Nancy has been a licensed therapist, consultant and educator in Atlanta for more than 25 years. Throughout her career, she has counseled clients struggling with issues related to depression, anxiety, addiction, abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), parenting, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), divorce, grief, eating disorders, employment and other life challenges. She has worked on inpatient/outpatient units, in private practice, and with Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). Nancy was featured on WXIA about trauma following the events on 9/11, and in a documentary, Underage and Overweight. She has conducted workshops and presentations on trauma, addiction, child abuse, bullying, eating disorders, grief and anger.
Nancy recognizes that there are many paths available to people, and, therefore, takes a flexible approach with her clients. "I believe that if one path does not work, then try another path. Flexibility can be the middle name of life, and learning to cope with whatever challenges we encounter in a healthy way is essential. I often request clients to, 'tell me what works or doesn't work' or 'tell me what you are willing to do' so we can move forward."
"I have found that most people have an innate movement towards healthy. Whether as an individual, couple or family, we will work together to identify the challenging issues."
Nancy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Science in Counseling and Psychological Services from Georgia State University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Prior to practicing as a psychotherapist, Nancy was a secondary education teacher.
Dr. June Cooley specializes in alcohol & drug treatment, trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). She works with adults, children and adolescents and provides psychological testing for all ages.
Dr. Cooley also provides forensic services including psychological evaluations and expert & fact witness testimony during criminal & civil proceedings (including Capital cases). She provides therapy for professional athletes, dancers and actors experiencing performance anxiety, recovering from injury, dealing with eating disorders and other related issues.
Please see Dr. June Cooley's full bio from Psychology Today here.
Barbara has a Bachelor of Social Work from Georgia State University and a Master of Social Work from Atlanta University. She has worked in law enforcement, business, treatment settings, and has been an internal Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counselor in the transportation industry. These environments have all contributed to her belief in one's abilities for using self-determination, developing insight, making choices for appropriate change and realizing personal growth using eclectic modalities which best benefit the client.
Barbara has more than 20 years of experience working in the field of behavioral health with specialties in addictions (including evaluations for Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations), relationships (including family and marital), domestic violence and abuse, crisis intervention and stress management (CISM), anger management and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She provides services to adolescents and adults as individuals, couples or families. Ms. Bower is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) and a qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) under DOT regulations.
Is your child, preteen or teen experiencing personal, family or academic challenges? If so, give me a call. I am here for you. As a parent and education advocate, I am passionate about working with children and adolescents and can help your child identify more effective responses to stressors. I also enjoy working with adults who are experiencing life transitions (marriage, divorce, parenting, career, etc...) by integrating cognitive behavior and person centered approaches that fit each client's needs to achieve greater fulfillment in life.
My personal belief is everyone's journey is unique with a unique story to share. Journeys are filled with joy, happiness and triumphs alongside sadness, obstacles and challenges. While past or present experiences, obstacles and challenges can be roadblocks, I believe everyone has the capacity for growth to live a fuller and more satisfying life. By establishing a trusting working relationship and utilizing approaches to fit each client's unique journey, I am here to help you or your loved one explore paths to insight, growth and change.
I have over 20 years of diverse experience working with inpatient and outpatient programs, private practice, EAP's, forensic and academic settings. As a native of Atlanta, I received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Spelman College and earned a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of West Georgia. After to moving to Los Angeles, where I lived for 13 years, I obtained a Master’s degree in Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.
Moreover, I am a LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), NBCC (National Board Certified Counselor), certified school counselor, wife and proud mother of an active 12 year old son. As a mom, I understand the demands of hectic schedules and offer evening and weekend appointments.
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