I am a practical, interactive therapist. My treatment approach incorporates insight, humor, and compassion for clients as they work to uncover and utilize their own unique resources, strengths, and abilities. Using a strengths-based perspective, I employ Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and client-centered methodologies uniquely tailored to each client's goals and needs. I encourage clients to think about successes in their lives, no matter how seemingly "small." I believe that acknowledging every success facilitates belief in the possibility of enacting change. Giving yourself credit for each small step can make achieving your ultimate goal feel more attainable.
I can help your family if your child is struggling with behavior problems. I have trained for over a year in the evidenced based treatment developed at the Yale Conduct and Parenting Center. The program is a training program for parents to learn to effectively and positively eliminate the negative behavior. At the same time, the child participates in treatment to assist them in dealing with big emotions and problem solving deficits that contribute to behavior problems. Treatment is for children 2-15 years old.
My goal as your therapist is to help you develop skills to live a more fulfilling and present life. I do this by helping my clients develop an understanding of how their thoughts, feelings, and actions influence each other. I work with women experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, anger issues, and relationship problems. I especially enjoy helping clients strengthen their interpersonal communication skills by learning how to express their emotions and assert themselves, especially during difficult situations.
The process of starting or returning to therapy can be overwhelming but I am so glad you’re here! Regardless of your past or present challenges, I want to help you move towards living a rich, full, and meaningful life in a way that aligns with your identity and values. Practicing with openness and curiosity, I place great importance in meeting you where you are and creating a safe and nonjudgmental space for us to work together towards growth and healing. Guided by evidence-based and trauma-focused therapies, I believe in adapting multiple modalities in treatment to best fit your unique needs.
Are you ready to live a healthier life, emotionally? Today can be the beginning of a new tomorrow.
I enjoy working with individuals (olders adolescents and adults) that have challenges with depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships/personality challenges, as well as serious mental illness. The client is the focus of therapy and we will work together to develop a personalized treatment for you. I use an eclectic mix of treatment approaches that vary based on the challenge of the client.
I enjoy helping individuals reach their full potential.
I work collaboratively with people who struggle to manage depressive thoughts or are caught in a cycle of anxiety and avoidance. There are no magic cures but I believe developing self-awareness about what drives your behavior and challenging automatic thoughts are important components of therapy. I have experience in working with people from diverse backgrounds and dealing with cultural and identity issues. My goal is to equip you with the tools you need to optimize functioning and enhance well being.
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Experience tells me that most people who seek counseling feel unable to make changes in their life that could bring them greater happiness. I consider it my responsibility and a privilege to facilitate your journey of self-empowerment to make these desired changes. Together we will explore how current patterns of feeling, thinking and acting could be altered by increasing mindfulness and self-compassion. While most of our focus is on the present and future, I also seek to honor your past by exploring how unresolved feelings may be hindering your growth and ability to meet personal goals.
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, CPCS, MAC
Future Clients: Beginning the journey in counseling can be scary AND so worth it! We all have something we are trying to figure out as we work toward being our best selves. I believe past and current interpersonal relationships contribute to how we move in the world and view ourselves. Future Supervisees: As a certified clinical supervisor (CPCS) and master addiction counselor (MAC), I am knowledgeable about forming a solid counselor identity by offering expertise in fostering professional and personal growth for licensed and license-eligible professional counselors and those seeking credentials as an addiction professional.
Life often seems to move so quickly, barely allowing a chance to take in all that we have experienced. Especially in times of change or intense grief, you may want a space to process your experiences-both the mundane moments and major life-changing events-in order to understand what is going on inside. Therapy can be the perfect space to sort through your experiences, search for meaning and understanding, and discern the path forward that is right for you.
Congrats! Sometimes you just need to take the first step and today you did it! I am a Licensed Master Social Worker who works with women, particularly single mothers, suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem issues, and trauma. I also counsel and provide the support that children and adolescents need to overcome the challenges they face. I aim to help them make sense of their sometimes, confusing circumstances, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Additionally, I understand the dynamics that can happen within a social environment that can create an inability for someone to want to move forward on their goals.
My aim is to help you ease your most difficult emotions while addressing the patterns that keep you feeling "stuck" or powerless in your life. With compassion and a non-pathologizing approach, I offer a effective framework for recovery and growth, so that you can enact change in your life that is consistent with your most authentic and purposeful self. I believe we are all capable of improving the quality our lives no matter how difficult and chronic problems have been. Seeing my clients evolve through self-acceptance and meaningful action is a true privilege and passion for me.
I am a Masters Level Clinical Social Worker and mental health therapist who practices individual, couples/family, and group therapies with children, adolescents and adults. I work with clients experiencing difficulty with depressive or anxiety symptoms, relationship issues, unhealthy behaviors, and low self-esteem. I am currently under clinical supervision of Shelly Eisenstadt, LCSW. I am also a Board Certified Life Coach working primarily with women in life transitions who are making decisions about their future and the life they want to create
Sometimes, we can get messages that we can't change ourselves or our lives, that we aren't worthy of healing, that we should not hold on to hope. I believe that during those times, it is so important to seek support. In therapy, you can find a place to explore the challenges you are facing and can receive support as we work together to come up with new strategies. I enjoy helping clients find healing, hope, and wholeness in the face of difficult experiences, particularly those related to race and culture, identity, family problems, self-esteem, and spirituality.
I have worked in the creative arts in the past which gives me an ability to observe and connect with clients regardless of their differences. I love helping others and it is a true passion of mine. Because I have worked with most cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds including LBGT, Adolescents and those working in the creative arts, I gear the treatments to the individual and encourage clients to take control of their treatme I have worked with individuals struggling with most diagnoses and coping with life itself, I can connect to the specific needs of each client as well as the style of therapy best fitting those needs.
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. I believe in the power of a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. It is within this relationship that growth and change occur. I view my role in the therapeutic relationship as the coach. I am here to coach you through life's challenges and problems as well as celebrate along with you in your accomplishments and victories. I offer guidance and support in addition to knowledge, experience, skill and a listening ear. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities which include DBT, CBT, solution focused, and family systems.
Twilynn has over 20 years experience working in the Human Services Industry. She provides individual, couple, and family therapy in a private practice setting. She specializes in working with those who suffer from depression, have experienced trauma and abuse, experience anxiety and stress, have communication challenges within their family system, and/or have difficulty in making life transitions. She has extensive experience working with adolescents addressing, self-esteem issues, teaching decision-making and problem solving skills, and working through school related issues. Twilynn also has extensive experience working with the LGBT community.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH, MA, RYT-200
Can you remember the last time you didn’t feel stressed? Has stress become your new normal? You feel depressed and have unrelenting anxiety. You feel stuck and wish the world would slow down. And your body is in a knot - stomach aches, muscle tension, stiff neck, tight jaw. You might be struggling from a lifelong illness, like cancer, going through a life changing event like divorce or job loss, or grieving the loss of a loved one, or don't know why you feel the way you do. You just know you don't like it and you want to feel better. Something has GOT to change.
You may be feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or no longer recognize this version of yourself. Or, perhaps you're feeling generally dissatisfied. Maybe you've tried "fixing" problems with limited results. Therapy is about understanding who you are and what you need in the present, prioritizing needs with realistic expectations, and fostering growth in a meaningful and sustainable way. Stress, perceived failure, and/or hopelessness don't have to define you. Our lived experiences inform, they don't define. I will help you create space in your life to strengthen what's already there, and sustainably build the rest with purpose and intention.
Do you feel like you are walking alone after the loss of a loved one? Are you tired of being a bystander watching life unfold without meaning or excitement? Do you feel overwhelmed by the demands of life, relationships, work, or school? Have unfortunate circumstances threatened to get the best of you? If you answered yes to any of the above, your journey to "greater living" awaits you. I offer a safe, supportive, space for you to work, grow, and create a more fulfilling life on your terms. I will work with you to clarify your counseling goals, develop a plan to accomplish them, and acquire the insight and tools for "greater living".
I believe that authenticity, balance and connection are available to all of us, regardless of past pain or current stuckness. I am guided by the motto “You have to feel it to heal it”, and provide a safe and compassionate space in which individuals and families are invited to process pain, anger, loss, and fear, integrate those experiences and move forward. As a former teacher, child therapist and parent, I understand the importance of supporting caregivers to improve the health of the entire system.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Decatur 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 Decatur 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 Decatur, or Child Psychologists in Decatur.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Decatur 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 Decatur 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.