|Dr. Robert P. Truax
Holistic Doctor, Chiropractor
Born and raised in New York State, Dr. Truax attended S.U.N.Y. Delhi, College of Technology where he received a degree in Electrical Instrumentation and Controls. Dr. Truax then went to work for IBM of East Fishkill, N.Y. After several years with IBM, Dr. Truax decided to go back to school for a more rewarding career. Dr. Truax moved to Marietta, Georgia where he attended Life University, School of Chiropractic. While at Life University , Dr. Truax was President of his class, as well as, Instructor, Treasurer and President of the largest chiropractic technique club. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree (magna cum laude) in 1998. Since then, Dr Truax has received extensive post graduate training in the fields of chiropractic, nutrition, whole food and herbal supplements, as well as, weight loss and purification. Over his 13 years in practice Dr. Truax has provided both corrective and wellness chiropractic care for a wide range of clients including infants, children, adults, expectant moms, and athletes, both amateur and professional. Dr. Truax believes in empowering individuals to make informed decisions regarding their health and is extremely passionate about helping people improve their well-being and the quality of their lives.
|Kathryn Hawkins Truax, MS, NCC, LPC
Director of Clinical Operations
>Katie is an Liscensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. Katie has been practicing psychotherapy with adults and children since 2007. She completed both a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Science in Professional Counseling at Georgia State University. Since completing her degrees, Katie has received extensive post-graduate education in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD, and the Dissociative Disorders including Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). In addition to her work with trauma healing and recovery, Katie has worked extensively with clients struggling with relationship issues and challenges with emotional regulation. Katie is a member of the Valor Institute and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and has been privileged to train under and consult with some of the leading trauma therapists in the Atlanta area and the country. Katie has experience providing individual counseling for adults, adolescents, and children, as well as family and couple's counseling. In addition, Katie is trained in the facilitation of DBT skills training, therapeutic play and filial therapy sessions, TF-CBT, and is certified to teach the STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) curriculum for parent education. Katie recognizes that trauma is an incredible teacher. It teaches that the world is not a safe place, people can't be trusted, and we must protect ourselves at all costs. Survivors of abuse, neglect, crime, war, natural disasters, unhealthy attachments, and countless other circumstances often find themselves confused, lonely, and unhappy with life. Many have difficulty forming healthy and stable relationships, react to situations and experiences in ways that are confusing and unpredictable, wrestle with overwhelming anger, fear, and anxiety, feel disconnected from themselves and others, and believe that somehow they just don't belong. People who have been through trauma are not "crazy," and there is nothing inherently wrong with them. Post-traumatic reactions are common, well understood by mental health professionals, and are treatable. Katie's goal as a therapist is to walk beside her clients on their journey toward healing. She believes strongly that YOU are the expert on you, and therefore her role is not to give you advice, tell you what's wrong with you, or to make you change things you're not ready to change. It is her hope to bring compassion, experience, and understanding to aid you along your journey. She believes that, by sifting through layers of traumas and other painful life experiences, she can help you rediscover your core, authentic self and journey toward true peace and joy, healed relationships, and the creation of your very best life.
|Claudia Glassman, MsEd, LMFT, RPT
Claudia Glassman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist who specializes in working with children and adolescents ages 2-17years old. She also holds a certification from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) in hypnosis. Claudia received her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Miami and has been practicing psychotherapy since 2004. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in a variety of settings, including outpatient and residential. She is an energetic and interactive therapist who serves clients with a variety of concerns including issues related to attachment, trauma, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, and difficulties adjusting to life transitions (moving, divorce, etc). Claudia has an integrative approach to therapy and provides support and practical feedback to help clients resolve their current challenges. She strives to understand her clients' struggles from the context of their lives rather than from a model that focuses on pathology. Claudia believes that the relationship between therapist and client is a collaborative one, and as a result, the participation of the client is essential. This means that when working with children, parent involvement is crucial. Claudia's role is to offer a safe space to explore her clients' struggles and challenges, and to assist them on their journey to overcoming these issues. To learn more about Claudia and the services she provides, please visit www.crgtherapy.com
Acupuncture, Nutrition, and Energy Work
For over 25 years, Donna has studied, researched, and extensively practiced various healing modalities. Her personal mission is to heal and enhance through holistic practices that promote superior mind, body, and spiritual wellness. Donna's healthcare specialties include Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Facelift Acupuncture, ReUnion facilitation, and nutrition and herbal consultation . Because of her diverse and varied healing background, Donna is uniquely qualified to address modern health issues from a n integrative and preventative model, and to assist the body in restoring to its natural, powerful balance.
Donna has been an acupuncturist with the Acupuncture Center of Athens since 2001, while also working as an independent wellness consultant. Her prior experiences include five years owning and operating Nature's Herb Store in Alpharetta, in addition to four years working as a natural pharmacist and patient advisor for the Longevity Health Center in Roswell. Donna brings professional spiritual training to her healing work having received her Education of Ministry degree from the University of the South.
As a dedicated and loving mother of two sons and two daughters, Donna is especially passionate about helping parents learn effective, drug-free methods of maintaining and improving their children's health (as well as their own)! Her extensive experience, combined with various methods and mediums, create a completely unique healing experience, which enhances the totality of her patients, profoundly impacting all with whom she has come into contact.
Donna's specialties include Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, Facelift Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Reflexology, Iridology, Energy Medicine, ReUnion, Homeopathy/flower essences, and Spiritual Mentoring. Donna is also a ReUnion facilitation teacher and a Reiki Master.
|Liz Fava, MS, LAPC
Liz Fava, MS, LAPC is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor with a Master's of Science degree from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. Liz has a passion for seeing individuals, couples and families establish and restore healthy relationships, and believes strongly that whole-body healing is possible. As a result, she takes a holistic approach to helping: integrating physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual approaches into the lives of those she works with. Liz sees the client as the expert on themselves, and collaboratively walks beside them on their journey of enhancement.
Liz has been active in a variety of counseling settings, gaining experience with individuals, couples, and parents, both adults and adolescents who were encountering a number of broad issues. She has worked in the university counseling setting, helping college-age students process their identity development and individuation, as well as issues related to separation from family of origin. She has also worked with trauma victims, empowering and encouraging women who have experienced physical, emotional, sexual abuse to find healing and wholeness. Her experience and sense of adventure have even taken her to Thailand , where she lived among the many women employed in the sex-trade industries, teaching counseling groups centered on healthy relationships and empowerment, and absorbing the dynamics of Thai culture.
Liz works with a wide range of presenting concerns: anxiety, depression, relationships and communication, divorce, identity development and family of origin, self-esteem and self-image, grief and loss, crisis and trauma, and adjustment to major life changes. Other services offered are marriage and pre-marital counseling, parenting, and multicultural counseling. Counseling from a Christian Perspective is also available.
Liz operates under the clinical supervision of Annie Kelahan, LPC, ATR and the direction of Katie Truax, LPC.
To learn more about Liz and the services she provides, please visit www.favacounseling.com
|Amy McCullough, MS, NCC, LAPC
Amy is an Licensed Associate Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor with a Master's of Science degree from Mercer University in Atlanta, GA. Amy has a desire to guide and encourage people to discover the truth about their situation and self. She strives to provide a safe environment in which people feel comfortable facing suppressed emotions and are able to make connections between beliefs about self, feelings, behaviors, and relationships. She works to provide new, healthy ways of thinking based on truth and skills needed to cope with unhealthy situations.
Amy has a passion for working with adolescents and women that struggle with eating disorders. She also works with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive thinking, self-esteem and self-image, grief, relationship concerns, or children of divorce. She has experience in, and also works with, families, couples, and group therapy. Counseling from a Christian perspective is also available.
Amy practices under the direction of Kathryn Truax, LPC and the clinical supervision of David Lane, PhD, LPC.
|Margaret Schwenke, CEPC
Holistic Health Coach
Eating Psychology Counselor
Margaret Schwenke is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, specializing in Mind Body Nutrition and Eating Psychology. Her approach to health, nutrition, cooking and eating is grounded in the connection of mind, body and spirit. As a graduate of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating and The Professional School of Natural Cookery, she combines her passion in the kitchen with a deeper conversation around food, nutrition and health. Margaret sees our challenges with food, health, weight and body image as a doorway to our inner world. She believes every person is unique and therefore has different needs, motivations, challenges and goals. Margaret’s passion lies in helping her clients discover what uniquely nourishes all aspects of their lives and providing support in making the dietary and lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. Margaret works with clients around weight loss, body image, energy and fatigue, immunity, mood issues, digestive concerns, compulsive eating and several other nutrition-linked health concerns.
To learn more about Margaret and the services she provides, please visit www.margaretschwenke.com
|Laura Adrean Ladefian, LPC, NCC, RPT
Laura is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Registered Play Therapist. She received Master of Science and Education Specialist degrees in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University. Additionally, Laura has received post-graduate training in play therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Child Parent Relationship Therapy. She has worked with children, adolescents and their families in outpatient counseling centers, children's hospitals, public schools, and Children's Advocacy Centers. Laura serves individuals with a variety of concerns including trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and adjustment to life changes.
Central to Laura's practice as a psychotherapist is her belief and trust in individuals' resiliency and capacity for growth. She believes that by providing a safe and supportive environment within the therapeutic relationship that individuals are given the opportunity to heal from within.
To learn more about Laura and the services she provides, please visit www.lauraladefian.com
|Steve N. Masourian, CH, CI, MNLP
Steve is a consulting hypnotist, hypnosis instructor, and master practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) with certifications in hypnotherapy, clinical hypnotherapy, and wellness coaching. He is a member of and certifies students through the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH).
He believes that a client's success is dependent on an understanding of hypnosis, so every client learns exactly what hypnosis is (and what it isn't) before hypnosis begins. This not only empowers the client and skyrockets their success, but also fulfills Steve's personal goal of spreading knowledge of hypnosis to as many people as possible. Each client also learns proper breathing and a self-hypnosis technique.
A lifelong student of hypnosis and NLP with a love of learning, he travels the country attending seminars on specialty topics in these fields. He also holds seminars and group hypnosis sessions on a variety of subjects including stress management, self-hypnosis, sports improvement, and effective communication.
|Beth Jackson, LMSW
Beth views therapy as a process, a journey of discovery and learning. She believes therapy is a collaborative process between therapist and client and views herself as traveling on the therapeutic journey along with her clients. She provides a caring, supportive and nonjudgmental atmosphere in hopes of creating a safe space where people feel free to express their deepest thoughts, emotions and concerns. In order to move forward in our lives Beth believes it is important to deal with emotional pain, stress and anxiety we may be carrying. Beth believes that therapy can help address and deal with unresolved conflict and pain which may be impacting people in a negative way both mentally and physically. She believes the therapist client relationship is the most important piece when it comes to making lasting and meaningful changes. Through this unique relationship her goal is for clients to gain a better understanding of themselves, she believes that awareness, understanding and insight can lead to behavior change. Beth also strives to help clients learn to achieve balance in their lives. Beth believes her role is to help clients discover the answers that lie within them, she is not the expert on you, she is not here to give answers, but is here to help people understand and navigate their world better.
Beth's approach supports the integration of the mind, body and spirit. She believes it is important to look at all parts of an individual or system when trying to create a picture of optimum health and not just one piece of the puzzle. She has experience working with a wide range of issues and challenges including relationship issues, depression, anxiety, life transitions, family changes, family conflict, women's issues and emotional concerns. Her experience includes working with clients in many different stages of life from adolescence to late adulthood.
Beth practices under the clinical supervision of Annie Kelahan, LPC, ATR and the direction of Katie Truax, LPC.
For more information please visit www.bethzjackson.com
|Christine Wolff, MA
Through her internship at a local residential hospital, Christine enjoyed working with families, children and adolescents. Christine has worked with clients who have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, familial stresses and normal familial life-cycle changes. She uses talk therapy as well as non-verbal techniques to assist the client in finding wholeness and eventually healing.
Christine has a strong belief in healing the whole system of the body, mind and spirit, and that they are all intricately connected. She also believes that the client knows themselves best, and uses a gentle guidance to assist the client in finding their own truths. Christine works under the direction of Kathryn Truax, LPC, and the supervision of Annie Kelahan, LPC.
|Tara Wojtkunski, MS, CRC
Tara Wojtkunski received her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stonehill College. She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.
For over ten years, Tara has worked with adults in community mental health centers helping them increase feelings of empowerment, self worth and independence. During this time, she was told by clients that she is a passionate advocate who connects with people in an authentic way, allowing her to see people as they truly are. She believes that by observing ourselves in a non-judgemental way, we can find out how and why we stumble and figure out new ways to get what we want.
By offering a fresh perspective and a supportive space to explore identity, self esteem and patterns of thinking and behavior, Tara can help you to be more in tune with your needs. As a result, you will learn to be gentler toward yourself, be more assertive, have more satisfying relationships, and take better care of your emotional and physical health. Through a variety of techniques including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing, Tara will provide you with the tools you need to cultivate meaning, balance and a greater sense of overall well being.
Tara practices under the direction of Katie Truax, LPC and the supervision of Annie Kelahan, LPC.