Meet Our Therapists
Carrie Gensler, MA, LPC, CCTP
Working in mental health since 2016
Sometimes we need a place where we can feel safe with ourselves and our emotions. Maybe you feel lost or just not like yourself anymore. Maybe you are struggling with a particular issue or maybe you just want someone to listen and make you feel heard. No matter where you are in your journey, I would like to help. I believe that therapy doesn't always have to be about fixing yourself, but maybe finding more understanding about yourself. As a therapist, my goal is to create a safe environment for you to explore your feelings. Therapy is a collaborative experience and I believe in working together to guide my clients to place of understanding, happiness, and safety.
I have years of experience in the mental health field, primarily working with trauma, anxiety, bipolar, depression, psychotic disorders, LGBTQ+, adults, and young adults. I work with individuals, couples and families. When I work with families, I use a family system approach, which means I treat the whole family, not just one person.
I adapt my approach to the needs of each client, understanding that this is a journey we go on together. I often work from a CBT-oriented approach although, when working with trauma, my approach is psychodynamic, and person-centered. I also am trained in brains spotting which is an effective technique for relief from trauma, anxiety, and depression. I aim to help you build personalized tools to help manage symptoms and live a more fulfilling life.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I obtained my masters in clinical mental health counseling from Argosy University and I started my career in a behavioral health hospital, running groups for young adults, and women with trauma. I am also a certified clinical trauma professional.
I accept blue cross blue shield, Aetna, United and private pay clients. Private pay clients can inquire about a super bill to file with insurance, which may cover some of the cost of therapy.
50 minute session-$140
60 minutes- $155
When I am able I also offer a sliding scale.
To schedule an appointment either book online, call (678) 310-3289, or email . I look forward to hearing from you.
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Kristen Faircloth, M.Ed, LPC, CCTP
Working in Mental Health since 2014
Security, stability, balance - these three words come to mind when I think of ultimate human desire; to feel safe, stable and overall a sense of balance within our lives; at times we may feel these are not being met. It is my hope for us to work collaboratively to identify problem areas and work towards regaining balance in your life.
My goal is to approach our therapeutic relationship with compassion, non-judgment, empathy and acceptance. I build my work upon a client-centered approach, as I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation to therapeutic success. I use an integrative approach and incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), solution-focused, mindfulness techniques and talk therapy with clients.
Overall, I work from the belief that all behavior is purposeful and displayed in an effort to meet a certain need. I aim to promote increased client awareness and insight so they can better recognize their emotional needs and identify adaptive strategies to meet said needs. During this process, I focus on building my clients’ confidence in their ability to cope with intense emotions, effectively express thoughts and feelings and embrace their internal strengths while translating these skills into their everyday life.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. I obtained my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from the University of West Georgia. My experience includes inpatient, outpatient and residential settings with clients ranging from adolescents, young adults to older adult populations. Most recently I have worked with Young Adult clients facilitating process groups for those suffering with a variety of presenting issues. My areas of focus include anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, psychosis related disorders, mood disorders, behavioral difficulties, identify formation, school related issues, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. To schedule an appointment, either book an appointment online, call (678)719-2019, or email . I look forward to hearing from you.
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Ellen Smith, APC, NCC
You deserve a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning. At times many of us struggle with feeling disconnected from our lives, jobs, families, and even from ourselves. Sometimes we feel sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Let's work together to let go of old habits and thought patterns, and replace them with healthier responses, boundaries, and coping skills. I'm a laid-back and straight-forward therapist. My ideal patient is focused on personal growth and healing. As your therapist, I strive to create a space where we can together begin to discover, identify, and process the underlying emotional issues, cognitive distortions, and traumas that fuel our maladaptive thoughts, attitudes, and actions.
I am an Associate Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. I obtained my Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University in Atlanta. Establishing a therapeutic relationship is a vital step in the recovery process and for the relationship to be productive, trust is key. That's why I believe trust, respect, and congruence are major components of a good therapeutic relationship.
My career began in acute and post-acute stabilization and treatment settings working with a variety of mental health and substance use disorders. My work has been with young adults, adults, as well as older adults. I have a passion for recovery, healing, and progress (not perfection!).
Making positive, lasting change in our lives is difficult and can be at times both painful and painstaking. We can't do it alone. The good news is we don't have to. I look forward to supporting you in this part of your journey into healing and recovery. To schedule an appointment, please contact me at (470) 285-2484 or email me at email@example.com.
substance use disorders
Currently I do not accept insurance but hope to be able to do so very soon. Private pay clients can inquire about a super bill to file with insurance, which may cover the cost of therapy. My current rate per session is $80-$110 and when possible I do work on a sliding scale fee.