Markala Resby, LAPC, Athens & Telehealth, Individuals & Groups, Ages 18+
Masters of Education in Counselor Education–Clinical Mental Health, 2013 Georgia Southern University
Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development, 2005, Georgia Southern University
Can we just celebrate your first steps on your journey to well-being?! Navigating life can be stressful, overwhelming, frightening and at times painful. Having experience as a mental health clinician in an inpatient recovery facility, I am familiar with using effective and practical therapeutic strategies to explore and process past life events and explore, challenge and reframe unhelpful thinking patterns or beliefs that can cause us to feel as though we are stuck with the status quo life. I also find it helpful to provide psychoeducation on life topics and normalize issues which tend to cause us to feel isolated in our challenges.
I was trained at Georgia Southern University, where I received my masters in counseling education and currently hold an associate professional counseling license in the state of Georgia. I have extensive experience in chemical dependence with people of various ages and backgrounds who were challenged with underlying concerns related to depression, faith exploration, anxiety, poor self-esteem, relational strains, maladaptive coping skills, grief and loss and life transitions.
Although majority of my professional development has been supporting therapeutic needs of men, as a single parent to a non-biological teenager and a first generation professional, I have shared, lived experience in navigating a world present with stigmas and biases that at times can feel unfair and overwhelming while maintaining a healthy self-concept and practicing self-compassion.
When I am not enjoying forming therapeutic relationships and walking along others’ life journeys, you can find me allowing music to speak to my soul, fellowshipping with my faith community, allowing comedy to tickle my funny bone, predicting who done it on a true crime podcast or book or engaging in the occasional “side-eyeing” from my guilty pleasure, “reality” tv. If you are looking to begin the work to self-discovery or just curious about the process, feel free to invite me on your journey, as “you are not judged by the height you have risen but from the depth you have climbed.” (Fredrick Douglas)
I’m here to begin the climb alongside you.
From life transitions, dealing with stress, managing depression and anxiety, relationships challenges, making difficult decisions all the while maintaining positive self-esteem and finding helpful ways to cope with life demands, having someone to walk alongside you in your journey to psychological health, can be the first step moving you from surviving into thriving.
Markala is seeing clients in our Athens location and via telehealth throughout Georgia. She has some evening and Saturday office hours.
Markala is able to see Aetna and Alliant members as an in-network provider and is a Kaiser affiliated provider.