PORT Counseling & Consultation

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  • Welcome to PORT Counseling & Consultation!

    The meaning behind PORT Counseling comes from it’s dictionary definition:

    port/pȯrt (noun)
    city, town, or other place where ships load or unload.
    place along a coast in which ships may take refuge from storms; harbor.

    Within the context of the therapeutic process, PORT Counseling is a place where you can take refuge from your stressors. It’s the space for you to unload the unhelpful thoughts and ways of relating with the world around you. It is the setting where you will get to load up on skills and strategies to help you through.

    We’re confident that together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome these challenges. Whether you’re struggling with interpersonal relationship issues, depression, or anxiety, it is important that you know you don’t have to be alone in this journey. We have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome these struggles, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

    We understand no two individuals are the same, and we tailor our sessions together to address challenges unique to you. We will work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address those issues with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you’ve always wanted.

    MEET OUR THERAPISTS & COACHES:

    SONJACHARDE MIXON, MSW, Life Coach, is the founder of Sôl Wellness Coaching, LLC . I am a life coach who specializes in helping people unearth their confidence and nurture their voice and potential in order to transform into the fullest iteration of themselves.

    SONJACHARDE’S APPROACH:
    Coaching sessions with me are designed to help you identify your passions and intentions so that I can provide support and guidance to facilitate your journey of self-improvement. Whether you seek accountability, resources, skills assessment or an unbiased opinion, I am here with an open mind and heart to help you blossom into your most beautiful self. As a woman who wears many hats and juggles several titles, I earnestly empathize with the exhaustion that often comes with life and societal pressures. Realistic and achievable goal setting is how we would spend a large part of our time together. My job is not to rush you to accomplish goals quickly, but rather to help you become cognizant of what you are capable of at each phase in your life so that you can live the life you deserve. I believe that no dream is unattainable and our journey can start off at whatever pace you desire. You are always in charge of how and when we get to your final destination.

    SONJACHARDE’S CLIENTS:
    My clients are often, but are not limited to, women, people of color, parents (single, married or special needs parents) or other persons who feel unheard, have lost their voice and need support. As a single mother to a special needs child and a woman of color, I am conscious of how the responsibilities and expectations that we (and others) place on ourselves can stifle our growth. During coaching sessions, I create a sincere, unpretentious environment for you to be the real you and say exactly what is on your mind. This exchange allows us to build a relationship where you learn to love and embrace your innate complexity, rather than a version of yourself hidden behind a mask of perfection. As a result, we are able to have fruitful conversations that lead to goals that set you on the road to achieve success that encompasses your whole self.
    Examples Of Some Needs My Clients Have:
    * Help delineating and achieving realistic life goals
    * Assistance resolving stress and creating healthy life patterns and routines (i.e. food habits, healthy relationships, self-care/wellness)
    * Help improving time management skills
    * Maintaining a work/life/family balance
    * Help unpacking and overcoming the feeling of being “lost,” “in a rut,” or unsure of their life’s purpose
    * Support in restoring a positive self-image or sense of self-worth and rebuilding confidence
    * A place to express vulnerability without fear of judgement

    LYDIA J. GAMBLE, LPC (She/Her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with adolescents, emerging adults, and their families that are finding their path in their transition into adulthood.

    LYDIA’S APPROACH:

    My goal is to help individuals to understand how all parts of their life are interrelated and to facilitate their individual journey in the growth process.

    My individualized approach helps unique populations overcome various obstacles in order to obtain educational, employment, and social opportunities. I am committed to providing a safe space for exploration, healing and growth for and with all of my clients.

    LYDIA’S CLIENTS:
    *Adolescents and emerging adults that are struggling to understand how the development and cognitive changes that are taking place, impact their social and emotional well being
    *Adults whom are in the midst of transition and need support through life’s “ups and downs”
    *Those needing help with exploring how past events influence our sense of self and interpersonal relationships with others
    *Parents wanting guidance on how to best support their children as they progress through their developmental stages

    LYDIA’S BACKGROUND:
    With a background in Rehabilitation Counseling, I have assisted individuals with various disabilities navigate the nuances of academic and vocational planning. Additionally, I have provided a healing space for individuals to explore the impact of grief and loss, challenging interpersonal relationships and difficulties with self-love and body image.

    MIRANDA CAMPBELL, MSM, MSW, LCSW (She,Her) is a therapist and founder of PORT Counseling, specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Atlanta, Georgia.

    My aim as your therapist is to help you approach problems effectively so that you and your relationships flourish. Through a collaborative therapy experience, I will empower to you define your own definition of success, and help you get there. You will have the chance to gain insight on unhelpful thoughts and behaviors that lead to distress, and how to use traits you already have to interrupt those patterns.

    The techniques I use most often in my practice include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral skills, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Online Therapy, and Behavior Modification skills training for parents.

    WHO ARE MIRANDA’S CLIENTS?
    I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral concerns providing services that span from therapy for depression and stress management to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.

    My clients often present with concerns pertaining to:

    Living a life they did not envision for themselves
    Wanting a new way to exist within their relationships
    Feeling unheard and/or underestimated
    Constantly beating themselves up
    Feeling as if they are not a “good enough” ________________ within their family, interpersonal, and professional relationships
    Experiencing a dip in their mood which has led to isolation and not having the drive to do the things they once had before
    Difficulties with letting go of unwanted and unhelpful thoughts about themselves and others

    WHY MIRANDA WORK’S IN THIS FIELD Before I even knew what a Social Worker was, I’ve been passionate about working to reduce the stigma of mental health. Over the years, I have found myself happiest serving in environments that reduce barriers to care for marginalized populations with mental health conditions. My work with people who live with eating disorders, mood disorders, and psychosis, has opened my eyes to the need for specialized resources and care. I truly believe that my work as a Clinical Social Worker is bigger than me and I am dedicated to supporting individuals and their families that would not otherwise sought services.

    MORE ABOUT OUR PRACTICE
    The practice space is a calm, and nurturing environment, that helps you silence the noise from the day-to-day stressors. Beyond the physical environment, We prioritize our belief in an inclusive treatment environment that is affirming to all genders, spiritual beliefs, and backgrounds. Our biggest tool within the relationship, is the use of ourself. If we do not present our authentic selves, how will the individuals we serve feel safe to do so. As a result, it is not unordinary for us to share laughter as well as tears.

    OUR ADVICE TO POTENTIAL CLIENTS
    Our advice for someone contemplating treatment is to take one step at a time. Start with the consultation and go from there. Thinking steps ahead often serves to detract from the present moment and thwart efforts to get help.

    WHAT TO EXPECT YOUR FIRST SESSION Your first session, in some ways, may be the easiest. Aside from meeting someone new and embarking on the beginning of the changes you would like to make, we will guide you most through this session. This first session or so is intended to be a rapport building and information gathering session. We will gather information about your mental health, physical, and family history. We will then discuss and collaborate to identify what you would like to accomplish through our time together. And finally, we will work to make sure you leave with a strategy or tool to hold you over til our next session.

  • Profession: Social Worker
    Qualifications & Credentials:

    LCSW

    School: University of Southern California
    Year Graduated: 2010
    License No. and State: CSW004977 - GA
    Finances and Insurance:

    Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Cigna, - Miranda
    Self-Pay - Edna

    Avg. Cost (per session): $75-$200
    Sliding Scale: Yes
    Accepted Payment Methods: Cash/Credit
    Accepting New Clients: Yes
    Remote Therapy Available: Yes
    Age Specialties: Adults
    Modality:
    • Individuals
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Group
    Specialties:
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Codependency
    • Coping Skills
    • Depression
    • Divorce
    • Dual Diagnosis
    • Family Conflict
    • Grief
    • Life Transitions
    • Marital and Premarital
    • Parenting
    • Racial Identity
    • Relationship Issues
    • Self Esteem
    • Self-Harming
    • Stress
    • Suicidal Ideation
    • Trauma and PTSD
    Languages Spoken: English
    Treatment Orientation:
    • Attachment-Based
    • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
    • Culturally Sensitive
    • Dialectical (DBT)
    • Family
    • Family Systems
    • Multicultural
    • Person-Centered
    • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
    • Strength-Based
    • Supervision Services
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