Pam Cook, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
I am a licensed professional counselor in private practice since 2001. I have over 20 plus years of experience as a substance abuse professional working with individuals and families. I believe that a person’s mind, body, and spirit are partners in the recovery process and coordination between them is essential. My commitment is to assist each person to put a foot on the “shining path” to wholeness and health. It is my joy to share my “experience, strength, and hope” to facilitate the journey that is your recovery. I feel the answers are within you. Other areas of interest and expertise include spiritual issues, depression, anxiety, grief, women’s issues, chronic pain, and stress. I enjoy incorporating Christian principles into our therapy and daily life.
Richard Forde, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Richard Forde is a Masters level, Licensed Professional Counselor, in the state of Georgia.
Mr. Forde specializes in working with adult couples and individuals who are dealing with Emotional, Relational and Spiritual issues. These “issues” may include: Depression, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Sexual Addiction and Challenging Life Transitions.
Mr. Forde grew up in South Africa. After completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology (1989), he went to Dallas Texas to attend Bible school at Christ for the Nations Institute (1991). Mr. Forde graduated from Georgia State University with a Masters Degree in Counseling (1996). He also attended Richmont Graduate University and received a Diploma in Christian Counseling concurrently (1996).
Upon graduation, Mr. Forde worked as a counselor for an inpatient psychiatric hospital program (Rapha) for five years. During this time he was licensed as a Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia. He has worked in private practice and church settings providing counseling services since the year 2000. Richard and his wife reside near to Peachtree City, Georgia, and have two children.
Tom Freeman, Psy.D.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist that has been practicing in Newnan since 1991. I enjoy working with children, adults, and couples.
My philosophy is to help people challenge their fears and move beyond their obstacles.
I have a special concern for children and families experiencing a divorce. A significant part of my practice has been helping families deal with this transition. I am excited about a new area of my practice called Collaborative Practice that allows me to increase my involvement with divorcing families. Collaborative Practice seeks to help couples divorce in a mutually respectful manner. Through Collaborative Practice I can help children and parents go through divorce with minimal damage. I help divorcing parents develop a parenting plan that addresses needs of each family member.
I earned my clinical psychology degree from Argosy University in 1995. I earned a Certificate in Christian Counseling from the Psychological Studies Institute in 1991 where I learned to integrate psychology and Christianity. As a University of Georgia graduate, I am a big Georgia Bulldog fan.
D'Netra Smith, LPC
Licensed Professional CounselorD’Netra is a Licensed Professional Counselor that is very passionate about advocating for those desiring help to overcome the barriers in their life – -welcoming new opportunities and challenges presented. D’Netra began her counseling experience working with local domestic violence shelters and has a continued special interest in focusing on women issues and providing therapy to individuals who have experienced domestic abuse.
D’Netra’s experience has developed in working with sexual offenders, domestic abuse clients, homeless individuals, as well as clients dealing with addiction and psychosis. She most recently participated in a Morehouse/Satcher program providing research to clients experiencing depression/anxiety along with high blood pressure and diabetes – -assisting them with strategies to improve their overall outcome. D’Netra is experienced in working with children, adults and families. She likes working with families that are going through life transitions such as divorce.
D’Netra Smith, MEd, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia, since 2009. D’Netra received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology with a minor in Psychology from Georgia State University. She went on to receive her Master’s degree from the University of West Georgia in Professional Community Counseling. D’Netra Smith has resided in Newnan, GA for 12 years with her husband and three sons. Her children keep her on the go.
Sandy Wilson, Ph.D.
I am a licensed psychologist and a certified school psychologist with over 14 years experience working in public schools. My specialty areas are psychological evaluations, developmental delays, and autism spectrum disorders. The human brain is truly wonderful! We all have strengths and weaknesses in the ways we process information from the world around us. I would love to help you or your child understand the ways you learn best. By understanding a personal processing profile, strengths can be used to develop coping skills for weaknesses thereby alleviating some of the stress and frustration in life. I also enjoy leading social skills groups for children and adolescents to work on communication, repairing conversations, relating to others, building friendships, and resolving conflict.
I have a Bachelors degree in Art from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. I also earned a Masters degree in Educational Psychology in 1996 and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in School Psychology in 2000 from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. I live in Carrollton with my husband and two cats. We have three adult children who live in Kentucky, Texas, and Georgia.