Shirley Boone-Sanford, PhD
Dr. Boone-Sanford has been helping individuals overcome obstacles and live more fulfilling lives for over 15 years. She customizes her approach with each client to meet his or her individual needs and personality. Her warmth, sincerity, accepting manner, and sense of humor help her create a comfortable and safe environment wherein clients are able to explore themselves and their lives in an open and honest way. Such an environment promotes healing, encourages growth, and elicits a sense of empowerment.
Dr. Boone-Sanford earned both her Doctorate and Master Degrees from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. In addition, she has completed additional training in adolescent psychology, couple’s/relationship counseling, and coaching. She enjoy working with mood disorders, relationship issues, life transitions, womens issues, and professionals struggling to maintain a balanced life. She especially enjoys working with women and girls, and is dedicated to helping these individuals heal from past difficulties, grow as individuals, and feel empowered to fulfill their true potential.
Tieshekia Fowlks-Jackson, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Tieshekia Fowlks-Jackson began her counseling career 12 years ago helping people identify their needs, create balance, and embrace life’s demands as seamless as possible. She obtained her undergraduate and Master’s degrees from the State University of New York College at Brockport, and became licensed in counseling after relocating to Georgia 9 years ago. Ms. Jackson has experience working with an array of adolescents concerns, individuals struggling with HIV/AIDS, domestic violence issues, family therapy, severe mental health challenges, depression, and substance abuse. In addition, she also enjoys facilitating anger management groups, substance abuse groups, and domestic violence support groups.
Ms. Jackson is dedicated, enthusiastic, and optimistic about helping clients embrace what works best for them in a therapeutic environment.
Fabian Harper, MA
Ordained Minister/Pastoral Counselor
Fabian Harper is a Licensed, Ordained Minister and Pastoral Counselor. He earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling from Luther Rice University, and a certification in Practical and Applied Ministry from Earl Paulk Institute. He has worked as a chaplain assistant, as a Pastoral Counselor at New Beginnings Counseling Center, and in various residential and mental health agencies as a counselor. He provides Christocentric counseling with issues such as grief, abuse, addiction, depression, anger management, anxiety, conflict resolution, relationships, and marital and pre-marital counseling.
Mr. Harper possesses extensive therapeutic skills with adults, adolescents and, families. He has acquired a keen and insightful understanding of adolescent development as well as adult therapeutic needs. His innovative abilities allow him to unify a Christocentric approach with complimentary beliefs that fortify relationship building skills. Mr. Harper’s sensitive and patient approach reaches out and connects by providing compassion and trust that promotes growth, healing and development.
Mr. Harper is currently accepting new clients in our Lawrenceville office on a fee for service basis, as well as conducting an anger management group for adolescent males.
Bennae Davis, MA
Ms. Davis earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Tougaloo College, and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Prior to working with SBS Psychological Associates, Inc., she worked in a prison, with at-risk adolescents with severe behavioral problems, and with adults with developmental disabilities. Ms. Davis is passionate about the field of psychology, and takes great pride in helping others.
Mallery Higgs, BA
Mallery has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She will complete her Masters in Community Counseling at Argosy University in June 2013. Following her graduation she plans to become a Licensed Professional Counselor and work with adolescents, youth athletes and women, helping them develop their full life potential. She especially enjoys promoting positive behavior, resiliency and emotional stability.
Mallery is energetic and passionate about helping others. She has worked providing support services, skills training, and counseling/behavioral management to individuals and families. In her spare time, she enjoys coaching high school/community track and field. She uses the concept of team in athletics to demonstrate how effective working together can be in one’s personal life, and the world of work.