About Us

Are you excited to take your first steps towards a new YOU? Our practice is the perfect place to begin your new chapter. Life is a marathon! The marathon will continue whether you are ready or not. How you finish is solely up to each individual!

I believe we all have the desire to finish strong. Ultimately, it is our mindset that keeps us in the race. A mindset that is weighed down from life challenges and obstacles can negatively impact an individual’s mental perspective and outlook. What’s your mental health regimen? Let us assist you with equipping yourself with a good mental health plan. Let’s start this journey together!

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Meet Our Counselors and Therapists

Charlett Harris

Welcome to the practice of Charlett Harris! 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (APC #006310) in the state of Georgia. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern University of New Orleans and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health from Mercer University. I have served as a mental health clinician in various roles in different sectors of the mental health community- schools, community-based settings, hospitals and private practices. I have experience working with children, teens and adolescents, adults and families. 

My area of focus includes overcoming traumatic life events, feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, anxiety and depression. My therapeutic goal is to assist you with finding peace and joy and obtaining personal power in your life.

I understand that life is a life-long marathon with many detours that may often require some assistance navigating back on path. My goal is to provide a healthy and safe therapeutic relationship, enhance my client’s self-awareness in terms of mental health, and offer compassionate insight in order to make life’s marathon more manageable.

 

Are you excited to take your first steps towards a new YOU? Our practice is the perfect place to begin your new chapter. As your therapist, I will serve as your navigator, allowing your journey to transpire organically. If you are healing from trauma, building self- confidence, or retraining your thoughts, our counseling center is the perfect place to unpack and build a solid blueprint to ensure you are successful in exceeding your goals and expectations.

Tammi Barron

Tammi is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor with over 3 years’ experience working with both adolescents and adults struggling with mental health diagnosis. Tammi earned her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Kean University. Tammi has experience working in schools, community based outreach, intensive outpatient therapy and much more. Tammi has a unique yet effective approach in treating her clients, combining materials from ACT, solution-focused and motivational interviewing. As a native from Newark, New Jersey she has developed a passion for helping individuals struggling with community related traumas. Tammi’s overall goal is to help improve her client’s quality of life in all areas. 

Caroline Woods

Caroline spent the past few years working at an intensive outpatient program working with adults struggling with addiction and mental health issues, working at Ridgeview’s Access Center doing assessments, and triaging incoming patients. Caroline completed her internship year at Ridgeview Institute working on the adolescent inpatient unit, young adult outpatient, and recovering professionals program. During undergrad, Caroline completed an internship at the Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Clinic in Greenville, SC working with traumatic brain injury patients.

 

Caroline utilizes a person centered therapeutic approach with CBT/DBT incorporated to best aid her client’s progress. Caroline grew up in Connecticut, and enjoys spending time with family and outdoors. Caroline is currently working towards having her dog trained as a therapy dog to work with clients in all settings.

Caroline Woods

Natasha Merchant

THERAPIST, LCSW

Natasha Merchant is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience working with families and adolescents. Natasha has expertise in DBT skills and motivational interviewing. Natasha has experience with trauma informed care and is certified in the Positive Parenting Program known as TRIPLE P. Natasha is fluent in Urdu and Hindi and by virtue of this adds her ability to reach a population that may otherwise struggle to find support. Natasha has received intensive DBT training with Linehan Board Certified Clinicians. Natasha is informed in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment as well. Natasha is certified in CPR/First Aid. During her free time Natasha likes to do outdoor activities, hang out with loved ones, and travel. Natasha enjoys teaching skills to individuals and groups to provide a sense of belonging and values that can be supportive for one’s future endeavors.

Brittany Milner

THERAPIST, LMSW

Brittany has a fervent heart for serving children, adolescents and teens, young adults, adults and families to help navigate through struggles in life that they may face. Whether it’s depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, low self- esteem, self-harm, grief, relationship issues or any other life challenge, Brittany is dedicated to help. Brittany believes in following a holistic approach, where she takes into consideration a person’s whole self and assists in building up the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of an individual. Similar with individuals, Brittany takes time to help families identify any familial issues, assist and educate on how to problem solve effectively and uplift families as a whole unit. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy models, Brittany’s goal is to help her clients understand how the mind operates related to one’s emotions and behaviors. Brittany is compassionate and believes in the importance of building up the mind, body and spirit through teaching her clients skills and tools to empower self-love, healthy functioning and a positive outlook on life.

Brittany Milner

THERAPIST, LMSW

Ashleigh Tricksey

THERAPIST, LAPC

My name is Ashleigh Tricksey and I am a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor. I have been working as a counselor for 5 years now in multiple settings including hospital, community, and private practice.

My theoretical approach utilizes more of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach to counseling while still integrating other techniques that best fits the needs of the client. I enjoy working with both adolescents and adults. I am most comfortable guiding those suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, or current life stressors/conflict.

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Ryann Lewis

THERAPIST, LMSW

Ryann is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Georgia. Ryann obtained her Master of Social Work degree from Savannah State University. Ryann has experience supporting diverse populations such as women, children, adolescence, and older adults within community and private settings. Ryann is passionate about helping individuals and families with restoring and improving their emotional, physical and social well-being. Ryann utilizes various therapeutic approaches, such as Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength- Based and Solution-Focused therapy. Ryann utilizes these approaches to support individual families with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship, and many other life challenges.
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Ryann Lewis

THERAPIST, LMSW

Kanisha Johnson

THERAPIST, LCSW

Kanisha obtained her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University, and also holds a bachelor’s of Public Health from the University of North Florida. Her previous experience includes many years working with pre-teens, adolescents and adults in community and outpatient settings. Kanisha sees pre-teens, adolescents and adults individually as well as families and groups. She enjoys working with a wide range of behavioral health issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, and interpersonal conflicts. Kanisha utilizes an integrative approach specifically designed to meet each individual’s needs and uses techniques from a variety of methods such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Paul Burkhalter

THERAPIST, LAPC

Paul is passionate about helping clients build strong support both within their families and communities. His specialties include addiction, marriage and family, grief, anxiety, depression, and premarital counseling. Paul assists his clients in confronting and healing the underlying causes of addiction. A variety of factors contribute to substance abuse, including anxiety, depression, grief, and many others. Paul also specializes in marriage and family counseling and uses both Gottman and EFT methods in his couples counseling. From couples considering marriage to those who have been together for decades, he works with all types of couples. He works with couples who are dealing with addictions. He uses EFT and other therapy modules to assist clients struggling with life transitions, trust and communication issues, and other relationship and marital struggles.

Paul is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor and earned his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary in 2016. Paul also completed a 13-class program at the Denver Family Institute where he developed his skills in Marriage and Family Therapy. Paul prior to his career in Professional Counseling, Paul worked as an Acoustic Engineer. Paul is originally from the Metro Atlanta area and enjoys sports, music, and cooking. He is under the supervision of Tara Towler Cumby LPC CPCS.

Paul Burkhalter

THERAPIST, LAPC

Jennifer Moody

THERAPIST, LMSW

I am dedicated to supporting individuals and families on their journey towards healing and growth. I specialize in providing compassionate therapy services for youth and their parents, offering both individual and family therapy, as well as individual therapy for adults and mothers.

In individual therapy, my focus is on helping clients create a life worth living. I work with teenagers facing various challenges, such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, low self-esteem, and school refusal behaviors. My goal is to empower clients to develop effective coping strategies, build resilience, and achieve their full potential.

In family therapy, I help parents break free from unproductive patterns and enhance communication within the family system. I assist families in implementing behavior management plans and provide them with valuable skills and techniques to respond to behavior rather than react. By fostering a supportive and collaborative environment, I aim to strengthen family relationships and promote healthy dynamics.

I also have a special passion for working with mothers who struggle with managing the many moods associated with motherhood. From infancy through teenage years, I support moms in their parenting journey, helping them thrive and not just survive. If you’re a mom struggling with regulating your emotions and wanting to break the cycle of negative parenting experiences from your own childhood, learning DBT skills can be an excellent way to improve your wellbeing.

I incorporate Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as a cornerstone of my approach. Through DBT, I help clients enhance their mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. These skills not only contribute to achieving therapeutic goals but also serve as valuable life skills that can benefit clients in various aspects of their lives.

I am committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential space where clients can explore their emotions, develop self-awareness, and foster personal growth. My ultimate mission is to empower individuals and families to navigate life’s challenges with resilience, strength, and hope.

Contact me today to embark on your transformative journey towards a brighter future.

Amy Dyer

THERAPIST, LAPC

I have passion for working with adolescents, adults, and couples.  In my training in Marriage and Family Therapy, I have developed a deep understanding of how family dynamics impact mental and relational health, and I am skillful in treating anxiety, depression, and couples issues. I have also served the community for many years in children’s ministry where I have helped families with special needs children. 

I strive to help my clients lead fulfilling and purpose-driven lives. I enjoy being creative and resourceful during sessions. My therapeutic style is informed by the Emotionally Focused Therapy model, and I incorporate CBT and ACT techniques into my approach.  I receive Emotionally Focused Therapy informed supervision.  These approaches help me to see my clients from a broad lens, and to help them focus in to what is most important in their lives.

In our work together, I look forward to sharing my excitement for helping you to develop a stronger understanding of yourself, your feelings, and the power of your relationship bonds.

I received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Richmont Graduate University where I also studied Marriage and Family Therapy.

Amy Dyer

THERAPIST, LAPC