meet our therapists
MANDI PENNEY, LPC
As a wife, mother, and professional, Mandi’s struggle to find balance in her own life inspired her to launch Abundant Living to help women like herself. A former school counselor and clinical supervisor, Mandi has a BS in Psychology from Georgia State University, a Masters degree in Counselor Education from Georgia Southern University, and an Educational Specialist degree in Counselor Education from the University of Alabama. She loves working with women who struggle to find balance, women who think they have to do it all, and women who compare themselves to others, with practice specialties including anxiety, depression, stress management, and self confidence. Mandi's approach to therapy is very client-centered, allowing the client to lead the way and understanding that the client knows herself best of all. Within that framework, she draws on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) techniques and ideas...and she might even get into some psychodynamic work and ask about your mother, if appropriate!
JADE COLWELL DENNIS, LAPC, NCC
Jade received her MA from Richmont Graduate University and has specialized training in family systems and trauma counseling. A Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor, she has a heart for assisting individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with an array of difficulties, including life transitions, anxiety, depression, anger, loss, low self-esteem, and relationship/family issues. She is specially trained in treating trauma in various forms, including PTSD, physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and emotional and spiritual abuse. Jade is on track to becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist, and works with clients aged eight years to adult. She is currently under the direction of Mandi Penney, EdS, LPC, NCC, and the clinical supervision of JoAnna White, EdD, LPC, RPT/S, CPCS.