Our Staff

Tamela R. McDonald is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Professional Counselors Supervisor (CPCS),  National Certified Counselor (NCC), Clinical Certified Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) and Sexuality Educator specializing in individual, couples and group therapy.

With over 10 years experience as a therapist; over 20 years experience as a sexuality educator and as a graduate of Troy University specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Sexuality Studies; she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, Sexual Dysfunctions.

In addition to being a prominent sexuality therapist, Tamela has presented to general audiences speaking on the topics of College Students and their Self-Efficacy on Condom Negotiation, Coping with Depression, Keeping the Intimacy in the relationship of Prostate Cancer Survivors and more.

Tamela is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education
Bachelors of Science in Sociology with a Minor in Music - Columbus State University

Masters of Science in Counseling and Psychology emphasis in Sexuality Studies -Troy University

License

GA LPC009009

GA CPCS1527

Professional Activities and Memberships

American Counseling Association

American Association of Sexuality, Educators, Counselors and Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia

National Board for Certified Counselors

The Association of Black Sexologist and Clinicians

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc


Malia Reese an Associate Professional Counselor (APC) who is passionate about working with individuals and couples who are coping with substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. Malia’s therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), where she focuses on how thoughts influence behaviors and how to re-frame those thoughts for more positive and productive behaviors. 

Education

Associates of Science in Psychology – Georgia Military College

Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology – Augusta University

Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Psychology – Walden University

License

GA APC008221


Ryan Buck is a counselor in training at Northwestern University working towards becoming a Associate Licensed Professional Counselor. Currently, he is working under the license of Tamela R. McDonald. Ryan is currently working with adults that struggle with conditions like Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and life and work issues.  Ryan is a summa cum laude graduate from Elmhurst College with a Bachelors degree in Psychology.  Ryan is in progress to become a multicultural solution focused counselor.