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We are a modern Psychological Center, which performs activities in the following fields of action: We are a multicultural private health and mental well-being clinic located in the state of Georgia that provides counseling services in person and online, to people living inside and outside of this state. We have highly qualified psychotherapists to offer you the best dynamics therapies on the market. We seek to create an affective bond with our patients, through the understanding of their problems, listening to them fully and taking them by the hand during their absolute recovery.

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We offer bilingual counseling services and specialize in the following areas:

  • Couples therapy
  • Immigration evaluations
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Therapy for people who have suffered work-related accidents

Our therapists are licensed professionals in the state of Georgia and received their degrees in counseling or psychology from renowned universities in their home countries and in the US.

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We are a modern Psychological Center, that carries out activities in the following fields of action: clinical, organizational and educational area. We actively seek the integral development of people and institutions to create a culture of well-being and satisfaction in our community. We have the latest technology to give a comprehensive service to all our customers.

Our highly qualified professional staff guarantees your satisfaction with our services.

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Psy.D., LPC, CPCS

ALEJANDRO NAVARRETE

Alejandro is a bilingual (English – Spanish) professional counselor and professional certified counselors supervisor in the State of Georgia. He is also a domestic relationships mediator registered in Georgia. He is the clinical director of the Counseling Institute of Atlanta.

He has PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree with a specialty in professional counseling from the University of Agosy in Atlanta, where he graduated with honors and received the Outstanding Student Award. Alejandro received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Inca University Garcilaso de la Vega and completed post-graduate studies in education at the Pontifical Catholic University in Lima, Peru.

Alejandro specializes in couples therapy and marriage counseling. He received advance training in the Gottman Method of couples therapy from the Gottman Institute in Seattle, Washington. He also received training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which was developed by Dr. Sue Johnson in the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy in Canada. He completed his training in family therapy at the Family Institute in Lima, Peru. He also teaches divorce classes to help divorced parents with parent-children issues that come up as consequence of divorce and separation

Alejandro is an expert in migratory matters. In the past few years, he has helped hundreds of people from different countries with matters including mental health evaluation for exemption, VAWA, U-Visa, political asylum and cancellation of deportation or removal procedures.

As well-known community educator, Alelandro has made appearences in a variety of TV shows on recognizable networks including CNN Spanish, Univision Atlanta, Capital TV and La Mula TV in Lima, Peru. He has been a reliable source for several newspapers in the Atlanta and Lima areas, several of which have published his comments and opinions on pychological issues. He also particpated in a live radio show called “Call-In” in Atanta, for which he answered questions about family problems for a Spanish-speaking audience.

Alejandro’s professional experience includes his work of 28 years in mental health and education, which has included time in private practice and non-profit organizations and as a facilitator of psychoeducational groups. He also worked as part of the associate faculty of the Pontifical Catholic University and the Sacred Heart University of Peru.

Alejandro is the founder and clinical director of the Counseling Institute of Atlanta, where he works with couples, families and individuals. The Institute offers a variety of services, including migration evaluation, workers’ compensation, divorce, custody and visitations, domestic violence, trauma/abuse and anger management evaluations and treatment. He is also member of the Review Board Committee of the University or Argosy, where he shares his experience to improve the counseling program for postgraduate students.

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LMSW, CAMS II

Fernanda Londono

María Fernanda Londono is a bilingual (Spanish-English) therapist, social worker and lisenced teacher in the State of Georgia. She received her master’s degree in clinical social work with a post-graduate degree in family and couples therapy from the University of Georgia, where she graduated summa cum laude, in 2012. Maria Fernanda was also trained with a specialization in trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy.

After earning her bachelor’s degree in psychology science form the Georgia State University in 2004, she widened her experience by working with domestic violence, sexual agression and child sexual abuse victims. More recently, Maria Fernanda has worked helping children, teenagers and adults with a variety of issues, including anxiety, anger management, behavioral issues, depression and trauma. She is a certified specialst in anger management (CAMS II) with experience in facilitating anger management classes for children and adults, as well as support groups for domestic violence survivors.

Maria Fernanda’s job is focused on eclectic therapy, bringing together different therapeutic approaches that are sustained by practices based on evidence. Before working at the Counseling Institute of Atlanta, she worked with different non-profit organizations, among them Atlanta Victim Assistance Inc., Latin American Association, Rainbow Village and Gwinnett Sexual Assault Center & Children’s Advocacy Center. She is a member of the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Workers (GSCSW) and the Phi Alpha Honor Society.

M.A., APC., Counselor

Eva Cendon

Eva is a trilingual (Spanish – English – Portuguese) therapist with a bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology. She has a master´s degree in clinical mental health counseling and a license to practice in the State of Georgia as a counselor. Her specialty is systemic family therapy and individual therapy for adults.

Eva loves working with her clients with a collaborative and optimistic approach. Along with her clinical work, Eva has been applying mindfulness technques with her clients to help them live a more present, compassionate and relaxed lifestyle. To complement her work, she also teaches workshops to the general public about mindfulness and psychoeducation.

What can you expect from therapy with Eva?

1. Discovering and identifying your goals and expectations from therapy
2. Discovering your resources and identifying the ones you are aleady using
3. Learning new resoures, skills and ways to live a happier life

MS, LPC

Renzo Gobea

Renzo Gobea is a certified professional bilingual counselor in the state of Georgia. He is originally from Peru and has a special passion for helping teenagers and families.

Renzo began his studies in psychology in Lima, Peru, and obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree at Georgia State University. He’s been working with teenagers, families and couples for five years through community counseling and private practice. His main approach is working with men from five years old to adult with a variety of issues, including PTSD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, behavioral problems and substance abuse. In his therapeutical practice, he uses and Adlerian approach and acceptance commitment therapy.

Renzo provides parenting skills groups, depression/anxiety and substance abuse therapy groups and groups for adolescents with various behavior problems. He is certified as a neuro-linguistic programming practitioner and has an adolescent community enforcement focus for substance abuse. Another way Renzo shares his experience is as a school counselor at a local elementary school.

MA, MBA, APC, NCC

Edurne Chopeitia

To people thinking about counseling:

My help depends on YOUR REALITY. We start with a consultation where we will talk about your relationships, intimacy and sexuality to understand how your relationships (with family, friends, couples, colleagues, partners) and know your world (work, culture, social networks) to face and overcome life transitions. Maybe you want to feel better with your children, at work or in your intimate relationships; maybe you want to love with freedom, achieve a balance or prepare yourself for a change of life. We can explore reasons, understand your thinking process and create options.

I can help you with therapeutic consultation, coaching or psychotherapy to discover together the repetitive patterns that affect your well-being and help find immediate solutions or make profound changes. Discovering options to decide more freely in all areas of our lives is the goal of my approach. When we feel trapped, decisions are more difficult. Increasing self-reflection, self-acceptance and digital intelligence are some of the key ingredients to imagine, discover and open new doors.

General information:
Edurne Paula Chopeitia is a bilingual professional (English – Spanish) with more than 20 years of combined experience in psychology, business and linguistics. Edurne is a licensed psychologist in Uruguay, where she obtained clinical experience and worked as a university professor and organizational consultant. In the United States, Edurne holds a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Argosy University, where she graduated with honors, and is currently an associate professional counselor in the State of Georgia. She has over 12 years of experience in the medical and hospital fields as a perinatal educator, childbirth educator, parenting instructor and certified translator. Edurne has vast experience in presentations and training courses nationally and internationally.

LPC, LMHC, CPCS

Yarelie Calo Gobea

Yarelie Calo Gobea is a licensed professional counselor in Georgia and Florida; She is also a Licensed Supervisor of Certified Professional Counselors. Ms. Calo Gobea holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico. Ms. Calo Gobea is currently a candidate for a doctoral degree in Family and Marriage Counseling at Liberty University. She has worked in the field of counseling and assesment for more than 15 years. Her experience focuses on the areas of trauma for children, parents and family, marriage and second marriages, mood disorders and adjustment problems. During the course of her career, she has worked as a Social Worker, Clinical Supervisor and Counselor. She has served as a consultant and coach for other counselors throughout the United States, creating programs and sharing her passion and experience in working with children, teenagers and their families. Her clinical research interests include the topics of forgiveness in marriage and the integration of combined families. Ms. Calo Gobea has been married for 6 years and is the mother of four children. Her hobbies include: reading, gardening and cooking.

MA ., Counselor

Gisselle Espaillat

Gisselle Espaillat, is a bilingual (English-Spanish) Therapist at the Counseling Institute of Atlanta. She is a Master Social Worker in the State of Georgia. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work, with a Certification in Marriage and Family from the University of Georgia. In 2013, she earned her Bachelors Degree in Science of Psychology at the University of Phoenix in Atlanta. She is originally from Peru and has been in the United States since December 1999.

Her passion is working with teenagers and families. She has worked with children with Emotional Behavioral Disorder (EBD) at Oakland Meadow Elementary School and at Bridge Middle School and Bridge High School.

She has also worked with adults and families with a wide range of issues including behavioral problems, trauma, depression, anger management, and anxiety. She counsels clients under the Existential and Humanistic Therapeutic approach.

Gisselle is married and has two children, whom she adores very much. She enjoys watching her children grow and loves to spend time with them and her husband. She loves to play,dance and sing with her family and friends. She blindly believes in the family unit and how this bond can help to develop the psychological and emotional aspect of the individual.

M.A,Life coach

Loida Terrero

Loida is a family and marriage therapist who obtained her degree from “Catholic University of Santo Domingo” in her native Dominican Republic, after graduating in clinical psychology. She treats adolescents and adult patients, managing the problems that arise at any stage of the life cycle. In addition, she also has experience in the treatment of addictions, training in interventionist crisis and authorized facilitator for PECES (Effective Parents with Systematic Training), which means “Efficiency of parents with systematic training”. Loida is also a Certified Life Coach.

With more than 10,000 hours of therapy, she has experience working with a wide range of individuals, groups and therapeutic processes aimed at improving the dynamic functionality of the family system through education in terms of motivation, leadership, parenting techniques, positive discipline, how to treat with conflicts, family and gender violence , and prevention of child abuse at a high level. Loida combines an empathic and existential approach with solid scientific interventions to train her clients and see them thrive. Her sessions are warm, direct and always peppered with kindness and support. As a Family, Couples and Parenting Coach, Ms. Terrero can help you with your personal and professional growth, happiness and satisfaction, improve your communication skills, relationship problems, stress reduction, fear, spiritual development.

Life coach

Milagro Ramos

Milagro María Ramos graduated from the Metropolitan University of Barranquilla (Colombia) and obtained a license in Psychology. She has a degree in Administrative Administration and Human Resources from the North of Barranquilla. She is the main assistant in the administration department of the Counseling Institute of Atlanta. She is also a life coach.

In the clinical field, her experience began in 1999 with the Colombian National Army being an active member and working not only with the military population in clinical psychology, but also with the population affected by the internal conflict in her country.

Alternating her work in the organizational area of psychology, she was linked in 2004 to 2006 in the CIPRI (Center of professionals for Integral rehabilitation) where she performed psychotherapy with children,teenagers, adults and couples, some of them with physical and cognitive limitations. She was the Administrative Manager of the VIDA PLENA Clinic from 2012 to 2013 in the city of Barranquilla, where he also performed Brief and Urgent Psychotherapy in patients who required it. In addition, in the last two years of her stay in Colombia,she did social work in the geriatric home of San José in the city of Barranquilla, where she supported the process of adaptation of the new members to the geriatric home activities.

She obtained a certification as an auditor in HSEQ, Security and Norma BASC (Business Alliance for Secure Commerce.) Since 2005 she has worked as Human Resources and Administration Manager in multinationals such as SODEXO, JINCHENG and SERVIENTREGA.

Counselor

Delisha Lipscomb

DeLisha Lipscomb is currently an intern student pursuing a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northcentral University. DeLisha has worked in the school system for more than nine years helping students with emotional behavior disorders (EBD). She is extremely passionate and dedicated to the staff, students and their families. DeLisha is certified in Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI), Mindset, Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) and the TEEL method. LSCI is a therapeutic and verbal strategy to turn crisis situations into a learning opportunity for children. The mentality and the IPC use positive strategies to handle difficult situations. The TEEL method consists of monitoring, empathy, stimulation and setting limits, which is used in the language of play therapy. Using these certifications, DeLisha can provide support, life skills coaching and behavior modifications.By making the most of these therapeutic interventions you can reduce crisis situations.

DeLisha has worked with a community service committee and another agency that provides case management, support counseling, crisis and clinical intervention in the community and school system to children with emotional disorders and their families. She has worked for several years in two residential psychiatric institutions with children and teenagers. DeLisha has volunteered with the Douglas County Task Force on the Domestic Assault Response Team and the Sexual Assault Response Team.

DeLisha will emphasize a collaborative counseling environment, based on trust, security and compassion. She will draw from a variety of counseling theories, techniques and modalities to achieve the client’s potential and goals. The education and professional experience of DeLisha has prepared her to advise people, couples and families.

Counselor

Maria Eva Cameron

Maria Eva Cameron is currently a trilingual intern (English-Spanish-Italian) at the Counseling Institute of Atlanta, originally from Paraguay. She is finishing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Argosy. She got her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2014 from Georgia State University, where she conducted a research practice in the Learning and Development Lab, studying how young children learn from the people around them and how they think and act based on experiences. She also carried out an applied practice in Caminar Latino, a nonprofit organization that works with Latino families affected by violence, where she facilitated exchange groups for children and young people.
Maria Eva is working to become a registered play therapist and specializes in trauma work. Her therapeutic approach comes from the Adlerian model that sees clients in their context and focuses on the development of each individual personality.
Maria Eva is passionate about awakening the certainty, presence and purpose of her clients.

M.S, Counselor

Flavia Almonte

Flavia Almonte, M.S., is a passionate therapist who reaffirms the identity of LGBTQ + people, she is committed to worki with patients with systemic and culturally sensitive lenses. Provides therapy in English and Spanish. She received her Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University in family therapy in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and works with individuals, couples, groups and families. Flavia has experience working with children and their families, from 6 to 17 years old, young adults and middle-aged adults.

Flavia, born in the Dominican Republic, grew up in South Florida,and has extensive experience working with clients of all races, ages, creeds and nationalities. As a therapist, you can expect Flavia to create a safe and nonjudgmental space for clients to participate in courageous and transformative conversations that highlight the patient’s strengths and open space for new possibilities in their lives. She is passionate about working with people of many cultures, practices and beliefs, who feel isolated, misunderstood, hurt or in trouble, and long for connection. As necessary, Flavia works with her patients to explore family dynamics, strengths and internal and external resources, and works to establish unique and achievable goals for each patient to live a more fulfilling life.

Working together with herr clients, she explores the problems they face and guides them to imagine an alternative, with a more satisfying future. Finally, she invites her clients to experience their emotions in the session and encourages courageous conversations that can lead to transformation. In this way, her clients leave with enough strengths, resources and relationship skills to face the daily tasks and challenges of life.

Flavia lives in Gwinnett County and enjoys going to local restaurants, spending time with her children and friends, and considers herself an activist in social justice issues. She also likes to educate the public to address the stigmas about mental health and the problems faced by minority communities. She is currently the Community Outreach Director for Metro Atlanta of the Georgia Association for Family Therapy (GAMFT).

Counselor

Erica Carretero

Erica Carretero Viegas is originally from São Paulo, Brazil. The experience of living in the United States has provided a great opportunity to learn about other aspects of life and expand her knowledge of the world’s social and cultural diversity and how adapting to a new culture can generate stress and develop mental health problems . She speaks fluent Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Erica is completing her master’s degree in Clinical Counseling in Mental Health at Adams State University. She had previous experience in clinical psychology while living in Brazil. She also became a group facilitator with certification in psychodrama techniques. In addition, she obtained a certification in hospital psychology, where he worked with patients with HIV, applying individual and family psychotherapy in support and mourning therapy.
Erica has also been certified in prenatal education for childbirth for families and pregnant women. In the United States, she is certified in Transpersonal Psychology and Relaxation Techniques, where she specialized for two years in deep relaxation techniques, which facilitates the process of releasing traumas and deep conflicts. Erica also obtained her Life Coaching certification, with experience working in the recovery process for teengers, children, individuals and families, improving their communication skills, parental skills and facilitating family integration. She also has experience in conducting meditation and relaxation groups.

Erica was also certified in NLP and applies Positive Psychology concepts in counseling sessions and life coaching. Erica has a great motivation to help and train groups, families, couples and teenagers to promote emotional balance. This set of skills and techniques offers a unique, dynamic and transformative counseling style. Her clients say that one of her strengths is the ability to connect quickly and provide confidence in the therapeutic relationship, whic is key for the success of the therapy.

Admision Coordinator

Jessica Arita

Originally from Mexico, Jesica Arita is bilingual and speaks Spanish and English. She has a passion for languages, cultures and helping people.

He graduated from Georgia Perimeter College with an Associate of Science degree in Psychology, while remaining on the Deans List throughout his college education. He worked at Parkwood Park Therapy Center, where he collaborated in activities with children with physical and mental disabilities, such as -syndrome and autism, using equine-assisted therapy. He has worked in business administration and human resources in various industries over the years, acquiring knowledge that has helped him to understand a wide variety of cultures and customs due to the wide range of diversity of employees. He also plans to pursue his career in Psychology and Anthropology to better help people of all cultures. Jesica is also a Notary Public in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Management Team

Edna Olvera

Edna Olvera García es una mexicana bilingüe (español-inglés) que vino a los EE. UU. A una edad temprana. Se graduó de Norcross High School y actualmente continúa su educación.
Ella ha trabajado como secretaria legal para numerosas firmas y tiene un amplio conocimiento de nuestro sistema legal, así como de las necesidades de los clientes.

Está casada y tiene cuatro hijas maravillosas. A ella le gusta pasar tiempo de calidad con ellas, le encanta ser voluntaria y ayudar a los necesitados.

Ella es catequista en su iglesia y miembro activo de la Misión Católica de Nuestra Señora de las Américas. Ella es también la presidenta de la PTA para la Escuela Secundaria Summerour. Debido a esta posición, ella inició un “puesto de frutas”, este fue un proyecto donde incorporó la alimentación saludable y la cultura latina en la escuela. Fue un éxito y está en el proceso de llevarlo a diferentes escuelas en todo el condado.
Ella es una líder activa de nuestra comunidad y es voluntaria con Kathleen Allen, quien buscaba ser elegida para el Congreso en el Distrito 7 del Condado de Gwinnett.

Es una persona confiable y leal que no teme el próximo desafío de la vida.

 

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