Our Counselors

Ebonie McAfee
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ebonie McAfee, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Ebonie is a licensed associate counselor with an extensive mental health background, including experience in core and wrap around services, inpatient settings, outpatient(groups), and conducting assessments while providing diagnosis. Ebonie also has experience in private practice.

Ebonie uses an eclectic approach to therapy which includes CBT, solution focused, person-centered, and motivational interviewing. She has discovered these approaches have been effective in helping clients process past trauma and current stressors.

Ebonie's core beliefs include a high level of integrity, honesty, trust, and open communication between herself and her clients.

Education

Argosy University
Masters in Clinical Mental Health

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Grief
  • Self-esteem

 

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

Tatiana Charles, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Tatiana is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia, who earned her Bachelor's in Psychology at SUNY College of Old Westbury and her Master's in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. Her background includes working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in both Inpatient and Outpatient settings. She has experience working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, autism spectrum, family conflict, ADHD and other challenges throughout one’s lifespan.

Tatiana utilizes Cognitive behavioral therapy and Solution focused approaches and techniques when working with clients. She 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. Also 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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
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.  She obtained her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and is ready to work new or existing client.

Donna takes an eclectic approach that meets the client where they are and encompasses cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and a 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 to 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
Shakeia Brodie
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Shakeia Brodie, MA, LPC, NCC

Philosophy of Care

Shakeia Brodie is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia, National Certified Counselor, and member if Chi Sigma Iota, an international honor society of professional counseling. Over the past several years, Shakeia has been providing individual and group therapy to adults seeking assistance with substance abuse, dual diagnosis, women’s issues and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Winston Salem State University and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Shakeia discovered a passion for supporting individuals struggling with substance abuse disorders, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. She believes that one treatment modality doesn’t fit all clients and meeting the client where they are is an integral part of the therapeutic relationship. She finds fulfillment in supporting clients addressing their inner challenges to make a positive change in their life.

Shakeia seeks to establish a collaborative relationship with you built on trust and honest communication to help you reach your goals. Beginning therapy can be a scary thought and Shakeia would be honored to walk with you on your journey.

Education

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Anxiety/Stress Management
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Women’s issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
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