Would you believe that many of our personal problems stem from our early childhood experiences? As an integrative mind-body psychotherapist, Jennifer helps clients navigate through a range of issues including abandonment, conflictual relationships and healing the inner wounded child. Jennifer enjoys working with clients on their shadow self, whether it be facing challenges related to depression, childhood issues which now require tools necessary, as an adult, to re-parent oneself or simply lifestyle and nutritional guidance. Her goal, from a holistic approach, is to meet each of her clients where they are.
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, CFMHE, CCCE
I specialize in parenting, marriage and family counseling with a focus on building the family relationship to support the growth of all members of the family. I am a certified Child Adolescent Development Specialist (Behavioral). I also work with clients suffering from PTSD and other military service related issues. My primary treatment approach utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. As a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator, I am uniquely prepared to assist families involved in the court system.
I work with adolescents and adults. I have experience working with clients that are struggling with anxiety, depression, women’s issues, sexuality issues, marriage issues, grief, existential issues, and trauma. Prior to beginning my own private practice, I worked with mental health agencies, residential treatment centers, and various local schools to provide counseling services to those in need.
Significant life events happen throughout our lives. During these times, we can become overwhelmed, feel unnoticed, and unheard. Therapy is a safe place where your voice and story are valued and are the center of attention. I believe that hurt shapes how one views themselves and others. We can all benefit from learning how to move past disappointments and distressful memories.
Mason Pacek is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Georgia who has 5 years of experience partnering with children, adults, couples, and armed services veterans seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and relationship issues. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Clemson University and received his Master of Marriage and Family Therapy from Valdosta State University. Mason utilizes relational, systemic, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, Solution-Focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with youth, adults, families, and systems that have been impacted by trauma. I practice from the paradigms of interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, and mindfulness-based psychotherapy. I believe in the healing power of laughter, playfulness, movement, and the expressive arts. Although I specialize in trauma-focused treatment, I work with individuals with a variety of mental health and wellness goals.
You are feeling disconnected from yourself and your loved ones, are struggling to juggle the different aspects of your life and are having a hard time coping with past experiences or present challenges. Perhaps you have trouble recognizing who you are today, feel like your emotions are overwhelming and are missing a sense of peace. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to find the competence and confidence in your decision making and regain control and harmony. Most of all, you’re ready to find joy in the day-to-day again. You’re ready for a new “normal”, and I can help you get there.
Patients come to me when they have hit speed bumps in their lives - in their careers and relationships - where previous ways of behaving and thinking to manage feelings no longer work to their satisfaction. Typically, I work with people who may seem to others as prosperous relationally and successful occupationally, but experience themselves to be demoralized or inexplicably anxious, behaving in atypical ways, and often not thinking as clearly as they would like.
Are you have trouble listening to the little voice in your head that helps you get through the day? Do you find it difficult to get through tasks outside of your normal routine? Do you have moments in which you feel overwhelmed, angry, sad, happy and frustrated throughout the day? Are you looking to have a better understanding of yourself or your family? Do you need someone to talk to who is not part of your inner circle? If you answered yes, to any of these questions, then it is possible that you need to book an appointment with the Therapy Goddess. Come sit on the couch or turn or your computer to learn how to change your story.
You're exhausted. Exhausted from numbing your emotional pain- yet still feeling triggered, from feeling disconnected from yourself & your intuition. Maybe you find it hard to let yourself feel good, or you avoid setting boundaries then get resentful when you find yourself in the same situations over & over again. You fiercely judge yourself, your body & the world around you. Rigidity is your safety net & you allow it to be your guiding force. As weary as you are, you know there must be more for you...and you are right.
No matter what phase you are in life at this moment, taking a step towards healing is a brave act and you are inherently worth that investment. I believe that there is liberation in learning to love and accept yourself completely. Together, we will unpack what traumas you may be holding in your body to build more meaningful and healthier relationships not only to yourself, but to those around you.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CPCS, NCC
Melinda’s person-centered approach to trauma recovery honors the strength and resilience of survivors. She views her clients as experts of their experiences and believes in the body’s natural capacity to heal from trauma & stress-related conditions. She uses approaches including EMDR and clinical hypnosis to ensure her clients remain present and grounded throughout the therapeutic session. Traumatic memory is reprocessed and stored in the “done file.” Negative thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are eliminated since they are no longer necessary for survival. What remains is increased presence, self-compassion and growth.
In today's world people are dealing with complex issues that falls into many categories. The ideal client is one who is willing to put in the work, listen and accept the help given, even if it may seem hard for them but they want to feel better so they do it to accomplish their goals. The ideal client challenges my thoughts so that that I can work harder for them to understand why they experience what they feel. Their goal is Self-Care and the Confidence that Life Does go on. Why, because they deserve the best shot at a good life, and that they need to know how to choose Happy.
Limited immediate openings. Anxiety is painful. Constantly doubting your ability to make good, sound decisions, ruminating over what you should have or could have done better, and worrying about the future are all exhausting. You feel horrible when your anxiety turns to irritability towards the ones you love. Your sleep may be affected. Your appetite may have increased or decreased. It is likely your ability to concentrate on what matters to you has been impacted. Anxiety gets in the way of us living a rich and fulfilling life. It interferes with relationships. My practice focuses on anxiety and I get it. I am here for you.
Welcome! I specialize in the treatment of adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and grief. I provide a direct yet supportive and warm approach to my work with clients. I believe despite life's challenges we are all capable of living healthy, meaningful, fulfilling lives. My therapy modalities are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
I work with many people who feel overwhelmed by stress, have lost sense of meaning in their lives, or feel out of control. They repeat the same life patterns again and again. Clients may have focused on the opinions of others more than their own, entered relationships/jobs they never wanted, or feel generally unfulfilled. My clients want to learn how to be happy again or for the first time. My therapeutic style builds on client self-acceptance, empowerment, and coping skills. We work together to help gain control over decisions, values, and communication styles.
I have a passion and love for kids of all ages, including their parents! My first career was as a pediatric nurse and that experience has taught me to approach adults, children, and families from a holistic lens. It is a privilege to come alongside clients and help them discover their strengths and abilities, as well as offer tools to initiate mind, body, and soul healing. Although I have a specialty in children, I enjoy working with adults as well. So often childhood trauma presents itself in adulthood and I am honored to walk alongside the adults who are ready to embark on the journey of healing their past.
I have been a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor for 25 years. Understanding the loss that comes with addiction, my goal is to help people gain tools for recovery and stability, to create accountability and support, to help restore relationships, to give hope and encouragement. My experience has been within the judicial system/Board of Pardons and Paroles, psychiatric hospitals, wilderness treatment programs, therapeutic boarding schools, treatment facilities and private practice. I work with adolescents, young adults, adults and couples...and their families.
Because our world is evolving and embarking on uncertain times, it’s great to have someone to be able to speak our heart too. I am hear to listen and bring some form of normalcy to life hard press moments.