My ideal client would be an adolescent who has endured some type of trauma or abuse. Their needs would include building resiliency and expanding their coping skills "toolbox." Their goal would ultimately be to find hope and healing, despite their adversities. They would want to be an active participant in their treatment, so that therapy could be as beneficial as possible. Having said that, any client who feels that they could benefit from my counseling services is more than welcome into my office!
I have over 25 years of clinical experience working primarily with adults in individual, couple, family sessions and groups. My practice is diverse in its focus and I collaborate with you to address your concerns and in accordance with your preference. Many of the issues in my practice include transition and growth, relationship and communication issues, depression, grief and loss, stress and anxiety, disordered eating and spiritual growth and healing. A variety of techniques are used to wholistically explore and clarify issues including systems and insight therapy, solutions oriented, cognitive therapy, and art and creative expression.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, adults and families providing a supportive and safe space for growth and healing. I believe everyone has the ability to change and I am committed to helping my clients discover their strength and find their pathways in life. I am committed to building a safe, nonjudgmental, and collaborative relationship with my clients helping them find the change and improvement they need to live a happier and more fulfilling life.
*At some point in our lives we all find ourselves in a place where we need care and confidential support from someone outside of our family and close friends. You may be feeling frightened, overwhelmed, sad, or defeated by challenges that you are currently facing. You may be in the midst of a major life transition, trying to visualize life's next stage. Having an experienced, compassionate and non-judgmental professional to help walk along side you can make all the difference! Life can be difficult, but you don't have to navigate your problems alone.
**PLEASE NOTE: New appointments may not be available. I can let you know if my calendar is full when you email me. Telehealth sessions only.** Are you looking to experience more joy, self control, and/or clarity of thought? You know there is no better time to get started than now. Let's get your mental and emotional wellness back on track.
Have you experienced traumatic events in your life? Do you feel anxious or overwhelmed and don't know why? Is something keeping you from your true potential, but you can't put your finger on it? Do you feel like you can't relax or that you are always on edge? Do you want to forget things that happened to you, but you feel stuck? Do you find yourself using unhealthy ways to cope? Are you finding it more difficult to function in your day to day life? Does the very thought of change lead to you to panic?
Melissa is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor who is passionate about mental health and helping individuals throughout the journey of life. Melissa completed a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida. She is experienced in working with wide variety of mental and emotional health needs, including depression, anxiety, relationships, career related topics, stress management, trauma and PTSD, grief, LBGTQ+ topics, women’s issues, and infertility.
Amanda believes being a therapist is more than a profession it is who she is. She has always been the friend others would confide in. She considers it an honor and joy to utilize her natural gifts along w/ over a decade of clinical experience to journey with others in their stories.
Many clients are faced with the pressures of school, career or simply life. We experience many challenges and find it difficult to confide in those who care about us. Having a safe place in which to talk about our changing emotions is important for overall well-being and positive growth. As women we have so many responsibilities that can often seem insurmountable. We struggle with the balance of taking care of others and practicing self-care for ourselves. I enjoy working with teens, young adults, and women and believe that in compassionately listening and working together we embark on a path of acceptance and healing.
Crystal Favre, LPC has helped hundreds of children, adolescents, adults and families recover, grow and take control of their lives. Sometimes all people need is the first step of recovering and finding balance. Others have goals they're struggling to reach because of obstacles in their way. In each case, Crystal takes a compassionate, patient approach to help each individual/family work out the steps they need to progress toward their goals regardless of the situation.
I specialize in working with teens age 12+, their families, and young adults who are experiencing problems related to depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, relationship issues, parenting, behavior management at school or home, and life transitions. The people who make the most progress are the people who put in the most work and are ready to make changes.
It has been said that when you heal from trauma, you heal seven generations forward and seven generations backward. Though I have had the privilege to work with people across the spectrum in terms of age, gender identity, ethnicity, and presenting problem, I am particularly passionate about working with women along their healing journeys, to increase radical self-acceptance, healthy boundary setting, and self-care. Through this work, my mission is two-fold. I aim to empower my clients to promote and uplift their own well-being, and in doing so, to perpetuate healing across generations and communities, in their wake.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP, CAMS-11
My therapeutic approach engages and guides each client into meeting their full potential by creating awareness and solutions to their current challenges by looking into their life experiences and life history. My personal theory is to treat each client as an individual; meaning all therapies are not beneficial or advantageous to all. By individualizing my therapy techniques and philosophy, it provides the client with the customizing they deserve.
I am nonjudgmental and have an adept ability to establish rapport and trust easily with my clients. My goal is to help my clients achieve a healthier, stronger and happier well being.
I have experience working with older adolescents, young adults, and adults who are struggling with issues related to anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, trauma, adjustment to life transitions, spiritual issues, and women’s concerns. I enjoy providing a space for clients to explore how their life experiences, both past and present, are influencing who they are and how they can move forward with living a life with purpose. I strive to collaborate with clients and their families to achieve their goals with emotional healing and growth.
Dr. Janie Oliver is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (LPC, CPCS) with over 25 years of extensive experience working with military veterans, children, adolescents, and their families, as well as those individuals experiencing physical, verbal, emotional, and sexual abuse or other types of trauma. Dr. Oliver has received training in expressive art therapy (EAT), cognitive and behavioral therapies (CBT).
I help people live free and love well. I work with individuals, couples and families. If you are searching for clarity, discernment or breakthrough personally or in your most important relationships, call me for your FREE consultation and let's see if I might be a good fit to help you experience the life, family or relationship you are longing for.
Kelli Beechler is a Nationally Certified Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-NCC) with over 20 years of professional experience. She works with adults, children, and couples who want to build on their strengths to manage life’s challenges, which may include, depression, stress, anxiety, family conflict, academic issues, anger, grief, ADHD, trauma, PTSD, and more. Kelli received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Stetson University and her Master's degree in Counselor Education from the University of Florida.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, CPCS , CCTP-II
A part of you wants to reach out for support and a part of you doesn’t. This is totally understandable because finding the “right fit” with a therapist in this day and age seems like more work then you have time for, and can also be anxiety provoking. Often times making a human connection can be challenging especially with a therapist. I firmly believe that the therapeutic relationship is the cornerstone to any therapy work. I promise you that I am committed to work hard at establishing that relationship. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process where I come alongside where you are.
I focus the majority of my counseling practice on marital infidelity and it's impact on marriage. However, I also work well with other issues such as anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, self-image, post-abortive syndrome, chronic illness and grief.
I believe that it takes strength to reach out for help, and working toward healthy goals takes a cooperative approach. Every person has the strength within them to succeed, and I will work with you to define your goals, use your strengths, and develop healthy coping that can lead to a fulfilling and happy life.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Kennesaw 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 Kennesaw 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 Kennesaw, or Child Psychologists in Kennesaw.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Kennesaw 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 Kennesaw 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.