Counseling, also known as "talk therapy", is a process that helps you learn more constructive ways to deal with the problems or issues in your life. As your counselor, I can be a source of support when you are going through a difficult period or you are under increased stress, such as changing careers or experiencing a relationship crisis.
While counseling is usually time-limited when you want to focus on specific goals, it can also be ongoing and longer-term when you want to focus on your personal growth and understanding, or heal from past issues. Through one-on-one sessions with me, you can work towards understanding yourself, seeing your strengths, and overcoming obstacles that stand in your way. Ultimately, counseling helps you make decisions that bring you closer to the person you want to be, the relationships you wish to have, and the life you want to live.
While I serve adults, couples and families, I specialize in helping young adults. This is a very important time, arguably the most transformative and defining period of a person's life. I enjoy helping people navigate developmental issues related to this phase of life, which often includes identity, relationships, values, and career choices.
I also specialize in working with pre-teens and teens, ages 11 - 19. Adolescents have very distinct needs as they are going through dramatic physical, emotional, and social changes. I strive to provide a safe, confidentialspace for young clients to express themselves and work through challenges. I believe that family participation is a critical part of helping a teen, so I recommend at least a session of family involvement as part of the initial interview.
For individuals, I specialize in the following clinical treatment areas:
- Improving Relationship Skills
- Managing Emotions (particularly intense, overwhelming or difficult feelings such as worry, sadness, fear, shame, anger, and destructive urges)
- Overcoming Social Anxiety
- Coping with Grief & Loss
Ensuring that I provide individualized, evidenced-based, effective counseling to all of my clients is very important to me. I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, a mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and I am completing intensive training in Gottman Couples Therapy. I offer a combination of brief Interpersonal Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for clients who have specific goals and want more immediate change; I offer more ongoing, longer-term counseling for those who prefer to focus on broader goals, such as greater self-understanding, more rewarding relationships, or healing from past issues.
Call me at 678-644-5248 to get started today!
Counseling ATL, LLC