meet our team

Deborah’s journey from a three-decade engineering career to achieving an MA in counseling is a testament to her deep commitment to lifelong learning and her dedication to positively impacting the lives of others. This shift wasn’t just a professional change; it was a response to a calling, fueled by her faith and passion for helping others.
Her active involvement in short-term international missions and various ministries within her church and community reflects a holistic approach to service. Deborah’s mission goes beyond combating mental health stigma and shame through education; it aligns with her core values of treating everyone with respect and dignity– a philosophy molded by her experiences as an immigrant.
In her counseling style, Deborah leans toward cognitive-behavioral therapy and she creates a secure space for clients to embark on a journey of self-exploration and healing. Her areas of focus span a wide array of areas, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, relationships and family issues. 
As a mother of two adult children, Deborah balances her professional pursuits with personal interests. Engaging in community service, playing the piano, roller skating, dancing, and spending time with friends and family contribute to her well-rounded life. 
Deborah’s Christian faith serves as the cornerstone of her life and therapeutic style, providing a framework for introspection with her clients. Her dedication to service and commitment to guiding her clients on a path of healing makes her a valuable part of the team at Abundant Living!
Meet Brandie, a dedicated Master’s level student intern on her journey towards a Marriage and Family Therapy degree at Colorado Christian University, set to graduate in May 2025. Her own pursuit of healing ignited the path to becoming a counselor.
Guided by a heart devoted to the Lord, Brandie feels a calling to support families, couples, teens, and children through life’s challenges. Her innate gentleness and compassion cultivate a safe, authentic, and supportive space where you can navigate your struggles together.
As a wife and mother, Brandie understands the complexities of balancing family life and handling relationship stressors. She’s eager to collaborate with families, couples, and individuals striving to fortify their resilience and rediscover the quality of life that God created them to experience.
In her downtime, Brandie finds joy in verse mapping and moments with her husband, children, and her four-legged companion, Amos the horse.
Brandie is under the clinical supervision of Dr. Arielle Saunders Blum, PhD, LMFT, and under the site direction of Mandi Penney, LPC.
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Anna is passionate about helping people navigate their grief journey. Her sessions are personalized to her clients' needs, so they feel heard and safe.

Anna loves to work alongside those who are experiencing grief in its many forms. She supports people working through the loss of a loved one as well as changes in life situations, such as empty nest syndrome, graduation from high school or college, or loss of a job. 

Anna works with clients ranging from childhood on through the developmental lifespan.

Anna’s practice specialties include…

  • Grief and loss, both of a loved one and changes in life situation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Her degrees include…

  • Masters degree (M.A.) in Professional Counseling at Liberty University

Her licenses include…

  • Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia

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As a wife, mother, and professional, Mandi’s struggle to find balance in her own life inspired her to launch Abundant Living to help women like herself.

Mandi is a former school counselor and clinical supervisor who took time off to be a stay-at-home mom. She has experienced life from both sides of the table and understands the struggles that can accompany motherhood.

Mandi loves working with women who have a strong faith but may have difficulty connecting with God in their struggles. Her gift is sitting with her clients in their pain and creating a safe space to experience the hard stuff in life.

Mandi’s practice specialties include…

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Self-confidence
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Life balance

Her degrees include…

  • Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in psychology from Georgia State University
  • Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in counselor education from Georgia Southern University
  • Educational Specialist (Ed.S) degree in counselor education from the University of Alabama

Her licenses and specialty trainings include…

  • Licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia
  • Mandi has completed over 50 hours of training in EMDR and is approved by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) as an EMDR therapist.
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“I love the vision and heart behind Abundant Living Counseling and am blessed to be able to help in any way that I can.”

When you call our office, you will most likely be chatting with Pearl. 

She is passionate about getting people connected with the things that they need, and she works to put you at ease while scheduling your first appointment.

Pearl has decades of experience in nonprofit management and has worked in parent and public relations before moving to Rome with her husband, Pastor Stephen of Cornerstone Church, and their two wonderful children.

She currently serves on the board of directors for Rome Community Camps and gets involved in marketing, fundraising, or wherever needed!

Our therapists and staff are here for you!

We will support you whether you’re working through grief, struggling with emotional distress or a traumatic event, exploring your faith, and more. We will provide a safe place to help you achieve your goals and live the life you desire.