Meet our Counselors


Charlinda Cannady
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

Charlinda Cannady, LPC, MAC

** Available for online counseling only

Life can be challenging. And, sometimes, those challenges can interfere with work, relationships and achieving goals. Whether you're dealing with emotional pain, having some negative or fearful thoughts, or have experienced a traumatic or distressful event, I'm here to help you. Allow me to assist you on your journey of finding wholeness and healing when faced with challenges.

I am Licensed Professional Counselor and a Master Addiction Counselor, with extensive experience in treating a variety of issues. I have over 20 years of experience in working with children, teens, and adults within my counseling profession. .  I can provide individual, family  and couples counseling. I am able to offer Tele-mental Health Counseling via video conferencing or telephone.

My Specialties includes:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Anger Management
  • Grief issues
  • Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Couples/Marital therapy
  • Military/Veterans

My counseling style is warm and engaging. My goal is to create a safe, trusting, and non-judgmental environment where clients can share their most difficult life circumstances. I believe individuals are resilient and have the intrinsic ability to make and sustain changes that lead to greater personal satisfaction.

Darlington Ocansey
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Tricare

Darlington Ocansey, LCSW

** Available for online counseling only

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Proverb

A majority of people are aware that taking care of their physical health consists of having a healthy diet, exercising, and visiting the doctor for an annual physical.  But how often do people stop and think about taking care of their mental health?  I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years of experience working with individuals, families, groups, and couples. I graduated from Rutgers University with a Masters of Social Work. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, problems in your marriage, grief, job stress or any other common life problems, know that you can expect to receive help from a highly qualified therapist. My mission is to provide a safe, comfortable environment and to empower each person to find solutions to life’s difficult moments.

My specialties include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Chronic Illness
Jaquita Shorts
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Caresource
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health

Jaquita Shorts, LMFT, LPC

** Available for online counseling

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and professional counselor (LPC) whose passion is to help strengthen families and individuals who are facing life changing events/issues by facilitating and promoting personal growth, individuality, and family unity. My clinical experiences comprise of individual, couples, and family therapy which include life/personal/family skills training, trauma focused therapy, grief and loss, stress management, etc. I have an extensive background working with individuals who may experience depression, anxiety-related issues, trauma, and other life altering challenges. My ultimate career goal in any capacity is to assist individual and families in developing strategic solutions that are progressive and efficient.

I have skills/training/education in the following fields:

  • Anger management
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • School issues
  • Marital and premarital
  • Stress
  • Behavioral issues
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Family conflict
  • Peer relationship
  • Self-harming
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women issues
Koriand'R Comegys
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health

Koriand’R Comegys, LPC

** Available for online counseling only

Hi! I am a Masters Level therapist. I received a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology in 2012 from Southern Polytechnic State University. I went on to receive a Master's of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University in 2014.

During my Graduate program I completed my school internship at DeKalb Regional Youth Detention Center in 2013. After graduating, I gained experience in various settings to include a very prominent mental health hospital.

I have experience working with youth and adults. I have worked with clients whose life choices led them to legal consequences and those who life events led towards a breaking down of family connections. I have worked with people on each end of the economic spectrum. I believe the past is just part of our story, not something to define us.

I am excited to work with you as an individual, couple, or family to evaluate and plan effective treatment that moves you toward a better life.

My experience includes:

  • Substance Abuse
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trust
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma
  • Adjustment issues
  • LGBT issues
Mareba Lewis
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Caresource
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • United Behavioral Health

Mareba Lewis, M.S., LPC, CRC

** Available for online counseling only

Today is a great day to have a great day.  This is a mantra I have come to live by.  As a former officer in the United States Army, I have traveled the world and have found many commonalities amongst people from different cultures and backgrounds.  The two commonalities that struck me the most are our desire to obtain Peace and Happiness.   This discovery, along with my natural instinct to be compassionate and non-judgmental, led to my quest to become a therapist.  I am a graduate of Georgia State University with a M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with almost 10 years in this field.  My military background has afforded me the pleasure of living and working with people from various ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds.  I incorporate those experiences in my therapeutic approach when relevant. My goal is to help facilitate your journey to Peace and Happiness according to your morals and values.

Specialty Areas:

  • Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Impulse Control
  • Depression
  • Employment Barriers

Preferred Population:

  • Adults
  • Veterans
  • Children (6-10)
  • Adolescents (14-19)
Nancy Dupre
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Caresource
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health

Nancy Dupre, LPC

** Available for online counseling

"Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it." - Tori Amos

Welcome, I'm Nancy Dupre a Licensed Professional Counselor and an avid traveler. I enjoy spending time with my family traveling but I also enjoy the art of healing.  I love providing therapy that offers a safe, nonjudgmental relationship to explore parts of you that may have never explored before and to expand your insight to your own needs. At times this may make you feel afraid, scared or ashamed but through this process you would develop meaningful insights to discover what your strengths are.

I have extensive experience working with children and adults who are seeking to overcome depression, anxiety, work on behavior modification and heal broken relationships.

No matter how stuck or hopeless you may feel, you have the power to take control and embrace the person you'd like to be.

My specialties include:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Behavior Modification
  • Couples Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

 

Tiwanna Davis
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Caresource
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health

Tiwanna Davis, LPC

If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging time or you're ready to move in a new direction in your life, therapy is a great first step. With compassion, empathy and a safe environment, we will work together identifying issues, gaining insights into unhealthy patterns, setting goals for the future and making the changes you desire for a more fulfilling life. My years in the inpatient setting have prepared me to treat individuals suffering from a wide range of psychological difficulties and acuity. I work with adolescents, individuals, couples, and families.

I assist clients through life transitions as they contend with the challenges of adolescence, current and past trauma, assuming the responsibilities of adulthood, adjusting to marriage, parenting, divorce, aging, loss and grief and retirement.  Utilizing an eclectic therapy approach, I strive to provide a safe space for you to explore the painful circumstances you find yourself experiencing. Then, empower you to make the changes that will lead you to a more fulfilling and peaceful life. It will be my pleasure to guide and support you along your journey of creating a happy, healthy you.

Victoria Miller
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • ESI Employee Assistance Group
  • Humana

Victoria Miller, LPC

** Available for online counseling

“If you are afraid to take a chance, take one anyway. What you don't do can create the same regrets as the mistakes you make.” ― Iyanla Vanzant

Victoria is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapy doctoral candidate, Army veteran, and owner of Thriveworks McDonough. She holds an MS in Psychology, and a BA in Experimental Psychology. Victoria is experienced in working with children, adolescents, teens, adults, couples, and families. She is passionate about working with individuals and families of unique and diverse backgrounds and experiences such as military families and gender diverse communities, assisting those with questions or exploring their gender and sexual identity. Victoria believes in improving the quality of life and well-being in the people she serves. You will feel genuine care and devotion in Victoria’s use of highly effective therapy approaches. She knows that putting the individual’s needs first, and giving unconditional positive regard is a proven method that you can count on.

Specialties include:

  • Life coaching
  • Grief & loss
  • Life transitions
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Military/ Veterans
  • Marriage Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Trauma

Whether you’re struggling with the stressors of daily life or experiencing difficulty in your relationships, her knowledge and expertise will guide you in exploring healthier ways to cope, gaining valuable insight and understanding about your situation, and living your best authentic life.

Farah Southwell
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Caresource
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan

Farah Southwell, LPC

** Available for online counseling

Do you experience relationship struggles within your family?  Do you sometimes get really frustrated, worried, lonely, or exhausted about your life or your family? My goal is to help you and/or your family get through this tough journey and gain a functional & happier life. I am here to help improve family relationships and to communicate effectively with your child/adolescent.

Farah Southwell is a Licensed Professional Counselor providing 20+ years of therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and families in clinics, communities, schools & home-based settings. She earned a B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Barry University in Miami, Florida. Farah’s therapy style consists of kindness, respect, and empathy. She incorporates cultural sensitivity into her work to accommodate and respect differences in opinions, values, beliefs and attitudes of various cultures. She is fluent in French and Haitian Creole.

Specialties include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Family Conflict
  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Grief/loss
  • Cultural Differences
  • Relationship Issues
  • Cultural Differences
  • School/Student Issues
Cheryl Gardner
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare

Cheryl Gardner, LPC, CPCS, CAMS

** Available for online counseling only

As a licensed professional counselor certified by the state of Georgia, I provide individuals with fresh insights and strengths so they can integrate skills learned in therapy into their lives and successfully deal with life’s issues.

While life's experiences can be roadblocks, I believe everyone has the capacity for growth. Therapy can help to empower you to regain better control of your life. I understand that every client has individualized treatment needs, thus therapy is tailored as such to achieve maximum growth.

My techniques and interventions provide empowerment, reassurance, support, guidance and insight through cognitive behavioral, behavioral modification, strength based, play therapy and Solution focused brief therapy.

I provide professional psychotherapy for adult individuals, adolescents and couples. I have experience working with individuals in variety of clinical settings including; psychiatric hospital, family services, residential facility, and private practice.

I treat a wide range of issues that contribute to self-esteem and self-image problems. I am also experienced and certified in assisting clients with anger-management problems and provide them with different coping techniques to reduce negative behaviors.

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  • 1725 Pennsylvania Ave
    McDonough , GA 30253

  • Mon-Fri:7:30AM-9PM
    Sat-Sun:8AM-5PM

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