Hope Hailey received her M.A. in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University and a B.A. in Journalism with a minor in Psychology from the University of Georgia. Hope is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC008446).
Hope completed her internship at Ridgeview Institute in Atlanta in the adolescent unit where she led groups of adolescents struggling with issues of drug abuse, bipolar disorder, psychosis, anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. Hope has studied and taught Dialectical Behavior Therapy where patients learn emotion regulation and mindfulness to help them transition to every day life with healthy coping skills. Hope also worked at the West Cobb Hope Counseling Center where she counseled individuals, families, and couples struggling with issues surrounding financial and marital stress, anxiety, isolation, depression, sexual abuse, and parenting.
Hope also enjoys painting in acrylics, oils, and pastels and strongly believes in the healing power of art. Hope has had the opportunity to lead process art groups with patients at Ridgeview Institute who were given the freedom to access memories and emotions using a language of colors and shapes where words failed. She would like to continue to offer this opportunity for healing through expressive art therapy with groups of individuals, couples, and families.
Hope believes in the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship with each client and uses an eclectic approach in counseling utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy techniques, Interpersonal Therapy, Psychoanalytic, and Jungian theories. While we were created for relationship, Hope believes that each person can find his/her own answers within. She believes her job as a counselor is to come alongside each client in his/her unique life story and journey to wholeness. Hope enjoys working with various issues and ages and especially enjoys working with families of adolescents struggling with self esteem, depression, and anxiety issues. Hope believes in the importance of preserving the family as a "shelter in the storm" in an increasingly chaotic world.
Hope is presently leading groups where she is using her art background to enhance Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills. DBT is a very effective treatment for people who are having a hard time managing difficult emotions. This form of therapy has proven efficacy for many populations, including Bipolar and Borderline clients. The groups are fun and educational as group members connect with each other as they gain skills.
Hope lives in Atlanta with her husband of 34 years and has two grown children. Her office is conveniently located near 285 and Wendy Hill Rd. She is currently taking BCBS clients. For more information or to set up an appointment, please call 678.772.3687.
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