Heather V Youngblood, LCSW

Heather V Youngblood, LCSW

Heather 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

Instructions for Heather’s New Clients at Perimeter Therapy:

Hello! I am looking forward to meeting you for our first appointment. I want to ensure that you have the information you need so that we will be ready to meet. Before we can begin treatment, you should complete all of the necessary paperwork. There is a link on this page to access the paperwork, fill the paperwork out and sign the paperwork electronically through DocuSign. Once you have completed the paperwork, I will receive the paperwork and complete my portion and then you will need to upload the paperwork to your theraportal account.

Please do not fill out paperwork prior to scheduling an appt with the office by calling 678-666-4717 ext 101.

All forms must be completed prior to our first appointment. If you have difficulty, please call me directly at 678-666-4717 ext. 102 or email me prior to our appointment at h.youngblood@perimetertherapy.com

If you are meeting at the office, there are directions to the office in our Forms section on our website.  Have a seat in the reception area and I will come out to meet you at our appointment time.

If you are doing your session via telehealth, at the scheduled appointment time, please go to the Perimeter Therapy Associates website, click on the link for therapists, go to my bio page and click the link Start Telemedicine Call.   It is important that you do not try to click on telehealth in your theraportal account. That does not work as the doxy link is separate from your theraportal and our practice software. If you have any difficulty connecting, please call me directly at 678-777-8744 at the time of our appointment.

As part of our services, you will be assigned a sign-in for your patient portal by our receptionist. If you do not receive a link for this in your e-mail, please contact the receptionist at our main office number by dialing 678-666-4717 ext. 101.

Please call the main office to cancel or re-schedule appointments. Patients are responsible for missed appointments that are cancelled less than 24 hours in advance. You can always use your patient portal to cancel and re-schedule appointments in addition to the receptionist at 678-666-4717 ext. 101

Parents are required to attend the first session with minor children to review paperwork, complete the initial intake assessment, review informed consent, treatment parameters, expectations, treatment goals, and expectations.

Thanks again for ensuring that all documents are completed. I am excited to work with you and look forward to how we can move forward together in meeting your goals!

Heather Youngblood, LCSW

Meagan Annis, LPC

Meagan Annis, LPC

Meagan is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. She holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from Augusta University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Augusta State University. Meagan’s approach to therapy utilizes mindfulness-based, acceptance-based, and cognitive behavioral techniques which are selected to suit each client’s needs and build on their strengths to make progress towards their personal goals.

She has provided individual and group therapy in a variety of settings since 2013 to include hospital, outpatient, and community settings.

Highlights of her resume include:

  • Providing individual and group therapy in inpatient psychiatric units in private and state hospitals
  • Performing psychological testing and evaluation for adolescent and adult clients in private practice
  • Providing individual therapy to adolescents, adults, and couples as lead counselor in an outpatient non-profit setting
  • Leading clinical staff and providing individual and group therapy as Assistant Center Director at DeKalb County mental health clinic

Meagan is in network with BCBS, Aetna, Humana, United Healthcare, and Cigna.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • ADHD
  • Parenting
  • Trauma
  • Stress reduction
  • Life transitions and adjustment
  • Career counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Women’s issues
  • Alcohol/drug recovery

Instructions for Meagan’s New Clients at Perimeter Therapy:

Hello! I am looking forward to meeting you for our first appointment. I want to ensure that you have the information you need so that we will be ready to meet. Before we can begin treatment, you should complete all of the necessary paperwork. There is a link on this page to access the paperwork, fill the paperwork out and sign the paperwork electronically through DocuSign. Once you have completed the paperwork, I will receive the paperwork and complete my portion and then you will need to upload the paperwork to your theraportal account.

Please do not fill out paperwork prior to scheduling an appt with the office by calling 678-666-4717 ext 101.

All forms must be completed prior to our first appointment. If you have difficulty, please call me directly at 678-666-4717 ext. 110 or email me prior to our appointment at m.annis@perimetertherapy.com

If you are meeting at the office, there are directions to the office in our Forms section on our website.  Have a seat in the reception area and I will come out to meet you at our appointment time.

If you are doing your session via telehealth, at the scheduled appointment time, please go to the Perimeter Therapy Associates website, click on the link for therapists, go to my bio page and click the link Start Telemedicine Call.   It is important that you do not try to click on telehealth in your TheraPortal account. That does not work as the Doxy link is separate from your TheraPortal and our practice software. If you have any difficulty connecting, please call me directly at 678-666-4717 ext. 110 at the time of our appointment.

As part of our services, you will be assigned a sign-in for your patient portal by our receptionist. If you do not receive a link for this in your e-mail, please contact the receptionist at our main office number by dialing 678-666-4717 ext. 101.

Please call the main office to cancel or re-schedule appointments. Patients are responsible for missed appointments that are cancelled less than 24 hours in advance. You can always use your patient portal to cancel and re-schedule appointments in addition to the receptionist at 678-666-4717 ext. 101.

Parents are required to attend the first session with minor children to review paperwork, complete the initial intake assessment, review informed consent, treatment parameters, expectations, treatment goals, and expectations.

Thanks again for ensuring that all documents are completed. I am excited to work with you and look forward to how we can move forward together in meeting your goals!

Meagan Annis, LPC

Lori Ayling, LCSW

Lori Ayling, LCSW

Lori 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 and joined Perimeter Therapy Associates in 2016.

Lori utilizes a person-centered approach and is skilled in the following treatment modalities: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention. Lori is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator.

Lori has experience providing services to a diverse population in a variety of settings including home-based services, community-based services, hospitals, and women’s shelters. Lori is a gender affirming therapist.

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
  • Mental Health and substance abuse assessments in a hospital setting
  • Providing Social Work services to children and families in a hospital setting

Lori is in network with Aetna, BCBS, Humana, Medicare, Meritain, and United Healthcare.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Stress Management
  • Anxiety/Phobias/OCD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Emerging Adults
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • LGBTQ
  • Women’s issues
  • Self-esteem/self-compassion

Instructions for Lori’s New Clients at Perimeter Therapy:

Hello! I am looking forward to meeting you for our first appointment. I want to ensure that you have the information you need so that we will be ready to meet. Before we can begin treatment, you should complete all of the necessary paperwork. There is a link on this page to access the paperwork, fill the paperwork out and sign the paperwork electronically through DocuSign. Once you have completed the paperwork, I will receive the paperwork and complete my portion and then you will need to upload the paperwork to your theraportal account.

Please do not fill out paperwork prior to scheduling an appt with the office by calling 678-666-4717 ext 101.

All forms must be completed prior to our first appointment. If you have difficulty, please call me directly at 678-666-4717 ext. 108 or email me prior to our appointment at l.ayling@perimetertherapy.com

To begin your session via telehealth, at the scheduled appointment time, please go to the Perimeter Therapy Associates website, click on the link for therapists, go to my bio page and click the link Start Telemedicine Call. It is important that you do not try to click on telehealth in your theraportal account. That does not work as the doxy link is separate from your theraportal and our practice software. If you have any difficulty connecting, please call me directly at 678-666-4717 ext. 108 at the time of our appointment.

As part of our services, you will be assigned a sign-in for your patient portal by our receptionist. If you do not receive a link for this in your e-mail, please contact the receptionist at our main office number by dialing 678-666-4717 ext. 101.

Please call the main office to cancel or re-schedule appointments. Patients are responsible for missed appointments that are cancelled less than 24 hours in advance. You can always use your patient portal to cancel and re-schedule appointments in addition to the receptionist at 678-666-4717 ext. 101

Parents are required to attend the first session with minor children to review paperwork, complete the initial intake assessment, review informed consent, treatment parameters, expectations, treatment goals, and expectations.

Thanks again for ensuring that all documents are completed. I am excited to work with you and look forward to learning how we can move forward together in meeting your goals!

Lori Ayling, LCSW

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) and she is certified in CBCT.

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.

Martha is in network with Aetna, Ambetter, Amerigroup, BCBS, Cigna, Humana, Magellan and Meritain.

Some people seek her help with the following:

Areas of Specialty:

  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • Anger
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Cognitively Based Compassion Training (CBCT)
  • Chronic Pain and Health Challenges
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma
  • Parenting
  • Spirituality

Greetings,

I hope this note finds you and yours healthy and taking measures to ensure continued wellbeing in this time of altered daily schedules and heightened concerns regarding health.

As I do not wish to be a source for the spread of COVID-19 or any illness, I’ve moved exclusively to video counseling. I’ve spent the last several months conducting these sessions and all have gone quite smoothly with only a few minor hiccups during one or two sessions.

The below link will bring you to the video counseling platform. This is a HIPPA compliant site. I will assure privacy at my end. You might consider finding a private space at your end to ensure full privacy. It is important that you do not try to click on telehealth in your theraportal account. That does not work as the doxy link is separate from your theraportal and our practice software. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out to me through this email, m.baker@perimetertherapy.com or my cell: 706-969-8542.

As I endeavor to provide continued compassionate care to all, I ask your patience in returning calls or emails as we find our way together through these interesting times.

Zoom Session Link:

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Prior to our first meeting, please complete and upload all of the intake forms.  On this page, there is a link to an Adult Intake Forms, Child Intake Forms and Couple’s Intake Forms.   Once you fill out and sign your forms, they will go to my email for my signature’s and you will then need to upload your Theraportal account.  In the case of a couple, the initial person will fill out the form, it will be emailed to the second member of the couple to have them fill their part out, then it will go to the clinician for signing and uploading.

Please do not fill out paperwork prior to scheduling an appt with the office by calling 678-666-4717 ext 101.

Please be sure that any outstanding information regarding your insurance policy is updated at 678-666-4717 X 101

As part of our services, you will be assigned a sign-in for your patient portal by our receptionist. If you do not receive a link for this in your e-mail, please contact the receptionist at our main office number by dialing 678-666-4717 ext. 101.

Please call the main office to cancel or re-schedule appointments. Patients are responsible for missed appointments that are cancelled less than 24 hours in advance. You can always use your patient portal to cancel and re-schedule appointments in addition to the receptionist at 678-666-4717 ext. 101

Martha Baker, LPC

Sierra A. Bloxson, LCSW

Sierra A. Bloxson, LCSW

Sierra is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Georgia. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Spelman College, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Georgia. Her approach to therapy is comprised of creating an environment that is supportive, non-judgmental and person centered. She specializes in treating trauma, depression, anger, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, self-esteem struggles, and stress management. As a person who identifies as LGBTQIA+ and polyamorous, she firmly believes in creating a safe, therapeutic space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as people that identify as ethically non-monogamous or part of an alternative lifestyle community (polyamory, polygamy, polyandry, polygyny, open relationships, swinging, non-traditional relationships, BDSM/Leather/Kink).

Sierra’s resume includes:

  • Serving youth and families as a foster care case manager through the Georgia Department of Family and children services (DFCS)
  • Providing group therapy in a forensic inpatient psychiatric program to individuals awaiting pre-trial evaluations, restoration to competency to stand trial, and those deemed not guilty by reason of insanity
  • Community therapy with individuals struggling with severe and persistent mental illness through an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program
  • Working as an assessment therapist with various community programs throughout Metro Atlanta
  • Therapist for youth in foster care, adjudicated youth in the Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Clinical and program development management for an outpatient mental health program.

Sierra is in network with Humana and United Healthcare at this time.

Here is the link to my doxyme: https://doxy.me/sierrabloxson

Areas of Specialty:

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-esteem

Instructions for Sierra’s New Clients at Perimeter Therapy:

Greetings! I am looking forward to meeting you for our first appointment. I want to ensure that you have the information you need so that we will be ready to meet. Before we can begin treatment, you should complete all of the necessary paperwork.There is a link on this page to access the paperwork, fill the paperwork out and sign the paperwork electronically through DocuSign. Once you have completed the paperwork, I will receive the paperwork and complete my portion and then you will need to upload the paperwork to your theraportal account.

Please do not fill out paperwork prior to scheduling an appt with the office by calling 678-666-4717 ext 101.

All forms must be completed prior to our first appointment. If you have difficulty, please call me directly at 678-666-4717 ext. 103 or email me prior to our appointment at s.bloxson@protonmail.com. My email address is completely secure and HIPAA compliant, so you can feel confident that your information is safe.

If you are meeting at the office, there are directions to the office in our Forms section on our website.  Have a seat in the reception area and I will come out to meet you at our appointment time.

If you are doing your session via telehealth, at the scheduled appointment time, please go to the Perimeter Therapy Associates website, click on the link for therapists, go to my bio page and click the link Start Telemedicine Call. It is important that you do not try to click on telehealth in your TheraPortal account. That does not work as the Doxy link is separate from your TheraPortal and our practice software. If you have any difficulty connecting, please call me directly at 678-666-4717 ext. 103 at the time of our appointment.

As part of our services, you will be assigned a sign-in for your patient portal by our receptionist. If you do not receive a link for this in your email, please contact the receptionist at our main office number by dialing 678-666-4717 ext. 101.

Please call the main office to cancel or re-schedule appointments. Patients are responsible for missed appointments that are cancelled less than 24 hours in advance. You can always use your patient portal to cancel and reschedule appointments in addition to the receptionist at 678-666-4717 ext. 101.

Thanks again for ensuring that all documents are completed. I am excited to work with you and look forward to how we can move forward together in meeting your goals!

Sierra A. Bloxson, LCSW

Matthew Buyert, LPC

Matthew Buyert, LPC

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.

Mathew is in network with BCBS, Aetna, Magellan, Cigna, Humana and United Healthcare.

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Areas of Specialty:

  • Anxiety, Depression
  • Addiction
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • Grief
  • Men’s Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Couples/Marriage and Family
  • ADD / ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive
  • Phobias
  • Relationships
  • Self-Harming
  • Severe Mental Illness
  • Sex Offenders
  • Stress Management
  • Work Life Stress / Transitions

Instructions for Matthew’s New Clients at Perimeter Therapy:

Hello and welcome to Perimeter Therapy Associates.  I am looking forward to meeting you for our first appointment and want to ensure that you have the information you need.

Before we can begin treatment, you should complete all of the necessary paperwork. When I am notified that you have made your first session, I will email you with the necessary paperwork attached. Please fill the paperwork out, sign, and email the documents back to my secure email address: mbuyert@protonmail.com.

A note about my email address.  I am contracted as a therapist for the group practice Perimeter Therapy Associates. The email platform that I use, namely ProtonMail, is completely secure and HIPAA compliant, so you should feel confident your information is safe.  In the case of documents that need to be completed by you and returned to me I will use the fully secure client platform on SimplePractice.  I will need to enter your name and email address on that platform to enable this function.  This will allow full security even if your email service is not encrypted.

All forms must be completed prior to our first appointment. If you have difficulty, please call me directly at (770) 934-5633 or email me prior to our appointment at mbuyert@protonmail.com.

At the present time, I am only providing services virtually through secure video.  I use a HIPAA compliant telehealth platform called Doxy and occasionally use the SimplePractice version of telehealth.  Just prior to the start time of our appointment I will email you the link for our telesession via my ProtonMail account. If you have any difficulty connecting, please call me directly at (770) 934-5633 at the time of our appointment.

As part of our services, you will be assigned a sign-in for your patient portal by our receptionist. If you do not receive a link for this in your email, please contact the receptionist at our main office number by dialing 678-666-4717 ext. 101.

Please call the main office to cancel or re-schedule appointments. Patients are responsible for the cost of the session if appointments are and not canceled less than 24 hours in advance. You can always use your patient portal to cancel and reschedule appointments in addition to the receptionist at 678-666-4717 ext. 101

I am excited to work with you and look forward to how we can move forward together in meeting your goals!

Matthew Buyert, LPC

David Jordan, LPC

David Jordan, LPC

David is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Georgia and has been since 2006. He is also a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS), a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II (CCTP-II) and holds a certificate in Neuro Psychology.  He is also a shamanic practitioner, teacher, and ceremonialist.  David earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia State University, a Master of Theological Studies from Emory University, a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Prescott College, and he completed a multi-year apprenticeship in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition of Cross-Cultural Shamanism through The Heart of the Healer Shamanic Mystery School. In addition to working part-time for Perimeter Therapy Associates, David works full-time as the Director of a large community mental health center and is the owner of a small private practice that provides psycho-spiritual therapies.  His area of specialty is traumatic stress. David utilizes in a variety of therapeutic approaches include but are not limited to: EFT (Tapping), Mindfulness Meditation, Internal Family Systems, and Cognitive Behavioral techniques.

David’s resume includes:

  • Individual counseling in both residential and community settings
  • Group counseling in both residential and community settings
  • Center Director for the Winn Way Mental Health Center, Clifton Springs Mental Health Center, and the Dekalb Addiction Clinic for the DeKalb Community Service Board.
  • Field counselor for a wilderness-based, leadership development, residential treatment program for adolescents.
  • Clinical Supervisor for associate and independently licensed counselors, social workers, and family therapists

David is in network with BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, and Humana.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Marital and Couples Counseling
  • Career/Professional Growth
  • LAPC Supervision
  • Spirituality

Instructions for David’s New Clients at Perimeter Therapy:

Hello! I am looking forward to meeting you for our first appointment. I want to ensure that you have the information you need so that we will be ready to meet.

Before we can begin treatment, you should complete all of the necessary paperwork. When I am notified that you have contacted our main office at 678-666-4717 ext 101 and scheduled your first appointment, I will email you with the necessary paperwork attached. Please complete all the paperwork, sign, and email it to my secure email address: david@burningbearhealingarts.com.  Once I receive your documentation, I will upload it into your electronic record.

A note about my email address.  I am contracted under my business name, Burning Bear Healing Arts, as a therapist for the group practice Perimeter Therapy Associates. The email platform that I use is completely secure and HIPAA compliant, so you should feel confident your information is safe.

Please do not fill out paperwork prior to scheduling an appt with the office by calling 678-666-4717 ext 101.

All forms must be completed prior to our first appointment. If you have difficulty, please call me directly at 678-666-4717 ext. 106 or email me prior to our appointment at david@burningbearhealingarts.com.

At the present time, I am only providing services virtually through secure video.  I use a HIPAA compliant telehealth platform called Doxy.  At the time of the appointment, or a few minutes prior, go to the Perimeter Therapy Associates website, click on the link for therapists, go to my bio page and click the link Start Telemedicine Call.  It is important that you do not try to click on telehealth in your theraportal account. That does not work as the doxy link is separate from your theraportal and our practice software. If you have any difficulty connecting, please call me directly at 678-666-4717 ext 106 at the time of our appointment.

As part of our services, you will be assigned a sign-in for your patient portal by our receptionist. If you do not receive a link for this in your e-mail, please contact the receptionist at our main office number by dialing 678-666-4717 ext. 101.

Please call the main office to cancel or re-schedule appointments. Patients are responsible for the cost of the session if appointments are missed without cancelling or are not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. You can always use your patient portal to cancel and re-schedule appointments in addition to the receptionist at 678-666-4717 ext. 101

Thanks again for ensuring that all documents are completed. I am excited to work with you and look forward to how we can move forward together in meeting your goals!

David Jordan, LPC

John B. Martin, LCSW

John B. Martin, LCSW

John is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) and holds a Masters of Social Work from The University of South Carolina. He has a BS in Psychology and Organizational Communication from Northeastern University. He began working as a therapist in 2009 and has been working in addiction and mental health services since 2009.

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

  • Overseeing the clinical operations of inpatient and outpatient services for individuals with substance abuse and mental health disorders with The Bluff Recovery Center
  • Providing direct psychotherapy services, including clinical evaluations, individual and group psychotherapy, clinical interventions, treatment planning, family counseling, and discharge services for The Hale Foundation, non-profit organization in Augusta, GA
  • Utilizing a unique blend of therapeutic modalities to facilitate change, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Brainspotting, Motivational Interviewing, and Twelve Step Facilitation for Pyramid Healthcare
  • Starting an outpatient program for the Hale Foundation and Rivermend Health Centers of Augusta, including individual, group, and family psychotherapy
  • Managing adolescent continuing care program for Bradford Health Services in Augusta, GA
  • Providing counseling with men from Andrew House Detox and the Charlestown Recovery House in Boston, MA
  • Providing family therapy for Recovery Houses Services in Statesboro, GA
  • Psychiatric therapist for Aurora Pavilion in Aiken, SC, working with children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Inpatient therapist at Willingway Hospital in Statesboro, GA

John is currently the Clinical Director for Pyramid Healthcare’s the Bluff Recovery Center in Augusta, GA.

John is accepting Optum, United Healthcare and UMR insurance.

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Areas of Specialty:

  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Family/Relationship Conflict
  • Anger
  • Relaxation Training
  • Stress Management

Hello! I am looking forward to meeting you for our first appointment and thank you for choosing Perimeter Therapy Associates. I want to ensure that you have the information you need so that we will be ready to meet.

Before we can begin treatment, you should complete all of the necessary paperwork. When I am notified that you have contacted our main office at 678-666-4717 ext 101 and scheduled your first appointment, I will email you with the necessary paperwork attached. Please complete all the paperwork, sign, and email it to my secure email address: john@autumnharbor.org. Once I receive your documentation, I will upload it into your electronic record.

A note about my email address.  I am contracted under my business name, Autumn’s Harbor Psychotherapy, as a therapist for the group practice Perimeter Therapy Associates. The email platform that I use is completely secure and HIPAA compliant, so you should feel confident your information is safe.

Please do not fill out paperwork prior to scheduling an appt with the office by calling 678-666-4717 ext 101.

All forms must be completed prior to our first appointment. If you have difficulty, please call me directly at 678-666-4717 ext. 106 or email me prior to our appointment at john@autumnharbor.org.

At the present time, I am only providing services virtually through secure video.  I use a HIPAA compliant telehealth platform called Doxy.  At the time of the appointment, or a few minutes prior, go to the Perimeter Therapy Associates website, click on the link for therapists, go to my bio page and click the link Start Telemedicine Call.  It is important that you do not try to click on telehealth in your theraportal account. That does not work as the doxy link is separate from your theraportal and our practice software. If you have any difficulty connecting, please call me directly at 678-666-4717 ext 106 at the time of our appointment.

As part of our services, you will be assigned a sign-in for your patient portal by our receptionist. If you do not receive a link for this in your e-mail, please contact the receptionist at our main office number by dialing 678-666-4717 ext. 101.

Please call the main office to cancel or re-schedule appointments. Patients are responsible for the cost of the session if appointments are missed without cancelling or are not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. You can always use your patient portal to cancel and re-schedule appointments in addition to the receptionist at 678-666-4717 ext. 101

Thanks again for ensuring that all documents are completed. I am excited to work with you and look forward to how we can move forward together in meeting your goals!

John Martin, LCSW, MAC

 

Michelle McEwen, LCSW

Michelle McEwen, LCSW

Michelle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and holds a Masters of Social Work from The University of Michigan. She has a BA in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Mercer University. She began her career in social work in 2014 managing a home nursing program and volunteering with hospice in Michigan. After Michelle returned to Georgia, she has gained experience supporting clients from a variety of backgrounds including:

  • Youth in the foster care system as a Dept of Family and Children Services (DFCS) caseworker

  • Foster parents going through the adoption process as a DFCS caseworker

  • Survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence at a Georgia crisis line and safe house

  • Families and patients enrolled in home hospice services on their journey through end-of-life

  • Caregivers and family members of chronically ill children and adults in the hospital and home setting

  • Children who are tracheostomy and ventilator dependent and their caregivers

Michelle’s approach to therapy utilizes solution focused, mindfulness based, and cognitive based strategies. She creates a safe environment to explore inner needs by bringing a genuine and empathetic technique.

Michelle is in network with Aetna, BCBS, Medicare, United healthcare and Cigna.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment
  • Grief and Loss
  • LGBTQ
  • Chronic Illness

Instructions for Michelle’s New Clients at Perimeter Therapy:

Hello! I am excited to meet you for our first appointment.  I wanted to ensure that you have the information you need so that we will be ready to meet. Before we can begin treatment, you must complete appropriate form links identified below and upload them into your portal account.  I cannot meet with you until this has been completed. If you have difficulty, please call the help desk at 678-666-4717 ext. 101.

If you are a telehealth client, please select the Doxy telehealth link above at our scheduled appointment time to login for our first appointment.

Please do not fill out paperwork prior to scheduling an appt with the office by calling 678-666-4717 ext 101.

As part of our services, you will be given a sign-in for your patient portal by our helpdesk. If you did not receive a link for this in your e-mail, please contact the help desk at our main office number by dialing 678-666-4717 ext. 101.

Please call the main office to cancel or re-schedule appointments. Patients are responsible for missed appointments that are cancelled less than 24-hours in advance. You can always use your patient portal to cancel and re-schedule appointments in addition to the help desk at 678-666-4717 ext. 101

If for some reason you are not able to connect at the time of our appointment, please call or text me at my office cell number of 678-666-4717 ext 111 so we can troubleshoot issues/concerns.

Clients presenting for sessions more than 10 minutes past our scheduled start time are considered late cancellations and will be subject to the missed appointment fee specified in your paperwork.

Thanks again for ensuring that all documents are completed and uploaded. I am excited to work with you and look forward to how we can move forward together in meeting your goals!

Thank you,
Michelle McEwen, LCSW
Perimeter Therapy Associates

Jessica Schmoll, LPC, CPCS

Jessica Schmoll, LPC, CPCS

Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds two Masters degrees of Science in business and in counseling, 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 been licensed as an LPC since 2006.

Her resume includes working in a variety of settings, primarily with adults.

Some of her work experience includes:

  • Working as a graduate research assistant at Georgia State, studying the impact of HIV/AIDS on Atlanta’s transgendered community
  • Providing individual, family, and group therapy in various inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Working as an Assessment Counselor, Primary Therapist, Family Therapist, Residential Manager, and Center Director in a long-term residential substance abuse/dual diagnosis treatment center
  • Serving as Center Director to run a local community service board, serving individuals with various mental health conditions/illnesses
  • Working as Director of Behavioral Health for a large healthcare corporation, overseeing all behavioral health operations for the state of Georgia
  • Working as an outpatient therapist at Perimeter Therapy Associates on a part-time basis since 2010, full time since early 2020

Jessica currently accepts UHC, Humana, and CIGNA insurance plans.

Areas of Specialty:

  • mood disorders
  • anxiety
  • substance use disorders
  • codependency/boundary setting
  • life transitions
  • navigating relationships

Instructions for Jessica’s New Clients at Perimeter Therapy:

Hello! I am looking forward to meeting you for our first appointment. I want to ensure that you have the information you need so that we will be ready to meet. Before we can begin treatment, you should complete all of the necessary paperwork. There is a link on this page to access the paperwork, fill the paperwork out and sign the paperwork electronically through DocuSign. Once you have completed the paperwork, I will receive the paperwork and complete my portion and then you will need to upload the paperwork to your theraportal account.

Please do not fill out paperwork prior to scheduling an appt with the office by calling 678-666-4717 ext 101.

All forms must be completed prior to our first appointment. If you have difficulty, please call me directly at 678-666-4717 ext 104 or email me prior to our appointment at Jessica.schmoll@gmail.com

If you are meeting at the office, there are directions to the office in our Forms section on our website.  Have a seat in the reception area and I will come out to meet you at our appointment time.

If you are doing your session via telehealth, at the scheduled appointment time, please go to the Perimeter Therapy Associates website, click on the link for therapists, go to my bio page and click the link Start Telemedicine Call.   It is important that you do not try to click on telehealth in your theraportal account. That does not work as the doxy link is separate from your theraportal and our practice software. If you have any difficulty connecting, please call me directly at 404-449-6199 at the time of our appointment.

As part of our services, you will be assigned a sign-in for your patient portal by our receptionist. If you do not receive a link for this in your e-mail, please contact the receptionist at our main office number by dialing 678-666-4717 ext. 101.

Please call the main office to cancel or re-schedule appointments. Patients are responsible for missed appointments that are cancelled less than 24 hours in advance. You can always use your patient portal to cancel and re-schedule appointments in addition to the receptionist at 678-666-4717 ext. 101

Parents are required to attend the first session with minor children to review paperwork, complete the initial intake assessment, review informed consent, treatment parameters, expectations, treatment goals, and expectations.

Thanks again for ensuring that all documents are completed. I am excited to work with you and look forward to how we can move forward together in meeting your goals!

Jessica Schmoll, LPC

Michael Weiland, LPC

Michael Weiland, LPC

Professional 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

Mike is in network with United Healthcare, Aetna and BCBS.

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

Welcome New Clients

Hello! I am excited to meet you for our first appointment.  I wanted to ensure that you have the information you need so that we will be ready to meet. Before we can begin treatment, you must complete appropriate form links identified below and upload them into your portal account.  I cannot meet with you until this has been completed. If you have difficulty, please call the help desk at 678-666-4717 ext. 101.

If you are a telehealth client, please select the Doxy telehealth link above at our scheduled appointment time to login for our first appointment.

Please do not fill out paperwork prior to scheduling an appt with the office by calling 678-666-4717 ext 101.

As part of our services, you will be given a sign-in for your patient portal by our helpdesk. If you did not receive a link for this in your e-mail, please contact the help desk at our main office number by dialing 678-666-4717 ext. 101.

Please call the main office to cancel or re-schedule appointments. Patients are responsible for missed appointments that are cancelled less than 24-hours in advance. You can always use your patient portal to cancel and re-schedule appointments in addition to the help desk at 678-666-4717 ext. 101

If for some reason you are not able to connect at the time of our appointment, please call or text me at my office cell number of 678-306-6453 so we can troubleshoot issues/concerns.

Clients presenting for sessions more than 10 minutes past our scheduled start time are considered late cancellations and will be subject to the missed appointment fee specified in your paperwork.

Thanks again for ensuring that all documents are completed and uploaded. I am excited to work with you and look forward to how we can move forward together in meeting your goals!

Thank you,
Michael Weiland, LPC
Perimeter Therapy Associates

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