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Tatiana Matthews, MS, LPC, CRC

Tatiana Matthews - Alpharetta, GA

Since 1998, Tatiana Matthews has been sharing hope, humor, and professionalism with her clients. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) in Georgia and North Carolina. Mrs. Matthews obtained her Master of Science from East Carolina University, where she majored in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling with a specialty in addiction and mental health. While acting as a consult liason in the main medical hospital; she completed her clinical internship in the alcohol and addiction program and the psychiatric unit at Duke University Medical Hospital.

Following her internship, Mrs. Matthews practiced privately with East Coast Counseling in Greenville, North Carolina. In addition, she served as research director for a “Brief Intervention” study conducted through the East Carolina Injury Prevention Program at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

In 2000, Mrs. Matthews moved to north Georgia and worked on a contractual basis for Ridgeview Institute’s mobile assessment team in Smyrna. She was one of the founding partners of North View Counseling & Recovery, Inc., where she practiced for almost 10 years. After retiring from North View in August 2010, she began practicing independently in Alpharetta.

Mrs. Matthews provides individual, family, and group therapy to adults and adolescents. She has extensive experience in the areas of addictions, co-dependency, adult children of dysfunctional families, trauma, and adolescent issues.

Mrs. Matthews addresses the mind, body, spirituality, family systems, vocation, and hobbies. When requested by a client, she can integrate a Christian perspective into the therapy process. She is client-centered and develops a series of interventions that are challenging without being shaming.

Mrs. Matthews has specialized training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), as well as dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). EMDR is a therapeutic technique used to address trauma, while DBT teaches emotional regulation.

Theresa Westfall, MS, LAPC, NCC

Theresa Westfall

Theresa Westfall received her master of science from Mercer University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. She has received specialized training in trauma treatment including the use of progressive counting, which is a therapeutic technique designed to help children and adults deal with traumatic experiences and loss. She has also received training in collaborative and proactive solutions (CPS). CPS is a model used to work with children and adolescents experiencing behavioral challenges and/or explosive outbursts. Family communication is strengthened and improved through this model.

Mrs. Westfall completed her clinical internship at New Life Community Ministries in Decatur, GA, where she aided in the coordination and development of New Life’s counseling and case management program. She assisted Dr. Jagan Chilakamarri with research on pediatric bipolar disorder. She also worked with children on the autism spectrum as part of a dance and movement class.

Mrs. Westfall provides individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. She is passionate about working in the areas of trauma, loss, communication difficulties, behavioral challenges, addictions, anxiety, stress management, depression, relationship difficulties, and life transitions. Mrs. Westfall meets clients where they are at in life and treats each client as a unique individual. She counsels from a holistic perspective (mind, body, spirit, family, school, work, and environment). She works with clients to reach their goals in a way that instills hope and a sense of empowerment. Her therapeutic style is warm and supportive.