Our Team of Counselors & Staff
Hello, I'm Julie Roberts
I am fond of working with adults and couples, and also enjoy working with older children (13 and up) as well. My main focus areas are grief, loss, substance abuse, and depression, but I am experienced in dealing with clients who have a myriad of concerns.
I am a certified palliative care, oncology and clinical social worker who believes in the benefit of improving quality-of-life for persons living with serious and chronic illness. I am proud and fortunate to be transitioning to a clinical therapy role.
I graduated from Bowling Green University with a BA and went on there to receive my Masters in Guidance and Counseling (with a Focus in Mental Health and Substance Abuse). I got my Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan and also my Masters in Research (Research and Palliative Care) from Lancaster University in the UK.
I have 24 years of social work experience in acute care and hospice. I am licensed in Georgia, Ohio and Michigan and am also available for Clinical Supervision as I am also an LCSW. I am excited to join the Waters Edge team and looking forward to meeting you.
Hello, I'm Leigh Serroka
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and college students in therapy. I believe therapy is a safe space where we can discuss current issues and practice different strategies and develop healthy habits and relationships.
I received a Bachelor of Human Development in Childhood and Adolescence from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Social Work from George Mason University. I have over five years of experience working with children and teens in multiple settings including schools, residential centers and in client's homes. I am currently working toward my Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) certification.
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Hello, I'm Kat Gardner
I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, and couples. I am a Savannah native, and have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Emory University and a Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
I have over 10 years of social work experience. Previously I served as the Executive Director of the Child and Youth Advocacy Center in Lewisburg, West Virginia, and the South Enotah Child Advocacy Center in Cleveland, Georgia. Most recently, I worked with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) as the Director of Training and Supported Employment at EmployAbility here in Savannah.
I am currently working to obtain my license in Clinical Social Work (LCSW). I have many areas of interest, including trauma, anxiety, and depression. I look forward to meeting you and getting started on this journey.
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Hello, I’m Gamu Postell
I love to help children, teenagers, and college students work through life’s challenges and struggles. Anxiety and depression are real issues that young people face, especially during major life events and transitions. I enjoy providing the tools and support they need to work through their emotions in order to help them succeed in all areas of their lives. In addition, I know that oftentimes parents need extra support and direction as their children and loved ones sort through their struggles. I not only treat the client but also help the family to find resources and skills to assist their child.
Based on the client’s presenting concern, I create a specific plan to address each problem. I give treatment based on the needs and age of the client. For example, I use play therapy techniques to help children resolve internal conflicts that create unwanted symptoms. I find that children and adolescents enjoy art therapy and storytelling to help accomplish treatment goals. I have been known to pull out the sand tray with younger children. With college students, I focus more on talk therapy and give specific skills to help face challenges. My goal in therapy is to create a safe space that enables clients to explore difficult feelings and help increase their resilience and sense of self.
I completed my Masters in Education at the University of Cambridge in England where I trained as an Integrative Counselor and Psychotherapist. The foundation of my work is Person-Centered, but I also use other therapeutic techniques such as Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I am currently a counselor under supervision as I pursue my license in the state of Georgia. My work experience includes working in a mental health treatment center and working in high schools with students. Because I grew up and worked in one of the most diverse cities in the world (London), I have a lot of experience working with families and young people from diverse backgrounds.
Two years ago I moved to Savannah from London to be with my husband who is local and serves in the National Guard. I am excited to be part of Waters Edge Counseling and honored to work alongside such extraordinary professionals who serve the community so well.
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Hello, I'm Amanda Baskin
I love working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in therapy. I aim to encourage and empower each and every one of my clients to achieve their goals. I advocate for therapy being a collaborative effort between the therapist and client, regardless of the client’s age.
I received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Georgia College and State University. I then obtained a Masters in Social Work and a Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate from the University of Georgia. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Georgia. I am currently under supervision as I work toward becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have worked with clients in a variety of outpatient settings, including providing individual, group, and family therapies.
In my practice, I apply a strengths-based approach for all my clients, as I have found that each client I have worked with has more to offer than they realize. I apply a variety of therapeutic techniques, such as Play Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychoeducation, and Solution-Focused Therapy. In the past, I also provided social skills-based therapy for children and adolescents. Appointments are limited - please call for availability. 912.319.5552
Hello, I'm Hunter Bickers
I work with adults and adolescents and focus mainly on substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I strive to encourage clients and help them overcome obstacles in their lives while aiding them develop lasting coping skills to do so. I believe that everyone has the answers within them. Sometimes we just need a little help finding them. I team up with clients to create a positive relationship that can help them overcome issues and reach their goals.
I received a Bachelor of History from the University of Georgia. I then obtained a Masters in Counseling and Development from Lamar University. I am a Certified Master Addiction Counselor with the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association. I am currently under supervision as I work toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have worked with clients in a variety of settings, including providing individual, group, and family therapies. My therapeutic approach comes from cognitive-behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, solution focused therapy, and reality therapy.
I most recently served as a Substance Abuse Counselor with Penfield Addiction Ministries for over three years. Helping people is my passion, and I look forward to hearing about how I can work with you. Click here to make an appointment with Hunter.
Hello, I'm Katie Clay
I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with children and their family system. I have passionate about helping military personnel and their loved ones, as I have personal experience in this area. I have worked with individuals struggling with a variety of addiction issues. My goal is to restore and strengthen one's current relationships. I help clients address their difficulties in order to improve their overall lifestyle.
I received my Master's of Science from Columbus State University in Community Counseling. During my Master's program, I completed a year long internship at the Chaplain Counseling Center in Fort Benning, where I had the privilege of working with military personnel and their families providing couples, family, and individual counseling. Post Master's, I worked with families affected by the foster care system in Macon. I am trained in several trauma-informed therapy interventions such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy. I am also trained in Dan Wilde's Collaborative Couples Counseling. I am fully licensed in counseling in the state of Georgia and am a practicing LPC.
I am originally from metro Atlanta but lived in Fort Riley, Kansas, and Fort Benning while my husband was serving in the Army. We then moved to Macon for several years before recently relocating to Savannah. I am excited to be working at Water's Edge Counseling and look forward to serving this community! Appointments are limited - please call for availability. 912.319.5552
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 clients dealing with trauma anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, and angry outbursts. I enjoy working with clients suffering from a variety of personality disorders such as Borderline Personality Disorder. I 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, Solution-Focused Therapy, Family Systems Approach, Psychoeducation, and meditation. I also offer Christian counseling to those that are wanting a faith-based perspective in their healing.
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!!
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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.
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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. Appointments are limited - please call for availability. 912.319.5552
Hello, I'm Devin Philbeck
I graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Psychology and a Minor in Child Health & Family Development and received my Masters of Art degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University. I am currently under supervision as I work towards receiving my Licensure as a Professional Counselor. I am trained in Level 1 Gottman Method Couples Therapy and am a SYMBIS certified pre-marital therapist.
I am originally from Peachtree Corners, GA, and moved to Savannah with my husband. I am grateful to get to work at Waters Edge Counseling and look forward to working with you.
Appointments are limited - please call for availability. 912.319.5552
Hello, I'm Lisa Gardner
I am in the business of helping people. In my role as Director of Operations for Waters Edge Counseling, I can do just that. As a former Dental Assistant, school Administrative Assistant and Front Desk Manager, I have a vast amount of experience in talking with people from all walks of life. And, being a people person, I have found a great spot with Waters Edge Counseling.
Originally from Brentwood, Tennessee, I eventually made my way down south to Savannah and have enjoyed building a life here with my husband, Kip, and our two children, Olivia and Kade. I am passionate about family life but also like a good work-life balance.
When you call Waters Edge Counseling, I will most likely be your first point-of-contact. I strive to make everyone feel at ease and help you find what you're looking for in a counselor. I am so happy to have joined the Waters Edge Counseling team and look forward to talking with you.
Hello, I’m Molly Huff
With over 20 years experience in marketing, and a deep need to help other people, Marketing Director at Waters Edge is a perfect fit for me. I am dedicated to getting Waters Edge's message to those who need it most by spreading the word about this incredible practice in every way possible. Promoting Waters Edge throughout the community - whether it be through social media, website updates, e-newsletters, outreach and more - I strive to connect those individuals who are searching for hope with our therapists.
I am a Georgia native and graduated from The University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising from the Grady School of Journalism. Since then, I have worked at large and small advertising and public relations firms in Atlanta, Savannah and Tifton.
My husband, Lee, and I have two sweet girls, and for fun I love to read, spend time at the beach and hang out with my family. I am honored to be part of the Waters Edge Counseling team.