Selena Soni

LCSW

About

2. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in helping clients overcome the loss of self, anxiety, and depression in a matter of months rather than years so that they can experience the present, increase acceptance and live with more purpose. My experience spans approximately fifteen years in the mental health field, I have a bachelor’s Degree from Portland State University (1999) and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University in 2005. I have worked in a variety of treatment settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, level-one trauma centers, community crisis response, private practice, and in-home counseling. Having worked as a Clinical Social worker for 10+ years my training is rooted in systems theory which has taught me to evaluate the whole person, and to look at their individual needs, influences, and strengths which helps deliver personalized treatment for all of my clients. I have further training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness techniques which have helped me specialize in anxiety and life transitions. Today I offers individual counseling for adults struggling with loss of identity, anxiety, agoraphobia, new medical/psychiatric diagnosis, depression, grief, co-occurring issues, stress management, and/or anyone who hopes to improve their ability to be present.

2. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in helping clients overcome the loss of self, anxiety, and depression in a matter of months rather than years so that they can experience the present, increase acceptance and live with more purpose. My experience spans approximately fifteen years in the mental health field, I have a bachelor’s Degree from Portland State University (1999) and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University in 2005. I have worked in a variety of treatment settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, level-one trauma centers, community crisis response, private practice, and in-home counseling. Having worked as a Clinical Social worker for 10+ years my training is rooted in systems theory which has taught me to evaluate the whole person, and to look at their individual needs, influences, and strengths which helps deliver personalized treatment for all of my clients. I have further training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness techniques which have helped me specialize in anxiety and life transitions. Today I offers individual counseling for adults struggling with loss of identity, anxiety, agoraphobia, new medical/psychiatric diagnosis, depression, grief, co-occurring issues, stress management, and/or anyone who hopes to improve their ability to be present.

Lynda Sarkisian

LMFT, LPC

About

Lynda is a dual board certified LPC and LMFT. Lynda received an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Richmont Graduate University in 2015. Lynda has been described as warm, nurturing, empathetic and encouraging. Lynda places a strong value on the client-therapist relationship and believes that this partnership is a vital component in the facilitation of healing, growth and change. Lynda sees clients in her Atlanta office weekly and offers telephone therapy to residents of Ga seeking professional counseling or marriage and family therapy. Lynda's office is located at 3495 Piedmont Rd. NE, Building 11, Ste. 708, located in the {Simplified} office suites. Please call or email for any questions or to schedule an appointment.
678-439-1871
therapywithlynda@gmail.com
lyndasarkisian.com

Lynda is a dual board certified LPC and LMFT. Lynda received an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Richmont Graduate University in 2015. Lynda has been described as warm, nurturing, empathetic and encouraging. Lynda places a strong value on the client-therapist relationship and believes that this partnership is a vital component in the facilitation of healing, growth and change. Lynda sees clients in her Atlanta office weekly and offers telephone therapy to residents of Ga seeking professional counseling or marriage and family therapy. Lynda's office is located at 3495 Piedmont Rd. NE, Building 11, Ste. 708, located in the {Simplified} office suites. Please call or email for any questions or to schedule an appointment.
678-439-1871
therapywithlynda@gmail.com
lyndasarkisian.com

Janelle James

LPC

About

In my 14+ years of counseling, I have worked in recovery programs, with federal inmates, and in private practice. I have experience with individuals of all ages, couples, and families. I love working with teens and young adults but being on anyone's healing journey is an honor and privilege. Having been married for 28 years and having two adult daughters has given me life experience beyond the classroom that I use everyday in sessions. I build rapport and trust easily with clients earning the me the ability to walk alongside them and speak truth, challenge them when needed, and cheer them on towards living their best life. I use a trauma-informed approach and believe wholeheartedly that people can heal and live their life according to their values.

In my 14+ years of counseling, I have worked in recovery programs, with federal inmates, and in private practice. I have experience with individuals of all ages, couples, and families. I love working with teens and young adults but being on anyone's healing journey is an honor and privilege. Having been married for 28 years and having two adult daughters has given me life experience beyond the classroom that I use everyday in sessions. I build rapport and trust easily with clients earning the me the ability to walk alongside them and speak truth, challenge them when needed, and cheer them on towards living their best life. I use a trauma-informed approach and believe wholeheartedly that people can heal and live their life according to their values.

Dianna Briggs

LCSW

About

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over seven years of experience working with children, teens, and parents. "Enter into children's play and you will find the place where their minds, hearts, and souls meet." -Virginia Axline. I specialize in Child-Centered Play Therapy, a developmentally appropriate treatment modality for children that utilizes their natural mode of communication, play. I also utilize Expressive Arts, Family Systems, Strength-Based, and CBT.
I work primarily with children, teens, and young adults experiencing stress and anxiety, executive functioning deficits, identity confusion, mood disorders, grief and loss, and life adjustment challenges (i.e. separation/divorce). By providing a safe, non-judgmental environment, clients can effectively express, explore, and process their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I believe every client is equipped with a unique set of strengths and skills that can help them overcome adversity. By helping clients rework negative perceptions of events in their lives or of themselves, clients can move to a more regulated state.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over seven years of experience working with children, teens, and parents. "Enter into children's play and you will find the place where their minds, hearts, and souls meet." -Virginia Axline. I specialize in Child-Centered Play Therapy, a developmentally appropriate treatment modality for children that utilizes their natural mode of communication, play. I also utilize Expressive Arts, Family Systems, Strength-Based, and CBT.
I work primarily with children, teens, and young adults experiencing stress and anxiety, executive functioning deficits, identity confusion, mood disorders, grief and loss, and life adjustment challenges (i.e. separation/divorce). By providing a safe, non-judgmental environment, clients can effectively express, explore, and process their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I believe every client is equipped with a unique set of strengths and skills that can help them overcome adversity. By helping clients rework negative perceptions of events in their lives or of themselves, clients can move to a more regulated state.

Salima Hart

Associate Professional Counselor (APC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC)

About

Salima received her Bachelors degree from Georgia State University in Early Childhood Education. While teaching, she recognized the importance of mental health for both the child and the family. She wanted to transition to a career where she would have the opportunity to focus on the mental health of others. She obtained her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. During her program, Salima spent time at Manna Treatment, where she gained experience working with eating disorders in the PHP and IOP programs. She also had the opportunity to work with children, teens, and adults for various issues such as divorce, depression, anxiety, addiction, and other mental health concerns.

In addition to her internship experience, Salima also worked for Kate’s Club, where she lead grief groups for school-aged children who recently lost a family member or loved one. Salima enjoys seeing her clients progress and meet their personal goals and works with them to help foster mentally and emotionally healthy lives.

Salima received her Bachelors degree from Georgia State University in Early Childhood Education. While teaching, she recognized the importance of mental health for both the child and the family. She wanted to transition to a career where she would have the opportunity to focus on the mental health of others. She obtained her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. During her program, Salima spent time at Manna Treatment, where she gained experience working with eating disorders in the PHP and IOP programs. She also had the opportunity to work with children, teens, and adults for various issues such as divorce, depression, anxiety, addiction, and other mental health concerns.

In addition to her internship experience, Salima also worked for Kate’s Club, where she lead grief groups for school-aged children who recently lost a family member or loved one. Salima enjoys seeing her clients progress and meet their personal goals and works with them to help foster mentally and emotionally healthy lives.

Lisa Krekler

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

About

As a therapist in the community for over 16 years, I have worked with a range of people across the spectrum helping them to achieve their goals and live their best life. I look forward to talking with you further to begin your wellness journey.

It is my practice, to encourage each client to discover their own inner resources and strengths while gaining personal empowerment. Whether you seek recovery from trauma, depression or anxiety, I will provide you the tools and skills to enhance your self-esteem, develop relationships and establish healthy boundaries and communication. As you learn to cope with life transitions and changes we will incorporate mindfulness based techniques, and challenge maladaptive thoughts and beliefs by approaching solutions to engage stressful situations, you will reduce emotional suffering.

As a therapist in the community for over 16 years, I have worked with a range of people across the spectrum helping them to achieve their goals and live their best life. I look forward to talking with you further to begin your wellness journey.

It is my practice, to encourage each client to discover their own inner resources and strengths while gaining personal empowerment. Whether you seek recovery from trauma, depression or anxiety, I will provide you the tools and skills to enhance your self-esteem, develop relationships and establish healthy boundaries and communication. As you learn to cope with life transitions and changes we will incorporate mindfulness based techniques, and challenge maladaptive thoughts and beliefs by approaching solutions to engage stressful situations, you will reduce emotional suffering.