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Rebecca Morgan Brown, LPC/CCMHC/NCC/CPCS

I am an Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor and an initiated Ancient Egyptian Yoga Practitioner who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Tuskegee University and a Master’s Degree in Community and School Counseling from Lenoir Rhyne University. I am very passionate about my clients and aiding them through a healing process by focusing on integrating three aspects of ones personality: Body, Mind, and Soul.

 

I have provided clinical services for the past eight years to children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples in both an individual and group format, and plan to continue to provide services to these populations. I am open to all cultural backgrounds being that I am very sensitive to culture and pretty diverse myself. I am of Jamaican decent, and I grew up on the island, but I am originally from Springfield Massachusetts. I travel to countries and make it my responsibility to continuously learn about cultural differences.  I have experience treating various mood, anxiety, behavioral, and psychotic disorders, substance abuse and dependency, in addition to helping families who experience significant trauma and the effects of domestic violence. If your are experiencing anything listed below, you are in the right place and I truly hope to hear from your soon.

Presenting Problems/ Symptoms

  • Addiction

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Behavioral/Conduct Difficulties

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Depression

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Domestic Violence

  • Gay/Lesbian-Related Issues

  • Life Transitions

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Schizophrenia 

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Spirituality

  • Stress Management

  • Women's Issues

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Ameleo Manuel, LPC/NCC

Initiating counseling services can be difficult for many, as there is unfortunately a stigma in our society that associates mental health challenges with weakness or deficiency. I like to think of therapy as cognitive and emotional self care. We go to the doctor for check-ups or when sick, and workout to improve or maintain our physical bodies. How is our emotional well being any different?

My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for exploration and collaboration to find solutions to the problems many of us face. This can include stressors and feeling overwhelmed; sadness, difficult family and relationship dynamics, grief/loss, and trauma exposure. Our experiences, good, bad or indifferent, shape our outlook and perspective, which may result in the need of a compassionate aid to reevaluate how we cope with challenges moving forward.

 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Appalachian State University. Working with adolescents and adults, I strive to develop a personable, yet professional rapport with clients, while utilizing evidenced based modalities in an eclectic manner best suited to my client’s needs and world view.

Modalities of focus include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Trauma Informed with EMDR, Solution Focused, and Narrative Therapy.

Presenting Problems/ Symptoms

  • ADHD

  • Anger Management

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Career Counseling

  • Child or Adolescent

  • Chronic Impulsivity

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • Divorce

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Life Transitions

  • Men's Issues

  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

  • Oppositional Defiance

  • Parenting

  • Peer Relationships

  • Relationship Issues

  • School Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Self-Harming

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Stress

  • Suicidal Ideation

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Laurie Robinson, LCSW

I am from Hartford, Connecticut and I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work from University of Connecticut. I have been an LCSW since 1998 and have successfully provided therapy sessions to diverse client populations for over twenty years so I have a wealth of expertise. There is not a population that I feel unwilling or ill equipped to serve. All people have the ability to change and deserve to achieve greater self-awareness, emotional healing success and happiness in their lives.

 

About me , I love God and I feel happiest making a positive difference in the lives of others. It would be a great honor to work with you as I genuinely care about all of the clients that I work with. It is never too late to write your life story and fill it with tales of you achieving your dreams and goals.

 

I am certified in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy ,  to provide substance abuse treatment , play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy , DBT, and person centered. I am very passionate about creating an atmosphere of safe, nurturing, healing space.  I am open minded and non-judgmental.    It would be a great honor to work with you as I genuinely care about all of the clients that I work with.  It is never too late to write your life  story and fill it with tales of you achieving your dreams and goals and living your best life.  Your future is up to you and I would love to help!

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Presenting Problems/ Symptoms

  • Adoption

  • Alcohol Abuse

  • Anger Management

  • Asperger's Syndrome

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Child or Adolescent

  • Chronic Illness

  • Chronic Pain

  • Chronic Relapse

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Drug Abuse

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Eating Disorders

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Hoarding

  • Life Coaching

  • Marital and Premarital

  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

  • Parenting

  • Peer Relationships

  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum

  • Racial Identity

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Self-Harming

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Sleep or Insomnia

  • Spirituality

  • Stress

  • Substance Abuse

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Teen Violence

  • Transgender

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Weight Loss

  • Women's Issues

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James Winfrey, LPC/CPCS

For me, before I was a licensed psychotherapist, I was a believer in God.  It is that belief that is at the core of my soul.  Serving others, seeing the purpose and potential in others, and providing a safe refuge for all to be the absolute best they can be is directly connected to my faith. Therapy is the vocation that God called me to serve in. The ability to partner with those who desire to be their best is a journey that I gladly will embark upon with any that allow me to walk with them on their path to healing. God made us relational in nature, for as Ecclesiastes 4:9 reads, "Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor." It is my faith that allows me to see best in those that I work with.  Using a collaborative approach utilizing strength, faith, and evidenced-based modalities, helping people to feel at ease and as comfortable as possible, while providing an emotionally safe space and refuge for healing is what I provide everyone, regardless of their life walk.

 

For you, therapy is a mirror which allows you to see the best in you as well. Clinically, through the utilization of various evidenced-based clinical modalities, your wholeness, happiness, and peace is attainable. Through therapeutic insight, self-approval, heightened perspective, and authoritative self-shifting, your desire to be the best you is truly possible.  It is the aligning of effective therapy approaches, safe and secure emotional refuge, and strength based collaboration that I am certain that your best life experiences can be realized. 

 

One of the greatest honors for me is to see you become the absolute best you by strengthening you to be able to hold your life mirror up and for you to say to yourself, "You are more than enough, more than capable, and have everything you need to be what you desire.” I would be honored to labor with and walk alongside you in your betterment.

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Presenting Problems/ Symptoms

  •  Pre-Marital

  • Marriage

  • Veterans

  • Depression

  • Family/Blended Family

  • Divorce

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Eating Issues

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Professional/Career Issues

  •   College/Graduate School Issues

  •   Medical and Health Concerns

  •   Pain Management 

  •   Stress Management

  •   Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  •   Sexual Abuse

  •   Spirituality

  •   Gender Identity Support

  •   LGBT Counseling

  •   Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  •   Trauma

  •   Other issues

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Bianca Burrell, LCSW

My name is Bianca Burrell and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. My concentration is on Health and Mental Health from Clark Atlanta University. I began mental health services in 2010 as a service member in the United States Army. I have worked in a variety of settings with a special focus on adults and adolescents, as well as those having challenges with addiction and codependency.

 

My approach is person centered and allows for clients to dictate where we start in their therapeutic journey. I assist my clients with ensuring they feel heard, and creating a safe space in being their true, authentic self. I am passionate about helping my clients overcome the challenges they face whether that be anxiety, depression, stress management, women’s issues, career obstacles, self esteem and more.

 

Whatever your circumstance, I would be honored to work with you to help you reach your goals and feel better about this sometimes, complex thing called life.  

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Presenting Problems/ Symptoms

  • Veterans

  • Depression

  • Family/Blended Family

  • Divorce

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Eating Issues

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Professional/Career Issues

  •   College/Graduate School Issues

  •   Medical and Health Concerns

  •   Pain Management 

  •   Stress Management

  •   Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  •   Sexual Abuse

  •   Spirituality

  •   Gender Identity Support

  •   LGBT Counseling

  •   Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Teens

  •   Trauma

  •   Other issues

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Kabian Brown,

LCSW

Originally from Bronx, NY, I have worked with a huge demographic.I have worked as a contractor for the Army Reserve as a Youth Services Specialist responsible for Family Programming, Yellow Ribbon Re-Integration Events, Battle Weekends, etc. In addition, to enhance my social services background, I have also served as a Care Ambassador with CDC assisting with Ebola outreach prevention services. I believe in transparency and open communication. I tell all that therapy does not mean that you're crazy as that is the common perception. Therapy/life coaching/mentoring, simply means you need guidance or an ear to listen to. I am available!

Treatment modalities include but are not limited to: DBT, CBT,Strengths-Based, Motivational Interviewing, Gestalt therapy interventions, I am able to complete anger management assessments, trauma assessments, substance abuse assessments,

bio-psychosocial assessments, and various training.

 

My motto is: "Therapy should be like good music. When the music is good, You're engaged. When it is bad, the first option is to switch to something else that's worth listening to."

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Presenting Problems/ Symptoms

  • ADHD

  • Anger Management

  • Antisocial Personality

  • Anxiety

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Borderline Personality

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Drug Abuse

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Internet Addiction

  • Life Coaching

  • Men's Issues

  • Oppositional Defiance

  • Peer Relationships

  • Relationship Issues

  • School Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Speech Impairment (Stammering)

  • Stress

  • Substance Abuse

  • Teen Violence

  • Trauma and PTSD

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Dr. Janet Shaw, PhD, RN, MBA, NE

So you can have an idea of my background, I am an RN, MBA, NE, a Certified Nurse Executive who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Boston College, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Western New England College, and is a current PHD for Christian Counseling at International Seminary. I am an ordinated minister and a Pastor of the International Free Baptist Church in Snellville, Georgia. 

 

I have worked for over 30 years in the healthcare industry where I have cared for people physical, spiritually and emotionally. I have served as Christian Counselor for the past nine years. As a Christian Counselor, I have provided counseling to individuals, couples to include pre-marital counseling, as well as family counseling. The format for my counseling practice is individual and group.

 

By connecting on a personal level with people of all ages and cultures, I am able to encourage, empower and equip them to overcome life challenges by their faith. My goal with the aid of the Holy Spirit is to liberate those who have been held captive by things such as addition, anger, depression, domestic violence, stress, spiritual identify and much more as they come into the realization that they can be infinitely greater than they imagine or think.  

 

My approach to Christian Counseling is based on utilizing both psychological and Biblical principles. My success comes from utilizing many of the psychology tools and practices that are aligned with Scriptures as I work in partnership with a client to identify the source the problem that they are experiencing.  By using the Word my clients are able to experience healing, restoration, and even deliverance from the stronghold that have kept them from experiencing all that God has promised them in this life. 

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Presenting Problems/ Symptoms

  • Addiction

  • Anxiety 

  • Depression

  • Anger Management 

  • Domestic Violence

  • Family Dysfunction

  • Stress Management

  • Spiritual Confusin

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Richard King, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or LCSW as I received my Master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University in 1985.  I spent the early years practicing in the school system in Indianapolis and managed a school therapy program that won the Governor’s Award for Excellence.  Our family moved to the Athens Georgia area in 1998 after I adopted 2 African American children. At the time we were living in a rural county in southern Indiana where they were the only people of color in the entire county and I knew before the adoption that we would have to move, so we headed south.  Since getting my License to practice in the state I have been working mostly in private practice doing family, couple’s, child, adolescent and adult therapeutic sessions. 

I am mostly a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and as a family therapist I have worked with many different adult, child and family problems.  Working with families gives you a very good mixture of the human condition and I am comfortable working with many if not all the different problems or concerns that individual’s bring into my office.   

I am very comfortable with ADHD as I have that condition myself so I can diagnosis and help with both school and at home behaviors and assist parents with parenting skills that will help them in managing the child.  I am a parent coach and can help considerably in how to raise your child with effective discipline techniques.  I can also assist with your Doctor in getting the medication right if you choose to use these for your child or yourself. 

I have been working with Asperger Syndrome for over 30 years before it became known as Asperger and I really enjoy working with the Asperger child or adult.  I find the way they look at the world fascinating, however my job is to give them a smooth transition into the world they have to live in.  This often means helping them to control certain emotional outbursts like anger so they can learn to make friends and associates and as an adult, be able to have their own family and the job that they love. 

I also work with couples assisting them in caring for and understanding each other and individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, loss, grief and other diagnosis. 

I am also an expert in trauma mostly with children or families.  Part of my training in this was spending over two weeks at ground zero right after 9/11 and after Katrina I was the Incident Commander at the largest center in Georgia for evacuees from Katrina and when that center was eventually closed down I went to New Orleans for a few weeks working with trauma victims. 

As you can see I have an extensive and varied level of knowledge in how to make therapy work for you in almost any kind of problem you can present to me.  If I can’t help than I will send you to somebody who can. 

One more thing you will need to know about me is that I don’t sound like your typical therapist.  You will not hear me say things like. “Tell me more about that,” or “How does that make you feel.”  Instead I will sound more like a friend who is knowledgeable and is willing to tell you the truth and confront the things you do that cause you harm.  My job is to assist you and your family in becoming a better, happier person/family. 

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Presenting Problems/ Symptoms

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions

  • Adjustment to College

  • Adult

  • Aging and Geriatric Issues

  • Alcohol Abuse

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Attention Deficit (ADHD)

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Blended Family Issues

  • Bullying

  • Child or Adolescent

  • Chronic Illness or Disability

  • Communication Problems

  • couple-counseling

  • Depression

  • Emotional Abuse

  • Emptiness

  • Family Conflict

  • Forgiveness

  • Grief

  • Irritability

  • Life Coaching

  • Loss or Grief

  • Parenting

  • Peer Relationships

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Self-Harming

  • Single Parenting Issues

  • Stress

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Teens

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H. Elaine Cannick, LAPC

 

Ever since a very young child, I have had a desire to make a difference in the lives of others. I have over 20yrs. experience working with children and families involved with the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), as well as years working with children in an Emergency Children’s Shelter and an after-school program for those with behavioral and mental health issues. 

 

After working with DFCS for several years, I decided to further my education by getting a Masters’ of Arts Degree – Community Counseling to be able to work more one-on-one with individuals in addressing barriers that impact their ability to lead a happy and successful life.

 

I obtained a Masters’ Degree from Argosy University in December 2012. However, I delayed taking steps to become a licensed counselor because I felt that I still had more work to do with DFCS (I believe timing is very important in the decisions we make and the steps we take). Once my time with DFCS was over I ventured out to start a new journey in counseling. 

In addition to my education, I gained experience during my internship and in leadership positions providing insight and advice to staff. I believe strongly in counseling and its effectiveness when there is commitment and dedication to the process.

I am a native Georgia Peach from Savannah. I completed my undergraduate studies at Savannah State University in Social Work (December 1995) where I also pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and was a member of the Honor Society. I am a proud mother of two.

 

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Dania Roker, APC

My name is Dania Roker. I was born in Cap-Haitian Haiti but raised in Queens NY to Haitian immigrants. I am the second oldest of 6 siblings. My native language is Haitian-Creole and French. I have an Associate in Applied Science in Paralegal Studies from LaGuardia Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Social Science in Human Services and a minor in Communications, and a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling both from Mercer University.

 

As an Administrative Clerk at the Georgia Tech Counseling Center, I administered the MMPI assessment, SASSI assessment, Myers Briggs College students, and test proctoring, to name a few. During my internship at Emory Wesley Woods, under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Counselor, I counseled geriatric clients diagnosed with depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADD and ADHD. I also have also counseled children in foster care diagnosed with ADHD, Anxiety, Adjustment Disorder, Depression, Bipolar, Mood Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Trauma and Self-esteem issues. I have 11 years+ working as a Family Coordinator on the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center at Grady Memorial Hospital.

 

In addition to providing support to both staff and families, I have also done some group work with former stroke patients. My specialty area is test taking anxiety, self-esteem, and racial and cultural identity, adjustment disorder and depression. In addition, I assist leading Sunday school for grades 2-5 seeds program and Prison Ministry at my church. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends watching movies, going out to eat, traveling and museums.   

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Christy Holmes, LMSW

 Christy Holmes is a licensed Masters Level Social Worker and certified Medical Cannabis Consultant in the state of Georgia. Specializing in the Black Psychological Experience, Christy Holmes provides therapeutic services with a holistic and Afrocentric focus! She completed her bachelors in Psychology and African American Studies at Georgia State University and MSW at Troy University.

For the past 7 years she has gained extensive experience in working with youth and families from various vulnerable backgrounds and offers a number of services and interventions to combat the most common mental health problems like PTSD, anxiety and depression. Mrs. Holmes provides a therapeutic experience that focuses on providing mental, cultural and holistic healing services to heal the mind, body and spirit.

Presenting Problems/ Symptoms

  •          ADHD

  •          Adjustment to change/life transitions

  •          Adoption

  •          Anxiety

  •          Behavioral difficulties

  •          Complex trauma

  •          Coping skills

  •          Depression

  •          Foster care

  •          Oppositional Defiance

  •          Spirituality

  •          Self-esteem

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Stephanie Abel, RN, PMHNP - BC

Compassionate and patient-focused advanced practice nurse with over 10 years of mental health experience. Offering a combination of diverse clinical experience in providing quality care and maintaining direct lines of communication with patients and the entire health-care team. Strong Patient advocacy across diverse settings; consistently commended for delivering patient-centered, quality critical care with strong advocacy. Dedicated to providing quality in applying innovative concepts to improve efficiency while ensuring flawless operations through excellent delivery of services.

 

I manage acute and chronic psychiatric problems. I supervise psychopharmacologic management in collaboration with a psychiatrist. I develop a mental health plan, provide ongoing monitoring, coordination of care, advocacy, and health education to assure that each child or adult receives appropriate mental health care. I also establish and maintain strong working relationships with other providers of psychiatric/mental health and addiction services.

 

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Shirley Shani Ben-Zvi, MA, CT, LAMFT

I believe that even if things are not okay, we can be, which is also my definition of optimism. We can all be the best version of ourselves, under any circumstance. I see my clients as superheroes, no less and am honored to their therapeutic sidekick. 

I hold a Masters of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Northcentral University, with a specialty in Medical Family Therapy. I also hold a certification in Thanatology (CT®), meaning I specialize in grief counseling, from the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Lastly, I am a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Therapy (NLP). I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy at Northcentral University.

 

I work with individuals 14 and up. I provide individual and relational therapy, meaning individuals, couples, families, parent-child dyads, siblings and so on.

I have provided support for people in different professional capacities since 2004, including volunteering at a suicide prevention hotline and working at a veterinarian hospital. I have been providing services in Georgia since July, 2018.

 

Presenting Problems/ Symptoms

  • Suicide ideation

  • Bereavement

  • Non-death grief

  • Chronic illness or disability

  • Women’s issues

  • Postpartum depression/anxiety/grief

  • Relationship therapy 

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