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

Ebonie McAfee, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Ebonie is a licensed associate counselor in the state of GA with an extensive mental health background, including experience in Core and Wraparound services, inpatient settings, outpatient (groups), 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. Ebonie specializes in trauma, self esteem, depression, anxiety and personality disorders. Ebonie uses various methods of therapeutic modalities with an emphasis in CBT, solution focused, person-centered, and motivational interviewing.

We all experience emotions such as, extreme sadness, loneliness, fear, abandonment, anger, and grief. These are some of the the most diffiicult emotions that one can experience and can often seem overwhelming. I am here to help. During these emotionally challenging periods, it is beneficial to have the help and support of a professional counselor to help navigate and overcome these challenges. By utilizing a cognitive and behavioral approach, we will work together to challenge negative thoughts, unprocessed feelings and unwanted behaviors. At a minimum, the 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.

It is important for me to assist you in seeing things from alternative viewpoints in order to achieve a different level of understanding 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
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Magellan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
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
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
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
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)
Kemesha Nickelson
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kemesha Nickelson, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Kemesha Nickelson is a Resident Licensed Associate Professional Counselor with over 2 years of experience helping children, teens, adults, and families to process experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and difficult life transitions.

Kemesha earned her Master’s of Science in Marriage Couples and Family Counseling from Walden University. As a mental health professional, her intention is to motivate clients who are experiencing difficult life events and stressors to help them process and develop coping strategies to navigate the ever-changing journey of life.

Kemesha will partner with you to help you stay motivated to improve your quality of life and become your best self. As your therapist, she’ll ensure that each session focuses on addressing the issues that matter most to you.

Education

Walden University
Master’s in Marriage Couples and Family Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Mental Stress
  • Trauma and 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

 

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

Marly Santana, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Marly Santana is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia who has over 15 years of experience providing clinical assessment and therapeutic care to adults seeking help with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and issues of acculturation specific to the Latino community. Raised in Puerto Rico, and fluent in both English and Spanish, she has been working with the Latino community in the Atlanta area for over 20 years. She completed her Bachelor of Arts at Emory University and received her MSW from University of Georgia.

Marly utilizes a patient centered approach to treatment that includes cognitive behavioral skills, mindfulness skills building, interpersonal boundaries and relationships, and emotionally focused approaches to therapy, always focusing on meeting the individual at their level of readiness and motivation.She is able to provide therapy in both English and Spanish, and she has extensive experience providing counseling to the growing and dynamic Latino community in Atlanta.

Marly seeks to develop a trusting and genuine relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths, and better understand your goals, so that you can live your life with the meaning and value you desire.

Education

Master of Social Work
University of Georgia

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Stress Management
Tatiana Charles
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
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
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare East Non-Network
  • 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
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
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
Jere Cooper
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Jere Cooper, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Jeré Cooper is a board certified Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with a great passion for holistic and patient centered care. Jeré began her journey into the health care field working for Atlanta’s number one center for Trauma; Grady health system, where she spent a total of six years working as a registered nurse. Over the years, Jeré has had the opportunity to treat patients in a wide variety of settings such as Adult ICU, Neonatal and Pediatric ICU, ICU step down, outpatient surgery, and case management. 

With Jeré coming from a family of health care professionals, healthcare and education has always a been a great passion of hers. In 2016 she obtained her Bachelor Degree from Grand Canyon University, and about one year later she went on to peruse training as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. Through her years of experience at the bedside, she became more aware of the great need for mental health professionals in the health care system, and she began to develop an interest in the field. This is what lead her to pursue a master’s degree as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2019. 

Jeré believes that patients are an essential part of the treatment team and she takes pride in ensuring that each of her patients are given adequate education and resources needed to make sound decisions in their care. 

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing 

Specialties

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Panic disorder
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders
  • Stress
  • Sleep disorders
  • PTSD

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