About Mindy Jackson, LPC
Being around too many people in a big busy place can make you dizzy and sick; it can exhaust you. Sensitive people feel joy so intensely. Mindy knows what it’s like to stand in line at the grocery store and have the next person unload their life story and problems. She understands what it’s like to need quiet space to re-energize.
You feel confused and frustrated. You’ve been taught to think and believe that who you are and who you love is wrong and unacceptable. You’re not certain who is an ally. You’re tired of hiding who you are and not feeling fulfilled in your relationships. You’re afraid of being rejected by your family and friends based on your sexual orientation or gender identity. You’re avoiding family gatherings and social interactions. You want to come out and are uncertain about how to do this.
Mindy Jackson, LPC, is a sensitive therapist who can provide you with strategies for handling these challenges. As an ally and a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Mindy understands the challenges you face; the worries, the fear, the confusion, and the frustration. Mindy is able to use both her experiences and expertise to provide positive reframing and steps to help you learn to navigate living in this insensitive world. She will help you feel relief and joy; learn to set boundaries, and be more centered, calm, and peaceful. She is a spiritually informed therapist. Mindy incorporates spirituality, creativity, and integrative brain-based approaches to help you heal quicker.
Mindy works best with clients who prefer someone who likes a no-nonsense, straight forward, and direct approach. She has helped many clients succeed by being direct and calling a spade a spade. Clients who understand it takes work, willingness and vulnerability to accomplish their goals have success and growth. Working with Mindy will seem like talking to an old friend.
Some fun facts about Mindy…
She loves to ride around the national forest and name different parts. She enjoys art and uses her creativity in her work. She takes care of her self by spending time with her high spirited dog Casey Jones (you guessed it! She’s a Grateful Dead fan!) and loves a great classic rock and roll concert.
Now-the qualifications… (important and kind of boring part-feel free to skip if you already know Mindy is the one you want to help you)
Mindy Jackson is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Mindy has over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. She is a two time graduate from the University of West Georgia. Receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2000 and a Masters Degree in Psychology in 2004. Mindy has worked with adolescents and adults in various settings. Although she has experience and expertise with multiple mental health disorders (trauma, substance abuse, grief, spiritual empowerment, depression, and anxiety); Mindy’s passion and focus is helping highly sensitive people and those within the LGBTQ+ community live a fulfilling and empowered life.
About Scott Roberts III, ED.D, APC
Most days your child is a breeze to raise and is a great source of pride. Now it seems, your child has gone from an angel to a holy terror overnight. Grades have slipped, you’re finding food wrappers hidden everywhere in their room, showers are a nightmare-you beg and plead just to get them to shower more than 2x a week, and overall hygiene has declined. Maybe your child has become disrespectful, tells you he hates you, wishes you were dead; especially in response to being asked to do something such as homework or tidying his room. Your daughter has been getting in a lot of fights with her friends lately (sleepovers, parties, school) and there’s increased gossip and secret telling. You may have heard your child say “life sucks, I hate life”. The school counselor has called with concerns your child has started cutting. You just don’t understand what is going on.
During this time of COVID-19, you’ve noticed your anxiety has increased. It’s hard to sleep. You’re unable to focus on anything and you’re not completing your To-DO List. You’ve felt stuck and uncertain as to what or where to go. You’ve lost interest in what you used to enjoy. You feel lonely. Some days’s it’s hard to get out of bed and put one foot in front of the other. You’re constantly asking “why?” or “why do bad things seem to always happen to me?”.
Scott Roberts, Ed.D. APC understands the challenges school-aged children/teens and adults are facing today. As a person who struggles at times with anxiety, attention, and focus, Scott is aware of the impact. Scott is a local school counselor and a therapist who will help you and your child/teen navigate these turbulent years. His expertise and knowledge will improve communication, attitude, and conflict. As a School Counselor, Scott gets the day to day challenges of parenting school-aged children. The homework struggles, the school functions, the demands, and phone calls. He understands the pressure you’re under as a parent, and the pressure your child/pre-teen is under.
Scott uses cognitive and behavioral therapies to help adults improve and manage the challenges in life. His approach provides the skills needed to move forward, live, and love life again.
Scott incorporates cognitive-based play and expressive approaches to help your child, teen and family get through the tough times and reconnect. By using play and expressive approaches, it helps to create more joy and disarm the fear and anxiety.
Some fun facts about Scott…
He enjoys spending time with his beloved dog SoHo. Exercise and fitness are ways he has found to manage the many stressors of life. Hiking and Spartan racing are ways Scott cares for himself. Scott loves to travel north and south, where he spends time with family and friends. Scott loves cooking.
Now-the qualifications… (important and kind of boring part-feel free to skip if you already know Scott is the one you want to help you)
Scott is from the GA/FL area. He received his Masters in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University in 2009. He received his doctorate in Education from the University of West Florida in 2013. Scott has worked in education for 15 years; and been a school counselor since 2009. Scott has experience in teaching at the college level. Scott has experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, and autism in teens/adults.
He has recently applied for his License in Professional Counseling. He has been and is currently under the supervision of a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. He has experience working with ages 9 to 82 and a variety of different challenges.
About Tonya Klemmer, LCSW
Children and teens go through many changes and often end up having a hard time navigating all of these changes. The changes everyone is faced with today; especially in the time of COVID-19 are causing people to feel lost and uncertain as to how to move forward. You may have noticed how your teen has withdrawn into the digital world; or is avoiding completing tasks. Your teen may be struggling with school, making decisions, and their social network. Your adolescent may be experiencing an increase in stress and anxiety due to the uncertainty of the future. Pre-teens and teens often struggle to believe in themselves, especially with the messages they are receiving from the many social media platforms. As a parent of two teenagers and one pre-teen; Tonya understands the challenges of parenting Atypical and Neurotypical adolescents who are faced with the multiple transitions of today. She understands the child who is highly sensitive and empathic.
You may be questioning your beliefs; exploring alternative practices. You’ve tried traditional talk therapy before and/or maybe you’re just turned off by what you’ve heard about talk therapy. You’re concerned with your mind, body, and spirit connection. You know there are alternatives that may help you feel less sad/depressed, less anxious, less frustrated in life; you’re just not sure what or where to look. You need additional guidance and exploration to feel better and self-actualize.
Tonya Klemmer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); she is aware of the importance of a holistic approach to life, thoughts, and feelings. She incorporates alternative practices in a person-centered approach which improves the mind-body-spirit connection. Tonya has a passion for empowering others to be the best versions of themselves. Tonya has the experience and expertise in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral issues, persons with autism, and teens who have engaged in sexually problematic behaviors. Tonya uses integrative and expressive approaches to help you, and/or your teen improve.
Some fun facts about Tonya…
When she isn’t working Tonya enjoys reading, being outside, painting, and spending time with her family. Tonya has loved hockey and is a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins. She enjoys watching football and coaches her daughters, recreational cheering team. She enjoys studying the art of tarot and crystal healing. You can see her supporting and empowering others both inside and outside the office.
Now-the qualifications… (important and kind of boring part-feel free to skip if you already know Tonya is the one you want to help you)
Tonya was born and raised in Pennsylvania, where she acquired her education and training. She attended Pennsylvania State University from 1994-1998 and received her Bachelor’s in Science majoring in Human Development and Family Studies. She went on to receive her Masters in Social Work in 2003 from Marywood University.
Tonya has spent much of her career in various positions such as direct care, casework, management, and clinical work with adolescents and adults. She has experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, behavioral issues, autism population, and adolescents who have engaged in sexually problematic behaviors.
About Christina Fischer, APC
Sometimes it can feel like you try and try to communicate with your child and get nowhere. Your child is acting out in ways you don’t understand often because they simply don’t know how else to express themselves. You’ve noticed you’re yelling more. “I hate you” is hurtful and difficult to hear from your child. You know the relationship could be better if only your child wasn’t in trouble so much.
Tummy aches and headaches seem to be a regular complaint from your child. Your child/teen is asking you questions you’ve already answered a dozen times. They seem to have a difficult time when you leave or when they’re at school. You’ve noticed they’re biting or picking their fingers constantly. They’re worried and you’re worried.
Raising children is overwhelming and as a parent, it is often hard to manage your own thoughts and feelings with your child’s. Children did not come with a manual, and although our parents did the best they could, many simply did not know how to teach us about our feelings or coping.
Christina understands children are special humans with limited ability to communicate their thoughts and feelings. She gets you and your child are doing the best you can, and you want to enjoy each other. Parents want and need the very best for their child; they want to have more ways to help their child be successful. Christina incorporates child-centered play, brain-based and expressive arts in ways to help your child improve your relationship and their success at home and school.
Some fun facts about Christina…
Christina loves everything about the outdoors. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, camping, and hammocking. I have two fur babies, a cat, and a rambunctious one-year-old GSD. Crafting and creating new things, cooking, reading, and listening to podcasts are all ways she cares for herself.
Now-the qualifications… (important and kind of boring part-feel free to skip if you already know Christina is the one you want to help you)