Heather V Youngblood, LCSW

YoungbloodHeather is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and holds a Masters of Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania. She has a BA in Psychology from Wake Forest University. She began working as a therapist in 1994 and has been working in a private practice setting since 2000.

Her resume includes working in a variety of settings with clients ranging from adolescents to geriatrics. Some of her work experience includes:

  • Providing individual and group therapy in the inpatient psychiatric unit at Underwood Memorial Hospital
  • Working as an outpatient therapist for the University of Pennsylvania’s Employee Assistance Program
  • Providing individual and group therapy for seniors at The Philadelphia Geriatric Center
  • Leading a team of therapists at South Fulton Medical Center's inpatient rehabilitation unit
  • Counseling pregnant teens at The Los Angeles Free Clinic
  • Contracting as an outpatient therapist at Jewish Family and Career Services in Atlanta
  • Providing therapy with The Atlanta Behavior Therapy Clinic in Roswell

Heather formed her own private practice in 2002 and expanded to form Perimeter Therapy Associates, LLC in 2010.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Depression/Postpartum Depression
  • Relationship Issues/Couples Counseling
  • Adjustment to Marriage/Parenthood
  • Parenting
  • Life Transitions
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Assertiveness
  • Coping Skills/Stress Management
  • Anxiety
 
Lori Ayling, LCSW

Lori-Ayling-photoLori is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and holds a Masters of Social Work from The University of Georgia. She has a BA in psychology from Oglethorpe University. She began working as a therapist in 2003. Lori has experience providing services in a variety of settings including home-based services, community-based services, hospitals, and women’s shelters.

Lori’s resume includes:

  • Individual, couples, family, and group counseling
  • Voluntary and court-ordered assessments for substance abuse, anger management, and family violence
  • Psychoeducational seminars on co-parenting during and after a divorce
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefings and Crisis Line
  • Working with children in DFCS custody
  • Direct care for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Areas of Specialty:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Family Therapy
  • Marital/Couples Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • General Parenting
  • Co-Parenting During and After Divorce
  • Parenting Children with Special Needs
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress Reduction
 
Martha Baker, LPC

Martha Baker, LPC

Martha is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts in 1988 and her Master of Arts in Agency Counseling from the University of Colorado in 1997. She holds a certification for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Martha has worked providing counseling to individuals of all ages, couples and families in private practice, therapeutic foster care, community health care, and an outpatient opiate addictions clinic. She is skilled in many techniques to engage in building a safe and compassionate environment in order to assist those who take the difficult step to enter into the therapeutic relationship. Some people seek her help with the following:

Areas of Specialty:

  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • Anger
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Chronic Pain and Health Challenges
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parenting
  • Spirituality
 
Matthew Buyert, LPC

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Matthew is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and holds a Masters of Psychology from The University of West Georgia. He has a BA in Psychology from Oglethorpe University.  He began working as a therapist in 2015 and has been working at Substance Abuse treatment centers since February of that year and in a private practice setting since 2017.

His resume includes working in a variety of settings with clients ranging from adolescents to geriatrics. Some of his work experience includes:

  • Providing individual and group therapy in the Opioid Treatment Program at Southside Medical Center
  • Working with individuals and couples in a Private Practice setting at Pathways Center for Psychotherapy
  • Providing individual and group therapy for dual diagnosis clients at Alliance Recovery Center
  • Leading Mindfulness groups for addiction and trauma at Alliance Recovery Center
  • Volunteering with the homeless through Kashi Atlanta’s Street Meals program
  • Volunteering with Veterans through the Just Listening program

Matthew formed his own LLC in 2017 and is happy to be joining Perimeter Therapy Associates, LLC in 2018.

 
Patricia Gaya, LMFT

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Patricia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of Georgia. She has experience providing therapy in English, Spanish, and Portuguese to children, adolescents, individuals and families. Patricia is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy as well as The Association for Play Therapy. Patricia uses Play Therapy techniques to help children process their experiences and develop more effective strategies for managing their worlds. Play Therapy is a powerful tool for addressing cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Patricia also has experience providing therapy to the LGBTQ Community.

Patricia's resume includes:

  • Counseling children, teens, couples, individuals and families in private practice in English, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Supervising therapists working with children
  • Counseling children and adolescents in an Outpatient Community Center
  • Providing individual and group therapy at The League Against Cancer/Mercy Hospital
  • Acting as Primary Therapist in a Juvenile Addiction Facility

Areas of Specialty:

  • Child and Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • ADHD, Inattention, Impulsivity and Hyperactivity
  • Anger Management
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parenting
  • Bullying
  • Adjusting to Change/Life Transitions
 
David Jordan, LPC

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David is a Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Georgia and has been since 2006. He is also a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia State University, a Master of Theological Studies from Emory University, and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Prescott College. David utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches in order to develop tailored and holistic plans for supporting his clients as they identify goals and work toward success.  These approaches include, but are not limited to: EFT (Tapping), Mindfulness Meditation, Expressive Art, and Cognitive Behavioral techniques.

David’s resume includes:

  • Individual counseling with adolescent and adults in both residential and community settings
  • Group counseling with youth and adults in both residential and community settings
  • Center Director for the Clifton Springs Mental Health Center at DeKalb Community Service Board.
  • Field counselor for a wilderness-based, leadership development, residential treatment program for adolescents.
  • Family and parent counseling and workshops
  • Clinical Supervisor for associate and independently licensed counselors, social workers, and family therapists

Areas of Specialty:

  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Marital and Couples Counseling
  • Parenting
  • LGBT Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Substance Abuse
  • Career/Professional Growth
  • LAPC Supervision
  • Spirituality
 
Marian Kalvert, LPC

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Marian Kalvert is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia and holds a Master of Education in Professional Counseling from The University of Georgia. Marian began her career in 2012 with Gwinnett County Public Schools as a Professional School Counselor.  In 2015, she went into private practice to provide psychotherapy to adults and couples.

As a Holistic Psychotherapist, she offer clients the opportunity to explore their history, thought processes, and relationships in a safe, confidential space, without judgement.  Her focus is on providing support, getting clients in touch with their emotions, and processing life experiences in session, while educating clients on how to best care for themselves out of session.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Trauma
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Body Image
  • Post-Bariatric
 
Nathan Kerr, LPC

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Nathan is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and holds a Master of Arts from Western Kentucky University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from David Lipscomb University.  He began working as a therapist in 2007. Nathan has experience providing therapy in settings such as hospitals, group homes/shelters, schools, communities, and homes.

Nathan’s resume includes:

  • Individual therapy with teens and adults.
  • Therapy and Crisis Counseling with at-risk youth.
  • Team Leader of therapists at Northstar Psychological Services
  • Providing Individual therapy to Veterans and Service Members.
  • Working with children and families involved with DFCS

Areas of Specialty:

  • Adolescents and Adults
  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • Depression
  • Trauma/PTSD/Childhood Abuse
  • Men’s Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress Reduction
 
Jessica Schmoll, LPC, CPCS

jessicaJessica is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds two Masters degrees of Science, one from Northeastern University in Boston and one from Georgia State in Atlanta. She has a BA in Communications from UNC Chapel Hill. She has worked in everything from career counseling to rehabilitation (mental, physical, emotional, medical) counseling.

Her resume includes working in a variety of settings with clients, particularly with adults. Some of her work experience includes:

  • Providing individual and group therapy regarding career exploration at Boston Career Link
  • Providing individual and group therapy in an inpatient psychiatric agency, Skyland Trail, as a counseling intern
  • Working as a graduate research assistant at Georgia State, studying the impact of HIV/AIDS on Atlanta's transgendered community.
  • Working as a Primary Therapist, Family Therapist, and Residential Manager in a long-term residential substance abuse/dual diagnoses treatment center, Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences, Inc.
  • She is currently the Director of the Women's Recovery Center at MARR.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Addiction
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Trauma
  • Anger management
  • Personal and Professional growth
  • LAPC supervision
 
Samera Sheikh, LPC

SheikhSamera Sheikh is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and holds a Masters of Applied Psychology from New York University. She has a BA in Psychology from Georgia State University. She began working as a therapist in 2002 and has been in private practice since 2011.

Samera has experience providing counseling services in multiple settings with clients in various life stages and circumstances. Some of her work experience includes:

  • Providing individual, couples, pre-marital, and family counseling in a private practice setting
  • Contracting as a therapist at Emory University Counseling and Psychology Services
  • Working as an elementary school counselor in the Cobb County School District
  • Providing individual counseling for domestic abuse survivors at Noor Family Services
  • Experienced in working with cross-cultural issues

Areas of Specialty:

  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues/Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Family Issues
  • Assertiveness
  • Goal Setting
  • Career
  • Coping Skills/Stress Management
  • Grief/Loss
  • Working with Asian, South Asian, Islamic, and Middle Eastern cultures
 
Michael Weiland, LPC

Mike-Weiland-1Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Georgia. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia College & State University, Master of Education in Special Education from Georgia Southwestern State University, Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Richmont University, and Education Specialist in School Counseling from Valdosta State University. He provides client-centered care through an open, supportive, and non-judgmental approach where clients can address concerns and discover solutions. Michael specializes in depression, anxiety, anger problems, adjustment issues, childhood trauma, behavior problems, men’s issues, substance abuse, and spiritual issues.

Michael’s resume includes:

  • Individual counseling with children, adolescent, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Team Leader for Crisis Services at Oconee Regional Medical Center Emergency Department
  • Group counseling with youth and adults in both residential and outpatient settings
  • Family counseling
  • Providing Alcohol & Drug Treatment, and Anger Management for court mandated adolescents and adults
  • Providing Domestic Violence Intervention Services for individuals appointed through the courts

Areas of Specialty:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • Child and Adolescent Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Marital and Couples Counseling
  • Parenting/Concerns about children
  • EAP
  • Grief and Loss
  • Substance Abuse
  • Court Assessments
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career/Professional Growth
  • Spirituality
  • Life Transitions
  • Providing Continuing Education seminars
  • Teaching Masters-level students in a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program