I am a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Georgia who works with men, women, couples, and older adolescents. I received my Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia with a concentration in clinical practice. I practice at Midtown Psychotherapy Associates in Atlanta, GA under the supervision of Dr. Amy Smith-Barnes, PsyD. Though I work with a variety of people, I most often work with those who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, relationship or family issues, life transitions, or who struggle with self-harm. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist who values the authenticity of every individual.
Deciding to take the next step and begin therapy can be a challenge. If you are wondering if therapy is a good fit for you, please contact me for a free consultation in order to discuss your options. Whether you have been struggling with something for years or if you simply feel “stuck” in your current mindset, therapy may be an option for you. It might feel like there is never a “perfect” time to start – I recognize we all are busy with school, work, family, and other responsibilities. For this reason, I offer flexible scheduling including daytime, evening, and weekend availability.
My approach to therapy involves a collaborative process where your role, input, and participation are just as valuable as mine. In our sessions, I seek to help you feel supported and heard – not tell you how you should think.
My counseling approach is strengths-based, and I employ a person-in-environment perspective that seeks to understand and take into account the various social and environmental contexts in which a person lives. I tailor my approach to each individual, and I often utilize cognitive behavioral techniques to help identify and restructure maladaptive thought patterns and mindfulness techniques to assist with relaxation and decrease stress.
Therapy can provide a safe place for couples to discuss their concerns, process emotions with each other, and find balance within the relationship. Couples counseling does not involve only romantic relationships - it may also involve friendships or family relationships.
Please join us for the free adult ANAD Group on Monday evenings at 6:00 pm. ANAD, the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, is a non-profit dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of eating disorders. Contact me to reserve your seat before your first group and for additional details.
My fee is $125 for a 50-minute session and $150 for a 75-minute session. Any phone calls that last longer than 15 minutes will be charged at a pro-rated amount. I have sliding scale fees for a limited amount of clients experiencing financial difficulty.
A: I am an out-of-network provider. I am licensed and may provide a receipt or superbill for therapy services for you to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. I cannot guarantee that you will be reimbursed for services and encourage you to contact your insurance company prior to our first session.
A: Midtown Psychotherapy Associates is located on the border between Midtown and Buckhead at 1708 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 in the Brookwood Exchange Building. Free parking is located in the rear of the building, easily accessible by a back driveway on Deering street.
A: Your therapy journey is unique to you. For this reason, I cannot give you the exact number of sessions you need, nor can therapy provide a “quick fix” to any one issue. Often we will discuss some difficult aspects of your life, and you may experience some intense feelings - not only is this normal, it is beneficial. Healing takes time, and I encourage clients to be gentle with themselves throughout the process.