Travis McKie-Voerste, PhD

Owner - ThisLife Counseling

Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor - LPC006978

Approved Clinical Supervisor - ACS# 3061


Experienced. Certified. Supportive.

I have worked in the helping professions since 2005 and have been a counselor since 2009. I have a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Georgia, an Education Specialist degree in Psychology and Counseling with a Mental Health Counseling concentration from Arkansas State University, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Applied Psychology from Bemidji State University.

My counseling approach is grounded in personal construct theory, in practice this means that I work to understand my clients experience and facilitate change from within that context. I rely on techniques from multiple evidence based approaches, especially Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

I am happy to talk with you briefly on the phone before you commit to an initial appointment to tell you more about my approach, or answer questions you may have. I look forward to working with you!


Telehealth Therapist

I have a Master of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor’s in Child and Family Studies from the University of Tennessee. I have been working with families since 2005 and have been in a counseling role since 2011. My background is in working with families, career change, and people with disabilities. I take a holistic approach to treatment and believe in taking what you need from a variety of sources. I utilize evidence-based methods based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Sara Bolton, MS

Contracted therapist

Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Summer Hamilton, MA

Contracted therapist

Associate Professional Counselor (APC)


Associate Professional Counselor

Hi! Welcome to a new phase in your journey. I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, families, and teenagers who are going through an array of challenges including life transitions/changes, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship struggles, identity, and other age-related issues. I have experience working with adolescents, geriatrics, and cultural and spiritual differences. I hope to create a space that is inviting and allows you to express yourself freely. No matter your situation or mindset there is no judgment here because we are all uniquely and wonderfully made humans.

As humans, we are relational beings who seek connection with others in various ways. We often struggle with knowing how much and how to care for ourselves and others without losing some of life’s balance. I strive to meet people where they are in life and help them to regain and/or strengthen their hope, confidence, resilience, and self-awareness.

It is my wish that you are provided with the additional benefits that counseling can add to your life, including support, compassion, and empathy. I believe in adapting my therapeutic style to best fit your needs. As your counselor, I hope to walk alongside you as you learn to embrace your truth and create balance in your life.


Contracted Therapist

I have a Master of Social Work from Kennesaw State University and Bachelor of Social Work from Dalton State College. In 2019, I became a Registered Play Therapist using Child Centered Play Therapy. I have been working with individuals since 2006 and in a counseling role in 2018. I work with individuals across the lifespan – child to adult. I have experience in trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, life changes, and grief/loss. I utilize evidence-based modalities such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and CCPT (Child Centered Play Therapy.

Michelle Walraven, MS

Contracted therapist

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


I have a Master of Arts in cuddles from Duke University. I was born in 2020 and am working towards becoming a therapy dog. I love meeting new people, but am still working on not jumping up on them. Currently I may hang out in the room during online appointments, but hope to join up for some in-person appointments soon.


Therapy dog in-training