I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC 008061).
- I received a bachelors degree from Georgia State University in 2006.
- I have a masters in Community Counseling from Argosy University in 2010.
- I am trained intensively in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
- I am a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (CCH).
I am an American-Muslim, of South-Asian decent and I’m culturally aware. I understand the challenges families and individuals experience when major life transitions (e.g., marriage, divorce, death, relocating, etc.) happen. I’m also able to relate to people of different faiths, ethnicity, race and background.
- I have worked in an agency named Family Intervention Specialists, Inc. providing in-home counseling in the community.
- I also have experience of working in a private practice setting.
I enjoy working with adult and adolescent females (ages 13+) who struggle with suicidal ideations/thoughts, self-harm or bodily harm, depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues and other life or mental health concerns. The interventions I use are based in DBT but I’m eclectic in my approach.
“I absolutely love and enjoy what I do. My ultimate goal is to help the community in ending mental health stigma. Taking care of your mind is as important as taking care of your body. I understand that talking to a random stranger can be scary; however there are times when we need to talk to someone who is going to be nonjudgmental, empathetic and provide the support we need. I work together with my clients in helping them solve their problems, listen to them and live a life they desire.”
* Sarah is located in Kennesaw GA area.
Otis Chandler, LMSW
Otis Chandler is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), who has been providing an exemplary blend of talents and services in the public and private sectors within Georgia, Washington DC and Maryland. Over the past 10 years, Otis has been working with individuals and families experiencing crisis, depression, anxiety, trauma, family of origin issues, behavioral and conduct issues, as well as parent-child relationship concerns.
Otis obtained his Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) from Georgia State University and his Master of Clinical Social Work (M.S.W.) degree from Kennesaw State University. Otis has completed intensive training in Individual, Family and Relationship counseling, which has been instrumental in providing services at state level agencies, residential settings, in addition to community mental health. Otis has been recognized for his skillful presentations and enduring commitment to the mental health profession and is keenly dedicated to the welfare of all those he serves through education, public speaking, and workshop leadership.
In his professional endeavors, Otis has demonstrated a high passion and commitment to improving, supporting an empowering the lives of high-risk children, adolescents and their families through varying areas of social work including, but not limited to case management, advocacy, care plan development, investigation and reporting of abuse, neglect, exploitation and the placement of at risk children.
To support and emphasize self-identified needs and treatment of the “whole person” including physical, emotional; spiritual perspectives, Otis utilizes a Strength Based, Cognitive Behavioral approach to promote healthy, adaptive acceptance, along with mindfulness strategies to increase psychological flexibility. Otis combines an orientation of empirically based psychological interventions, solid research, personal experience and humor to create a positive learning experience as he works alongside individuals and families to identify practical solutions and healthier ways to address an array of difficulties in their lives.
* Otis is located in Peachtree Corners GA area.