News about all the goings on at Trillium Springs Counseling

 

MARIETTA, Georgia (November 15, 2017) – Liz McKeown, MA, APC receives professional credentials

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Congratulations to Liz McKeown for completing all the requirements to become an Associate Professional Counselor. The composite board of licensure granted the license at their recent meeting. More about Liz...

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARIETTA, Georgia (October 11, 2017) – Dan Upshaw, MA, LMFT, LPC receives professional credentials

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Congratulations to Dan Upshaw for completing all the requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. The composite board of licensure granted the license at their recent meeting. More about Dan...

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARIETTA, Georgia (July 14, 2017) – Dana Lindsey, MA, LPC, NCC, receives two professional credentials

DanaLindsayCongratulations to Dana Lindsey for receiving both her Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor credentials recently. Previously Dana received her M.A. in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University and a B.B.A. in Marketing from Georgia State University. 

Dana completed her internship at Grow Counseling, a private practice in Atlanta, and at the Atlanta Hope Counseling Center where she worked with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents at various stages of life. She has worked with clients desiring help with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, second career/empty nest planning, career planning, codependency, marital stress, sexual abuse, drug abuse, personality disorders, parenting issues, and suicidal ideation. More about Dana...

 

 

MARIETTA, Georgia (February 1, 2017) – Daniel Frysh, MA, has joined Trillium Springs Counseling as a counselor.

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"We are pleased to welcome Daniel Frysh to the growing staff of counselors at Trillium Springs Counseling. His broad experience working with cancer patients, as a school counselor, alongside law enforcement, and with clients in a private practice setting brings an added dimension to the practice," said Trillium Springs Conseling founder and director Vilda S. Brannen.

Daniel has a strong history working with Millennials, people attempting to find their authentic self, those who are dealing with life transitions, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, substance abuse issues, as well as end of life and grief and loss. More about Daniel...

 

 

 

 

MARIETTA, Georgia (February 15, 2017) – Liz McKeown, MA, has joined Trillium Springs Counseling as a counselor.

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"Welcome to Liz McKeown who has joined the therapeutic team at Trillium Springs Counseling. Liz was born and raised in Ecuador and Colombia, so she speaks fluent Spanish as a second language and is experienced in maneuvering a variety of cultural/traditional concerns. She brings an additional resource to the practice and allows us to serve more members of the community," said Vilda S. Brannen, Trillium Springs Counseling Founder and Director.

Lis has applied her varied skills as a private music instructor, as an ESL teacher in South Korea, as well as 10 years of corporate administrative work and volunteer parental mentorship and childcare at addiction recovery centers. Liz’s professional counseling focus is with adolescents, marriages, families, mood disorders, stress/anxiety, and grief/loss in both individual and group settings. More about Liz... / en Espanol...

 

 

MARIETTA, Georgia (May 1, 2017) – Sarah Howell, MA, APC, has joined Trillium Springs Counseling as an associate professional counselor.

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"We are pleased to welcome Sarah Howell to the Trillium Springs Couinseling therapeutic team. Her professional experience counseling adults, couples, adolescents and families treating a variety of concerns from depression and anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, emotion regulation, and sexual issues for women and couples expands our existing staff's expertise in these areas," said Trillium Springs Counseling Founder and Director Vilda S. Brannen. 

She takes a Family Systems approach when counseling teens and families, believing that treating the family as a whole is often vital to the healing process of each individual. Using an interpersonal approach to counseling individuals, Sarah believes in working with clients to move towards better understanding of themselves and the relationships they have with others. More about Sarah...

 

 

MARIETTA, Georgia (January 1, 2017) – Jason Rhoads, MS, LPC has joined Trillium Springs Counseling as a counselor. 

JasonRhoads“We are delighted to have Jason Rhoads join our therapeutic team. Jason's years of experience working with those dealing with substance abuse, addictions, co-dependency, and relationship issues expands our practice in these areas and will help us better serve the needs of our community,” said Trillium Springs Counseling founder and director Vilda S. Brannen.

Jason has extensive experience working in the addiction field, and has helped hundreds of clients and families fight the disease of addiction. Jason has a thorough understanding of what it takes to achieve and maintain sobriety. More about Jason...

 

 

 

 

MARIETTA, Georgia (Feb. 5, 2016) - J.D. Van Eaton Receives Professional Counselor License.

JDVanEatonTrillium Springs Counseling is pleased to announce that J.D. Van Eaton has been licensed as a Professional Counselor by the Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists. “We are delighted J.D. has been fully licensed by the Composite Board,” said Trillium Springs Counseling founder and director Vilda S. Brannen, M.A., NCC, LPC. “The licensure comes following years of graduate study, supervised practice and continuing education. J.D.’s professional counseling experience has focused mainly on helping men and women struggling with bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and anxiety in both group settings and in one-on-one sessions.” More about J.D...

 

 

 

 

MARIETTA, Georgia (Aug. 1, 2015) – Daniel Gopin Joins Trillium Springs Counseling Center

DanielGopin1Daniel Gopin, M.A., APC, has joined Trillium Springs Counseling as an Associate Professional Counselor (APC005012).

“We are delighted Daniel has joined our therapeutic team. He has wide experience counseling individuals with anxiety and depression. He has also served as a school counselor in private schools in Baltimore, MD, and Atlanta, GA, providing direct services to adolescents, and consultative services to parents and teachers. At TDSA, a private school in Atlanta, Daniel was instrumental in implementing the B.R.A.V.E. program, educating students about bully awareness and prevention. In addition to his counseling experience, Daniel has spent several years in the field of education and community outreach,” said Trillium Springs Counseling founder and director Vilda S. Brannen, M.A., NCC, LPC.

Daniel earned a Masters degree in Clinical Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University (2012) and a Bachelors in Talmudic Law from Ner Israel College. More about Daniel...

 

MARIETTA, Georgia (June 16, 2015) - Hope Hailey Receives Professional Counselor License.

HopeHailey"We are pleased to announce that Hope Hailey has been licensed as a Professional Counselor by the Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists. “We are delighted Hope Hailey has been fully licensed by the Composite Board,” said Trillium Springs Counseling founder and director Vilda S. Brannen, M.A., NCC, LPC. “The licensure comes following years of graduate study, supervised practice and continuing education. Hope is an excellent therapist with a proven track record of helping individuals and families improve the quality of their lives. Her recent groups have responded well to using art materials for self-exploration and containment as a unique approach to Dialetical Behavior Therapy to help individuals handle overwhelming emotions.” More about Hope...

 

 

 

MARIETTA, Georgia (Mar. 15, 2015) – Lindsey Steffen Joins Trillium Springs Counseling Center
LindseySteffenLindsey Steffen, M.A., APC, has joined Trillium Springs Counseling Center as an Associate Professional Counselor (APC004129).

“We are delighted Lindsey has joined our therapeutic team. She has extensive experience working with adolescent and adult survivors of trauma and abuse and expands our existing practice in this area. Lindsey will help meet a definite need in our community,” said Trillium Springs Counseling founder and director Vilda S. Brannen, M.A., NCC, LPC.

Lindsey received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling with a specialization in Trauma Counseling from Richmont Graduate University. She is passionate about providing a comfortable and safe environment where clients feel not only completely accepted but also celebrated being their truest selves. More about Lindsey...

 

 

MARIETTA, Georgia (Feb. 12, 2015) – Pannell Joins Trillium Springs Counseling Center

SarahPannellSarah Pannell, MAMFT, LMFT, has joined Trillium Springs Counseling Center specializing in marriage and family therapy and will be working with adolescents, college students, young adults and parents.

“We are delighted Sarah Pannell has joined our therapeutic team as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She expands our existing practice in this area and will help meet a definite need in our community,” said Trillium Springs Counseling founder and director Vilda S. Brannen, M.A., NCC, LPC.

Sarah is licensed in both California (#80324) and Georgia (#0001373), and has been in clinical practice since 2009. She received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Furman University in Greenville, SC. More about Sarah...


MARIETTA, Georgia (Jan. 11, 2015) - Dan Upshaw Receives Associate Marriage & Family Therapy Designation.

DanUpshaw"We are pleased to announce that Dan Upshaw has successfully passed the exam to receive the Associate Marriage & Family Therapy designation,” said Trillium Springs Counseling founder and director Vilda S. Brannen, M.A., NCC, LPC. “The examination is designed to assess knowledge through questions focused on tasks that an entry-level marital and family therapist should be able to perform and the knowledge required to perform those tasks successfully. This is a rigorous exam and all of his colleages at Trillium Springs Counseling join me in congratulating Dan on reaching this milestone in his practice." More about Dan...

 

 

 

 

MARIETTA, Georgia (Dec. 26, 2014) – Riemersma Joins Trillium Springs Counseling Center

JennaRiemersmaJenna Riemersma, MA, ASAT-II, AMAT, has joined Trillium Springs Counseling Center specializing in the treatment of intimacy disorders, including sexual addiction and compulsivity.

“We are delighted Jenna Riemersma has joined our therapeutic team as a counselor. She adds a new dimension to our practice that meets a definite need in our community,” said Trillium Springs Counseling founder and director Vilda S. Brannen, M.A., NCC, LPC.

Jenna provides compassionate and effective care to individuals struggling with a variety of sexual concerns including infidelity, pornography, internet-related sexual behavior, prostitution, sexual orientation and gender identity. Jenna is also skilled in providing supportive therapeutic care to individuals whose lives have been impacted by the sexual and/or addictive behavior of someone they love.

Jenna holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from Harvard University, and a Masters degree in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University. More about Jenna...

MARIETTA, Georgia (Aug. 1, 2014). Aug. 25, 2014) – Dan Upshaw Joins Trillium Springs Counseling

DanUpshawDan Upshaw, MAMFT, has joined Trillium Springs Counseling Center.

“We are pleased to announce that Dan Upshaw has joined our therapeutic team as a counselor. The root of Dan’s heart for counseling is to help individuals, relationships, and families heal and grow,” said Trillium Springs Counseling founder and director Vilda S. Brannen.

Dan earned an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Richmont Graduate University and BA from Augusta State University, double majoring in Psychology and Political Science. Dan is also a certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator, a comprehensive premarital counseling program that helps couples discover and practice key elements to building healthy relationship skills. More about Dan...

 

 


MARIETTA, Georgia (Jul. 3, 2014) - Barbara Russell Receives Professional Counselor License.

BarbaraRussell2017a"We are pleased to announce that Barbara Russell has been licensed as a Professional Counselor by the Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists. “We are delighted Barbara Russell has been fully licensed by the Composite Board,” said Trillium Springs Counseling founder and director Vilda S. Brannen, M.A., NCC, LPC. “The licensure comes following years of graduate study, supervised practice and continuing education. Bobby is a solid counselor with a proven track record of helping individuals and families improve the quality of their lives.” More about Barbara...

 

 

 

 

MARIETTA, Georgia (June 15, 2014) – Randy Schneider Joins Trillium Springs Counseling

RandySchneiderRandy Schneider, J.D., M.A., has joined Trillium Springs Counseling Center.

“We are delighted Randy Schneider has joined our therapeutic team as a counselor. Randy brings a wealth of business and life experience to the counseling profession. He is especially interested in dealing with the challenges created by the workplace, substance abuse, parenting, divorce, remarriage and retirement,” said Trillium Springs Counseling founder and director Vilda S. Brannen, M.A., NCC, LPC.

Randy received his Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University in 2014. Prior to entering the masters program, he completed thirty hours of undergraduate psychology courses at Oglethorpe University. Randy graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in History from Duke University and received his Juris Doctorate from the Emory University School of Law. More about Randy...

 

 

MARIETTA, Georgia (May 12, 2014) – Dana Lindsay, M.A., has joined Trillium Springs Counseling Center.

DanaLindsay“We are pleased to announce that Dana Lindsay has joined our therapeutic team as a counselor. Helping clients rebuild their current and future life stories is part of Dana’s eclectic approach to counseling. Her belief in helping clients assess and appreciate their strengths in order for them to move forward toward achieving their goals will be of significant benefit to our clients,” said Trillium Springs Counseling founder and director Vilda S. Brannen, M.S., NCC, LPC, CPCS.

Dana earned a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University and a B.B.A. in Marketing from Georgia State University. Dana is also a certified Prepare-Enrich counselor, a comprehensive premarital counseling program, which helps couples discover key elements to building healthy relationship skills. More about Dana...

 

 

MARIETTA, Georgia (May 1, 2013) – Rhonda Milner, M.D., has joined Trillium Springs Counseling Center.

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“We are delighted Rhonda Milner has joined our therapeutic team as a counselor. Rhonda was a respected radiologist in the Atlanta medical community prior to retiring to raise her family. As a second career, counseling is a calling for Rhonda. With her medical background, she recognizes the importance of the holistic—mind, body, spirit—approach to the health and well-being of an individual,” said Trillium Springs Counseling founder and director Vilda S. Brannen, M.A., NCC, LPC.

Rhonda graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology summa cum laude from the University of Georgia in 1976. She also received her Medical Degree from Emory University School of Medicine in 1980. She completed her residency in Radiology at the Emory Affiliated Hospitals in 1984. She was in private practice for nearly nine years when she retired to raise her family. She continued to practice volunteering with the Radiology residents at Grady Memorial Hospital for five years where she received a clinical appointment. She maintains a current Georgia Medical License. More about Rhonda...

 

MARIETTA, Georgia (Feb. 9, 2013) – Cary Sibley, M.A., has joined Trillium Springs Counseling Center.

CarySibley“We are delighted Cary Sibley has joined our therapeutic team as a counselor. Cary has a particular passion for walking alongside others in their struggles. She incorporates the maturity of lifelong experiences with her professional education in a collaborative approach with clients to bring resolution and wholeness to their lives,” said Trillium Springs Counseling founder and director Vilda S. Brannen, M.A., NCC, LPC.

Cary received a B.A. in English from George Washington University and a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University. More about Cary...

 

 

 

 

MARIETTA, Georgia (June 15, 2012) – J.D. Van Eaton, M.A., has joined Trillium Springs Counseling Center.

JDVanEaton“We are delighted that J.D. Van Eaton has joined our therapeutic team as a counselor. J.D.’s experience with the entertainment industry prior to pursuing his counseling career and subsequent work with both counseling center clients and in-patient clients will be of significant benefit to our clients,” said Trillium Springs Counseling founder and director Vilda S. Brannen, M.A., NCC, LPC.

J.D. earned a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Auburn University.

J.D.’s professional counseling experience has focused mainly on helping men and women struggling with bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and anxiety in both group settings and in one-on-one sessions. More about JD...

 

 

MARIETTA, Georgia (May 1, 2011) – Hope Hailey, M.A., has joined the therapeutic team at the Trillium Springs Counseling Center.

HopeHailey"We are delighted to welcome Hope Hailey to the therapeutic team at Trillium Springs Counseling. Hope's experience working with adolescents struggling with issues of drug abuse, bipolar disorder, psychosis, anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation will be of significant benefit to our clients," said Trillium Springs Counseling founder and director Vilda S. Brannen, M.A., NCC, LPC.

Hope will also be teaching Dialectical Behavior Therapy where patients learn emotion regulation and mindfulness to help them transition to everyday life with healthy coping skills.

Her other specialties will be counseling individuals, families, and couples struggling with issues surrounding financial and marital stress, anxiety, isolation, depression, sexual abuse, and parenting. More about Hope...

 

 

 

MARIETTA, Georgia (May 15, 2010) – Barbara Russell, M.A., has joined Trillium Springs Counseling Center.

BarbaraRussell2017a“We are delighted that Barbara Russell has joined our therapeutic team as a counselor. Barbara’s broad experience prior to pursuing her counseling career and subsequent work with both counseling center clients and in-patient clients will be of significant benefit to our clients,” said Trillium Springs Counseling founder and director Vilda S. Brannen, M.A., NCC, LPC.

Barbara received a MA in Counseling from Richmont Graduate University (formerly PSI) and a BA and BS from Florida State University in Anthropology and English. She is currently pursuing her license as an Associate Professional Counselor. Barbara adheres to a life philosophy articulated by Carl Jung: “The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.”

She has worked for Delta Airlines for thirty three years and has been active in the field of publishing for fifteen years. She has provided creative and interactive workshops for groups of adult writers, and worked in school systems in and out of state to help children and adolescents find their individual voice through creative writing. Barbara is the author of six books for children and young adults. More about Barbara...

 

MARIETTA, Georgia (June 1, 2010) – Trillium Springs Counseling Center has expanded into larger space within their existing office building at Governor’s Ridge on Powers Ferry Road in Atlanta.

reception“We have been fortunate to have a number of talented professional counselors join our Center over the past several months. The new, expanded space is designed to give our clients and therapists an environment conducive to a positive counseling experience,” said Trillium Springs Counseling founder and director Vilda S. Brannen, M.A., NCC, LPC. The new space has a large reception and waiting area, five therapist offices, and a room that can accommodate up to 20 people in a group setting.

“Having nine therapists working directly with Trillium Springs Counseling and four others associated with the practice gave us the opportunity to expand into this new space. The combination of their talents, experience and professional relationships will give our clients a wider variety of options as they seek counseling,” Brannen concluded.

Among the specialties of the counselors at Trillium Springs Counseling are: management and treatment of bipolar disorder, individuals, couples, and family counseling dealing with issues of marital, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sexual trauma, addiction, and spirituality among others.

To learn more about Trillium Springs Counseling Center, call Vilda Brannen at 404.310.6120, email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at www.trilliumsprings.com.

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We serve the mental health needs of our diverse community through individual, family and group counseling. We are also available to speak on topics within our specialties. Reach out to our Founder and Director Vilda Brannen, 404.310.6120, to learn more.


Upcoming Counseling and Community Events

Wed Dec 20 @11:00AM - 05:00PM
*Group - Bipolar Support Group for Families
Thu Dec 21 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
*Group: Bipolar Support for Men and Women

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