Inspiring Healing & Hope
Counseling and Development Center LLC

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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

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.

Bridget Simpson is a Licensed Professional and a 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.

Devondra Nolan is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Devondra received her Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Clark Atlanta University and her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in sexuality and gender from Georgia State University.

Devondra has four years of  experience working in crisis stabilization, outpatient and residential treatment facilities. She has worked with adults dealing with issues related to mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, chronic illnesses, sexual orientation and/ or disclosure, relationship issues, homelessness, and co-occurring disorders in individual and group counseling.

Devondra believes an individual’s thoughts and feelings plays a fundamental role in their behaviors. Pulling from her knowledge of cognitive behavioral therapy and other integrated approaches,Devondra helps individuals to reframe negative thinking patterns and beliefs to decrease negative emotional experiences and behavioral responses to help them gain more peace and happiness in their lives.

Jernica McNeil is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC). 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.
Mariesha Spears is the Office Manager. She has a Bachelor Degree in social work from Wright State University. She is currently finishing up her Master’s Degree in social work from Walden University. Mariesha has a very diverse background in the helping profession. Mariesha 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.