Meeting people where they are and helping them get to where they deserve to be is what I am all about. As a Clinical Social Worker and Board Certified Christian Counselor, I combine evidence-based interventions with scriptural truths that will best help you. Having graduated from the University of Georgia in 2009, and working with individuals, couples, and dialysis patients provides me with an inclusive and diverse perspective. I am also certified to provide Telemental Health (online counseling) for clients who live too far or have difficulty coming into the office.
Disponible a la comunidad Latina
GCCA – Georgia Christian Counselors Association
EMDRIA – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association
Walking alongside others as they rebuild their lives and grow towards becoming the person they were created to be is my heart. Life struggles, trials, & traumas can cause us to lose our sense of self and sight of our purpose. We conform to the situations around us allowing them to shape us and guide our decisions. As a Certified Pastoral Counselor & Professional Certified Christian Counselor, it is my belief that true transformative change occurs when we resolve to explore the root causes of our problems. Most root causes involve some form of trauma that can express itself outwardly through many symptoms. When we resolve to explore root causes we begin to build healthy relationships with self, with God, and others and discover our unique self and purpose along the way. I have a Web-Based Practice offering Clinical Christian Counsel and Life Coaching through an eclectic mix of evidence-based methods and scriptural principles.
American Association of Christian Counselors
Georgia Christian Counselors Association
The Board of Examiners for Georgia Christian Counselors and Therapists
Amy “Lori” Deter
I believe we live in a world that can be cruel and unkind to people that need help. I have desired to be a safe place for people to reach out to when they need it.
I was born and raised in Central Florida, close to Tampa. In 2007, my husband and I relocated to Georgia. I am a wife and mother of two boys who keep me busy, and help me to remember the small things in life that bring me joy. Some of my hobbies include cooking, photography, hiking, exercising, and gardening. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Georgia Gwinnett College. After which, I went on to receive my Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Richmont Graduate Institute. I primarily work with adults who have experienced depression and anxiety, many of which have experienced traumatic events. I also have a passion for working with individuals who have been diagnosed with chronic health conditions.
Dana “Kip” Duke, APC
Our life experiences often contribute to the quality of our lives. I believe that we are intended to live life thankfully and abundantly. Sometimes, experiences that we have had and the barriers that we put up to protect ourselves from similar experiences become the roadblocks to going further in our lives. I studied to become a counselor in order to help people remove the barriers to living a more abundant and fulfilling life.
I have a Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy from Liberty University. My goal has been to learn how to help relationships to thrive. I am a certified Prepare & Enrich facilitator. Prepare & Enrich is one of the leading tools in relationship enhancement. I enjoy helping couples with pre-marriage counseling, with working through marital issues, and in general, with helping marriages thrive. I sincerely believe that when both parties are committed, there are no issues that cannot be overcome.
I also have a heart for working with trauma victims. I am trained to practice Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is the leading treatment modality for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. If you are suffering from traumatic experiences, I want to help you. I have worked with many combat veterans and first responders to help them cope with traumatic experiences.
I believe in the transformational power of God’s grace. I believe that the Bible is an important reference for our lives. There are many effective tools to help with individual and relationship counseling, and when they are combined with the healing power of God’s love, amazing change and improvement can occur.
My passion is to help others find peace in a chaotic world. We live in a time where many people struggle with various issues like depression, anxiety, grief, or hopelessness just to name a few.
Many people have read self-help books, blogs, listened to podcasts and sought counsel from friends, colleagues and family to no avail. Professional counseling provides real life applications to help the individual overcome a variety of issues. As a counselor, I look at each person holistically including your physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
We all know that change is hard, but so often change can be a positive motivator in our lives. This has been the case for me. I retired from a career in the airline business to pursue my passion of helping others. I have received my Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling, LPC from Liberty University.
My heart’s desire is to help those who are ready to change the narrative of their lives and write the best chapter of their life yet.
CERTIFICATIONS & AFFILIATIONS
- Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors
- Member of LPCA, the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia
- Prepare Enrich Certified
- EMDR Trained
My name is April Kennedy, and I am a Christian Counselor who seeks to build a bridge of hope and to partner alongside families and individuals. As your counselor, I will walk beside you, helping you navigate the hard parts of your story, and partnering with you as we discover new and healthy ways to relate. Whether it’s as you go out into the world, as you interact with those closest to you, or as you own your own story. Through a biblically-based approach, I intend to meet individuals where they are by designing and developing a therapeutic relationship that is collaborative and equal. In doing so, we are partners by creating treatment goals and engaging each week. Children, adolescents, and adults face many challenges that require a safe space to process difficult moments through play, appropriate interventions, and creativity. My heart is to help individuals during these times of difficulty and strengthen their relationship with Christ and others.
I am a Winder native and have a love for my community. My husband and I have been married for 16 years. We have a beautiful 14-year-old daughter. Our family has experienced how God uses counseling as a vehicle to assist in transformation. I have Master’s degrees in Christian Leadership and in Biblical counseling. In addition, I am Board certified Christian Counselor and certified in Guidance counseling. My professional experience includes school counseling working with students ranging from K-12th grade. I have a passion for helping children, adolescents, and families. My heart has only continued to grow in my love for people and my desire to be an effective and honorable helper in the counseling field.
- The Board of Examiners for Georgia Christian Counselors and Therapist
- Georgia Christian Counselors
- ACSI- School Counselor
Jarvis Mejias – Life Coach
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