A small but strong cadre of professionals, whose hard work, caring spirit and enduring dedication help make MCS the sound and worthy organization it is, staffs Metropolitan Counseling Services.
Shannon Georgecink, executive director of Metropolitan Counseling Services, has used her passion for non-profit service and volunteerism to fuel a career centered around helping those in need. Committed to the belief that successful communities thrive when its residents are supported through care of the whole person, Shannon’s work in the greater Atlanta community has spanned many issue areas including public education policy and at-risk women and children. Prior to joining the team at Metropolitan Counseling Services, Shannon served as the Advancement Communications Director at Marist School and the Director of Communication at The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education. A member of the Junior League of Atlanta Board of Directors since 2011, Shannon also serves on the Soaring Hawks Foundation Board of Directors. She is an immediate past member of the Board of Directors for Rainbows, Inc., Georgia Chapter.
Contact Shannon directly:
404.321.1794 ext 320
Kathy Steele, MN, CS
Kathy Steele, MN, CS is a psychotherapist with 25 years of experience. In addition to her role as Clinical Director and Supervisor at Metropolitan Counseling Services, she is also in private practice with Metropolitan Psychotherapy Associates, specializing in chronic traumatization, dissociative disorders, and attachment issues. Kathy is currently President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and is a Fellow of that organization. She has received several international awards for her clinical work and publications, and frequently teaches about trauma and dissociation internationally. Her award-winning book, The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation of the Personality and Treatment of Chronic Traumatization (Norton, 2006) with co-authors Onno van der Hart and Ellert Nijenhuis, is part of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology.
Contact Kathy directly:
404.321.1794 ext 305
Charlene Bowden is the Office Manager at Metropolitan Counseling Services. Her duties include agency and clinical administrative management and a staff liaison for the MCS Board of Directors. Charlene possesses an Associate’s degree in Psychology and has over 10 years experience serving in non-profit environments.
Contact Charlene directly:
404.321.1794 ext 325
Lisa Angert Morris, MS, LPC, CGP
Lisa Angert Morris, MS, LPC, CGP is a Clinical Supervisor and the Chief Financial Officer for MCS. She has continuously been part of nonprofit mental health agencies in Atlanta since beginning her clinical internship at The Link Counseling Center in 1986. As program director for a group therapy program for survivors of trauma at the Georgia Council on Child Abuse (now Prevent Child Abuse Georgia), and as a staff psychotherapist at The Hub Counseling and Education Center, Lisa gained experience in program development, management, fiscal oversight and many other aspects of nonprofit administration. Lisa enjoys combining these interests with her clinical background in her work at MCS. She has been involved with MCS since 1996 and has helped dozens of psychotherapists attain licensure through training, consultation and supervision. Lisa helped the center obtain 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and writes grants promoting MCS’ mission of providing affordable psychotherapy to adults. Lisa served on the Board of Directors of MCS from 2003-2005. She received her undergraduate degree from Emory University and her graduate degree from Georgia State University. In addition to working with MCS, Lisa is in private practice as a partner at Metropolitan Psychotherapy Associates. For more information about her clinical interests, please go to www.atlantapsychotherapy.com.
Contact Lisa directly:
404.321.1794 ext 319
Steve Harris, LCSW, CGP
Steve Harris, LCSW, CGP has specialized in working with men’s issues for over 20 years, including organizing local and national conferences. Steve also works extensively with addiction and recovery, couples and families, and survivors of childhood trauma. He has written, lectured, and conducted workshops in these areas. His interests also include helping people address compulsion and freedom in the areas of sex, work, relationship, and spirituality. Steve is a certified group psychotherapist and has completed the three-year training course in Pesso-Boyden System Psychomotor Therapy.