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Who We Are

Healing Tree Counseling Services is located in Atlanta, GA since 2014. We are dedicated consumer advocates, therapists and social workers who serve the whole family from ages 6 and up. In addition to offering in person sessions we also offer virtual sessions. We also offer evening and weekend hours. 

Meet the Team

Tammy Stanton, LMSW, Licensed Master Social Worker

Tammy earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Clayton State University and a graduate degree in Clinical Social Work from Walden University. She is an Anger Management Specialist and certified through the National Association of Anger Management.


Her professional experience has allowed her to become effective with adults, couples, and individuals by providing tools on how to navigate through life’s unexpected and difficult transitions. Her areas of expertise include co-dependency, anger management, anxiety, depression and relationship challenges.  Her clients commonly are looking for a judgment free zone and someone to finally hear them. ​


As a licensed therapist, her passion is: empowering clients to embark upon the journey of self-discovery, partnering with them on their journey of  healing from a traumatic past to transform and transition to a new awareness. Her preferred method of therapy is cognitive behavioral therapy supported by methods of mindfulness.

Availability: Call for Availability 
Insurance Accepted: Aetna + Cigna 
Out of Pocket Rate: $130 individual, $150 for couples or families 
In Person: No 
Virtual: Yes 
Schedule: Evening appointments 

Rene’ Wiggins, LMSW, Licensed Master Social Worker

Rene’ has an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Hampton University, and a graduate degree from Walden University in Social Work.


Over the last 20 years, she has been effective in working with clients with developmental disabilities, providing behavior management therapy to children, adolescents and college students, and providing parent training and anger management therapy to adults. She is currently practicing under the direction of Teresa Silva. ​


Her clinical expertise is rooted within her work with couples. Bringing awareness to the intentions, actions and behaviors within one's relationships, understanding how to communicate effectively with one’s partner, and assessing how to mitigate and select what is best for the union is her strength.


​Additionally, she has expertise in working with mood disorders, self-limiting self-perceptions and substance abuse. She provides her clients with the tools to empower and take control of their circumstances. Her therapeutic style and approach addresses the whole person. ​

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Availability: Accepting New Clients

Insurance Accepted: Aetna + Cigna

Rate: Out of Pocket Rate: $130 individual, $150 for couples or families

In Person: Yes (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only) 

Virtual: Yes

Schedule: Weekend and Evening Appointments 

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Yes, We are a black-owned business, however, we are passionate about helping people of all races and backgrounds.

Though we come from different experiences and different traumas, pain is pain. We all bleed the same color. At Healing Tree we care about supporting people of diverse backgrounds and helping them discover their true selves. We look forward to helping you on your path.

Teresa Silva, LCSW, Founder & Owner

Teresa Silva founded Healing Tree Counseling Services in 2014. She received her Bachelor of Social Work from Western Connecticut State University, and her Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.


Teresa has over 25 years of experience in community mental health, crisis centers, and crisis outreach for the largest community hospital in the Southeast (Grady Hospital) and a community based non-profit organization (Mercy Care) that serves underinsured and indigent populations. She combined her expertise of working with underserved populations with her clinical skills to build Healing Tree.


​Along with running a full-time practice, she continues to spend time in community-based organizations such as New Life Community Ministries located in Decatur, Georgia, where she supervises students who are pursuing their degrees in counseling and social work. She has a triple role as business owner, supervisor, and clinical coordinator. Teresa has an expertise in addiction and codependency.


​Her favorite clinical skills are teaching clients how to take care of themselves and gaining insight on where they begin, and others end. She is a seasoned professional in all clinical settings including hospitals, counseling centers and private practice.


​Teresa is not taking new clients at this time.

Teresa can be reached:



Kendra McDole, APC, Office Manager

Kendra McDole is the Office Manager and Admin Team Lead for Healing Tree Counseling Services. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Economics from University of Alabama in 2002.


Kendra went on to receive a master’s Degree in Professional Counseling in 2005 from Argosy University in Atlanta, GA.  Kendra also has a certification in Advance Alcohol and Drug Counseling.  She was worked as Mental Health Clinician and Addiction Counselor for over 15 years.   ​


Throughout her career, she has been able to utilize her awesome organization skills, evaluation abilities and efficiency to bring function and order to the work environment. ​


Kendra will be bringing years of experience and familiarity with the field of counseling and therapy to promote productivity at Healing Tree Counseling Services.  


​When Kendra is not at work she enjoys spending time with her daughter and friends, crocheting, and traveling.


​Kendra can be reached:

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