Welcome to "The Center"
Our clinical staff consists of: Dr. Damafing Keita Thomas (practice owner and licensed psychologist), Mrs. Tandra Hunter, LMSW/MHP (social worker), Dr. Luke Durain (psychology resident/post-doc), and Dr. Jessenia R. Gourrie (licensed psychologist). Dr. Gourrie is our Spanish speaking psychologist.
At "The Center," we provide Psychological, Educational, & Forensic Assessment/Evaluation Services to school-age children and adolescents, adults, families, and public and private sector organizations throughout Atlanta metropolitan region (please review our section on Testing Services). Additionally, we provide psychotherapy for children, adults, couples, and families.
Imagine meeting someone who wants to know your past, not to judge you, but to understand and to help you.
We work to provide acceptance and non-judgment; a healing space for you to continue to grow and to learn more about yourself. We consider you, "the expert," in what you want to achieve in life and in therapy…and we view our role as consultants, whose job is to help you explore meanings, search for answers, and acquire "tools" to add to your toolbox for life (to navigate life's inevitable ups and downs, and struggles. (Please keep in mind that life's struggles are intended to strengthen your emotional muscles and build resiliency).
Our therapeutic approach is compassionate, patient-centered, and interactive. Whether you are struggling with overwhelming stressors, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-worth, or relationships; psychotherapy can help you understand problems and develop healthy coping skills. Unfortunately, some of us may feel like we are less than if we seek therapy. In actuality, having the courage to seek help means showing up for yourself (self-compassion). At The Center, we frequently work with people who are proactive, introspective, intelligent, ambitious, and self-motivated to make changes in their lives; so they can live life more fully and courageously. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
May You Travel Life Courageously & With Integrity!!!