Kennesaw Counselors

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Meet Our Counseling Staff: Kennesaw Counselors


Kayeeshia Morris
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kayeeshia Morris, LPC

Philosophy if Care

Kayeeshia (Kay) Morris is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with more than 10 years of professional experience working with individual children, teens, and adults, as well as families. Her passion is creating a safe environment for those in need to talk and process their life stressors. Kay has experience working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, relational issues, trauma, situational stress, and issues with social skills and self-esteem.

Kay is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), crisis intervention, positive psychology, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). With children, Kay uses play and therapeutic art techniques to help facilitate the expression of difficult and uncomfortable emotions. Kay’s goal with each client is to help foster motivation and gain perspective.

Kay is committed to creating a safe, trusting, and supportive environment that honor’s her client’s dignity, worth, and self-determination. This allows her to work alongside her clients and their families in the therapeutic process of healing, growth, and overall well-being. Meeting you where you are, she looks forward to helping you create a space where you feel comfortable to explore with curiosity and compassion.

Education

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health
Argosy University Atlanta 

Specialties 

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder 
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Work and school related issues
Melanie Henson
Self Pay Rate: $99

Melanie Henson, LPC

Philosophy of Care

My philosophy of care is based upon open and honest communication, partnership, and consistency.  The path to change and personal growth is not easy.  Arguably, most things worth having require a great deal of dedication and perseverance.  However, the rewards are unlimited and based on your willingness to invest as you are worth receiving care and support.  

After some of your counseling sessions, you may feel invigorated; other sessions may leave you feeling pensive or perplexed.  Deep reflection and even confusion are often active signs of progress.  Many individuals enter counseling with maladaptive (unhealthy) coping skills.  These are skills that work short-term yet may leave us feeling empty over time with damaged relationships.  I’d like to partner with you to develop healthy tools to manage life stressors, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, etc. 

For counselors-in-training seeking supervision towards associate or full-licensure, my approach is collaborative, skill-building, and ethically sound. Additionally, I also aim to prepare you for the “business side” of counseling, which is often neglected in the supervision process.  I also specialize in clinical documentation and regulatory preparedness, which are vital to a clinician’s overall success.  

Education

Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology
Argosy University

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
Augusta State University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Shantel Miller
Self Pay Rate: $99

Shantel Miller, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Shantel Miller is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor who specializes in anxiety, life changes/transitions, substance use, anger, and mood changes. Shantel is a highly motivated, conscientious individual who is passionate about client care and developing a therapeutic rapport.

Shantel obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Valdosta State University in 2012 and then went on to graduate with her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling in 2018. With guidance, her clients develop their treatment goals in accordance with their own life goals, interests, and life aspirations.

Education

Master's in Psychology
Liberty University

Specialties

  • Substance Abuse 
  •  Anger Management 
  • Theft/Shoplifting 
  • Values
Renee Atwood
Self Pay Rate: $99

Renee Atwood, Resident in Counseling, LAPC

Philosophy of Care

Renee Atwood is a Resident in Counseling and Licensed Associate Professional Counselor. She has worked with clients who have experienced depression, both childhood and adult trauma, codependency issues, anxiety, and PTSD. She has also worked with individuals suffering from grief, divorce, and issues pertaining to aging. Renee has counseled teens, adults, and families through a down-to-earth counseling approach.

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. I commend you on taking your first step towards healing," says Renee. "Reaching out for counseling can be frightening, but I want every client to feel heard, safe and secure. As your therapist, I will graciously commit to a safe, confidential therapeutic relationship while encouraging healing from trauma, emotional disturbances, and intergenerational issues."

Renee's core beliefs are grounded in unconditional positive regard for all.  Her passion is to help others reach their full potential of emotional peace. If you are ready to begin your journey, feel free to call and make an appointment. Renee is here and ready to listen!

Education

Liberty University
MA, Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression Counseling
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and Psychotic Disorders
  • PTSD
  • CBT
  • DBT
Rachel Alerte
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rachel Alerte, LMFT

Philosophy of Care 

Rachel Alerte is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Georgia who has experience working with adolescents, adults, families, and couples seeking help with anxiety, depression, family conflict, divorce recovery, and life transitions. Rachel is a compassion-based therapist dedicated to helping adolescents develop positive self-care routines to build emotional resiliency and increase their ability to express their emotional needs to parents, peers, and others.

Rachel completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Kennesaw State University and received her Masters of Family Therapy from Mercer University. She utilizes relational, attachment-based, mindfulness-based, acceptance- and commitment-based, and emotionally-focused approaches to therapy to help individuals, families, and couples rediscover their unique strengths and rewrite the stories of their lives.

Rachel strives to create a warm, collaborative relationship with you and your loved ones in order to increase feelings of being understood and to feel supported in achieving your goals and aligning your life with your values and goals.

Education

Master's in Family Therapy
Mercer University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family conflict
  • Divorce recovery
  • Self-injurious behaviors/self-harm
  • Co-parenting/parenting
  • Life transitions
  • Coping skills
Elizabeth Mooney
Self Pay Rate: $99

Elizabeth Mooney, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Elizabeth Mooney is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Georgia with a passion for working with motivated children, adolescents, couples, families, and individuals. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, grief, bereavement, trauma, couples and relationship issues, and behavioral issues.

Elizabeth received her Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art with a Minor in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia. Elizabeth has also earned a Master's degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Valdosta State University. Elizabeth works primarily from a systemic lens using interventions from solutions-focused, collaborative, emotionally-focused, and narrative therapies.

Elizabeth collaborates with each of her clients to help them feel empowered, supported, and encouraged throughout the therapeutic process by seeking to understand their unique perspectives, experiences, and needs. Elizabeth has an energetic and creative approach to therapy which provides an environment where clients feel welcomed, supported, and understood. By utilizing her creativity, Elizabeth collaborates with her clients to customize a plan for treatment to explore and pursue lasting change.

Education

Valdosta State University
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

Specialities

  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Children/Adolescents
  • Families
  • Couples/Human Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Grief/Bereavement
Melissa Sharp
Self Pay Rate: $99

Melissa Sharp, Resident in Counseling, LAPC

Philosophy of Care

Melissa is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor who is passionate about mental health and helping individuals throughout the journey of life. Melissa completed a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida. She is experienced in working with wide variety of mental and emotional health needs, including depression, anxiety, relationships, career related topics, stress management, trauma and PTSD, grief, LBGTQ+ topics, women’s issues, and infertility. Melissa enjoys working with individuals who are seeking to gain new insight into themselves and the world around them and are active in their counseling journey. 

Melissa’s counseling style is warm, encouraging, and collaborative.  She believes the counseling process is most effective when it is viewed as a partnership in which the client is the expert in their own lives. Melissa seeks to provide a space in which individuals can safely explore and process their emotional situations free of judgement, with a clinician that is focused on helping each individual grow.

Seeking counseling services is courageous and is a great step toward self-improvement and moving beyond the challenges you may be facing. Melissa is excited to begin this journey with you and will be a skilled guide through the counseling and healing process, helping you to build upon your strengths and work toward your specific goals.

Education

Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Capella University

Specialties

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Christian Counseling
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Infertility
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Cecelia Mack
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cecelia Mack, LPC

Philosophy of Care

My work with people is strength-based and client-centered. This  includes providing a nurturing, supportive environment, meeting  the client where they are, and identifying and using their  personal strengths to improve other areas that we’re working on.  Strength-based therapy is an evidence-based practice. I use a  variety of modalities and tools depending on your needs and  goals. Some of them include: CBT, DBT, and Solution-Focused Brief therapy. 

Sometimes people fear that seeing a therapist means something  is wrong with them. I like to look at it like an athlete would. The  best athletes have coaches; not because something is wrong  with them, but because they want to excel. A coach can teach  skills, provide training, and see problems we can’t see in  ourselves. Getting a coach, or a therapist, can save time, struggle  and suffering in the process of helping ourselves to overcome  challenges, grow stronger, and more skillful. 

The overall aim of therapy is to help you improve the quality of  your life and relationships with others. Therapy is a process that  moves through stages and takes time. To be successful, you have  to be willing to commit yourself to the process. This requires a  commitment over time. It’s important to continue the momentum  gained in therapy through regular appointments. In return, I  commit to helping you move toward your goals as positively,  powerfully, and effectively as we can, and as you (they) are able  and willing.

Education

Master of Arts
Georgia School of Psychology

Specialties

  • Addiction
  • PTSD
  • Chronic Mental Disorders
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Couples/Marriage Therapy
  • Women's Issues
Betsy Leamy
Self Pay Rate: $99

Betsy Leamy, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Betsy Leamy is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 20 years of experience helping others to face their challenges, which may include, depression, anxiety, depression, addictions, abuse, trauma, PTSD, anger issues, chronic stress or illness, family conflict, women's issues, and more.

Betsy earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Georgia State University where she also earned her Master’s degree in Community Counseling. Betsy utilizes an eclectic group of therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy (PCT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based methods, and more.

Betsy knows from experience, both personally and professionally, that people can make miraculous changes in their lives.  She looks forward to working with you and hopes to hear from you soon. Reach out to schedule your first session today.

Education

Georgia State University

Specialties 

  • Addiction/Substance Abuse and Recovery
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Men’s Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
Brent Harris
Self Pay Rate: $99

Brent “Woody” Harris, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Brent “Woody” Harris is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Woody completed his Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology at the University of West Georgia and has done post-masters work at Saybrook University in San Francisco. He is a Certified Clinical Supervisor, trained in trauma-focused therapy and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) Level II therapist, and a Geek Therapist.

Woody believes that therapy can be an essential tool for personal growth and confronting barriers. He has worked to develop understanding of experiential tools such as music, games, play, and media to support change and enhance self-awareness. Woody also employs a background of humanistic, existential, phenomenological, and transpersonal therapies as his primary therapeutic style.

Woody wants to help you with identifying goals, and confronting barriers. He would like to walk alongside you on your path of growth, and assist you with the shadows and uncertainty that come with self-exploration. Woody also wants you to know that there is nothing wrong with having fun along the way.

Education 

State University of West Georgia
Master of Psychology

Saybrook University
Ph.D. in Existential Humanistic Psychology

Specialties

  • Self Esteem
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Personal Growth
  • Grief
  • Family Dynamics
  • Anger Management
  • Calming and Coping
  • Spiritual Emergence
Cartier Gantt-Owens
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cartier Gantt-Owens, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Cartier Gantt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Georgia and California,  her passion is creating a safe space for those in need to talk and work through their life stressors;  whether it be Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or familial issues. She has helped empower her Clients which have included Veterans, sexual/domestic assault survivors, children, adults and  families, to build healthy and happy relationships, and regain the control they feel they may have  lost, doing so in a judge free space. 

Cartier is not married to one theoretical orientation, because in her experience she has noticed  that Clients have different needs and that requires using different orientations and tools. In her  five plus years in the therapy field many of her client benefited from Cognitive Behavioral  Therapy. Cartier has also seen great improvement using Solution Focused, and Attachment  Theory.  

When life gets hard we tend to turn inward, we recoil and suffer in silence, and if you do reach  out for help you are made to feel inadequate, bothersome, or weak. In closing, you are not alone,  Cartier is here for you, to help facilitate whatever change you desire.

Education

Pacific Oaks College
MA Marriage and Family Therapy

Specialties

  • PTSD 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Life Transitions 
  • Mood Disorder
Cecilia Perez
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cecilia Perez, Resident in Counseling, LAPC

Philosophy of Care

Cecilia Perez is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia working with adolescents and adults experiencing major life transitions, grief, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, relationship issues, adolescent issues, and trauma.

Cecilia received her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Towson University and is passionate about mental health and treating mental health disorders. Cecilia utilizes an integrative approach to therapy, incorporating strengths-based, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic approaches to treatment. She will help you find which methods work best for you.

Seeking therapy can be an uncomfortable experience. Cecilia hopes to make therapy safe and enjoyable by working collaboratively with you to tailor your treatment to your needs. She strives to create a warm and nonjudgmental environment where clients feel accepted and can be themselves. She will help you identify your strengths, advocate for yourself, and discover new coping strategies so that you are able to be present and live according to your values.

Education

Towson University
Master's in Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Psychodynamic
  • Academic/Work Issues
  • Adolescents
Dr.Janie Oliver
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dr. Janie Oliver, PhD, LPC, CPCS

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Janie Oliver is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist  (LPC, CPCS) with over 25 years of extensive experience working with military veterans, children, adolescents, and their families, as well as those individuals experiencing physical, verbal, emotional, and sexual abuse or other types of trauma.

Dr. Oliver has received training in expressive art therapy (EAT), cognitive and behavioral therapies (CBT). In addition to being a trauma-informed clinician, she incorporates a holistic perspective to assist clients in discovering their personal strengths, while identifying support systems, and successfully achieving their therapeutic goals.

Work together with Dr. Oliver as you explore the conditions or concerns that are troubling you. She'll help you make progress and learn to prioritize your personal wellbeing with success.

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Behavior disorders
  • Social skills development
  • Parenting training
  • Trauma
Kelshia Keys
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kelshia Keys, Resident in Counseling, LAPC

Philosophy of Care

Kelshia Keys is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor,(LAPC, CRC, CSC) a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and a Certified School Counselor in the state of Georgia who has more than 10 years of experience partnering with children and adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, stress, anger, low self-esteem, and vocational issues.

She completed her Bachelor's degree at Grambling State University, her Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University, and earned an add-on certification in School Guidance and Counseling from the University of West Georgia. Kelshia uses an eclectic blend of therapeutic approaches to address each client's unique needs.

Kelshia seeks to establish a partnership with you in order to assist with building on your strengths and helping you move toward your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire.

Education

Georgia State University
Masters of Rehabilitation Counseling

Specialties

● Depression
● Anxiety
● Stress management
● Self esteem
● Vocational counseling
● Anger management

Krystal Lumpkin
Self Pay Rate: $99

Krystal Lumpkin, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Krystal Lumpkin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has 12 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, family transitions/changes such as divorce, and life transitions.

Krystal completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Professional Counseling at Richmont Graduate University. She utilizes play therapy, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, and solution focused approaches to therapy.

Krystal provides a curious, positive, and nonjudgmental approach with her clients. She strives to connection with her clients to assist in being able to identify their natural strengths and gain insight to how changes can be made.

Education and Licensure

Richmont Graduate University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialities

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Grief/Loss
Mignon Parker
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mignon Parker, LCSW

Greetings! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience working in the Behavioral Health field. I have worked in a variety of settings helping my clients deal with issues such as, but not limited to bipolar, depression, anxiety, family conflicts. Additionally, I have had extensive experience working with families and caregivers impacted by trauma. My approach to counseling is based on my belief that everyone is equipped with what they need to thrive amidst life challenges. Sometimes, we simply need an objective, supportive person to help us draw on our strengths. I would be honored to be that person for you!

Navigating through life challenges can be a daunting task. My goal is to foster a partnership with you to create a therapeutic experience unique to your specific strengths and circumstances that will help you work towards your desired goals.

I look forward to helping you be your best self!

SPECIALTIES

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Anger management
  • Career difficulties
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
  • ADHD

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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Kennesaw is located at 3745 Cherokee St NW Suite 903, Kennesaw, GA 30144— right next to Todd Immigration and Shoemaker Pediatric Dentistry.

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Address 3745 Cherokee St NW #903
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