Aimee Copeland, LMSW, MA
“The obstacle is the path.” –unknown
During the course of our lives we experience many joys and hardships, and along with them the full range of human emotions. Each moment and feeling is an opportunity to better understand self, other, and the world, whether it invokes a feeling of pleasure or pain. If you are currently struggling or want to seek personal growth, the therapeutic relationship provides an open and nonjudgmental atmosphere to explore the life and mind, creating a comfortable space to safely hold whatever arises in the moment.
My Therapeutic Perspective
My approach to therapy is heavily rooted in the strengths perspective and humanistic theory. I utilize a holistic lens that recognizes and emphasizes the connection between body, mind, and spirit. I have been trained in mindfulness techniques, narrative therapy, focusing, dialectical behavior therapy, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Rather than using one or all of these techniques with a given client, I adopt a client-centered approach that individualizes therapy based on your needs and preferences.
A nonjudgmental atmosphere based on openness, authenticity, and trust is cultivated with every client so that you can feel safe to share your deepest feelings. I believe that working in the here-and-now with our client-therapist relationship is the best way to bring awareness to and work through habitual patterns and I will strive to create a comfortable, non-threatening space for you to explore yourself. You are the expert of your life and emotions and I invite you to be active, curious, and engaged in therapy so that it becomes a collaborative process between individuals who feel a sense of mutual respect.
I earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia and a Master’s Degree in Psychology from The University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA. I have experience working with a variety of client populations, including adolescents, adults, couples, and groups. I work with individuals impacted by trauma, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and debilitating medical conditions. I believe that therapy is useful for all people, whether you are dealing with general life stressors and transitions or want to grow and learn about yourself.
If you are interested in beginning the therapeutic process please reach me by phone at 404-658-1222 x 4 or by email at email@example.com.