APC: Associate Professional Counselor & Certified Prepare-Enrich Marital Counselor
Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Males Issues, Grief & Loss, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Pre-Marital & Marital, Family Conflicts, Self-Harm, Stress Management, Suicidal Ideation, LGBTQ+, Multi-Cultural Counselor
Clients: Individuals 13 years old to adults
Modalities: CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy), Solution Focused, Person-Centered Therapy, Gestalt, Mindfulness, Certified Prepare-Enrich Pre-Marital & Marital Counselor
Hours: Fridays 4 pm – 9pm / Saturdays & Sundays 8 am – 5 pm
My name is Thaddeus McNaughton, welcome!. Growing up in a multi-cultural environment, being from New York, and from a Panamanian background, I am very comfortable helping and understanding people from various backgrounds and cultures.
I moved to Georgia to attend college. My Masters in counseling as well as my ED.S in professional counseling are both from Seton Hall University. My Bachelors in psychology is from Columbus State University. I completed my internship and practicum at Elliot and Associates Counseling in Columbus, Georgia. During my time at Elliot and Associates, I counseled children, adults, couples, veterans and also conducted groups for veterans and the LGBTQ+ community.
I am currently working at MRC mostly on the weekends and trying to transition to full-time. My other current position is at the ER at a downtown Atlanta hospital. This position has greatly strengthened my expertise as a mental health clinician working alongside medical staff during medical emergency situations. The ER is fast paced and it is hard to not get burned out… You also do not have the chance to follow clients through their treatments since you just concentrate on client stabilization. I am looking forward to a slower pace at MRC where I can develop strong client relationships, empower them, and follow them on their healing journey.
As a mental health professional with 10 years of experience both in private practice and institutional care, I have seen a lot. From crisis and to suicidality, psychosis, and substance abuse, to helping clients with depression, anger issues, trauma, self-harm, and anxiety, my experience is broad and touches various areas.
So, why therapy?
One day, a family member asked me which career would passionate me, regardless of whether or not I would receive a paycheck. Thinking about it and about the fact that people often came to me for advice and guidance on a multitude of subjects, I thought there would not be a better choice than counseling/therapy.
Therapy itself can be intimidating so it’s important for me to create a space where my clients feel safe and empowered. I also love to serve underserved populations who may not see the value of therapy but suddenly have someone they can be vulnerable with.
While my approach to therapy is solution-focused, I offer an eclectic style. I have studied and used various modalities such as CBT, REBT, Gestalt, mindfulness, and DBT. It is important for me to tailor therapy to fit my clients’ needs so they can get the most out of our sessions.
We are often plugged into so many things that we don’t take the time to explore proper outlets such as therapy to address the areas of our lives needing improvement or healing …
So, let’s connect and do some meaningful work!