Terry Samuels, LPC, NCC, CDBT Clinician

Terry Samuels, LPC, NCC, CDBT  Clinician

He/Him

Ciera Lewis, MA

My Services Offered

I work with a diverse group of clients through various services. Within the scope of therapy, I work with individuals, couples, and families to help my clients overcome the obstacles they are facing. I provide therapy in two different settings. The first being in my office, and the second falls under my concierge services. Some of the benefits to the concierge service are priority scheduling, extended hour, and a private location of your choosing.

I also provide my therapy services by means of a group setting. I create groups in which people dealing with similar symptoms can discuss their shared stories and progress together. I also offer workshops in professional development that are aimed to create a proactive relationship within the work setting for employers, employees, and the organization as a whole. Similarly, I provide help with employee and corporate wellness in ensuring that the employees feel taken care of and content with their job.

What it is like being in session with me

I see you as more than a diagnosis. I provide a holistic focus on your individual physical, emotional, and family health. Not every therapist looks at the whole picture. I assess the entire person, not just their clinical diagnosis. This applies to all my services, as well.

Creating and maintaining our professional career can be a frustrating and overwhelming journey; but, once again, these feelings do not define the type of person that you are. I see you for who you are and meet you there. Through my concierge service, I understand that you have other priorities, and coming to an office or sitting in traffic can be can undesirable. Your life is specific to you, and certain requirements in a normal therapy office can be difficult to manage. I strive to create an environment that is meant for you and your needs.

Treatment/Approach modality

I have a very system-focused approach. I look at you within the context of your system. This includes how you interact differently or the same in various places and with various people. Your system is everything and everyone around you. This approach helps me find the triggers in your life that may be missed when only the individual is looked at. Your life around you can also impact the decisions you make as a person, professional, friend, colleague, employee or any role you take on in your life.

We do not live in a vacuum. The way you see yourself impacts those around you and your system. We all connect with each other in various ways, and these connections bleed into our own lives and personality. You are not completely detached from those around you. The people you talk to in your daily life are constantly affecting you, whether it is positive or negative.

My specialties

I primarily work with those dealing with relationship issues, individually, in couples, and within family sessions. I have embraced the idea of a diverse family in every way. Whether the diversity comes from their background, race, gender, sexuality, or even how they define their relationship with each other.

I help guide partners through marital and pre-marital issues through blocks in their relationships and life struggles. Though couples and family counseling are a significant part of my work, I work with a wide array of clients with different presenting symptoms. I also specialize in Naturopathy. This is an alternative to medicine that promotes self-healing through natural products and techniques to strengthen the body.

​In addition to the already mentioned, I work with those dealing with dual diagnosis and/or substance use issues. Many people deal with multiple mental health diagnoses at once, and they all need to be taken into consideration while creating a treatment plan. Similarly, substance use is often due to previous issues and struggles, as well as the substances creating issues and struggles. I look at everything you are dealing with and create a plan that is unique to you and your needs. No matter who you are, my goal is to gain insight into your life and get educated about the different issues that may act as triggers in your life – then using this information to find new and healthier coping strategies.

Specialties include: depression and anxiety; racial, ethnic, and religious stressors; relationship, identity, and marriage issues; addictions; work-related or academic stressors; finding love; dietary and lifestyle counseling

How therapy helps

I want to help you strive for authenticity. Today, we share a connection across the globe, but people feel less connected than ever. Loneliness and feelings of isolation are increasing, and this can lead to a lot of health issues. You need good and stable relationships that are real, not just a product of social media. You need real connections that can come from genuinely looking inside yourself and finding who you are. I would like to see people be more aware of others, not so self-focused. Helping people reconnect and find real relationships in life is my ultimate goal. Finding a better environment with relationships can help you with the evolution of finding your best solutions. Therapy is not about telling you what to do but about helping facilitate the best solutions.

My credentials

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a Naturopathic Doctor (ND), a divorce mediator, a human resource professional (PHR), and a family business consultant. I received a B.S. at Iowa State University, an M.A. at Georgia School of Professional Psychology, an MBA at Columbia Southern University, and an N.D. at Trinity School of Natural Health. I also completed post-graduate work in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Georgia. I have also received numerous awards and honors, including being competitively selected to the National Society of Leadership and Success, and being named Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women in the Field of Counseling and Development.

My hobbies

In my spare time, I enjoy walking in the park, playing tennis, bouncing on a trampoline, and playing with cats and dogs.

Testimonials

I suppose I could talk about all the good things that Dr. Belhamel has offered, but it would be too much to write. The truth is, she is a phenomenal young woman who serves the community to the best of her ability. She possesses the skills of working well with others. ~Anonymous

Dr. Belhamel is a highly competent professional, and totally dependable. I found [her] to be of the highest ethical standards. She treats clients with respect and positive regard. She was always courteous and professional. It was enjoyable to work with her. ~Anonymous

Thank you, Dr. Sharon, for this past year of guidance, growth, and advice that you have provided. We are in a much better place now than we were before seeing you. Thank you for challenging us to be better and do better. You have been such a blessing to our marriage. We pray that God continues to work through you. ~Anonymous

About Terry

I have provided career counseling to over 40 clients. Career counseling requires clients to find clear direction in life and expand various skills they possess to elevate the plight of their careers. Also, I have addressed various eating disorders for the past 6 years. I have a history of recommending clinically good books to help clients learn more about their specific conditions and find viable solutions to grow and evolve into complete people.

Education

Doctorate Degree (Expected Graduation Date October 2022)
Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance Psychology
Grand Canyon University

Master’s Degree (MS, 2015)
Professional Counseling, Counseling Psychology
Grand Canyon University

Master’s Degree (MPA, 1996)
Master of Public Administration 
Georgia State University

Bachelor’s Degree (BS, 1994)
Criminal Justice and Corrections
Armstrong Atlantic University

Ciera Lewis, MA Interning Clinician

Licenses & Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Georgia
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) – Georgia
  • Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (CDBT)

Honors, Awards & Memberships

  • Psi Chi Honor Society (2020)
  • Alpha Chi Honor Society (2015)

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment/Separation Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child & Adolescent Issues (4 & Up)
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Foster Care Placement
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Male Related Issues
  • Trauma/ PTSD
  • Behavioral Concerns
  • Addictions
  • Interpersonal Conflict
  • Relationship, Identity, and Marriage Issues
  • Issues Tied to Self-Esteem/Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Work-Related or Academic Stressors
  • Community Re-Entry
  • Finding Purpose
  • Family Conflict
  • Families Managing the Court System

Clinical & Consulting Interests

  • Individual, Family, and Group Therapy
  • Workshops, Training, and Retreats: Behavioral and Interpersonal Stressors, Single Parent Support, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Supervision: Aimed towards clinicians and young therapists wanting guidance on how to get licensed
  • Psychological Evaluations
  • Cultural Immersion Trips

What it’s Like to Work with Me

I am an eclectic service provider. My belief is that a holistic approach to clinical services represents the best approach to treating adults, children, and couples. Using multicultural competency and cultural awareness is key to connecting with my clients. Being a highly competitive person, I want to continue to grow and mature as a clinician and man. Developing a keen connection with all my clients and challenging them to reach their full potential in life is another important aspect of how I operate. My approach uses family systems and development to bring unity to households while focusing on reducing tension and interpersonal conflict. By focusing on helping my clients become complete in every way possible together we craft a clear direction in life and help them be the best version of themselves daily. 

Personal Highlights

As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) I have over eighteen years of experience working with various populations. I have worked in mental health as a paraprofessional for approximately nine years. I have worked as a therapist for the past ten years. I was a probation officer for the juvenile court in Henry County, Georgia, for approximately three years. I have worked on intensive cases involving children, families, and adults i.e. (IFI) Intensive Family Intervention and (ACT) Assertive Community Treatment for adults. 

Testimonials

Mr. Terry is a great Therapist. ~Anonymous

We are so blessed to have Dr. Samuels. He makes you feel important and validates your feelings, all while telling you the truth about the situation. He teaches you how to take responsibility for your own actions. My daughter has come so very far in the 2.5 years she has been seeing him. **PRICELESS**~Anonymous

Terry is very thoughtful, insightful, informative, and professional. My daughter is doing better under his treatment. I highly recommend Terry. ~Anonymous

A Great counseling service he listens to your issues or concerns very compassionate, and I don’t feel judged while there. Terry is very professional I will highly recommend him to family and friends the service is very affordable for those who don’t have insurance! Very flexible to accommodate your schedule just all-around great customer service and great experience. ~Anonymous

My Hobbies

Some of my favorite hobbies are watching sports, camping, traveling, board games, and spending quality time with my wife and children.

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