connect. enrich. transform.

Our mission is to assist you in living the life you have imagined. Helping individuals, couples and families rise to new heights and learn to cope with life’s challenges using effective therapeutic strategies and techniques is our goal. Difficulty and struggle can discourage growth but with assistance one can make a fresh start and experience lasting change.

connect:  Everyone needs to know that when they speak they have been heard.  “I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”
― Brené Brown

enrich:  I hope to be that listening ear and person providing gentle nudges in the right direction toward lasting positive change. “Have more humility. Remember you don’t know the limits of your own abilities. Successful or not, if you keep pushing beyond yourself, you will enrich your own life – and maybe even please a few strangers.”
― A.L. Kennedy

transform: The life you’ve imagined can start now. “Just when the caterpillar thought “I am incapable of moving,” it became a butterfly.”
― Annette Thomas

DSC_2979~2Dorothy McDermott, owner, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Alabama 3559 and Georgia 010741) and a national certified counselor. She has a Masters of Science in Counselor Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Jacksonville State University. She is a Certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator for marriage counseling. She has worked professionally with multiple populations since 2007. Serving individual children, adolescents, adults and families to overcome some of life’s most challenging issues has been her passion. She also has several years of experience with behavior modification, treating depression, anxiety, ptsd, substance abuse and many other mental issues with children, adolescents and adults. Dorothy McDermott is the author of the book, Get Well: A Fresh Perspective on Mental Wellness