Ava Mimbs

Ava C. Mimbs, MS, NCC, LPC, C-DBT

National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy Professional

I a member in good standing in the following professional associations: American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC), National Career Development Association (NCDA), American Psychological Association (APA), PSI CHI International Honor Society in Psychology, Licensed Professional Counseling Association of Georgia (LPCA GA), American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA), and I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). 

 

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Professional Credentials

Licenses & Certifications

  • National Certified Counselor through National Board of Certified Counselors
  • Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia
  • Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy Professional (C-DBT) through Evergreen Certifications
  • Level 3 Certified in CBT through the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT)

education background

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2016)
  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Summa Cum Laude from Southern Adventist University (2018)

Professional Experience

  • I have provided couples, family, and individual counseling services as an independent contracted therapist since 2019 with a Georgia agency. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. I provided substance abuse, DBT-informed, anger management, matrix, and domestic violence counseling services. 
  • As a contracted therapist, I partnered with agencies such as the Department of Family and Children’s Services in the state of Georgia. I have also worked hand in hand with family social service workers, CASAs, para-professionals, and municipals in approximately 20 counties. In addition to counseling, I have conducted comprehensive child and family assessments (CCFA) and child trauma assessments. 
  • I was employed as a psychiatric technician in 2016 with Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute. I completed CPR and patient de-escalation training, provided patient care regarding daily living, implemented verbal de-escalation with patients as needed, provided supervised medical care, assisted with educating patients regarding art-based self-care practices, and provided supervised assistance with emergency responses.