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Naomi L. Duncan, LCSW

Who am I and what would I be like as a counselor?

I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist with over 25 years of experience.


COUNSELING STYLE

I am not a nod quietly and take notes kind of counselor. I understand that talking to a stranger about difficult things can be unnatural, so I do my best to put clients at ease and to make sure clients never feel judged. Current and previous clients describe me as down-to-earth and genuine.


COUNSELING METHODS

I do not have one rigid way in which I work with my clients. I adjust based on the client's needs. I tend to lean towards client-focused, strength-based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques.


EXPERIENCE

  • 5 years at a Psychiatric Hospital: Adult Psychiatric, Adolescent, Alcoholism/ Addiction, Women’s Program, and Eating Disorder.
  • 5 years at Residential Children's Home counseling abused and/or neglected.
  • 2 years at an Outpatient State Mental Health Center.
  • Private Practice off and on throughout my career.
  • 9 years as an Educator and Director of a Private High School.
  • Experiential Therapy to include Ropes Course Facilitation and Equine Therapy.


EDUCATION

  • Undergraduate degree: Bachelor of Arts University of Georgia
  • Graduate Degree: Masters In Social Work University of Georgia GPA 4.0
  • Concentration: Children and Families


PHILOSOPHY

I believe counselors should provide a safe, open, and non-judgmental atmosphere where clients can feel at ease. I believe trust and mutual respect are crucial. My goal is to help clients gain the coping skills to make the changes they want in their life.


Specialties

Anxiety
Depression
Grief, Loss
Bipolar Disorder
Family Issues
Anger Management
ADD/ADHD
Panic Disorders
Stress
Women's Issues
Relationship Issues
Trauma

Education

BA (Bachelor of Arts)
University of Georgia

MSW (Master of Social Work)
University of Georgia

Accepted Insurance

Oscar Health
Oxford
United Healthcare
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia