At StressCare, we desire to provide counsel and healing to all people directed to our practice; to be a recognized and utilized counseling resource in our community; to deliver quality counseling and stress management services for the entire family; and to bring these services to an expanding Northeast Georgia area and beyond.
Paul “Skip” Cole, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who treats individuals, couples, families, and groups. Skip has many areas of interest, including childhood ADHD, child and parent conflict, mood disorders, anger management, stress management, marital problems, recovery from life’s traumas, as well as counseling with a spiritual emphasis.
Betsy Wicklein, RN, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who also brings to her practice many years of experience as an RN, having practiced in varied settings, including inpatient psychiatry. Her bachelor's degree is from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and her master's degree is from the University of Georgia. She treats older adolescents, college students, and adults throughout the life span. Betsy provides individual, marital, and family therapy, with specialties in women's issues, anxiety, depression, stress management, grief work, relationship concerns, as well as counseling from a Biblical perspective.
Marty Plog, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor counseling full time since 1985 working with individual and family issues such as discipline problems, anger management, communication problems, marital difficulties, divorce recovery and depression. He has extensive experience working with single parents, teenagers and adults, especially in the Christian community, and provides individual, group and family therapy. He received his bachelor’s degree from Geneva College in 1983 and his master’s degree in 1985 from Georgia State University.
Jane G. Kilgo, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in 1965 and her master’s degree from the University of Georgia in 1991. She works with older adolescents and adults, offering individual, couples, and premarital counseling. Her areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, women’s issues, relationship issues, abuse, and grief and loss. She has presented to church and community groups on various mental health topics. She and her late husband have three adult children and two grandchildren. Jane is certified in critical incident stress management.
Candace Couch, LPC
received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and went on to receive her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University. She has a great deal of experience working with children/adolescents and their families to decrease conflict and difficulties while increasing connection and understanding. Candace works with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with issues related to OCD, Anxiety, Depression, Oppositional-Defiant Behavior, and difficulties in relationships. Candace works from a Family Systems & Structural Family Therapy perspective.
To find out more about Candace visit her web site.
Phillip Costa, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned his Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University. He has provided counseling for adults, adolescents, couples, and families. Some of his many interests include; spiritual concerns, men’s issues, grief and loss work, marital and parent conflict, group therapy, and career problems.
Donna Slaboda is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor who earned her Bachelor of Science in Addiction Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University. Her training is oriented around person centered, cognitive behavioral approaches and evidence based models for recovery from trauma and addictions. She believes in meeting the person where they are in relation to change, while honoring their unique needs and goals. Some of her many interests are women, families and adolescents impacted by substance misuse and abuse and recovery counseling with a spiritual focus.
Douglas Duke, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who specializes in stress management, as well as the treatment of depression, communication problems, and relationship issues. Doug works primarily with adolescents and adults, and provides individual, couple, family, and group counseling. Doug has limited appointment availibility.