sexual trauma and abuse, and sex after childbirth and menopause. She has completed Level 2 training in Gottman method couples therapy and can provide couples/marital assessments based on the research and work of Dr. John Gottman. Kellie also enjoys working with engaged couples and is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH counselor.

Sex Therapy Marital and Premarital Relationship Issues Women's Issues Adjustment
Courtney Bradshaw

Courtney Bradshaw

Peachtree DBT/Peachtree Comprehensive Health

Atlanta, GA

Courtney is a licensed professional counselor and an intensively-trained dialectical behavior therapist who practices individual, couples, and family therapy. She holds a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from Richmont Graduate University and a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University. Courtney specializes in the support of both adolescents and adults who may struggle with mood instability, interpersonal problems, behavioral dysregulation, or difficult life circumstances. Courtney often integrates dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills into therapy with the goal of empowering individuals to manage the inherent challenges of life, decreasing personal suffering, and creating a fulfilling "life worth living." Her therapeutic approach is strength-based, collaborative, relational, and authentic.

Anxiety Depression Adjustment Crisis Pregnancy Life Coaching