Cathy NailLPC

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How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

I gather a comprehensive bio/psycho/social profile of the client to gain perspective of their past and current situation. Based on that information, the client is invited to share their goals in all areas of their life (emotional, physical, mental, logistical, etc.). I believe being specific and intentional with goals using the S.M.A.R.T. approach and accountability with their time-line provides a great framework to move forward. .

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

Counselors/Therapist are always cautioned against transference and countertransference with clients. This is important and essential to maintain objectivity and an ethical therapeutic alliance. I say that also acknowledging we are all human and bring our personalities, experiences, and frame of reference to the table. As an older adult, I have had many life experiences. I believe sharing and personal disclosure can be beneficial but must be used appropriately with the intent of the client's wellbeing at the forefront.

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

First of are not crazy! I believe people usually behave normally to crazy circumstances and situations. Therapy is about exploration, revelation, highlighting, and understanding. If someone has trouble with their car, they go to someone with expertise in that area - a mechanic. If there are financial concerns, we see a financial planner or CPA. Behavioral issues are no different.....we sometimes need a trained, objective and understanding ear to help with direction.





Life transitions

Physical wellness

General Expertise



Aging related concerns

Body image issues

Caregiver stress & support

Women's issues

Behavioral Issues

Alcohol addiction & abuse



First Session


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Adlerian Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Integrative Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Facilitator, MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy),

Facilitator, Seeking Safety (PTSD)

Mind/Body Specialty - ACE (American Council on Exercise)


GA, LPC, LPC011832


M.S., Clinical Psychology

Work History

My internship and work history center primarily on addressing depression, anxiety, substance and alcohol abuse. Many times these issues can be traced to Adverse Childhood Events (ACE) or trauma (emotional and physical) that has occurred throughout a person's life history. My approach seeks to help the individual identify and connect internal (physiological/psychological) and external (family history, living situation) to better understand and control/manage their symptoms.


51, Perry Street, Newnan, 30265, GA