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Counselors

Hello, I'm Whitney Owens

 I enjoy working with both adults and adolescents on an individual basis. I have experience working with those suffering from depression, anxiety, self-harming behaviors, identity formation, relational issues, and other mood disorders. I use a variety of therapeutic models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy.

I have been seeing clients since 2009 in a variety of settings. While earning my Master in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University, I saw young adults at a residential treatment facility. In 2010 I moved to Colorado where I spent four years working at an inpatient and day treatment facility. Also while in Colorado, I joined a group practice and saw teenagers and adults.

In 2014 I moved back to Savannah and started Water's Edge Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and a member of the American Counseling Association and the Licensed Professional Counseling Association of Georgia.

In addition to counseling, I also offer a number of other services including trainings and speaking engagements. I have been invited to local organizations such as churches and schools to educate on leadership, adolescent issues, parenting, family concerns, and mental health. As well, I have spoken at retreats focused on helping women heal and find themselves. I have also spoken at youth meetings to adolescents. Please let me know about your next event and how I can help.

 

Hello, I'm Stacy Benbrooks

 As a wife and the mother of two, Stacy is keenly aware of the unique challenges and concerns facing individuals, couples, and families. Her greatest strengths as a therapist are empathy, genuine concern for each client's needs, and sincere desire to help others succeed. She empowers clients to grow into stronger, healthier, and more confident individuals who can overcome their most difficult obstacles and heal from even their most hurtful experiences.

Stacy specializes in children, individuals, and families. She tailors treatment to meet each client's exact needs. She incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for depression, anxiety and phobias/fears, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for personality disorders, ART Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), for traumatic events. She is one of only six therapists in Georgia who trained and certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). ART is a cutting-edge, evidence-based trauma healing process that has shown amazing success among persons suffering from depression, anxiety, phobias, and trauma.

Stacy earned her Master degree in Social Work at Valdosta State University. She has worked in a variety of settings such as in the school system working with elementary age children and at a local military base working with individuals and families. Stacy is a Savannah native and earned her Bachelors in Psychology at Armstrong State University.

 

Hello, I’m Amy Powell

 I have dedicated the majority of my counseling career providing services tailored for adolescents, young adults, and their families. My goal is to provide a space where young people and their families feel consistently heard, understood, supported and provided the specialized education and counseling services they deserve. My work with teens has given me extensive experience with the variety of developmental struggles that present in this stage of life and providing treatment to help teens and families to effectively navigate those struggles. My clients have often told me I provide a good balance of empathy and challenge that helps them make changes and see personal growth. I find it rewarding to connect with clients and their families at such a unique time where change can significantly impact their life.

Before joining Water’s Edge Counseling, I practiced in North Carolina as a Licensed Professional Counselor in a variety of settings including schools and community mental health agencies. I received my Master in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Most of my recent work has been in private practice where I offered ongoing DBT groups for adolescents in addition to individual counseling.

Although I have lived the majority if my life in North Carolina, most of my family is from Georgia. I have been visiting Savannah every summer since I was a child. I recently moved to this wonderful city to be closer to family. I look forward to working with you

 

Schedule an appointment with us

Call us at 912-319-5552 or send us an e-mail at whitney@watersedgecounseling.com.