“Awareness is like the sun. When it shines upon things, they are transformed".
Danielle Evans is a Board-Certified, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she graduated from Mercer University’s School of Medicine in 2014 with her Master of Science in Family Therapy. She also graduated from Capella University in 2010 with her Master of Science in Human Services/Public Service Leadership. She graduated from Mercer University in 2007 with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services.
Danielle founded Southern Bridge Inc. Counseling and Family Therapy, in 2016 with what she describes as her purpose to create a bridge between hopelessness and healing within the community where she grew up. Southern Bridge Counseling and Family Therapy has evolved into a private group therapy practice that provides psychotherapy, family therapy and individual counseling
Danielle specializes in working with couples struggling with intimacy, connection, communication, complex trauma, domestic abuse, depression, infidelity, abandonment and relationship difficulties through interventions which derived from empirically validated data, within the basis of emotional connection and communication as the basis for identifying and alleviating relationship problems. Additionally, she works through a systemic view which involves collaboration as a whole; identifying presenting issues experienced by the family, through individual perspectives while including the outcome each has on the entire family system.
Danielle uses a client focused, multi-faceted approach based on the unique needs of each client. Danielle works with adults, children, adolescents, individually and/or as a unit. She is experienced in promoting change though a person-centered designed treatment plan focused on difficulties that arise from, depression, anxiety, spirituality, diversity, complex trauma, neglect, abuse, sexuality, self-esteem, intimacy, divorce, marriage, re-marriage, grief, loss, parenting, sexual orientation, gender differences, stage of life changes, mental health disturbance, PTSD, ADHD, military deployment, separation and addiction.
Danielle believes that each human being has the potential to lessen the severity and possibly heal from the pain of emotional wounds. She works alongside her clients to increase each person’s chance to pursue transformation through therapy. She stands by her promise to support her clients through their unique journey by facilitating awareness guidance, transparency, direction and encouragement.
Jeannie Geherin Hatt partners with adults, adolescents, children and couples to help them find their best life. Through supporting her clients, they develop and utilize effective techniques for managing and decreasing their personal stressors, overcoming their personal obstacles, and bringing hope back into their lives. Because her life has been blessed by these techniques, she desires to share them with you. Jeannie uses clinically tested and evidence-based interventions to accomplish this, including techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma Focused CBT. She earned her Master’s in Professional Counseling from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State before moving to Georgia (she may not have been born in the South, but she got here just as quickly as she could!). Additionally, she is a National Board-Certified Counselor. Jeannie believes that when we are honest with ourselves and willing to open our minds to explore new life strategies, changes will occur that lead us down a better path to happiness and hope. She is passionate about working with people who make the brave choice to explore their options in therapy and find a way to heal. Knowing that a successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that are thrown at him or her, Jeannie looks forward to supporting you with building this foundation for yourself, whether you are challenged by grief, trauma, domestic abuse, depression, anxiety, anger, marriage and family issues, mood fluctuations, behavior difficulties, low self-esteem, accidents or natural disasters, life changes, or other life-disturbing symptoms or events. When not in the office, Jeannie loves spending time with her husband and daughter, exploring and hiking mountains.
Changing lives, one person at a time.
Demetria Bennett is a Board-Certified, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she studied at Cameron University and received a master's in behavioral science in psychology, and a BA in communications from Georgia Southern University. Mrs. Bennett has been counseling clients since 2011. Prior to becoming a therapist, she was an active duty soldier in the United States Army. The army provided her with exposure to many cultures and adversity. Mrs. Bennett departed from the army and became involved in military programs while supporting her active duty husband in his service. She was an advocate for the unit's family readiness group which led her to pursue a career in psychology.
Mrs. Bennett believes that life is about choices; people either make them, or avoid them. She believes that choices we make do not always have to be permanent. "Change starts with you". Her approach to therapy is focused on reality therapy. The technique is guided by your personality and needs as well as her implementation of training in family systems theory.
Her areas of expertise are self-esteem, obesity, grief depression, stress, addictions, relationship issues, career assessments, parenting, pre-martial counseling, life transitions (aging, moving, divorce, etc.), military families, blended families, couples therapy, coping skills and trauma. Her treatment approaches are motivational interviewing, life coaching, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, attachment based, solutions focused, reality therapy, play therapy, conflict resolution and harm reduction
Scott began work in the mental health field as an addiction counselor in 2005. He is a graduate of Georgia College and State University (2004) and Mercer University School of Medicine (2010).
He has been a licensed professional for 5 years. Scott enjoys working with families, individuals and couples. He specializes in addiction-related disorders and mood disorders. In his free time, Scott enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family and working in the shop.
Brittany Beckmann is a CBCS (Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist), CPAR (Certified Patient Account Representative). Brittany is the Medical Billing Specialist Manager at Southern Bridge Inc. Counseling and Family Therapy .Brittany has been working in the medical field since 2011.
Brittany was born and raised in South Carolina and moved to Central Georgia in 2006. She has an Associate's Degree in Medical Billing and Coding and a diploma in Healthcare information Technology from Pinnacle Career Institute. She graduated from Pinnancle Career Institute in October of 2011.
Brittany is currently working on her Bachelor's Degree in Applied Management at Grand Canyon University. Prior to joining Southern Bridge Inc. Brittany worked for multiple doctors and hospitals, Houston Medical Center and The Medical Center of Middle Georgia of Navicent Health.