Atlanta Therapists and Counselors

Our TEAM of dynamic and well trained social anxiety therapists:

S. Alexis Davis, MS, LPC, CPCS

S. Alexis Davis, MS, LPC, CPCS is a psychotherapist who has been working with children, adolescents and families for over 15 years. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Ft Lauderdale, Florida where she earned a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Prior to her master’s work, she attended Louisiana State University (LSU) where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Science and she was an ongoing member of the Psi Chi Psychological Honor Society. Alexis is also a native of Marietta, Georgia.

During Alexis’ master’s studies and early years of practicing as a therapist she conducted in- home behavior therapy with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. During this time Alexis also coached parents on ways to cope with their child’s difficulties as well as guide them in parenting their children. After graduating from NSU, she worked as the Coordinator of Clinical Services at Children’s Psychology Associates (which is now Children’s Center for Development and Behavior) in Sunrise, Florida. At Children’s Psychology Associates, Alexis created and ran social skills therapy groups and summer camps for children and adolescents, as well as conducted individual and family therapy. She then decided to move back to Georgia. In Atlanta, Alexis worked for Beyond Words Center for over six years running social skills and process oriented groups as well as conducting social skills evaluations, interviewing courses and individual and family therapy. She later decided to create her own private practice.

Alexis’ passion is to help children, adolescents and young adults gain success in life by creating positive and strong inner thinking and fostering positive peer interactions. She also enjoys assisting parents in finding healthy ways to parent and communicate with their children. She would love to meet you or discuss how Inneractions Therapy Services may benefit you, your child and your family.

At Inneractions, Alexis continues to conduct individual therapy, social skills and process oriented groups, summer groups, family therapy and parent support. She also provides supervision for interns and other therapist looking for licensure in the state of Georgia.

You may contact Alexis directly at alexis@myinneractions.com

Alexis Davis - Atlanta Social Skills Therapist

Shiobhan Sheridan, MA, NCC, LPC, RPT

Shiobhan Sheridan, MA, NCC, LPC, RPT is a psychotherapist and Registered Play Therapist who enjoys working with children, adolescents, parents and families. She received her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University in Atlanta, Georgia and is a Nationally Certified Counselor through NBCC (National Board of Certified Counselors). She is also an active member of the Association for Play Therapy.

Shiobhan’s goal as a therapist is to create a safe and accepting environment where clients can identify, create and implement solutions to their problems in individual, group or family counseling. She believes play to be the expressive language of children and uses an individualized Play Therapy approach when working with ages 3 to 12. Her holistic style emphasizes the importance of family involvement, encouraging caregivers’ active participation throughout the course of therapy. As the mother of six children, Shiobhan understands the complexities and difficulties of raising children and uses her training and experience to help parents navigate their way though parenting challenges. Shiobhan truly enjoys working with children, adolescents and their families exploring new ways to work through difficult issues in a positive, nurturing environment.

You may contact Shiobhan directly at shiobhan@myinneractions.com

Shiobhan Sheridan - Atlanta Play Therapist

Jennifer Carlson, MA, LPC

Jennifer Carlson, MA, LPC is a psychotherapist who enjoys working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. She graduated from Richmont Graduate University, where she earned her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Jennifer also received a certificate in child and adolescent counseling. Before her graduate studies, Jennifer received her Bachelor’s degrees in biology and psychology from Georgia Institute of Technology, where she specialized in neuropsychology.

Jennifer has experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families dealing with social skills, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, low self-esteem, anger management, ADHD, developmental and learning disorders, divorce and family transitions, and other behavioral issues. Jennifer also has experience facilitating social skills groups for ages 4 through 25.

Jennifer’s goal in therapy is to create a safe and fostering environment through which her clients can build self-confidence, learn and practice new skills, and gain insight about themselves and others while engaging in fun, positive experiences. She employs an eclectic array of counseling techniques, including CBT, play therapy, and other creative therapy techniques, and caters each experience around her clients’ specific needs. Jennifer is passionate about celebrating her clients’ strengths and helping them use their unique strengths to create and implement solutions to their problems.

If you are interested in how Jennifer and Inneractions Therapy Services may benefit you, your family, or your child, you can contact Jennifer directly at jennifer@myinneractions.com.  She sees clients at our Marietta location on Mondays and Thursdays and at our Johns Creek location on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Jennifer Carlson - Atlanta Social Skills Therapist

Rebecca Lanier, MA, APC, AMFT

Rebecca Lanier, MA, APC, AMFT is a psychotherapist who enjoys working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. She graduated from Richmont Graduate University with her master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. Before her graduate studies, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Georgia where she specialized in Human Development and Family Science, Family Life Education, Entrepreneurship, and Intervention.

Rebecca specializes in social skills development, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, mood disorders, anger management, developmental and learning disorders, such as ADHD, family and life transitions, and other behavioral and familial difficulties. Rebecca also facilitates process-oriented, therapeutic gaming, and social skills groups.

Rebecca aims to provide a safe and uplifting environment for clients to learn and practice social skills, foster their authentic self, gain insight regarding themselves and others, and build self-confidence. She utilizes an eclectic mixture of counseling techniques including cognitive-behavioral, experiential, solution-focused, play, and other creative therapeutic techniques while keeping the client’s specific needs and goals in mind. Rebecca enjoys drawing from an individual’s strengths and support network to find creative solutions to their goals.

Rebecca welcomes the opportunity to meet with you and your family. You may contact her directly at rebecca@myinneractions.com.

Charity Livingston, MA, M.Ed, APC, NCC

Charity Livingston, MA, M.Ed, APC, NCC is a psychotherapist who enjoys working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. She graduated from Richmont Graduate University in 2019, where she earned her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Charity also received a certificate in child and adolescent counseling. Before pursuing a career in counseling, Charity received her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in special education from the University of Florida.

Charity has experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families dealing with parenting difficulties, transitions, grief, social skills, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, low self-esteem, anger management, ADHD, developmental and learning disorders, and other behavioral issues. Charity has experience facilitating social skills groups for ages 3 through 12. Charity also worked as a special education teacher for five years and has experience supporting parents and clients through the process of receiving special education services in a public-school setting.

Charity’s goal in therapy is to create an environment in which clients feel comfortable being themselves as they grow to understand the unique ways that they have been created. She primarily uses interpersonal talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and play therapy techniques in order to meet the varying needs of her clients. Charity is passionate about celebrating the progress that her clients make as they learn to conquer life’s challenges.

In her free time, Charity enjoys adventuring in the outdoors with her pets Chance and Hippie, reading, writing, cooking and exploring the city to discover all that it has to offer.

You may contact Charity directly at charity@myinneractions.com.

Brenda Banks, MA, M.Ed, APC 

Brenda Banks, MA, M.Ed., is a psychotherapist who enjoys working with children, adolescents, young adults and families. She is a former elementary school counselor and graduate of Liberty University where she earned a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Prior to earning her Master’s in Professional School Counseling, she held a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.

Brenda specializes in social skill development, self-esteem building, anxiety, depression, behavioral disorders, developmental disorders, and coping with life transitions. She works with clients in both the individual and group setting. In addition to traditional talk therapy, Brenda has experience in facilitating play and art therapy.

Brenda is a native to the Atlanta area and is a wife and mother of three. She recognizes the uniqueness of each individual and works with clients and their families to help them reach their goals and potential. She uses an integrative approach to counseling that includes cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy and other creative therapeutic techniques that best meet the needs of her clients. Brenda currently sees clients exclusively at our Johns Creek location.

Brenda looks forward to hearing from you. You may contact her directly at Brenda@myinneractions.com

Polina Kitsis, MS, NCC, APC

Are you struggling with life obstacles or adapting to a change? Are you feeling “stuck” and having a difficult time working past this? Do you struggle in social situations? Is your child struggling with emotions or behaviors concerns? During the course of our lives, we experience many highs and many lows. By working through the hard times, it gives us an opportunity to grow and better ourselves.

Polina is a psychotherapist who, over her years of experience, has worked with children, adolescents and adults in both individual and group therapy. She has honed her skills while working with those struggling with: life stressors, anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, social skills, parenting skills, divorce, and more. Polina is a licensed professional counselor, and nationally certified counselor who graduated from Mercer University earning a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Before which she earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgia State University.

Polina’s goal in therapy is to work collaboratively with you to build up the strengths you already have, and use those strengths to address the concerns. She believes in having a safe, yet fun and engaging space that allows you to grow. Each person is unique and so Polina’s therapeutic approach is adjusted to your specific needs. With this in mind, she uses an integrative approach for therapy. This allows her to pull from several different techniques, including but not limited to: cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, solution focused and person-centered.

Congratulations, you’ve already taken the first step by coming here. When you are ready to begin the therapeutic process, Polina will be here to help along your journey.

You may contact Polina directly at Polina@myinneractions.com

Polina Kitsis, MS

L Michael Fields, MS, LPC

Mike is the proud father of a young man on the autism spectrum. Learning to join his son and play from a developmental perspective inspired Mike to pursue a career as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). He is a firm believer in the power of stories to promote growth and healing and he wanted to share what he learned from his son with other families. When someone gets a diagnosis or has a disability, the traditional medical approach would have their story focus on deficits. Mike embraces a wellness model and employs a developmental framework (DIRFloortime®️) along with cooperative and collaborative games to shift the narrative from pathology to potential, providing the opportunity for people to see themselves as not just the authors, but the heroes of their own story. (Mike has been in private practice in Atlanta, GA for over a decade). You may contact Mike directly at Mike@myinneractions.com

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