My name is Gollie (sounds like goalie) and I am a Nationally Certified Counselor. I was born in Tehran, Iran and moved to Georgia at the age of 13 with my family. I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Georgia State University where I also received my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
I received my clinical training from Emory Healthcare, working one on one, and in group settings with patients at an inpatient psychiatric unit and the emergency department. Using crisis interventions and psychosocial assessments, I have helped patients as well as their families with receiving appropriate care and navigating the available community resources.
My goal is to use a person-centered approach to create a safe and nonjudgmental space where my clients can comfortably share their story. As someone who has come face to face with loss, and battled challenges of immigrating to a new country as a teen, I understand the complexities and impact of unexpected life events. I use a multifaceted counseling approach to best support my clients based on their specific individual needs. As an Iranian- American, I place great emphasis on an inclusive and culturally sensitive therapeutic environment.
I am fluent in both English and Farsi (Persian) and available to provide counseling in both languages.