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Dr. Sean Hirt, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist & Practice Founder

Dr. Hirt has an array of clinical experience in a variety of settings including private practice, residential treatment centers, non-public schools, and emergency shelters. He is particularly sought out for his expertise in treating and addressing anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem, behavioral issues, and high-functioning autism in children and adolescents. Other areas of focus include substance abuse, life-transition issues & trauma-related disorders.


In therapy, Dr. Hirt uses empirically driven modalities to address the client’s needs. He derives techniques from client-centered, cognitive-behavioral theory, attachment theory, as well as family systems. Dr. Hirt works closely with all clients to develop an integrative, yet client-centered approach to treatment. More specifically, Dr. Hirt works with individuals to assist in developing the abilities and resources needed to reach goals, overcome hardships, and improve life satisfaction.

 

When not working, you will often find him at parks and trails with family and friends. Dr. Hirt enjoys hiking, biking, running, and/or rock climbing! He also enjoys watching sports and traveling. Although his favorite pastime of all is spending time with his wife, daughters, and dog (Frank).

Psychological License: State of GA (PSY003926)

Memberships & Affiliations:

American Psychological Association

Georgia Psychological Association:

    ~Insurance and Managed Care Committee

    ~Leadership Academy

    ~Early Career Professional Delegate 

Degrees & Doctoral/Post Training:
    ~Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a focus on        children and family psychology: Georgia School of       Professional Psychology
    ~Master's in Clinical Psychology: Georgia            

      School of Professional Psychology

    ~Clinical Internship: Casa Pacifica Children and

      Family services
   ~Postdoctoral Training: West Georgia      

     Psychological Services

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Client Focus 

Ages: 14+

Specialties:
Depression & Anxiety
Behavioral &

Emotional Issues

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Trauma/ Grief & Loss
Life Transition Issues
Self-esteem Concerns
Substance Abuse

Addiction
Failure To Launch

Nina Cason, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

As a therapist, Nina is passionate about working with individuals who experience feelings of inadequacy or a negative self-image. Whether it be anxiety, depression, or reactions to trauma becoming more in tune with thoughts and emotional experiences is helpful for many people.  Nina's ultimate goal is to help people become more present with their feelings and to shift their perspective of themselves to a kinder and more accepting stance. Often, people are their own worst enemies! She works from a Cognitive-Behavioral Orientation and applies techniques from Dialectical Behavioral (DBT) & Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapies. 

 

She is a licensed clinical social worker and has over 10 years of experience providing mental health care. Nina received her Master's in Social Work at Georgia State University in 2010.

 

Lindsey Harper, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

As a therapist Lindsey is especially skilled at connecting with her clients and building a strong rapport.  She believes that a strong therapeutic alliance is an important part of the change process in therapy. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist individuals with identifying the correlation between their feelings, behaviors, and thoughts. Additionally, Lindsey is trained in play therapy. Other specialties include working with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. Lindsey also has experience working with adults on life transition, relationship, self-esteem, and mental health issues.  She collaborates with her clients to help them accomplish their goals and to provide positive and meaningful outcomes, 

Lindsey has been providing mental health care since 2012 and graduated with her Master’s in Social Work in 2015. In her free time she loves spending time with her own kiddos- human and canine alike! 

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Client Focus 

Ages: 17+

Specialties:
Self-worth
Body Image

Disordered Eating
Depression
Anxiety

Trauma
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Substance Abuse

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Client Focus 

Children/Adolescents

Adults

Specialties:
Behavioral &
Emotional Issues

Play Therapy

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Depression & Anxiety

Trauma
Grief & Loss
Life Transition Issues
Substance Abuse

Steven Kilgore, LCSW, BCD, MAC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Since becoming licensed in 1986, Steven has amassed extensive experience practicing psychotherapy in Atlanta’s private sector. He provides individual, couple’s and family therapy.  He specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress management, family issues, trauma, addiction, insomnia, obsessive /compulsive disorders, sexual orientation issues, and pain management.

 

As a therapist, Steven utilizes a variety of treatment approaches which include interactive psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, brain spotting, medical hypnotherapy, mindfulness, and neuromuscular relaxation training. In therapy, his clinical approach is tailored to the individual’s or family’s treatment needs and preferences.  

 

Steven is a graduate of Emory University and the University of Georgia. He is a licensed clinical social worker, fellow and diplomate of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists, and a Master Addiction Specialist. In addition to clinical practice, Steven has served in a variety of leadership positions in and around Atlanta. 

Ruth Galloway, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Throughout my career I’ve had the good fortune to work with both men and women dealing with emotional issues and self-defeating behaviors. My experience includes helping clients work through relationship issues, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and low self-esteem. Additionally, I have a special interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma and grief and find that the use of Rapid Resolution Therapy in these instances has a remarkable positive impact.

As a therapist, I believe that trust and connection is essential in helping clients to heal and grow and that therapy is the interactive process which assists the client’s own ability to heal. I utilize a variety of treatment approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy; rapid resolution therapy/hypnotherapy; guided imagery meditation and interactive psychotherapy, all tuned to the individual.

I am a graduate of the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 25 years of experience in both direct clinical practice as well as having served in the capacity of program coordinator and director of treatment programs in Georgia.

Ashleigh Trudeau-Walls, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker 

As a therapist Ashleigh excels in building strong therapeutic alliances and rapport with the children and teens she sees. Ashleigh’s experience includes addressing the following issues in children and teens: anxiety, depression, peer and self-esteem issues, and behavioral concerns. Other specialties include working with individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as treating trauma. Ashleigh is also well-versed in assisting adolescents and families with addressing suicidality and self-harming behaviors.

 

Ashleigh has training in play therapy and Trust-Based Relational Intervention. She approaches treatment with a strength-based perspective in order to empower the client to reach their goals with purposeful outcomes. She uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help individuals understand their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors while providing skills to better cope.

 

Ashleigh has been providing mental health care since 2017 and graduated with her Master’s in Social Work in 2020. In her free time, she loves spending time with her animals, hiking, traveling, and being with loved ones. 

Leah Weiner

Office Manager

She is likely the friendly voice you will hear upon calling our office. As the office manager, Leah welcomes all scheduling and billing questions and encourages clients to contact her about any issues. In addition to the day-to-day operations, she also acts as the client advocate to resolve any client inquiries and answer questions regarding services provided. Leah has 10 years of office administrative experience, a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and has spent the last 3 years working in the mental health field.

Carrie Olsen, LCSW, CIMHP

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Carrie Olsen is a therapist with years of experience working most extensively with anxiety, depression, and trauma. In her work with clients, she uses a holistic, integrated approach to help connect both mind and body.  Carrie's primary treatment modality is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help clients develop healthy coping skills and understand how to better manage emotions, however she also draws from other theoretical models and frameworks including the Polyvagal Theory, Somatic Experiencing, and Motivational Interviewing. She has a passion for working with people who are ready to work on themselves, and her goal as a practitioner is to give you concrete skills and tools that you can use when you leave your sessions to move you out of being "stuck" and towards the life you were meant to live. 

Carrie has been providing mental health care since 2012 and graduated with her Master’s in Social Work in 2015. She recently completed training to become a Certified Integrative Mental Health Practitioner and is training to become a certified yoga teacher. In addition to her work with Hirt Psychology, she serves as a part-time faculty member at Kennesaw State University.

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Client Focus 

Ages: 17+

Specialties:
Depression
Anxiety

Stress Management

Family/Couple's Issues

Trauma
Addiction
Sexual Orientation

Insomnia
Pain Management

Obsessive compulsive disorders

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Client Focus: 

Ages 18+

Specialties: 

Depression 

Anxiety
Substance Abuse
Relationship Issues
Trauma
Grief & Loss
Life Transition Issues
Self-Esteem

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Client Focus 

Children 3+

Adolescents 

Young Adults 

Specialties: 

Behavioral & Emotional Issues 

Self-harming Behaviors

Suicidality

Play Therapy 

Depression 

Anxiety 

Trauma 

Self-Esteem/Worth 

Autism Spectrum Disorder

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 Specialties: 

Office

Administration & Operations 

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Client Focus 

15+

Specialties: 

Anxiety

Stress Management

Depression

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Disordered Eating

Trauma

Life Transition Issues

Autism Spectrum Disorder

 

 

Holly Brown, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Holly Brown is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 10 years of clinical experience.  She works collaboratively with clients and believes that a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation for meaningful change. As a systemic therapist, Holly focuses on the relationship between self and others and the impacts of each in our daily lives and experiences. 

Holly has extensive experience in treating relational issues, anxiety, mood disorders, self-worth concerns, trauma, stress, life transitions and intimate partner violence. In her work with clients, Holly uses an integrative approach, drawing on empirically-based interventions that are tailored to the individual client. She believes that every individual has a capacity to change, heal, and grow.

Holly is a graduate of University of Georgia and Mercer University. Having worked in treatment centers, university counseling departments, and in the military, Holly has gained a diverse and rich clinical background. In her free time, Holly enjoys traveling and spending time with family, friends, and her dogs.

 

Client Focus 

18+

Specialties: 

Anxiety

Stress Management

Depression

Couple's Relationships

Trauma

Life Transition Issues

Self-Worth

Familial Relationships

Intimate Partner Violence