Our Staff


 

Dr. Bertrina Olivia West Al-Mahdi, LPC "Dr. O"

Dr. Bertrina Olivia West Al-Mahdi, LPC "Dr. O"

International Psychologist, Clinical Director

Her/She
olivia@outoftheboxccc.com
EMDR Trained
Brainspotting Trained

*NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*

Dr. O holds a Doctoral Degree in International Psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Coach, and Consultant who specializes in systemic, complex, and developmental trauma, regulating emotional distress, helping individuals reach their personal and professional goals, minority and race-based issues, and nonprofit business development. Dr. O is passionate about human and civil rights equality and takes a Global approach incorporating a persons’ culture, belief system, and values into individualized services provided.

Dr. O has traveled the world for leisure and conducting research on diverse populations and topics. In addition to international travel, Dr. O enjoys reading, riding her bike, skating, working out, writing and reciting poetry, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with her husband and two children.

Ayanyah Ali

Ayanyah Ali

Office Support Team Supervisor

Her/She
Ayanah@outoftheboxccc.com 

Ayanah is originally from Queens, New York. She is currently earning her undergraduate degree in Health Science from South College, with asperations of becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

In her free time, Ayanah enjoys spending time with son, reading books, and writing poetry. 

 

Leroy Bryan, AMFT

Leroy Bryan, AMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

He/Him

Leroy Bryan is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), who specializes in marriage, couple, family and individual counseling. He identifies as an integrative systems counselor, who also ascribe to the individual Cognitive and Behavioral Theory (CBT). We are all unique in our expression, experience of challenges, and value preferences, thus, he believes in incorporating different techniques, skills, and interventions to meet your needs. Leroy also work from a client-driven perspective in respecting your autonomy. Leroy collaborates with each client in disputing irrational beliefs that leads to emotional disturbances, and self-sabotaging behaviors. Leroy takes a holistic approach collaborating mind, body, and spiritual aspects to address concerns with self, family, community, society, and the institutions you interact with.

Leroy’s objective is to provide quality counseling services to assist clients in actualizing change, likewise, transcendence should you already be leading a satisfactory life; but need to explore your potential in other areas of interests. While working with Leroy, you can expect to feel valued, respected, and heard. As a committed counselor, Leroy is intentional in his approach. He strives to strengthen his principles and virtues so that he can honor your autonomy and be faithful to the therapeutic relationship.

 

 

 

Glenn Gray, LAPC, M.S., M.Div.

Glenn Gray, LAPC, M.S., M.Div.

Professional Counselor

He/Him
Glenn@outoftheboxccc.com 

Glenn is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor with a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling , as well as a Master of Divinity both from Mercer University. Glenn has worked in the mental health field since 2017 providing individual therapy, family therapy, group work, and community services. He focuses on behavior concerns, anxiety, depression, identity issues, life transitions and religious trauma. He works largely with adolescents and young adults. Like a lot of therapists, he tends to be eclectic with his theoretical approach but he favors Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral ,and Existential approaches.

Glenn has a particular interest to help those who feel at odds with institutionalized religion or the church. Glenn believes everyone has their our own spirituality, whether we choose to belong to a religion or not, and we all seek to find a place. Religion is a source of redemption, direction, community, and empowerment. However, when grace, justice, and individual value are missing there arises a system of abuse and judgment that shuts down a central part of the human experience.

Glenn lives with his wife, new born son, and little dog, Layla. He loves running and binge-watching shows with his wife on the weekend.

Dr. Eunyoung "Grace" Han

Dr. Eunyoung "Grace" Han

Music Therapist

Her/She
Han@outoftheboxccc.com 

Eunyoung Grace Han, Ph.D., M.MT., M.Ed., is a multidisciplinary certified music therapist as well as a music educator and a clinical researcher in Korea and USA. Dr. Han is currently working as a clinical therapist for development disabilities, ADHD, ASD, trauma/PTSD, psychiatric, emotional disorder, and neurodegenerative patients as well as non-disabilities people at the national organizations, schools, hospitals, and prisons in USA, Korea, and UAE. She is currently teaching as an adjunct professor of music education and a clinical supervisor of music therapy in the university. Her clinical fields are focused on voice, singing, interconnectivity of cognition, emotion and motor, and neuropsychological approaches with therapeutic and educational musical intervention. She published several SCI(E) research articles related in depression, cognition, Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, singing therapy, musical stimulus, and music related health IT devices. She is an editorial review board member of Music and Medicine research journal.

Dominique Jones, APC

Dominique Jones, APC

Professional Counselor

Her/She
Dominque@outoftheboxccc.com 

Dominque received her Master of Science degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from Clayton State University and attended Georgia Southern for her undergraduate education. Dominque has experience working with a multitude of populations, including minorities, veterans, and non-traditional college students. She takes a person-centered approach to therapy, while utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) interventions, adding hints of Mindfulness Meditation practices. In addition, Dominque also has a background in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and is a certified Registered Behavior Technician. Additionally, Dominique has contributed to research regarding individuals affected with autism. As a member of the LGBTQ+ Community and a Black Woman, Dominque believes she has been provided with a unique outlook that she believes contributes to her passion for helping others and her pursuit to advocate for those who do not have a voice.

Alaishyah Mills-Barber, APC

Alaishyah Mills-Barber, APC

Professional Counselor

Her/She
Alaishyah@outoftheboxccc.com 

Alaishyah is an Associate Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in School Counseling from Georgia State University. Alaishyah has worked in the counseling field for three years providing individual therapy, family therapy, and group work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. She focuses on behavior issues, life transitions, goal setting, anxiety, and trauma largely with adolescents and young adults. She utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) interventions and Mindfulness therapy. She is trained in the ASIST framework to provide crisis interventions when applicable.

Alaishyah is also a registered life coach. She loves to empower her clients to work through any barriers that are keeping them from moving forward with their life goals. Her goal for therapy and coaching is to foster personal growth, self-awareness, enhance communication, and strengthen interpersonal relationships.

Anita E. Mohanty-Barnes, LCSW

Anita E. Mohanty-Barnes, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Her/She
Anita@outoftheboxccc.com 

Bio coming soon!!

 

Dr. Kimberly Natson, CPMHNP

Dr. Kimberly Natson, CPMHNP

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Her/She
Kimberly@outoftheboxccc.com 

Dr. Kimberly Natson is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has worked as a Registered Nurse for over twelve years. Dr. Natson worked approximately seven years as a Mental Health Nurse at the state Psychiatric Hospital in Augusta, Ga. She has also been a nurse educator for six years. In 2018, she developed Global Mentality and Global Mentality Inc. These companies were developed to spread mental health awareness and break the stigma associated with psychiatric illnesses.

Dr. Natson is extremely passionate about serving the community and improving access to care for all individuals. She currently practices as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner both Louisiana and Ga. She looks forward to serving you.

Jalisa Rumph, LMSW

Jalisa Rumph, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker

Her/She
Jalisa@outoftheboxccc.com
GA, MD, NY

Jalisa is U.S. Military veteran and Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) licensed in Maryland, Georgia and New York. Jalisa received her Masters degree in Social Work from Fordham University in 2020, as well as a Masters degree in Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in 2017. Jalisa specializes in working with adolescent and adult clients, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness therapy. Jalisa aims to build a safe, strong, and effective bridge with each individual seeking re-balance and improvement in their lives.

As a veteran, Jalisa states that she is passionate about minimizing the stigma surrounding mental health and improving access. She aims to normalize the act of seeking mental health services in response to life stressors and issues that have become too much to manage alone.

Damaris Scott, LCSW

Damaris Scott, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Her/She
damaris@outoftheboxccc.com
CT, GA, TN

Damaris Scott is a bilingual/bicultural Licensed Clinical Social Worker of Puerto Rican descent. She was born and raised in Connecticut and started her career in social work career in 2003. During this time, she worked in various populations including substance abuse, severe mental health residential programs, and the elderly. In 2004, Damaris, discovered her passion for working with children and families within a Child Protective Service (CPS) system and has learned a plethora of information regarding development, family dynamics, and trauma within the child and family system.

After 14 years in the field, Damaris wanted to do more, thus she pursued clinical experience to become a clinical social worker. Damaris continues to work with children, adolescents, couples, and families as a clinician and a doula. Damaris is passionate about providing mental healthcare treatment to all in need. She uses her experience as a wife (in a biracial marriage), mother of 5, including triplets, and being a part of a large blended family to help understand the needs of others. Her focus is on helping identify trauma, foster healing and growth, and reduce stigma on mental health.

Emily Smith, LMSW

Emily Smith, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker

Her/She
emily@outoftheboxccc.com
Brainspotting Trained
GA, NC

Emily is a Licensed Master Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate with a Masters in Social Work and a concentration in Leadership Administration and Development. Emily hold licenses in both Georgia and North Carolina. Her experience comes from working in community based mental health agencies, residential programs, and wilderness therapy programs to support adolescents, young adults, and their families in crisis. Emily is also skilled in conflict resolution techniques and communication coaching.

Emily is passionate about helping adults and adolescents embark on their journey of rediscovery – whether that is discovery of self or discovery within relationships. Emily works from a developmental perspective to help bring individuals and their families to a place of balance and acceptance so they can continue on in their journeys of growth, together. Emily is Brainspotting trained, LGBTQIA+ affirming and Safe Zone certified. She utilizes a variety of modalities in her work including expressive arts, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, somatic experiencing techniques, and more. Emily believes that we’re all the keepers of our own answer, thus, she views herself as a tool for clients to engage in the exploration of self in order to accomplish their personal life goals.

Emily draws her energy from the natural world. She loves to spend time both alone and with family on a trail, in a kayak, and in the garden. Emily strongly believes in the healing power of animals, of which she has many, and loves to teach clients how to incorporate mindfulness and regulation techniques with their pets through an attachment-based framework. She enjoys creating and can be found painting a garage sale find, building a piece of art from another’s trash, or baking a pie just for the smells.

Lorena Thomas, LPC

Lorena Thomas, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Her/She
Lorena@outoftheboxccc.com

Lorena is a Licensed Professional Counselor,  with over 18 years of experience in the Mental Health field including Case Management. She graduated from Troy University with a M.S in Counseling and Psychology in 2005. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor through NBCC, with experience working with  adolescents, young adults,  and the geriatric population. Her experience includes  depression, anxiety, Dementia and chronic mental illnesses such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorders, other mood disorders.

Lorena also has experience working with adults and families. Her theoretical orientation is primarily based in Client Centered therapy, which allows clients to gain greater trust within him or herself, form healthier relationships, increase self esteem, and express their personal feelings and opinions. She also enjoys incorporating Gestalt therapy which is a client- centered approach to psychotherapy.

Lorena has real life experiences of trauma and sudden life changes in addition to being a natural “people person” which helps her to develop rapport quickly with clients which is beneficial for the counselor/client relationships. Lorena wants her clients to know she is here to ensure they will grow and gain insight and enlightenment throughout their counseling process. 

Outside of the office, Lorena loves to spend time with her son and daughter, family, and friends. She  enjoys reading, shopping online, watching law shows and suspense thriller movies. 

Latresa S. White, LMSW

Latresa S. White, LMSW

Social Worker

Her/She
Latresa@outoftheboxccc.com

Latresa is a Master’s-Level Mental Health Therapist with skilled in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic therapy to treat the individual needs of each client. Latresa works with a variety of populations including adolescents, families, and teens, via individual counseling sessions. Latresa focus areas include juvenile delinquency, man and female depression/anxiety, and life skills training; only to name a few.

Latresa believes in collaboratively working with clients to help them cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves; empowering them with the necessary tools, skills needed to become more genuine, and self-aware; so they can start on their journey to self-fulfillment. Latresa looks forward to partnering with each individual client on their mental health journey and be a facilitator through this process with you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Wilson, LMSW

Rebecca Wilson, LMSW

Social Worker

Her/She
Rebecca@outoftheboxccc.com

Rebecca holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation and an Masters Degree in Social Work with a clinical approach from West Virginia University. She is licensed in the state of GA to provide therapeutic techniques to benefit individuals and communities in need. Rebecca is certified in suicide prevention and also holds a certification in gambling addiction from the National Council of Problem Gambling. 

Since a young child Rebecca has had a heart and a passion for helping people. Rebecca believes therapy should fit the individual not the reverse. Thus, she uses a range of modalities including Trauma Recovery, Solution Focus, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive- Behavioral Therapist, Systematic Desensitization and Aversion Therapy and has developed skills to successfully assess the proper intervention to heal painful past and present experience.

Rebecca’s experience includes working with populations addicted to drugs and alcohol, as well as within the judicial system, helping juveniles to reduce the number of incarcerations through rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) to identify self defeating thoughts and feelings, and facilitating group therapy for individuals who are in active crisis as to reduce hospitalization and “out of home” placement.

Rebecca describes a true challenge and success of her career was while working with an adopted family of 14 children. The children were from two different backgrounds and experienced a wide range of trauma and neglect. Today, these children are now all adults and have adjusted well through Rebecca’s knowledge, care, and skill in trauma recovery therapy, drawings from traumatic events, sex education, crisis prevention intervention, and Gestalt therapy.

 

Timothy Whailen, LCSW

Timothy Whailen, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

He/Him
Timothy@outoftheboxccc.com

Timothy has been practicing psychotherapy for 3 years currently under the clinical supervision of Shannon Mathis Meyer, LCSW. His holistic approach to therapy is grounded in neuroscience and systems theory. Timothy combines traditional practices with the latest research to help his clients grow beyond the obstacles they currently find in their paths, but also to ensure clients have tools that they can use on a daily basis to effect measurable change in their lives.

Timothy is well versed in helping adults, young adults, families, couples, and groups, experiencing symptoms of ADHD, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. He is also experienced with helping clients with stress management and relationships-related concerns. Timothy employs evidence-based treatment modalities including DBT, CBT, and Mindfulness practices.

Timothy believes in providing a safe environment for people of all walks of life. He is familiar with and support clients in the LGBTQIA+ community, non-traditional relationships, and those of non-mainstream religious affiliation. He takes pride in helping clients build stronger positive relationships, renew perspective, and step out of the box.