Dalton Staff

April Britt-Linville, LPC

Dalton Office

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over six years of clinical experience working with families, individuals (both adults and children/adolescents), and groups. My desire is to assist my clients in meeting their own goals for treatment by coming alongside them to be a support and partner in growth and healing for each of my clients.

I am skilled in working with couples, families, adolescents, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, parenting and co-parenting, divorce, anger management, grief and loss, and goal-setting. I also have experience working with children, substance abuse issues, Bipolar, Borderline Personality, ADHD, and with the LGBTQ population.

My approach to therapy is tailored to each client’s needs, but the basis of my root foundation stems from CBT, iDBT, and Systems Theory. I see individuals as a part a larger, and multi-layered, whole. We operate in our worlds through relationships to others, as well as with ourselves, and finding balance in life has a direct effect on our interactions with ourselves (self-talk) as much as with others. I believe there is no “bad” emotion, rather healthy and unhealthy ways to handle those emotions, therefore I seek to provide a safe and open space to process those emotions for my clients. I also subscribe to the belief that one cannot teach what one does not know, and I have personally placed myself in the vulnerable, and often scary, place of the client seeing a therapist. It is my hope that through understanding firsthand the process of therapy, I may be a more empathic and supportive therapist.

Karen Allen

Dalton Office

My mission is to inspire others to recognize their own inherent value, self-worth, and personal power in order to restore balance in their lives and promote healthier relationships.

I want to be a positive, motivating, and supportive force in your journey towards finding more peace and balance in your life. I believe that we all have a unique identity, purpose, and value. I am committed to working with you to help attain your personal goals and improve relationships that are causing you pain.

I am experienced in working with adults – from all stages of life, adolescents, children, and families. Each client is treated as a unique individual; therefore, the therapeutic approach used will be based on your specific needs. I use evidence-based approaches to therapy which include: CBT, SFT, and other mindfulness based approaches such as iDBT.

 

 

Maura Kalafut, LPC, CPCS

Dalton Office

Accepting new supervisees I joined Balanced Living to walk with you on your personal recovery journey. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), I provide treatment for depression, anxiety and trauma related issues. I understand that the presence of these symptoms may interfere with your ability to live the life you want to live. I employ strategies from CBT, DBT and trauma focused approaches to help you process the hurt and difficulties that hold you back. I collaborate with you to set goals based on your personal strengths, combined with your hope for the better tomorrow you desire.

In addition to working as a clinician, I have obtained certification in trauma treatment. I have past experience providing Critical Incident Training to law enforcement officers in the fields of PTSD and suicide interventions through collaboration with NAMI. I have shared my personal story of recovery through the Respect Institute program of GA.

As an (LPC) with 11 years’ experience, I have worked as a clinician with children, adolescents and adults. By providing empathy, encouragement, and evidenced based practices, I can assist you in reaching the serenity, fulfillment and happiness that you envision. I invite you to call our office today so that I can assist you on your personal journey.

Maura is specialized in trauma treatment and she is trained and utilizes EMDR in her practice. Please see further information regarding EMDR under Services.

Reba Bales, LPC, CPCS

Dalton and Rome Offices

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years experience which includes working in Special Education as a Social Worker in a school setting, as a College Counselor providing career, academic, and personal counseling, as a Mental Health Counselor in a psychiatric hospital, and as a Mental Health Counselor in the forensic field. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of West Georgia.

My goal in treatment is to establish a safe and therapeutic collaborative relationship in which individuals can work toward balance and wellness in a holistic manner regardless of ethnic, religious or non-religious background, or sexual orientation. This includes addressing issues related to the mind, spirit, and body. I assist in working toward achieving “serenity amidst the storm”. I am especially skilled in working with co-occurring disorders, trauma, domestic violence, divorce, individuals with special abilities, and forensics.

I welcome the opportunity to assist you while you navigate the stages of life and life’s many challenges.

Reba is specialized in trauma treatment and she is trained and utilizes EMDR in her practice. Please see further information regarding EMDR under Services.



107 Enterprise Path, Suite#301
Hiram, Ga 30141

106 E 5 th Ave
Rome, GA 30161

412 East First Street
Rome, GA 30161

306 N Thornton Ave
Dalton, GA 30720

info@balancedliving.info
Phone: 706-509-0130
Fax: 706-237-6503

 

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