Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, CAMS, II
I have a passion for working with those who need answers and guidance to navigate through life issues. I join with my clients and utilize known therapeutic methods to help them create more fulfilled lives. As a therapist, I will work with you to help uncover your true potential, and assist you in creating the life you desire. As a counselor I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who have suffered traumatic experiences. I also specialize in stress management, and secondary traumatic stress. I am also a Certified Anger Management Specialist.
I work with clients toward resolution and healing from the impacts of traumatic experiences, grief and loss, including persons experiencing dissociative symptoms. I help people in relationships learn to listen better to each other; I work with individuals with issues of dependency and/or internalization to find and use their voice. I am also a certified professional counselor supervisor (CPCS).
Our ideal clients include individuals from all walks of life experiencing emotional and psychological set backs, preventing them from experiencing a prosperous life spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Ideally we serve individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and low self worth, trauma, anger management issues, difficulty adjusting to life's transitions, grief, difficulties managing stress, and school issues. Our clients goals consist of achieving emotional and psychological transformation that empowers them to experience healing and restoration spiritually, physically, and emotionally.
Ayngi Montgomery is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Master of Education in Community Counseling from the University of West Georgia. She has extensive training in trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy and short-term solution-focused therapeutic approaches. Her training includes specialization in Military Couples and Family Counseling, Brain-based Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, and Spirituality. She believes in establishing a foundation of trust and support. She is passionate about removing barriers for everyone to feel comfortable, which promotes openness and trust.
My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for you to meet life's challenges. How we reach out for resources during this time can facilitate hope and healing. You may have already reached out to a friend, family member, or pastor and find you are still stuck. The next step you take may be to meet with a professional counselor. As a professional counselor, I am passionate about working with people to find healing and understanding. I am also credentialed as a CPCS, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, providing supervision to train other therapists in the counseling profession.
Have you been having difficulties staying motivated or encouraged? Do you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Do you find it difficult to maintain healthy relationships. Even if you feel like you cannot manage your anger, together we can work on strategies or skills to combat these feelings. If you answered yes to any of these, let me help you seek solace. As you may know in order to see something different, you must do something different.
I want to inspire and encourage clients by using a non-judgemental approach, while listening carefully with patience and concern, so that I may hear what the client's soul is saying. While applying the proper treatment therapeutically, together we can find that balanced and healthy place.
Kara Stewart graduated from Troy University in 2012 with a Master's Degree in Counseling and Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2016. Mrs. Stewart has worked with older children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings for over 10 years, to include the community, residential, Psycho-social Rehabilitation center, outdoor wilderness and substance abuse programs. She specializes in Substance Abuse, Mood and Anxiety Disorders; Grief/Loss Issues; ADHD/Behavioral/ Parenting Issues.
ONLINE COUNSELING AVAILABLE NOW! Our desire is to put hope within reach. To us, putting hope within reach is much more than a vision – it’s a reminder that what we’re doing has an eternal impact. It emphasizes that one size solution does not fit every need. It’s the motivation behind the work that we do.
I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia hand have been for 37 years. I have been a practicing therapist for 45 years. I have dedicated most of my adult life to helping people grow emotionally and spiritually so they could reach their full potential in relationships and work.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, AAMFT , Aprvd, Supv
Darren D. Moore, Ph.D., MAED., LMFT is an Associate Professor, Director of a Masters program in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Georgia, Alabama, NY, IL, and credentialed for telehealth in Florida. Dr. Moore utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach when working with clients. Dr. Moore is direct and believes in addressing problems head on, to ensure optimal success, within a limited amount of time. He has degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University, Virginia Tech University, Valdosta State University, and the University of Minnesota.
As a mental health therapist, I believe in empowering clients to become aware of their own healthy/unhealthy thinking and behavior so, in return, they can implement positive lifestyle changes. Collaboration between the client and myself is used to guide the client in redefining their own way of life. Clients should know that this sometimes can be a short or lengthy process but I am willing to walk all the way with them as they develop their new healthy self. Clients should know that they are never alone in this new journey...
Are you someone who feels as though labels are putting you in a box you don’t want? Trying to break free and accept who you are? Where you are? Try my style of out of the box thinking. Let’s see if we can “fit". Our first meeting will be to get to know each other and look at what are the best options for you, the client. I believe in diversity, no matter your path, your gender, your sexuality, your spirituality,
Hello! Congratulations on taking the first step into becoming a better version of yourself. My name is Dezsarai and I have been working in the mental health and addictive disease field since 2009 (licensed as a professional counselor in 2015). Have you been feeling not like yourself lately? Have you or others noticed a change in your overall mood? Has it been a challenge to be kind to yourself and others? Let me assist you with identifying the cause of your challenge and collaborate to create resolutions to help you be a better YOU!
Throughout life we all have struggles and experience situations beyond our control that can deeply affect us. During these times we can feel alone or uncomfortable opening up to others about our how we are truly feeling. Feelings of embarrassment or beliefs that something is wrong with yourself can prevent individuals from seeking help and support from others. I want you to know that you are not alone. Whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, recovering from trauma, relationship issues, stress, or other concerns, your pain is real and healing is possible.
Rochelle, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Columbus, Georgia. She has the pleasure of working in private practice with a broad spectrum of clients. She uses an integrative therapy approach, combining person-centered, attachment, and existential-based therapy techniques. She provides a safe, non-judgmental, and welcoming atmosphere. Her approach to the often-painful experiences life brings us is that we must “make meaning,” find a purpose, and connect with others as part of our coping and healing process.
Are you feeling worried and hopeless about the future? Do you reminisce about the past? Do you struggle with meaning in your life? Do you realize that you are not living up to your full potential and you can do better? Do you often think that you settle for things that do not make you happy? Do you find yourself trying to find answers to all these questions but just can’t figure it out? At different times in our lives we go through stages of reevaluation of what is important and assessing our quality of life. Often we find ourselves stuck in a life that we never hoped for and that does not meet our expectations. You are not alone!
As a child of Veteran parents and being a Veteran myself I have a passion to help those who struggle with trauma, depression, grief, and anxiety. Do you feel stuck? Do you feel like you are going under and no one is there to help you? I'm here to get into the murky waters with you and help guide you to the surface. I'm of the belief that no matter how bleak a situation is, positive growth can be achieved. Oftentimes, people think that they should be able to solve problems on their own, but as humans, we need each other.
Larinda Horton, M.A., LPC graduated from Amridge University in 2014, with a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling. She has worked with all age groups providing an active yet gentle, nonjudgmental approach. Larinda likes to meet each individual where they are presently with an understanding that we all have a story with the ability to create a better ending.
We all deserve to be seen, to be heard, and to be supported without the fear of judgement. I believe that our life is like a story- comprised of triumphs/hardships, gains/losses, love/pain and more. Often we start to tell ourselves stories about our experiences that can hold us back from reaching our goals and living our authentic lives. As a therapist, I aim to help clients deconstruct the story line that is not supportive to them, and instead start constructing ones for their preferred reality and identity. My foundational belief is that we are separate entities from our problems, and we have strength and resiliency inside us.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Columbus are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Columbus then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Columbus, or Child Psychologists in Columbus.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Columbus psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Columbus specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.