THERAPY FOR MAINTAINING LIFE BALANCE BY DEFINING WELLNESS

Veronica Pomeranz, Licensed Professional Counselor

Julia Rizzo, Counseling Psychologist Psy.D., 

Atlanta Counseling and Wellness, LLC

Julia has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Clark University in Worcester, MA and a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychology from Springfield College in Springfield, MA. She earned her Doctor of Psychology degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus in Athletic Counseling from Springfield College in Springfield, MA. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia.
She has several years of experience working in colleges and universities, and has specialized training in counseling for athletes, teams, and coaches.

"I work collaboratively with my clients, from the perspective that you are the expert on yourself and my role is to support your growth. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the vehicle for change, and I foster a trusting and brave space for self-exploration and understanding. I trust that clients possess internal resources to help them navigate challenging experiences, and part of our work together is to further nurture and develop those resources so that they can be confidently implemented. I practice from interpersonal and feminist orientations and consider how the impact of societal systems on social identities effects clients’ current experiences and world views."

Veronica is the founder and owner of Atlanta Counseling and Wellness, LLC. She began her career in counseling in 2000 and founded ATLCW in 2004.  Her training includes a master's degree in Counseling and Counselor Education from Indiana University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. 

"I work with clients in my private practice, who I believe have the capacity to resolve their own problems, however, there are times in our lives when we need assistance.  I believe that as people become more accepting of themselves, they are more capable of finding happiness and contentment in their lives."

Veronica was trained in EMDR over ten years ago and has been weaving EMDR and mindfulness techniques into her practice format. Veronica's previous counseling experience has made for a full spectrum of knowledge as she was a Certified Family Violence Intervention Provider and a State Certified Clinical Evaluator for substance abuse related treatment.  Veronica has conducted anger management and substance abuse treatment groups as well as the family violence intervention groups.  Veronica is also a National Board Certified Counselor.