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CAROLINE MANER
GRADUATE INTERN

Caroline is enrolled at Mercer University’s CACREP accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s program and will graduate in December 2022. She is passionate about empowering others through holistic and person-centered methods and focuses her work with individuals of all ages experiencing depression, anxiety, disordered eating, life stage transitions, identity issues, and social or emotional struggles. She believes all people are capable of profound growth and often just need a supportive and safe environment to achieve their mental health goals. Caroline has a sincere appreciation for collaboration and believes in a holistic approach to counseling.

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LEAH LANG
GRADUATE INTERN

Leah is pursuing her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. She is a native of East Cobb, having attended Mount Bethel Elementary School, Dickerson Middle School and Walton High School, as well as the University of Georgia. Leah spent two years teaching English in Japan, working mostly with middle school students. She also worked at Sylvan Learning Center, helping children master reading and math skills, as well as working with parents to find solutions to help their children succeed in school. More recently, Leah has been a stay-at-home mom to her 14-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter.

 

Leah has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. She believes in establishing a strong, therapeutic relationship that allows the client the freedom to be true to themselves. Leah draws from a person-centered approach to find the best individual fit for each client. Her clinical interests include grief and loss, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and interpersonal relationships. 

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GRACIE SEAVER
GRADUATE INTERN

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ZAHRA HENKEL
GRADUATE INTERN

Zahra is an intern therapist from Brenau University where she is completing her Master of Science degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology. She attended Georgia State University for a Bachelor of Psychology and an Associate of Art Education. While at Georgia State, she was able to work with children of all ages in various settings. Her thesis project involves measuring the effects of stimulant medication on the creativity of adults with ADHD. Zahra is eclectic in her theoretical orientation but favors approaches that examine client history and relate it to current issues.

Gracie is completing her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. She has a double BA in English Literature and Public Health from Agnes Scott College. She believes that a holistic approach to health starting at a young age can foster healthy growth mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Gracie has worked with children of all ages for several years as a nanny and has incorporated her knowledge of counseling and creative pedagogy in her care for the families she has worked with. Her experience with children has resulted in a passion for helping them through every stage of growing up and the struggles accompanying these stages, including anxiety, depression, and emotional regulation. She also intends to specialize in providing care for those who have experienced complex trauma,

 

Gracie believes in establishing a strong, collaborative, and trust-based therapeutic relationship that allows the client to be their authentic selves. She draws from Existential Theory and CBT, with an overall person-centered approach. Gracie believes that all clients deserve a supportive and safe counseling environment that promotes their well-being and their ability to grow and heal. 

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ABBY JONES
GRADUATE INTERN

Abby is an intern therapist from Mercer University, where she is completing her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  Abby began her college journey playing soccer at Presbyterian College for two years then transferred to Georgia Tech to finish her degree.  She graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with an emphasis on Psychology and Spanish. 

 

Abby’s primary therapeutic interests include anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, self esteem, depression, and athletes. She is passionate about working with young women as they navigate the challenges of adolescence and with athletes as they learn to manage the pressures they face in the sports they love.  She enjoys working from a trauma-informed approach, integrating CBT, DBT, and mindfulness.  Abby is a certified yoga teacher (RYT-200) and believes in the power of incorporating movement and breath work to help individuals live their lives to the fullest.  She hopes to create empathetic and compassionate connections as she walks alongside students in their unique mental health journeys. She is excited to work with individuals and groups of all ages, genders, and personal identities.

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AMBER McCARTHY
GRADUATE INTERN

Amber is an intern therapist from Brenau University where she is completing her Master of Science degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology.  Amber graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Creative Writing, where she was able to teach expressive writing techniques to adolescents.  Her in-progress thesis is about adolescent attachment and social media media use. Amber pulls from multiple therapeutic orientations, such as Cognitive Behavioral, Adlerian, and Person-Centered therapy to best serve her clients.