Sarah Collins

LPC

About

Sarah is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) specializing in working with women on identity formation and development, developing healthy relationships with others and self, life-stage transitions, and grief and loss.

Sarah holds a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University and a Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling from Mercer University. Her dual training is reflective of her passionate interest in the relationship between spiritual health and mental health. She has been formed by her professional experience in hospital, palliative care/hospice, and mental health settings and by her international volunteer work in Mother Teresa's Home for the Dying in Kolkata, India.

Sarah seeks to support her clients in building lives of meaning in alignment with their values. She incorporates narrative techniques to explore the wisdom in her clients' stories, and she integrates existential theory as clients navigate questions regarding relationships, trauma recovery, identity, purpose, and spirituality. Sarah believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship and empowers her clients to be active participants in their own growth process.

Sarah is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) specializing in working with women on identity formation and development, developing healthy relationships with others and self, life-stage transitions, and grief and loss.

Sarah holds a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University and a Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling from Mercer University. Her dual training is reflective of her passionate interest in the relationship between spiritual health and mental health. She has been formed by her professional experience in hospital, palliative care/hospice, and mental health settings and by her international volunteer work in Mother Teresa's Home for the Dying in Kolkata, India.

Sarah seeks to support her clients in building lives of meaning in alignment with their values. She incorporates narrative techniques to explore the wisdom in her clients' stories, and she integrates existential theory as clients navigate questions regarding relationships, trauma recovery, identity, purpose, and spirituality. Sarah believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship and empowers her clients to be active participants in their own growth process.

Catherine Gouge

APC, NCC

About

Catherine attended the University of North Georgia both as an undergraduate and graduate student, earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and her Master of Science in Counseling. She is an Associate Professional Counselor as well as a National Certified Counselor. Catherine received specialized training in addictions as a part of her program, which qualified her to receive the title of a Certified Addictions Counselor – Level 1. Catherine is also a member of the American Counseling Association. She has worked with children, teenagers, and adults on a variety of presenting issues. Catherine has a desire to help those struggling with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, as well as those impacted by substance abuse. She is particularly interested in helping those who are struggling to find meaning in their lives and joining alongside them in their spiritual journey. She seeks to meet clients where they are in their life circumstances and to help them accomplish their therapy goals. Catherine’s hope is to use her therapeutic bond with her clients to assist them in encountering and accepting themselves fully, leading them to experience authentic and free lives. She also utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques as well as a Family Systems approach. Catherine is trained in Motivational Interviewing and incorporates it into therapy at different stages to assess for and encourage client progress.

Catherine attended the University of North Georgia both as an undergraduate and graduate student, earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and her Master of Science in Counseling. She is an Associate Professional Counselor as well as a National Certified Counselor. Catherine received specialized training in addictions as a part of her program, which qualified her to receive the title of a Certified Addictions Counselor – Level 1. Catherine is also a member of the American Counseling Association. She has worked with children, teenagers, and adults on a variety of presenting issues. Catherine has a desire to help those struggling with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, as well as those impacted by substance abuse. She is particularly interested in helping those who are struggling to find meaning in their lives and joining alongside them in their spiritual journey. She seeks to meet clients where they are in their life circumstances and to help them accomplish their therapy goals. Catherine’s hope is to use her therapeutic bond with her clients to assist them in encountering and accepting themselves fully, leading them to experience authentic and free lives. She also utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques as well as a Family Systems approach. Catherine is trained in Motivational Interviewing and incorporates it into therapy at different stages to assess for and encourage client progress.

Theresa Schaffer

LCSW

About

Do you find yourself feeling anxious no matter what you do? Anxiety leaves us feeling stressed, fearful, and insecure. You may be fed up with constant negative thoughts, feeling overwhelmed with making decisions or self-doubt. You might not even remember a time that things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to feel confident about yourself and your decisions. You’re ready to stop asking others for reassurance and begin trusting in yourself. Most of all, you’re ready to stop letting anxiety limit you from fully participating in your life.

Clients come to me looking for a therapist who is compassionate, genuine, and trained in proven methods that treat anxiety, because therapy should be a place where you feel hopeful and gain momentum. Sessions with me are practical and focused on learning new tangible skills. We always go at your pace, never pushing to a place you don’t feel ready to go.

As an experienced anxiety therapist, I believe that mastering the ability to feel confident and empowered despite feeling anxiety is the optimal outcome of therapy. You don’t have to continue feeling anxious all the time, and you don’t have to do it alone. Call me today for a free 10-minute phone call. I can’t wait to hear from you.

Do you find yourself feeling anxious no matter what you do? Anxiety leaves us feeling stressed, fearful, and insecure. You may be fed up with constant negative thoughts, feeling overwhelmed with making decisions or self-doubt. You might not even remember a time that things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to feel confident about yourself and your decisions. You’re ready to stop asking others for reassurance and begin trusting in yourself. Most of all, you’re ready to stop letting anxiety limit you from fully participating in your life.

Clients come to me looking for a therapist who is compassionate, genuine, and trained in proven methods that treat anxiety, because therapy should be a place where you feel hopeful and gain momentum. Sessions with me are practical and focused on learning new tangible skills. We always go at your pace, never pushing to a place you don’t feel ready to go.

As an experienced anxiety therapist, I believe that mastering the ability to feel confident and empowered despite feeling anxiety is the optimal outcome of therapy. You don’t have to continue feeling anxious all the time, and you don’t have to do it alone. Call me today for a free 10-minute phone call. I can’t wait to hear from you.

Elizabeth Preston

Associate Professional Counselor

About

I love to foster a safe space to explore, manage, and face the daily stressors and long-term challenges of life for adolescents/young adults and women. I use my expertise, research, and personal experience to serve two special populations, anxious teenagers/young adults and moms. The weight of feeling like I can not handle what I am experiencing is overwhelming, but it does not have to feel that way forever.

To the teen or young adult girl that feels that she is walking without a map and is trying to figure out her relationship with her friends, family, body, performance, etc., you do not have to do it alone. I want to walk alongside you while we figure out how to find healthy ways to deal with anxiety, learn to live according to what matters most to you, and make peace in your relationship with yourself and others.

I also focus on working with women who are prenatal, postpartum, or have experienced infant loss at any time. As someone who has experienced the overwhelming pain and confusion of miscarriage, I understand what it feels like to be faced with seemingly insurmountable loss. This heartbreaking experience drives my passion to help women in similar situations navigate their grief, honor their child, and find hope to move forward when it feels like there is none.

Whether through writing helpful content, meeting with individual clients, and talking to groups, my desire is to cultivate safe spaces to talk about hard things. Let’s connect and see where we can grow together.

I love to foster a safe space to explore, manage, and face the daily stressors and long-term challenges of life for adolescents/young adults and women. I use my expertise, research, and personal experience to serve two special populations, anxious teenagers/young adults and moms. The weight of feeling like I can not handle what I am experiencing is overwhelming, but it does not have to feel that way forever.

To the teen or young adult girl that feels that she is walking without a map and is trying to figure out her relationship with her friends, family, body, performance, etc., you do not have to do it alone. I want to walk alongside you while we figure out how to find healthy ways to deal with anxiety, learn to live according to what matters most to you, and make peace in your relationship with yourself and others.

I also focus on working with women who are prenatal, postpartum, or have experienced infant loss at any time. As someone who has experienced the overwhelming pain and confusion of miscarriage, I understand what it feels like to be faced with seemingly insurmountable loss. This heartbreaking experience drives my passion to help women in similar situations navigate their grief, honor their child, and find hope to move forward when it feels like there is none.

Whether through writing helpful content, meeting with individual clients, and talking to groups, my desire is to cultivate safe spaces to talk about hard things. Let’s connect and see where we can grow together.

Cassidy Gaillard

LAPC

About

We all have different reasons for seeking therapy, but I believe that underlying these differences, there's a shared understanding that we are all struggling though one thing or another. If you've found yourself at a loss of what to do or how to “get better,” I believe therapy could be a helpful support in your life. My goal is to help create a safe space within therapy for you to explore who you are and discover what healing looks like for you. I would love to walk alongside as you discover what you need on your own healing journey.

Because each person is unique, I believe therapy is most effective when the approach is adapted to meet the needs of each individual. For me, therapy is a combination of identifying and removing obstacles that are preventing healing while simultaneously providing support to help you move towards health. In sessions, this could involve exploring your past to understand how it impacts you today as well as gaining awareness, insight, and practical skills to help you move forward. Overall, my hope is that you would leave each one feeling seen, heard, and understood.

I would love the opportunity to learn more about you and your reasons for seeking therapy to see if I’m the right fit for you. I hope to hear from you!

We all have different reasons for seeking therapy, but I believe that underlying these differences, there's a shared understanding that we are all struggling though one thing or another. If you've found yourself at a loss of what to do or how to “get better,” I believe therapy could be a helpful support in your life. My goal is to help create a safe space within therapy for you to explore who you are and discover what healing looks like for you. I would love to walk alongside as you discover what you need on your own healing journey.

Because each person is unique, I believe therapy is most effective when the approach is adapted to meet the needs of each individual. For me, therapy is a combination of identifying and removing obstacles that are preventing healing while simultaneously providing support to help you move towards health. In sessions, this could involve exploring your past to understand how it impacts you today as well as gaining awareness, insight, and practical skills to help you move forward. Overall, my hope is that you would leave each one feeling seen, heard, and understood.

I would love the opportunity to learn more about you and your reasons for seeking therapy to see if I’m the right fit for you. I hope to hear from you!

Emily Fogleman

LCMHCA

About

Emily's passion for mental health began when she was just a child who saw how much counseling helped those in her family. Since then, her passion has only grown for helping others respond to life and its challenges. Emily believes in the importance of building a strong relationship with her clients, understanding how their identities impact their lives, and ensuring that she is always learning and growing as a person and counselor.

From her experiences in an on-campus clinic and a hospital support center, Emily has developed an approach to counseling that combines Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy. While everyone has different therapeutic needs, Emily tends to draw mostly from these approaches. Emily's professional interests include grief and loss, anxiety, body image concerns, stress management, and life transitions.

Emily's passion for mental health began when she was just a child who saw how much counseling helped those in her family. Since then, her passion has only grown for helping others respond to life and its challenges. Emily believes in the importance of building a strong relationship with her clients, understanding how their identities impact their lives, and ensuring that she is always learning and growing as a person and counselor.

From her experiences in an on-campus clinic and a hospital support center, Emily has developed an approach to counseling that combines Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy. While everyone has different therapeutic needs, Emily tends to draw mostly from these approaches. Emily's professional interests include grief and loss, anxiety, body image concerns, stress management, and life transitions.

Amelia Thomas

APC, NCC

About

Amelia Thomas is an Associate Professional Counselor (APC007724) specializing in working with women on anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, self-esteem, identity development, young adulthood transition, and relationship concerns (including unhealthy patterns and covert narcissistic abuse). Amelia is inspired by helping women recognize their worthiness through the healing of past wounds and the strengthening of their authentic selves.

Amelia also enjoys working with college aged and young adult women as they navigate the challenges that come along with burgeoning independence, changing relationships, and major life transitions.

Amelia has worked in many settings, including a non-profit serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence, an emergency housing shelter, and a University counseling center. Her professional and personal background has led her to develop a strong desire to assist individuals in healing from the profound pain that traumatic experiences can leave behind. In helping survivors free themselves from old, ineffective patterns, Amelia seeks to support them in cultivating resilience, connection, and meaning in their lives.

Amelia obtained a B.S. in Sociology from Appalachian State University and an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. As an APC, Amelia works under the Direction and Supervision of Mazi Robinson, MS, LPC, CPCS, NCC (LPC 006005, CPCS 1433) and Amy Robbins (LPC 3834, CPCS 83).

Born and raised in Atlanta, Amelia loves exploring the city, attending live music concerts, and cooking. She also enjoys going on outdoor adventures with her family, friends, and two rescue dogs.

Amelia Thomas is an Associate Professional Counselor (APC007724) specializing in working with women on anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, self-esteem, identity development, young adulthood transition, and relationship concerns (including unhealthy patterns and covert narcissistic abuse). Amelia is inspired by helping women recognize their worthiness through the healing of past wounds and the strengthening of their authentic selves.

Amelia also enjoys working with college aged and young adult women as they navigate the challenges that come along with burgeoning independence, changing relationships, and major life transitions.

Amelia has worked in many settings, including a non-profit serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence, an emergency housing shelter, and a University counseling center. Her professional and personal background has led her to develop a strong desire to assist individuals in healing from the profound pain that traumatic experiences can leave behind. In helping survivors free themselves from old, ineffective patterns, Amelia seeks to support them in cultivating resilience, connection, and meaning in their lives.

Amelia obtained a B.S. in Sociology from Appalachian State University and an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. As an APC, Amelia works under the Direction and Supervision of Mazi Robinson, MS, LPC, CPCS, NCC (LPC 006005, CPCS 1433) and Amy Robbins (LPC 3834, CPCS 83).

Born and raised in Atlanta, Amelia loves exploring the city, attending live music concerts, and cooking. She also enjoys going on outdoor adventures with her family, friends, and two rescue dogs.