Our Counselors

Lance Henson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lance Henson, LPC, CFMHE, CCE

Philosophy of Care

Paramount to treatment is often selecting the right provider.  My approach to treatment involves building trust while encouraging open and honest dialogue in a safe environment.  Over my 30 year career, I have provided individual, group, and family counseling to children, adolescents, and adults in private, public, and academic settings.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am trained to treat a myriad of life challenges including, but not limited to, relationship challenges, mood disorders, anxiety disorders including PTSD, and behavioral difficulties.  As a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator, I am able to perform “fitness for duty”, risk assessments, psychosexual and competency evaluations, among others.  Additionally, my certification as a Child Custody Evaluator enables me to perform comprehensive child custody evaluations and make recommendations to the court.

My life experience as a Navy Veteran, husband, and father offers an authentic approach to the counseling relationship.  In addition to individual and family counseling, I am pleased to offer (based on participant interest) a weekly faith based Men’s Group aimed at addressing challenges specific to men in today’s world.

I look forward to partnering with you soon to assess your needs and develop a plan to reach your personal goals.

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Marriage, Family
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Counseling
  • Panic
  • Phobia
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar
  • Schizophrenia
  • Trauma
Mason Pacek
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mason Pacek, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Mason Pacek is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Georgia who has 5 years of experience partnering with children, adults, couples, and armed services veterans seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and relationship issues. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Clemson University and received his Master of Marriage and Family Therapy from Valdosta State University.  

Mason utilizes relational, systemic, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, Solution-Focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy. Mason feels that clients bring all the resources needed to resolve an issue with them into therapy. It is his duty to assist them with bring those resources to light by maintaining a creative, positive, and accepting space in therapy necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and couple. Mason holds the belief that issues do not exist within a person, but are external from them and dwell in the space between the person and their relationships.

Mason seeks to establish a mutual understanding of the issue through metaphor and collaboration. Providing an unbiased view of the problem formation and explore its solution via the client’s own understanding. Mason seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better cooperate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire.

Education

Valdosta State University
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • PTSD 
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
Jessalyn Palmer
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jessalyn Palmer, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jessalyn Palmer has a keen interest in helping you through the challenges and opportunities of life through a compassionate, and non-threatening process. She believes mental wellness is just as important as physical health. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Georgia and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) who has 15 years of experience working with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from LaGrange College in 2003 and received her Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University in 2005. 

Jessalyn uses an integrative approach drawing from cognitive behavioral, developmental, interpersonal, and attachment theories. She will help you create balance, have increased confidence and help you to thrive! She believes in creating a warm, collaborative, positive, therapeutic relationship with each client. 

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and kids. She plays the cello in the local symphony and loves to walk and play with her two dogs!

Education

Georgia State University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties 

  • Academic/Career Goals
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Stress Management
  • Panic Disorder
  • Relationship Issues
  • Teen/Young Adult Issues
Justin White
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Justin White, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Justin White is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia who has three years experience partnering with children, adolescents, and adults seeking help with anxiety, trauma, depression, relationship issues, and life transitions. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern Adventist University and with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Justin utilizes cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, relational, collaborative, and mindfulness based approaches to therapy while maintaining warmth, flexibility, and awareness necessary to best help each unique individual meet their goals.

Justin seeks to establish a caring, collaborative, and empowering relationship with you in order to assist you in building on your strengths and helping you achieve your goals.

Education

Southern Adventist University
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Stress management
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Substance abuse
  • Christian/Faith based counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral therapy
  • Solution-Focused therapy
  • Life Management counseling
  • Men’s issues
  • Forensic/Mandated counseling
  • ADHD/ADD counseling
AmberC. Gilbert
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Amber C. Gilbert, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Beginning this journey is an initial step to a positive lifestyle. Whether you are looking for guidance with relationships, careers, parenting, academic concerns, emotional well-being, or processing trauma, I am here to help! Through utilizing a person-centered and strengths-based approach, my goal is to ensure you are confident and ready to engage in the therapeutic process. Empowering you through goal setting helps develop your skills, strengths and overall growth.  This is achieved by creating an atmosphere where you feel comfortable approaching your needs based on an individualized plan of treatment we will create together.

My passion is to see individuals thrive while discovering a sense of fulfillment and healing. I have worked with individuals of all ages in various settings, with a focus on working with youth, adolescents, emerging and young adults. As a licensed clinical social worker, I have been practicing therapy for the last four years and have served within the social services field for the last seven years. I am passionate about helping others in a safe space while working at a pace that fits for you.

Changing the dynamics of counseling, it is essential for me to learn about my clients to reduce fears of therapy that may prevent your growth. In addition to providing guidance through various modalities and therapeutic interventions, I enjoy case management, advocacy and teachable moments to help navigate and develop your journey to a more independent skillset. I believe in helping you develop confidence and inner strength. I look forward to our first session together!

Education and Licensure

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Masters of Social Work, University of Georgia, Athens GA, 2016
Bachelors of Sociology, Concentration Race and Urban Studies, Georgia State University, Atlanta GA, 2011

Specialties

  • Family Therapy and Parenting Support
  • Adolescent Therapy and Treatment
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Abuse (physical, emotional, sexual)
  • Conflict Resolution/Stress Management
  • Life Management Counseling/Crisis Intervention
  • Suicide Prevention/Self Injurious Behaviors
  • Teen and Young Adults Issues
  • Self Esteem

Populations Served

  • Adolescents
  • Teens
  • Young Adults
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
Jennifer Bloom
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jennifer Bloom, LPC

Being here gets you one step closer to a new you, empowered, and on the path to personal growth and well-being!  If you're looking for someone to talk to, extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, or you're just ready to move in a new direction in life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals and help you feel better and more confident about yourself. Working together, we can find better ways to deal with life challenges and to help you find your direction in life. My goal is to help you uncover your strengths and true potentials to live a happier, fuller life!

By using a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques, we can address long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling & meaningful life. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have over 13 years’ experience in the field, incorporating a variety of therapeutic modalities that I have been trained in, to offer multiple types of interventions to help you achieve your goals. I am a kind, compassionate, and caring person, that will talk to you with a non-judgmental approach, keeping the professionalism and privacy that you seek. You deserve to talk to someone who truly hears you. I look forward to scheduling a session with you!

Jennifer is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida.

Terry Walton
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Terry Walton, LCSW

Terry Walton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in assisting individuals, children and families with addressing psycho-social concerns. Mr. Walton graduated with a Bachelor and Master degrees in Social Work from Savannah State University.

Terry has a diverse background in pediatric medical social work, case management and forensic interviewing. These experiences have provided Terry with a unique skill set of actively listening, problem solving and building rapport with individuals. Terry has a non-pathology approach to psychotherapy and tries to honor each individual's unique characteristics and strengths. Terry believes that this therapeutic approach allows people to truly overcome their life stressors.

Terry is passionate about assisting individuals improve their overall lives, develop coping skills and reducing symptoms of mental health barriers. Terry has a specialty in assisting individuals with the below issues:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • LGBTQIA concerns
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma
  • Couples/ Relationships issues
  • Sexual/Physical Abuse concerns
  • Child and Adolescent concerns

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