Our team of Specialists can give you the support you need to help cope with life's challenges. Whether they relate to child, adolescent, adult, couples or family issues, our collaborative approach can help achieve balance and perspect
Certified Anxiety Specialist and Certified DBT Provider
Debbie is the Owner and Clinical Director of DK Counseling Services and is a licensed professional counselor. She graduated magna cum laude from Kennesaw State University and received her Master’s in Clinical Counseling at The Argosy University in Atlanta. Prior to Debbie opening her private practice, she was on staff at Northside Hospital Behavioral Health Services for over 18 years and supervised for Northside’s Intern Program.
Debbie has an expansive professional development utilizing the most recent researched evidence based treatments. She holds several advanced certifications in anxiety related disorders specifically OCD through The International OCD Foundation treating pediatric and adult OCD/anxiety. Additionally, she was trained by Dr. Ross Greene Founder of The Explosive Child Parenting Program for the challenging child (CPS). Debbie's expertise provides proven success in treating complex anxiety disorders and works effectively treating parents of children with anxiety. Debbie works in treating school related issues, developing behavior modification programs, oppositional defiant disorder, mood dysregulation, family crisis, adolescent issues, OCD and family therapy.
Debbie’s extensive experience and her warm uplifting approach to treatment makes her highly effective in her work with children, adolescents, families and adults. Debbie also utilizes pet therapy in her sessions and will most likely have her therapy dog Wallace joining the session.
Treatment Modalities: DBT and CBT certified , Collaborative Parenting for Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Exposure Response Prevention, Emotion Focused Therapy and Positive Parenting.
Debbie is certified by the Institute of Anxiety Treatment Professionals
Lee Anna is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works primarily with teens and adults. Her areas of concentration include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, difficult life transitions, and ways to improve a person’s overall well-being. She has experience working with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, addiction, self-harm, divorce, stress, LGBTQ+ and life transitions. She is also intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Lee Anna takes an integrative approach to therapy and will adapt therapy based on a client's individual needs and therapy goals. She is LGBTQ+ positive and her methods are based on the belief that all humans have intrinsic value and are deserving of love and acceptance. She also believes that therapy works when we start getting real with ourselves, even when the real things are hard and messy. She appreciates uncensored real talk, authenticity, with a sprinkle of humor and wants to help you brainstorm practical and useful tools to help change your life.
Prior to beginning her work as a counselor, Lee Anna worked for 9 years with adults with developmental disabilities teaching them social and vocational skills. In 2014, she received her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. She also has 3 years experience working with children, teens and adults in an outpatient setting of a psychiatric hospital.
Madison obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Alabama. She obtained her Master of Science in Clinical Counseling and Psychology from Brenau University. Madison strongly believes engagement in the therapeutic relationship is a catalyst for change. She strives to make this relationship collaborative, genuine, and encouraging in order provide a safe environment for individuals to explore, gain insight, and grow. Madison specializes in utilizing creative interventions and art therapy to aid in emotional expression and to provide a tangible reminder of skills. She especially enjoys and finds this approach especially effective and engaging with children and adolescents. Madison treats children, adolescents, and adults working with a variety of concerns including behavioral problems, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, ADHD, social skills deficits, Spectrum Disorders, life transitions, grief, and trauma. Madison also has research experience in the realm of child development and education and experience providing neuropsychological assessments.
Madison practices from an Adlerian perspective, but utilizes CBT, behavioral therapy, DBT skills, play therapy, and art therapy techniques often. She believes strongly in focusing on the here and now during sessions to facilitate experiential awareness and mindfulness that translates into change outside of the therapy room.
Madison enjoys tailoring treatment to the unique needs of each individual and family. She strives to help each client and family feel accepted, validated, and empowered. She sees individual clients, families, and leads groups. Her warm and upbeat personality combined with her expertise contribute to her clients meeting their treatment goals.
With a Master’s of Science in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Brenau University, Matt is equipped with the latest cutting-edge treatment practices. Matt has supervised clinical experience practicing counseling psychology for families, couples, children and adolescents.
Matt is able to quickly develop a warm authentic relationship with his clients and their families. His clients enjoy his warm personality ranging from being non-directive to directive depending on the personality and needs of his clients. Matt is able to adjust his style to the personality of his clients while maintaining the integrity of gold standard treatments. His motivational and cognitive-behavioral perspective helps clients understand the science behind certain behaviors which helps clients make desired changes while developing coping skills and self-confidence. Matt makes the process of therapy for his clients collaborative and creative while clients discover their true intrinsic abilities.
Matt enjoys working with elementary school children and adolescent males and females. He works in treating ADHD, trauma, impulsivity, depression, anxiety & phobias, behavioral management defiance, self esteem and emotional regulation. Matt's creative style and knowledge of gold standard of treatment make his sessions not only effective, but also becomes a time in which his clients look forward to. As a father himself, Matt understands the importance of engaging the family to provide reinforcement of skills and finding ways to parent which supports growth and a positive parent child relationship.
Lindsay obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Mississippi. She obtained her Master of Social Work from Kennesaw State University, and will be a Licensed Master Social Worker in May. Lindsay has experience working at a domestic violence shelter and a residential treatment setting. Lindsay works with children, adolescents, and adults working with behavioral problems, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, self-harm, suicidal ideation and socialization skills. She utilizes DBT, CBT, ACT, art and play therapy. Lindsay uses evidence-based practice to help clients and families build their “toolbox” and shape positive behavior change. Lindsay practices from a non-judgmental, person-centered, holistic perspective to help clients identify and achieve their personal goals. She works with clients to understand connections between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. She also has a training background working with the LGBTQ+ community and her compassion and energy will create a safe environment for you to confront any challenge.
Dr. Jessica Baker, Ph.D., CEDS is a licensed psychologist, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, and iaedp (International Association for Eating Disordered Professionals) Approved Supervisor. She also serves on the Certification Committee internationally and is a board member for the Atlanta Chapter of iaedp. Dr. Baker started the eating disorders program at MARR Women’s Center before opening her private practice in 2007. Dr. Baker provides individual, couples, family, and group therapy. She is also active in outreach and training for local schools, parent groups, and other professionals. She has been treating eating disorders, addiction, and other mental health issues since 2001.
Dr. Baker graduated from the University of Georgia with a Masters in Student Personnel in Higher Education and a Specialty in Counseling. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Florida in 2001. She returned to Georgia to complete her doctoral internship at Emory University and her post-doc at the University of Georgia, where she taught in the graduate Counseling Program.
Dr. Baker specializes in clients with disordered eating and addiction. In her private practice she also often works with women’s issues, couples and families in transition, and trauma. She is experienced with co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, stress management and interpersonal difficulties. Together with each client, Dr. Baker creates an individualized program that is geared towards growth and development of one’s own true voice. Using an empowerment model, she focuses on emotional, social, physical, and spiritual development. She challenges clients to learn to navigate the difficulties in their lives with new coping strategies and to turn away from disordered eating, addiction, and other self-harming behaviors. Ultimately, her goal is to help clients find peace within themselves and their relationships; which allows them to live fully satisfying lives.
Lisa is a licensed clinical social worker with over twenty years in the field of social work. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Long Island University/C.W. Post Campus with a B.A. in Psychology and received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University in New York. She is also a member of the International OCD Foundation.
Lisa has been in private practice for 11 years. Prior to this, Lisa has worked in various treatment settings including long-term residential treatment, care management, substance abuse in both outpatient and Intensive Outpatient programs, in the school setting and for non-profit community agencies. Lisa works with various presenting problems including OCD, anxiety, adjustment to new motherhood, infertility, miscarriage, parenting, marital issues, low self-esteem, depression, sexuality or gender identity issues, substance abuse, trauma and life transitions.
Lisa provides individual, couples and group therapy. Her real-life approach is non-threatening and includes humor and heart. She has completed training through the BTTI (Behavior Therapy Training Institute) through the IOCDF in a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) known as Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), which is the gold standard method of treatment for OCD and related anxiety disorders. She is especially passionate about providing individual and group therapy to parents and loved ones of people with OCD.
Dr. Marshall is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgetown University. She completed her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Toronto, while also conducting research and receiving clinical training at The Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Marshall completed her clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship in the Division of Pediatrics at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She is licensed in Georgia and Texas, and she is the founder of Pedia IQ, LLC.
Dr. Marshall is an author of over 35 original journal publications in neuropsychology and functional neuroimaging. In addition to her clinical and research background, she has taught undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Marshall is a member of the Georgia Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. She is also the mother of four children and an avid tennis player.
Wallace has been a part of the practice since his Forever Mom (Debbie Kolbrener) adopted him in March 2014. He is a Buttercream Retriever and he loves to give big hugs and kisses to anyone who comes into the office. Although he is not an official therapy dog, most clients feel he is a welcomed addition to any session. Wallace is at the office most Tuesdays and Wednesdays (i.e., when he hasn’t been sitting in the pond outside his house!)