About

Are you struggling with worry, anxiety or feeling overwhelmed? Has food become a problem area in your life?  Is your relationship distant? Or are you trying to get past a crisis or traumatic experience in your life?  You are not alone.  These are just a few reasons people walk through my door.  And I’ve been there too.  I know how everyday is a struggle.

Life is challenging. I believe that everyone benefits from a helper – you don’t need to walk this journey alone.  I work with pre-teens, teens, and adults of all ages, races, and genders.  Let’s travel a while together to help you heal and grow, in the midst of difficulties.  There IS hope!

Do any of my specialty areas sound familiar?

  • Eating concerns (overeating, emotional eating, disordered eating, eating disorders) and desire to learn Intuitive Eating
  • Self-defeating thoughts and beliefs
  • Poor Body Image
  • Trauma & Life-Disturbing Experiences in your past or present
  • Ongoing Worry / Anxiety
  • Depression / Thoughts of Suicide
  • Life Transitions and Change
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Concerns – past, current or desired relationship
  • Low self-worth
  • Intrusive Thoughts

Additionally, I see clients with career questions, couples concerns, adjustment difficulties, fear of change, and more.

As a counselor, I consider it a privilege to walk alongside you in your life journey, and help you navigate these difficult times, situations, and relationships. I work with individuals and couples and tailor our sessions to meet you where you are. The therapeutic relationship we build will be our first priority, as it’s the foundation for the deeper work we’ll do together.

I’ve been where you are, knowing you need to do something different before things get worse and even feeling like you’ve hit rock bottom, but feeling powerless and scared to move.  There is no judgment here, only full acceptance and a desire to help you climb out of the place you’re in. If you’re hesitant about taking the first step and not sure what to expect, know that I will walk through the process with you so you know what to expect in the beginning and along the journey.  I’m available for a free 15-minute phone consultation.

My Training and Approach (for those who want a little more detail!):

I earned my Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Mercer University and completed my internship with Walden Behavioral Care.  I’ve worked in multiple levels of care, including residential treatment for eating disorders, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programming, and outpatient therapy.

I am trained in EMDR, a non-traditional psychotherapy which helps people work through traumatic experiences and relieve the distress associated with those memories. It is a proven method to address trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, and self-defeating thoughts and beliefs. I counsel on Intuitive Eating principles and support Health at every Size.  For couples, I am a certified Prepare/Enrich counselor and use an emotionally focused approach for counseling couples.  I also enjoy speaking to groups of any size and am available for speaking engagements to teens and adults.  For those clients who wish to incorporate spirituality, I will work with you from the basis of your belief system.  I am also able to incorporate Christian beliefs into our work together at a deeper level, if that’s your desire.

I see clients in the offices of Compassion Cove Counseling under directed supervision, at 3754 Lavista Rd., Suite 200, Tucker, GA. 30084.  I’m in the Northlake Commons office park, across from Lavista Crossing apartments. Please contact me at 404-994-1034 or at lisa@footpathpartners.com.

Our office is inside I-285 and conveniently located to public transportation. Since our office is on the second floor and requires stairs to access, if you have mobility concerns, please contact me to discuss alternate accommodations.

Lisa Hedden, MS, APC, NCC

GA License APC006597

Supervisor: Dr. David Lane

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