Practice Owner & Clinician
Lindsay Bottoms, NCC, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS
My style of therapy is warm, interactive, and positive. I like to allow space for someone to explore things at their own pace while also recognizing when someone needs helpful direct support. I focus on finding strengths, to build resilience and master the challenges you sought to overcome. My promise is to ensure you are provided with a space where you will be heard, feel valued and appropriately and effectively challenged.
I utilize a trauma informed integrative approach based on your individual needs. This includes evidenced based practices in child, adolescent and adult psychotherapy including play therapy, art and sand tray therapy, expressive arts therapy, attachment and family therapy, interpersonal neurobiology and Eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
Education & Experience
Lindsay completed her graduate work in 2013 at Capella University. She holds a National Board Certification in counseling, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia, a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor, and Certified Professional Counseling Supervisor. She served as the President for the Hawaii Association for Play Therapy in 2016-2018 and is currently member of the Association for Play Therapy (National) as well as the Georgia Association for Play Therapy.
Lindsay has worked in public education as a school counselor and a behavioral health specialist for the division of school based behavioral health, providing mental health treatment to children and teens at school. Lindsay currently focuses her attention on her outpatient counseling private practice.
Kristen Phillips, LMSW
Is your child struggling to cope with a big life change? Are you seeing behaviors that worry you as a parent and can’t seem to find a way forward? You have come to the right place! My goal is to provide a safe, judgement-free environment for you and your family. I understand that everyone has a unique path that has gotten them to where they are, and I will do my best to understand what that means for you. I am excited to partner with you on this journey!
Education & Experience
Kristen utilizes a culturally sensitive and trauma focused approach along with evidenced based mental health interventions in the areas of child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from Campbellsville University with a clinical area of focus, is a licensed master social worker and working towards her Georgia clinical social work license. She is pursuing the three-year process of becoming a Registered Play Therapist with post graduate training, clinical experience, and supervision. Kristen obtains supervision from Lindsay Bottoms.
Kristen serves clients starting at the age of two through adulthood. Kristen’s therapeutic work is based on a holistic person-centered approach, healing the whole person from the inside out with focused interventions such as child centered play therapy, Autplay therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, family systems therapy and child and adolescent development. She is passionate about empowering her clients with the confidence and skillset to work through all of life’s challenges. Kristen’s experience and practice areas include: children adults and families with various mental health needs including ADHD, trauma, anxiety, crisis intervention, grief, divorce and co-parenting, homelessness, parent coaching, psychological first aid, difficulty regulating emotions, as well as advocating for children and their families and collaborating with school and community agencies. Kristen’s future goals include pursuing EMDR training in the summer of 2023.