Meet The Staff

Connecting with your therapist is an important part of the process. Not everyone will be the right fit for you and your family.  Your first session should be about getting to know the therapist and determining how comfortable you are with him/her.
 
That is why your first session will always be on us!

Liz 

Liz is an experienced mental health counselor who has been serving the emotional, behavioral, and social needs of families in the Atlanta area for over 10 years. She has experience in the areas of trauma, substance abuse, anger management, ADHD, and special needs working with adults, teens, and children.

Liz is a former early childhood educator who recognized the important role that a child’s social, mental, and emotional wellbeing has on his/her ability to succeed academically and in life. After years of teaching and successfully running preschool programs in the Atlanta area, Liz entered the field of social services and mental health counseling. Liz earned a Master’s of Arts from Argosy University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has dedicated years to working with children and families in the community.

Treatment Approach

Liz is a person centered, Adlerian therapist. Person centered therapy is guided by the individual and not the therapist. The therapist creates trust and allows the person space to guide the therapeutic process at a pace that is most comfortable and effective for that individual. Adlerian therapy focuses on understanding the whole person and defining how the different dimensions of that person are working to reach his or her potential (life goals). Liz believes that we all strive to be our best self but sometimes life offers us challenges that cause us to stumble a bit along the way. Liz is dedicated to helping individuals get past those speedbumps of life and actualize their potential.

Education & Credentials
  • MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • Over 10 Years Experience in the Field of Mental Health and Social Services

  • Bilingual Clinician – English/Spanish

Liz has worked with adult participants of the Paulding and Bartow county drug court programs. She is experienced in working with teen substance abuse as a certified 7 Challenges facilitator (adolescent drug education program). She is also a certified anger management specialist and a facilitator of anger management groups. She has also taught parenting classes throughout the community. Liz completed her internship at Safepath Children’s Advocacy Center where she gained experience working with children addressing issues related to trauma. She is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy.

Afiya

Afiya is a professional counselor in the Atlanta metropolitan area. She is a graduate of Argosy University, where she earned aMaster’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Afiya specializes in Play Therapy andExpressive Therapy. She is an Atlanta native and also works in the community to serve children, teens, and adults who may not otherwise have access to mental health services.

Treatment Approach

I believe that therapy is all about unlocking the strength and potential that exists within each of us. As a counselor, my job is to motivate people to stand courageously in the truth of who they are. This principle guides the work I do with children, adults, and families. I serve clients utilizing Narrative, Play, and Expressive therapies.

Specialty Areas

I specialize in working with children (3-17), adults, families, and the LGBT population.

Education & Credentials
  • MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • Over 15 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Development

Afiya is currently working at SPRIGS. 

under the supervision of Dr. Michele Frey, PhD, NCC, LPC, ACS, CPCS

                                               SPRIGS COUNSELING COLLABORATIVE                                                  

Find help for Anger Management,

Child or Adolescent Issues,

Emotional Abuse Therapy,

LGBT Issues, Parenting,

Sexual Abuse, Social Anxiety,

Trauma and PTSD