Atlanta Counselors


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

Kimberly Sims, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Kimberly Sims is a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in Arizona, Georgia and Washington and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Seattle.  With over 10 years of experience helping individual and couples navigate life transitions, relationship and parenting difficulties, she helps them develop tools to deal with the stress of every day life as well as symptoms of depression, and anxiety.  Kimberly works with individuals with diverse sexual preferences and lifestyles and provides affirming, non-judgmental, sex-positive support.

 Every person is unique; no single therapeutic approach will be effective for everyone.  Kimberly uses a strengths-based solution focused approach to get a better understanding of her client’s needs and will incorporate effective and research-based interventions such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and the Gottman Method when working with couples.  

Asking for help to overcome mental health and relationship difficulties can be intimidating.  Knowing this, Kimberly’s goal is to ensure a supportive and empathetic environment so her clients can feel heard and accepted.  

Education

Master of Arts in Clinical Psycholog
Antioch University Seattle

Specialties

  • Life transitions
  • Stress management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship and parenting issues
Christy Metz
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Christy Metz, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Christy Metz is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. She has 21 years of experience in treating individuals enduring mild to severe mental health issues. She wants to help those who are wanting to overcome the obstacles and issues they feel are adversely affecting their daily lives. She thrives on being able to not only empower her clients but help them improve their ability to recognize how certain thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, can impact the ability to cope with various life stressors.

Christy has provided care for those enduring mild to severe mental health issues. She is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and rational emotive therapy. She is certified in trauma counseling, grief counseling, anxiety, stress, and depression management. Through her compassionate and nonjudgmental approach, Christy is known for her solid rapport with clients where developing trust is paramount. Her utmost objective is to help her clients fulfill their ultimate goals in an effort to live their best lives.

For many, seeking help is the hardest step but it is one that you have already accomplished. Through therapeutic sessions, Christy wants to assist you in building upon your already existing skillset and help you create goals for the life you want to live. She wants you to be able to begin living the life you have envisioned for yourself as soon as possible.

Education

Georgia School of Professional Psychology
Master's in
Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Line Fleming
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Line Garant Fleming, LPC, CRC

**Line offers therapy services in French**

Philosophy of Care 

Line Garant Fleming is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified  Rehabilitation Counselor in the state of Georgia. She has 20 years of experience working with adults and families in the private, hospital and school settings. Line  has partnered with these adults and families seeking help with chronic illness,  disability, work/career, attention deficit disorders, autism spectrum disorders and  life transitions. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Master of Arts degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at Edinboro University of  Pennsylvania. 

Line utilizes various approaches to help her clients reach their best lives.  Examples include person centered, mindfulness based, and solution focused  therapies. Her approach maintains awareness of the issues and the flexibility to  uniquely meet your needs. 

Line seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you to assist in  building on your strengths and collaborate with you towards meeting your goals  and living the meaningful life you value and desire. 

Education

Master of Arts Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling
Edinboro University of Pennseylvania

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Children with Autism Spectrum Diagnosis
  • Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Diagnosis
  • Geriatrics/veterans 
  • Chronic illness/pain
  • Disability 
  • Grief/loss 
  • Work/career
  • Life transitions 
Mackenzie DeForest
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mackenzie DeForest, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Mackenzie DeForest is an Associate Professional Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor who has spent 2 years working with clients who have experienced trauma and high stress in their lives. She has worked with students in high level collegiate institutions, as well as working in community behavioral health providing immediate therapeutic assistance to individuals without insurance who have experienced complex trauma. She has also worked in vocational rehabilitation, focusing on how trauma and other disabilities impact careers and goals and how to best mitigate those impacts on everyday life and functioning.

Mackenzie takes a person centered, collaborative, holistic, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, emotionally focused, narrative, and trauma informed approach to therapy. She strongly believes that each person is the author of their lives, and the experts on their experiences. She focuses on helping clients understand the impacts of different events on their mind and body and working through the resulting dysfunction in a collaborative approach.

Mackenzie wants to establish a therapeutic alliance that focuses on your goals and providing you a sense of control in your life, building strength back, and looking at you as a whole person, not someone who needs fixing.

Education

Master of Science Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
Georgia State University

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Paul Henfield
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Paul Henfield, LICSW

Philosophy of Care

“I have known Paul Henfield for many years. He has excellent skills as a therapist.”
  Abraham J. Twerski, MD - Founder, Medical Director Emeritus Gateway Rehabilitation Center

Paul E. Henfield is a clinical social worker in state of Georgia and a licensed independent social worker with supervisor designation in Ohio He has 30 years’ experience partnering with adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, men’s issues, relationship issues, and substance use disorders. He completed his Master of Social Services Administration from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.

Paul utilizes relational, collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility, and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual.

Paul seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals. His personal belief is that “everyone has the right to feel well.”

Education

Masters of Social Services Administration
Case Western Reserve University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Substance use
  • Men’s issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
Rachael Kates
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rachael Kates, Resident in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Rachael Kates is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Georgia with experience providing therapy and support services in the areas of LGBTQ+ issues, invalidating environments, ADHD, anxiety/depression, borderline personality disorder, and coping skills. During the course of her career, Rachael has worked in community mental health, sexual assault advocacy and crisis response, HIV support services, and during the pandemic provided direct service to homeless Atlantans.

Rachael is queer, Jewish, nerdy, and kink-affirming. She has a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing from Florida State and a Master’s of Social Work from Georgia State. Rachael meets each client where they are to help them move forward, using collaborative problem-solving with DBT and Radically Open-DBT skills. Her strengths-based, humanistic approach is based on honesty, empathy, and radical genuineness. Her writing background gives her a unique perspective to help clients identify personal narratives and gain insight.

You can tell Rachael anything, and she will meet you without judgment. She wants to create a caring and validating relationship with you to provide a safe and supportive resource in order to develop your strengths, explore your own identity, and create a life worth living.

Education

Georgia State
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Coping Skills
  • Gender Identity/Transgender
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Orientation/ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Shelee Davis
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Shelee Davis, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Shelee is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia and Louisiana. With over a decade of experience, Shelee has worked with individuals presenting a wide range of concerns from life transitions to identity issues.  Shelee provides a space where individuals can explore feelings and thoughts in an environment free from judgement. She places emphasis on being sincere and interactive which translates to treating everyone with respect and compassion. 

Shelee offers an integrative approach to meet your needs. Her counseling style is collaborative. Shelee prefers to focus on identifying strengths to help maximize your well-being in order to overcome whatever obstacles you are currently facing. 

Shelee has been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate. She provides a space to help others find balance in life.  Her goal is to help you realize that strengthening your positive qualities is an ongoing process.

Education

Masters Degree
Jacksonville State University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Women's Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
Amy Lasher
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Medicare
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Amy Lasher, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Amy Lasher is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia who has 9 years of experience working with adults and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and trauma. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Georgia State University and received her Master of Social Work from Kennesaw State University.

Amy uses strength-based, person-centered, cognitive behavioral, and recovery-focused approaches to therapy in order to help reach the goals of those seeking help. 

Amy works to create a warm and collaborative relationship with you to identify strengths and goals in order to help you live the life that you desire.

Education

Master of Social Work
Kennesaw State University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Substance Use
  • Psychosis
Angela Lothry
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Angela Lothry, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Angela Lothry is a Licensed Professional Counselor and in the state of Georgia who has 10 years experience partnering with children, adolesecents, and families seeking help with depression, anxiety,  anger management and mood disorders. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Augusta State University and received her Masters in Counseling also from Augusta State University in Augusta, Ga.  

Angela utilizes dialectical based therapy, collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique child, adolescent and family and how they work together.

Angela seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you and your family in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire.

Education

Masters in Counseling
Augusta State University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts/self-harming
  • Crisis counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Anger Management
Ashley Shippey
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ashley Shippey, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Ashley is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia.  She has spent her career partnering with her clients as they navigate depression, anxiety, family & relationship issues, and life & career transition. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Vanderbilt University in Human and Organizational Development and a Master of Science from Georgia State University in Professional Counseling.

Ashley uses various approaches to help her clients live their best lives. Examples of the therapeutic approaches she uses are person-centered, cognitive behavioral, solution focused and mindfulness therapies.  

Ashley seeks to create a caring empathetic relationship with you to help you navigate life’s ups and downs.  Maintaining a warm relationship that focuses on nurturing you towards your goals, desires, and outcomes is Ashley’s priority.  Ashley plans to use her knowledge and training to meet you where you are on your journey and join you in becoming your best self.

Education

Georgia State University
Master of Science in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Adjustment
  • Family of Origin
  • Interpersonal Issues
  • Time Management
  • Stress Management
  • Social Anxiety
  • Career Transitions
Dentavius Barber
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dentavius Barber, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Dentavius is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor-Supervisor and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist in the state of North Carolina, in addition to a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. Dentavius hold certifications as a National Board Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor with the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board, International Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor with the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with International Association of Trauma Professionals. 

Dentavius received his Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Webster University in 2008 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina in 2001. Dentavius has 13 years of counseling experience serving children, adolescents, adults, and family populations with co-occurring disorders in all levels of care (outpatient, community-based programs, partial hospitalization, inpatient psychiatric units, medical detox, and substance abuse residential programs). Dentavius utilize different theory modalities including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Solution-Focused Family Therapy, Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), The Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Each of these theory approaches to treatment has been tested in psychological research studies with strong support for efficacy and validity with treating psychological disorders. 

Dentavius believes healing relationships are based upon clear boundaries and trust. It is important for you to have the necessary information to understand and establish a professional, warm therapeutic relationship.

Education

Master of Arts Degree in Counseling
Webster University

Specialties

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Family Therapy
  • Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT)
  • The Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Addiction Treatment
Gabrielle Waters
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Gabrielle Waters, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Gabrielle Waters is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified School Counselor in the state of Georgia who has 7 years’ experience assisting adults and children in areas of depression, anxiety, ADHD, and Trauma related symptoms. She focuses on Trauma Informed Expressive Art Therapy for sexual abuse, Domestic Violence, Physical Abuse, and other traumas.  She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Clayton State University and received her Master of Arts in School Counseling from Capella University.  

Gabrielle utilizes integrative approach with assisting individuals with trauma related symptoms with cognitive behavioral therapy and, mindfulness. She also utilizes solution focused and emotional relation to assist with decreasing symptoms of depression and anxiety. She utilizes person centered supervision styles to assist clinicians with reaching their full potential with working with clients by assisting with breaking down barriers in the therapeutic relationship. All of these approaches to therapy always creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and help them to reach their career and professional goals. 

Gabrielle seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship as a Clinical Supervisor with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and assist with healthy collaboration and guidance in building positive therapeutic relationships.

Education

Master of Arts in School Counseling
Capella University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Domestic Violence
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
Ingrid Peper
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non Network
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ingrid Peper, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Ingrid Peper is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia. For the past 12 years, Ingrid has been working with adults, teenagers and children whom are seeking help with anxiety, depression, anger management, ADHD, self-esteem and insufficient coping mechanisms. She is happy to work with all ages, with particular interest in serving the younger populations. Ingrid enjoys helping individuals and families to meet and overcome the obstacles that are causing individual stress or struggles within the family. Ingrid completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Berry College and received her Master’s of Social Work from the University of Georgia.

Ingrid’s approach to therapy is flexible depending on how the client can best reach his or her desired outcomes. She will often utilize play therapy with the younger clients, and CBT, motivational and strength-based therapies with all ages as appropriate.

Ingrid believes that the most important factors in developing good therapeutic relationships are the comfort level, trust and the honest communication between the client and the counselor. Ingrid seeks to establish a safe and welcoming environment for her clients, a place of open collaboration, where challenges can be addressed, overcome, and lives made more enjoyable. She would be honored to assist you in learning more about yourself, your loved ones, and in acquiring new skills and knowledge to get you to the place you want to be.

Education

University of Georgia
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Child and Adolescent/Parenting
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • ADHD
  • Stress Management
  • Self-esteem
  • Women’s Issues
  • Play Therapy
Lateela Burns
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lateela Burns, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Lateela Burns is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia who has over 10 years of experience as a therapist and case manager. Lateela works with adult and senior adult clients that struggle with depression, anxiety, stress-related illnesses, chronic pain or chronic health issues, self-esteem issues, and other types of crises. She has also assisted clients experiencing relationship issues, burnout, caregiver strain, and grief. Lateela completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Xavier University of Louisiana, and a Master of Science in Professional Counseling at Georgia State University.

Lateela implements cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and strength-based techniques in order to bring awareness to clients’ thought process as it relates to one’s emotions, self-esteem, overall well-being, and ability to overcome crisis.

Lateela aims to serve as a guide to clients as they navigate the highs and lows of life. Lateela believes that there are many lessons to learn about ourselves as we focus on recognizing and building our strengths, and embrace positive change in order to become our best self. 

Education

Georgia State University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationship concerns
  • Stress Management
  • Grief
  • Self-Care
  • Anger Management
Mia Bailey
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non-Network
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mia Bailey, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Mia Bailey is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. She has over 20 years of  experience in the behavioral health field working with children, adolescents, and adults seeking help  with anxiety, depression, parenting issues, relationship issues, anger management, crisis and  stabilization, substance issues, and life transitions issues. She received her Master of Art in Professional  Counseling from Argosy University. 

Mia utilizes cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, reality based, mindfulness based, solution  focused, and collaborative approaches to therapy to provide positive change, empowerment, and the  most appropriate tools for each specific individual and couple. Mia will act as a coach/motivator for  positive change.  

Mia will strive to provide a warm and safe environment. A positive and safe therapeutic relationship  where you will feel comfortable to collaborate in order to reframe thoughts and beliefs to reach your  goals and hopes. She will meet you where you are and address your needs in order for you to learn and  empower yourself with tools to be successful in living a meaningful life.

Education

Argosy University
Master of Art in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Depression Counseling
Michelle Flood
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Michelle Flood, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Michelle Flood is a Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia who has over 10 years experience in a variety of settings spanning from psychiatric hospitals (for children and adults) conducting in home therapy sessions.  She completed her Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil) in Interdisciplinary Studies from Miami University of Ohio, her Master of Science (MS) in Art Therapy from Florida State University, and her Master of Business and Administration (MBA) from Savannah State University.  

In addition, Michelle has had extensive experience collaborating closely with and being trained by: behavior analysts, play therapists, recovery-oriented cognitive therapists, music therapists, recreation therapists, and many other disciplines that have all enriched her practice.  With this diverse background, Michelle utilizes an interdisciplinary eclectic approach to therapy, always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual.

Michelle seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire.  Although Michelle is able to counsel anyone regardless of the type of issues they face, listed below are some of her specialties.

Education

Florida State University
Master's in Art Therapy

Specialties

  • Child & adolescents’ issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Art therapy & other expressive arts
  • Behavioral issues
  • Anger management
  • Self-esteem
  • Cultural and ethnic issues
  • Self-injury & suicide
Shenell Myrie
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Shenell Myrie, PsyD

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Shenell Myrie is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Georgia with over 15 years of experience  working with children, adolescents, and adults in various settings with diverse needs. She has primarily  worked in forensic hospitals, schools, and community mental health facilities. Dr. Myrie completed her  Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago,  IL. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to severe and persistent mental illness, self-esteem,  relationships, oppositional defiant disorder, forensic psychology, and transitional concerns. 

Dr. Myrie utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems theory, and multisystemic therapy when  providing treatment. Most importantly, she strives to maintain a safe space to explore emotions,  flexibility, and evidence- based treatment.  

Dr. Myrie understands the importance of meeting clients where they are and developing their unique  strengths. She works with clients to set and meet goals that will enhance their desired quality of life. Dr.  Myrie values equipping individuals with self-knowledge and skills to become the best version of  themselves.  

Education

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Illinois School of Professional Psychology

Specialties

  • Schizophrenia 
  • Bipolar 
  • Disruptive, impulse control, and conduct disorders 
  • Self-esteem 
  • Life transitions 
  • Relationship issues 
  • Sexual abuse/trauma
Sierra Kihlstadius
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sierra Kihlstadius, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care 

Sierra Kihlstadius is a Licensed Master of Social Work in the state of Georgia with 2 years of experience as a mental health professional, providing both clinical assessments and therapeutic care to diverse populations (BIPOC struggling with depression/anxiety, LGBTQ+ folks building self-love, foster parents/kids seeking support with new/disrupted family systems, etc.). As a member of the LGBTQ+ community and ally to racial justice, she strives to provide affirming care informed by cultural humility. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Sociology and her Master of Social Work from Kennesaw State University. 

Sierra’s philosophical approach to the therapeutic alliance is, “Be who you needed when you were younger.” This looks like empowering clients through strengths based, expressive, and solutions focused interventions with CBT sprinkled in. She also knows that mental health is not “one size fits all” and maintains flexibility to meet clients where they are. 

Making the choice to seek support and begin the healing process can seem like a daunting task, but if you’re reading this you’ve already made the first step! Sierra aims to be a warm and supportive collaborator during this process in a no-judgment environment. It is her goal to help you greet yourself with compassion and continue the journey. 

Education 

Master of Social Work
Kennesaw State University
 

Specialties 

  • LGBTQ+
  • BIPOC Allied
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Family Conflict
  • Communication
  • Trauma
  • Coping Skills
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Anger Management
Dr.Timothy Schlairet
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non-Network
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Timothy Schlairet, Psy.D.

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Timothy Schlairet is a licensed psychologist who treats both adults and couples. Dr. Schlairet also conducts psychological assessments, in order to best address presenting concerns. Dr. Schlairet is motivated to help others reach their goals, both within therapy and in other facets of life.

Dr. Schlairet has experience treating depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, substance misuse, relationship issues, and personality disorders. In addition to issues related to life stress and general mental health, Dr. Schlairet has expertise within the treatment of PTSD and trauma-related symptoms. This area of interest reflects his successful completion of a trauma-focused post-doctoral fellowship. Although his clinical work is generally informed by a cognitive-behavioral approach, Dr. Schlairet also utilizes existential and interpersonal therapies. Dr. Schlairet is a trained provider of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE).

Dr. Schlairet believes seeking therapy is one of the best ways one can invest in themselves and facilitate long-term change. Dr. Schlairet provides individually-tailored treatment plans as he believes he must first understand the client’s perspective within life, before attempting to provide support. Dr. Schlairet’s focus within therapy is first and foremost on the therapeutic relationship, as it functions as the true agent of change.

Education

Nova Southeastern University
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Aria Garcia
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non-Network
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Aria Garcia, MA, NCC, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Seeking professional help to overcome life’s challenges is a vulnerable experience and Aria is ready to walk with you through these journeys in helping you improve in whatever your goals may be. Through providing a safe space for individuals and couples, Aria’s intention is to remain non-judgemental, empathetic, open-minded, and authentic. 

Aria Garcia is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia and a National Certified Counselor. For the past several years, Aria has been providing individual and group therapy to adults seeking help with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. She completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Georgia Southern University and received her Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from East Tennessee State University. 

Aria has done extensive work helping individuals find a healthy balance and sense of empowerment in their lives using a collaborative and holistic approach believing that “not one therapy fits all”. Aria is well versed in a variety of approaches to therapy from; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness techniques, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, all while stemming from a therapeutic relationship of trust focus. Let me help you thrive through life instead of just surviving! 

Education

East Tennessee State University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Substance Abuse Disorders 
  • Trauma
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Anxiety/Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Self-Esteem
  • Women’s Issues
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
Carrie Eagles
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non Network
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Carrie Eagles, LCSW

Carrie has a genuine curiosity about people. She has foundations in healthcare social work having worked in a variety of roles in hospital and primary doctors’ offices settings over the last 15 years. Life can certainly overwhelm us along the way and Carrie believes her nonjudgemental and calm style creates an environment of support during your sessions. Carrie is particularly interested in diverse populations and has most recently worked with the senior citizen population. 

Carrie is a passionate advocate for her clients. She has experience in:

  • Depression
  • Caregiver stress
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Substance Abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Diverse populations including the LGBTQ community
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Severe Mental Illness
  • Addiction
  • Chronic Conditions/ Health Challenges
  • Parenting
  • Career Counseling
  • Women's Issues
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Gottman Method Trained

Carrie has received formal training in suicidality as well as end of life issues. She utilizes models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to treat her patients. She centers this around a strengths-based approach identifying what her clients already excel at. Carrie has also completed the Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Carrie is a working parent with her husband and enjoys being outside with her family. She currently holds an LCSW in California and Georgia.

Chelsea Fite
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non Network
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Chelsea Fite, LPC

Chelsea is a licensed professional counselor in both Georgia and Tennessee. She believes we weren’t meant to walk alone and is humbled at the invitation to travel alongside you, being invited into your most fragile areas. She subscribes to the fundamental belief that there is no shame in feeling exactly what you are feeling and feeling it wholly.

Chelsea graduated with a Masters in Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary after receiving a Bachelors in Elementary Education from St. Petersburg College. She has spent most of her professional career specializing in adolescent and young adult care. She has also completed the Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Chelsea has experience working with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, adjustment issues, sexual trauma, and grief. She has led trainings for and partnered with Metro Nashville Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Secret Service in an effort to provide the best quality care available to her community. Chelsea believes in taking a collaborative and holistic approach to the exploration of the season you are in and where it is you desire to be. She knows that there is a light, and working together, we’ll find it eventually.

Erica Hudson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non-Network
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Erica Hudson, LPC

Philosophy of Care

I am Dr. Erica Hudson I have been providing psychotherapy for over 15 years. I have a B.S. In biology, M.A. in professional counseling and a PhD in health psychology.  I am a licensed professional counselor, and a national certified counselor who specialize in adolescents, adults, couples and families. I work with clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, eating disorders, fertility issues, grief and loss, trauma, and substance abuse.  I take on a cognitive behavior therapy, person-centered, and a humanistic approach in providing therapy to clients by meeting the client where they are at and to ensure the clients needs are being met with the appropriate therapeutic technique.

Specialties

  • Women issues
  • Infertility
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-esteem
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • Substance abuse
Katie Stoltz
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non-Network
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Katie Stoltz, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. I received a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Psychology from The University of West Georgia and have been working as a psychotherapist for more than six years. During that time, I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, adult, couples, and families.

My vision is to assist individuals in harnessing inter-strength to overcome life’s challenges while simultaneously finding peace of mind. My therapeutic approach is a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness and Humanistic Psychology. In using those approaches, I believe self-image and overall emotional wellbeing are vital in working through difficult times. I specialize in assisting clients with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship/family issues, stress management, substance abuse, and much more.

I am committed to develop a strong rapport with each patient and creating a welcoming, accepting and safe environment.

Lawanda  Huffman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non-Network
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lawanda Huffman, LPC

I specialize in working with children, teenagers and young adults suffering from Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. With over 15 years of experience in the Counseling Profession, I believe that I can provide the necessary tools needed to help individual's and families to get where they need to be to become self-sufficient. I also deal with women who suffer from major depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

My training in play therapy has allowed me the opportunity to work with young children who may suffer from depression and anxiety. Women's issues (Depression, Postpartum Depression, Anxiety and PTSD) are also my form of specialty.

My scope of practice specializes in treating everyone in a nonjudgmental manner with the utmost respect, positive regard, and warm acceptance despite race, creed or gender. I offer a warm, inviting atmosphere where clients are free to open up and express their feelings without judgment or condemnation. This atmosphere offers an emotionally, safe environment which allows for a sincere, honest and authentic experience.

Stephen Schubert
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non-Network
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stephen Schubert, LPC

Philosophy of Care

EMDR Trained

Stephen Schubert is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia who has 11 years experience partnering with adults seeking help with trauma, depression, anxiety, stress management, self esteem, anger management, life transitions, men’s issues, grief and loss. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Mary’s University and received his Master of Arts in Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University.

Stephen utilizes EMDR, relational, collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual.

Stephen seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire.

Education

Northeastern Illinois University
Master's in Counseling

Specialties

  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Anger management
  • Life transitions
  • Men’s issues
  • Grief & Loss

**Stephen offers therapy services in English, Spanish and Italian

 

Filosofía del Cuidado

Capacitado en EMDR

Stephen Schubert es un Consejero Profesional Licenciado en el estado de Georgia que tiene 11 años de experiencia trabajando con adultos que buscan ayuda con trauma, depresión, ansiedad, manejo del estrés, autoestima, control de la ira, transiciones de vida, problemas de hombres, duelo y pérdida. Completó su Licenciatura en Psicología de la Universidad de St. Mary y recibió su Maestría en Consejería de la Universidad de Northeastern Illinois.

Stephen utiliza enfoques terapéuticos EMDR, colaborativos, basados ​​en la fuerza, cognitivo-conductuales, basados ​​en la atención plena, centrados en soluciones y centrados en las emociones, siempre manteniendo la creatividad, la flexibilidad y la conciencia necesarias para satisfacer mejor las necesidades de cada individuo único.

Stephen busca establecer una relación cálida y afectuosa contigo para ayudarte a desarrollar tus fortalezas y colaborar mejor contigo para alcanzar tus metas y vivir la vida significativa que valoras y deseas.

Educación

Universidad de Northeastern Illinois
Maestría en Consejería

Especialidades

  • Trauma/TEPT
  • Depresión
  • Ansiedad
  • Manejo del estrés
  • Autoestima
  • Control de la ira
  • Transiciones de vida
  • Problemas de hombres
  • Duelo y pérdida

** Stephen ofrece servicios de terapia en inglés, español e italiano

Susan Mishkin
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non-Network
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Susan Mishkin, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia with over 30 years of experience working with diverse populations. My extensive background includes working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families in both inpatient settings as well as over 13 years as a therapist in private practice. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida and received my Master of Social Work from Florida International University and have been licensed in Georgia since 1988 (CSW #001180).

I recognize how difficult it can be to ask for help and I strive to create a comfortable, relaxed, trusting environment where my clients feel safe and supported as we work together to make the changes in their lives they are seeking. I am passionate about my work and  continue to find it exciting and rewarding to witness the healing, growth and change inherent in the therapeutic journey. To achieve this I utilize an eclectic, integrative approach to therapy adapting elements of several major approaches including family systems theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic, rational, humanistic, person centered and imago therapy specific to every client's unique needs.

Areas of focus include but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral issues
  • Blended families
  • Codependency
  • Couples work 
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief and loss
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • LGBT
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Parenting
  • Peer relationships
  • Sexual abuse
Lisa Shankman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Lifesync
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lisa Shankman, M.S., LMFT

Lisa Shankman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Georgia. She works with individuals, couples and families who seek change and have a desire to build upon one’s own strengths and resources in tackling life’s challenges. Lisa draws upon her experience of providing therapeutic services in clinic, community, partial hospital and private practice settings to provide highly individualized therapy to meet her clients’ needs. Lisa completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida and received her Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy from Northwestern University’s Family Institute. She maintains a special interest in working with adolescents, young adults and couples, and she utilizes a practical, supportive and integrative approach to therapy.

Lisa tends to draw upon aspects of family systems, cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic theories. She has considerable experience working with those struggling with communication, life transition, self- esteem and family of origin issues.

Lisa recognizes that life throws a lot of curve balls our way. As a therapist, her goal is to help you navigate through life’s challenges with more confidence and embrace the you that you want to be!

Kinsey Thomas
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare East Non-Network
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kinsey Thomas, LPC

Have you been having frequent struggles with balancing your life, feeling tired and overwhelmed, or finding the motivation to get things done? I believe we all go through times like this but sometimes these periods can be harder to deal with and cope, especially for long periods of time. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have been helping and supporting individuals through some of their most difficult times in life. I have over 10 years of clinical experience in treating adults in both individual and family with numerous concerns such as, but not limited to, depression, grief, anger, stress management, chronic pain, domestic violence, sexual assault, and traumatic brain injury.

My goal is to help others find the beauty and maintain peace in their lives during and after the pressures of life. The type of therapy I practice to help achieve this, Client Centered Therapy, puts you behind the wheel leading the way with me next to you nurturing and supporting you along the journey. The benefit to this is your greater ability to begin trusting yourself in the process of growing and healing. I also like to include other approaches in therapy that teach us different ways of thinking, behaving, and being in the present moment. These approaches (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/Mindfulness) are found to be helpful in managing stress, controlling thoughts, and finding an acceptance in things you may not be able to change.

Kinsey is a mason jar loving, southerner at heart, who loves being with her family and friends, traveling, eating, learning new things, and cherishing her alone time when she’s not entertaining her busy toddler. She has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts Degree in Community Counseling from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Atlanta Argosy University, respectively. She is licensed by the State of Georgia as a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC #007736, and a Certified Professional Counseling Supervisor, CPCS #1272.

Michael Marti
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non-Network
Self Pay Rate: $129

Dr. Michael Marti

Dr. Michael Marti strives to help clients gain awareness of what is keeping them stuck and to help them develop effective, healthier, coping strategies for gaining control in their lives. Reaching out for help and making that initial phone call can be difficult for some people, but feeling stuck in your life, a job or in a relationship that is not working can be even more challenging. Michael has expertise in treating clients who have experienced trauma/PTSD, depression and anxiety disorders. In addition, he provides services for people that struggle with chronic pain, marital difficulties, spirituality, unresolved grief/loss and problems managing anger. If you are struggling with any of these problems, he encourages you to call and make an appointment. His approach to therapy is a collaborative one. Working together, you will focus on identifying your issues, clarifying your goals, reducing symptoms and achieving personal growth. If you are tired of feeling depressed, anxious, or just feeling lost, then call for an initial consult and start focusing on getting better. (Saturday appointments are also available.)

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