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Willowbrooke Counseling Center

The first step toward healing and recovery begins with finding help.

Willowbrooke Counseling Center Team

About our counselors and therapists

Our counselors and therapists are trained to work with individuals, families and groups in treating mental, behavioral, emotional and substance abuse problems and disorders. They have each earned a master’s degree from an accredited graduate program. To become licensed professional counselors (LPCs) and licensed associate professional counselors (LAPCs), they must pass a strenuous exam and gain extensive supervised experience. Our team also includes licensed clinical social workers, licensed master social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed associate marriage and family therapists.

Samantha Adams, MA, LAPC

Samantha Adams, MA, LAPC

Adams earned a master’s in clinical mental health counseling from Argosy University. She is an Associate Professional Counselor of Georgia and Nationally Certified Counselor with NBCC. She specializes in trauma counseling and works with patients ages 4 through 64. She has been trained in EMDR and brain-based hypnosis. Adams has a history of working with people with substance abuse, trauma and eating disorders, as well as a myriad of other disorders.

Adams likes to begin her relationship with every patient with a behavioral health assessment. This enables her to create individualized treatment plans to target specific needs, while keeping therapy fun and eclectic.

Watch her video to learn more about her approach to counseling.

 

Anna Cowan, MA, LAPC

Anna Cowan, MA, LAPC

Cowan earned a bachelor’s in counseling psychology from Toccoa Falls College and a master’s in professional counseling from Liberty University. She began working at Tanner as a primary therapist in August 2019. Her work experience ranges from substance abuse, family therapy and group therapy to working with children and adolescents. Her goal is to continue to be a support to individuals and families in the community.

In her video, Cowan outlines what a new patient can expect. She values the sharing of family roles and interactions. This helps her understand how patients communicate and express big emotions like anger or sadness, so that she can better help them in return.

Watch her video to learn more about her approach to counseling.

 

Tiffani Fryar, MA, LPC

Tiffani Fryar, MA, LPC

Fryar earned a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of South Carolina, her native state, and a master’s in humanistic psychology from the State University of West Georgia (now University of West Georgia). She interned with Tanner while in graduate school and began working for Tanner just two days after graduation in 2004. Fryar has practiced as an expressive therapist for 11 years and appreciates the benefits of incorporating art, yoga/movement, music and animal-assisted therapy into her work with clients.

Fryar believes that therapy is about healing, growing and figuring out what patterns her patients want to work on and change. She believes that everyone can harness his or her full potential, so she encourages and helps her patients figure out how to do that and learn to live their healthiest lives.

Watch her video to learn more about her approach to counseling.

 

Joshua Grubb, MA, Ed.S., LPC

Joshua Grubb, MA, Ed.S., LPC

Grubb earned a master’s in psychology and a specialist in education (Ed.S.) in professional counseling from the University of West Georgia. Prior to joining Tanner in 2015, he worked as an in-home therapist with at-risk youth on probation and with young adult college students at University of West Georgia. Grubb’s approach to counseling is eclectic but is firmly rooted in humanistic psychology — meaning that he values treating the whole person and drawing on a person’s innate strengths to help them heal. Grubb has experience working with clients who have multiple mental health issues, but enjoys working with the challenges related to depression, anxiety, ADHD and high-functioning autism.

Grubbs loves providing a safe and comfortable environment for his patients, ages 4 to seniors, to express tough and hard emotional experiences. He likes to get to know his patients on a very real level and be creative during sessions with patients.

Watch his video to learn more about his approach to counseling.

 

Patrick Henderson, MS, LPC

Patrick Henderson, MS, LPC

Henderson earned a bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in criminal justice from Georgia State University. He enjoyed the field so much, he stayed another two years, earning his master’s in rehabilitation counseling. Henderson is a west Georgia native who grew up in Franklin. He has worked in a variety of mental health settings, including inpatient, CORE, intensive family intervention and private practice. His areas of focus are in the treatment of borderline personality disorders, attachment, and trauma.

Since every therapist has their own personality, Henderson encourages potential patients to find the counselor who is right for them. He mostly works with adolescents and adults, and likes to use activities such as coloring, drawing and making paper planes to help people relax, focus and begin working on their goals.

Watch his video to learn more about his approach to counseling.

 

Brittany Lilly, MA, LAPC

Brittany Lilly, MA, LPC

Lilly earned a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Georgia and completed her master’s in professional counseling from Liberty University. She joined Tanner in 2014 as a community support specialist and now works as a primary therapist. She enjoys helping clients of all ages learn the skills they need to get back to their lives through exploring the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that have brought them to Willowbrooke Counseling Center. She encourages her clients to use writing, drawing and other expressive therapies — along with discussion — to help process their experiences and own unique stories to guide them through treatment. Lilly’s main areas of focus are depression and anxiety.

Lilly's approach to counseling is figuring out what will work for each individual patient. Everyone has "tools" inside themselves that they can learn to use to their advantage. She works with patients to find the unique combination of therapies and techniques that works for them to get back to living and enjoying life.

Watch her video to learn more about her approach to counseling.

 

Syreeta Nalls, MS, LAPC

Syreeta Nalls, MS, LPC

Nalls earned a bachelor’s from Mercer University and a master’s from Walden University in clinical mental health counseling. She began working at Tanner in 2016. With the heart to help others, she is on the board of three charities, co-founded an organization that feeds the homeless in Atlanta, and works for an organization once a month that helps foster-and-adopted teens with team building skills and self-esteem. She enjoys educating children and their parents on parenting skills, mental health awareness and overall quality of life. She specializes in early childhood development, post-traumatic stress disorder, expressive therapy, family therapy and parenting skills/behavioral management.

Nalls works with children, adolescents and adults, age 5 and up. She uses each person's behavorial health assessment to determine what needs to be the focus during therapy sessions. Her approach is to use humor and laughter as appropriate to help her clients be comfortable as they talk and she listens during sessions.

Watch her video to learn more about her approach to counseling.

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