Mind-Body Therapy Services
Kate Morrissey Stahl, PhD, LCSW, CST
I specialize in mindfulness-based interventions, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and yoga. I work with individuals, couples, and families experiencing a wide range of issues, from relational challenges including sexual issues to anxiety to grief to life transitions. I assist people in clarifying their goals and sorting out how they might use current pain to cultivate wisdom in the service of clarifying and moving toward what they really care about.
I have master’s degrees in both communication and social work, certificates in marriage and family therapy and gerontology, am clinically licensed as a social worker, and am an AASECT certified sex therapist and an E-200 registered yoga teacher. I hold a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Sciences, for which I received doctoral-level supervision as a couple and family therapist. I am a clinical assistant professor of Social Work at the University of Georgia. As an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, I have specialized in working with desire issues, sexual function, sexual orientation, and gender expression.
I value evidence-based approaches and work to cultivate wellbeing, both for individuals and those in relationships. I enjoy working with clients in all stages of life who are feeling stuck in unsatisfying patterns. We all get stuck sometimes, and I am most pleased when I can listen and offer clients support to move out of these patterns and toward richer, more vital lives.
I am paneled with many types of insurance, including BCBS, Kaiser, Aetna, Cigna, and Medicare. You can email me at katemorrisseystahllcsw at gmail.com.
I am not currently accepting new clients. Please check back for future availability or reach out to my colleague Amanda.
Amanda Auchenpaugh, MSW
I graduated from UGA with my Bachelor’s degree in Social Work in 2012, and my Master’s degree in Social Work with a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2020. I am working towards licensure as a Clinical Social Worker and certification as a sex therapist, and am practicing under Dr. Kate Morrissey Stahl’s direction and clinical supervision.
I take a humanist and feminist approach to my practice. For me this means that all of us are intrinsically good and capable of growth and change, and that we all deserve equal rights. I am body-positive and LGBTQ+, polyamory, and kink friendly. I love expressive arts and often incorporate them into my practice.
I am most passionate about sex education and sexual freedom. I work with clients with a variety of needs, though I especially love to help clients work through sexual shame and repression in order to lead happier, more fulfilling lives. I view my job as the catalyst that helps my clients discover and grow the strength and potential they already possess. I want my clients to leave my practice feeling empowered with an increased sense of identity, self-esteem, and sense of peace.
I am currently seeing clients via telehealth. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Crystal Hamilton, LCSW, RYT, TCY
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher. In addition, I have a certification in the Trauma Conscious Yoga Method (TCYM) and I am in the process of obtaining a certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
I graduated from UGA with my Bachelor’s degree in Social Work in 2014, and my Master’s degree in Social Work with a certificate in Nonprofit Management in 2015. Currently, I work at a community service board and volunteer at AADM (Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement), in the civil rights and advocacy department.
I tend to focus on anxiety, depression, and trauma-informed care through a combination of traditional psychotherapy and somatic therapeutic techniques. Overall, I like to use interventions that assist in the exploration of intersectional identity, that are inclusive to LGBTQ+, race, sexuality, spiritual orientations.
I am currently accepting clients. You can email me at crystalhamiltonlcsw at gmail.com.
Kirsti Kreutzer, LMSW
I earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2018. I also received a post-baccalaureate certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies. My graduate program focused on Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Strengths Based Solution Focused Therapy. I currently serve as the school social worker at Rutland Academy, where I work with children and adolescents with emotional behavioral disorders.
Prior to returning to graduate school, I spent a decade working as a birth activist and midwifery advocate. I was the president and co-founder of “Where’s My Midwife?” a non-profit organization that successfully worked to affect policy change at hospitals that were discriminating against midwifery care. I served on the Board of Directors of three national organizations: BirthNetwork National, the American Association of Birth Centers, and the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services. My experience taught me that we need to be educating young people about sex, birth, and the power of their bodies. I especially enjoy working with folks in transition - adolescents, all phases of fertility and motherhood, and menopause. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker working toward becoming fully licensed under the supervision of Kate Morrisey-Stahl, PhD, LCSW, CST.
I currently have sliding-scale private pay slots available. Please email me at kirstikreutzer at gmail.com for more information.