Our Counselors

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

Alexandra Alonso, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Alexandra Alonso is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Board Certified Counselor in the State of Georgia. Alexandra is also a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas and has been practicing therapy since 2013 . Alexandra received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University and received her Masters of Science degree in Individual and Family Psychotherapy from Our Lady of the Lake University. 

To provide the best care possible Alexandra adapts her therapeutic approach to best fit the needs of her client. She utilizes an integrated therapeutic approach pulling from Cognitive behavioral therapy, Narrative therapy, Solution focused brief therapy, and Mindfulness practices. 

Alexandra is dedicated to working together with her clients to identify goals, implement change, and overcome barriers to help them live their best life. No matter where you are in your journey Alexandra is ready to meet you where you are and together take it step by step. 

Education

Our Lady of the Lake University
MS in Individual and Family Psychotherapy

Specialties

  • Stress Management 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Life and work transitions 
  • ADHD 
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse Disorders 
  • Behavioral Disorders 
  • Mood Disorders 
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
Cachet Berry
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cachet Berry, LMFT

Cachet Berry holds a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Valdosta State University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia. She is currently a state Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. 

Cachet has worked in a variety of settings has had the experience of working with individuals, families, and children struggling with substance abuse, sexuality/intimacy, stress management, communication, depression, anxiety, and LGBTQ issues. Cachet has also had the pleasure of working with the unique challenges faced by our Veteran and Active-Duty military families. 

There are times in life when we face difficult decisions, ineffective communication, tumultuous relationships, life transitions, and the overall daily struggle to lead a happy satisfying life.  As a strength-based solution-focused therapist, Cachet believes that every person has the right and ability to experience a happy and well-balanced life. As a facilitator of change she will work with you to create solutions and explore endless possibilities for your future.

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

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

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

Diana Lleras, LPC

**Diana offers therapy services in English and Spanish

Welcome! My name is Diana Lleras and my goal is to help clients develop the skills and tools necessary to accomplish a life worth living and optimal wellness. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with five years of experience working with adolescents and adults. My areas of specialty include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, Solution-focused and Trauma-focused CBT. I use these interventions in the treatment of trauma, personality disorders, mood-related disorders, anxiety, grief, substance use disorders, and other concerns. I am bilingual in English and Spanish.

Diana's specialties:

  • PTSD
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Substance abuse and co-occurring disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self injurious behaviors
  • EMDR
  • DBT
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Adolescents/Teens

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Mi objetivo es ayudar a los clientes a desarrollar las habilidades y herramientas necesarias para lograr una vida digna de ser vivida y un bienestar óptimo. Soy una consejera profesional licenciada con cinco años de experiencia trabajando con adolescentes y adultos. Mis áreas de especialidad incluyen la terapia cognitiva conductual, la terapia dialéctica conductual, la terapia de procesamiento cognitive, Desensibilización y reprocesamiento por movimientos oculares, terapia centrada en la solución y la TCC centrada en el trauma. Uso estas intervenciones en el tratamiento de traumas, trastornos relacionados con el estado de ánimo, ansiedad, duelo, trastornos de personalidad, trastornos por uso de sustancias y otras inquietudes. Soy bilingüe en ingles y español.

  • Edades de 13 a 64 años
  • Parejas / Matrimonio / Relaciones
  • Terapia familiar
  • Ansiedad / Estrés
  •  Desorden de déficit de atención
  • Depresión
  • Trastorno del estado de ánimo / bipolaridad
  • Trastornos de la personalidad
  • Esquizofrenia / Trastornos psicóticos
  • Sustancias / Trastornos adictivos
  • Trauma / trastornos de estrés postraumático
Kimberly McIntosh
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kimberly McIntosh, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Kimberly McIntosh is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/Certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator in the state of Georgia. She has over 14 years of experience in working with couples, families, and individuals on matters such as pre-marital issues/guidance, relationship issues, divorce, anxiety, and depression. Kimberly completed Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Valdosta State University. She has worked in community outpatient, clinical outpatient (in office and virtual), and inpatient settings. 

Kimberly utilizes strategic family therapy, solution focused, cognitive behavioral, faith based and mindfulness approaches in working with individuals and families. She is able to adjust her approach to the needs of the client.

Kimberly joins with you in identifying appropriate goals and assists you in navigating through the process of meeting them. Kimberly aims to meet you at the point of your need by partnering with you until meaningful change takes place.

Education

Valdosta State University
Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy

Specialties

  • Couple’s Issues
  • Family Issues
  • Pre-Marital Coaching/counseling
  • Life Transitions
  • Christian Counseling

 

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

Kimberly Swanson, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Kimberly Swanson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia has over 6 years of experience working with adults with anxiety, depression, PSTD, and other life stressors ranging from coping with chronic illness to going through relationship issues. Her approach to counseling is to guide and to help you determine the best approach for improving your well-being. She tends to use person-centered, solution-focused, along with cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches; however, she can modify her therapeutic techniques to meet the needs of each client. Swanson earned her Masters of Science degree in Psychology from Keiser University. 

She utilizes blended holistic approaches that stimulate the mind, body, and spirit. Other modalities of specialty that she utilizes are psycho-educational interventions, hypnotherapy, interpersonal therapy, and art therapy. Swanson also offers relaxation techniques (e.g. meditation, breathing exercises, reiki). 

Seeking counseling & asking for help can be very difficult for some people so she likes to create a comfortable atmosphere free of judgmental views. Her approach is more spiritual with the blending of holistic counseling and transpersonal therapy. No one should feel bad about receiving counseling to improve one’s life. Let's get started, she is one call away 

Education

Masters of Science degree in Psychology
Keiser University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Women’s issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
Lakeah White
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lakeah White, LPC

To paraphrase an old but true saying, “the only thing constant in life is change.” One thing that was left out is that change can often times be scary and hard. Just when we think things are going good, life has a way of throwing us a curve ball just to make things “interesting.” Whether you are experiencing difficulty with coping with changes related to your emotions, your relationships, your job, your health, or just life in general, counseling can help. 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with approximately 12 years of experience with working with children, adults, families, and couples.  I am proud to have an all-inclusive practice that serves clients and families of varying ethnicities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, and other cultural backgrounds. I take pride in providing a comfortable and welcoming (yet always professional) environment where clients are encouraged to be open and honest. My primary goal is to help my clients to uncover their innate ability to adapt and thrive despite any challenges they may face.

Common issues that I help with include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger management, relationship stressors, behavior issues, trauma and abuse, stress management, relational codependency, suicidal thoughts, and grief. I utilize a holistic/systems approach to counseling in order to understand the impact that a client’s mental, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being may have on the issues that they are facing. While I believe quality training is important, I also believe that it is just as important to find a counselor that is a good “fit.” I would the love the opportunity to see if I am a good fit to help assist you on your journey. With online counseling (within the state of Georgia), 24/7 scheduling, and a complimentary 15 minute consultation, you are just one mouse click/phone call of way, so…let’s HEAL together!

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

Lyann Prieto, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Lyann Prieto is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia with extensive experience in serving individuals with an array of mental and emotional health needs, including mood disorders (Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder I and II); psychotic disorders (Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective disorder); anxiety; trauma; and other psychosocial factors impacting the everyday life (e.g. grief, financial, relationship issues, legal issues). Lyann received her Master of Social Work degree from University of New England.

Lyann utilizes client-centered, strengths based, cognitive behavioral, and solution focused approaches to therapy. She meets the client where they are on a biopsychosocial level to deliver the best evidence-based practices. Lyann also employs Motivational Interviewing, a modality used to elicit behavior change through hope, exploration, empathy, and empowerment. Lyann believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship as key to positive outcome and possesses warmth, empathy, and transparency with awareness of cultural diversity.

Lyann seeks to empower individuals through the use of their own strengths and values. She is looking to form meaningful relationships with her clients and hopes to begin a journey with you soon. Lyann enjoys reading, sewing, and playing with her majestic cat, Cosmo. She loves anything coffee and frequents local coffee shops for lattes and frappés.

Education

University of New England
MSW

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and Psychotic Disorders
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Self esteem
  • Self-Injurious Behaviors / Self-Harm
  • Anger Management
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions
Colin Mathews
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Colin Mathews, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Colin Mathews is a licensed therapist (LCSW) in the state of Georgia who has worked with adults, couples, families, and youth to address challenges like depression, anxiety, grief, compulsive behaviors like substance use, anger management, and relationship dysfunction. He believes that humans are inherently social animals who often suffer when they go it alone, but can change and grow in partnership with a skilled clinician. He earned a Masters of Social Work from Georgia State University and has worked with people of all cultures, colors, ages, and identities in settings including hospitals, private practice, and jail. 

He specializes in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, which blends an awareness of body and mind; it uses techniques which harness the peace within us (through breathing, meditation, and yoga) to help explore difficult feelings and emotions without reacting so strongly to them. He also uses solution-focused therapy, CBT, DBT, and psychiatric referrals. 

Colin believes that his job is to be a mirror through which you see your challenges more clearly, your strengths with greater focus, and glimpse the future you desire. His ideal clients desire fulfillment where there is frustration, joy where there is sadness, and peace where there is turmoil. The journey of befriending your mind begins with a conversation.

Education

Georgia State University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar and Mood Disorders
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
  • Psychiatric Education, Support, and Referrals

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