Genie Nall Fleet is a native of South Georgia and currently resides in Brunswick, GA with her 4 pets, young daughter, and husband. She has a passion for working with individuals, couples, and families struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relational distress, and Perinatal mental health issues.
Genie completed her BA in Psychology from Georgia Southern University in 2008. She then specialized in working with women, men, and teenagers suffering from addictive disease as a Substance Abuse and Crisis Management Counselor at an inpatient, residential treatment facility for 2 years before returning to complete her M.Ed in Clinical Counseling from Georgia Southern University in 2012.
Since beginning private practice in 2013, she has focused, but not limited, her skill set to working with women’s issues, gender identity, sexuality, addiction,and trauma issues impacting mental health.
Genie bases her therapy approach in utilizing a Client Centered approach while using CBT, REBT, DBT, and Solution Focused modalities to treat the client’s presenting problem.
Genie encourages each client to take an active and engaged approach in their treatment. She meets each client’s need with compassion and empathy while gently challenging one to look at the “hard truths” associated with their particular struggles. Working with Genie will enable you to form healthier thinking patterns to cope with the variety of life’s continuous struggles. She will be a gentle guide to aiding in your transformation to a healthier, happier you.
Mary Barnes is a native to Brunswick, GA and has a passion for working with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families to establish healthy relationships and coping strategies. She completed her graduate work at Valdosta State University with an M.S. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology. Coursework emphasis was placed on Early Childhood and Adolescent development and therapeutic interventions. Her background includes providing individual, group, and family therapy to children and adolescents along with their families in an outpatient setting, school based programs, and residential facility. Mary holds additional certifications as a Registered Play Therapist and as an ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider.
Mary utilizes a client centered approach bringing in various evidence based treatment modalities including Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She has extensive background and knowledge in effective approaches for the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Developmental Delays. Mary also specializes in the recognition and intervention of Early Childhood Trauma, Adoption, Family Separation, Attachment Disorder as well as behavioral and social problems related to Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).
Working together with Mary, families will find a safe, engaging environment to develop insight into thoughts, feelings, and habits to promote healthy thought patterns and increase healthy coping strategies in order to maximize individual and family effectiveness and wellbeing.
Alison moved to the Golden Isles in 2016. She completed her BA in Psychology from the University of New Orleans and furthered her education with Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in 2005.
Alison has over 14 years of experience in counseling those suffering from a variety of issues including mood disorders such as grief, anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder as well as behavior disorders such as Impulse Control and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. She has also worked extensively with children who have been abused and neglected and suffer from the trauma they endured in the formative years of their life. Alison provides individual, group and family therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in an outpatient setting.
Alison works from a Client Centered approach and incorporates techniques including CBT, mindfulness, sandtray and play therapy to create a safe, trusting environment that engages the client and promotes insight into thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Alison will work with you to tailor an individualized treatment plan that will help you reach your goals, promote meaningful change and increase healthy coping strategies.
Alison is committed to helping people reach their life goals so that they may live to their potential and enjoy living life (and its little bumps) along the way.
I love to watch individuals and families heal and grow throughout the counseling process. It is an honor for me to be a part of this process, and go on this journey with clients.
I work with ADD/ADHD (children and adults), Dual Diagnosis, Bipolar Disorder and Mood Disorders, Family Therapy, Grief/Loss, and Generalized Anxiety. I enjoy adding expressive arts into the process and work a lot with creative types. I am a working artist as well, so I understand the creative mind!
My approach to counseling is casual, and I use an experiential approach, meaning we don’t necessarily have an agenda or a plan to follow. We take the counseling process step by step, and focus on building a working relationship based on trust and support. We check in regularly to see how the process is progressing.
My training in graduate school is based in Psychodynamic, Gestalt Therapy, CBT, REBT, and Family Therapy. As a native of Atlanta, Georgia, I attended graduate school at the Atlanta Professional School of Psychology and completed a Masters of Arts in Psychology, with a Specialty in Counseling. My undergraduate work was at Mercer Atlanta University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Journalism/Multi-Media.
I have worked 25+ years now in the field of mental Health and substance abuse and have gained licensure to supervise post-graduate students working toward LPC licensure in Georgia. I want to give back, what was so graciously given to me by my supervisors.
My work history includes most levels of care in the mental health field, to include inpatient, day treatment, outpatient practice, residential treatment with teens and women, and 4 years stateside and overseas with military families and youth of deployed service members.
If this resonates with you, please contact our office for an appointment. I look forward to meeting you!