Introduce yourself and profession to our readers: My Name is Dr. Adrienne D. White, "The Heartbreak Healer". I am an author, speaker, counselor, and healer. I am the CEO and Lead Therapist at Dr. White Therapy Group, LLC. I provide individual, couples, and premarital counseling to the brokenhearted. I provide supervision and guidance to master and bachelor level students studying counseling and psychology. In my free time also volunteer with the RedCross service to the Arm Forces and teach adjunct at Mercer University.
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest? I have several inspirations, however the main two are my family past and present. My parents' divorce caused a heartbreak that had a major effect on my family. Knowing that if they had a positive, non bias person to support them in their time of need. They would have experience a different quality of life.
This motivates me to help others the way I would like someone to help the people I love and care about. Additionally, the amazing and strong women in my professional and personal life that loose their confidence when coping with a broken heart motivate me as well.
What advice would you share with those interested in a similar pursuit? Build a great support system, this is not a journey you want to travel alone. Follow your passion and be persistent; passion and persistence is key!
Discuss a professional challenge and how you overcame it: Personally, as a counselor sometimes it may be difficult to accept that all of the clients who “come for help” do not always want help or can always be helped by me. Self care is one of the most important issue for me in general. I have experience burnout in the field and have witnessed others who have experienced prolonged burnout. Getting additional, effective supervision was what was most beneficial to me in my personal and profession growth.
What is next for your brand/business in 2018? The book, Seven Steps to Heal a Broken Heart will be released this summer! Also, Dr. White Therapy Group will be collaborated with the Hope Dealer, Inc. a nonprofit organization to help reduce the stigma on counseling. Finally, look for Dr. Adrienne "The Heartbreak Healer" White at various workshops and healing seminars near you!
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Dr. Adrienne D. White, PHD, LPC, MAC, CAMS, NCC
Owner, Clinical Therapist
A. White Therapy Group, LLC
3295 River Exchange Drive, Suite 302, Norcross, GA 30092
Scheduling at: 404-834-3971