While meeting the need for quality, affordable, and often long-term counseling and psychotherapy for adults, MCS also provides one of the few settings in the Atlanta area that addresses the needs of therapists working toward licensure. A three-year period of post-graduate, supervised, clinical experience is required to satisfy licensure requirements in Georgia. Selected MCS staff members serve as faculty who provide such clinical supervision. The supervised, hands-on experience that residents gain at MCS not only satisfies their licensure requirement, it enables the services that MCS provides.
Laura Silverman, LMSW received her master’s in Social Work from the University of Georgia, with a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition to working with MCS, Laura has experience with adolescents and families coping with chronic and severe behavioral and mental health issues in inpatient and outpatient settings. She also is a 10 year Navy veteran and former elementary and middle school teacher. Founded in a belief that most people can achieve real and lasting well-being, Laura strives to understand clients from the perspective of their life, based on who they are, their values and the unique pressures and stresses they experience. Coming from a psychodynamic orientation, she draws from attachment theory, body-mindfulness work, and contemporary relational models of psychotherapy. Laura believes that a safe, nurturing therapeutic relationship provides the support clients need when they are facing difficult moments, feeling overwhelmed and hopeless, and finding it difficult to cope in a stressful, complex, changing and sometimes contradictory world. Laura joins clients in their journey toward improved stability, flexibility and adaptability as they become better acquainted with their inner world in order to better regulate emotions, become aware of thoughts, and to consciously choose their behaviors. Through the process of therapy, the relationship between client and therapist, and a desire and the effort to understand and make changes, individuals can become fully engaged in their own lives, develop positive relationships, experience positive emotions, and find meaning and purpose for a full and rich life.
Treah Caldwell, MA
Treah Caldwell, MA received her Master of Arts in Clinical and
Counseling Psychology from William Paterson University in Wayne, New
Jersey. In addition to her residency at MCS Treah has experience
working in a behavioral health setting serving low-income individuals
with severe and persistent mental illness as well as experience
working in a hospice setting with families and individuals after
losing a loved one. Treah has been influenced by many counseling
theories and interventions but believes in those which focus on a
collaborative relationship where the client is viewed as the expert
about their own life. She affirms the therapy relationship as a
potential vehicle for growth and her most fundamental goal is to
create a safe and nurturing environment. Treah is interested in
working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, grief,
family issues and trauma. She is particularly interested in working
with people around issues of spirituality, creativity, gender identity
and development, sexual orientation, boundary setting and self-esteem.
Contact Treah directly:
404.321.1794 ext 322
Suzanne Rouk, MS, NCC, LAPC
Suzanne Rouk, MS, received her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University. Her clinical background includes individual and group therapy at an inpatient alcohol and drug rehabilitation center for women. Suzanne worked with women who were dually diagnosed with substance addiction and disordered eating. Suzanne is particularly interested in women’s issues, including trauma, self-harm, eating disorders, anxiety and depression, self-esteem, domestic abuse and violence, relationship issues, and setting and maintaining healthy boundaries. She believes that the client is the expert in their own life and the therapeutic relationship provides a partnership in which the therapist helps the client discover their strengths and maximize their potential. Suzanne encourages and supports the client as they learn to use those strengths to empower themselves to overcome the barriers they encounter, and to choose healthier paths toward more satisfying lives. In addition to her clinical experience Suzanne brings over 25 years of experience in administrative and marketing roles with non-profits and real estate to MCS as well.
Contact Suzanne directly:
404.321.1794 ext 324
Carla Bauer, LMSW
Carla Bauer, LMSW, received her MSW from the University of Georgia and is currently a candidate in psychoanalytic training at Emory University. She holds prior masters degrees in theological studies and business administration and brings 20 years of corporate experience to her work with clients. She completed clinical internships working with diverse individuals and groups dealing with a variety of life struggles. Carla works from a psychodynamic orientation, drawing on attachment theory, object relations, and contemporary relational models of psychotherapy, to work with the deep long-term wounds and patterns that help shape clients’ self-perceptions and current experiences and struggles. She enjoys working with life transition and identity issues, including divorce, mid-life crises, and older adult life review, as well as relationship struggles, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and the general search for meaning. Carla strives to create an open and safe environment where clients can express and explore authentic feelings and lost aspects of self often censored in general society, toward greater personal insight, growth and change. She believes that an accepting and validating therapy relationship can be a key element to the healing of old wounds and opening up possibilities for new and better experiences.
Contact Carla directly:
404.321.1794 ext 328
Erin Falbaum, CRC, LAPC
Erin (Falbaum) Hinek, CRC, LAPC received her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University. Her clinical background includes individual therapy and group work in both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings for adult with severe and persistent mental illness and acute psychiatric and addiction issues. Erin is particularly interested in issues of self-esteem, depression, anxiety, boundaries, relationships, stress management, and issues surrounding life transitions. Erin strongly believes in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship, and she strives to create a partnership with her clients-aligning with them and focusing on their strengths in a safe and supportive environment.
Contact Erin directly:
404.321.1794 ext 316
Missy McClatchey, MS
Missy McClatchey, MS, received her Masters in Community Counseling from Georgia State University. Her previous background includes corporate experience in Human Resources working with organizations and individuals in goal setting, coaching, change and personal development. Her clinical experience includes individual and group therapy. Missy enjoys working with life transitions, goal setting, boundaries, self esteem, grief and issues of faith to find meaning and purpose in life.
Contact Missy directly:
404.321.1794 ext 323
Heather McCormack-Moon, MA, MDiv, LAPC
Heather McCormack-Moon, MA, MDiv, LAPC received her Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has worked as a case manager and therapist in community mental health centers providing group therapy, psychoeducation, psycho-social assessments, parenting classes and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families. Heather has intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and co-facilitates a DBT Skills Training Group at MCS. She uses mindfulness training and practice to help clients struggling with depression, anxiety and a host of other issues. Heather also has experience working with clients who suffer from post-traumatic stress, dissociative disorders, personality disorders as well as complicated grief and loss. Other clinical interests that inform her work include spirituality, attachment, family systems and group dynamics. Heather enjoys helping clients connect to their own deep, inner knowledge and wisdom in order to find healing and grow toward their highest potential.
Contact Heather directly:
404.321.1794 ext 326
Valarie Peister, LMSW
I received my Master of Social Work degree from The University of Georgia. My clinical background includes working with individuals affected by HIV. I collaborated with individuals who were facing concerns involving self-esteem, sexual orientation, depression, addiction, family or relationships, grief, trauma, or were just feeling “stuck.”
It is my hope to create a non-judgmental and safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. Through this exploration, we will work together to uncover your truth and create a more fulfilling future.