Credentials and Professional Experience
Colleen is a mental health counselor/therapist who is licensed to practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. She holds a master’s degree in Professional Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (cum laude) from the University of West Georgia. Colleen is also a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) through the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. She is a member of several professional organizations including the Licensed Professional Counselor’s Association of Georgia (LPCA-GA) and the Georgia College Counseling Association. Colleen worked in a variety of settings before joining Ray of Hope. She started her career in a university counseling center doing individual and group therapy as well as working with students who live with disabilities. Colleen also worked at an outpatient substance abuse treatment center and was the clinical supervisor at a day program for a community service board.
Colleen is a trauma-informed clinician who incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), psychodynamic principles and person-centered therapy into her work with clients. She has extensive experience in using DBT to assist people in reducing their experience of strong emotions and self-defeating behaviors and is currently training in a model to use DBT foundations with individuals who have cognitive challenges. Regardless of the theory or approach utilized, Colleen believes that the relationship between herself and the people she works with is the most important part of therapy.
Areas of Expertise
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- College student mental health
- Coping Skills
- Psychotic disorders
- LGBTQ issues
- Social skills
- Intellectual disability
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Ray of Hope Counseling Services accepts all forms of insurance and Medicaid, has seven convenient locations in Kennesaw, GA, Alpharetta, GA, Conyers, GA, Athens, GA, Canton, GA, Peachtree City, GA, East Cobb/Marietta, GA, and Lawrenceville, GA also serving the surrounding counties.
Call us at (678) 213-2194