All of us benefit from having a safe place to explore our lives without judgement.
The relationship between my client and me is the cornerstone of the therapeutic process.
I listen carefully to really hear the meaning in your stories so that together we can find the most effective paths for your personal goals.
My intent is to provide a warm, genuine and collaborative approach that clients find comfortable.
Using integrative methods, I help individuals and families work through challenges in an accepting and unbiased environment.
I am trained in mindfulness, hypnotherapy, art therapy, body focused therapy, play therapy, family therapy, filial therapy and parent coaching.
Together, we can address personal growth or specific concerns, whether it be for yourself as an individual, for your adolescent child or for the entire family system.
I earned a Masters of Science degree and an Education Specialist degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia (LPC 006771)
Christy can be reached at 404-783-2079
Christy Burkett, LPC
Caroline Gebhardt, MS, NCC, RYT
I enjoy helping adults and adolescents find freedom within their bodies and life through an integrative use of mindfulness and expressive arts within a nurturing environment. At times, we might struggle with obsessive or punitive thoughts or behaviors, anxiety, depression, or other challenges – ultimately, feelings of helplessness or confusion. I believe there is a way to bite into the richness of life, to healthily digest the ebb and flow of life’s cycles, and to live in your body with satisfaction and energy. Therapy may be the safe, soft place to land, lean and love
I hope to work together to understand your story, discover your deeper hungers, and transform that energy into self-love, creativity and freedom. I find value in nurturing oneself like a mother might hold and feed her baby. In the therapeutic relationship, we practice returning to that deep sense of safety, being, and sustenance through storytelling with curiosity, care and compassion. Sometimes we talk, sometimes we write or color, sometimes we play with yoga shapes and breath work, and sometimes we do all three. You set the pace, and we walk together along your journey to live fuller.
As a trained psychotherapist (M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University, practicum/internship at the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders), I’ve treated a variety of disordered eating, addictions, anxiety, depression and maternal mental health issues. In therapy, I draw upon a blend of DBT, ACT, CBT, somatic psychology, and psychodynamic approaches from an attachment-based framework. As a movement educator and registered yoga teacher, I’ve worked with eating disorders and addictions for more than 10 years. During this time, I have repeatedly witnessed the value of integrating the body into the healing journey by weaving attachment-based theoretical interventions through ancient yoga practices, intuitive and developmental movement methods, and trauma-informed interventions. For more information about Caroline, please visit her website.
Caroline can be reached at 404-210-6752
My goal is to provide a safe and warm relationship within which you can learn about and express your core self. I am trained in both traditional and somatically-oriented methods of counseling, and can tailor each to your specific needs. I offer sliding scale fees and am available on weekends.
I hold a B.A. in Cognitive Science from the University of Georgia, and an M.A. in Somatic Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Dance Therapy from Naropa University. I have experience working with children at a flagship site of the Child Trauma Academy, which utilizes the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics to approach the effects of trauma in children.
Gaelyn can be reached at (404) 213-4776
Gaelyn Hurd, APC, R-DMT
I specialize in helping adults, children, and adolescents strengthen mental and emotional health through reconnecting with the deep wisdom of their bodies. Too often, past trauma and accumulated stress distance us from the reliable stream of information our bodies offer regarding emotions, needs, and well-being. This can lead to feeling removed from our core selves, and can coincide with anxiety, depression, fatigue, and relationship issues, as well as behavioral issues in children. In mental health counseling, through simple, concrete, and accessible techniques, the body can be invited in as a resource for healing. Together, we can work to shift old patterns and to access more fully your integrity, vitality, and resilience.
I believe that no single approach is an appropriate fit for every individual, and so I have been trained in a range of modalities including mindfulness, play therapy, and family therapy. Moreover, my eight years in a school setting have given me a deeper understanding and unique perspective of the world from a child’s point of view.
Throughout my previous positions as a counselor, educator, and mentor, I have provided individual and group counseling sessions to children including: stress management, healthy body image, tolerance, self-esteem, conflict resolution, responsibility, anger-management, anxiety management, and resilience. In addition, as a professor at Mercer University, I have had the opportunity to nurture graduate students as they embark upon their professional careers within their field of counseling.
I believe that therapy is a state of openness that leads to an experience of growth, regardless of the type and size of concerns that bring you into it. You deserve a fresh and unbiased view of your concerns, and I take pride in providing a safe space for you to do that.
My education background includes a Master’s of Science in School Counseling, an Education Specialist Degree with a concentration in Community Counseling and a Doctorate of Philosophy in counselor education and supervision with a concentration Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia (LPC010872) and National Certified Counselor.
Katie can be reached at (678) 641-3340
Katie Bell, PhD, LPC
Our unique life experiences play an integral part in our individual growth and development. Sometimes, our life stories can take unexpected turns and twists that may include emotional and physical difficulties. I have a thriving passion in helping people reach their health and healing goals as we face life’s challenges together. Using a holistic approach, I fully attend to each client’s needs, beautifully interweaving clear presence with practiced skill. Whether it is children, adults, or families it is my goal to meet each client where they are on their life journey.
Canine Therapy Assistant
Loretta was rescued from the side of the road in Whitfield County, GA by the wonderful team at Releash Atlanta when she was a young puppy. Her rescuers found out her mother is a Maltese Terrier and her father is a Chihuahua. Loretta joined Gaia Counseling in 2018 just after she was nurtured back to health by her foster family at Releash.
Loretta specializes in greeting, loving and licking clients of all ages. She earned her credentials as a Nationally Registered Service Dog in May 2018. Besides her work at Gaia, Loretta enjoys being outside in the woods chasing squirrels, playing with other dogs and climbing mountains.