Atlanta Counselors

Meredith Kloth, LPC

Meredith is a Licensed Professional Counselor certified by the state of Georgia. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology and a Masters of Science degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University. Meredith has 7 years of experience in mental illness and crisis intervention in a hospital setting including almost every population and 2 years in private practice. Her treatment interests include working with new or soon-to-be moms, grief, anxiety, depression, and with mental illness. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Post partum Support International (PSI), and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

Dr. Sheila Campbell, LPC, MS, NCC

Sheila Campbell graduated from North Carolina A & T State University with a Masters in Counseling and she is a LPC in Georgia. She completed her Masters in Biblical Counseling from Luther Rice University as well as my Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Argosy University. She has worked with a variety of people from different backgrounds, economical status, and education. She has over 20 years experience working with many diverse populations that include refugees, adolescents, the LGBTQ community, substance abuse and recovery, and clients who are living with HIV. She also work with clients who seek spiritual counseling.

She believes that we all are recovering from something and given a safe space to share one’s feelings without judgement, individuals can grow and heal from past and current pains. Choosing to come in for counseling is often a difficult decision; She wants her clients’ to understand that she is here to provide that safe, non-judgmental space.

Annu Vijayvargiya, LPC

Annu Vijayvargiya a licensed professional counselor in the state Georgia with over eight years of experience. She has worked with people ages 12+ with wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges.

As a therapist, she takes an integral approach, which simply means that she looks at all aspects of the individual from a developmental perspective without discrimination or prejudice. She is trained and frequently uses CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Psychodynamic and Humanistic Approach. She believes together we can develop purposeful goals that produce positive results.

No one wants to be in emotional pain, to feel anxious, or to be sad. Still, at some point in our lives, most of us do experience pain, from a constant ache that we may not understand to a fear or sorrow that seems to overshadow our days. At times like this, it’s important to have someone calm, supportive, and skillful to help us sort things out.
The counseling process is an invitation to grow, to remember who we are, to gain ways to fully express our true self and our potential.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change.
If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

(weekend appointments are available)

Leslie Nuckolls, LPC

I see therapy as an empowering opportunity for self-development that provides you with a safe place to openly express and explore your thoughts and feelings. I am committed to working with people to help them find meaning and fulfillment in their lives.

My greatest strengths are working with individuals, couples, and families ranging between the ages of pre-teens, teens, and adults. Some of my primary focuses include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, stress management, educational issues, executive functioning, mindfulness and parenting skills. I use an array of modalities to help clients overcome their unique challenges, specializing in Client Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.

Years of Experience: 10+ years

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, 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.

Tenethrea Buffington, LPC

Tenethrea Buffington is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Gerogia and Arkansas. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and a Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She also has a post-graduate certificate in marriage and family therapy from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.

Tenethrea has worked in various environments including: school based mental health programs, outpatient mental health centers and residential treatment. She brings 10 years of clinical experience to her clinical repertoire. Her passion is working with couples, adults, families, adolescents and adults who may be going through tough times or may just feel stuck and ready to move past the pain and experience wholeness and peace.

Tenethrea’s theoretical approach to counseling is predominately cognitive behavioral therapy. Tenethrea creates a warm, caring, non- judgmental, motivating and often humorous environment that fosters trust and hope. It is her desire to help clients reach their full potential. Tenethrea is skilled at working with individuals with anxiety, poor self-esteem, anger, relationship problems, communication problems and adjustment problems.

She is also skilled at helping clients with goal setting. Tenethrea has developed creative ways to inspire and motive clients. She believes we all have greatness on the inside. She is there to help you discover that greatness, and to use it accomplish your goals.

Zakia Simpson, LCSW

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state Georgia, I have extensive experience working with children, families, couples and adults with concerns including past trauma (sexual, emotional, physical), transition/adjustment, depression, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, parenting problems, and life challenges.

I practice in a client-centered therapeutic style which means that I adapt my style to best serve the needs of the clients I serve. With compassion and warmth, I help my clients gain an understanding of the underlying causes of their area of concern. I help clients cultivate insight into the emotional pain that negatively affects their functioning, and assist in the development and implementation of healthy coping strategies that naturally lead to improved functioning and peaceful living.

I believe that change happens when people are given the guidance they need to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential to live fulfilling, happy lives. My aim is to provide an environment of compassion and support to help individuals and families overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive. *Weekend appointments available*

Adrienne Markopolos, MS, LPC

Certified Sex and Couples Therapist

Adrienne Markopolos is a dynamic seasoned clinician whom has held licenses to practice in three states as a psychotherapist. Adrienne has been a licensed therapist for twenty years in various settings with various populations. It has been her mission to work along side clients to help them facilitate change in their lives. Her solution focused approach assist clients in re-establishing balance, developing coping skills and educating them on techniques and strategies to improve their own capabilities.

Adrienne is a graduate of the University of Miami, the Miami Institute of Psychology and her specialty training in sex and couples therapy was earned at the Colorado School for Family Therapy. Adrienne also has twenty years of working with clients whom suffer from anxiety, depression, eating disorders and addiction. Meaningful change can only happen when a commitment to change is acted upon in a safe, comfortable, supportive and nonjudgmental environment. Adrienne works with adults, teens and couples.

Dean Havlik, LCSW, MBA

Dean Havlik is a licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, adjustment, trauma, stress, and major life transitional issues as well as couples experiencing relationship challenges. Dean has experience working in a variety of mental health treatment settings with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. He received a Bachelor Degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a Masters Degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in the field of Social Work.

In addition to this Dean is a Certified Executive Coach specializing in assisting other in achieving their professional goals, increasing personal performance, and managing through stress and change. He received certifications from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland and the Life Coach Institute of Orange County. He earned an Executive Masters in Business Administration from the Jack Welch Management Institute.

Dean takes an active person-centered and solution focused approach to both therapy and coaching to make room for personal exploration, questions, self-realization, and collaborative problem solving. He has lived in the metro Atlanta area for the past 20 years and is a practicing musician/songwriter in his spare time.

Nkechi Azike

Nkechi (Kay) Azike, APRN

Nkechi is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She holds a bachelor’s of science degree in psychology from the University of Georgia, and a master’s of science in nursing degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, specializing in psychiatric/mental health. She has experience working at the Center for Psychiatric Medicine in Birmingham, AL.

She is passionate about providing comprehensive mental healthcare, combining psychotherapy and medication management. She works in conjunction with counselors to ensure continuity of care. She primarily works with clients with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, trauma-related disorders, substance-use related disorders, and psychotic disorders. She is able to see ages 18+.

Carlie Sherman, LPC

Carlie is a Licensed Professional Counselor certified by the state of Georgia where she was born and raised. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology from Georgia State University and a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. Carlie has spent the last 5 years working in Crisis Intervention in the hospital setting among a wide range of populations with children, teenagers, adults, and geriatrics. Carlie has experience working with Refugees, Veterans, Professionals, and those going difficult transitions in life. She specializes in working with individuals experiencing depression, grief/loss, anxiety, anger, difficulties with work/life balance, and substance abuse. Carlie has a well-rounded approach to therapy that is not only collaborative but holistic, as she believes that every individual deserves the chance to live a well-balanced physical, spiritual, emotional life.

My area of specialities include Anger Management, Depression/Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Grief/Loss

Letrice Deloach, LPC, NCC, CAMS-II

Do you struggle with Balancing your work, personal and interpersonal? Are you searching for a more Balance you? I believe in obtaining and maintaining a healthy Balance between your mind, body, and spirit yields a truly fulfilled life. You are who you are? My goal is to assist my clients in learning how to be your "unapologetic self" while finding "Balance"! My approach is based on developing an authentic relationship built on self -acceptance, self -awareness, discovery, empowerment and bringing light to situations that may appear dark. I work as a collaborative with clients being the expert of their experiences.

I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. I earned my Master’s degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from Clark Atlanta University. My experience includes working with children and adults in individual, family and group settings. I specialize in issues ranging from PTSD, depression, LGBT issues, anger management and self-esteem. I meet my clients literally where they are! I offer video therapy as well as traditional office setting.

Starting therapy can be uncomfortable, so I believe starting in an environment of comfort! I employ TF-CBT and positive psychology as well as the use of play & art therapy techniques with clients of all ages. Some of the most therapeutic experiences can be achieved through reconnecting with your inner child.

Shawn Haggard, LCSW

Shawn Haggard, License Clinical Social Worker, has been providing therapeutic services to adults, adolescents, children, and families since 2005. Shawn strives to create a positive atmosphere to assist clients by focusing on their strengths and ways to create self empowerment, to lead to a more satisfying life. She sees an clients for an array of issues, such as, depression, mood disorders, grief, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, foster care, behavioral issues, adoption, parenting, life transition, stress, marital, family issues, cutting/self harm behaviors, and co-dependency.

Shawn graduated from Dalton State College with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Latino Culture. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with her Masters in Clinical Social Work. Shawn utilizes an eclectic approach to meet her client's needs. She does use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focus, Behavior Modification, Play Therapy, and Didactical Behavior Therapy. She has been a long time member of National Association of Social Workers.
In addition, Shawn can provide supervision for those seeking their LCSW license. She is approved supervisor through the state of Georgia.

Twilynn M. Jourdain, LPC, NCC

Twilynn M. Jourdain has a bachelor of science degree from Xavier University of Louisiana and received her master's degree in counselor education, specializing in human service counseling, from the University of New Orleans. She is a licensed professional counselor in the states of Louisiana (#2236) and Georgia (#003556) and is also a nationally certified counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC #54749). In 2004, Twilynn was certified by Harvard University in the area of non-profit strategic management. Twilynn has over 20 years experience working in the human services industry. She provides individual, couple, and family therapy in a private practice setting.

She specializes in working with those who suffer from depression, have experienced trauma and abuse, experience anxiety and stress, have communication challenges within their family system, and/or have difficulty in making life transitions. She has extensive experience working with adolescents addressing, self-esteem issues, teaching decision-making and problem solving skills, and working through school related issues. Twilynn also has extensive experience working with the LBGT community. In addition, she conducts training in various areas including adolescent development, solution-oriented and family-focused approaches in therapy, cultural diversity, caring of the care giver, parenting issues, and is also a certified instructor providing training in crisis intervention. She trains in business, school, and clinical settings.

Twilynn’s goals and approach to her work stems from the belief that everyone wants to live at their full potential and they don't always know how.

We all at some point or another need help or support in doing so. Clients drive the treatment process because it is all about and for them. She sees herself as the facilitator of bringing out hidden individual and/or family strengths that are being under-utilized, therefore preventing a client’s ability to live their best life. Understanding self-worth and reprogramming maladaptive thoughts and behaviors are keys to a positive outcome. She looks forward to participating in a process with clients where everyone comes out a winner. Treatment modalities and techniques utilized are adapted to the needs of the client to best ensure success as a result to treatment. One size does not fit all because we all are unique and special.

Nzinga A. Harrison

Dr. Nzinga A. Harrison, MD

Dr. Nzinga A. Harrison, MD, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with Spanish and Chemistry minors at Howard University, completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and General Psychiatry Residency at Emory University. She is Board-Certified in Adult General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Harrison provides supervision and collaboration to Thriveworks Nurse Practitioners.

Tom Russell, LCSW

Tom Russell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Marriage and Family Therapist. He has provided clinical services to youth and families for over 40 years. He has championed individual and family empowerment and assisted in developing clinical approaches that are respectful, family and solution focused and inclusive from a multicultural perspective.
Tom has provided training and authored and published numerous articles and chapters in books in the US and abroad.

Tom’s experience and collaborative approach is particularly relevant to couples and families, the LGBTQ community and to those dealing with grief and loss resolution and with pre and post adoption issues. Tom welcomes you to join him in a conversation about your possibilities!

Alexander Prince, LPC, CAC II

Alex Prince is a licensed psychotherapist with years of experience working with multiple modalities and diversity of clients from the smallest need to the most complicated. Alex has a history of taking clients others shy away from and believes that all clients should be treated according to the goals of the client, not the therapist. It is his determination that no personal beliefs can ever be used to turn away from someone willing to work through their issues. He has worked with hypnosis, mindfulness along with Cognitive Behavioral and other modalities to best serve each client in overcoming barriers to the goals they have set for themselves. Alex does not believe it should ever be the therapist that gives up on a client and utilizing coaching as well as therapy lets the client make the decision as to whether they are going to go to end their treatment. Empathy and the ability to hear the needs of a client are tantamount to the holistic vision of treatment that Alex works toward with his clients. At times Alex uses humor when appropriate to assist clients in learning to find the joy in their life even when facing difficult times. Alex has worked with groups, individuals, couples and families, children, adolescents and adults. The goal is the same for all the treatment settings and clients: guiding the clients through barriers that block what they want to have more of in their life. Alex has a history working in the creative arts and finds that it can sometimes help in situations where the feelings are not ready to be experienced without an avenue that feels safe. Alex has worked with most cultural groups and has experience working with LGBT issues. Working with mental health as it relates to substance abuse is also one of his specialties.

Linda Buie, LPC

Linda Buie has a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University in Atlanta. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia, a National Certified Counselor, nationally certified as a Master Addiction Counselor, and a Registered Nurse. She has over 20 years of experience in the human services industry plus 20 years business experience working within a Fortune 500 company. Linda’s diverse background helps her to provide counseling with a holistic approach.

Linda provides individual and group therapy for adults in a private practice setting. She specializes in working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, work/life stress, career related issues, and addictions. She is client centered, empathetic, non-judgmental, and a cheerleader in the lives of her clients. She has extensive training in Motivational Enhancement Therapy which allows her to help clients evoke internal motivation towards making a change.

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”

- Vivian Greene

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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Tenethria was great

When I first met Tenethria I had no idea what to expect I have never been to counseling before and I wasn’t ...Read more

even sure that what I was experiencing was serious enough to warrant see anybody. She assured me that I was in the right place for the right reasons and it was OK to keep talking just for work life balance coaching or anxiety management or anything like that

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Best Counseling I’ve Ever Had

Shawn is hands down the best counselor I've ever had! She's helped my boyfriend & I tremendously and quite...Read more

frankly saved our relationship... and our sanity. Her no-holds-barred and compassionate approach was just what we needed. Shawn's been able to help us as a couple and individually. She's heaven sent and I would recommend her to anyone in need a caring, authentic counselor.

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Linda Buie has changed my life!

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. When I had my first appointment with Linda, she listened intently and took a genuine interest in the struggles I was facing. On the next visit, she had an action plan, complete with visual guides and worksheets for me to complete to really address and work on the issues. Every visit she recalls exactly what we talked about previously and checks in on progress. I can't say enought nice things about Linda. She is caring, genuine, real and tells it like it is, which I love. She has a nice way of delivering information that is constructive and helpful. I am constantly recalling Linda's advice in my every day life and it has helped me tremendously. I truly feel like myself again and it's thanks to Linda's guidance.

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