I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Addiction Counseling. I also have an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Guidance and Counseling. Both degrees are from the University of West Georgia. I have worked in the criminal justice field since 1985, first as a Probation Officer, then as a Parole Officer and Substance Abuse Counselor for the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles.
I have 35 years experience with pre-trial evaluations for DUI, drug possession, and domestic violence cases, as well as shoplifting, burglary, and other kinds of cases, including misdemeanor sex offenses (public indecency, sexual battery, solicitation). I prepare detailed written reports based on clinical interviews as well as testing. These reports let the court know if testing indicates a client’s offense was an isolated incident – or, if it was part of an ongoing or established pattern of behavior, the report will outline a detailed counseling plan, personalized for each individual client.
I also prepare evaluations and provide individual counseling services for clients who are already on probation, parole, or pre-trial diversion.
You can schedule an appointment for a court-related assessment by calling 678-642-3213.