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
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

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
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. 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) 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. 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
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.

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
S. Renee Caverly-Gillett, LPC

S. Renee Caverly-Gillett, LPC

Renee is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and A National Certified Counselor. She holds a Masters Degree in Counseling from Walden University (Minneapolis, MN). Additionally, she holds a Masters in Education (M.Ed) from Lesley University (Cambridge, MA). Renee is also a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS). Renee builds relationships with her clients and uses her expertise to help people dramatically improve the quality of their lives. She specializes in working with PTSD/Trauma with extensive training in EMDR, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, eating disorders, grief, low self-esteem, adolescent adjustment, adolescent/parent communication.

Renee’s resume includes a variety of setting with diverse clientele:

  • Individual counseling w/adolescents (14 and older) and adults
  • Couples counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Premarital counseling
  • Individual and group substance/abuse (drug/alcohol) counseling (Lead counselor and liaison for
  • Accountability Drug Court in Troup County GA)
  • therapy for sexual, physical, emotional, verbal abuse

*Skilled in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, EMDR, Psycho-education, Integrative therapy

 

Brenda Copeland, LMFT

Brenda Copeland, LMFT

Brenda is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; she received her Masters of Science Degree in Sociology with a family concentration from Valdosta State University. Brenda also completed her Post Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Valdosta State University.  Brenda holds a BS degree in Psychology from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida.

Brenda began her career in 1994. She has a wealth of experience in an array of therapeutic setting, which include community-based services, in- home community services, residential treatment, and outpatient services.

Brenda believes in providing education and practical tools that can be effectively used in everyday life. Her hope to create a safe environment in which individuals can feel heard and understood, while helping to explore and challenge the unhealthy patterns you want to address and solve. I practice a collaborative approach that helps to build a strong therapeutic relationship. In my work, I help individuals, couples, and families identify these patterns and the role they play in sustaining these patterns. I look forward to a collaborative relationship that strengthens your family.

She has extensive experience working with families, focusing on helping families achieve open communication and developing healthy boundaries. I have also worked with couples to help them develop stronger and more intimate relationships. I have significant experience working with children, teens and their families, utilizing a variety of models, including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Family Therapy
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Reunification Family Therapy
  • Parenting Training
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Couple Therapy
  • Children and Adolescence
  • Adults
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Trauma
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Mood Disorders (including Depression, Bipolar)
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (or DMDD)
  • Women’s issues
  • Autism and Adjustment Disorders
Hope Covington, LAPC

Hope Covington, LAPC

Hope is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) in the State of Georgia, and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Taylor University and a M.A. in Counseling from Ball State University, Indiana. Hope spent the first 17 years of her life in Papua New Guinea, and has extensive experience working in cross cultural settings within the United States and abroad. She brings a passion for diversity and an attitude of openness and curiosity to her work. Hope is empathic and genuine in her approach to therapy, creating a safe environment to address problems from a foundation of trust. Hope has been working as a therapist since 2018. Her experience includes:

  • Providing culturally informed individual, family and group therapy to youth and adults in Clarkston’s refugee community through Positive Growth, Inc.
  • Providing individual and family therapy to at-risk children and teensthrough Master’s internship at Gresham Center, Indiana
  • Working with children in child welfare to ensure their safety, stability, and permanency planning as a Family Case Manager at the Department of Child Services, Indiana
  • Skilled in: trauma-focused CBT, play therapy, DBT, solution-focused therapy, interpersonal and creative approaches, mindfulness, and parenting interventions
  • Experienced in individual, family, and group therapy, assessments, and treatment planning
David Jordan, LPC

David Jordan, LPC

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
Jessica Schmoll, LPC

Jessica Schmoll, LPC

Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds two Masters degrees of Science 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 fully licensed as an LPC since 2006.

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

  • Providing individual and group therapy regarding career exploration at Boston Career Link
  • 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 psychiatric settings, including Skyland Trail and Ridgeview Institute
  • Working as a Primary Therapist, Family Therapist, Residential Manager, and Center Director in a long-term residential substance abuse/dual diagnoses treatment center, Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences
  • Serving as a therapist and case manager at Northside Hospital’s outpatient clinic
  • Running a local community service board, Dekalb CSB, as Center Director, serving individuals with both mild, moderate, and severe and persistent mental illness
  • Working as an outpatient therapist at Perimeter Therapy Associates on a part-time basis since 2010, focusing on a wide array of presenting concerns, from mood disorders to substance use disorders and many others

Areas of Specialty:

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

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

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When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.     

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