M.A., CACII, CADC II, CCS, MAC
Mr. Original Michael, MA, CACI, CADCII, MAC, CCS is the co-owner of Michael & Michael Counseling & Consulting, LLC. He is the Clinical Director of our Recovery Treatment Program and our Residential Recovery Program. He was named by GACA as the GA Counselor of the Year 2019. He brings over 20 years of experience and passion working with the addiction population helping people stay clean and sober one day at a time. He has been instrumental in his client’s lives by teaching recovery and relapse prevention techniques.
Mr. Michael develops a rapport with clients by using a, sincere, emphatic, authentic, and non-judgmental approach to people who truly want to recover from the hold of addiction from drugs and alcohol.
He is a Board Member of Georgia Advocacy, where he advocates for mental rights of people who live with disabilities and mental and substance abuse challenges.
He is certified through ICRC to teach The Basic Substance Abuse Certification Program, (180-hour) and to provide Addiction Supervision.
He is available for speaking engagements on topics: police brutality, relationships, and addiction. For booking information please contact his office at 678-691-5016.
Mrs. Socrotiff Carruth Michael, is a co-owner, of Michael & Michael Counseling & Consulting, LLC. Socrotiff Carruth Michael, holds an independent license as a Marriage & Family Therapist, and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of GA. She attended Richmont Graduate University where she received her master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. She is passionate about helping couples heal from hurt and learn to reconnect and love again.
She holds the following specialty training in Anger Management, Christian Sex Therapy and Spiritual Counseling. Additionally. She has completed Level 2 of the Gottman Certification Program. Lastly, she is a Clinical Supervisor.
She created and facilitates a transformative psychotherapy group for African American Women, titled Women who T.A.L.K: Taking Care of Yourself, Accepting Yourself, Loving Yourself and Knowing Yourself.
She also created and facilitate a Marriage retreat: “Intentionally Reconnecting with Your Spouse” The retreat is held throughout the year, and next retreat will be held in Atlanta, GA in October 2019.
She also is available for speaking engagements on marriage/couples, relationships and women topics. For booking information, please contact her office at 678-691-5016.
She enjoys working with individuals who are in life transitions helping them find inner peace and balance. She has a heart for female veterans and enjoys working with couples. She is Pre-pare and Enrich Certified.
In 2014, she became a Certified Creative Love® Coach and believes that ALL of us are on an ongoing self-discovery process. Shana is a BIG advocate for Self-Love & Self-Care; empowering individuals to remember their WHOLENESS and Self-Worth through Self-Love.
Lastly, she is an author in the book, SHIFT: 20 women share stories of strength, courage, and succeeding against the odds (2005).
Assistant Clinical Director
Kimberly holds a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services with an emphasis in mental health which were both obtained at Mercer University. She is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors as a National Certified Counselor. Kimberly is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) and is pursuing full licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) under the direction and supervision of Socrotiff Michael, LPC, LMFT, CPCS.
She enjoys working with children, individuals and couples. She discovered her passion for helping others through her experiences working with youth and families, serving as a foster care case manager, community health case manager, and counseling youth who are incarcerated.
Kimberly uses a strength-based approach and believes clients strive best to reach their goals when support, unconditional positive regard, and the installation of hope is provided. She believes in meeting clients where they are by understanding their world and creating a therapeutic alliance that allows clients to discover self, explore goals and implement change.
Janay Holland, MA MFT
Janay holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Medical Family Therapy from Mercer University’s School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Mercer University. She has over 5 years of clinical experience counseling individuals (adolescents, teens, and adults), couples, and groups. Currently, she is on her journey to obtain her full licensure to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and working on obtaining a doctorate in the field. She is currently working under the Supervision & Direction of Mrs. Socrotiff Carruth Michael, LPC, LMFT, CPCS.
She enjoys working with couples, families, and individuals who are dealing with previous traumas, anxiety, grief, and breaks in communication. Janay’s passion lies within working with individuals that are striving to break generational curses and create healthy relationships. Janay uses Gottman Training to assist in couples therapy and Solution-Focused, Narrative, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with individuals and families.
Janay uses active listening, modeling, and exploratory questioning to assist clients on their healing journey. She believes that clients are able to grow and change when they are uncomfortable. She believes in creating a safe space for individuals and families to identify and heal from their traumas. Through the process of identification, goal setting, and change, Janay is able to assist her clients with finding inner peace.
When Janay is not seeing clients, she enjoys shopping, watching movies, and spending with her family.
Donna holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Capella University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Shorter University. She has over 15 years of experience in Healthcare Administration. Donna’s intrinsic love for people makes her a great asset to our team. She has a heart for service and is motivated by her personal mission to improve the quality of life of others.
Donna is a strong advocate for mental health, and she is also an ambassador for patients, caregivers and families living with autoimmune disorders. When she is not serving others, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and listening to music.
Kiera holds a Bachelors degree in Education Studies from Spelman College. She is currently a first grade teacher, with 5 years of classroom experience. Through her passion of working with children throughout the school system, she developed a greater passion of working with the family as one unit. Currently, she is on her journey to obtain her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University and obtaining her full licensure to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy. She is currently working under the Supervision & Direction of Mrs. Socrotiff Carruth Michael, LPC, LMFT, CPCS.
Kiera enjoys working with couples, families, and individuals who are experiencing or have experienced trauma, anxiety, stress, and barriers in communication. She has a strong belief in working with individuals that seek self-awareness, form healthy relationships, and break barriers. Kiera utilize different therapeutic approaches, such as, Solution-Focused, Narrative, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She believes when individuals become more self-aware of what contributes to their daily behavior, they are able to create, take, and communicate the necessary steps that align with their personal therapeutic goals.
Kiera is known to have the “patience of Job” because she understands that life is constantly changing and that support is needed throughout the ups and downs of that journey. She believes in creating a safe space that will allow her to assist her clients on reaching their goals.
When Kiera is not seeing clients, she enjoys tutoring, making candles, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.