Our Team

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 Lisa Clark

I have dedicated the last 30 years of my life to help provide services for those struggling with anxiety, depression, family problems, and eating disorders.  I am passionate about providing an environment where clients and their families are heard and supported on a consistent basis. I work with preteens, teenagers, and adults. I offer family therapy to those in need. I find great joy in helping others improve their life by providing treatment and helping clients work through life issues.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia.  I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hollins College in Roanoke, Virginia, in 1988, and obtained a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from The University of Maryland in 1990.  Over the past 30 years, I have worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, providing individual and group therapy to my clients. I have also been involved in the management of several inpatient facilities in both Arizona and in Georgia. I created and launched an outpatient program specifically meeting the needs of those of those suffering from substance abuse, eating disorders, and autism spectrum.

In addition to seeing clients, I also offer supervision to new counselors. I have my CPCS and can offer clinical supervision to those working towards their hours for licensure in Georgia.

Although I enjoyed my time working in management and developing treatment programs, I am very excited to be working again with clients on an individual basis.  I am honored to be a part of The Water’s Edge Team, and I look forward to working with you.

Hello, I’m Emily Hawkins

I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have over 15 years of clinical experience in a variety of setting such as outpatient and residential. I am passionate about improving family relationships and overall quality of life. In my career, I have learned that therapy is most successful whenever it is a partnership between the therapist and the client.

While I enjoy working with adolescents and young adults, I especially have a passion for working with children.  Children have numerous challenges that they face developmentally, and it can be difficult to cope. I have learned that these challenges are often magnified by the rapid changes in society and technology, and I have made it my practice to stay up to date on technology and societal changes to assist in guiding interventions.  I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities including Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I truly believe in meeting individuals where they are, and my interventions are guided by the client.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Georgia.  I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree from Brewton-Parker College in 2003, where I was a member of the varsity soccer team.  My husband and I married in 2004 and moved to North Carolina to be House Parents for children that had emotional and behavioral challenges.  It was in this position that I discovered my passion for, and my ability to work with children and adolescents, leading to the completion of my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina in 2008.

Hello, I’m Camie Goodes

I am passionate about helping individuals and families struggling in the trenches of life’s issues. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I help children and adolescents dealing with trauma anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, and angry outbursts.  I am passionate about family therapy and working within the family unit to strengthen it and improve relationships. I also work with couples by providing a variety of techniques to decrease destructive patterns. Partners learn tools to build and rebuild their relationship.

Although I have experience with an array of issues, I am most passionate about couples in conflict, disengaged families, individuals with substance abuse, and those healing from sexual infidelity and addiction. I provide a wide variety of counseling techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Therapy, Family Systems Approach, Psychoeducation, and meditation.  

I am a graduate of Liberty University where I earned my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling. I have my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Phoenix. I am working towards my counseling license while under supervision at Water's Edge Counseling. In addition to counseling, I have helped organize a mental health camp for children and adolescents in need, led support groups, and helped couples find healing within relationships.  Additionally, I enjoy teaching and working with families to better understand the specific needs of their loved one.

I am honored to be a part of The Water’s Edge Team, and I look forward to working with you!!

Hello, I’m Christina Glendye

I am passionate about helping others in their place of need. As the Director of Client Relations, I have the honor of connecting clients to their ideal counselor. I bring hope and restoration to others through my communication with clients. I think of myself as a bridge between those hurting and those offering hope.

I am a native of Savannah, Georgia where I graduated from Calvary Day School.  Upon graduation, I attended The University of Georgia and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education.  From there, I went on to teach 4th grade in Rincon, Georgia for four years.  During that time, I earned a Master’s Degree in Brain Based Learning from Nova Southeastern University.

I am currently a wife and a mom to four precious children. In my spare time, I enjoy connecting with those in our community, being outdoors, and spending time with friends. I also love the work I do.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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