This week, on May 15, we’re joined by our friends at Hillside, Atlanta’s leading behavioral health organization for youths, and we’ll be discussing Mental Health Awareness Month.
Taylor Whelchel, Licensed Professional Counselor
Taylor Whelchel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with more than five years of direct care experience with high-risk adolescents and their families. Taylor has worked in substance abuse clinics, university settings, and in-home intervention programs. She has worked with the Hillside Intensive In-Home Program as a Therapist and Program Manager since 2017 and is currently leading Hillside’s Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program. She specializes in working with teenagers who struggle with suicidality, self-harm, anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Dionne Patterson-Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor
Dionne Patterson-Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor in Georgia with more than thirteen years of experience working with high-risk adolescents and their families. Dionne has vast experience working with parents who are experiencing family crises and parent/child relational conflicts. Dionne has experience working as a Family Counselor in a Substance Abuse Residential Program. She has also worked in Direct Care in a Residential Program and was a Therapist in the Community Intervention Program and currently works as Community Intervention Program Manager.