Therapists, Counselors and Life Coaches in Pooler, GA

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Jamilah Allen

Jamilah Allen

The first step is always the hardest, and I'd like to say congratulations on investing in yourself! Oftentimes, we find ourselves being present for others while neglecting our own needs, and it is time for you to choose yourself. Before taking this step, you may have found yourself feeling depressed, hopeless, anxious, or stressed. Maybe you're having difficulties with a complicated relationship, unresolved trauma, low self-esteem, a recent loss, or a significant life transition. Life is unpredictable, and no matter your situation, I provide a non-judgmental, supportive space where you can feel empowered, heard, and autonomous.

My ultimate goal is to assist my clients with healthy tools to overcome anything that acts as an obstacle or barrier in their lives. I partner with my clients directly and utilize a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches that include person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, existential, and solution-focused therapies to best fit their needs.

Marissa Clayton, Associate

Are you struggling to make sense of painful experiences, relational issues or trauma?

I want to help you find deep healing and lasting change. It is my passion to work with others as they process past experiences, relational patterns, and healing in all aspects. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families as they pursue understanding and healing.

My areas of interest include but are not limited to, trauma recovery, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. My approach to therapy is Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, DBT, CBT, and Attachment Based theories.

I believe in co-creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can be yourself. It is important to find a counselor who is trustworthy, transparent and direct when needed.

I'd love to discuss the possibility of working together and determine if we would be a good fit.

Telisha Oladele, LPC, MA, MEd., Ed.S

Telisha is a Licensed Professional Counselor with ten years of experience as counselor. She is also a certified Special Education Teacher and Educational Leader, with over seventeen years of experience working with diverse learners. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Southern University in Psychology, a Master of Education degree from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Special Education with an emphasis on Learning Disabilities, a Master of Arts from South University with a major in Professional Counseling, and an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Valdosta State University. Her combined experience and education make her a unique counselor.

She has worked extensively with individuals with disabilities such as Autism, Behavior Disorders, Intellectual Disorders, Learning Disabilities and Other Health Impairments providing career counseling, crisis stabilization, and behavior management. Additionally, she has also treated clients with adjustment disorder, depression, suicidal ideation, bipolar disorder, grief, and substance abuse. She has had the privilege of working with clients of all demographics in hospitals, schools, detention centers, community health, and tele-health.

Her therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Her focus is always client centered. She strives for her clients to reach the goals that they desire for themselves. She describes herself as patient, kind, dedicated, empathetic and results driven. She is eager to assist you. Her areas of focus include but are not limited to:

  • Adjustment Counseling
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Career Counseling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Group Therapy
  • Life Transitions
  • Military
  • Stress Management
  • Relationships

If you desire a change, regardless of if your issue is large or small you owe it to yourself to give therapeutic support a chance. It can change your life! Telisha will accompany you in this journey of being the you; that you desire.

Theodore Allen, M.S.

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step" - Lao Tzu.

Your first step in deciding to start therapy is usually the hardest, so allow me to lessen that burden. Your counseling journey will take work, requires you to look inward, question who you are, and work to move forward. I want to help you do just that in a compassionate and caring way. Together we can help you find your "why" and make you the best version of yourself possible!

No matter your background, I am here for you, and I accept you for who you are. I am here to ask the tough questions in a non-judgmental way. I want to see you grow, and most importantly, to help you live your life.

As your clinician, I will start with building rapport, meeting you where you are and identifying what decisions, changes and challenges are most needed to get you where you want to be. I have experience in working within various settings and populations; working especially close with military members, veterans, and of course men (I am not my brother's keeper; I am my brother). I want to make sure you are felt, heard, and healed.

Deborah Dyer, LPC, NCC

Every stage of life from childhood to late adulthood comes with very unique challenges.  There are times when we find ourselves in need of emotional/mental support as we navigate the many challenging waters of life.  Though often painful, change creates opportunity for great personal growth and I love helping individuals get there.

Focusing on the entire person- Mental, Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual, I partner with clients to identify strengths and problem solving strategies.  From there, my goal is to assist clients in returning to a healthier overall state and empowered to move forward.

My specialties and services include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression (including post-partum)
  • Grief/Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Couples Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • Post-Abortion Trauma
  • Life Transitions i.e. college, parenting, divorce, retirement, military separation and life issues, empty-nest, and more.

My mission is to assist individuals to live their “best life”, enjoy life more and be more empowered and better equipped to manage and reduce life stress.  I look forward to meeting you!

Melody Vogt, LPC

Melody focuses on improving the quality of life and general well-being of individuals in society from all walks of life.  She is committed to helping you with “Solving Problems, One Solution at a Time.” Her mission is to help each individual she serves, learn the secrets for creating happiness, building confidence, owning their greatness, living with purpose, creating success in life and being all they can be.  Melody has spent the best time of her life helping children and families to achieve what they desire most; this is what she is passionate about.  She has over 16 years of combined experience in counseling, coaching, case management, mentoring, training, motivating and mediation.  She is a graduate of Troy University with a Masters of Science in Counseling & Psychology and the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.  In her spare time, Melody enjoys shopping, traveling, watching Netflix and spending time with family and friends.

Specialties include:

  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Child & Adolescent Therapy
  • Coping & Social Skills
  • Individual, Group and Family Therapy
  • Life Changes/Transitions
  • Life Coaching for Kids (ages 6-12)
  • Military Culture
  • Problem Solving & Conflict Resolution
  • Stress Management

When it comes to deciding whether or not you need someone to talk to, know that you are not alone in making that decision. In fact, at some point or another, we all struggle with issues that can affect our emotional well-being, resulting in difficulties managing the distress and pitfalls in our daily lives. Melody’s 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.

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Getting here

Thriveworks Pooler is located in the same building as South State Bank, Pooler Massage Therapy, Colony Bank, Amedisys Home Health, and Advanced Alternative Medicine, as well as many other businesses and offices. Image Hotels is located behind our office. We are right near the intersection of Canal Street and Pipemakers Circle. Near this intersection is Kids First Pediatrics office, Maginnis Orthodontics, Kidz Korner Dentristry, and Live Oak, as well as other offices and businesses.

Phone number (912) 623-4320
★★★★★ 5.00 (11 reviews)
Address 138 Canal St #506
Pooler, GA 31322
Office Hours Shown in ET
Sunday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 8:00pm

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