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Aaron Esfahani

Aaron Esfahani, MSN, APRN, BSBA

Practice Owner of Woodstock, GA Thriveworks, Clinical Director

Aaron Esfahani is an Advanced Practice Nurse in the great state of Georgia. Aaron also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. As the clinical director of Thriveworks Woodstock, Aaron believes in practicing and leading a culture of excellence at every stage of the healthcare process. He feels that his commitment to quality is unprecedented. Aaron knows that many skills are foundational for being a positive change agent in the community. He trusts that understanding, appreciating, and using power and influence to affect positive change is much needed in mental healthcare now, more than ever. Aaron considers that the following key constructs define his medical practice:

  • Holistic health
  • Person-centered care
  • Care-focused nursing
  • Cultural humility
  • Professional identity formation

Aaron believes in empowering his clinicians as well as his patients. Through empowering others, medical evidence has indicated that improved patient care, increased use of evidenced based practices, enhanced patient care outcomes, and an instilled sense of confidence all follow suit. Aaron’s medical training has proven that success will remain constant only if the devotion to the development of being successful remains in place. Aaron’s personal goal is to have Thriveworks Woodstock be the number one mental health practice in the great state of Georgia. He wants to personally welcome you, your family, and your friends in the journey towards achieving optimal mental healthcare at Thriveworks Woodstock.

To do what nobody else will do, in a way that nobody else can, in spite of all we go through; is to be a nurse.” -Rawsi Williams

 

Laura Madinger
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Magellan
  • MultiPlan
  • Humana
  • Tri-Care East
  • United Behavioral Health
Self Pay Rate: $99: Individuals
$119: Couples/Families

Schedules: In Person & Online

Laura Madinger, LAPC, OTR/L

**Accepting New Patients**

Laura Madinger entered the field professional counseling with 23+ years of experience in direct patient care working as an Occupational Therapist. Subsequently, she has successfully helped thousands of patients in much physical and emotional distress. Laura’s main passion is and has always been understanding human behavior through psychology. Not just for the interest, but to understand humanity and to find a way to help us heal more effectively from our wounds. It seems that no matter what walk of life we come from, we somehow all end up encountering circumstances that either cause us to fall off our path, experience emotional pain, cause us trauma, confusion, and so much more. Unfortunately, we are not taught how to handle these life situations in school, at work, or in the home. As a Professional Counselor, Laura wants to be your teacher, guide, educator, or whatever your needs are to best help you overcome your obstacles. Laura genuinely wants to see you, your family members, or friends thrive instead of just trying to survive. Laura is skilled at working with adolescents to geriatric patients. Trust that she will work cohesively with your family or friends to coordinate the best treatment plans for moving forward. Laura is client centered but is open to what each individual needs as we all live in our own unique worlds.

Areas of Expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Co-dependence
  • Relationship/family issues
  • Career issues
  • Substance use recovery
  • Veteran needs
  • Greif and loss

Populations Served:

  • Adolescence
  • Adults
  • Older Adults
  • Couples
Catherine Ibarra
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • MultiPlan
  • Tri-Care East
  • United Behavioral Health
Self Pay Rate: $99: Individuals
$119: Couples/Families

Schedules: In Person & Online

Catherine Ibarra, LAPC

**Accepting New Patients**

Catherine is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC).  In 2017, she graduated from Liberty University with her Master's in Professional Counseling.  Before coming to Thriveworks Woodstock, she enjoyed her role as the relational therapist in a private alcohol rehabilitation center in Atlanta, worked as a therapist for a behavioral health crisis center, and loved teaching literature to teenagers for 12 years.

Catherine has extensive experience working with teens, adults, and couples. She utilizes CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) and Solution Focused Therapy.  She mixes listening, empathizing, advising, and humor to create a warm and approachable environment which will quickly help you feel comfortable and safe.

If you are struggling with the challenges of life, and you feel like you've gotten off track, let's put our heads together and create a solution.  After all, the best project you'll ever work on is you.

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Substance Abuse and addiction issues
  • Stress Management
  • Parenting skills
  • Life adjustment issues
  • Women's issues
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Career and Life Transitions
  • Grief
  • Love and Relationships

Populations served:

  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Couples
Dr.Ebote Nnoko
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem/BCBS
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
Self Pay Rate: $199: First Session
$149: Follow-up Session

Schedules: Online Only

Dr. Ebote Nnoko

**Accepting New Patients**

Ebote Nnoko, DNP, PMHNP-BC, is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She attained her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from the University of South Alabama. Dr. Nnoko has vast experience treating patients ages seven and up with various mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, PTSD, and ADHD.

Dr. Nnoko has over 20 + years of healthcare experience working with different populations, including children, adolescents, and adults in inpatient hospital and outpatient settings. Her expertise includes diagnosing and treating psychiatric illness, incorporating brief psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy treatment interventions. Dr. Nnoko’s approach to treatment centers on viewing the patient as a whole and developing a patient-centered treatment plan solely fit for that person. Additionally, she engages the patient and their family in shared-decision making to create the best treatment option based on evidence-based treatment modalities.

In addition to proper diagnosis and individualized treatment approach, Dr. Nnoko also uses her non-judgmental attitude when assessing the patient. She also offers a comfortable environment where patients feel free to discuss. Dr. Nnoko’s goal is to alleviate symptoms and help the patients improve their quality of life.

Areas of Expertise include but are not limited to:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorder(s)
  • Bipolar/ Mood Disorder(s)
  • Depression Disorder (s)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Insomnia
  • Personality Disorder
  • Psychotic Disorders including Delusional Disorder, Schizophrenia Disorder, and Schizoaffective Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Stress Management
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Trauma Responsive Treatment

Populations Served

  • Children and Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Geriatric
Dr.Michelle Wierson
Accepting:
Self Pay Rate: $150 for Individuals
$170 for Couples/Families

Schedules: Online Only

Dr. Michelle Wierson

**Accepting New Patients**

Michelle Harris Wierson, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who has spent the last 30 years helping people transform their lives.  Using a multi-faceted approach, therapy is tailored to the needs of the person or family, in order to bring the most meaningful and lasting change. Dr. Wierson offers support, compassion, practical techniques, and persistence in her work – along with a good dose of creativity and life wisdom.  She specializes in therapy with teens and young adults aged 12-25, the parenting of young children, and couples and family therapy.  For adults with more chronic mental illness, or struggling with childhood trauma, she pairs heartfelt empathy with new skill development. As David Richo says, “our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

In life, there are times when we feel strong, and other times when we feel broken.  Psychotherapy is an interesting process, because the point of entry can happen at either time and be successful.  No matter what, it takes courage to face difficult questions about yourself, your partner, your family. Dr. Wierson’s goal is to engender trust and partner with you to answer those questions and then find solutions.  She is open, warm, and collaborative, and ready to help you make a difference in your own life.  Dr. Wierson also is deeply committed to being an ally for people of color and the LGBTQ community and welcomes cross-cultural connections.

Dr. Wierson earned her undergraduate degree at Furman University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Georgia. She interned at the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Pomona College, where she earned the Wig Meritorious Teaching Award and was part of the Women’s Studies Program. She has written over 30 peer-reviewed publications.  She won the Thomas Leahy Award for Creative Achievement at the Social Security Administration, where she worked evaluating disability claims for over 10 years.  Dr. Wierson has worked in private practice, hospitals, government agencies, juvenile detention centers, mental health community centers, and educational settings across the last three decades.

Areas of expertise, but not limited to:

  • Child/Adolescent Treatment
  • Family Therapy
  • Chronic Medical Illness
  • Chronic Mental Illness
  • Parenting Issues
  • Adoption
  • Women’s Issues
  • Couples Therapy
  • Eating Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorders

Populations Served:

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Dr.Beatrice Odero
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem and BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Humana
  • Optum
  • Tri-Care East
  • United Behavioral Health
Self Pay Rate: $199: First Session
$149: Follow-up Session

Schedules: Online Only

Dr. Beatrice Odero

**Accepting new clients **

Beatrice Odero, DNP, PMHNP-BC, is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She attained her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from the University of South Alabama. Dr. Odero has vast experience treating patients ages 12 and up with various mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, PTSD, and ADHD.

Dr. Odero has over 14 + years of healthcare experience working with different populations, including children, adolescents, and adults in inpatient hospital and outpatient settings. Her expertise includes diagnosing and treating psychiatric illness, incorporating brief psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy treatment interventions. Dr. Odero’s approach to treatment centers on viewing the patient as a whole and developing a patient-centered treatment plan solely fit for that person. Additionally, she engages the patient and their family in shared-decision making to create the best treatment option based on evidence-based treatment modalities.

In addition to proper diagnosis and individualized treatment approach, Dr. Odero also uses her non-judgemental attitude when assessing the patient. Also, she offers a comfortable environment where patients feel free to discuss. Dr. Odero’s goal is to alleviate symptoms and help the patients improve their quality of life.

Areas of Expertise include but are not limited to:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorder(s)
  • Bipolar/ Mood Disorder(s)
  • Depression Disorder (s)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Insomnia
  • Personality Disorder
  • Psychotic Disorders including Delusional Disorder, Schizophrenia Disorder, and Schizoaffective Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Stress Management
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Trauma Responsive Treatment

Populations Served

  • Children and Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Geriatric
Dr.Fran Shahar
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem/BCBS
  • Optum
  • MultiPlan
  • United Behavioral Health
Self Pay Rate: $175 for Individuals

Schedules: Online Only

Dr. Fran Shahar

**Accepting New Clients**

Fran Shahar, PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experience. She has specialized in helping people with serious mood and thought disorders lead fuller, healthier, more satisfying lives. Regardless of diagnosis, her goal is to help clients expand and deepen their connections to others, and to develop healthier ways of being more engaged with the world outside themselves. Her approach to meeting life's challenges is practical and pragmatic, based on knowledge, compassion, and experience. She provides evidence-based best practices in psychotherapy, combined with a warm and inviting sense of humor. Powerful change is possible when one feels truly seen, heard, respected, validated, and valued. Dr. Shahar is also actively involved in the arts, and with helping others access their own creativity.

Psychotherapy is not easy to describe. To paraphrase Tolstoy: Happy people are alike, but unhappy people are all uniquely unhappy. Many people feel unhappy in their lives for reasons they cannot identify. They often have a vague sense that they are missing out on all that life has to offer.  Some people "feel stuck" in some uncomfortable pattern of behavior. Some clients want help with problems regarding important relationships in their lives, and/or their career or personal development. Ultimately, as Freud noted, the aim of therapy is to expand our capacity to love, work, and play. It is about the task of being fully human and living life to the fullest.

Dr. Fran Shahar received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University, and master’s and doctorate degrees from Georgia State University. As a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist, she has the highest level of credentialing available in the field. She is a Fellow with GA

Psychological Association and a recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Presidential Citation. She has numerous peer-reviewed publications and is the former Clinical Director of Mental Health at Pulaski State prison, and adjunct professor at Argosy University.

She holds certifications in both cognitive therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Dr. Shahar has also been a consultant for Social Security Disability for over a decade and has worked in the LGBTQ community for over 30 years.

Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessment/ Diagnosis
  • Psychiatric disability
  • Bipolar
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma/ PTSD
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Women’s Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Personal growth issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Spiritual/Cultural issues in psychotherapy

Populations Served:

  •             Adults, age 18 and over
Stephanie Collins-Rawls
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem and BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna/Evernorth
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
Self Pay Rate: $99: Individuals
$119: Couples/Families

Schedules: In Person & Online

Stephanie Collins-Rawls, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, CPCS

**Accepting New Patients**

Stephanie Collins-Rawls is a License Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) with 18+ years of experience in the state of Georgia in mental health and community. She has assisted individuals cope with painful situations that seem impossible to handle. Do you get sad/depressed, anxious, or lose someone close to you? Or are you experiencing loneliness regularly or stressed out and feeling like no one understand you? Maybe you have substance abuse problems that you’d like to resolve? Whatever you may be experiencing today, I feel that together we can work on learning/implementing strategies that will assist you with regulating your emotions and building meaningful social connections.

Stephanie have worked with children and adults in the community as well as in prisons/juveniles’ facilities. Stephanie assists individuals in coping with everyday life issues, mental health problems, and substance abuse. She worked with Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for the past 10+ years both in prison and probation center.

Her approach to helping others develop a life worth living based on Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Group Therapy.

Areas of Special Expertise

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Dual-Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Substance Abuse\Addictions
  • Crisis Management
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Grief
  • Coping with Life Changes
  • Anger Management
  • Family conflicts

Populations Served:

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults Across the Lifespan
  • Families
Tiffany Grant
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem/BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • United Behavioral Health
Self Pay Rate: $99: Individuals
$119: Couples/Families

Schedules: In Person & Online

Tiffany Grant, LPC, CPCS

**Accepting New Patients**

Tiffany Grant is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS) in the state of Georgia with 10 years of experience in community and mental health counseling and has work with a wide range of population from children to adults.  Tiffany has also worked in psychiatric and VA hospital along with primary focus on assisting individuals with reaching their short- and long-term goals. Tiffany’s specialized in crisis counseling, PTSD, depression, anxiety, suicide prevention, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, OCD and emotional and substance abuse. Also, she has utilized a variety of techniques such as: cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness self-worth, mood management, anxiety reduction, and work/life balance. “Together we will work on strategies that can allow you to address root causes of your difficulties with a goal to be a better version of you.”

Areas of Expertise, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Couples
  • Crisis work
  • Suicide Prevention
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Career

Populations:

  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Families
  • Couples
Ivanda Postell
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
Self Pay Rate: $99: Individuals
$119: Couples/Families

Schedules: Online Only

Ivanda Postell, LPC, CPCS

*Accepting New Clients

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
Carly Farrell
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $120: Individuals
$140: Couples/Families

Schedules: Online Only

Carly Farrell, LCSW, CCHT

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

 

DeShawn Artis
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
Self Pay Rate: $120: Individuals
$140: Couples/Families

Schedules: In Person & Online

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
David Hopkins
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $120: Individuals
$140: Couples/Families
$150: EMDR

Schedules: In Person & Online

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

 

Jackie Ryanczak Lilly
Accepting:
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum
  • TriCare East
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $120: Individuals
$140: Couples/Families

Schedules: In Person & Online

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
Melissa Gray
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Tri-Care East
  • United Behavioral Health
Self Pay Rate: $199: First Session
$149: Follow-up Session

Schedules: Online Only

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
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $120: Individuals
$140: Couples/Families

Schedules: In Person & Online

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
Wrayanne Glaze Parker
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
Self Pay Rate: $99: Individuals
$119: Couples/Families

Schedules: Online Only

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

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My wife has struggle with depression for years and since she started going to Thriveworks and seeing Ms. Parker I've seen an amazing change! It has saved my marriage and our life together
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