Our Team

Mandy Miller

MS, LCSW

Mandy has over 12 years of experience in providing mental health services to individuals in need. She first graduated from Erikson Institute, in Chicago IL, in 2006 with a Masters in Early Childhood Development. A year later, she graduated from the Loyola University Chicago’s Clinical Social Work program. This combination of degrees allows her to understand both healthy and unhealthy patterns of human development, factors that can affect human development negatively, and a deeper understanding of how to recover from these experiences.

In addition to these degrees, Mandy has worked in many capacities, developing a deeper understanding of the needs of individuals and communities. Most of her work has focused on addressing severe and comprehensive trauma, including trauma from singular incidents, repetitive trauma, and complex trauma. Trauma can look like depression, anxiety, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Personality Disorders, and many other mental and emotional health problems or concerns.

Mandy is currently trained in Theraplay and EMDR, and certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy, as her passion is the recognition and treatment of trauma of all types. She was recognized as the Social Worker of the Year in 2017 by the CSWA-S. She is recognized by those who know her as intelligent, creative, and passionate about her work to create a world where each individual feels good about themselves and the lives they lead. She is constantly searching for new information and new resources for consumers and colleagues alike.trained

Jegnasha Patel

Registered Occupational Therapist

Jegnasha graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Georgia State University, followed by a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University. Jegnasha has experience working in a wide array of occupational therapy settings including outpatient pediatrics, home health, community based settings, and research studies. She currently maintains her National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy and is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, World Federation of Occupational Therapy, and Georgia Occupational Therapy Association.

Jegnasha has experience helping individuals with a wide array of diagnoses in their homes, schools, communities, and clinical settings. She is passionate about providing a safe and positive environment to enhance therapeutic collaboration in which the individual can reach their full potential for successful participation in everyday meaningful activities. Jegnasha believes in providing holistic care that is well planned to meet the unique needs of each of her clients in promoting their health and well-being.

In her free time, Jegnasha likes to spend time with her husband, family, and friends. She enjoys learning about different cultures and traveling. She loves to run, hike, watch movies, and explore different food cuisines. Jegnasha is excited about the opportunity to meet and work with you and your family!

Lee Phillips

LCSW Ph.D.

Anxiety and depression rob us of moments in life, stress our relationships, and hold us hostage in time. Haunting memories from the past stir us to run, fight, or shut down whenever we are reminded. The demands of life barrel on as we struggle to find a window to rest and to heal. The great news is, there is hope. Hope to better understand the parts of us that are healthy and those parts that are hurting. And hope that by working together we can strengthen your relationship with yourself and lighten your load. Let’s unburden, learn to cut anxiety off before it builds or shut it down when it does, lift the fog of depression, repair relationships, heal trauma, and become the healthy and whole persons we long to be. Let this opportunity be your window. Reclaim those moments, relationships, and time.

The old alchemist believed in turning lead into gold, but this was a metaphor for personal growth. Japanese refer to repairing a broken pottery with gold as kintsukuroi, and the piece is considered more beautiful for having been broken. How doe we turn lead to gold? Or bond together the pieces? I believe my training as a social worker, trauma informed approach, and personal experiences in life have provided me with skills to help you navigate your path to a better sense of well-being. I am here to help you tackle anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship challenges, and personal growth.

Maureen Eames

Reiki Practitioner
Life Coach

Maureen has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an Associate’s degree in Business Management and has worked in a variety of roles in various office settings over the years. She has been fulfilling the role of Office Manager for Creative Center since its inception.

As she has grown and developed at the Center, her desire to expand her abilities and more directly bring health and wellness to others has also grown. This desire led her to obtain her Reiki Level 1 and 2 certifications earlier this year.

She is excited to begin offering this service to our clients and the public in general, with the intention of eventually becoming a Reiki Master level practitioner.

She is also actively working with clients as an assistant administering our Neurofeedback services.

Her goal is to play an active role in helping to bring health and wellness to our clients and our community.

Teresa Boyles

Office Manager

Nikeria Brown

Receptionist

Additional Clinicians

Who We Serve

We serve individuals from 2 - 120 years of age, of all genders, races, orientations, cultures, and experiences. Our clinicians have over 20 years of experience serving clients with multiple diagnoses.

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