Our staff specializes in psychotherapy and counseling services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. These services include initial assessments, individual therapy, family therapy, parent consultation/training, and applied behavior analysis.
In addition to counseling and therapy, our staff conduct psychological evaluations for agencies such as the Juvenile Court, the Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Family and Children Services, adoption agencies, and residential treatment facilities.
Our staff also specialize in educational evaluations for individuals in need of determining the nature and severity of disorders such as ADHD and specific learning disorders. These evaluations can quickly identify strengths and weaknesses so that recommendations can be implemented in the classroom. We also conduct developmental evaluations to detect possible developmental delays, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, identify strengths and weaknesses, and help determine recommendations for future treatment.
Our staff has extensive experience in treating a broad range of mental health issues including:
Anxiety Depression Grief and loss Addictions and Recovery
Adjustment to parental separation and divorce Blended family issues
Life transitions Stress Anger management
Relationship issues ADHD Behavior problems
School/educational problems Social problems
Meet Our Staff
Zane Scarborough, Ph.D.
Dr. Scarborough is a doctorate level licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia, having been licensed since 2006, after first receiving licensure in Mississippi in 2005. He completed his Bachelor’s degree, majoring in Psychology, at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1998. His Master’s degree, in Guidance and Counseling, was obtained from The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia in 2000. He was awarded his Ph.D. at The University of Georgia in 2004, after completing a Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Mississippi State Hospital in Whitfield, Mississippi. Dr. Scarborough completed his post-doctoral study at the Mississippi State Hospital where he worked as a staff psychologist, then moved to Newnan, Georgia in 2006. He has over 15 years of experience in the private practice setting, where he works primarily with children, adolescents, and their families. Dr. Scarborough specializes in treatment interventions for depression, anxiety, behavior problems, attention deficits, social skill building, and parent training. In addition to counseling and therapy, Dr. Scarborough also conducts psychological evaluations and psycho-educational evaluations.
Kelly Schleismann, Ph.D.
Dr. Schleismann is a doctorate level licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia as of June 2016. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in psychology at Louisiana State University in 2003. Her Master’s degree in clinical psychology was awarded from Auburn University at Montgomery in 2007. Dr. Schleismann earned her Ph.D. from Auburn University in 2014. While at Auburn, she also received specialized training and courses in Applied Behavior Analysis. She completed a Pre-Doctoral internship at the Marcus Autism Center where she worked in the Language and Learning, Feeding, and Severe Behavior clinics treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. She remained at Marcus for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship through Emory University to further specialize in language and skill acquisition as well as parent training and consultation. Dr. Schleismann treats a wide range of clinical needs for children, adolescents, adults, and families; including those related to autism and other developmental disabilities, emotional and behavioral problems, and family struggles; providing services such as evaluations for Autism Spectrum Disorders, behavioral and psychological evaluations, behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, and parent consultation/training.
Shannon Shadix, M.A.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Shannon Shadix is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia. She received her master’s in professional counseling from Mid America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas.
Shannon's experience began in 2014 at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Newnan, GA working with patients with cancer, and their families. Her experience also includes community-based treatment with patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorders, in their homes, in incarceration, or in psychiatric hospitals. Most recently she has been working with clients in ministry non-profit, as well as counseling clients through an online platform.
Shannon’s goal is to provide a healthy therapeutic relationship in a safe environment, walk alongside patients, to instill hope, set and reach goals in therapy to live their healthiest life. She is focused on working with patients at their comfort level, to create alternative ways of thinking and coping with feelings and life circumstances. Shannon provides services to adults on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, stress management, life changes/transition, end-of-life, grief/loss, relationship issues and adjustment disorders.
Trey Twiford, Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor
Trey Twiford is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Georgia and Louisiana. He received his PhD at the University of Louisiana Monroe. He has also completed his master's degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, along with his bachelor's degree in Counseling and dual major in Biblical Studies from Johnson University in Knoxville, TN.
Trey has worked in the counseling field since 2015. He has worked with college students, homeless ministries, non-profit organizations, court system programs, and various counseling centers. He also has led workshops at non-profit and state conferences covering such topics as parenting, supervision of therapists, and skills for therapy. Trey provides services to adults, couples, and families across a variety of issues, with a focus on guiding couples and families to rebuild relationships.
Trey has extensive therapy experience in the following relationship and family dynamics:
Marriage - communication, conflict resolution, infidelity, and rebuilding trust
Parenting - family roles, family stress, blended family transitions, and parenting skills
Men/Paternal Issues - pornography, relationship deepening, isolation, anxiety, depression, and issues related to their childhood
He is currently a supervisor for recent college graduates towards licensure in the state of Georgia and is accepting new supervisees.
Tara H. Williams, M.S.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Tara Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia with a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Tara served active duty in the U.S. Air Force for eight years including two combat tours in Afghanistan prior to becoming a therapist. After a year of providing career counseling, she spent four years working with adults and their families in substance use treatment centers addressing all issues pertaining to physical, mental, and emotional sobriety. She then spent another four years working with elementary and middle school aged children, helping them learn to cope with neurological and developmental conditions, depression, anger, trauma, grief, and the breadth of life’s anxieties. Tara has a passion for helping individuals and families identify codependency and other barriers to peaceful, intentional living and find deep joy, healing, and freedom in the process of self-actualization. She is also intimately involved in Celebrate Recovery at her local church, is gratefully married to her second husband, and is mommy to her human and furry children.
As the Office Manager at Branches Counseling Center, I play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of our practice. With a passion for organization and a dedication to providing exceptional patient care, I am committed to creating a welcoming and comfortable environment for both our clients and our team.
My responsibilities include managing appointments, handling administrative tasks, and coordinating the day-to-day activities that keep our office running seamlessly. I take pride in my ability to maintain confidentiality, prioritize tasks, and communicate effectively with our clients and healthcare professionals. Your well-being and satisfaction are my top priorities.
Outside of work, I enjoy being a soccer mom and spending time with my family and my fur-babies, which helps me maintain a balanced and positive approach to life. I look forward to serving you and contributing to the welcoming atmosphere at Branches Counseling Center.
Feel free to contact me for any inquiries or support you may need. We are here to support your mental health journey every step of the way.