Our Vision

Our vision is to enhance the lives of individuals and families by empowering them with the necessary skills required to effectively manage their transitions successfully.

Surviving Transitions believes undoubtedly that transitions may be difficult to face alone; however, with appropriate assistance transitions may be less stressful, easier to accept, and work through collaboratively.

At Surviving Transitions, we are committed to providing quality, comprehensive mental health services to the community by facilitating positive change with individuals and their family.

Our Beliefs

Shevander Dykes is the Founder and Director of Surviving Transitions, LLC. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). Additionally, Shevander is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) , Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMS) and Certified Professional Clinical Supervisor (CPCS). She earned an undergraduate degree in Management from National-Louis University, and graduate degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University (formerly known as Georgia Professional School of Psychology). Shevander previously served as a Clinical Director for CORE agencies, lead therapist, case manager, and community support staff before opening a private practice and working collaboratively with Ms. Heather Conyers of Healing Hearts Counseling Center in Douglasville. Additionally, she has worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

 

Shevander Dykes, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP, MAC, CAMS-II, CPCS

Shevander is able to meet individuals where they are and serve as a facilitator during their transitional stages. She is committed to providing quality and timely services in a therapeutic setting. Shevander works diligently to assess, diagnose, and treat individuals effectively which allows them to ameliorate their current position in life or overall functioning to achieve their goals. Clinical areas of interests include trauma-focused techniques for treatment of depression, mood disorders, ADHD, substance abuse, anxiety, PTSD, and parenting children with special needs. She has an array of experience ranging from working with individuals along with their families to provide individual, family, and group therapy, parenting skills, supervised visitations, and CCFAs to brief solution-focused / Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services.