ELLEN ATKESON | MS, LPC
WISE MIND COUNSELING, LLC
Ellen Atkeson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. Ms. Atkeson holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Women's Studies (2002) from Agnes Scott College and completed her Master's of Science in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University (2005). She has been practicing Dialectical Behavior Therapy for seven years and has been intensively trained in DBT through Behavioral Tech.
Qualifications and Experience:
All of us have experiences, feelings, and behaviors we cannot always explain, control, or understand about ourselves. I view therapy as a valuable opportunity to learn about our feelings, thoughts, behaviors, experiences, and develop healthier coping skills so that we can feel better about ourselves and interact more effectively in the world around us.
In our work together I will offer you strategies to enhance your life through the use of mindfulness, behavioral, and cognitive techniques. My approach is direct, compassionate, empowering, and non-judgmental.
LIZA REED | MS, LMFT, LPC
Liza Reed is a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed professional counselor in Georgia (#MFT001300) (#LPC008873) with advanced training in working with high-conflict couples and families. She specializes in working with couples and families in high-conflict and transition, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders. Liza was regularly featured as the appearing psychotherapist on TLC's television program Hoarding: Buried Alive and travels throughout Georgia to speak on issues of mental health for numerous organizations, including Georgia Division of Aging; Alzheimer’s Association; select private schools and organizations that employ social workers, nurses and other healthcare professionals.Liza received her Masters of Science in Miami, Florida at Barry University with specialties in Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Since then, Liza has practiced in outpatient hospital settings working with severe and persistent mental illness, with teens struggling with behavioral disorders in a psychiatric residential treatment facility, at The Anxiety and Stress Management Institute specializing in anxiety disorders, and private practice working with individuals, couples and families. Liza has received advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples/Family Therapy along with Intensive Training from Behavioral Tech, LLC in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Her practice website is www.lizareedlmft.com
MARY STEWART PEDEN | MA, LPC
MINDFUL COUNSELING, LLC
Mary Stewart Peden is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. Ms. Peden graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology (2002). She worked for a few years in the field and then returned to graduate school at Argosy University (2008). She has been practicing Dialectical Behavior Therapy for seven years and has been intensively trained in DBT through Behavioral Tech.
Qualifications and Experience:
Life can be hard as it is currently being lived. Sometimes our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors get so intense that we don't know how to effectively navigate life. I am an intensively trained DBT therapist through Behavioral Tech, LLC. I truly believe that learning a new set of effective and healthy coping skills can and will create a life worth living.
In therapy we will utilize mindfulness, cognitive, and behavioral skills to help steer you toward your goals for therapy. I believe in creating a therapeutic environment where we can create a balance of acceptance and change in your life.