Hope received her undergraduate degree from Georgia State University and obtained her Master’s in Clinical Social Work from the University of Georgia. Hope has worked as a counselor in a variety of settings, including: Beyond Words Center for Social Skills, Center Point (providing therapy in the school system), The Community School (a specialized learning environment for adolescents with developmental disabilities), and the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (in the Transitions Program for adults with developmental disabilities). Hope has provided group and individual therapy, led social skills groups, and created group therapy curriculum for over five years. She truly enjoys seeing positive change occur as her clients begin utilizing skills in a group setting. She specializes in helping children, adolescents, and young adults with emotional awareness, anxiety, ADHD, depression, physical and developmental disabilities (including autism), opposition and behavioral struggles. She emphasizes increasing emotional awareness alongside social skills to better form meaningful relationships with others. Hope believes in a holistic approach that involves all aspects of the child’s life including parents, teachers, and other service providers. She enjoys engaging the entire family in therapy by creating parenting plans and helping open the lines of communication between parents and their children. Hope strongly believes in tailoring her approach to the individual needs and strengths of every client and their families.