About Us

Melinda Paige, Executive Director

Melinda Paige, Executive Director

Dr. Melinda Paige is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Argosy University, Atlanta. She is a licensed professional counselor, certified professional counselor supervisor, and national certified counselor, serving as a trauma counselor for the last 18 years. Dr. Paige’s research interests include trauma-specific clinical supervision and trauma mental health competency. Dr. Paige was the recipient of the 2014 Chi Epsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Outstanding Practitioner Award. Dr. Paige has published and presented on self-injury, trauma, and vicarious traumatization.

Jessica Loper, Admission Director

Jessica Loper

Jessica Loper is an LPC with a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology and an additional degree in Communications. She has served as an adjunct professor of Addictionology and Psychology at Clayton State University and worked with substance abuse as a counselor in many different treatment environments. Jessica is passionate about extending the opportunity of freedom and growth to all who struggle with addiction. She loves working with groups and incorporating recreational therapy. She holds specialized training in teens, young adults, and couples and takes a strength based approach with all clients.

Kim Austin, Senior Trauma Specialist

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Kimberly Austin has a BA in Business Administration and a MS in Mental  Health Counseling. She is passionate about helping individuals to  transform areas of their life where they have been  feeling stuck. She  got her start in working with addiction issues to support those in  recovery and was trained in Motivational Interviewing and Prime  Solutions. She is certified in Rapid Resolution Therapy that is a short  term gentle modality that shifts emotional difficulties at a deeper  level. Her areas of specialty include trauma, relationship issues,  addiction, self esteem, anxiety, depression and spiritual counseling.  She uses an integrative approach and has a relaxed, collaborative and  open style of working with clients that sees their perception of any  limiting beliefs or patterns while recognizing client strengths. She  connects with each individual to make adjustments by bringing into  alignment the “feeling and logical brain” to create an updated and  improved state of being.