Dr. Adrienne is a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of ChangeMakers, LLC and A Change For ALL2 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Adrienne’s psychotherapeutic areas of expertise include: Critical Incident Response Expert, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Specialist, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, stress management, depression, substance dependency, loss of employment, grief/loss, anger management, life change coaching, relationship & communication, pre-marital counseling, divorce recovery, parenting skills, adolescent development, state funded Independent Living Programs, and Employment Assistant Programs.
Dr. Adrienne has worked across the elementary, middle, and high school curriculums, and is experienced in developing programs to meet the needs of youth at all levels to include career and academic planning, conflict resolution, peer mediation, and small group counseling. Prior to her 21 years in education, she served as a service coordinator for families with children with developmental disabilities through the Early Intervention Program, as a social services director for the Methodist Home for Children & Youth where she worked with sexually abused males ages 8-18, and as the Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy Coordinator for the Crisis Line of Middle Georgia where she was responsible for screening and training volunteers to respond to sexual assault victims, and program evaluation. For 8 years she worked part-time as a counselor for the Department of Juvenile Justice teaching a weekly rehabilitative program that she developed for first time juvenile offenders who were adjudicated from the court system. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Adrienne served as the Director of Operations for an all-male child caring institution, a consultant as a Project Director for a statewide Alcohol Abuse Prevention Initiative, and as a Clinical Director and Utilization Manager for a CORE agency that provided community-based therapeutic support and services over the past several years.
Dr. Adrienne , a graduate of Florida A&M University (BCJ), Fort Valley State College(MS-Mental Health Counseling), Troy State University(Ed.S. in School Counseling), and Argosy University(Ed.D. in Educational Leadership- Dissertation Title: The Relationship of Birth Order, Marital Satisfaction, the Family Environment, the Sibling Relationship, and Self-Actualization on Personality Development in Children), the author of The Senior Year is Too Late to Prepare for College: A Practical Guide for Success in High School and Beyond and Couchversations™ with Dr. Adrienne: The ABCs of Life-Daily Inspirations for Practical Living, and Couchversations™ with Dr. Adrienne: When Life Happens: Trials, Trauma, and Triumphs, and a Radio Personality for WAOK 1380 where she hosts REALationship Talk with Dr. Adrienne.
REALationship Talk with Dr. Adrienne is a platform for “Real Talk with Real People for Real Solutions”surrounding Relationships, Friendships, Kinships, Situationships, Mental Health and Wellness, Sex, Romance, Intimacy, Communication, and Personal Growth & Development.