Sophia Jean-Pierre, APC

Do you ever wake up and feel overwhelmed by the emotions that flood your mind instantly? Do you feel like you don’t know how to make sense of these feelings as you go about your day trying to dodge them and stay focused? Or maybe you have anxiety over an important relationship in your life and thoughts that are all consuming so you can’t concentrate or pay attention. We all experience some form of anxiety and depression, but not all of us know how to handle these emotions on our own effectively. I can help you scour through these overwhelming emotions and teach you to process them in a healthy manner. During our time together, I will provide a safe environment that supports you with confidence, to take the steps necessary to become a healthier individual. We will work in helping you make sense of what you are feeling and learn the skills necessary to help you process in a way that is effective for you.

But what if it is not only you feeling overwhelming emotions? Do you and your spouse feel overwhelmed by the pressures of marriage and parenting? Do you two need help in communicating and reconnecting with another? Are you at a loss on how to build trust again in your relationship after betrayal? Individuals have tough emotions to sort out but sometimes that can be even more challenging to navigate when dealing with a significant other. Couples go through hard times and sometimes a counselor is needed to help navigate through some of those difficult emotions and conversations. During our time together, I will provide a safe environment where both individuals feel heard and affirmed, teaching you the skills necessary to be able to communicate with one another and to get on the same page with one another.

I would be honored to help you get to the root of your emotional troubles, and help you navigate your journey toward growth. I have a great deal of experience working with all ages of people – children, teens, adults, families, couples and parents – helping them live a healthier more productive life. I co-lead several parent, adult and adolescent DBT skills classes as well as offer individual DBT skills sessions here at Balance & Potential. Some of my specialties are:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family conflict
  • Relationship issues
  • Co-dependency
  • Boundaries
  • Grief & loss
  • Perfectionism
  • Pre-marital and marital issues

I enjoy working with all people and I am down to earth about my therapeutic approach. I have been through my own challenges in life thus far and understand the difficulties in growth and the counseling process. I find it rewarding to help others learn the tools that they need to be a successful. We will go at a pace that best suits your needs, help you stay mindful of the tools you already have within you to succeed, and teach you new skills and approaches for living the life you want. Taking the first step and reaching out for help shows you are well on your way to a healthier you. Call me for a free phone consult or to schedule an in-person appointment today.

Some of the approaches I use include:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Attachment Based Therapy
  • Gottman Couple’s approach

Education:

  • Master of Arts in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Licensure, Certifications, and Professional Affiliations:

  • Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
  • Certified, PREPARE/ENRICH Counselor
  • Under the Clinical Supervision of Jack L. Abernathy, CCMHC, CPCS, LPC
  • Clinical Director Kirsten Moore, Psy.D., DBT Psychologist



5755 North Point Parkway,
Suite 240

Alpharetta, GA 30022

info@balanceandpotential.com
(678) 644-0039

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