Ready and Able to Help


Anna Wohleking
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Anna Wohleking, LPC, CPCS

Philosophy of Care

Anna Wohleking is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Supervisor in the state of Georgia who has 8 years experience partnering with children ages 4-18 and their families seeking help with ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, PTSD, Foster Care, Depression, Anger management, Mood Disorders, and Grief/Loss/Bereavement. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from New Mexico State University and received her Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University.
Anna utilizes person-centered, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Play Therapy like techniques, as well as relational and strength based approaches to therapy, always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and their family.
Anna seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire.

Education

Walden University
Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Children and Adolescents ages 4-18.
  • Family therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Mood disorders
  • PTSD
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Mindfulness
  • Adoption/Foster Care
Erin Howse
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Erin Howse, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Through an integrative approach that includes behavioral and art techniques Erin works collaboratively with clients to explore their beliefs, emotions, and patterns of behavior. Erin work last with clients and their system to identify goals for our counseling relationship, encouraging them to take an active role in their therapy.  Erin Howse received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Furman University in 2009 and Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State in 2011. Since then I've worked in various settings counseling individuals, couples and families. She became a counselor to assist people in finding and using their voices; it is my goal to help others feel seen and heard.  Erin’s areas of interest are children and adolescents, women's issues, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. 

Education

Masters Degree in Professional Counseling
Georgia State University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse
  • Women's Issues
  • Children/Adolescents
Logan Benitez
Accepting:
  • BCBS of GA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Behavioral Health
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Logan Benitez, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Logan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Georgia and has been working with individuals from adolescents to adults, families, and couples for 5 years. Logan obtained his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Valdosta State University. 

Logan uses a collaborative and systemic approach with clients and also favors therapy modalities such as strategic therapy, narrative therapy, structural family therapy, brief therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness based therapy to address clients’ needs. He welcomes and values the diversity and unique experience every client brings to the therapy relationship, learning from and incorporating them into the therapy process.

Logan strives to meet clients where they are, work together to emphasize strengths, and challenge them to promote growth and empowerment so they can find contentment and resiliency during difficult times.

Education

Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy
Valdosta State University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions
  • Grief / bereavement
  • Mood / emotional g
  • Self-esteem
  • Faith-based therapy
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • LGBTQ+ issues.

 

 

Portia Smith
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Portia Smith, LPC, CRC, CPCS

Philosophy of Care

Portia Smith is a Clinical Professional Counselor Supervisor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor in the state of Georgia who has 13 years of experience partnering with adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, career counseling, life transitions, and suicide intervention/prevention. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Fort Valley State University and received her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Fort Valley State University.  

Smith utilizes collaborative, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and strengths-based approaches to therapy. Smith seeks to support you every step of the way by recognizing your strength and meeting your goals so that you at enable to live the meaningful life you value and desire. 

Education

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling
Fort Valley State University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Anger Management
  • Career Development
  • Suicide Intervention and Prevention
Lei-Ann Bridges
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lei-Ann Bridges, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Lei-Ann Bridges is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia who has eight years of experience partnering with adults and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues and spiritual/religious issues. She completed she completed her Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Argosy University in Atlanta, GA.

Lei-Ann is motivated to support clients in healing because of a firm belief each person has what it takes and deserves to live joyful, fulfilling lives. Lei-Ann believes answers are within each of us and with the right support we can access all we need to achieve our goals. Lei-Ann describes herself as a compassionate, spiritually grounded person who recognizes the innate ability to heal emotional and mental wounds. While healing requires dedication and hard work, Lei-Ann believes healing can have exciting and fun moments.

Lei-Ann is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other cognitive therapies, Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Clinical Hypnotherapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Dream Analysis.

Education

Argosy University
Master of Arts in Community Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Trauma
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Women’s issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Spiritual and Religious issues
  • Grief & Loss
Marleigh Whiteman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Optima
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marleigh Whiteman, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Marleigh Whiteman is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. She has years of experience working with a variety of populations of all ages in different levels and types of care including inpatient, outpatient, residential, and school settings. She helps guide and motivate clients as they seek help with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, and other stressors many face in our fast paced world. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Auburn University and her Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University.

Marleigh meets clients where they are, utilizing an eclectic approach, including cognitive behavioral, person centered, and mindfulness techniques. Her empathy and compassion help clients feel comfortable, safe, and unjudged. Building a relationship of trust and rapport with each client is vital to the counseling process. Marleigh is quick to put one at ease.

Most recently working as a school counselor, Marleigh is aware of current issues and struggles facing children, adolescents, adults, and families today. She particularly enjoys working with children, adolescents and young adults, as they struggle to build self confidence, discover their true identity, and seek peer acceptance. As a member of ILADS, she is also passionate about working with those facing chronic illness. Marleigh is a firm believer that we all deserve peace and happiness along life’s journey, despite one's struggles.

ILADS member (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society)
CS-TMH (Certificate of Specialization in Telemental Health)

Education

Georgia State University
Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling

Specialities

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Grief & Loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Children and Adolescents
  • School Related Issues
  • LGBTQ Related Issues
  • Personality Disorders
Tamara Williams-Newton
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tamara Williams-Newton, LPC

Life can be challenging.  It helps to talk to someone. I can provide a listening ear free from judgment.  Everyone, at some point in their lives, will experience sadness, depression, anxiety, and stress.  The key is not to allow these feelings to overwhelm and consume our lives.

I can assist with helping you understand and cope with these feelings, so that you can  navigate life’s obstacles and be the best version of yourself.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I earned my BS in Human Services at Shorter University, Rome, GA. My MA in Counseling at Argosy University, Atlanta, GA.

I am a native New Yorker, and fluent in Spanish.  During my career, I have worked with different demographics to include children and youth who are dealing with emotions and behavior concerns. Adults and Seniors.

My counseling approach is Person-Centered because everyone has different situations they need to work through.  I believe that everyone deserves respect and dignity. I work to assist in reconnecting and reclaiming any loss of dignity through the realization of your strengths.

I became a counselor because I enjoy helping individuals make positive growth and change during the therapeutic process.  I want everyone to know that they are not alone in how they feel, so let us work together.

Kimberly Ayertey
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kimberly Ayertey, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Kimberly Ayertey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20+ years of experience in the behavioral health and addiction recovery field. Kimberly earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Talladega College and her Master of Social Work from University of Alabama. She completed her social work field practicum at National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center. There she developed her passion for helping patients participating in clinical trials deal with the emotional aspects of their complex medical challenges. She is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Georgia Chapter and the Society for Social Work Leadership in Healthcare.

Kimberly has provided individual, couples, family and group therapy in an array of clinical settings in both private and public sectors such as psychiatric hospitals, out-patient clinics, corrections, residential treatment, school-based and in-home. The varied clinical experiences has provided her with the ability to “meet clients where they are” and support them through their journey of recovery and wellness.

Kimberly works primarily with adolescents and adults incorporating different treatment modalities to meet the needs of the client. Each session is tailored to address the presenting issue utilizing one or more of the following approaches: cognitive behavioral, strength-based, solution-focused and person-centered. Her focus is on helping individuals, couples, and families build on their strengths, while assisting them in learning skills to improve the areas they want to focus on.

Specialties

  • Anxiety/Trauma/Stress Related
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Coping and Communication Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions/Adjustment Challenges
  • Relationship Conflict/Stress

Primary Treatment Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness/Relaxation Techniques
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Person-Centered
  • Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy
Velencia McDowell
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Velencia McDowell, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Velencia McDowell is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia with over 22 years of diverse experience in working with children, adolescents, teens, and adults in varies settings which includes, but not limited to: emergency psychological assessments, facilitating one-on-one and group sessions with severely emotionally disturbed middle grade and high school students, coordinating treatment within therapeutic foster care agency and an After-School Day Treatment Program.   Also promoting In-home family and group therapy.  She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Science in Community-Agency Counseling from Jacksonville State University in Alabama. 

Velencia's therapeutic modality is one in which there is an “involved process” between the therapist and the client that evolves trust where a desired outcome is developed with the usage of cognitive behavioral, solution focused brief therapy, mindfulness and trauma informed focused approaches that seek to empower with the notion that challenges are an opportunity to find solutions.

Velencia seeks to establish a therapeutic relationship that teaches a language of hope with an “I Can” and “I Will” sense of becoming.  Her heartfelt philosophy as a therapist is embedded in the quote by the late president, Theodore Roosevelt,  that states, “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

Education

Jacksonville State University
Master's in Community-Agency Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression 
  • Adoption
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma 
  • Anger Management
  • Grief and Bereavement 
  • Family Matters 
  • Self Confidence
  • Life Goals and Empowerment
Karyn Kochan
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Karyn Kochan, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Karyn Kochan is a Licensed Professional Counselor & Registered Mediator in the state of Georgia. Karyn has 20+ years of experience empowering adults and couples with anxiety, anger, depression, and traumas to become successful in every area of their lives. Karyn has earned her Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science, & her Masters of Science in Counseling from National Louis University in Chicago, IL. She has done post graduate studies in Organizational Psychology from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN. 

Karyn is a Certified Anger Management Professional, & a Certified Life Coach. She uses an eclectic & collaborative approach in her counseling practice. Karyn’s experience includes eight years of mental health counseling in two psychiatric hospitals. In Illinois, Karyn was a Program Coordinator in a Dual Diagnosis inpatient unit. In Georgia, she was an inpatient & outpatient Psychiatric Program counselor and facilitator. 

Karyn seeks to establish a warm relationship with you utilizing a Strength’s based perspective, Cognitive Behavioral & Solution Focused therapy. She uses a creative approach by including meditation, visualization, exercise therapy, and the arts to bring meaning and value to your life. 

Education

National Louis University
Master's in Counseling

Specialties

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Christian and Spirituality
  • Depression
  • Employment and Career
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Coaching and Life Transitions
  • Meditation and Mediation
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma (PTSD)
Teressa Mathurin
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Teressa Mathurin, MA, LPC

Teressa H. Mathurin, MA, LPC is a native of Atlanta, GA. She has over 14 years’ experience in the social services arena. She earned a BA in Psychology from Albany State University and MA in Professional Counseling from Argosy University. 

As a therapist, she engages and educates her clients on how their thoughts and feelings truly have correlation with the actions they exhibit and symptoms they experience. Teressa believes, if a person can learn/create healthy coping mechanisms such as, thought stopping techniques, positive self-talk, meditation, self-regulation, and mindfulness living, then change can certainly occur. She inspires and informs her clients in recognizing the power force in every individual already resides within.  She is intentional on meeting her clients where they are to provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space to express themselves.

Some of Teressa’s experience includes, spirituality, LGBTQIA, depression, grief, trauma, anxiety, self-esteem concerns, anger management, stress management and communication/relationship difficulties, just to name a few. Teressa supports her clients in uncovering their hidden abilities. As well as, walking alongside them in overcoming obstacles and traumas.  All, while using an eclectic collection of counseling modalities. Teressa offers inspiration, encouragement, compassion, kindness and validation as the keys to unlock the hidden power that each of her clients possesses. She is honored to be chosen to share the sacred space of vulnerability with her clients. Watching her clients transform towards positive progression and manifestation is magical!

Teressa’s motto is “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Ghandi

Teressa's specialties include:

  • Spirituality
  • LGBTQIA
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem concerns
  • Anger management
  • Stress management
  • Communication/relationship difficulties
Naomi Haynes
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Naomi Haynes, LCSW

Naomi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience providing care and support to youth, young adults and families in residential community settings within non-profit organizations. She received her Bachelors in Sociology from Winston-Salem State University and her Masters in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University. Her work has allowed her to help others through crisis management, traumatic experiences, and life changes. Naomi’s clinical work has primarily involved working with individuals and families impacted by trauma and coping with mental health diagnoses, co-occurring disorders, and chronic health conditions. 

Naomi believes in being present with a person and incorporating holistic approaches to helping individuals achieve their goals. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing as her primary approaches to address clinical issues. She understands that providing a space for someone to express their thoughts and feelings free of judgement may be the key to unlocking their growth and success.

Naomi's specialties include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Adjustment related issues
  • Communication Issues
  • Self-esteem Issues
Beverly Brown
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Beverly Brown, LPC

Dr. Beverly Watts Brown is a Licensed Professional Counselor serving clients in Fayette County and the metro Atlanta area. She has had over 18 years of experience counseling in the public school sector and in the last two years transitioned to the private sector where she enjoys working with children, adolescents, young adults, adults and families. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Georgia, a Master’s degree in counseling from Columbus State University and a Doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University - Sarasota.

Beverly is a person-centered counselor and lets the needs of the clients direct the therapy and the modalities used. She offers solution-focused, goal-oriented, short-term therapy with long-term results.
Through her use of Cognitive-Behavioral techniques, she helps clients change the way they think and respond, thus changing the way they feel.

Beverly has experience using play therapy with child clients and working with adolescents struggling with trauma, anger, low self-esteem and school related issues. She also has experience helping families build better relationships especially parent/child relationships.

Beverly is currently accepting new clients in Peachtree City and for your convenience, she offers evening and weekend appointments. Come sit with her in a nonjudgmental environment to work through the problems you are facing. Call or email for an appointment today.

Dr. Brown's specialties include:

  • Children
  • Teens/Adolescents
  • School Related Issues
  • Parent/Child Relationships
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
Stephanie Mezei
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stephanie Mezei, LCSW

Stephanie Mezei is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has worked as a therapist in the mental health field for 15 years. She completed her undergraduate training at Columbia College and graduate training at The University of Georgia-Athens; with a focus on Clinical, Family Centered Social Work Practice. Stephanie has extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), leading to experience in DBT program development. She has also completed the Level One Clinical Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Stephanie primarily works with adults; helping them navigate and cope with life's stressors and challenges. Her specialties include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, women’s issues, grief/loss, and ADHD. With her extensive training and experience with DBT, she is also able to and enjoys helping those with mood swings, intense emotions, impulsivity, unstable relationships, or borderline personality disorder. Other therapies she provides include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Strengths Based, Gottman Method, and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT),

Stephanie has a passion for helping others reach their goals. Central to her work is providing a safe and empathetic environment that promotes acceptance and change. She looks forward to working with you as you take your next steps towards wellness and improved mental health.

Stephanie’s Specialties:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Intense Emotions
  • Mood Swings
  • Impulsivity
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
Kristole Pierce
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kristole Pierce, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Kristole Pierce is a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Atlanta, GA who specializes in Trauma and Addiction Therapy. Kristole is a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a member of the American Counselors Association. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, a Masters of Arts in Community Counseling, and a Specialist in Marriage and Family Counseling.

Kristole has spent most of her adult life working in the Human Services Field which has resulted in 12 years of experience providing quality care for individuals, couples, and families. During her tenure in the Mental Health field Kristole has an array of experience spanning from Disaster Relief Work, Crisis Management, Community Intensive Family Intervention Services, and the being Director of Programs for many years in the Non-Profit sector. Her educational and professional background in both the mind and the field give her a unique effective approach to counseling. She works to provide clients with a blend of tailored treatment, and practical application that can be integrated into their daily lives.

Her approach provides a safe space for individuals to arrive at their own conclusions about “living their best life” while she walks alongside them as a guide to enlightenment and understanding of their own traumas, depression, anxiety, and relational patterns.

She provides her clients with trauma informed care while eliciting techniques from TF-CBT, Reality Therapy, and the Strength Based Perspective.

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Counseling
  • LGBTQIA issues
  • STAR Behavioral Health Provider
  • Civilian Professional/Military Sensitive
Michael Fountain
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Michael Fountain, LPC

Philosophy of Care

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Michael received a Community Counseling Masters Degree in Psychology from Argosy University in Atlanta, Georgia. Michael also holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Services and an Associate’s of Science Degree in Business from Shorter University in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Fountain is the Founder and Executive Director of Fountain to Foster H.O.P.E., an in-home based counseling service to assist, encourage and uplift families to achieve their fullest life or career potential. 

Michael presents as a seasoned Licensed Therapist that has worked in a lot of community-based setting and roles. I have worked on an inpatient hospital in social work for 6 years. Over the last 6 to 7 years my role as mainly involved Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Director roles working as mainly supervising un-licensed staff and providing clinical supervision and oversight to programs. Currently, I am a Clinical Director for a CORE agency and supervise about 40 to 50 field staff providing in-home counseling services, staff supervision consist of managing therapist, supervisee trainees, Licensed Clinician, Paraprofessionals and Certified Peer Specialists. 

My scope of population is many and varied providing individual, family and couples counseling . Some areas, I specialize in clinical issues of addictions, grief and loss, depression problems, oppositional and defiant issues for children, homelessness, spiritual connectedness, leadership development, stress management, LBGQT issues and trauma that impact the growth, development and potential that impedes one’s personal growth.

Education

Community Counseling Masters Degree in Psychology
Argosy University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Addiction
  • Stress
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Trauma
Connect with a Peachtree City Counselor today at 678-383-1210, to set up your first session and start the process to change.
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Teressa is an awesome at what she does

★★★★★
Theresa is one of the most caring, empathetic, good listener, compassionate, and nonjudgmental to name a few. She is over all a wonderful person and to have as an counselor. I have seen her work and the many lives she has changed for better. I recommend Teressa highly for sessions.
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Teressa Mathurin

★★★★★
Teressa Mathurin is awesome! She knows how to get to the core of the matter. She listens, validates, challenges, and motivates. She is everything that you want in a clinician.
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Naomi

★★★★★
I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
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Naomi

★★★★★
I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
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Naomi Haynes

★★★★★
I have known Naomi for over 10 years. I admire her strength and determination. She is very passionate about helping others. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
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Stephanie Mezei

★★★★★
I have known Stephanie for over six years and worked side by side with her in a mental health center for part of that time. What comes across first and foremost is her caring and concern for her clients and her determination to see that their needs are met. She brings to her work a wide range of experience and training along with confidence that is reassuring and a comfort to those in distress. She can deal calmly with the most severe issues as well as with problems of daily living. In the time that I've known her, she has been licensed in three different states to practice in a variety of settings. If you come to her in a time of need, in a time of emotional upheaval or difficult questions, I don't think you will find a more competent or more caring therapist.
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A game changer for me!!

★★★★★
Without going on an on, but I may - - I feel that Stacey Franklin, my counselor, is literally the best kept secret (that I will not keep a secret) if you haven't met her - and if you have not been to Thriveworks yet, than that is the second best kept secret. Thriveworks is the most incredible counseling place that I have ever been to - when you walk in - it offers such a tranquil and serene atmosphere, where every counselor greets you with a very welcoming spirit. I have been to multiple counselors throughout my life, in multiple states, and it is without hesitation that this environment is incredible. When you call to schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor, they work really hard to try and match you with a counselor that best fits the struggles that you are going through - but at any point during your counseling sessions, if you feel that the match may not be perfect - they want you to be honest so that they can try and fix it, or match you with someone that may be a better fit for you within the practice or refer you to someone they know outside of the practice. That is what an amazing practice and counselor should do! Stacey is by far the BEST counselor I have every worked with. She is genuine, honest, skilled, raw, empathetic, compassionate, pneumatic, accepting, flexible, communicable, my safe place, and so VERY kind. Her aura is something I have never seen before and although I am on a life journey of discovery and acceptance, I am so thankful for her to be on this journey with me because I do not know what I would have done with out her. If you are reading this review and are wondering if this is the place for you - I challenge you to give it a shot - it was a life changer for me.
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

I highly recommend Maria!

★★★★★
I’m grateful for Maria who has helped me through a really difficult time in my life. She is personable, very skilled and caring therapist . I can definitely be myself when I talk to her. I highly recommend Maria to anyone who is in crisis. Thank you!
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Wonderful Counselor

★★★★★
Marissa Morris has helped me out so much. She is very kind, smart, and understanding. It's so easy to talk to her. I feel as if she has always given me great advice and guidance.
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Best Therapist

★★★★★
Marissa has been very instrumental with helping me deal with my anxiety. If there is anyone out there who is suffering, please seek help. Better yet, contact Marissa and she will help you retrain your thought process. I'm happy that I took this step in my healing process.
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Fantastic service

★★★★★
Marissa Morris is fantastic. Highly recommend her. I feel very comfortable during my sessions, almost like I’m chatting with a long time friend who happens to be a great listener that gives really good advice.
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

First visit

★★★★★
I enjoyed my visit, though nervous at first, felt comfortable by the time I left. Look forward to our next session
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Feeling Thankful

★★★★★
I’m extremely grateful and blessed that my therapist Roselande Domond. She has been very helpful to me as I try and understand my so called life. She has been able to be there for me as I organize and sort through the situations that has occurred throughout my life and I don’t know where I would be emotionally and mentally if it wasn’t for her help and guidance. I just wanted to say Thank you 🙏🏽
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Great Service

★★★★★
The counseling I received at Thriveworks with Mrs. Marissa Morris really helped me put my life back in perspective. She is absolutely awesome and compassionate. Thank you!
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Highly recommend Thriveworks

★★★★★
I have been so pleased with Marissa’s guidance and support during a challenging time. I leave my sessions feeling encouraged and equipped with practical strategies that I can apply in my life. If you are looking to feel empowered, I highly recommend making an appointment with Marissa.
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Great Therapy

★★★★★
I’ve never considered counseling before but when life brought me some challenges I could not deal with alone I knew I needed help. Pamela was just what I needed. She made my first experience of counseling amazing.
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

What a relief

★★★★★
I've been working with Gem and have enjoyed every minute of it. With her much needed tough love approach and dose of reality she challenges me to take a step back and view situations in a new light. It's wonderful knowing I can talk openly with her and I leave each session with a call I didn't have before.
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

They’re great!

★★★★★
I have Algem and have only been seeing her for a few short weeks, but I already feel myself working towards a happier healthier place
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Algem Hopkins

★★★★★
I love Algem! I hope I can see her again soon.
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Excellent Professional Counselor

★★★★★
Pamela Pinckney exemplifies professionalism and continually forms excellent rapport with every client she comes in contact with. As a colleague I have witnessed her demonstrate empathy and warmth along with reflection and accountability when necessary. Great professional counselor!
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Therapy that doesn’t feel like therapy.

★★★★★
At first, I was very apprehensive about therapy, but after my session with Mrs. Pinckney I feel more confident about it. She is so easy to talk to and relatable. I felt that she was genuinely understanding and invested in the process of healing. It was like talking to a friend. Like I said previously, at first I didn't even want to go, but after talking with her for an hour, I didn't want my session to end. I'm actually looking forward to our next visit.
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

We Just LOVE Gem

★★★★★
I have been taking my daughter to see Gem for right at a year now, and I couldn't be more happy. Finding the "right" person for your child is not always easy, but from day one Gem was able to develop a rapport with my daughter, and build a trusting and safe relationship with her. My daughter looks forward to her sessions, and actually has asked if she could go every day! We've seen much progress from our daughter and are so thankful we found Gem.
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Algem is Great!

★★★★★
Thriveworks has a very professional, relaxing environment. The aromatherapy, the fountain, the entertainment in the waiting room. Everyone is helpful. I am greeted and it is made sure that I am seen promptly. At the same time, my appointment does not seem rushed. I feel that Algem is genuinely concerned about my health and well-being. We have good, fun, authentic conversation in session and she has made herself available to me anytime. Algem texts me and checks on me, and remembers upcoming things I may be encountering. In addition, she has let me know that sessions can be made affordable if I need to come in during this interim time when I have no insurance.
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Wonderful choice for children and families

★★★★★
Thriveworks has provided a wonderful support system for my 8 year old son. Ms. Gem is amazing, caring and has a bubbly personality. You can't help but smile when your in the room with her. My son was in need of a safe and happy place to discuss his feelings and help with cognitive developement skills, Thriveworks has provided that for him. He continues to improve with the support staff they have in place. Ms. Gem has gone above and beyond to help our family with anything we need. We could not be happier.
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Best Place

★★★★★
Thriveworks In general is an amazing facility. It's peaceful and welcoming. Algem Is therapist and she's the best one I've ever had. She has a joyful spirit, and I ALWAYS leave with a smile on my face. I don't think I've ever been so excited to go to therapy before. They're great!
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Amazing Service and Environment!

★★★★★
Amazing Service and Environment!
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Couldn’t have asked for more!

★★★★★
Marissa was a godsend!
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Wonderful experience and very helpful

★★★★★
I started going to Throveworks for help with anxiety and guidance on some difficult life decisions. I had nothing but the best experience working with Marissa on my issues. She was extremely professional, yet so easy to talk to. At times it really felt like I was just talking to one of my girlfriends rather than attending a session. She helped me talk through differentenarios to help me with my decision making and gave me some great ideas for managing my anxiety. I highly reccommend and Marissa specifically if anyone is thinking of seeking counseling or help on any important issues.
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Good Energy and Growth

★★★★★
Stacy is amazing!!! I am growing and moving in the right direction in my life and I have her to thank for that.
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Insightful and Hopeful

★★★★★
Stacey has been a true blessing. Sessions with Stacey are relaxing, insightful, and leaves me feeling hopeful for tomorrow. I recommend the skillful expertise if Stacey Franklin
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

More than just counseling

★★★★★
This place offers more than just counseling...they offer a sense of peace and the tools to make changes in life.
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Therapy

★★★★★
Very helpful and supportive Easy to reach when needed. Excellent experience with Thriveworks.
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Sense of peace

★★★★★
IT HELPS! The stigmatism of my heritage (African American) that therapy is something we don’t do is so obsolete. I am both thankful and extremely grateful that I am able to experience a level of counseling that has enlighten me to think and react to things in a positive way that fosters growth. The coaching and therapy sessions I’ve experience through Stacy and her counselors at Thriveworks-Peachtree City has provided me with reassurance towards handling any stressors regarding my job and family life. So many times we get caught up with taking care of others that we don’t take care of ourselves. Honestly, how are we to take care of our loved ones and be that good friend if we are not mentally prepared to do so. Let’s face it, life can be all consuming. The day in/day out rituals can be a lot to bear and we face many challenges. I’m so happy I wasn’t reluctant to make use of their services/solutions to my emotional hurdles. Stacy, Algem and Jill have been fantastic! It’s like speaking with your best friend or family member, but they don’t judge you. Thanks so much and I look forward to continued growth through Thriveworks-Peachtree City!
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Warm and Inviting

★★★★★
I really enjoyed Algem. She is inviting and has a warm spirit..I have learned so much for me and never makes me feel that anything I say is unwarranted.
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Experience

★★★★★
Having a counselor that is positive, patient and focused is a blessing. Algem is beyond fantastic and always goes above and beyond for her clients.
Thriveworks Counseling Peachtree City

Non-Responsive!

★☆☆☆☆
Good luck trying to get an appointment with these people. I filled out the online form... no response. So I called the office and left a voicemail. It's now the next day and I still have not heard back, so I started an Online Chat... after being on hold for 40 minutes, I gave up. Obviously they are too busy to schedule appointments; I will be trying a different provider.
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  • 200 Westpark Dr Suite 120
    Peachtree City, GA 30269

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-12AM
    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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