REDUCED RATE PRIVATE PAY SESSIONS AVAILABLE, SOUTHSIDE SAVANNAH! My goal for all clients is to work towards healing in their lives. My ideal client is eager to learn about themselves and grow-recognizing that something about their current patterns isn't working. They are likely struggling to cope with a variety of issues such anxiety, depression, trauma, or current life situations. I enjoy offering emotional support to clients and being their advocate in session. This consists of discussing difficult life history and processing related feelings. I assist clients as they begin to implement changes outside of therapy sessions.
Hello, my name is Ashley, and I am very passionate about working within the mental health field. I have been providing counseling services for several years and have experience working with diverse populations. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, some person-centered, and DBT skills within my sessions with clients. I empower my clients to have a say in how they would like their treatment to go.
*Voted Savannah Magazine's Best Psychologist/Psychotherapist of 2021* Seeking treatment to better one's self takes courage, and it can seem quite overwhelming. Coming from personal experience, I am a firm believer that it is never too late to make positive changes in life. I work with clients to empower themselves through recognizing inner strengths and resiliency to help them overcome personal challenges. I also now offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
Austin received his Master’s Degree in psychology from the University of West Georgia, where he was awarded the Mike Aron's Scholarship for his contributions to and involvement in humanistic psychology. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia and also a Certified Nutrition Coach through Precision Nutrition. He has been mentored extensively in Person-Centered and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies. He specializes in Play Therapy for young children in the treatment of physical and sexual abuse and other trauma, as well as adolescent personality disorders, self-harm, and suicide.
Often times when individuals seek therapy, they are in some of the hardest seasons of life. I strive to offer an environment and experience filled with acceptance and empathy to help you work through those challenges. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to help process big feelings and hardships they may be experiencing. I especially enjoy working with children and adolescents who are struggling with life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, ADHD, family conflict, and other difficulties that are keeping them from living their best life.
Life can be difficult and hard to handle on your own. If you find yourself struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationship problems, take a step by reaching out for help. I am interested in helping you through the journey of change. I can help you learn new ways of handling your concerns that can make a difference in how you think and feel. I offer a supportive environment in which you can grow and have a better future.
My passion is working with children ages 3-12 experiencing challenges related to: anxiety, trauma, emotion regulation, social skills, self-esteem, and neurodiversity (including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, learning differences). I utilize the therapeutic power of play and creative arts to nurture and enhance wellness. I use techniques from child-centered play therapy and Adlerian play therapy to best fit the needs of each client. Through developmentally appropriate medium, clients are able to naturally explore, learn, and grow. I view parents/caregivers as an integral part of the therapeutic process.
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia with over 15 years of experience. I have had the privilege to work with a diverse population and in a variety of settings which include a university counseling center, community mental health, and a residential facility. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress reduction, career issues, relationship issues (family conflict, partner conflict, trust issues & poor communication), trauma (sexual assault, domestic & emotional abuse), self-confidence, self-acceptance, and LGBT issues.
Clients 18 years and older needing individual drug and alcohol counseling along with a supportive sober living environment. We also help those who need a safe, structured living environment to start building their foundation in recovery with a variety of mood disorders as well as addiction disorders.
I am a Clinical Social Worker who has been helping clients find their way for over 6 years. I earned my master of science in social work (MSSW) degree from The University of Tennessee, at Knoxville, and my bachelor of arts (BA) degree in psychology at Columbus State University, Columbus, GA. As a helping professional, I focus on building an environment of trust; and creating a safe nonjudgemental place for clients to unpack whatever they may need to leave behind in order to move forward on their journeys. I'm deeply committed to empowering my clients so they can explore, grow; and to have fuller, richer lives.
SHORT-TERM ENDURING THERAPY: If you have trauma, guilt & shame, substance abuse, physical pain, or insomnia, I want you living in the moment, happy, and connected with others. My holistic approach gives fast relief with humor, storytelling, hypnotherapy, memory reconsolidation, and Rapid Resolution Therapy.
Are you looking for support while struggling with substance use, anxiety, depression, or balancing life stressors? Do you feel uncomfortable in navigating social situations with peers, experience social anxiety, or desire to build self-esteem? Do you desire to understand your identity, increase healthy coping skills, and improve the quality of your daily life? I can help foster a safe and warm environment to collaborate and build coping skills for facing stress and adversity. It can be a difficult step to make that first phone call and I want to support you in your journey to advocating for yourself.
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Georgia. I enjoy working with individuals who want to become empowered to take their lives back from anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and trauma. I have 20 years of diverse social work experience and began practicing psychotherapy with adult individuals in 2015. I use an integrative approach by using methods of cognitive-behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness-based techniques. I am interested in working with adults who have experienced trauma and may have symptoms of PTSD.
Most people are doing the best they know how to do and as a therapist it is my job to meet you wherever you may be in that journey. Given the right support, anyone can learn strategies and techniques to undo negative thoughts, overwhelming feelings and destructive behaviors. In addition to teaching you new coping skills, my holistic work emphasizes lifestyle modification as an integral piece of the wellness puzzle highlighting nutrition, physical health, sleep routines, thought patterns and social connections. With compassion and respect, we will work together to form an actionable plan that leads you to mental wellness.
The core component to successful therapy is a warm and trusting relationship. We will begin building this relationship from our very first call where hope and alliance begin to emerge. In therapy, we will integrate evidence-based treatments, clinical expertise, and your preferences to create a personal, culturally responsive, and comprehensive treatment plan. No matter what you are struggling with, be it anxiety, trauma, OCD, relationships, or big life transitions like becoming a parent, my goal is always to help empower you with autonomy, wholeheartedness, and meaningful connection to guide you toward your own values.
I have a strong commitment to my clients and strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment where individuals can achieve their goals and develop healthy coping skills. I am passionate about my work with diagnostically and culturally diverse children, adolescents, adults, and families. I strongly believe in the resilience of the human spirit, and using evidenced-based treatment, I help my clients achieve their goals at their own pace.
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.
I believe that therapy provides a safe emotional, physical, and spiritual space to discover and walk through challenging experiences in order to identify and develop the person you want to be. There are seasons in life you may feel stuck, burned out, or complacent. Through the process of emotional growth you are then able to truly enjoy living as your true self while in relationship with others. My therapeutic focus includes working with adolescents, adults, parents, and families from a Family Systems orientation. It is an honor and privilege to walk alongside you as you explore and discover a new part of your journey.
We will all go through painful seasons in our lives. Having a safe, non-judgmental support person is vital during these times. I often compare my role as a therapist to being a midwife. We are all pregnant with possibility, but sometimes life is tough and messy, just like birthing babies. I can't do the deep breathing, pushing, and labor for you. However, I am here to roll up my sleeves and assist you while providing a safe, judgement-free space where you can give birth to your best life.