Inspiring Healing & Hope
Counseling and Development Center LLC

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Jernica McNeil is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She earned her Bachelor of Psychology from East Carolina University and a Masters of Mental Health Counseling from Walden University.

She has served over 7 years in the mental health field. Jernica has gained many years of experience working in residential treatment settings. She provides services for children, adolescents, and families. Jernica uses various evidence-based treatment models including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Collaborative Problem Solving. These therapeutic models help address mental health issues and life changes including, depression, stress, trauma, grief and loss, parenting challenges, anger, and anxiety.
Jernica’s goal in the mental health field is to provide psychoeducation to all clients. Her approach is to foster a safe and inclusive environment for awareness, alleviation of symptoms, and enrichment of the client’s lives. Her hope is to assist clients in reaching their personal goals.  OFFICE HOURS: WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY EVENINGS AND SATURDAY

Kharesea Beckworth Jennings is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Mississippi Valley State University. She obtained a Master of Social Work degree from Simmons College. She has over a decade of experience working with families and children impacted by trauma. She has provided individual, family and group therapy to individuals experiencing emotional and behavioral related issues. She also is experienced in behavioral health crisis stabilization and providing therapeutic services to individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness. She is skilled in various therapeutic approaches to meet the needs of individuals served.  OFFICE HOURS: WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY EVENINGS

Kaday Kabba-Howard is an Associate Professional Counselor (APC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). She graduated with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University. Kaday has experience working in both mental health and substance use residential treatment settings. In addition, she is currently involved in providing mental health outpatient services to individuals who identify as homeless or low income and are living in the city of Atlanta. Kaday works with children, adolescents, and adults.  She has a great amount of understanding on issues focused on self-esteem, substance use, parenting, trauma, depression, poverty, suicide, and relationships. Her therapeutic approaches are diversified to assist the client’s needs; however, she primarily guides healing through the lenses of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy. It is Kaday’s aspiration for clients to feel empowered, renewed, and inspired both during and after engaging in their healing journey as she intentionally collaborated with clients since they are the true experts on their lives. OFFICE HOURS: FRIDAY EVENINGS AND SATURDAY
Jasmin Rockemore is an Associate Professional Counselor (APC) and Nationally Certified Counselor. Jasmin graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a concentration in family, children and youth from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She earned a Master’s of Arts in Professional Clinical Counseling from Lasalle University. Jasmin is currently pursuing her Doctoral Degree in Counseling, Education and Supervision.  Jasmin spent much of her career helping families involved with the Department of Human Services (DHS). She also has experience working in community mental health where she counseled children and families who had been affected by trauma and were diagnosed with various Mental Health Disorders. Jasmin uses Person-Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral therapy approaches in working with clients. Jasmin is dedicated to assisting her clients in the journey of transformation and healing.                                                                                                  OFFICE HOURS: TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
Vanessa Guerrier is a Licensed  Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). She has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health counseling from Clark Atlanta University and received a bachelor’s degree in both psychology and human services. Vanessa has experience working with young children in camps and after school programs. During her senior year of high school, she collaborated with her school counselors to create her schools first ever big brother big sister mentorship program where she discovered her desire to help other with providing them with an open heart and ear. Since then Vanessa has continue to work with children and expanded her expertise  to working with adults and geriatrics. Vanessa has devoted her self to using her found knowledge and techniques to help clients gain coping skills and other strategies to overcome their traumas, disorders, and negative emotions and help them in setting and accomplishing their own goals. Vanessa has experience in hospital, school, and residential settings. Providing them hope and healing on their journey to happiness. 

Taryn Hood is the Office Manager. She is a junior at Kennesaw State University. She is undergoing a bachelors degree in psychology with the intention of obtaining her doctorate in Neuropsychology.

Taryn is the first person of contract 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.