Our Staff

Raven Bailey
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • United Behavioral Health
Self Pay Rate: $99

Raven Bailey, LCSW

*Accepting New Clients

Raven Bailey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker passionate about helping individuals cope with life’s transitions. She is experienced in aiding those who have used unhealthy numbing mechanisms such as drugs, alcohol, sex, food, and self-harm.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Raven’s eclectic style mirrors the diverse populations she serves. Raven graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Masters in Social Science Administration (MSSA). Through her education, Raven learned to marry creative interventions with evidence based practices to ensure optimal results for those she works with.  Raven enjoys teaching Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques.  She believes that therapy sessions should provide relief while equipping individuals with the tools they need to reach their goals.

Raven reminds individuals of their strengths while introducing new skills. She specializes in working with trauma survivors and assists in reclaiming narratives.  Raven is gifted in introducing skills that aid in emotion regulation and lead to thriving in one’s fullest potential.

Areas of expertise include but are not limited to:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Childhood trauma
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ Population

Populations Served:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Couples
  • Geriatrics
Anne"Wrayanne" Glaze Parker
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
Pending:
  • Ambetter
  • Optum
  • Humana
  • United Behavioral Health
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $99

Anne “Wrayanne” Glaze Parker, LPC, MAC, CPS, CARES, CE

Wrayanne Glaze Parker is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a nationally certified Masters Addiction Counselor (MAC), a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS), a Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES), and GA registered Clinical Evaluator (CE) with over 14 years of experience working in the behavioral healthcare field. A Veteran of the United States Army, she went on to complete her graduate degree at Walden University with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling and is now working towards her Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD).  Her experience includes working with trauma survivors (child and adult), veterans, gangs, LGBTQ community, individuals living with depression, anxiety, serious and persistent mental illness, co-occurring disorders, child welfare/DFCS involvement, substance use/addiction, domestic and family violence, and participants of the criminal justice system-juvenile and adult court programs.  Working in a variety of settings with child/adolescent to adult and aging adult populations, Ms. Glaze Parker is skilled in group counseling, peer support, individual therapy, case management, tele-health treatment, community-based services, medication education/maintenance, and crisis intervention/de-escalation.

Ms. Glaze Parker believes fully that every individual can reach their full potential with the right supports in place. As a person in long term recovery, she takes a personal investment in helping to reduce stigma and ensure every person has the right to quality, ethical care. Taking that first step in seeking help is the most challenging but she is committed to building a non-judgmental therapeutic alliance in a caring environment that is safe and welcoming.  Recovery from all behavioral health challenges is the expectation and she has helped many achieve the goals they have set through providing person centered, strength based, trauma responsive care.  Ms. Glaze Parker uses evidence-based practices with an eclectic approach to personalize interventions to individual needs.

Areas of specialty include but are not limited to:

  • Trauma Responsive Treatment
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Gender Specific Issues (Women)
  • Substance Use Recovery
  • Dual-Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Family Systems/Parenting
  • Court/Criminal Justice Involvement
  • Mood Disorders
  • Grief/Loss
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Divorce/Couples Therapy
  • Telehealth Therapy
  • Peer Support and Recovery Services

Individuals Served:

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults Across the Lifespan
  • Families
  • Couples/Partners

"It doesn't matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop"

Carly Farrell
Accepting:
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Medicare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Carly Farrell, LCSW

Carly Farrell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Georgia with many years of clinical experience with children, adolescents, and adults. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Master's degree in Social Work. Carly also holds a gerontology certificate from the University of Georgia. She has extensive education, training, and applied experience in many aspects of mental health, people experiencing depression and anxiety, grief, and crisis work.

Carly has worked in Hospice Care, Home Health, emergency room, and inpatient psychiatric units, along with her therapy work.

Carly believes in meeting people where they are. Life is full of hurdles and she hopes to assist patients with getting over the hurdles and helping them live a more happy, successful life. Carly hopes to help individuals and couples to find solutions that work best for them.

Areas of Special Expertise:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Crisis Management

Populations Served:

  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Disabled

 

David Hopkins
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • TriCare East
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Ambetter
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $120

David Hopkins, LPC

David Hopkins is a seasoned licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia. He is a certified addiction counselor and certified EMDR therapist with over ten years of experience in mental health. He received his undergraduate degree at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Psychology, as well as his Master’s degree in Psychology/ Mental Health Counseling.

David has worked in psychiatric hospital settings where he focused on assisting clients with healing and overcoming emotional challenges as well as conquering their mental health issues too. Also, he has worked at nationally recognized alcohol and drug treatment centers where his focus was on addressing mental health and substance abuse issues. Certainly, David has vast experience working in private practice mental health clinics as well.

As a certified EMDR therapist, David has been able to help thousands of patients overcome negative self-perceptions while significantly reducing any disturbing emotional cognitions. David is passionate about offering effective solutions to individuals who may be struggling emotionally. He can equip patients with the skills and tools they need to live happy, successful lives. Being a wounded healer himself, he has proven to be extremely effective in helping individuals with regaining hope and overcoming obstacles in their lives.

David is available for individual and couples’ therapy. He would love to work with you on your journey to help heal your emotional pain, help you understand conflicted feelings, and find new meaning and purpose in your life.

Areas of focus but not limited to:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • EMDR therapy
  • Trauma
  • Substance Abuse and addiction issues
  • Couples
  • Christian Counseling
  • Stress Management
  • Life adjustment issues
  • Men’s issues

Populations Served:

  • Adults—18 years old+
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Military and First Responders

 

DeShawn Artis
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
Pending:
  • Ambetter
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Humana
  • United Behavioral Health
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $99

DeShawn Artis, LPC

Currently residing in Atlanta, Ga, DeShawn is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  In 2012, DeShawn graduated from Argosy University-Atlanta with his Master’s in Community Counseling, to include a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy.  DeShawn also completed four years in the United States Marine Corps and received an Honorable Discharge in 2002.

Since 2012, DeShawn has had a myriad of experiences within the realm of mental health.  His experiences include in-home community counseling work, psychiatric hospital settings, residential substance abuse, dual diagnosis programs, and working with the LGBTQ population. DeShawn is currently working towards completing his Doctorate in Psychology at California Southern University.

DeShawn believes his best tool that he can offer clients is his gift of authenticity and creativity.  Authenticity from the therapist, DeShawn asserts, encourages clients to seek their true self and promotes self-awareness.  Authenticity, DeShawn believes is achieved through  honest, compassionate, objective self-evaluation.  Authenticity, bonded with creativity and therapeutic skill, works to maximize positive therapeutic outcomes.  DeShawn uses an an eclectic approach, understanding there are many avenues to approach a problem.  He specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed. DeShawn stresses the importance of being able to “think about your thinking.”  This is done to challenge unhelpful thinking, while disrupting and seeking to replace maladaptive behavioral patterns.  DeShawn is also able to provide motivational coaching to help clients reach their goals.

One of DeShawn’s passions is working with the whole family system. In order for change within the individual to be created and sustained, DeShawn contends that equipping the whole family with therapeutic tools is imperative.  DeShawn’s approach is direct, yet compassionate.  With a thoughtful and inquisitive questioning style, DeShawn acknowledges that the client is the expert in their own life.  DeShawn maintains that one of the therapist’s primary roles when working with clients is to operate as a guide, both client and counselor working collaboratively together to reach identified goals.     Understanding that no two people experience upsets in cognitions and mood, exactly the same, DeShawn has been compassionately and humorously referred to by his peers as the “Depression Whisperer.”

When not saving the world, one client at a time, DeShawn can be found in his kitchen, dishing up delectables to astound his friends.  He also has a dog named Mello (resembles a fox), who loves sniffing up all the sensational scents in the background.

Areas of focus but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Substance and Addiction Issues
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Career and Life Transitions
  • Grief
  • Suicide
  • Sexual Identity
  • Family Conflict
  • Love and Relationships

Populations served:

  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Families and Couples
  • LGBTQ Population
Ivanda Postell
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Humana
  • United Behavioral Health
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ivanda Postell, LPC, CPCS

Ivanda Postell is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS) in the great state of Georgia.

Ivanda is accomplished with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She is a therapist at heart and brings a plethora of skills, knowledge, and expertise in helping you become whole again. Ivanda brings a vast amount of clinical experience that will help you and/or loved one achieve a true balance in life. Ms. Ivanda Postell specializes in the following methodology of therapies: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy) for PTSD. Ivanda believes in genuineness, honesty, and integrity as well as meeting patients where they are. Schedule your session for online therapy with her today and experience the results that you’re looking for. 

Areas of Expertise include but not limited to:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Borderline Intellectual Functioning
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Mood Disorders
  • Christian Counseling

Populations Served

  • Adults
  • Teenagers
  • Couples
Jackie Ryanczak Lilly
Accepting:
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • TriCare East
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
Pending:
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jackie Ryanczak Lilly, LPC

Jackie Ryanczak Lilly is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia, and received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia and her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University. She spent the last three years doing community mental health in Cherokee County.  Her goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, caring and empathetic environment for her clients, so they can learn the skills necessary to get to a better place in their lives.

Through her experience she has treated teens, adults and families with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, and co-occurring disorders. She has also worked with traditional and non-traditional couples to improve their relationships. She continues to further her education and experience through advanced trainings and professional experiences. She offers a straightforward, direct style of counseling that still maintains the caring and collaborative nature of her counseling training. She utilizes a combination of CBT and DBT therapies to provide her client’s a very personal therapeutic experience.

Imagine yourself being free of self-defeating beliefs and behaviors... and living fully in the present. Let Jackie support you in your journey. You can recover from past hurts that interfere with your success, independence and joy in life.

Her areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Severe and Pervasive Mental Illnesses
  • Trauma
  • Abuse (Emotional, Physical and/or Sexual)
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Suicide
  • Divorce
  • Parenting
  • Healthy Relationships

Populations Served:

  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Families
  • Couples
Lori Thornton
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Humana
  • United Behavioral Health
  • Tri-Care East
Self Pay Rate: $$200 medication intake/$100 medication follow up

Lori Thornton, APRN, PMHNP-BC, MBA

Lori Thornton is a Board Certified, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who prides herself in having an authentic approach to mental health. Her extensive education and psychiatric clinical training focused on treatment of clients across the lifespan, who suffered from mental illness and other comorbidities. Lori’s clinical focus is treating children, adolescents, and adults. Her services and expertise include assessing/evaluation, diagnosing, developing a comprehensive treatment plan, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and therapeutic mentoring. Her practice specialties also include but are not limited to: childhood/adult trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, addictions, personality disorders, and psychotic disorders.

Lori has over 19 years of working in the healthcare industry as a Registered Nurse, a Healthcare Executive, and now a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is known by many to have a natural and genuine ability to connect with her clients; while providing a calm to their chaos – no matter who they are or what they are going through. Lori’s passion and commitment is assisting the client to become the best version of themselves, by providing client-centered and competent-quality care.

“Each person is unique. My passion is to help people become healthy and whole. There is no such thing as a "one size fits all" when it comes to developing a treatment plan for mental health disorders. The only way to go about treating mental health disorders is to treat the client from the inside-out – by actively listening to the client’s goals and desires for optimal health, incorporating mindfulness, and finding out what the best version of themselves look like to them. Tailoring a treatment plan which is evidence-based, sustainable and realistic not only contributes to compliance, but the client is more likely to experience an improved quality of life.”

Lori’s areas of expertise include but are not limited to:

  • Childhood Trauma
  • Adult Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Stressor Related Disorders
  • Mood Disorders: Depressive Disorders, Bipolar, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation
  • Anxiety Disorders: Phobias, Panic Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders: Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Delusional Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Psychiatric Disorders in Children: ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorders, Elimination Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Impulse Control DisordersLori Thornton, APRN, PMHNP-BC, MBA
Mary Muranja
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Humana
  • United Behavioral Health
  • UBH
  • Tri-Care East
Self Pay Rate: $200: Medication Intake
$100: Medication Follow-up

Mary Muranja, MSN, NP-C, PMHNP-BC

Mary Muranja is a dual board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Mary has extensive training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the whole lifespan and across various practice settings, from hospitals to outpatient clinics. Mary diagnoses, treats, and prescribes medication for children, adolescents, and adults. Some of her practice specialties include, but not limited to: ADD/ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, PTSD and Substance use disorder.

Mary’s clinical focus is on mental health and substance abuse. Indeed, her 15+ years of experience in the healthcare field can yield positive healthcare outcomes in your life. Mary knows and recognizes that there is no solo approach to treating patients holistically as well as successfully. Certainly, what is right for one patient may be completely different for the next patient. Rest assured that Mary has been trained and qualified to diagnose as well as treat a wide range of psychiatric conditions across the entire lifespan.

Through proper diagnosis, treatment, patient education, and excellent patient care, Mary is making a positive difference in Georgia. Mary’s primary goal is to provide the highest level of patient-centered, personalized, and compassionate care to psychiatric patients throughout the great state of Georgia.

Areas of Expertise include but not limited to:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Trauma Responsive Treatment

Populations Served

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Geriatric
Melissa Gray
Accepting:
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Humana
  • United Behavioral Health
  • UBH
  • Tri-Care East
Self Pay Rate: $200 medication intake/$100 medication follow up

Melissa Gray, PMHNP-BC

Melissa Gray is a Board Certified, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) treating client’s across the Full Lifespan. Her education and clinical training focused on treatment and prevention of Mental, Emotional and Behavioral health disorders.

“I have adopted a holistic and innovative approach to evaluation, diagnosing and developing treatment plan to include medication management in a wide range of mental and behavioral health disorders. I believe that though various forms of psychotherapy, medications and/or psychosocial interventions every person can achieve safer, better, optimal mental health”.

She has extensive training in both hospital and outpatient clinical setting, specializing in acute stabilization of prominent mental and behavioral health disorders to include put not limited to ADD/ADHD, Depressive disorders, Anxiety disorders, Mood disorders, Psychotic disorders, PTSD and Cognitive disorders (Dementia) with or without behavioral disturbance.

Melissa is dedicated to serving and helping those most in need. Her clinical focus is on teaching patients about maintaining a balance for optimal mental health. She recognizes that their mental health is just as important as their physical health. Melissa is dedicated to providing the highest level of personalized, evidence based, and compassionate care to psychiatric patients throughout the great state of Georgia. Her approach is patient centered, she will listen to you and your needs and together will develop a plan to facilitate you being the best you!

Areas of Expertise include but not limited to:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorder (s)
  • Bipolar/Mood Disorder(s)
  • Depressive Disorder(s)
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Eating Disorder
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation

Populations Served

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Geriatric
Ramona Mott
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Ambetter
Self Pay Rate: $120

Ramona Mott, LPC

Ramona Mott is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia with over 20 years of clinical experience with children, adolescents, and adults. She is a graduate of Columbus State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science and she holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. Ramona has extensive education, training and applied experience in many aspects of mental health, including substance abuse, sex offender counseling, and working with individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities.

Ramona has over 12 years of combined experience working with the Georgia Department of Corrections and Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice; she worked in areas of crisis intervention, medication compliance, crisis stabilization, and facilitation of groups, as well as case management, individual counseling, and other areas. Ramona has experience working in the community with mobile crisis teams and crisis homes where she helped with suicidal, homicidal crisis, medication administration, referrals, behaviors etc.

Ramona believes that we all have barriers either through our own creation or due to unforeseen circumstances. Ramona assists individuals and couples in working together to come up with a solution that works specifically for them.

Areas of Special Expertise

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Stress Management
  • Sex Offender Treatment
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Severe and Pervasive Mental Illnesses
  • Substance Abuse
  • Crisis Management
  • Abuse (Emotional, Physical and/or Sexual)
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Suicide
  • Grief
  • Divorce
  • Parenting
  • Healthy Relationships

Populations Served:

  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Families
  • Couples
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