Dr. Shannon Barnes, LPC. Dr. Barnes accepts most insurance.
To schedule with Dr. Barnes please email Dr. Barnes with those request at [email protected]
Shannon Barnes, PhD, is the owner of Tranquility Counseling Services, LLC. She is a licensed professional counselor. Dr. Barnes earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of North Georgia. Dr. Barnes continued to earn her Master of Science degree in clinical counseling from Brenau University. Dr. Barnes then obtained her state licensure as a professional counselor. In 2014 Dr. Barnes earned a doctorate degree in counseling studies. She continues to practice under her professional counselor license. Dr. Barnes has extensive experience with working with individuals and couples regarding a variety of needs. Dr. Barnes has obtained continued training to increase her effectiveness with marriage counseling, oppositional behaviors, substance abuse, and trauma. Dr. Barnes continues to increase her knowledge base through continued education and research studies. Dr. Barnes has developed a holistic treatment appraoch that has been show in her research to increase life satisfaction and increase marrital satisfaction while decreasiong depression and anxiety.
Dr. Barnes is a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. She offers supervision and consultation to other professionals as well as to her staff.
Dr. Barnes offers in office sessions.
Publications by Dr. Shannon Barnes:
"Daily Dose of Meds: Thirty Days To Increase Life Satisfaction" - 2017. Christian Faith Publishing.
"Four Primary Domains that Provoke Life Satisfaction or Mental Illness.”
- published in the Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association, June 2015
"Balancing Me Myself and I plus One" -
http://www.networktherapy.com/library/articles/Balancing-Me-Myself-and-I-plus-One/ r Primary Domains that Provoke Life Satisfaction or Mental Illness.”
Awards and Presentations:
2014 - Best of Dawsonville LPC
2016 - Featured Speaker at Harvard Professional Development Symposium
2016 - Best of Roswell Doctor
2017 - Best of Woodstock Doctor
Kim Meredith, LAPC. In network insurance not accepted at this time. Private pay.
Kim Meredith is a Graduate with High Distinction from Liberty University, where she earned a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. She was fortunate to be invited to come alongside families and individuals as a chaplain in a trauma hospital during her internship. She is currently under the direction and supervision of Dr. Shannon Barnes.
Kim has experience working with individuals, couples, adolescents, and families. She is a trained Prepare-Enrich facilitator, providing couples, premarital, and blended family counseling. She has experience aiding others in discovering the strengths and overcoming the challenges involved in interacting with individuals who have different personalities from their own. Her approach to counseling is holistic, addressing mind, body, social, and spiritual well-being. Developing resilience, learning to access strengths, considering how thoughts influence choices, and finding meaning in the challenges of life, can all positively impact the quality of our lives. Weaving hope together through life experiences is key.
Kim enjoys swimming, reading, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends. She is an active volunteer in her church and community, which allows her to enjoy connection.
Neil Richey, MA Private pay only.
Neil is a Masters Level Psychotherapist working under the direction and supervision of Dr. Shannon Barnes. Neil’s professional background is that of church ministry. As a minister, he spent the last two decades helping people from various walks of life. He continues to serve the community in this role. Additionally, Neil spends a few hours a week seeing clients in our Private Practice as one of our trained professionals. He is currently working to meet Georgia’s state requirements for licensure as a Professional Counselor.
Neil’s counseling practice is based on a Christian worldview, and finds that he is able to work with clients from a variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds. Clinically speaking, he takes a traditional approach to psychotherapy, and uses talk therapy that is based on psychoanalytical theory. Additionally, he keeps up to date with new trends and research that are ever emerging in the counseling field.
Neil has found that his background in ministry, and professional therapeutic skills have helped individuals and couples to achieve greater life satisfaction. His areas of experience include, but are not limited to: pre-marital, marital, and family counseling; adolescent and teen counseling; depression; anxiety; anger management; grief; addictions; self-harm; eating disorders; and, self-esteem issues.
To speak with Neil before scheduling an appointment, you may call him at 770-278-9459, or email with questions at [email protected]. Neil sees clients at Tranquility Counseling Services, LLC, as well as his church office located at 1630 Piedmont Road, Marietta, GA 30066. His church office is down the street from Sprayberry High School.
More Info about Neil http://neilrichey.com
Amelia DeRamus. LAPC In network insurance not accepted at this time. Private pay.
Amelia DeRamus, LAPC, is a graduate from the University of North Georgia where she did both her bachelor’s and master’s degree.
She is under the supervision of Dr. Shannon Barnes working with couples, families, adolescents, adults, and groups. Amelia has experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults who are struggling with life stress. Amelia has experience with working in Adventure Based Counseling which implements adventure activities and incorporates them into counseling techniques and theories. She is also currently serving as a Chaplain Candidate in the USAF which opens the opportunity in her counseling office to see military and veteran clients.
Amelia’s goal in counseling is to promote a healthy lifestyle that is unique to each individual. She implements a holistic approach that opens the doors to looking at multiple areas within a client’s life for growth and improvement.
Areas concentrated upon include:-Depression- Anxiety- Anger Management- Behavioral Issue - Career Counseling- Coping Skills- Stress and Self harming - Self Esteem- Trauma- Spirituality Christian Counseling- LGBT- Veterans and Military.