About

 

Michelle Hession, LCSW

Revealing your vulnerabilities to a therapist can be a difficult task, but I believe you will find me to be empathetic, honest and easy to talk to. Every part of you will be welcome.

My mission is to provide you with a warm, nonjudgmental space for you to work, explore, create and move towards reaching your goals. We will work collaboratively to resolve your current challenges. My approach to therapy is spiritually and culturally sensitive, and tailored to meet your needs.  I love working with couples, blended families, stepparents, women overcoming a narcissistic partner and singles trying to figure out how to get the relationship they want.

Originally from Louisiana, I have been a resident of Georgia since 2007. My social work experience includes the school system setting as well as several community counseling agencies and the non-profit sector. Since 2012 I have worked as the Clinical Care Director and primary psychotherapist for Key Counseling Group, focusing on making sure our clinicians are the best fit for you and meeting your needs!

Education

M.S.W., Master of Social Work, Louisiana State University, 2007

B.A., Education, Nicholls State University, 1998

License

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, State of Georgia, 2011-Present

Licensed Tele-Mental Health Provider, State of Florida, 2020-Present

You are not broken, you are breaking through. 

- Alex Myles

Michelle is a certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator for premarital counseling.

Michelle has completed level I and level II of the Gottman Method Trainings.

Michelle has completed the EFT externship.

Michelle has completed the Stepfamily Certification Seminar and is one of only 3 certified therapists in Georgia.

 

Everyone needs help, but they also need a place to reflect on their life and be accepted unconditionally. I take great pride in providing that environment. Someone did that for me and it transformed my life.

With experience in palliative care, both in hospice and my own father's journey with dementia, I have a unique set of skills to whole heartedly guide clients through the most challenging  of circumstances.

I apply integrative approaches to grief and loss treatment focused on navigating through difficult life transitions while also improving ones self-esteem and feelings of self-worth. I also have extensive training in dignity therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy as well as supporting care-takers through mindful self compassion. Reach out, I would be honored to work with you on your journey. 

Chris Dorsey, LMSW

Education

M.S.W., Master of Social Work, Kennesaw State University, 2019

M.B.A., Mercer University, 2001

B.A., Birmingham Southern College, 1996

License

Licensed Masters Social Worker, LMSW, State of Georgia, 2019-Present

- Art Williams

 I'm not telling you it's going to be easy. I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.

Chris has been trained in Internal Family Systems therapeutic approach.

Chris is a Certified Grief Counselor.

Chris has completed training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Lindsay Harris, LCSW

Whether you are feeling overwhelmed by motherhood, facing infertility struggles, seeking parenthood as an LGBTQ member or struggling with your sexual orientation, going through an adoption process or fighting to keep your head above water with depression and anxiety, please consider letting me help you make sense of your thoughts, behaviors and emotions.

As a mother of two, I personally can relate to the struggle of trying to get pregnant and having your dreams dashed month after month.  I also understand and clearly remember the sleep-deprived, lonely and overwhelming days of life with an infant.  I know it is easy to feel lost in the mundane cycle of caring for your baby.  Although your heart feels so full of love, your personal needs can feel depleted during this time.  It is okay to take some time for yourself, and therapy can be one of those self-care steps that help you along this transition period.

As your therapist, I will help you navigate life’s frustrations, disappointments and adjustments.  I provide a caring, comfortable environment where you can feel safe to open-up.  Vulnerability can be scary, but my goal is to give you the time and space to lean into that vulnerability in order to find healing and peace. I would be honored to walk alongside you as a source of support and guidance. 

 

Education

M.S.W., Master of Social Work, Florida State University, 2009

B.S.W., Bachelor of Social Work, Southeastern University, 2006

License

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, State of Georgia, 2019-Present

Licensed Tele-Mental Health Provider, State of Florida, 2020-Present

Courage Starts with Showing up and letting ourselves  be seen

- Brene Brown

Lindsay has her certificate in Infertility from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Lindsay has completed her Maternal Mental Health Intensive Certificate.

Tiffany Davis Poke, LCSW

My interest is working with children and adolescents who are experiencing anxiety, anger, a lack of self-esteem, and grief and loss. I incorporate a variety of therapeutic approaches based on client needs. I enjoy incorporating mindfulness, as well as expressive therapeutic modalities such as art and play into my work with children and adolescents. I utilize the strengths-based perspective which emphasizes self-determination and helps children understand their own resources and resiliency, as well as person-centered therapy, which empowers and motivates children to take the lead in the therapeutic process.

I have experience in a variety of mental health settings as well as over 10 years of experience in the public school system serving on local school administration teams as a school counselor and a school social worker. I welcome the opportunity to work with your child to help them gain needed skills, peace, and clarity and would be honored to be part of your child's team!

 

Education

M.S.W., Master of Social Work, Valdosta State University, 2007

B.A., Marketing, Auburn University, 2004

Ed.S., University of Georgia, 2011

License

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, State of Georgia, 2017-Present

Licensed Tele-Mental Health Provider, State of Florida, 2020-Present

You are Braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, and Smarter. than you think. 

 

- Christopher Robin

Tiffany is fully certified in Child and Adolescent Anxiety Treatment.

Tiffany is currently in training for her Basic Sign Language Certification from UGA.

Tiffany is currently working on her certification in Registered Play Therapy.

Lauren Buongiovanni

I am warm, supportive, knowledgeable and accepting of people as they are and want to be. As a result of my interest and passion in working with people, I’m undertaking supervised training to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. One of the best features about working with me is that I receive coaching from two experienced therapists so that I can be my best for all clients. I’m a believer in self-determination; you have the tools within you to determine your best path. I approach the therapeutic process from a systemic perspective; changing yourself results in changes around you.

I grew up as one of 4 children living in the Midwest. I moved as a young adult to Los Angeles where I lived for many years before relocating to Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tennessee. I’m a life-long learner and avid observer of human behavior to this day. 

Through a guided process of navigating your inner struggles and outer conflicts, you can create a life that is deeply aligned with your own dreams and values. I am here to hold a supportive and safe space, so that you and those you love can explore challenging issues and emotions, which once resolved, can be life-changing. 

School Psychologist, MFT intern

 

Education

Ed.S., Education Specialist, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2005

M.A., Psychology, Pepperdine University, 1999

B.S., Foreign Language, Spanish,  University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2009

B.S., Vocational Education, Southern Illinois University, 1998

One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth.

Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.


- Abraham Maslow

Lauren is a Certified School Psychologist in Georgia, Tennessee, and Washington.

Lauren is a Clinical Certified Trauma Practitioner by the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children.

Lauren is a Diplomate for the American Board of School Neuropsychology.

675 Seminole Ave., NE, Suite 111

Atlanta, GA 30307

678-400-9477

info@keycounselingatl.com

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