Biography: Manon began her career in Tennessee, 11 years ago at LDS Family Services working in a church counseling setting. At the same time, she worked at Parkridge Valley Hospital doing crisis intakes, individual, group and family therapy. Spending time in the medical field of dialysis, Manon worked with individuals and families struggling with grief, end of life issues, chronic illness and pain. After moving to Georgia, Manon was privileged to work with the Dekalb Community Service board as a therapist. During her time with Dekalb County, Manon brought Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to the Clifton Springs Counseling Center and was excited to see the difference that therapy makes in the lives of people. In 2013, Manon started her own private practice in Georgia where she worked until joining Northeast Georgia Counseling in 2018.
Experience & Specialties: After raising her children, Manon started her second career in social work. She now has 13 years of experience in social work with the last 11 years as a licensed clinical social worker. Manon utilizes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in a person centered and mindful approach. She works with teens 17 years and older, adults, individuals, couples and families. Her ongoing participation in DBT consultation and EFT consultation demonstrates her commitment to excellence. She is prepared and equipped to provide excellent therapy services to the community. Her broad background gives her a depth of compassion and understanding for people.
Education: Manon returned to school to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she graduated with a Bachelors in Social Work in 2002. She went on to receive a Master of Science in Clinical Social Work degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2007.
Hobbies: When not enjoying time working with clients and colleagues, Manon loves spending time on Lake Keowee and playing on the stand-up paddleboard. Manon enjoys reading, crochet, walking in nature, traveling, and spending time with her family and close friends. At home, she plays with a motley crew of dogs, cats, and ferrets.
Community Service: Manon started her service work with LDS Family Services as a birth parent advocate. She then moved on to the Chattanooga Sexual Assault Treatment Center and worked as an advocate with victims of sexual assault. After she graduated from her masters program, Manon worked with the Chattanooga Psychotherapy Association to advance professionalism and training with in the counseling and therapy community. Manon has also volunteered with the Association for Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists to support faith-based therapists in diverse settings. Lately, Manon has volunteered with Family Connections, a program sponsored by the National Education for Borderline Personality Disorder. As a Family Connections trainer, Manon gave parents, spouses, and siblings tools to be proactive and supportive with a loved one with severe emotional dysregulation.
“It’s not about doing things perfectly; It’s about doing things intentionally. It is your choices that show what you truly are, far more than your abilities.”-Dieter F. Uchtdorf
“Often when you think you are at the end of something, you are at the beginning of something else.”-Fred Rogers
Contact Information: Manon@northeastgacounseling.com
Insurance Plans: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Humana