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.
Kenia Johnson, Ph.D.
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.
Dr. Johnson sees clients in the office by appointment. Saturday appointments may also be available.
*Dr. Johnson is not accepting new clients until 2021.
*Dr. Johnson also manages an online practice at BetterHelp.com (https://www.betterhelp.com/kenia-lewis/). BetterHelp.com is a subscription based platform that provides teletherapy in a variety of formats (chat, live chat, telephone conferencing, and video conferencing). Now accepting new clients online.
Tamara Godfrey, Ph.D.
Dr. Tamara Godfrey is a licensed psychologist who provides individual and couples therapy to adults and adolescents 17 years of age and older. She believes in working collaboratively with her clients to help them achieve their goals. Dr. Godfrey graduated with a Masters degree in Community Counseling from the University of Georgia in 2002 and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from The Ohio State University in 2007. She has experience conducting therapy and evaluations with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including private practice, college counseling centers, community mental health, and acute psychiatric inpatient hospitals.
Dr. Godfrey uses an eclectic, culturally informed approach in her work with clients. She enjoys helping clients develop the tools needed to thrive and live more meaningful lives. Dr. Godfrey’s special areas of interest include: anxiety, depression, women’s issues, job burnout, stress, life transitions, interpersonal issues, premarital counseling, LGBTQIA+ issues, and relationship issues.
When not working, Dr. Godfrey enjoys gardening, trying out new recipes, and taking yoga/Pilates/barre classes.
*Dr. Godfrey is not accepting new patients at this time.
Marsharee Chastain, L.C.S.W.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Marsharee Chastain, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker. She provides psychotherapy with adult individuals and adolescent females. Her specialties include obsessive personality, grief/loss, life transitions, women’s issues, gay/lesbian issues, and anxiety/depression. Ms. Chastain enjoys helping people heal issues that affect them emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually.
*Ms. Chastain is currently accepting new patients via telehealth.
Gabrielle Sledge, M.S.
Master's Level Therapist
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.
*Ms. Sledge is currently accepting new patients in the office.
Melissa Cochran, M.S.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Melissa Cochran is a Licensed Professional Counselor who 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.
*Mrs. Cochran is currently accepting new patients via telehealth.
Latoya Jackson, L.C.S.W.
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."
*Mrs. Jackson is currently accepting new patients via telehealth.
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.