Our Augusta Therapists

Experienced therapists for your unique situation

No matter what you’re dealing with, we want to get to know you and see how we can help. Our team has a diverse set of expertise that can help anyone from teens, to adults, to couples.

Tanya Lorenzi

I think every therapist has a story about how they got into therapy.

Mine is a lot like many others. After having my youngest child prematurely, I had my first kidney transplant about 8 months later. I fell into a deep depression that made it difficult for me to do anyting.

A therapist helped me find my way back to the light. When it became clear that because of my transplant, my dream of being a medical doctor was not going to happen, I had to find another way to give back – and landed in counseling.

My mission as a therapist is to help couples claw themselves out of their current pit. Nothing makes me happier than when I close services with a couple, because they are back together stronger than ever before.

I have been very fortunate in my life to have a supportive husband and children who stood by me while I pursued my two Master’s degrees in counseling. I am currently enjoying pursuing my certification in sex therapy, which I believe makes me uniquely qualified to help couples

My two children have long since flown the nest and are scattered now. I am originally from New York City but have lived in Augusta since 2012. I consider it my home now. I also share my home and love with three massive dogs. No grandkids yet, but I hold out hope.

Jessica Wiley

We all have a story, even a therapist has one!

Growing up with both parents in the military was not always easy. I had to switch schools almost every other year and meet new friends. I was very shy as a child, so making friends was not always easy for me. I’ve experienced my parents divorce and having to only see one parent maybe 1 month out of the year.

As a teen I have witnessed domestic abuse and experienced mental and physical abuse. This is the reason I decided I wanted to go into therapy. I wanted to be able to help others through their situations like my therapist helped me.
I obtained my bachelor’s degree in psychology and Human services. In 2015 I graduated with my master’s degree in clinical mental health.

My mission is to help individuals get through the hard times and learn to build healthy relationships, let go of the past, be positive, grow a closer relationship with God, and manage stress and anxiety. As a ally of the LGBTQ community I strive to create acceptance and understanding in my therapeutic office no matter how you identify. It makes me happy when I am able to close services with someone knowing I was able to make a difference in their lives.

I’m a single mother of a 4 year old and I can understand the struggles and everyday stressors of caring for a child and working at the same time. I was born in Germany and moved around a lot, so I don’t have one place I can say I was raised, for me home is where my family resides. I have been in Augusta since 2005. I am currently pursuing my certification in Pastoral counseling to help those in need of spiritual guidance.

If you are ready to explore the ways your life can change and be better, do something for yourself! Call me today.

Kaylan Hand

I have always had a universal calling to help others but never fully realized it until my Senior Year in High school when I took AP Psychology. I have personally dealt with depression, grief, and anxiety growing up along with experiencing physical and emotional abuse. As a therapist, I attempt to be that support for my clients that I wish I had growing up.

I went straight into college and received my undergraduate degree in Psychology and my masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. During my time in college and grad school I was involved with the Women’s and Genders Studies Program assisting in providing knowledge and power to minority groups of women on campus.

I practice from a systemic view where I consider all aspects, connections and relationships into the equation of therapy and the challenges you are facing. I work through a multicultural lens, understanding and bringing in your culture into the session to best get the full essence of who you are. As an ally of the LGBTQ community, I strive to create a positive and accepting environment for all my clients.

Through my own difficulties and challenges, I know that I can relate with my clients better than most and truly grasp from a personal level what you may be experiencing. I work with my clients by creating a narrative that works better for your challenge and reframe those pieces of your life that may seem a little troubling. I will assist you by not only allowing you to have a safe space to discuss your challenges with no judgement or ulterior motives but to meet you where you are at and begin building the change you want to see. I truly believe that we all have the tools that we need to make change happen but sometimes need some assistance in sharpening those tools. I am here to assist you in your journey and create what you want to happen.

I enjoy hearing everyone’s unique story and continuing to build your story with you. I work with couples, teens, individuals and am a trauma informed therapist.

We are conveniently located in Martinez, GA, close to several major roads. We are currently seeing clients in office. While we believe virtual therapy has its uses, we think the best relationships in therapy are formed when we can be in each others presence.

Of course the Coronavirus makes things difficult, and if you are not comfortable coming into the office, we completely understand that and will meet with you virtually.

In an effort to keep us, and you, safe, we are all required to wear masks during the session. We ask that you bring your own mask that you feel comfortable in, but if you do not have one, we would be happy to provide one for you. 

Come see what a difference meeting in person can make.

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