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Staff

Jennifer Hope - Clinical Director
MS, LPC, CAADC

Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor experienced in working with substance abuse, anger management, anxiety, depression, diversity, sexuality, and grief issues. Jennifer works with families, couples, and individuals of all ages. She utilizes Humanistic, Cognitive, Behavioral, and Play therapies.

   
   
Heather Mathis - Assistant Director
MS, LPC, CPCS

Heather is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, severe and persistent mental illnesses, grief issues, and conflict resolution. Heather has worked with adults, couples, adolescents and children. Heather also works with Anger Management and Domestic Violence groups. Heather utilizes Cognitive Behavioral, and Solution Focused types of therapy.

   
   

Daniele Gentry - Outreach Coordinator
MS, APC,

Daniele obtained her Masters of Science in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Brenau University. She is an Associate Professional Counselor under supervision and is under supervision to become a Registered Play Therapist. Additionally, Daniele is a certified facilitator for the Family Violence Intervention Program. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Solution-Focused therapies to meet the unique needs of her clients'. Daniele has experience working with individuals related to anxiety/stress, depression, relationship conflict, bullying, self-harm and substance use. Daniele enjoys working with adults of all ages, adolescents and children.

   
   

Melanie Richmond, MA, LPC

Melanie earned her Master of Arts in Community Counseling and has experience working with DFCS, couples, families, crisis management, impulse control, substance abuse and conflict resolution. She also facilitates Anger Management and Drug/Alcohol Abuse groups. Melanie’s counseling approaches are based on individual needs and goals. She is passionate about empowering clients to reach their optimal potential. She specializes in working with individuals, families and groups utilizing Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused and Family Systems therapies.

   
   

Jackie Martin - MS, APC

Jackie Martin has a Masters of Science in Clinical Counseling Psychology and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. She has experience working with individuals with depression, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety, childhood disorders, and personality and interpersonal conflicts. She uses psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, narrative and solution-focused therapies.

   
   

Frank Gorritz - MS, APC

Frank obtained his Masters of Science in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Brenau University. He is also a doctoral candidate in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of Georgia. Frank has been providing counseling services to the community for four years. He is an associate professional counselor in the state of Georgia and works with diverse communities across the lifespan. He utilizes Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Relational Cultural Therapy, and Minority Stress and Empowerment Therapy to meet the unique needs of his clients. Frank works with individuals, groups, families, and couples. Furthermore, he specializes in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, and minority stress.

   
   

Jennifer Caplan, MS

Jennifer obtained her Masters of Science in Clinical Counseling Psychology with specializations psychological assessments and teaching from Brenau University. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults, with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and behavioral issues. Jennifer utilizes evidenced-based therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

   
   

Shaqutia Florence, MS

Shaqutia graduated from Walden University with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience working with depression, anxiety, codependency issues, interpersonal conflict and bi-polar disorder. Shaqutia is skilled in Cognitive behavior, Rational Emotive behavior and person-centered therapies which stem from an Adlerian approach. Shaqutia has experience working with kids, adolescents, adults and couples. Her authenticity and passion to help the whole person creates a positive therapeutic environment suited for the best healing approach.

   
   

Sara Melton, MSW

Sara obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work in May of 2017 from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has experience providing therapeutic services to individuals, families, and groups in need due to depression, anxiety, mood disorders, severe and persistent mental illnesses, grief and loss, domestic violence, addiction, criminal involvement, abuse, homelessness, custodial problems, and developmental disabilities. Sara has a passion for helping individuals improve their lives and building their self-confidence by using an individualized therapeutic approach, tailored for each client. Sara practices from a variety of theories; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, with the ultimate goal of helping her clients develop a healthier sense of self and an overall better quality of life.

   
   

Keesha Shine, MA, MMFT

Keesha obtained her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in March of 2018 from Touro University Worldwide. Since graduating Keesha has experience working with addiction counseling, depression, parenting techniques, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and anxiety. Keesha is passionate about helping couples generate a positive relationship while being able to build a stronger bond. Keesha has a passion for working with teenagers, helping them overcome depression while building their self-esteem. Keesha practices from a variety of theories; Humanistic Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy as well as Person-Centered, with the ultimate goal to help her clients develop a healthier sense of self to help understand their feelings to help gain a sense of their meaning of life.

   
   

Statisha Moses, MA

Statisha (Tisha ) graduated from the University of Troy in Montgomery, Alabama with her Masters in Counseling and Psychology. She is a certified addiction counselor. Tisha has experience working with children, teens, adults, and families. Tisha uses a Cognitive Behavioral and Rational Emotive Behavioral Approach to therapy.

   
   

Lyndsey Wages - Office Manager

Lyndsey has been working in an administrative role for 6 years prior to joining our team in 2019. She graduated from high school with a dual seal degree and is currently enrolled in a healthcare administration Bachelor’s degree program at Brenau University. Lyndsey is the friendly face you will see most often at the front desk. She also handles billing for all Department of Family and Child Services and Federal Probation cases.

   
   

Ashley Lundi - Counseling Intern

Ashley is an intern at Atlanta Family Counseling pursuing a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She believes in a collaborative therapeutic process, working with clients to ensure they receive what they need out of their sessions. She aims to create a safe, warm, relaxed environment for the healing process to take place. Her approach to therapy includes psychodynamic, solution-focused, person-centered, and mindfulness-based, and emotionally-focused techniques. She enjoys working with adults, adolescents, and couples and is LGBT friendly.

   
   

Nathan Palmer - Administrative Assistant / Drug Screen Technician

Nathan is currently pursing his associate's degree in Business at Gwinnett Technical College. He enjoys helping others and has customer service experience. He is able to coordinate and assist in administering urine drug screens.