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Meet our dedicated staff. We look forward to providing help to you and/or your loved ones. To get started, please contact the office at 770-732-0982 to schedule an appointment.
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Kenia Johnson, Ph.D. - Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Johnson earned her doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina.  She provides psychological evaluation and counseling services to children and adolescents; and ADHD evaluations for adults.  Her areas of specialization include psychological testing, learning disorders, ADHD, mood disorders, behavioral difficulties, and adjustment and interpersonal issues.  Dr. Johnson also provides clinical supervision and consultation to training students and other clinicians.

Michelle Bacon - Licensed Professional Counselor

Michelle has over 10 years of experience within the counseling field and she has worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, grief, depression, and much more. Michelle uses an integrative treatment modality approach and tailors her techniques to meet the needs of her clients on an individual basis. Michelle is compassionate, dedicated, and strives to provide a safe place where clients can feel comfortable to process their feelings openly and work towards healing. A message from Michelle:  "While the first step of therapy is always the hardest, I sincerely believe the results can be rewarding. Let’s put in the work together to help you overcome these challenges!"

Mrs. Bacon is currently accepting new patients. 

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Melissa Cochran - Licensed Professional Counselor

​Melissa Cochran earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and obtained a Master of Arts degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Alabama. Melissa provides services to children, adolescents, and adults. She implements a strengths-based, person centered approach in her practice. Melissa’s specialty areas include anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship struggles, family changes, and parenting issues.  ​

Ms. Cochran is currently accepting new patients. She provides telehealth appointments only.

Ms. Jackson is currently accepting new patients. She provides telehealth appointments only.

Latoya Jackson - Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Latoya is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Georgia with nine years of experience working with people making change in their life. Latoya was born and raised in Ohio and moved to Georgia 12 years ago to pursue a Social Work career. She has worked with people challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, abuse, substance abuse issues, severe persistent mental illnesses and life changing situations. Latoya's approach is solution focused, client centered, and strengths based drawing heavily from Cognitive Behavioral Theory. Her therapeutic approaches utilized focuses on encouraging and assisting clients to develop perseverance, become more flexible, and increase their self-worth through evidence based social work modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Supportive Therapies, and Problem Solving Strategies. A message from Mrs. Jackson: "When working with clients the main goal is to build rapport. It is very important that client/therapist relationship foundation is built on trust. When working with clients I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, positive, respectful, and safe. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in doing great things and overcoming things that challenge you.  Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am extremely proud of you for getting started! I am excited to meet you and work together to identify your goals and make plans to achieve them."


Gabrielle is currently not accepting new patients. 


Gabrielle Sledge

Licensed Assoc. Professional Counselor

​Gabrielle earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Tuskegee University. She completed her training and counseling and obtained Masters of Science degree in Clinical Counseling from Brenau University. Ms. Sledge is a Master’s Level Therapist. Currently, she is in the process of obtaining licensure with the Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists. In accordance with licensure regulations, Ms. Sledge provides counseling services as a pre-licensed therapist under the supervision of Dr. Johnson. She uses a multi-modal approach to counseling. Her areas of expertise are mood disorders, adjustment disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders. She works with children, adolescents, adults. Ms. Sledge enjoys helping her clients to make the necessary changes to sustain better overall health. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching crime shows and spending time with family.

Lynne Rodriguez, M.A.

Master's Level Social Worker

Lynne was born and raised in Harlem, New York. She obtained her Master's Degree in Social Work in 2003, from the Hunter College School of Social Work, in New York, NY. Lynne relocated to Georgia in 2005 with her family. She has worked in various settings, such as schools, hospitals, preventive agencies, foster care & adoption agencies, the Administration for Children's Services in NY and Skilled Nursing Facilities. Lynne works primarily with older adults dealing with anxiety, depression and various mental health disorders.

Lynne is currently accepting new patients. 

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Kassie is currently accepting new patients. 

Kassie Green

Licensed Assoc. Professional Counselor, NCC

Kassie Green is an Associate Therapist at Sweetwater Psychological Associates, LLC where we utilize evidence-based treatment modalities to assist our clients. Kassie earned her BA in Psychology with a minor in Religious Studies from Valdosta State University and her master’s in professional counseling from Argosy University-Atlanta. Kassie grew up in Irwinton, Georgia and moved to the Metro Atlanta Area in 2000 where she currently resides. Kassie also holds the following certifications: National Certified Counselor-2019, Certified Grief Specialist-2020, and a Certified Anger Management Specialist-2015 (CAMS-II). She believes that it is important to meet clients where they are and assist them with coping skills to overcome barriers and achieve their goals. Kassie’s goal as a therapist is to provide a safe and confidential space for clients to feel they can express themselves openly and freely. Kassie ensures that she will walk alongside her clients through their process to assist with meeting their goals and potential. Kassie enjoys working with all ages. Her primary focus is working with young children, tweens, and teens. Areas of specialty include anger management, anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, and coping skills. In her spare time, Kassie enjoys bowling, watching movies, and dancing. One of my Favorite Quotes: If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be. -Maya Angelou


Lynne is currently accepting new patients. 

Malonei Clay

Licensed Assoc. Professional Counselor

Malonei Clay is a Master’s Level Therapist and Psychometrist. She has a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and 5 years of experience in the field of counseling and psychology. She is in the process of meeting the required clinical hours toward independent licensure as an LPC. Malonei specializes in the treatment of adolescent and adult anxiety, depression, and mood dysregulation. In addition, she works with couples and families that are struggling to function by helping them discover the root of their difficulties while learning to connect and communicate in a healthy and productive way. Malonei’s approach to therapy is grounded in Gestalt theory, focusing heavily on self-exploration and increased self-awareness as a vehicle for change. Her approach to client interaction is very person-centered, in that it focuses on a collaborative relationship between herself and her client; one in which the client serves as the expert of their own personal journey and the therapist aims to help facilitate growth and change throughout that journey. She incorporates several aspects into her practice, including art, play, mindfulness, music, and meditation. Malonei’s main goal is to provide a space that is empathetic and free of judgment, allowing clients to safely explore their difficulties, feel heard, and most importantly, to know that they are not alone. YOU are not alone. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Confucius

Ethell Jackson

Administrative Assistant

Ethell Jackson is a native of Gulport, Mississippi. She graduated from Phillips College in Gulport, MS. Ethell has career experience in real-estate property management.  She joined Sweetwater Psychological Associates in February 2018. Ethell enjoys exercising, reading, traveling, and singing with her church choir. 

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