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EMDR for Trauma & PTSD
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Teen & Family Support
Grief & Loss
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Substance Abuse & Addiction
College & Life Transition
Mieke Kramer, LPC, CEDS, CEDS-Supervisor, CPCS
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, CEDS, CEDS-Supervisor, CPCS
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.
KaKole Cook, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Thrive Teen Program Facilitator
It’s my belief that we were all created with a purpose and strengths to reach that purpose. My passion is supporting others in breaking free of anything that’s hindered their progress. It takes a lot of honesty and work but is possible with the right resources and help. I hope to offer a safe place to work through setbacks, identify strengths, and piece together the goals you want to achieve. We’re all so different and have such a variety of things to offer this world so let’s get to work!
A little about my professional experience and background.. I attended Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN to obtain a Bachelor’s in Child & Family Studies and then a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have a background in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior therapy serving children & adolescents in the outpatient setting, treated adolescents in residential and crisis stabilization units, provided substance abuse treatment for the men and women in the Alabama & Kentucky justice system, and implemented behavioral interventions for forensic population in our Georgia state hospital. I enjoy learning and growing as a therapist and as a person to provide the most effective and efficient care. I spend my time hiking, kayaking, and exploring both land and sea, alongside my golden retriever Sadie Grace. I look forward to working with you in individual therapy and experiencing change within the group setting.
Junior Licensed Counselor
I am the Lead Counselor for our Oasis LGBT+ Group. This group is for adults aged 18 and over. Oasis group therapy is a safe and validating space for individuals to explore, affirm, and receive support for gender identity and sexuality topics. I have advanced training in LGBTQ+ mental health and gender transitioning. I believe in providing a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. Group therapy can be an incredibly moving and transformative experience and it’s my pleasure to provide a space for individuals to give and receive peer support.
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, LAPC, NCC
Licensed Associate Counselor
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
Hunter Farthing, RD
Hunter Farthing is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, certified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree with specialization in Food and Nutrition-Dietetics and combined Master’s Degree and Dietetic Internship Program with specialization in Community Nutrition from Southern Illinois University. Hunter’s previous work experience includes working at Ascend, a premier provider of eating disorders and behavioral health in the Chicago area. Hunter has experience in both individual and group settings and has extensive experience working with clients who have food relationship issues as well as diagnosed eating disorders.
Elouise Cram, LMSW
Licensed Social Worker
I’m Elouise Cram, a licensed therapist in SC. I am here to help you through one of life’s greatest challenges: figuring out a relationship with food and your body. I believe recovery from disordered eating and thoughts around food is possible for everyone.
I am a licensed social worker pursuing advanced clinical licensure and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist certification through IAEDP. I utilize dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and radically open dialectical behavioral therapy to help you become a happier version of yourself.
Office Admin and Patient Care Coordinator
Emotional Support Animal
"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
from the blog
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