"You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free.”

-Shannon L. Adler



Lisa Guest, LPC, LMSW

I went from being a financial banker to a heating plant technician working part-time as a substance abuse coverage counselor when the market crash.   Working in an all-women’s alternative to incarceration treatment facility, is when it became clear that working  with individuals whose lives were consumed in addiction and mental health was my calling and became a passion.  

After several years in the role as a substance abuse coverage counselor, it became clear that there was other work to be done.  I returned to school,  first stop Mercy College where I received a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services to later go on to obtain  Certification in Addiction Counseling.    Secondly, I attended PACE University where I received a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Hunter College, where I obtained a Master’s of Social Work.  I hold an  independent license as a LPC, (Licensed Professional Counselor) and  LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of GA & NY and CASAC certification in addiction.    

My counseling career extends over two decades within various settings (home-based, inpatient/ outpatient centers, hospitals, group homes, criminal justice (jails and prisons) as well as faith-based and military.  I am now in private practice where I see individuals in the office at WeCare Counseling Services in Atlanta, Ga, where I provide individual counseling for adults, children, adolescent, individually and with families.

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