Jim has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for the last 15 years and has a total of 39 years of clinical experience in the field of human services. Jim has worked in both the public and private sectors as a service provider, program manager, seminar instructor, professor and business owner.
Jim is a Certified Professional Counseling Supervisor and is capable and eligible to provide the supervision needed for Associate level counselors seeking licensure as Professional Counselors in the state of Georgia. He is certified as a Critical Incident Debriefing Specialist and has provided debriefing services for businesses and industries throughout Georgia following industrial accidents and deaths. He is experienced in the provision of individual, group and couples counseling as well as the development of programs for the remediation of life skills lost due to mental illness or substance abuse.
Elyssa Reid is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She has completed a 5-month intensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as well as training in conflict resolution, general civil mediation, and has completed Gay Alliance SafeZone training certification in support of LGBTQ individuals. As a Tier 2 Star Behavioral Health Provider (SBHP), she has completed specialized training in the provision of behavioral health services for military service members, veterans, and their families. She received her Ed.S. in Professional Counseling, M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling, B.S. in Psychology, and B.A. in Sociology from Georgia State University. Her professional memberships include the American Counseling Association (ACA) including specialty divisions with the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) and the Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC). She is also a member of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA).
Elyssa has experience with individual and group psychotherapy for adult clients seeking help for PTSD, anxiety disorders, anger management, mood disorders, conflict resolution, substance abuse, interpersonal problems, and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). With a specialization in trauma, she has facilitated PTSD groups for veterans, trauma-focused groups for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and currently teaches DBT-informed Skills Training using the Linehan model. From her Adlerian theoretical orientation, she uses a combination of DBT skills, mindfulness techniques, cognitive behavioral interventions, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. She enjoys being a witness to personal growth while collaborating with her clients to gain insight, learn effective ways of living, achieve personal goals, and reach their highest potential.
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