Counselors

Travis McKie-Voerste, PhD

Owner - ThisLife Counseling

Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor - LPC006978

Approved Clinical Supervisor - ACS# 3061

Travis

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!

Sara

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)

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Christine Pound, MSW

Contracted therapist

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Christine

Child therapist


I graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University in 1996 and have been providing behavioral health services to children of a variety of age groups and diverse cultural backgrounds since this time. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1996. The primary focus of my professional practice as a clinical social worker has been in counseling and support to children with social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges and their caregivers in a variety of settings, including school-based programs, homes, daycares and offices.

My work has extended to behavioral consultation, training and supportive planning services to educators and caregivers. My approach to clinical services is very much a strengths-based, team approach that is grounded in a foundational understanding of child development, attachment/relationships, functional behavioral analysis and the use of creative therapies/ problem-solving strategies. To ensure that children learn to apply skills learned outside of the session, I strive to make services inclusive of home and/or school whenever appropriate. My practice relies on techniques from various evidence-based approaches, including play and other expressive therapies, behavior therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and Solution-Focused Therapy.

My practice goal is to work with children and/or tweens, using their strengths and developmentally appropriate practices, to develop effective coping strategies and skills that will enhance their ability to independently manage social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges. I look forward to working (and playing) with you and your family.

Luna

I have a Master of Art 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.


Luna

Therapy dog in-training