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“When we feel like giving up, like we are beyond help, we must remember that we are never beyond hope.”
EMDR for Trauma & PTSD
Stress, Anxiety & Depression
Teen & Family Support
Grief & Loss
Military Life & Family Support
Substance Abuse & Addiction
College & Life Transition
Mieke Kramer, LPC, CEDS
Clinical Director & Psychotherapist
I have a private practice in downtown Savannah, Georgia. I am a licensed professional counselor in the State of Georgia, earning my Bachelor of Science in Biology at Emory University, Atlanta, GA and my Master of Arts in professional counseling at Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA.
My career path began in health care as I worked as an Exercise Physiologist and Nutritional coach at the Candler/St. Joseph Hospital Wellness Clinic. Working with clients from specialized populations to athletes, it was here that I recognized how the physical and emotional identities exist in tandem to each other. I find that I am constantly learning from the best experts in the field of change and transformation, my clients. And thus a journey from wellness counseling to professional counseling began.
I’ve worked in both residential, inpatient, and partial hospitalization levels of care. I’ve learned from and worked with some of the country’s top experts in the field of eating disorders including Dine Monte Nido and the Riley Wellness Group.
Over the years, I’ve facilitated a number of different groups including women’s trauma informed care groups, addiction groups, meal support groups, body esteem for teens groups and family/parent skills groups.
I am a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) designated and approved by the IAEDP organization. As one of the only therapists based in Savannah, Georgia with this advanced training, I am happy to offer this unique specialty to the Low Country. I am also an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trained therapist with Full EMDRIA certification. I am a practicing yogi with a Registered Yoga Alliance 200hr teacher certification. I am a practicing mindfulness eating coach with an Intuitive eating counselor certification, certified by Evelyn Tribole, RD. I am trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), certified by Lane Pederson, MD. Combining my own recovery from an eating disorder, I practice an insightful and compassionate approach as I work alongside individuals, families, and teens in the recovery process.
My appreciation for the empowerment of clients is an integral part of my practice. My own dedication to mind and body wellness has taught me that connection and interpersonal relationships help individuals thrive not just survive their life’s challenges and losses.
*Currently, Mieke is enrolled at Liberty University completing her Doctorate in Community Care and Traumatology (Ed.D). In addition, Mieke is also under supervision for the Certified Eating Disorder Specialist program provided through the National IAEDP organization.
Mieke Kramer, LPC
I believe connection and interpersonal hope are healing acts that help clients move forward in their goal to live a life worth living. I counsel, coach, and guide individuals, children, teens, families, and couples as they rediscover and dedicate themselves to their values and their dreams. My clinical specialities include empowering and educating clients to integrate and overcome their suffering. I help clients flip the script of old stories and narratives that keep them caught in ineffective behaviors and patterns.
My approach appeals to many clients seeking recovery from anxiety, depression, eating disorders, emotional eating, ARFID, PTSD, and trauma. I utilize evidence based and research based interventions like EMDR, DBT, ACT, and Family Based therapy and love to stay up to date on the most current research based methods to help my clients transform their lives.
Daniela S. Magers, LPC
Through life’s transitions, school or workplace stress, to relationship and family conflicts life is full of challenges that are sometimes out of our control or made from self imposed choices. The pressure to manage and cope with these stressors can severely impact or be detrimental to ones mental health.
Trauma, stressors, loss and hardship we may unfortunately experience in our lives and the impact thereafter can be different from person to person. An individual may experiences signs of depression for the first time or worsen for an individual with a history of depression making daily life activities seem unbearable, and it can significantly change how we see things almost as if wearing gloomy specs and disconnected from our environments.
Gaining light and support when feeling like you are alone or in the dark can help provide a sense of guidance or direction to get back to that good place that has felt so out of hands reach with support and motivation.
Allowing me the opportunity to work with you, together we can help light the way to stronger mental health by providing direction with compassion, knowledge, and encouragement.
I attended National University in San Diego California, where I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2012. I then pursued obtaining a Masters of Science in Mental Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University in Omaha Nebraska, which I received in 2015.
My clinical specialties include working with substance abuse, mental health, and addictive disorders. I have experience working with clients who struggled with grief and loss, mood disorders, binge eating disorders, divorce, and single-parenting. Additionally I have extensive inpatient experience working in an acute psychiatric hospital for adolescents in our local Savannah area. Helping me to gain a better understanding of working with all different types of mental illnesses.
Lisa Vincent, LPC
As a wife and mother of three, I know that we all need a little support no matter what season of life we are embracing. Empowering my clients to discover what they already have within themselves is part of my journey as a counselor. I believe that every client I work with is unique and therefore, I utilize different therapeutic approaches to accommodate each client’s needs to accomplish their goals.
I am Lead Counselor for our Dine Meal Program. The Dine Meal Program provides clients who need extra assistance around meal times which includes meal completion, meal portioning, and/or meal challenges. All Dine Meal Services are virtual and are self-pay.
I am also Coordinator for the Coastal Collaborative for Eating Recovery Conference that is hosted annually in Savannah, GA.
My clinical experience includes providing counseling services to children, adolescents and adults within the community at an outpatient level, as well as an inpatient level of care. With a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology I have spent years studying and implementing evidence-based therapeutic techniques to allow my clients to successfully accomplish their goals. I am continuously expanding my education in the field of trauma and recovery. I offer both adult and teen individual virtual counseling services through a HIPAA compliant platform in the state of Georgia and South Carolina.
Deborah Dyer, LPC
Focusing on the entire person-Mental, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual, I partner with clients to identify strengths and problem solving strategies. From there, my goal is to assist client(s) return to a healthier overall state and feel empowered to move forward. Change, though often painful, creates opportunity for personal growth and I love helping individuals get there.
I am a small town Georgia native, 24 year military spouse, mother and proud grandmother. Completing my master’s at South Dakota State University in 2009 and becoming a licensed counselor was a life-long dream come true-I’ve always received the most fulfillment from helping others through difficult times. Over the last ten years, I have treated individuals of all ages for a wide variety of mental health and related issues. My specialties include Grief and Loss, Anxiety and Depression, College Life Issues, and Christian Counseling. In addition, I regularly work with individuals experiencing Life Transition issues such as divorce, military separation/military life, and empty nest. I also provide therapy for women experiencing Post-Abortion Trauma.
My life philosophy is “Love your neighbor as yourself” and my professional philosophy is that each person holds within themselves the ability to solve his or her individual problems, whatever they may be, as long as they have the right tools and know how to use them. My role is to offer unconditional support, encouragement and hope as you do just that. At the end of treatment a former client said “For ten years, I haven’t felt joy, but today, I feel it..I feel joy!” For me, this is the greatest reward and it’s why I love my job.
Let’s get started today!
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to reach my destination.”
– Jimmy Dean
Junior Licensed Counselor
My therapeutic philosophy is based on the belief that we all have an optimal self; a self that is the best version of who we are and who we can be. It is my mission to help people uncover or re-discover their best selves. Traumatic events in the past or present can affect us daily by impacting how we think, feel, and operate in the world. Recovery from these adverse events, by using our personal strengths, can help us live more fulfilling and healthy lives.
My clinical experience working in community, acute, and residential settings with children, teenagers, and adults has afforded me the opportunity to work with a diverse population with a multitude of issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, eating disorders, self-harming, relationship problems, and grief. I have experience in individual, group, and family therapy. I am especially passionate about working with women and LGBTQ+ individuals. My therapy approach promotes personal strengths, life satisfaction, self-compassion, self-worth, gratitude, and optimism. I believe in providing a safe, respectful, and nonjudgmental space for all the individuals I serve.
Syndie Wallace, M.Ed.
Application submitted for Georgia Associate Licensed Professional. Syndie is under direct supervision with Mieke Kramer, LPC, CPCS.
Life is a gift that is beautiful and wonderful, but often unpredictable and messy too. Sometimes we find ourselves in need of help to gain perspective and insight, or to establish and work towards goals in order to live a life purpose and joy. I believe people have incredible resilience and great capacity to make changes that will help them create the life they want. I count it a privilege to offer assistance on this journey.
My diverse career history includes working as Creative Arts Director at several non-profit organizations, personal experience with disordered eating and recovery, and more than a decade of working in hospice and end-of-life care. In this role I provided support, guidance, and direction for terminal patients and their families along with teaching educational classes. My love for therapeutic counseling blossomed in this environment, prompting a return to school to earn a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
My clinical interests include supporting teens, individuals, couples, and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, grief & loss, eating disorders and intuitive eating, interpersonal and relationship struggles, as well as trauma and its impact. My approach to counseling is integrative, strengths-based, and person-centered. I utilize therapies that are research supported and evidence based including CBT, DBT, IFS, ACT, and mindfulness based therapy. I am Level 1 certified in Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) and am continuously expanding upon my education. I am currently working towards certification in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and completing my Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor (CIEC) credential. I would be honored to partner with you on your journey toward wellness.
Jenna Koellner, RD
I like to think of myself as a “non-diet” dietitian. I am a firm believer in all foods fit! A healthy relationship with food is just the beginning. Food nourishes the soul. When your soul is healthy and strong, so is your body and heart. We are here to help clients find their balance. I am passionate about helping clients work toward their goals and putting a plan in place to not only achieve their goals, but maintain them throughout life.
I am licensed as a Registered Dietitian in Georgia and South Carolina. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Akron and then went on to complete my dietetic internship with Priority Nutrition Care. Most of my recent work has been in the clinical setting. I plan to further my education and receive a Masters Degree in Nutrition and specialize in nutrition counseling.
“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”
– La Rochefoucald
Kierstin Nicole, ERYT
Registered Yoga Teacher
I am a Registered Yoga Teacher – ERYT 200. I am also a certified Breath coach, Reiki Level 1 practitioner, and Flexibility foundation trainer.
I have been teaching yoga since 2016, but the yoga seed was planted in me early. You can say I’ve been a lifelong practitioner (My Nana is a yoga instructor and had me in tree pose early on in my life). I believe we are all unique in wants, needs, and what inspires us therefore our practice should reflect that. Some need mindful movement to get out of their heads, and some of us just need a couple of moments of silence and breath.
That is what I am here to offer you. I want you to feel safe in this space to express what you truly need in the moment. This is why I offer classes that are specifically tailored to your needs. Together we can find what will help you open your heart and melt into your Shavasana on (and off) the mat! You can find me on Instagram @yogicaf.
"When I first began working with Mieke, depression was like walking with my head down watching my feet take one slow sluggish step after the next. Now It's like I can see the sun, the horizon, what's in front of me and I can run towards life again."
ONE STRONG, TALENTED & AMAZING TEENAGER
"I thought all I had was my eating disorder. Not until I started coming here did I realize that finding me was all about letting go of ED."
an artist & college student
"Eating recovery was the toughest thing I ever created. But I found a lot of the tools I needed by coming here."
a mindful yogi & graduate student
"Working with Mieke and EMDR therapy helped me feel safe again. It?s like telling an old story that no longer has any control over my life."
survivor & mother
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