Postpartum and Perimenopausal Women's Health
Self Esteem and Body Image
Shannon Jackson, MS, LPC, CCTP, NCC
Shannon is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia. She earned a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling through a CACREP accredited graduate program at Walden University. Shannon is also a certified trauma professional. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Certification in Early Childhood Education from Breanu Women's College. She is a member of the American Counselors Association and has been inducted into Chi Sigma Iota, an international academic and professional honor society for counselors. Shannon comes from a background in education and was a classroom teacher for many years. Her mission is to provide empirical based counseling techniques.
Shannon has many years of experience in providing counseling for individuals 18 years and up, college students, and adults suffering from a variety of emotional difficulties and/or issues. Her areas of interest include: anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, stress management,women's issues, postpartum and perimenopausal issues, life transitions, stress and anxiety related to high school or college, parenting issues, and divorce recovery. Shannon believes the therapeutic relationship is a critical component of client success. Therefore, she approaches each client with empathy, respect, and congruency. She uses a variety of techniques derived from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. Through the therapeutic process, Shannon assists clients with converting negative, destructive, or counterproductive thought-processes and behaviors into more positive and beneficial ones. She also works with clients on developing healthier coping skills that may be used across a spectrum of issues.
Shannon accepts Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield. She offers telehealth appointments and also sees clients in her Buford/Sugar Hill/Suwanee office.
She can be reached at (470) 238-8587 or at Sjackson@gwinnettcounseling.com
Family of Origin Issues
Self-esteem/Body Image Issues
Lauren Greenway, LPC, CPCS,MAC, CEDS
Lauren is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is nationally certified. She earned her Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University, which is a CACREP-accredited program. She is also a Master Addiction Counselor through the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.
Since the start of her career, Lauren has worked in intensive treatment environments with individuals struggling with addictions, eating disorders, body image issues, trauma, and family of origin issues. Lauren believes in empowering her clients by giving them the skills and insight necessary to navigate life in a fulfilling way. She uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and various other insight-oriented therapies (narrative, feminist, existential) in order to guide her clients through a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. As she sees it, it is Lauren's job to help her clients get what they want out of life and to leave old, self-destructive coping mechanisms behind. Lauren is also qualified to perform clinical supervision for associate level therapists.
Lauren is in-network with Anthem/BCBS. She will also work with you to obtain OON benefits. You can contact her at or 478-731-6146.
Chassidy Stanley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia. She graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelors of Social Work and then went on to obtain her Masters of Social Work at East Carolina as well. She has worked in the counseling field for over 18 years, with the last eleven being in private practice.
Chassidy has many years of experience in helping people achieve their personal goals through the therapeutic process. She has special interest in depression, anxiety disorders, life transitions, women’s issues, LGBT issues, marriage and relationship conflict, and parenting. Chassidy’s clinical approach is unique to each person she works with, but has a strong foundation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focus Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy.
Chassidy sees older adolescents, adults, and couples. She is currently in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, and Humana.
Chassidy Stanley LCSW
Changes in Relationship
Family of Origin Issues
Julie Homrich, MS, LPC
Julie is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Perinatal Mental Health Specialist, Certified Anger Management Specialist, Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Specialist and Certified Telemental Health Provider. She earned her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University. Early in her career, Julie opened and served as Executive Director of a non-profit shelter and mentoring program for women. Following her time in the non-profit sector, Julie spent 5 years working as a Clinician, Case Manager and Therapist in an intensive hospital setting for women and teenage girls seeking treatment from the effects of childhood abuse, depression, anxiety and trauma.
Julie has over a decade of experience working in therapeutic settings with women and teens who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, boundary setting, spiritual formation, emotional regulation, body image issues, symptoms of post traumatic stress and family of origin struggles. Having received specialized training in maternal mental health, she also provides counseling for women adjusting to parenthood and experiencing postpartum depression and/or anxiety. As a Certified Anger Management Specialist, Julie offers a safe therapeutic space for parents struggling with anger and/or anxiety in their parenting journey through both individual therapy and parenting support classes. She enjoys working with foster parents and utilizing an attachment based framework to support the families of children who come from hard places. She is trained in EMDR, a specialized treatment for clients who have experienced trauma and clients who would like to change belief patterns that seem to be "stuck".
Julie believes effective counseling addresses the body, mind, heart and spirit. If requested by the client, Julie utilizes a Christian framework to help clients with spiritual identity formation and bridging the gap between theology and practical application to current life needs. Additionally, Julie offers prayer counseling if requested.
Therapeutically, Julie utilizes a variety of techniques including narrative therapy, EMDR, Emotion-Focused therapy (EFT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), psychodynamic theory and existential theory. She employs research-based methodology for effective life change while valuing the individuality of every client and personalizing each experience.
Julie seeks to honor each client by offering a non-judgmental presence coupled with tangible, actionable skills that are impactful in helping clients move from surviving to thriving.
Julie offers limited evening appointments and can be reached at Julie@gwinnettcounseling.com or 770-540-3132.
Accepted Insurance Plans : Aetna, BCBS/Anthem
Lorraine Wrage, M.Ed., LPC, CST, CCPS, NCC
Lorraine is a nationally certified Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia and Texas. She completed her graduate work at the University of North Texas (Denton), a CACREP program, where all her electives were in marriage counseling. Concurrently, she completed post-graduate studies in Sex Therapy at Richmont Graduate University (Atlanta) in conjunction with the Institute for Sexual Wholeness. Lorraine is a Certified Sex Therapist (CST) and APSATS Certified Clinical Partner Specialist (CCPS).
A seasoned therapist with over 12 years experience, Lorraine works only with adults. She can help with general counseling issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, grief and loss of various kinds, and growing one’s sense of self, as well as with marriage / relationship conflicts.
Her advanced training offers a complete line of treatment for relationship issues:
· Pre-engagement, pre-marital, and marriage counseling
· Sexual issues affecting a couple’s relationship
· Affair recovery
· Couples Sexual Addiction recovery
· Partner betrayal trauma recovery
· Divorce recovery
She knows that if both partners will invest in the process, they can enjoy a positive outcome and build a truly intimate relationship. For those who go through the trauma of a divorce, Lorraine is a compassionate professional who understands that journey. Though she is sensitive to her client’s culture and worldview, her worldview is Judeo-Christian.
Lorraine currently accepts private pay, and will provide a receipt that you may use to file for out-of-network benefits. For more information, visit her website at www.intimatemattersllc.com. You can reach out to Lorraine at (678) 374-2568 or email her at Lorraine@intimatemattersllc.com.