Meet our Counselors


Glenda Carter

Glenda Carter, LAPC

** Available for Online Counseling **

Are you seeking to gain control of your life? Have you been allowing your past and circumstances beyond your control to lead you? Are you ready to live an authentic life by walking in your truth daily? Many of us are living our lives putting the needs of others first. In order to gain peace, clarity and fulfillment we must develop the importance of self.

Change your Mindset. Change your life.

I work with individuals and families to help identify where they are, where they want to be and devise tangible objectives to get there. I believe personal growth occurs through patience and acceptance. Perspective is everything.

I have experience working with individuals and families dealing with change due to life transitions, grief, communication skills and self-esteem. My experience is expansive across all ages and life stages.

My specialties include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress/Anger Management
  • Child and AdolescentTherapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief Therapy
  • Crisis Management
  • Life Transitions

 

I’m well versed in mental health, family, individual and group therapy, community based mental health and school-based mental health. I have a bachelor’s degree from Point University as well as a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University.

 

Sandra Porter

Sandra Porter, LAPC, NCC

**Available for Online Counseling**

Sandra is an Associate Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).  She received a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s Studies.  She has gained a plethora of knowledge and experience while working in an in-patient/out-patient hospital setting as an Intern at Ridgeview Institute in Smyrna, Georgia. In this environment, she has worked with various ethnicities and diverse populations.

As a helper, Sandra is passionate about connecting with her clients as she assists in facilitating their needs and aspirations.  In doing so, she exercises what is important in maintaining a cohesive therapist-client relationship by illuminating sheer authenticity, empathy, and acceptance.  As a nonjudgmental therapist, her stance is enhanced by providing a safe space while ensuring a growth-promoting climate.  Although her treatment modalities are unlimited, Sandra’s eclectic style is fluid.  Her approach allows her to provide services for various issues.  Her theoretical approaches serve to process, empower, and transition toward greater possibilities and happiness.  Most importantly, she believes in discovering and enriching the uniqueness of oneself.  Sandra has provided services to individuals, groups, and families.

Specialties include:

  •        Anxiety Disorders
  • ·       ADHD
  • ·       Depression
  • ·       Grief and Loss
  • ·       Self-Esteem
  • ·       Substance Abuse
  • ·       Anger Management
  • ·       Life Adjustment
  • ·       Stress Management
  • ·       Communication/Conflict Resolution
  • ·       Trauma/PTSD
  • ·       Bipolar Disorder
  • ·       Women’s Issues
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Populations include:

  • Adolescents
  • Young adults
  • Adults
  • Seniors

“You have chosen the most important step ― ‘acknowledgment’ ― and you have chosen ‘courage.’  Now, you are ready to navigate your steps toward a happier and more sustainable you!”

Tamara Richards

Tamara Richards, LAPC

** Available for Online Counseling **

As an Associate Professional Counselor, Tamara provides therapy to clients experiencing a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, disappointment, trauma, grief, and struggles with daily life stressors. Tamara has experience in providing individual, group, and family therapy. Tamara believes in working collaboratively with her clients to facilitate ultimate growth and change in their lives. She is passionate about helping clients overcome barriers that prevent them from living and being the best they can be. She ensures that clients are provided with a safe environment to facilitate healing, discovery, and renewal through the therapeutic process.

In working with a diverse population of clients, Tamara understands that therapy is not a “one size fits all.” As a result of this, she takes an eclectic approach to therapy which includes various counseling models such as person-centered, solution focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic, to name a few. Tamara has received continuing education training in grief counseling, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She continues participating in continuing education courses throughout the year as she continues to hone her clinical skills.

Tamara earned her B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Georgia. She received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University in 2013 and first began practicing in 2014. Tamara has over a decade of combined experience in the fields of counseling and education. As a counselor, she has worked with a diverse group of clients including children, adolescents, and adults. Tamara is also a certified educator, which has allowed her the opportunity to educate adolescents ranging from the ages of 10-14 in the public school system.

Tamara is licensed as an Associate Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia #APC004378 and is under the clinical supervision of Shelly Daniel, LCSW (license #CSW004860).

Tamara Specializes in the following:

  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Adolescents/Teens
  • Life Transitions
  • Anger Management
  • Career Counseling
  • Workplace Issues
  • Christian Counseling upon request
Tiana Britton

Tiana Britton, LAPC

** Available for Online Counseling **

Tiana Britton has a B.S. in Psychology that she received from Kennesaw State University and a M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling that she received from University of Georgia. She is working toward her LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and she will be supervised by another licensed clinician while working toward her LPC.

From a young age, Tiana has been passionate about helping others and once she learned more about the field of psychology in high school and undergrad, that passion for helping led her to the field of mental health, particularly therapy. Tiana works primarily from a person or client centered therapy while also working from an integrative approach which has included using CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), EFT (emotion-focused therapy), creative arts/expressive therapy, multicultural therapy, and relational cultural therapy. Tiana has worked with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, body image issues, low self-concept, discovery or difficulty  regarding gender identity or sexual identity, healing your inner child, relationship issues, oppression (due to having a marginalized identity or identities). The importance of using an integrative approach is that therapy is not a “one size fits all” and every client deserves to receive therapy that is tailored to their needs as well as techniques that will meet and reflect those specific needs. Tiana also views clients from a holistic approach which means that she sees, validates, and acknowledges clients as the whole beings they are instead of a sum of their parts.

She is passionate about working with individuals who live with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Racial Stress
  • Trauma
  • Low self-concept/self-esteem
  • Body Image Struggles
  • Difficulties with setting boundaries
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues

Or are part of marginalized communities such as:

  • BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color)
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Disabled communities

“If I am the longest relationship of my life, isn’t it time to nurture intimacy and love with the person I lie in bed with each night.”-Rupi Kaur

“Feeling deeply does not make you weak and showing that you feel deeply does not make you weak.” -Upile Chisala

Farah Southwell
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Caresource
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health

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

Keira Young, LAPC, NCC

** Available for Online Counseling **

Congratulations! You have officially taken the first step toward becoming a better version of yourself. Through a person-centered approach, we will focus on your needs, your strengths, and your goals. We will work together to find balance and contentment in your life. I have 16 years of experience in mental health. I earned my MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am an Associate Professional Counselor as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor.

I am passionate about working with individuals who live with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Severe and persistent mental illnesses
  • Autism spectrum disorder

I look forward to meeting you!

Koriand'R Comegys
Accepting:
  • 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
Myngnon Walton

Myngnon Walton, LAPC

** Available for Online Counseling **

Myngnon, a native of Georgia, is an Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC). While she is attaining her LPC, she will be supervised by another licensed clinician. Because of her love for connecting with people, she was inspired to obtain her Bachelors of Science in Human Services and Psychology and Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from Clayton State University.  Myngnon has built therapeutic relationships with individuals from diverse cultures and ages that range from 5 to 75.

Myngnon believes that we all face challenges. Some of us need assistance in learning coping skills to overcome those challenges of life.

Myngnon uses client-centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in her sessions with individuals and families in areas of:

  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Trauma/PTSD
Tiwanna Davis
Accepting:
  • 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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • United Behavioral Health

Victoria Miller, LPC

“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 Practice Owner of McDonough, GA Thriveworks. 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.

Lynesha Brown, INTERN

** Available for Online Counseling **

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination”.
- Carl Rogers

Lynesha R. Brown, is an intern who holds a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology from Kutztown University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology specializing in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University.

She has extensive experience working with adults in variety of situations including homelessness, residential facilities and the court system. She focuses on challenges such as trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, PTSD and communication issues while utilizing strength-based, person-centered approach.

Lynesha ensures that flexibility, meeting the individual/families where they are, and having patience alongside a safe environment, help each individual to feel secure through the process. She also believes that clients have the answers and that with her help they will find a deeper awareness of who they are, who they want to become, and how to propel into a path of healing, growth and actualization. Her specialities include:

• Trauma
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Life Transitions
• PTSD
• Couples Counseling
• Child/Adolescent Counseling

Lauren Smith, INTERN

**Available for online counseling

Hi, I’m Lauren! I’m a counseling intern and am in the process of becoming a LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor). Until I’m fully licensed, I’m being supervised by another licensed clinician.

My education in counseling uses a multicultural perspective and it largely influences my work and unique perspective. I’m also a holistic counselor which means that I address the person as a whole (social, emotional, mental, physical, and sometimes spiritual) rather than only addressing the issue that the client came in for. I chose to become a counseling professional because I enjoy helping and seeing people be their most authentic self. It is a humbling experience to be the one who can help others on their journey of self-discovery and self-love. I believe in the power of the shared human experience and knowing that you’re not alone in your struggles.

My specialties include:

  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Spirituality / Existential
  • Identity Development
  • Substance Abuse
  • Life Transitions
  • Multiculturalism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Mindfulness and Meditation

Shelena Clay, LAPC, NCC

**Available for online counseling

Shelena is an Associate Professional Counselor as well as a National Certified Counselor working towards her LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor). While she is attaining her LPC, she will be supervised by another licensed clinician. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. She has experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry and her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She loves working with adolescence and adults to help them reframe negative thinking and behaviors. She utilizes treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Reality Therapy. She believes that given the right tools we all can become the best version of ourselves.

Specialties include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • Self esteem
  • Family Therapy
  • Stress Management
  • Couples Counseling
  • Adolescent Counseling

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