LPC, NCC, C-MFT Director and Therapis
Erlese has a passion for play and expressive therapies because it acts as a vehicle that allows the passenger to journey through insecurities, fears, anger and sadness all in a safe place. Imagine the vehicle coming to a stop, and the child or adolescent emerging stronger, more confident, and able to face the challenges that await him or her. As she engages daily with children, parents, and educators, she has the privilege of conceptualizing presenting issues, developing treatment goals, and most of all, sharing the experience of watching the progress of the child or teen unfold.
As a parent, Erlese believes in giving children every opportunity to express their true selves. As a therapist, operating from a holistic approach, she provides a safe place for children and adolescents to explore and discover self-determined goals through mindful choices and the resolution of problems.
Erlese is the Director and therapist at A Place For Me Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) providing support for children, adolescents, adults, and families. Erlese has a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling, is certified as a Marriage and Family Therapist, a National Certified Counselor and specializes as a play therapist. Erlese has experience working in both outpatient, and inpatient settings, including private practice, hospitals, local agencies, and schools.
Natasha is joining AP4Me with several years of experience counseling couples and families, with an additional 13 years of experience as a college academic counselor. She holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. While counseling clients at AP4Me, she is under the supervision of our director Erlese Caruth, NCC, LPC, C-MFT.
Natasha is a professional and critically conscientious therapist who focuses on emotional restoration for individuals, couples, and families. She is proficient in providing individually-tailored, evidence-based counseling through the facilitation and fostering of a safe, confidential, and caring environment. Though she has a significant knowledge base of therapeutic theory, her approach to counseling is eclectic in that she never tries to fit a client to one type of model. Instead, she joins with clients; meeting them where they are and together they can construct their unique counseling journeys.
Natasha is curious about her clients and their perspective, so she asks many questions to engage them in therapeutic conversations. She believes that establishing trust in the therapeutic process empowers clients and heightens their awareness of the inter-connectivity between their thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. Natasha welcomes clients from diverse backgrounds and she is experienced in working with adult and youth LGBTQIA+ populations. Natasha says that her ideal client is anyone who allows her the privilege to assist them in fulfilling their unique goals and enriching their lives.
Do you often doubt yourself or feel that those around you do not understand what you are experiencing? Do you find it difficult to express your thoughts and emotions or experience periods of sadness that affect your ability to enjoy or engage in day to day activities. If so, then perhaps I can provide some assistance.
My specialty is adolescents and women’s issues. I utilize a feminist multicultural approach to therapy that focuses on the client as a whole person working to cultivate a space where clients feel validated and encouraged to show up in their lives and stand firm in who they are.I provide a safe space for my clients to feel empowered while offering them tools to identify healthy coping skills to combat depression, intrusive thoughts, and enhance self-worth. I will be facilitating groups to aid in the overall wellness of adolescents to assist them with learning emotional regulation skills to navigate middle/high school.
I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with my Associates License in Professional Counseling (LAPC). I received my Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgia Southern University, as well as a B.S in Psychology with a focus in Child and Family Development.
Have you found yourself challenged with feelings of overwhelm, anxiousness, and sadness that seem to be beyond your control? Are you experiencing difficulties in your intimate or family relationships that you wish to overcome? If so, I commend you for taking the first step in your journey to a better life. As a wife, mother, and professional, I know the importance of balancing relationships, your own needs, and personal goals. I believe that you can thrive and be happy with yourself and in your relationships if you’re willing to embrace the journey and work towards the desired outcome.
As a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern, I use systemic, strength-based, and person-centered therapeutic approaches that help clients identify experiences and innate characteristics that shaped who they are. I take a collaborative stance when providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups. It is my passion to help clients overcome stigmas that place limitations on them. Through the use of encouragement, acknowledgment, and validation, I help clients to evolve into who they desire to be. Depression, anxiety, anger, and trauma do not have to be your norm. Strengthening interpersonal skills and finding effective methods to cope with stressors is essential to attain overall wellness and develop a fulfilling life.
I look forward to helping you embrace your strengths and become empowered and confident in yourself and your relationships.
Aaron Kimble is from Opelousas, LA, a small, Cajun-country town west of New Orleans. Aaron has a BA in Psychology from Louisiana State University, an MBA from American Intercontinental University and a PhD from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Aaron is also a certified life coach, specializing in mentorship, goal setting and empowerment.
A connoisseur of learning and development, Aaron is currently enrolled in the Northwestern University’s Family Institute Program for Counseling/Therapy. Aaron has taken courses such as Human Development, Human Sexuality, Cultural Counseling, Psychodynamic and Ethics and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which has navigated his career thus far as a counselor in training.
Now based in Atlanta, GA, Aaron plans to utilize this gracious opportunity to assist clients in the overall healing process by applying a cultural lens which include a feminist approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic Therapy.
Aaron plans to specialize in sex and performance therapy with individuals, couples and businesses with the premise of using CBT to assist clients in increasing their performance. Within five years, Aaron also wants to provide free community therapy to those who are underprivileged and underserved.