Greetings. Thank you for visiting our website, and for reading my profile. My name is Joe, and I am a counseling professional with more than 28 years of experience in the helping profession. I am passionate about helping people address challenges, overcome obstacles, and achieve their goals. Throughout my career, I have been privileged to operate as a direct service provider, and an executive leader for various organizations. More specifically, I have worked in Foster Care, Adolescent Transitional Living, Psychiatric Residential Services, and Higher Education as an Associate Professor. My diverse experience has allowed me to develop a holistic, rounded, and balanced perspective as it relates to helping people of diverse backgrounds, and with a myriad of concerns. While I am skilled in various areas, I am particularly skilled in working with adolescents and adults, (individuals and couples) with interpersonal, relational, mood, crisis, transition, and personal / professional growth concerns. I currently hold a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, a Masters Degree in Counseling, and a Master of Business Administration degree. I am also Licensed in the State of Georgia as an Associate Professional Counselor. As an additional demonstration to my commitment to helping people, I recently (2019) Authored and Published a comprehensive Self Improvement Book entitled “Outdo Yourself 10 Tips for Improving Your Life & Being Your Best Self”. In my book, I outline specific steps for people to take for being more selfaware, mindful, and intentional about managing their lives in a healthy and successful manner. Specifically, I discuss the following 10 Tips” I: Be Open to Change, II: Consider Other’s Opinions, III: Separate from Negativity, IV: Discard Personal Baggage, V: Identify Your Challenges, VI: Overcome Your Obstacles, VII: Set Positive Goals, VIII: Acquire New Skills, IX: Diversify Your Friends, and X: Celebrate Your Successes. I am happy to be a part of the Live Life Counseling team, and I would be honored to partner with you, or you and your family to address whatever concerns you may have within your life! I am here to help you more Intentionally, Joyfully, and Successfully Live Life! I look forward to working with you ~ Joe
Judy Lowder is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Master Addiction Counselor with thirty-five years of counseling experience with individuals and families. She understands that substances (alcohol, drugs, food) and self-defeating behaviors (unhealthy relationships, over-spending, social media) are frequently used to self-medicate the pain of anxiety, depression, fear, stress and other toxic emotions. She works with clients to replace unhealthy coping mechanisms with hope and positivity. Judy operates from a Christian world view and is Solution Focused. Her primary theoretical framework is CBT, which aligns with Biblical teachings. You do not have to continue suffering. We will explore strengths and vulnerabilities to move forward to replace negative thoughts, emotions and behaviors with health and hope. It takes courage to change. The first step is making an appointment.
Wyndie Burke has spent her adult working life assisting families in need. Since moving to Georgia, she has worked for more than eight years in child welfare and social services, assisting children and families as a lay guardian ad litem to ensure that the needs of abused and neglected children were represented and given the opportunity to thrive in a safe environment. Wyndie is passionate about helping families overcome difficult obstacles and learn the parenting skills necessary to create nurturing and safe homes for children.
Allison Gibson has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of North Georgia. She has experience working with children and adults that are facing difficulties and needing help. Allison is passionate about helping others, and believes that every individual deserves love and grace.
Terri is an APC candidate, working on her Georgia Counseling License. She is a veteran school counselor, having worked 23 years in public schools. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a Master’s in counseling, a Master’s in Leadership and Supervision, and a PhD in Psychology. Her specialties are counseling children and adolescents, families, and parents that seek help with parenting skills. She has extensive training in play therapy and uses a cognitive based foundation when counseling.
Marsha Duval earned a Master's Degree in School Counseling from Mercer University. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Writing and Linguistics from Georgia Southern University with a minor in Africana Studies. Marsha has worked in education for twelve years. The last six of those years she was a Professional School Counselor practicing Solution Focused Counseling with young people. She has a passion for connecting with clients and helping them identify their authentic voice and immeasurable value. Marsha enjoys partnering with her clients to work towards achieving a healthy life balance. She is an advocate of Self Awareness and Self-Care which foster healthier relationships with ourselves and others. Marsha is first generation American and feels honored to have the ability to work with clients of all backgrounds and ages. Personal experience has taught her that parenting can be challenging but equally beautiful.
Jessica graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors in Business Administration. Upon graduation, she began a career in Property Management. For nine years, she managed mixed use apartment homes, including Market Rate, Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and Section 8 Housing. Jessica enjoyed working in a field where she was able to assist people in finding affordable housing for their families. However, a career change came about when Jessica began a family of her own. She began working as the Office Manager and Billing Professional for Live Life Counseling in January 2018.