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About Why Counseling Services Insurance

Donna Watkins information:


Red Clay Counseling, LLC

2636 US Highway 78

Tallapoosa, GA 30176

Office number: 678-573-8000

Fax: 678-693-7962


Horses assist in humans’ attention to self and others in relationship because of their natural prey instincts. They live in relationship with the herd. These relationships are complex. Horses are always inquisitive and in tune with the nonverbal messages a human is sending.

Every equine if unique just like humans with their own personalities and opinions. Horses have no agenda and are completely honest leading to increased openness of the partnered human. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is provocative because “something is always happening” in the mind and body of the horse or person.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy creates benefits in relationships, healthy assertiveness and personal boundary creation. The skills enhanced or developed include effective and appropriate communication skills, insight into current beliefs and behaviors, self-confidence and clear self-identity, effective team work, and leadership skills. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy helps clarify questions you may be asking yourself and promote solutions by providing a chance to practice new behaviors in real time.

You and others will develop relationships with the horses and participate in activities that lead to “Aha” moments that otherwise may not as quickly come into awareness in a traditional talk therapy session.


Sand tray therapy is a metaphorical tool that allows a person to separate from an internal problem and externalize an issue to process it through the use of representational objects. A narrative may be created or the story is a piece of art. This process allows a person to solve a problem from an objective approach and to gain insight into the emotions experienced.


Donna Watkins, MEd, LPC is one of only a handful of Accelerated Resolution Therapy trained practitioners in the state of Georgia.  Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a type of psychotherapy that is accepted as evidence based by SAMHSA and substantiated by proven therapeutic methods. ART is uncomplicated for the participant by using rapid eye movements that are easily done and calming. It is not hypnosis, and the client is in control.  ART aids in the rapid resolution of traumatic experiences by the participant’s moving past painful events toward personal growth.  ART is useful especially for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sexual abuse, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, and many other mental and physical conditions that are affecting a person’s quality of life.  Clients may experience rapid results in just one session.

Along with the use of specific eye-movements ART uses a specialized technique call Voluntary Memory/Image Replacement that allows the participant to keep a memory that no longer will be a trigger to painful emotions and somatic symptoms.  An essential characteristic of ART is the participant’s ability to process trauma and other events or states of being that are causing distress without revealing the trauma or story to the therapist.  The participant is able to gain awareness and insight that emboldens the participate to change thoughts and behaviors.  ART is utilized on several military bases, and peer-reviewed research continues to be generated.



Child-Parent Psychotherapy focuses on healing in relationship between a child and caregiver. The exclusive focus is on the connection between the child and caregiver instead of the therapist and child. The therapist facilitates the interactions and helps the caregiver develop an awareness of their own triggers and insight into how potential experiences may influence parenting. Child-Parent Psychotherapy also involves the caregiver in facilitating the caregiver’s growth and healing from their past experiences leading to a healthier parenting journey. Child-Parent Psychotherapy is unique in that it can begin while a caregiver is expecting an infant or has an infant.

Recognizing the crucial experiences of young children in promoting close attachment to others in life, developing resilience, promoting effective learning skills, developing healthy behavioral decisions, and skill building for the regulation of emotions.

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