Current Therapists

While meeting the need for quality, affordable, and often long-term counseling and psychotherapy for adults, MCS also provides one of the few settings in the Atlanta area that addresses the needs of therapists working toward licensure. A three-year period of post-graduate, supervised, clinical experience is required to satisfy licensure requirements in Georgia. Selected MCS staff members serve as faculty who provide such clinical supervision. The supervised, hands-on experience that residents gain at MCS not only satisfies their licensure requirement, it enables the services that MCS provides.

Our clinical team of therapists is comprised of these ‘resident’ therapists plus a small group of fully licensed staff clinicians.

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Elizabeth Neri, MPH, LMSW

Resident Clinician

Elizabeth Neri earned her Master’s in Social Work from University of Georgia in 2014 and her Master’s in Public Health from Emory University in 2009. Elizabeth holds a B.A. in anthropology and studio art from Drew University. Before joining MCS, Elizabeth worked at Kennesaw State University (KSU) in the counseling...

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Elizabeth Valera, M.Div., LAPC, CT

Resident Clinician

Elizabeth Valera is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School where she completed her Master's degree in 2000. She later pursued additional coursework in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Mercer University to become licensed in professional counseling. Elizabeth completed her counseling internship at the Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta)....

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Tristin Chipman, LMSW

Resident Clinician

Pam Saxena, LCSW

Resident Clinician

Pam Saxena, LCSW, completed her Masters in Social Work at New York University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, originally from New Jersey. She has worked with individuals, couples, and families at mental health agencies, sexual violence centers, and in private practice. In addition to her clinical experience she...

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Erin H. Richter, LCSW

Staff Clinician

Erin Hamilton Richter is a native of Atlanta Georgia and a licensed therapist at MCS. Erin received her Masters of Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton Massachusetts. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has experience working in community and federally-based organizations. Erin loves...

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Whitney Axley-Andrews

Resident Clinician

Vena Kim, MSW, MFT, RYT-200

Resident Clinician