Dr. Gupta received his medical degree from King George’s Medical College in India. He completed his residency training in psychiatry at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. He has extensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatry. He has been in private practice since 2001. Dr. Gupta has worked as a staff psychiatrist at the Greenleaf Center in Valdosta, Georgia. He has worked at Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia for several years. He is a member of American Psychiatric Association.
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in a variety of areas in mental health for 20 years. Michele received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Valdosta State College in 1992 and her Masters degree in Social Work from Valdosta State University in 1999. Michele's experience includes providing clinical therapy at a drug & alcohol rehabilitation center, directing a local outpatient mental health center, holding a position as an adjunct professor at Valdosta State University, consulting services for the Department of Family & Children Services in central and south Georgia, and providing crisis intervention services with a local battered women’s shelter & rape crisis center. Michele has provided a variety of clinical services within the agencies she has served including crisis intervention & debriefing, support groups, life-skills groups, relapse prevention interventions, individual and family therapies, and couples therapy. She works well with all populations and specializes in emotional & behavioral problems in children, child abuse, domestic violence, trauma, work-related stress, disability, anger management, depression and anxiety disorders.
Michele has enjoyed her recent years in private practice. When discussing her view of treatment she states, “I’m aware that life can be challenging and full of stress. At times we need a helping hand to help us cope and work through those challenges. My primary interest is a strength-based, holistic approach in working with those experiencing difficulty due to unexpected challenges faced in their daily lives. In a relaxed, confidential environment you will be able to find your way through these personal challenges that hold you back. Through encouragement, guidance and support I will help you to take back control of your life and assist you with the tools you need to become healthy and happy once again.”
Susan R. Gordon, LCSW
Graduated with honors from University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Statistics and Valdosta State University with her Master of Social Work degree. She is licensed by the state of Georgia where she has worked in counseling for the last 12 years. Her experience includes serving as director of an intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization service program She currently provides counseling for clients with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders) and Disruptive Behavior problems, Impulse Control Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders (Depressive and Bipolar), Adjustment Disorders and Substance-Related Disorders. Susan is dedicated to her chosen profession and to her clients. She has experience in providing services to all ages and is especially passionate about her work with children, adolescents, teens and their parents. She is also experienced and enjoys providing marital counseling, life-skills coaching, stress management (work-related or personal), unresolved grief and providing crisis intervention and debriefing. She understands that families are challenged during personal growth and development, during hard economic times and during changes in life, for better or worse. Susan says, “It is my hope and commitment to provide services to my clients that give them courage and guidance to help them “help themselves” in making positive changes at home, work or school. I will provide sustained and effective help and support in a friendly, confidential setting. It will be rewarding… and it could even be fun!”
Charles Parramore, LPC
Charles Parramore is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Clinical Counseling/Psychology from Valdosta State University in 2003 and has worked as a mental health counselor and therapist for over twelve years in a variety of settings including a community service board, a residential facility for children, a state correctional facility and most recently, in a private practice setting. He is experienced in conducting individual, group and family counseling with children, adolescents and adults. He often employs Play Therapy for younger children in combination with psycho-education for parents and focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for adolescents and adults. He has experience in treating anxiety related disorders, depression, Bipolar Disorder and personality disorders.
Renu Gupta has masters level education. She worked with Valdosta school system for 5 years and enjoys working with children. She is the adminstrator and the Privacy Officer for the center.
Regina is a licensed clinical social worker and has completed training as a registered play therapist. She has almost twenty years of experience working in Child Welfare, teaching and providing clinical services.
She completed her Master’s degree in 2004 from the State University of New York at Albany (SUNYA). Regina utilizes a holistic, spiritual, strengths based and solution focused approach. She is trained in EMDR. She specializes in mood disorders (anxiety and depression), trauma, life transitions, grief, women’s issues and children’s issues. She expresses a desire to support everyone in both triumph and good times as well as in challenges.
Denese W Henderson, LMFT
Denese is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Arts in a double major of Social Psychology and Social Relations, while at the same time obtaining an undergraduate Certification in Social Work from Moravian College. 35 years later, in 2007, she went back to school and in 2009 received her Master of Science in Marriage and Family from Valdosta State University. She has been a counselor and therapist for more than 15 years where she has held positions in a variety of settings. These settings have included an alcohol and drug abuse residential and outpatient facility, Georgia prison system, crisis center and a community-based service board. In these setting she held several positions, such as the director of a women and children’s substance abuse transitional center, lead therapist at a Crisis Center, and group leader for various substance abuse programs.
Denese believes in a holistic approach utilizing the strengths and spiritual beliefs of the individual. Meeting the client where they are is essential. Denese says her strengths are her talent for seeing beyond what a client is telling her with words, meeting the client where they are, her spiritual development and principles, her life experiences, the ability to work and understand a variety of populations and her non-judgmental philosophy.
Denese is experienced in providing individual, group, couples, family, and marital therapy. In addition, she has done NAMI sponsored CIT (Crisis Intervention Training) for law enforcement. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist and trained in EMDR. She utilizes an eclectic array of therapy techniques to provide individualized therapy to address the needs of her clients. Her areas of specialties are Trauma, Empowerment, Substance Abuse, and various types of training.
When discussing whether therapy is beneficial and works, she says, “Finding the “Right Fit” is critical to achieving results from therapy. If therapy is not working because the client and therapist are NOT a good fit, the client cannot and must not give up! Instead, to help the client move forward, the therapist and client must collaborate to find another therapist who is THE RIGHT FIT”!
Dr. Bhavesh Patel, MD
Dr. Patel completed his residency training in psychiatry at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN. He has extensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatry. He has worked as a staff psychiatrist at South Georgia Medical Center and the Greenleaf Center in Valdosta, Georgia. He is working at Legacy Behavior Health Services since 2005. He has been in private practice at South Georgia Psychiatric and Counseling Center since 2005 and now joining AR Psychiatric and Counseling Center in 2020.
Tracy Corbett, LCSW
Tracy has been serving the Lowndes County community and throughout Georgia for more than 20 years. In 1991, she received a B.A. degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Valdosta State College. In 1992, she began her Master's degree in Social Work from Florida State University. In 1993, she was inducted into the Phi Alpha Honor Society. Tracy graduated with her Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University in 1994 and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2000.
Tracy specializes in treating Depression, Grief, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Parenting, Oppositional Defiant Disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders. She accepts children, teenagers, and adults in individual, couples, and family therapy. For 16 years, she passionately served adoptive children and prospective families, supplying assessments, home studies, placement recommendations, and post-placement visits. Tracy is a Certified Trauma Specialist. She also teaches a variety of Social Work classes with Jesuit Worldwide Learning. Tracy has been appointed as a Parent Coordinator by the Courts in Georgia. Parent Coordinators aid families during high conflict divorces.