Yessica completed her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Mercer University. She has worked with individuals (adolescents (15+) and adults), couples, and families through various issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, career changes, emotional dysregulation, communication, self-esteem, parenting, grief, etc. She is specializing in relational therapy- including our relationship with self, with parents, children, significant others, friends, coworkers, etc. She offers services in English and/or Spanish.
Caroline graduated from the University of Georgia with a Master's in Social Work and a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology. She is especially passionate about talking about trauma, disassociation, death, aging and grief. Caroline is the facilitator for Athens' first in-person deATH Cafe. Caroline pursued EMDR training and PSI's perinatal mood disorder training to be equipped to work with and support parents as they navigate the challenges of parenting and the unique way that parenting can bring trauma to the surface. Additionally, Caroline enjoys working with parents through loss and birth trauma.
Brendan Stephens is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Athens native with over 10 years of professional experience across a number of settings with adolescents and adults. He brings a strengths based client-centered, interpersonal, and experiential approach to this work and enjoys incorporating nature, expressive arts, and other creative means to facilitate awareness, understanding, and healing. Brendan often operates from an internal family systems framework and is also trained in EMDR, both of which are trauma informed modalities that place an emphasis on reconnecting people with their own innate wisdom and resources.