We have been helping individuals and families like yours for almost 20 years. We help rebuild and reunify families by teaching coping skills and better communication skills to children ages 3-18, adults, and families.
We help children, adolescents, and adults learn how to understand, control, and share their emotions appropriately, as well as make better choices. We can assist parents in developing strategies to help your child manage emotions, improve behavior at home and school, and help families get along better.
We are eclectic in our approach, using Play Therapy and Talk Therapy. We use play therapy with children and adolescents who have a hard time appropriately expressing themselves and talking to people about what is troubling them.
ABOUT OUR THERAPISTS:
Kadesha Adelakun, LCSW, RPT-S, PMH-C
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S), and have a Perinatal Mental Health-Certification (PMH-C) in the states of Georgia, New Jersey, and Florida.
I provide talk and play therapy in office and through video in Georgia, and through video only in New Jersey and Florida. I am a child, adolescent, and family therapist, who helps rebuild and reunify individuals and families, by using talk and play therapy, to children ages 3-18, adults, and families. I specialize in child, adolescent, and family therapy, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders in women, race, ethnicity, and cultural identity issues/trauma, adjustment, depression, stress, anger management, self-esteem, ADHD, parenting, and children and adolescents with behavioral challenges. I provide clients with a safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental environment, to openly talk about their thoughts and feelings. I take an open-minded approach to client wellness and consider the client’s work life, family traditions, cultural, and spiritual beliefs. I provide support for developing a new way of seeing and moving through life.
Angela Johnson, LMSW, LSW, CATP
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker and am licensed in four states, Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey, and Florida.
I carry a Dual Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Wesleyan University and Social Work from University of Indianapolis. I host Certifications in Child & Adolescent Trauma, Clinical Anxiety Treatment and as a Clinical Telemental Health Provider.
I host seven years of experience across a variety of treatment settings including; private practice, community-based, inpatient/outpatient mental health facilities as well as supervised visitation experience. I serve children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, and groups in the following areas (Not limited to): Teen Issues, Peer Pressure, Self Esteem/Image Issues, Parent/Child or Partner Relational Problems, Non-Suicidal Self-Harm Behavior, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Conduct and Oppositional Defiant Disorders, Behavioral and Discipline Challenges, Children with Special Needs, Emotional Abuse, Trauma, and Anger Stress Management.
My approach emphasizes the mutual development of goals for therapy and provision of continued evaluation to maintain healthy therapeutic alliance. I am trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Person Centered, Reality Therapy, Motivation Interviewing, and Crisis Intervention. I utilize a customized method of treatment for each individual. I prescribe to a strength-based approach. My theory is with the combination of hope, a strong will to change and the tools to do so, people can learn to overcome obstacles and barriers. When irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes are challenged, healthy change will follow.
Angela is under the supervision of Kadesha Adelakun, LCSW, RPT-S, PMH-C.
Cassandra Walker, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia (LPC011793).
I attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University. Before entering the mental health profession, I was an elementary school teacher in a predominately BIPOC school in Atlanta, Ga. My experience as an elementary school teacher revealed that a key component to students' success in society is directly impacted by social and emotional wellness.
My career as a therapist started in 2012 and I am extremely passionate about working in the helping profession. I worked in a variety of settings including psychological centers, elementary schools, job corps, nursing homes, and head start educational centers. I serve children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.
I utilize a variety of techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Person Centered therapy, stress management, increasing self-worth mindfulness, mood management, anxiety reduction, empowerment, and work/life balance.
I am committed to actively listening to my clients. I understand that everyone has a unique story and experience. My goal is to spend time understanding what my clients are experiencing and provide them with the necessary tools to improve their overall quality of life.
McKenzie Hobbs, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC012228) in the state of Georgia.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The Ohio State University and my Master of Science in General Counseling from Grand Canyon University. I am originally from Columbus, Ohio and spent 10 years working for Franklin County Children Services as a Caseworker and Sexual Abuse Investigator. I moved to Georgia in 2009 and worked as a Paraprofessional and Supervised Therapist, while working towards my Master’s Degree and to become licensed. During my time as a Paraprofessional and Supervised Therapist, I worked with teens and adults struggling with substance abuse, relapse prevention, and behavior issues. I have also been dedicated to helping families in crisis, as well as children and adolescents struggling with severe trauma, ADHD, behavior challenges, self-esteem, bullying, identity, depression, anxiety, family conflict, abuse, and abandonment.
I am extremely dedicated to my clients and I have an optimistic approach towards a successful outcome. I understand that therapy can be difficult and respect my clients for trusting me. Since one size does not fit all, I utilize a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectic Behavior therapeutic techniques, play-based therapy, mindfulness, stress reduction, and relaxation. We will work together to determine what works best for each individual.
Christen Anglin, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia (LPC012932).
I attended Clayton State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Human Services and a Master of Education degree in School Counseling from Georgia State University. I also received an Education Specialist degree from the University of Mississippi in Counselor Education, with an emphasis in Play Therapy.
Before working as a mental health clinician, I worked as an elementary School Counselor for eight years. Working with children and families in the public school setting afforded me the unique opportunity to assist families in navigating the specialized support that school districts offer to students who may require additional support via a 504 plan or Individualized Education Plan.
My work in the mental health field has included work as a community support individual, offering skill-building sessions for children and families. I have also worked as a therapist for individuals and families to address concerns such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, coping with life issues, and relationship issues.
As a clinician, I am passionate about using solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, and play therapy modalities with clients to cultivate the skills and tools needed to enhance their emotional well-being in all areas of life.
Lorna Bruno, B.S.
Student Therapist (Intern)
I am a Student Therapist (Intern) under the supervision of Kadesha Adelakun, LCSW, RPT-S, PMH-C. I currently attend the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at the University of Georgia with an addition to receiving a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT).
I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Georgia State University. I am a second-generation American, born and raised in New Jersey to immigrant parents from Haiti. I speak two languages fluently, English and (Haitian) Creole. I’ve lived in Georgia for over 20 years.
I have seven years of experience working in the field of behavioral mental health and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. I’ve worked with ages as young as two years old to geriatric adults dealing with behavioral challenges to mental illness. Since I can remember, I’ve always had a passion for helping those in need, which led me on the path of Sociology to better understand human behavior. My upcoming goal is to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) after the completion of my Master's Degree.
Lorna offers a significantly reduced rate for self-pay clients.
Ashlee Williams, B.A.
Client Care Coordinator
I am the Client Care Coordinator for The Journey Counseling Services. I am dedicated to answering any questions you may have in an efficient and concise manner as well as finding the right therapist for your needs!
I have a B.A. in Mass Communications from Georgia State University and am currently pursuing my Master of Social Work from Howard University.
With several years of customer care experience, I hope that you feel supported and well-serviced after we speak. I want to ensure that your questions will be answered and your needs are met. It is my pleasure to aid you on your journey.
I can be reached at 404-381-2462 or email@example.com.