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When we consider the Lord's care for His people, we understand that He cares for every part of our lives. Our spiritual, physical and mental well-being are all connected and very important to Him. Under the direction of Redeemer's Associate Pastor and Counseling Coordinator Leon McKenzie, the Brighter Day Counseling Clinic serves as an avenue through which our neighbors, members and friends can receive mental health care that is founded on the love of Christ. We desire to make counseling available for all people and income levels. Those seeking counselors can choose to see either of our two counselors (see below). Appointments are available on Mondays from 2pm until 7pm and Saturday mornings. Fill out the form below in order to learn more about our clinic and to get connected to one of our counselors.

Randy Smith

 
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Randy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia and certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors.  He has a master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University with a specialty in spirituality. He also holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to his career as a therapist he was a pastor for several years. An area of personal and professional interest is the integration of emotional and spiritual health.

Randy has also completed advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT), the fastest growing evidenced-based approach to treating relational distress in couples in the world today.

Randy's been married to his wife Barbara for 40 years. They have five children and six grandchildren. When he's not counseling, Randy enjoys anything related to health and fitness, music (especially jazz), cooking, hiking and an occasional game of golf.

Meshai Olivares

 
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"My role as a therapist is to come along side you as a facilitator in the therapeutic journey. This may happen at different points in your life, in the marriage journey, or in various stages of family development. There are various expectations that a client may have of the outcome of therapy. The end expectation can be navigated, affirmed, or adjusted throughout the course of therapy. Your goals and desires are valid and will be respected and incorporated within the therapeutic process.

I believe in the power that comes from living out one’s authentic self and the freedom that comes from implementing perspective changes. Truth desires to be lived outwardly, it simplifies the goals and desires while perspective allows one to sit in that truth within their present reality. Together we will establish goals and objectives that are attainable and based within positive forward momentum. I love the process of sitting with a client, putting the puzzle pieces together and aiding them in positive and explorative movement.

Meshai has been clinically trained in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and uses this modality in conjunction with her certifications in Trauma Therapy and Christian Sex Therapy.


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