As a child and adolescent therapist, I acknowledge the joys and the challenges we as parents often experience. By working with children and their parents as a family system, there is an increase in the overall efficacy of treatment. Often, many of our struggles as a family stem from our ability to fully understand each others' experiences and view points. Learning to communicate more effectively, regulate emotions, and be more mindful in our every day lives can drastically improve our personal and familial experiences.
I believe in establishing a non-judgmental therapeutic partnership with clients to assist in overcoming life's difficulties. I am dedicated to helping clients understand the issues that are affecting their well-being and developing a plan to positively address these issues.
Are you struggling or merely existing? Is managing anxiety or having a phobia limiting you? Anxiety, Depressed, Grieving, Low self-esteem? My goal is to help each individual reach their true potential and create a life that is fulfilling and meaningful. I am passionate about this work and will enthusiastically assist you with changing negative self-talk, embrace your self-worth and communicate better. I believe in your ability to grow and would be honored to help you build a brighter life. I utilize best practices that include hypnotherapy, CBT, mindfulness and solution-focused therapies.
Hi! I believe every person deserves to live a life they find meaningful. To help my clients live more meaningful lives, I approach treatment alongside them and eclectically draw from various Cognitive Behavior theories along with Intersectional Feminism and Strengths-Based orientations. I strive to help my clients positively adjust their faulty or irrational ways by encouraging effective changes and/or radical acceptance of themselves and living situations. I feel empowering clients to be progressively mindful and actively involved in present life is key to them uncovering paths towards a present and future they find meaningful.
Ever feel like no one understands you or you aren’t being heard? Well, I’ve been there and done that. Let me tell you, it is never fun! When it comes to difficulties with identity, relationships, love, sexuality, and transitions in life I’m your girl! I’m the type of therapist who is fun, outgoing, a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and a proud Air Force Veteran. Let’s just say when it comes to intersectionality… I have a lot of them. However, this is a good thing because my life experiences are exactly what will connect us and lead you to the life that you want to live.
Are you depressed? Do you feel alone in a room full of people? Do you find yourself wanting to cry but not knowing why? My favorite quote is, "The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality" and I wholeheartedly believe in it. Depression does not discriminate. I specialize in depression treatment among different populations- infertility, perinatal mood disorders, older adults, and midlife adults. Another speciality includes caregiving and different types of grief. You don't have to do this alone. I believe therapy makes the world a better place and you are brave for seeking help.
I am passionate about working with people with substance abuse concerns, trauma, family conflict, and difficulty coping. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I strive to make any difficult life experience more manageable while gently guiding my clients and their families towards the life they want and see for themselves. I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults utilizing a client-centered, supportive approach. I strive to make my office a safe, judgement-free space where my clients can discuss their struggles and get the support they need.
If you are unhappy with the life you are living, I can help you understand what you can do to get unstuck and live a life of passion and joy. If you are in a relationship pattern and are cycling through the same conversations, I can help you reach each other in new ways. If you are exhausted from the endless loop of things getting a little better and then just returning to the status quo, I can help you find the way to make sustainable progress toward the life you want to live.
Welcome! I help clients discover their own strengths, wisdom, and solutions while using research-based techniques and strategies. Your comfort and specific needs are at the forefront of the process. My areas of interest include: Post-partum issues, mid-life motherhood, anxiety/depression, OCD, stress/professional burnout, stress, creativity & creative work, life-stage changes, senior adults, relationships and life satisfaction. I come to counseling with a professional background in trade publishing (literary agent) and legal education. Two practices: https://womenswellnessofdunwoody.com/ and https://samaritanatlanta.org
Whatever life has thrown at you that brings you to therapy, I'm proud of you for taking a step towards healing by looking for a therapist. I know how daunting it can be to begin the therapy journey, so I want to reassure you that the journey will be challenging but rewarding. I have a passion for working with couples and clients with ADHD. Have you experienced any form of loss that has left you trying to pick up the pieces? Do you struggle with relationships and maintaining boundaries? Do you need a safe space to express yourself without judgment? I'm here to help you navigate the transitions of life.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCATP, ASDCS
I’m an LCSW with experience in psychiatric inpatient stabilization and outpatient programs. I work with teens through adults diagnosed with mood disorders, psychosis, Insomnia, executive functioning challenges and ASD. I am a certified clinical specialist in both anxiety and ASD. I am trained in CBT for Insomnia. I use a combination of modalities including CBT, motivational interviewing and narrative therapy with clients. I educate clients and families on available community resources in addition to helping them build coping skills.
Reaching out for help is a sign of strength. You have already taken the first step toward change by seeking support. I believe emotional healing comes through the power of relationship and I strive to provide a safe and supportive space for this healing as I "walk beside" you for a season. I have 20 years of experience helping individuals, couples and families face life's challenges and would be honored to work with you.
It's time to live life with intention. No more sitting on the sidelines of your journey lamenting that whatever will be, will be. Understandably, we can’t control everything that happens in our lives, but we can be proactive in understanding our responses to life’s challenges. Seeking mental wellness encourages increased self-compassion and stronger relational bonds. Mental health therapy is an effective and supportive process that can assist you on your journey. As your therapist, I strive to help you cultivate meaningful bonds with self and others by living an intentional and joy-filled internal journey. Let's talk about it...
Women in their 20s-40s are often bombarded with difficult life transitions such as adulting, relationship distress, quarter-life crisis, career pursuits, parenting, caregiving, and more. This can be a lot to manage! Social pressures and the changing roles of women in this age group require a focused, feminist, and knowledgable approach. It can be tricky searching for the right therapist, so I appreciate you being here in the first place. My approach is fine tuned, using radical genuineness, to help you learn how to manage these unique stressors while maintaining authenticity and calm.
At some point in our lives, we’ve had to deal with the pain and difficulty of losing our voice. Not our physical voice, but losing the capability to speak up for ourselves. Have you ever experienced losing the ability to speak up for yourself or your needs due to the fear of possible rejection? Or the fear that nothing will change? Have you ever lost yourself in the process of attempting to speak up for yourself? Do you want to find your voice again? Admitting some of these things is not easy. However, the honesty and courage it took to seek guidance tells me you’re willing to take responsibility to seek emotional and mental change.
Are you happy? Do you have questions that you just can’t seem to answer? Is there a feeling of disconnection or distraction? Do you feel like a spectator in your own life? These questions and many more face us all…. maybe more succinctly put …. Are you living your best life? As a counselor, coach, and mentor, my passion is helping you and your family answer that ultimate question with a resounding YES! In life we all struggle with our emotional health from time to time and through solution focused and cognitive behavioral counseling I work with you, my client, to resolve these concerns and promote growth.
I am passionate about helping individuals to transform areas of their life where they have been feeling stuck. I work with clients with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual or childhood abuse, grief, and spiritual counseling. I have a relaxed, open and collaborative style of working and connecting. I focus on understanding what has affected your life and the resulting emotions. Our focus together is to clear negative thinking and beliefs to shift the way you experience life in a way that works for you.
Life as you know it has changed. You were barely holding on before, and now you're struggling to adjust to life's new normal. Anxiety and/or depression may not be new to you but dealing with medical and racial pandemics simultaneously just feels like too much. Connecting with your partner seems harder now than ever before, even though you are spending more time together. All of your regular coping skills and self-care tools just don't seem to be doing the job and you are looking for relief. Believe me, I get what you're going through.
I specialize in evidence-based treatments (EBTs) for patients with OCD and trauma related disorders. These treatments are generally more effective and efficient than traditional talk therapy because they directly target symptoms and provide specific exercises aimed at breaking behavioral patterns that maintain symptoms. Traditional psychotherapy emphasizes gaining insight. Insight does not necessarily lead to symptom reduction. I focus on changing behavior because only by changing what you do will you be able to change how you feel.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Dunwoody 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 Dunwoody 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 Dunwoody, or Child Psychologists in Dunwoody.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Dunwoody 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 Dunwoody 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.