As a counselor I am committed to assisting people who have experienced traumatic life events. My goal is to guide clients during life’s storms, to be a springboard that assists in propelling them toward a fuller, more meaningful life of their choosing. I trust my clients’ strengths and abilities to become their greatest selves through discovery of their innate self-worth. I embrace and value the uniqueness and individuality of my clients and strive to be an advocate for all. I am a certified hypnotherapist, and I specialize in working with individuals overcoming trauma, struggling with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, gender issues, low self-esteem and more. I look forward to assisting you in your journey to peace.
Amanda Reedinger, MA, LPC, NCC
Cindy Watkins, LCSW
I received my Masters of Social Work from West Virginia University, with a specialization in children and families. I have provided mental health services to children and families for over 21 years. I work from a strengths-based perspective infused with elements of art and play, building upon individual strengths and encouraging self-awareness. I works with children, adolescents, young adults and families in an individual and family setting. I specialize in working with children ages 4-18 to address issues such as defiance, ADHD, OCD, family dynamics, depression and anxiety. My treatment is individualized for each client to enhance their motivation for change and to maintain a positive lifestyle change.
I received my Bachelors in Psychology from Furman University and my Masters of Social Work from Florida State University. Throughout my career, I have specialized in providing crisis intervention services and long-term support to individuals who experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, child abuse, and other trauma. Through my role as a Victim Advocate, I discovered my passion for helping adults, children, and families coping with life's challenges. I have experience working with anxiety, post traumatic stress, depression, grief and loss, codependency, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and more. My approach to therapy is client-centered and strengths-based. Given that each person's strengths and challenges are unique, treatment planning is individualized for each client. I believe openness, empathy, and a sense of humor are cornerstones of successful therapy. I strive to help all clients nurture a positive sense of self, learn new coping skills, and empower clients to achieve their goals. Don't cope alone. Allow me the opportunity to support you, as you work to heal prior traumas, set new life goals, and work to build the healthiest version of you!
Julia Nailor, LMSW
Melissa Stewart, MSW 2
I am passionate about supporting adolescents and adults as they navigate the various challenges and transformational periods that life has to offer. My goal is to create a client-centered space that embraces each individual’s short and long-term goals, unique stage of change, and personal strengths. I received my Bachelor’s degree in English from Kennesaw State University and my Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia and have several years of professional experience supporting clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, self-harming behaviors, suicidal ideation, mood dysregulation, interpersonal stressors, aging and medical concerns, academic stress, and more. I aim to empower clients to define and work toward the lives they would like to lead through emotional processing, skill building, and establishing a healthy, trusting therapeutic connection. I typically work from a DBT-informed perspective and encourage clients to express themselves playfully and creatively during the healing process.