About Us

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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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Amerigroup

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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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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Aetna

Cigna

Humana

Tricare

Carebridge

EAP

United Health Care

Peachstate

Ambetter

Amerigroup

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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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EAP

United Health Care

Peachstate

Ambetter

Amerigroup

Caresource

Tricare

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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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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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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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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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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United Health Care

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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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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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

Cigna

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Aetna

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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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