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Akisha Miller
Self Pay Rate: $99

Akisha Miller, LCSW

Philosophy of Care 

Akisha Miller is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Georgia. She has received her Bachelor of Art in Psychology from Temple University as well as her Master of Art in Social Work from Widener University. Akisha has over six years of experience in completing clinical assessments, providing counseling and therapy services to a diverse population of adults and adolescents. By assisting individuals with new coping mechanisms in how to manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, and life transitions, Akisha also provides skills to assist individuals in making positive adjustments to new situations. 

Akisha utilizes many different therapy techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Approach, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and more to assist the needs and/or concerns of each individual that that is provided service. 

Akisha is extremely passionate about the work she continues to provide and is looking forward to building a positive connection with you. Let’s begin this beautiful process by identifying as well utilizing your strengths to work towards your goals. Its time for you to live your best, happy and healthy life. 

Education

Master of Arts in Social Work
Widener University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Ashley Dixon
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ashley Dixon, LPC

Philosophy of Care 

Ashley Dixon is a Licensed Clinical Social worker in the State of Georgia who has served in the child welfare system for 4 years and has continued her commitment and service to children and families in the mental health field for the past 8 years. She serves individuals, families and couples that seek help with anxiety, depression, trauma, work related challenges,relationship issues and life transitions. She completed her Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge and received her Master of Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles. 

Ashley utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution focused Therapy and a family systems approach to meet the needs of the individuals, families and couples that she serves. 

Ashley seeks to establish a working relationship with you that is both professional and caring in order to help you identify your strengths and help you to build the foundation blocks for a rich and rewarding outlook on life. 

Education

Master of Social Welfare
University of California, Los Angeles

Specialties

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • PTSD and Stress Related Disorders 
  • Family Therapy 
  • Couples Counseling and Relationship Issues 
  • Work Related Issues 
  • Anger Management 
  • Grief & Loss 
  • Life Transitions
Brandi Krassler
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
Jana Walker
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jana Walker, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jana Walker is an integrative licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia with over 13 years of experience providing assessment and clinical services for diverse client populations with a variety of mental health and substance use needs. She is person-centered and loves working with older adolescents and adults of all ages and genders. Jana is experienced in faith-based therapy and enjoys working with couples having issues with communication and relationship problems in general. She completed her Master’s Degree at the University of Nebraska in community counseling with a specialization in substance use treatment.

Jana utilizes strength-based, cognitive behavioral, and narrative based strategies in her work with clients. She is trauma certified and has extensive experience working with individuals and couples. Jana is creative and intuitive and seeks the best interventions to help her clients overcome barriers to change and overall success in achieving their personal goals.  

Jana provides a balance of warmth and understanding that will allow you to feel comfortable in exploring your concerns. She believes that you possess the personal power needed to affect change in your life and she will partner with you to discover answers to your concerns. Every step of the way Jana will provide the expertise and support you need to achieve your goals.

Education

University of Nebraska at Kearney
Master of Education in Community Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Substance Use
  • Interpersonal
  • Trauma
  • Infidelity
  • Spirituality
  • Grief
Lauren Gordon
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lauren Gordon, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Lauren has worked in several different mental health settings. She worked as an independent contractor for an agency that contracted with the Department of Family and Children Services for about 2 years. Within the agency, she provided therapy to parents and children who were in the foster care system and assisted families in the reunification and/or adoption process. She also completed her internship at Peachford Hospital where she worked with children, adolescents, adults, and senior adults. These individuals were struggling with a wide range of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, identity issues, family conflict, relationship problems, sexual trauma, PTSD, mood issues, etc. She completed assessments, led group therapy sessions, family sessions, and assisted individuals with finding resources in their communities.

Lauren has a genuine passion and love for seeing others happy and thriving in life. She wants to help clients get to and become the best version of themselves that they can be. She brings positivity, motivation, empathy, encouragement, and love to each client and each session. She identifies mostly with a solution-focused therapeutic approach but understands the need for other approaches such as cognitive behavior, person-centered, narrative, etc. She understands that every person is unique and therefore needs different therapeutic interventions in order to allow for a successful therapeutic experience.

If you are ready to become the best version of yourself, please call and schedule your appointment with Lauren. She is looking forwarding to meeting with you and building a therapeutic relationship to help you put your best foot forward!

Education

Capella University
Master's Degree

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Familial/Relationship Conflict
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • ADHD
  • Stress
Rebecca Brown
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rebecca Brown, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Rebecca Brown is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia with over 10 years of experience assisting clients of all ages who are suffering from the effects of ADHD, poorly developed coping skills, life transitional issues, women’s issues, anxiety, depression, and more.

Rebecca will provide you with a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs as an individual. Work with her to identify the areas of development that you require assistance with—from setting life goals to building healthier relationships, Rebecca is there to offer support.

Reach out to schedule a session with Rebecca—as a team, you'll start making progress towards better mental health.

Education

Lenoir Rhyne University
Master of Arts

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Stress
  • Trauma & PTSD
Satina Thrower
Self Pay Rate: $99

Satina Thrower, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Satina Thrower is an Associate Professional Counselor (APC) under supervision in the state of Georgia. She is a compassionate, empathetic mental health professional with an innate ability to establish rapport quickly and build trust through actively listening with clients. Satina has experience assisting adults and seniors who are facing anxiety, depression, relational issues, and caregiver stress.

Satina received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Satina provides a collaborative counseling process of both insight and active growth, guided in a cooperative setting and working towards your counseling goals. Successful counseling begins with commitment with you. Satina uses person-centered therapy & cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). She provides therapy treatment and interventions that best fit the client’s needs. Satina also uses integrative and evidence-based therapies such as solutions-focused, reality-choice therapy, motivational interviewing, Gestalt Therapy, and more.

She seeks to assist you with your life goals and aspirations and offers virtual and in-person sessions. While Satina may provide some direction, your specific treatment plan and goals are always centered upon your need and can always be adjusted based on your priorities. She believes clients have the inner strength to heal and grow.

Education

Master of Arts in Counseling
Cornerstone University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Tameka Hart
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tameka Hart, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Tameka Hart has a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has worked in the field of mental health and developmental disabilities over the past 20 years advocating for children and adults. She provides individual therapy to assists others in understanding their feelings, while developing goals and skills needed to make positive changes. 

Tameka offers virtual and in-person sessions in a safe and therapeutic environment.  Her focus is on helping others to manage their emotions, improve communication and develop and maintain appropriate relationships.  Tameka specializes in treating depression, anxiety, stress management, grief, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. She utilizes strength based, cognitive behavioral therapy approaches, to restructure thinking patterns that are creating problems and assist in developing coping strategies that help to alleviate those problems. 

Tameka hopes to develop strong relationships through openness, genuineness and effective communication and providing a space for reflection and healing.

Education

Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Capella University

Specialties 

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Stress Management 
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Anger Management
  • Low Self-esteem
Tanja Dennis
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tanja Dennis, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Tanja Dennis is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who specializes in assisting children, teens, adults, and couples who are struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem issues, and family conflicts.

Tanja strives to meet her clients where they are in their lives, providing a non-judgmental setting for them to express their inner feelings. As a therapist, she specializes in using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectal behavioral therapy (DBT), and talk therapy to help connect with clients—and to allow them to work through intense emotions and difficult situations outside of their counseling sessions. Tanja is a warm, genuine individual who is able to provide a safe space for you to heal and process life events.

As a woman of color, Tanja has faced her own set of personal challenges and as a result, she is able to relate and empathize closely with you. She'll help you meet your short and long-term goals by offering you her professional support and guidance as you grow emotionally and develop coping skills to use in daily life.

Education

Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Mental Stress
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women’s Issues
Tawonda Hunter
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tawonda Hunter, Resident in Counseling, EdD, APC, NCC

Philosophy of Care

Tawonda Hunter is an Associate Professional Counselor (APC) licensed in the state of Georgia. She has a combined 17 years of counseling experience in the school, psychiatric hospital, church, and community settings. She enjoys providing individual, group, and couples counseling to adults experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and trauma.

Tawonda holds a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology and a Doctor of Education in Community Care and Counseling: Traumatology. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, solution-focused, and person-centered approaches to therapy. This is achieved in a collaborative, interactive, non-judgmental, and professional manner providing a safe space for her clients. She believes in empowering others with the necessary skills and tools to live happy and productive lives.

As a working professional, a wife, and a mother, Tawonda understands the challenges and stressors encountered from day to day. She is passionate about helping clients discover their inner strength and building the capacity to manage difficult issues in life. It is her desire to work alongside clients to identify specific needs and assist in meeting short and long-term goals. Schedule your appointment with Tawonda today.

Education

Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology

Doctor of Education in Community Care & Counseling: Traumatology

Specialties

  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
Aunteryo Malcom
Self Pay Rate: $99

Aunteryo Malcom, LPC

Philosophy of Care 

Aunteryo Malcom is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia who has 5 years experience supporting adults, teens, couples, and families facing depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, mood difficulties, family conflict, and relationship issues. He was awarded his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Albany State University and received his Master of Education in Counselor Education from Georgia Southern University.

Aunteryo utilizes an Integrative approach within the therapeutic relationship as the foundation of recovery begins with a person-centered approach. As the relationship commences, the integration of a strengths based, cognitive behavioral, dialectical, solution oriented, and systems focus provides the opportunity for individuals, couples, and families to meet their needs with unique and flexible approaches.

Aunteryo emphasizes building a collaborative and caring relationship which will assist in reaching goals and attaining the very lifestyle in which you are seeking.

Education

Georgia Southern University
Master of Education

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Personality Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting
  • Behavioral Issues
  • ADHD
  • Men’s Issues
Ayana Domingo-Hanse
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ayana Domingo-Hanse, LPC, CSOS, MAC

Philosophy of Care

Ayana Domingo-Hanse is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Master Addiction Counselor (LPC, MAC) is with over 10 years of experience working in human services, providing direct care to teens and adults who are suffering from depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma, PTSD, stress, chronic illness, difficult life transitions, family conflict, academic-based issues, and more.

Ayana has earned her Bachelor's in Social Work from Georgia State University, and her Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University. Her passion is coaching diverse populations through their triumph over adversity. Ayana’s person-centered approach to counseling drives her desire to meet the champion in you.

She utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy in its most realistic and collaborative sense to elicit insightfulness and progressive change. Ayana is committed to assisting you in maximizing your strengths in order for you to establish the life you desire and deserve to live.

Education

Argosy University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Grief & Loss 
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting Skills
  • Women’s Issues
  • Chronic Illnesses
  • Addictive Diseases
  • Sexual Offenders
Tressa Stiles
Self Pay Rate: $129

Tressa Stiles, Psy.D.

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Tressa Stiles is a licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia. She is a generalist practitioner with specialty training treating severe and persistent mental illness. She obtains great satisfaction from helping clients overcome depression, anxiety, job stress, and intimate partner conflict. Having trained directly under renowned psychologist Dr. Lenore Walker, who coined the term Battered Women Syndrome, Dr. Stiles has developed a deep passion for treating survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. She has assisted with research, delivered trainings, and facilitated groups in this sensitive area of practice.

To assist her clients in thriving, Dr. Stiles pulls from various treatment modalities, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Her solution-focused approach has helped clients gain control of their emotions and their lives. Her clients view her as competent, nonjudgmental, & real.

If you are an individual or couple seeking guidance on improving your quality of life, Dr. Stiles looks forward to joining you on this journey. Her objective is to aid in identifying and changing maladaptive patterns, teaching strategies to regulate emotions and improve communication, in addition to helping you set and achieve your goals.

Education

Nova Southeastern University
Doctor of Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Young Adult Issues
  • Assertiveness Training/Boundary Setting
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Trauma
  • Couples Counseling
  • Stress Management
  • Mindfulness
April Stallworth
Self Pay Rate: $99

April Stallworth, LPC

Philosophy of Care

It is important for people to feel heard and have the opportunity to process and work through internal struggles that impact their day to day lives. Having a healthy & safe place to release the expression of one's needs, hopes, desires and goals, is crucial to maintaining and nurturing mental wellness. As a therapist Dr. Stallworth’s goal is to provide a safe & caring environment for each person to explore & express themselves, as they move towards achieving their goals.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia, she has over 15 years’ experience partnering with individuals, couples, families & children, seeking help with a broad range of Behavioral Health issues. She utilizes an eclectic mix of therapeutic approaches that include Psychoanalysis and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, to best meet the needs of each, unique client. Dr. Stallworth believes that each milestone must belong to the individual and that a strength based, collaborative, flexible and mutually respectful approach is the best way to build a solid therapeutic relationship.

Dr. Stallworth seeks to help you move towards meeting your mental wellness goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire.

Education

Bowie State University
Doctorate in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Self-esteem/image
  • Phase of Life/Life transitions
  • Women’s issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Coaching
  • Teens/Young Adults/Professionals
Dorothy Smith
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dorothy Smith, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Dorothy Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years of counseling experience. Dorothy is also a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS) and a member of the Licensed Professional Counseling Association of Georgia. She offers evidence-based treatment services to help with depression, anxiety struggles, substance disorders, addiction, relationship concerns, career concerns, and general life stresses.

Dorothy earned a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University in 2010. Prior to joining Thriveworks, she worked at the University of North Georgia in student counseling. She has experience working in university settings, private practice, substance abuse treatment centers, both inpatient and outpatient, and community mental health. Her counseling approach includes cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness.

Dorothy believes learning and change take place in relationships that are forward-looking, genuine, safe, and trusting. She is committed to helping people improve their emotional well-being. In addition to listening to clients' concerns, she educates them on techniques they can utilize to solve problems, manage stress, adjust to life changes, and improve relationships.

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Self-Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief/Loss
  • Codependency
Marcus Jones
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marcus Jones, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Marcus Jones is a results driven therapist that assists individuals in managing symptoms of mental illness, maintaining sobriety, resolving motivations for self-defeating thoughts and behaviors, and improving relationships. When individuals come to treatment they have taken a courageous step in  improving their lives. As you take that step onto the path of healing and improvement, know that there is help along your path. Marcus employs multiple evidenced based treatment approaches, which include, Existential Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused. He understands each person is unique in how they respond in situations of stress and crisis. With Marcus your treatment will be individualized and tailored to meet your needs. Marcus’s approach to  treatment is genuine and empathic. His passion is in assisting individuals in improving their lives.

Marcus is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Certified Anger Management Specialist. He earned his Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Southwest, Masters of Business Administration from Ashford University and Bachelors in Organizational Management. Marcus has been practicing Mental Health Counseling for 6 years.  During this time, he has provided counseling services in individual, couples, family and group capacities with experience in a range of settings, from community counseling to outpatient treatment settings.

With a healthy blend of experience, Marcus is well prepared to assist you on the path to a better life.

Education

University of the Southwest
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Anger Management
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