Inspiring Healing & Hope
Counseling and Development Center LLC

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Dr. Jennifer Hahn is a License Professional Counselor. As a solution-focused therapist, her goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Throughout her career as a therapist, she has worked with clients from all facets of mental health ranging from individual to intensive care, crisis, and hospitalized experiences. Her passion lies with helping people from all walks of life, all beliefs, and all ages. She has actively treated adolescents, adults, and seniors with their hurts, habits, and hang-ups enabling them to see a beautiful alternative in their darkest of hours. Helping people to help themselves, searching together with them for the little lost pieces of the puzzle, is what is defined as her calling. Giving guidance and offering support to the person in question, but in just the right portions, so that they can continue their journey independently and more motivated than ever before. 

Dr. Shuntay Strachan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Dr. Strachan’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Campbell University, a Masters of Social Work degree from Savannah State University, an Education Specialist degree from Nova Southeastern University and a Doctorate of Education degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University. 
She has served over 16 years in the field of school social work in the K-12 educational system. As a school social worker, Dr. Strachan has gained many years of experience working with students and families from diverse backgrounds who have exhibited stressors related to depression, addictions, anxiety, self-injurious behavior, suicidal ideations, homelessness, and poverty. She has also worked in an in-patient setting conducting assessments and treatment plans for youth and adults in crisis. Dr. Strachan utilizes various theoretical approaches to help support clients and facilitate the change process. She has facilitated trainings and presentations on topics related to mental health and social service that include, trauma, ADHD, suicide prevention, bullying, child abuse, working with diverse populations, and a host of other mental health topics

Tyneisha King is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). She has her Bachelor of Social Work from Jacksonville State University and her Master of Social Work from The University of Alabama. She is currently working on her Doctor of Social Work degree with specialization in clinical expertise. She also has certification in trauma focused-cognitive behavioral therapy from National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center.

 She has been working with children, youth, adolescents and families since 2010. She has worked with very diverse populations over her years of practicing in Alabama and Georgia. She has worked with children, adolescent, and adults in both in-patient and outpatient settings. She also has experience with working with domestic violence victims.

Her expertise is in providing individual treatment and psychotherapy services to culturally diverse populations diagnosed with Substance Abuse, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mood Disorders, and other affective disorders. Her passion is practicing mental health and helping enhance the lives of others through individualized, unique, and life-changing therapy as she believes in meeting people where they are and then improving beyond. 

Anthea M Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received a Bachelors in early childhood education, with an emphasis on special education, from Arkansas State University, and a Masters in Counseling from Harding University. She has experience working with children and adolescents who have developmental and behavioral issues. She has taught parenting classes to parents of children ages 0-5 and provided parent consultations to address problematic behaviors of young children. She has also worked with women to process through life stressors such as: postpartum depression, coping with a new health diagnosis, grief, relationship issues, maintaining a healthy work life balance, and parenting issues. She most often utilizes Person Centered practices, while focusing on Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic techniques when working with adults and adolescents, and Behavioral techniques when working with children.

Joycelia (Joy) Lewis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Joy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Agnes Scott College and a Master of Social Work degree from Kennesaw State University. Since 2011, Joy has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has worked with populations of clients experiencing a diverse range of issues in various settings, including working with clients experiencing substance abuse, trauma, and domestic violence.  Joy welcomes clients addressing a broad spectrum of issues. Her areas of expertise are in working with clients experiencing difficulty involving overeating or binge-eating, issues related to sexual orientation, and concerns related to spirituality.

Joy’s primary therapeutic approaches are insight-oriented and cognitive behavioral. Insight-oriented therapy emphasizes the role of the past on present behavior as well as self-awareness. Joy also incorporates the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills into sessions as the need of the client dictates. These skills serve to assist the client in increasing the ability to manage emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.  Joy believes total wellness is comprised of an individual’s emotional, physical, and spiritual states. Bearing this in mind, she will collaborate with you to develop or improve upon lifestyle habits that will assist you in reaching your personal goals of peace and wellness.

Shava Clark is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia. She earned a Master of Social Work degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University, while receiving training and experience nationally and abroad in the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Shava has experience working in various settings including, state agencies, non-profit organizations, inpatient, and outpatient settings. She provides services for children, adolescents, and adults.  Shava utilizes various therapeutic approaches to address  mental health issues and life stressors including, anger, depression, stress, trauma, low self-esteem, infertility, post-partum depression, domestic violence, parenting challenges, family conflict, premarital and marital concerns, divorce, life transitions, emotional disturbance, grief and loss, and work life balance. 

Shava collaborates with her clients to inspire hope, motivate growth, and facilitate change. Shava creates a relaxed, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment to promote healing. She is passionate about helping people achieve their goals and reach their full potential. Shava believes it is a journey to reach a place of peace, fulfillment, and wellness however, it is possible.

Denese Faulkner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor (CAADC). Denese earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Mississippi State University and a Master of Social Work from Kennesaw State University. She earned her (CAADC) substance abuse certification from the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of GA.

Denese has worked in various settings during her career which includes: Hospitals, Pediatric Offices, Dept of Family and Children Services, Community based therapy and outpatient substance abuse clinics. Her specialties include: Anxiety Disorders, Trauma, Grief, Stress Management, Parenting Issues/Concerns, Domestic Violence and Substance Use Disorders. Denese utilizes many different theoretical models to assist her clients. For those battling addiction, we will work, together, to discover the origin of your addiction and the stage of change currently demonstrated. Drug/Alcohol evaluations and treatment including relapse prevention and maintenance are offered. Denese believes that to see positive results, comprehensive healing is a must. We cannot heal our mind without healing our body and our spirit as they work in tandem with one another.  My passion of helping others is accomplished as I watch the transformation from hurt, in pain and desperate to happy, at peace, and self assured.

Bridget Simpson is a Licensed Professional nationally certified counselor. Bridget received her Master of Art degree in Community Counseling with an emphasis in marriage and family from Argosy University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Bridget has been working in the field of mental health, i.e. psychiatric hospitals, outpatient services, and detoxification inpatient services, as well as community-based agencies and residential substance abuse programs for over 10 years. Bridget’s areas of interest include individual, couple, group, and family work. She is experienced with working with adolescents and adults on issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, interpersonal conflict, grief and loss, conduct disorders, and substance abuse. She is certified in Prepare-Enrich for couples who are seeking to build a healthier relationship. She is also undergoing training in the specialty area of trauma.

Bridget utilizes various therapeutic approaches she finds most beneficial to the client and mostly works through a Solution-focused brief therapy and Person-centered model. Her goal in counseling clients is working collaboratively in finding solutions and alternatives to problems. Her approach is to create a warm, inviting, and non-judgmental environment for each and every client she meets. She will work with you in identifying your strengths and needs to foster a plan of healing, hope, and wellness.

Kiara Maxwell is the Office Manager. She has a Bachelor Degree in psychology from Valdosta State University. She is currently pursuing her Master Degree in psychology from Capella University.

Kiara is the first person of contact with her friendly voice behind your call. She manages the receptionist area, including greeting visitors and responding to telephone and in-person requests for information. She makes sure that you are matched with the best therapist to fit your needs.  She maintains your mental health records and ensures all documentation is organized and up-to-date.  She is responsible for coding client’s diagnoses, billing insurance companies/clients, tracks payments and monitor accounts.