Meet Our Counseling Staff: Cumming Counselors


Barb C. Wilson, Ph.D., LPC, CPCS, DCC, NCC

Dr. Wilson has a doctoral degree in Counseling and Student Personnel Services from the University of Georgia. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. She is empathetic and compassionate professional with over 13 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families in both private and school settings. Barb also has extensive training in telemental health and holds certification as a Distance Credentialed Counselor. Barb’s professional career includes working with children and adolescents in crisis in a private setting and over 12 years of experience as a counselor in the school setting. She has traveled across the country to present to other professional counselors and her work has been published several times.

Barb’s therapeutic approach is accepting, warm and honest. She incorporates CBT methods, a person-centered approach, and is trained in expressive arts techniques as well. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Professional Counselor Supervision
  • LGBTQ
  • Unhealthy Social Media Habits (use and abuse, cyberbullying)
  • Trauma/Abuse/Anxiety
  • Self-harm and Suicidal Ideation
  • Family Relations (adverse impact of divorce/separation)
  • Tele-mental health

Darrel “Tony” Reynolds, BS, CADCII

Darrel (Tony) Reynolds (BS, CADCII): devoted Substance Abuse Counselor certified in the state of Georgia. He has extensive knowledge in Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the areas of addiction, depression, anxiety, self-medicating behaviors, self-destructive or manipulating behaviors. He has extensive experience with performing assessments, implementing treatment plans, working with adolescents and adults with chronic and dual diagnosis as well as alcohol and substance abuse. Involves examining the problems of substance abuse patients, suggesting health practitioners, including psychiatrists and doctors in the treatment of the patients. Comfortable working in an environment with multi-cultural and socio-economic issues.

Clinical Areas of Specialization:

  • Life Coaching
  • SYMBIS- Premarital
  • Marital Coaching
  • Anger management
  • Self-medicating
  • Manipulative behaviors
  • Alcohol and Drug Addictions
  • Working with Youth and Adult Males
  • Longer Management of self-worth and depression

Raj Parameswaran, LPC

Raj Parameswaran received her training at Augusta University where she completed her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. She has earned a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Applied Psychology from India. In her career she has worked with clients (children, adolescents, adults and geriatric) and families dealing with serious and persistent mental illness and substance use issues. Her work has spanned the spectrum of acute stabilization, residential treatment and substance abuse rehabilitation.

Raj considers being a therapist as a lifestyle and a collaboration with the client to kindle their innate motivation. She believes in enhancing client’s knowledge and investing in skill building to address emotional roadblocks. She enjoys being a catalyst in the client’s positive change process. She provides compassionate care using CBT, Mindfulness based therapies and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Having been raised in India and moving to the United States has stoked a keen interest in working with clients with diverse cultural experiences. She is a Native Tamil speaker and is fluent in Hindi.

Her areas of specialization include but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorders
  • Trauma
  • Substance abuse disorders

Eileen O’Regan-O’Toole, LCSW

Eileen holds a master’s degree in social work from The University of Georgia and has over 30 years of clinical experience in the metro Atlanta area.

Eileen has a gentle and supportive, yet straightforward approach to therapy. She utilizes techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy, object relations, motivational interviewing with an emphasis on client-centered approach. Her empathetic approach to assist people in difficult situations is evident with her client satisfaction. Eileen believes that the ultimate goal of therapeutic intervention is to allow each client to improve the quality of their lives and achieve a healthy, balanced approach to problem-solving.

During her career, she has provided individual, couples and group counseling to adults. Eileen is especially skilled at working with individuals impacted by addiction issues. Eileen has worked with impaired professional programs, eating disorder and substance abuse family programs for over 20 years.

Demographics served to include:

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Impaired Professionals

Areas of experience include:

  • Substance Abuse Recovery
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency & Family issues with addictions including Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia
  • Grief Counseling
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Mood dis-regulation
  • Stress management
  • Impact of Learning Disability with emphasis on Dyslexia
  • Work life balance

Kelley Dodson, MA, LPC

Kelley is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with children and families struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, anger management, low self-esteem, social skills, and divorce and family transition. Kelley has a passion for helping children and their families grow and develop. She has worked in a variety of settings including home-based services, drug-rehabilitation programs, and community based organizations. She also has specialized training in play therapy and attachment concerns. Kelley received her undergraduate degree at Georgia State University and graduate degree in Professional Counseling at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Kelley enjoys helping her clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves and how they relate to others in the world around them.

Demographics Served include:

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Professionals

Here areas of specialization include but are not limited to:

  • Play Therapy and Art Therapy
  • Attachment Concerns and Child Development
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Career counseling
  • Life Skills
  • Grief Counseling
  • Depression, Anxiety, Anger, and Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem/Personal Growth
  • Divorce/Blended Families
  • Women’s Issues

Timothy J. Giannoni, Ed.D., M.S., MBA, LAPC

Enjoying more than 25 years in the human services profession, Dr. Timothy Giannoni has acquired a diverse professional and educational background. Possessing advanced degrees in education, psychology, counseling and management, he has provided support to individuals in both direct service practice and in the management of counseling service organizations. Starting his career in a federally funded employment and training program in Florida serving both youth and adults, he transitioned into management and became the president of nationally recognized adolescent youth develop program serving 10,000 students per year. During his authorship of the Excel Program and years in organizational leadership, he completed extensive research in anxiety and depression management and correlates of effective developmental intervention. Living in North Atlanta during the past 13 years, his career path has taken him back to his first passion — individual counseling.

As a co-owner of the Thriveworks Marietta practice, he brings the followings areas of service expertise:

  • Adolescent intervention (extensive clinical/program development experience: conflict/adjustment support to include crisis remediation, anxiety mgmt., depression, at-risk behavior, parental support)
  • Adult life change/adjustment (decision making and pervasive anxiety research, eight years of group and individual career and employment counseling)
  • Senior support (depression, loss recovery, family relations)
  • Male personal growth support (mid-life transition, relationship stabilization, anxiety, anger and impulse management)

Dr. Giannoni believes counseling relationships begin with genuine interest and concern, and are supported by an ever present focus on positive personal growth.

His years of experience have led him to the following conclusions:

  • Individuals own their counseling therapy
  • Quality individual therapy provides the opportunity to explore issues central to the person in a safe, professional and supportive environment
  • Progress or improvement in therapy results from an individual’s personal decision to change or explore new thoughts, emotions or behaviors with the support of another

Dr. G is a down-to-earth, light-hearted guy with an extensive resume and passion for serving others in their time of need. Watch the following clip for his personal/professional introduction.


Andrea Gwyn, MA, LPC

Andrea Gwyn has gained over 10 years of experience using her education in community counseling to provide therapeutic services to individuals and families. She is a dedicated professional counselor with extensive knowledge helping clients overcome major depression, anxiety and the burnout that occurs with balancing work and family life. Andrea’s goal in the therapeutic relationship is to provide an empathetic, nurturing and supportive environment for her clients to grow and see positive change in their lives. Andrea’s areas of specialization include women’s issues, chronic illness, and personal empowerment. Clinically she has found much success using the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Dialectical Behavior Therapy.


Keisha Brown, LCSW

Keisha Brown holds a master’s degree in social work from Barry University in Miami, Florida. Prior to attending Barry University, Keisha completed her Bachelor of Arts in Human Development (with a minor in psychology) at Eckerd College.

Keisha has used the techniques of DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), motivational interviewing and cognitive behavior therapy. Her therapeutic approach focuses on the person-centered and empowerment-focused therapies. According to Keisha’s view of counseling, the ultimate goal is to empower each client with the tools they need to improve their quality of life and overall performance, whether it be in the work place, in athletics or in the home.

During her career as an LCSW, she has provided individual, family and group counseling for children, adolescents and adults. Keisha is also a certified Substance abuse professional (SAP) and is qualified to complete DOT SAP evaluations.

When completing a SAP evaluation the following services are provided:

  • Face-to-face assessment
  • Recommendations and referrals for a course of education and/or
    treatment.
  • Face-to-face follow-up evaluation.
  • Development of testing plan with recommendations for continuing
    care.

Demographics served include:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Families
  • Athletic teams
  • Professionals
  • Athletes (pro or otherwise)

Areas of experience include:

  • Athletic performance improvement
  • Professional performance improvement
  • Schizoaffective disorders
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Mood regulation disorders
  • Stress management
  • Work life balance
  • Trauma

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