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.  OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY & TUESDAY EVENINGS 

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.   OFFICE HOURS: THURSDAY EVENINGS & SATURDAY

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

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.

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