Laurie Patrice is a psychotherapist and the founder of Perspectives Center for Holistic Therapy, LLC. She holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology and has been in professional practice for 28 years. She has her professional licensure through the State of Georgia. She is Board Certified by the American Psychotherapy Association. Laurie is a Certified Professional Counselors Supervisor. Postgraduate education includes Play Therapy, Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Activity Therapy, Psychoenergetic Therapy, Mindfulness, and Hypnotherapy. Laurie enjoys working with adults, children, and adolescents. Areas of specialization include life transitions, grief and loss, communication issues, anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA concerns, personal growth, trauma, stress reactions, behavioral challenges, developmental challenges, autism spectrum disorders, challenges facing gifted individuals, and issues pertinent to families of children with neurodiversity (including sibling therapy). Laurie works with individuals, families, and groups.
Laurie is a member of The American Psychotherapy Association, The Jung Society of Atlanta, and The Society for the Integration of Spirituality and Psychotherapy. She teaches Psychoenergetic Therapy. She is a field supervisor for graduate students in psychology. She provides supervision for those working toward their LPC in the state of Georgia, for clinicians trained in Psychoenergetic Therapy, and she offers clinical consultation for independently licensed psychotherapists. Laurie is a public speaker and teacher who presents at conferences, workshops, and seminars.
"As a psychotherapist working with adults, adolescents, and children for many years, I view my traditional training and experience in the field of psychology as the foundation upon which all effective clinical work is built. Throughout the years, as the field of psychology has grown, I have felt it important to stay abreast of current research findings and to continue my professional development through postgraduate studies in standard, adjunct, and progressive therapeutic techniques. In working with individuals and families I focus on the specific needs and unique strengths each presents and utilize the most appropriate therapeutic tools based on the personal goals of each client. I am guided by the philosophy that all individuals have the intrinsic desire for growth and balance. I work in partnership with my clients to develop the most effective treatment plans to help them reach their desired outcomes. Modalities I may utilize, as appropriate, in working with clients include Mindfulness, Cognitive Therapies, Behavioral Therapy, Psychoenergetic Therapy, Play Therapy, Hypnotherapy, and Experiential Therapies."
Laurie can be reached at Laurie@PerspectivesHolisticTherapy.com or 770-634-3285.
Lauren Zimet, M.S.,CCC/SLP serves as the Director of Skills Development at Perspectives, overseeing the Early Insights Program and The Powerful Project. Lauren is licensed as a speech, language and early communication specialist. She is certified in Neuro-Developmental Training (NDT), certified as a Natural Health Care Practitioner, is a certified parenting coach, and is a registered Better Brains for Babies (BBB) trainer. Lauren has over 2 decades of professional experience in the helping fields.
Lauren earned herMasters degree in Speech Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and her Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. She has a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC/SLP). She has augmented her education by studying nutrition and brain health, EFT (tapping), in-depth education within the speech and language arena, and over time has developed an integrative and holistic approach to her work with clients.
Lauren is the co-developer of The Personal Power Tools curriculum which focuses on social navigation and self regulation. It is utilized in schools and camps, as well as by private practitioners. Lauren’s work has been featured in several books, including The LCP Solution, Baby Love and The Late Talker and in numerous magazines including Parenting, Autism File, and Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists.
Lauren enjoys empowering families through parent coaching, nutritional education, and skills development. She works with children, adolescents and adults. Areas of interest and specialization include social navigation and self regulation skills, strategies to address picky eating (ARFID), brain health, and functional communication.
Lauren is an educator who motivates children to learn and grow through an energetic and authentic interest in them as people. Whether the goal is increasing communication skills or promoting a child’s ability to eat solid foods or try new textures, Lauren helps children reach their developmental milestones with both a sense of mastery and delight.
Lauren can be reached directly at email@example.com or 404-944-9561.
Rodney Larson LPC, NCC, CHt, specializes in Neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback) brain training, hypnosis and heart rate variability biofeedback for adults, young adults, adolescents, and pre-teens (10-12). Although his focus is on neurofeedback, his approach is holistic and compassionate, encouraging clients to explore their mind, body and wise self for positive change and growth.
Neurofeedback is a computer based learning method that enables individuals to self-regulate brain wave frequencies which can otherwise determine the difference between optimal performance and dysfunction. You sit in a chair, facing a computer screen, while the clinician places sensors on pre-selected sites on your scalp which are connected to a computer programmed to respond to your brain's activity. The EEG feedback allows you to alter your own waves in parts of your brain that help you pay attention; that help you be calm; that help manage your mood and your emotions; or that help you sleep.
For children and adolescents, neurofeedback can be helpful in treating ADHD, emotional and behavioral issues, learning and developmental delays, and struggles in school. For adults, it is commonly used for anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts and behaviors, and sleep problems. Research also supports its use in slowing the progression of Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.
Rodney brings to his work in neurofeedback and psychotherapy over 25 years in human resources and executive administration. He has worked in a number of environments including a rural hospital and various clinics. HIs work with a prominent ‘Fortune 500’ company included managing employee health, injury rehabilitation, drug and alcohol recovery, staff training and healthcare professional placement.
Rodney is an engaging speaker who is active in the community. He enjoys presenting on topics related to the human brain. the body/brain connection, and holistic approaches to brain health. Most recently Rodney has presented multiple series on “The Teenage Brain” to local high school students and parents.
Rodney earned his Masters in Community Counseling from Argosy University. He holds his B.A. in Psychology from L.S.U. In addition to his training in psychology,
Rodney can be reached directly at 678-332-1221 or Rodney@PerspectivesHolisticTherapy.com.
Rachel Millsop, LPC supports the growth of children, adolescents and adults. She holds a Masters of Arts in Psychology from the University of West Georgia. Rachel specializes in working with:
- Executive Function development
- Autism Spectrum
- Sibling relations
- Social skills development
Rachel works from a strength-based, integrative philosophy. She balances integration of practical coping strategies and reflection based processing to empower individuals towards greater growth and independence. Rachel approaches her work with an open and empathic heart, collaborating with the client throughout the therapeutic journey in cultivating a safe space to explore, renew, and grow.
Rachel also offers to advocate and collaborate with other services and practitioners in supporting the holistic growth of your child. This may include attending IEP meetings, communicating with teachers/school, and collaborating with SLP, OT, or other therapeutic services in supporting the needs of your child to learn and grow.
Rachel offers to share her knowledge and experience with the community through speaking engagements. Her passion for both her research and experience shines through during her interactive discussions, balancing specific knowledge with practical application. She offers to share regarding topics of:
- Executive functions
- Autism spectrum
Rachel can be reached directly at Rachel@PerspectivesHolisticTherapy.com or 479-200-1770.
Rachel may have sliding fee scale openings.
Caroline Fernandes is a psychotherapist working under the supervision of Laurie Patrice, LPC,BCPC,CPCS. Caroline earned her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Mercer University. She is also certified in Brainspotting Level I. Caroline’s areas of specialization include stress, reduction and management, PTSD, depression, life transitions, grief, spirituality, anxiety, trauma, somatic symptoms, energy psychology, and family of origin issues. Caroline’s prior work experience with children and adolescents and her multicultural background enables her to work with clients of all ages and of diverse cultural and ethnic background. Caroline has worked as a professional coach and in the school system before returning to graduate school. Caroline’s other degrees includes a B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Social Services. Sliding scale options may be available.
Caroline can be reached at: Caroline@PerspectivesHolisticTherapy.com or at 770-634-3285.
Camille Hankins has a MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University. She provides therapy under the supervision of Laurie Patrice, LPC, BCPC,CPCS. She works with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Camille brings a person-centered and feminist approach to therapy that focuses on the client as a unique and capable individual. She fosters each person's potential for holistic wellness, including career, spirituality, physical health, relationships, and sexuality. She is equipped to provide affirming support to clients experiencing crisis or feeling overwhelmed, including mindfulness training and solutions-focused counseling. She is committed to cultivating a safe space for her clients free of shame or judgement. Camille specializes in trauma healing and works to empower clients who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, and emotional abuse. Other areas of expertise include work with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, those in the midst of major life transitions, and LGBTQIA individuals. Her previous work includes helping children, adolescents, and young adults who are struggling to adapt to educational settings, including transitions into college. Camille has her BA in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Emory University.
Camille can be reached directly at Camille@PerspectivesHolisticTherapy. com or at 678-632-5725.
Belinda Lee earned her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. She is a psychotherapist practicing under the supervision of Laurie Patrice, LPC, BCPC, CPCS. Belinda holds a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University.
Belinda sees her role as a clinician as being a catalyst for change. She utilizes a person-centered approach to help individuals meet their goals for healing and growth. Belinda's roles in life have included being an elementary and middle school educator, caregiver, spouse, parent of adult children, and most recently grandparent. She is experienced both personally and professionally in the dynamics of the ever evolving family system. Belinda skillfully combines an integration of therapeutic techniques to foster a safe, non-judgmental counseling environment where clients are able to do their internal work.
Belinda specializes in working with adults, older adults, and couples dealing with: Transitions, Work Stress, Life/Work Balance, Multicultural Women’s Challenges, Single Living, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Obstacles, Grief and Loss , Self -Regulation, and Spirituality. She enjoys working with individuals and is also experienced in facilitating group therapy. She enjoys supporting group members as they find their voice, give and receive support, and learn to relate to others and self in ever expanding ways.
Sliding scale openings may be available. Evening and weekend appointments are offered.
Contact Belinda directly at: Belinda@PerspectivesHolisticTherapy.com or call 404-923-8008.
Devyn Carter has joined Perspectives as a Behavioral Coach and Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. He specializes in executive function coaching and parenting support. Devyn works with children, adolescents, and adults. He is available to meet in the home and in the community as well as in the office. Between sessions support options include video conferencing and phone check-ins.
Devyn’s educational background includes a B.A. and M.A. in anthropology, with emphases in biological and cultural studies. Devyn worked for five years as the Lead Research Specialist at the Living Links Center of Emory University where he conducted non-invasive behavioral and cognitive studies with socially housed chimpanzees. Other primate research includes a longitudinal case study of a unique chimpanzee affected by cerebral palsy at the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, Florida.
In addition to his behavioral research and teaching, Devyn has conducted Comprehensive Child and Family Assessments (CCFA) for the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). As a result of his training for his Positive Discipline certification, Jane Nelson (Author and Developer of the Positive Discipline training system) has asked Devyn’s permission to include some of his experiences and thoughts on parenting in her next book.
Devyn is an instructor at Georgia Perimeter College in addition to his work at Perspectives. He works closely with our therapists at Perspectives, helping bridge the work we do across environments.
If you are interested in working with Devyn, please call 770-634-3285. His email is Devyn@PerspectivesHolisticTherapy.com.
Jaima Hajek is a Skills Mentor at Perspectives under the supervision of Lauren Zimet. Jaima graduated magma cum laude from the University of Colorado, with a Bachelor's degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences and a minor in Linguistics.
Jaima has worked closely with children in various capacities over the years, including specific experience with bilingual, deaf and hard-of-hearing populations. Jamia is trained Personal Power Tools Educator and works as part of The Powerful Project.
Jaima has a deep love for children and enjoys helping them grow and develop. Her energy and enthusiasm engage children in the excitement of learning new skills. Jaima is also certified as a Speech-Language Pathology Aide.
Jaima can be reached at Jaima@PerpspectivesHolisticTherapy.com or 770-634-3285.
Mopsy is a Certified Service Dog. Before working at Perspectives he was rescued by Canine Crusaders and subsequently adopted by Laurie Patrice. He works under her supervision, and on occasion, under the supervision of other Perspectives therapists. Due to his many talents, it is suspected that in his previous life he may have been a circus performer or meditation teacher.
Mopsy's DNA testing indicates that he is a combination of Havanese, Shih Tzu, and Poodle. Mopsy is hypo-allergenic. He is regularly groomed and usually smells pretty good. In the winter he likes to wear sweaters.
Mopsy enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. He specializes in TLC.