Veronica Thornsberry is a mental health professional in Lawrenceville and Flowery Branch, GA. She has degrees in Psychology and Counselor Education from Georgia Southern University.
Veronica began working as a school counselor for kindergarten through 12th grade. As a school counselor she was able to work with children and adolescents in the school system, as well as parents to foster a school community. She later decided to take her skill set to the next level by becoming a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia. She received her license in October 1999 and is a member of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association.
Following her time as a school counselor, Veronica has continued to grow in the mental health field by taking on new challenges and exposing herself to training and jobs that continue to build her skills as a clinician. Through her work in the prison system, community mental health setting, family intervention services, and psychiatric hospitalization, she has an array of knowledge to draw from.
In these settings, she has become experienced in areas such as crisis intervention, individual and group therapy; assessments, and in-home family counseling. Veronica has been a co-leader for family violence groups and has worked with clients in a group setting dealing with anger management, mood disorders, stress management, PTSD, and abuse issues.
Veronica uses an integrated approach to therapy, focusing on the individual and systemic needs of each client. Her approach incorporates Client-Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a strength-based foundation. She feels it is important to focus on the strengths of clients to help them facilitate change. Veronica feels therapy is a method to foster hope and support while motivating clients to meet their goals and achieve personal growth.
Areas of Expertise
Trauma and PTSD Issues
Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Abuse
Personal Growth and Development