meet our team

Personal

Jeff brings a variety of life experiences to his counseling. He has served in church leadership, missionary life, government service, military, and non-profit community service. When he’s not working on his car or in the garage, Jeff enjoys walks with his wife, time with grandchildren, working out at the gym, hiking, running, and an occasional foreign movie.

Professional/Practice

Jeff is a trauma informed counselor who enjoys working with couples and individuals to discover the thoughts, behaviors, relational patterns, and history that have led up to their present circumstances. Jeff is relationally oriented and believes that we are all seeking connection with others. Jeff specializes in integrating Christian faith into the work of counseling and can work with those who request it. Jeff works with adults who are encountering a variety of issues that include marital stress and conflict, anxiety, depression, spiritual issues, and loss.

Education and Experience

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Richmont Graduate University
MA in Counseling from Webster University
BS in Psychology with a major in Family Studies from Western Baptist College
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Georgia Associate Professional Counselor (APC)

Areas of Specialization:

Life transitions
Coping skills
Anxiety/Depression
Work/Career change/transitions
Men’s issues
Anger and stress management
Spiritual issues
Grief
Relationship conflict
Perfectionism

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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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Whatever you have weathered, Jade is dedicated to working side-by-side with you to heal hurts, grow personally, and no longer allow traumatic or difficult experiences to define who you truly are.

Jade doesn’t operate from a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, she works with you to achieve the goals that are unique to you.

Jade is passionate about building meaningful relationships and developing practical solutions to help you find freedom in your everyday life. 

Jade has worked with teens, families, and adults in private practice since 2016. She devotes her energy to assisting clients who are struggling with an array of difficulties.

Her practice specialties include…

  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Anger
  • Loss
  • Relationship and family issues
  • Loss of identify
  • Low self-esteem
  • Trauma including PTSD, physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and emotional and spiritual abuse


Her degrees include…

  • Bachelor of science (B.S.) in Psychology from Shorter University
  • Master of arts degree (M.A.) in Marriage and Family Therapy from Richmont Graduate University


Her licenses and certificates include…

  • Nationally Certified Counselor
  • Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia
  • Certificate in trauma counseling
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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
  • 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 degree in counselor education from the University of Alabama


Her licenses include…

  • Licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia
  • Nationally Certified Counselor
  • 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!

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Marissa is excited to announce she's now accepting clients as a Graduate Student Level Therapist!

Now in the final phase of completing her Master’s in Clinical Counseling, Marissa is most excited to start offering therapy services to children and teens.

Being a kid these days can be tough!  Marissa loves working with youth of all ages and helping them navigate through the challenges that childhood often brings. She aims to create a safe space for your child to explore their thoughts and feelings while also helping them learn new, healthy coping techniques that will serve them throughout their life.   

As a mother and family social worker, Marissa has extensive experience working with children of all ages, backgrounds and mental health needs.    

Marissa’s practice specialties include… 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • School & Family Life
  • Peer Pressure
  • Self-esteem

 

Her degrees include…

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology from Thomas University
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Counseling from Thomas University (July ’23)
 

*Marissa is under the direct supervision of Mandi Penney, LPC, NCC

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.