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Andrew Haynes
Self Pay Rate: $99

Andrew Haynes, LPC

Philosophy of Care

After serving six years in the United States Navy as an electronics technician, Andrew earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. After floundering around for a few years post bachelor’s, Andrew gravitated toward his highest excitement to pursue a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Georgia. Since then, Andrew has accrued over four years of individual and family counseling experience.

Andrew immerses himself in sessions with a cognitive behavior and person-centered therapy approach. Having a person-centered ambience allows for empathy, non-judgment and authenticity to flow through the session. When the client’s story emerges, then cognitive behavior therapy becomes a valuable tool to help the client become aware of unhelpful beliefs and choose preferred ones. However, Andrew will flex in an eclectic manner finding valuable tools from a variety of counseling modalities when there is a clinical need.  

Andrew has helped clients and their families through a variety of challenges. With Andrew, clients learn that reshaping their beliefs can lead to a more fulfilling interaction with life. When individuals choose their preferred beliefs they are able to transform their mood, relationships and quality of life to the positive. All humans whether male, female or transgender are welcome! So reach out and let’s get started on creating a new belief paradigm that will lead to your highest excitement!

Education

Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
University of North Georgia

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-worth
  • Anger
  • Stress
  • Behavioral Issues
Brandi Krassler
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Brandi Krassler, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Brandi Krassler is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with 8 years of clinical experience as a registered nurse. She completed her Bachelors in Science in Psychology from Florida State University and her Bachelors in Nursing degree from the University of Massachusetts. She went on to complete her Masters degree in nursing with a specialty in psychiatry from Walden University. In nursing school, she graduated Summa Cum Laude and as a member of both Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing and The National Society of Leadership and Success. 

Brandi specializes in treating children, adolescents, young adults, and adults suffering from ADHD, depression, anxiety, OCD, conduct disorders, and other mood disorders including bipolar disorder and PTSD. She believes a strong patient and clinician relationship is vital in establishing a therapeutic environment. She seeks to provide an inviting and caring environment for her clients to feel safe in expressing their concerns and treatment goals.

Brandi believes a strong patient and clinician relationship is vital in establishing a therapeutic environment. She seeks to provide an inviting and caring atmosphere for her clients to feel safe in expressing their concerns and treatment goals.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Conduct Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Medication Managment
Ebonie McAfee
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ebonie McAfee, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Ebonie is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in the state of Georgia with an extensive mental health background, including experience working in inpatient settings, outpatient group counseling, and crisis services. Her passion, however, is in private practice. This setting allows Ebonie the ability to connect with her clients in a more personable and engaging manner.

She focuses on treating adults suffering from anxiety, depression, anger, dysfunctional relationships, poor coping skills, family conflict, life transitions, self-esteem, stress, trauma, PTSD, women’s issues, and more. Ebonie earned her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health from Argosy University and specializes in trauma, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. Ebonie uses various methods of therapeutic modalities with an emphasis in (CBT), solutions-focused, person-centered, and motivational interviewing.

Her goal is for you to gain the tools necessary to manage these emotions in an effective and healthier way the next time that they arise. Ebonie will work to assist you in seeing things from alternative viewpoints in order to achieve a different level of understanding—all while providing a high level of care, empathy, and expertise.

Education

Argosy University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Childhood trauma
  • Depression
  • Personality disorders
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma

 

Felecia Roberts
Self Pay Rate: $99

Felecia Roberts, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Felecia Roberts is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 10 years of experience assisting teens and adults who are faced with complications arising from grief, racial identity issues, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, stress, PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger, behavioral issues, undeveloped coping skills, family conflict, gender identity issues, and more.

Felecia earned her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. Her strength lies in stretching people with a gentle nudge to move into the next phase of their life—hopefully, a better one. She'll help you learn to recognize that life comes with ebbs and flows, and predictable ups and downs. Every individual encounters things that they need help processing, moving past, or accepting—and Felecia knows that the process of emotional growth will not always be comfortable. But if you are truly ready to put in the work, she's here to work together to discover the best version of yourself.

As an African-American female, Felecia also understands the struggle of climbing professional ladders, while attempting to maintain healthy relationships and a balanced sense of self. Partner together with her to reinforce your strengths and identify the areas of your life that need assistance. By offering you unconditional support and a personalized treatment plan, Felecia can help you stabilize your emotions and regain your sense of self.

Education

Mercer University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • General/Undisclosed
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Stress
Jamila Harleston
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jamila Harleston, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jamila Harleston is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 20 years of professional experience helping clients of all ages to identify and embrace their personal strengths while coping with issues related to poor coping skills, divorce, grief, difficult life transitions, mental stress, oppositional defiance issues, addiction, anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger, behavioral issues, trauma, PTSD,  and women’s issues.

Jamila earned her Master's degree in Clinical psychology from the University of Hartford. She relies on a strengths-based, individualized, and holistic counseling approach that utilizes a variety of clinical methods to motivate clients. Jamila is also a substance abuse expert, having conducted training workshops for community and behavioral health agencies throughout the Greater Atlanta Area, including Drug and Alcohol Evaluations and Addictions Counseling and Education.

Partner together with Jamila to start addressing your mental health needs with a provider who cares. You'll learn to cope with your challenges while creating healthier relationships and a more fulfilling life.

Education

University of Hartford
Master of Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Life Transitions
  • Mental Stress
  • Relationships
  • Stress
  • Women’s Issues
Kaylee Taylor
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kaylee Taylor, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Kaylee Taylor is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia working under clinical supervision until her requirements for full independent licensure are achieved. She has spent her work in the field partnering with adults and adolescents seeking assistance in overcoming the challenges of living with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, life transitions, trauma, and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Valdosta State University and received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University.

Kaylee is a trauma informed therapist who helps her clients increase their emotional resiliency by identifying their inner strengths and resources. Kaylee utilizes an eclectic, strength based, solution focused, cognitive behavioral, and attachment focused approach to counseling to always create a supportive, and motivational therapeutic environment to serve the individual needs of her clients. Kaylee loves to create space for creativity and humor in the therapy room.

Kaylee provides an inclusive safe space for clients to learn skills to cope and mange difficult thoughts, emotions, and memories. She is also certified in Progressive Counting (PC) to assist clients in managing emotional responses and work towards resolution from experiences of trauma and loss. Kaylee strives to work collaboratively with clients to achieve their goals and reach their fullest potential living a life where there is meaning and purpose.

Education

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Mercer University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Parenting Concerns
  • Psychosis
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma (PTSD)
Lisa Hightower
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lisa Hightower, Resident in Counseling, NCC, CAMS II

Philosophy Of Care 

Lisa is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor. She graduated from Grand Canyon University with a master’s in Psychology and Professional counseling. She has her Undergraduate from Georgia State University in Communications and minored in Sociology.

She is passionate about people and helping them to achieve their fullest potential and becoming their best self. Though she primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, Lisa believes that because all clients are different, that she too should be different and willing to use the many other modalities she is versed with.

Lisa is a firm believer that anyone can do anything if given the opportunity, education, resources, and support system. “Whether you think you can or can’t- you’re right.”-Henry Ford

Education

Master’s Degree in Psychology/Professional Counseling
Grand Canyon University

Bachelor’s Degree in Communication
Georgia State University

Specialties

  • Self Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • Life goals and accountability
  • Grief

 

Tatiana Charles
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tatiana Charles, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Tatiana Charles is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) whose background includes working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Tatiana has experience working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, autism spectrum, family conflict, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other challenges throughout one’s lifespan.

Tatiana completed her bachelor's degree in Psychology at SUNY College of Old Westbury and her master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused approaches and techniques when working with clients. Tatiana believes that each client is an individual, so each session is different and reflects the individual’s needs and strengths.

Tatiana enjoys getting to know her clients with compassion, empathy, honesty, and understanding. She also enjoys helping clients to recognize the importance of healthy and positive coping skills.

Education

Masters in Mental Health Counseling
Capella University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Women’s issues
Gregory Cooper
Self Pay Rate: $99

Gregory Cooper, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Greg is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters of Family Therapy degree from Mercer University’s School of Medicine. His focus is directly addressing family issues often associated with marital discord and infidelity. Greg has worked as a facilitator for Retrouvaille, an organization which assists couples in repairing relationships as an option to divorce. Greg has delivered multiple presentations on the dynamics and repair of relationships after an affair. Greg has provided CORE services for children and families in DFCS custody where he assisted families with a path to reunification; adoption and foster care transitions; as well as addressing parenting skills. He has worked as a family therapist providing treatment in an intensive, non-twelve step alcohol recovery program where his objective as a therapist was to help couples and families communicate on a more intimate level and identify unique strengths to end the cycle of addiction.

Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • PTSD / Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infidelity
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
Donna Young
Self Pay Rate: $99

Donna Young, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Donna Young is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia with over 20 years of experience assisting adolescents, teens, young adults, and families with managing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and adjusting to life’s ups and downs.

Donna obtained her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She takes an eclectic approach that meets the client where they are and encompasses cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and person-centered therapy. She focuses on assisting the client with gaining insight and awareness that will facilitate growth and understanding to meet the needs of the client.

Donna works toward establishing a therapeutic relationship that is built on trust, honesty, and unconditional positive regard. She will create an environment where the client will feel safe and comfortable being open and exploring ways to develop skills.

Education

Capella University
Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Adjustment
  • Coping Skills
  • Substance Use
  • Oppositional Defiance

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