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Meet Our Team
Dawsonville Office
800 Old Dawson Village Road, Suite 010 & 020, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Trish Bellante
Counselor, Dawsonville, GA
My name is Trish and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I received my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2007 from University of Phoenix in San Diego, CA.  I graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2001 with a BA in Sociology and an AA in Criminal Justice.  I have been working in the counseling field since 2005 and recently relocated to Georgia from Southern California.  My experience includes hospice counseling, in patient psychiatric counseling, in home counseling of children and families, substance abuse, dual diagnosis and couples.  I have extensive experience in working with substance abuse and dual diagnosis and worked for many years with that population both in patient and in the out patient setting.  I love seeing my clients make positive changes in their lives and the lives of their family that both empower them and provide more meaning to their lives.  When I’m not at work, I enjoy exploring beautiful Georgia, spending time with my family, and running marathons.  I look forward to working with you and your family to help you foster change.
  you may contact Trish at 706-265-2244 or by email at 

Gary Sullivan
Counselor, Dawsonville, GA
I have an A.A. from Bainbridge (Ga) Jr. College, a B.S. from Georgia College (Milledgeville, Ga), & an M.A. in Counseling from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Va). I am also Certified in School Counseling by the State of Georgia. I have over 27 years experience helping youths and their parents, and other adults as a state employee (including as a Mental Health Counselor) as well as over 13 years as a Alcohol/Drug group and individual Counselor. I am certified in Matrix Substance Abuse Early Recovery Skills & Relapse Prevention, Anger Management, Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) and have training in Childhood Traumatic Grief, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I work with Crime Victims, Children of Incarcerated Parents (and their caregivers/guardians). I am excited about soon starting to do online Video/TeleTherapy. I believe in providing caring and compassionate services. I want you to be comfortable with me and my services. I'm here to help you. You are stronger than you think. We will work together to try to make things better.
You may contact Gary at 706-265-2244 or by email at
Paul Schlachter
Psychologist, Dawsonville, GA
You may contact Paul at 706-265-2244 or by email at
Roswell Office
601 Bombay Lane, Suite 601, Roswell, GA 30076
Trish Monahan
Counselor, Roswell, GA
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Georgia as well as a nationally, distance credentialed counselor (DCC). I have over 15 years experience working with children and families. I have been in private practice since 2011. Outside of my private practice, I am a therapist and assistant program director at an outpatient treatment facility in Roswell.
I am focused on providing individuals, couples, and families the tools necessary to transition (work through) and overcome obstacles which tend to keep them stagnant in their day to day life. Learning to transition from one aspect of your life to another can be very scary and intimidating. Working together, we can regain the motivation and determination to learn to let go of the things holding you back and learn a healthy way to navigate through life. Throughout the therapeutic process, I utilize Animal Assisted Therapy as an aide during my sessions. My dog, Minnie, is a 2.5lb Chihuahua who loves belly rubs and being held. She helps reduce stress, build rapport, and creates a sense of trust and belonging.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Kennesaw State University and my Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University.
If you are interested in counseling, you may contact Trish at 706-265-2244 or by email at
Nona Ghazban
Counselor, Roswell, GA
I believe that life is about a journey. The more skills we develop the greater our ability to navigate through life’s challenges. “If we do not change our direction we are likely to end up where we are headed.”
I strongly believe that effective therapy is a two way street. It takes a cooperative effort by both the person receiving therapy and the therapist. And it takes a commitment to make sometimes difficult changes in behavior or thinking patterns. The kind of therapy I practice centers on the principles of personal responsibility, honesty and self-respect.
I graduated from McMaster University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Shortly after, I pursued my passion and graduated from Argosy University with a Master of Arts in Community Counseling. I am currently a Licensed Professional counselor with over eight years of counseling experience specializing with individuals, couples and families with substance dependency and recovery. I have extensive experience working with people of all ages, whether working through grief, depression, anxiety, anger, a life transition or an addiction, I am committed to helping you develop the skills you need to create the life you want.
If you are interested in counseling, you may contact Nona at (706)-265-2244 or by email at
Our South Carolina office is now open!
6156 St. Andrews Road, Suite 105, Columbia SC 29212
Kellie M. Moore
Counselor, Columbia, SC
I believe all individuals have the skills within them to face any challenge they may encounter in their lives. Through counseling, it is my desire to help people discover these skills and learn to apply them more effectively to overcome their obstacles.  I specialize in helping children, adolescents and their families work through the daily struggles of life to improve relationships both with themselves and each other.  I have over five years experience using play therapy as an effective treatment method with children and adolescents.  I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy.  Therefore, in addition to working with children and adolescents, I have extensive knowledge and experience working with adults through individual, family and marital counseling.  I believe counseling can be beneficial to everyone.  There is no problem too big or too small.  Please contact me to schedule an appointment to begin overcoming the challenges in your life.  If you are interested in counseling, you may contact Kellie, at 800-456-2723 or by email at
Meet Our Owners
Jennifer L. Fingar
Owner, Chief Financial Officer
Kathy R. McKee
Owner, Chief Operating Officer
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Lisa Lamb
Owner, Chief Administrative Officer
Joan Palazzolo 
Owner, Shareholder
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