Rise Counseling and Consulting
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.
Jordan Stones Counseling Center
“Brokenness and disillusionment in marriage saddens me because I know there is a better way.” Elaine’s passion as an Emotionally Focused and Gottman Couples Therapy-trained counselor is to bring hope and to assist in building extraordinary connections between partners who have lost the way to each other's hearts. Her practice is all about relationships—helping singles understand the importance of discovering and bringing their authentic selves to relationships, helping divorced people rediscover their voices and significance in the midst of their grief, and preparing premarital couples for the uncharted but rewarding journey of marriage.
Freeman Counseling and Consulting
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.
Restoration Counseling of Atlanta/Georgia
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.
Above and Beyond Counseling Services
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
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.
Peachtree DBT/Peachtree Comprehensive Health
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.
Finding Freedom Now
Angela has been in private practice for 16 years. She specializes in treating those with PTSD, trauma and EMDR therapy. She holds within a Christian framework for those who desire but offers everyone the freedom to choose how to incorporate their faith into therapy. Her clients range in age from 13-adult.
Art It Out
Erin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); a National Certified Counselor (NCC); and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS). She earned a master’s degree in community counseling from the University of North Georgia and a bachelor’s degree in early childhood and special education from the University of North Georgia. Erin has dedicated her career to helping children and adolescents overcome hardships, regardless of the severity of the issue. While working in the school system, she helped elementary-aged children meet their academic goals. Later she helped adolescents and their families achieve stability while working as the Assistant Director of Cottage A/Youth Services for both the inpatient and partial programs at Ridgeview Institute. Erin enjoys working with individuals, groups, and families. She has experience working with clients in crisis and with mood disorders including anxiety, depression, and anger. She also enjoys working with families in conflict, clients with behavioral difficulties, and resistant clients. She uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) techniques to help children and adolescents learn healthy coping skills. Erin has extensive training in DBT, which can be greatly beneficial for adolescents. The technique can help with issues, including but not limited to suicidal thoughts, self-harming behaviors, anger or explosive emotional outbursts, isolation, anxiety, panic attacks, and disordered eating. DBT can also help adolescents more effectively communicate with their parents, handle difficult situations, and understand and navigate their emotions. Erin believes that behaviors are meaningful rather than random. Often when children act out, they are trying to get a need met or communicate with someone. Understanding the cause of behavior can help bring positive and lasting change. Erin believes that the use of art therapy allows children and adolescents to communicate in a natural manner so that the cause of behavior can be understood. She also feels that using creative expressive therapies can help bring positive change into children’s lives.