Get To Know Us

Get To Know Us

Michelle Pintado, LCSW, Founder & CEO

Michelle Pintado is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has been working in the Human Services field since 2005. Michelle received her graduate degree from Marywood University School of Social Work in 2012. She is a Georgia State Certified School Social Worker and a Credentialed Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Level II. She also completed intensive training in DBT with Dr. Jean Eich, Psy.D., LP in 2017. She has experience specializing in the treatment of children, adults, and families struggling with a variety of issues affecting their daily lives. Michelle specializes in the treatment of self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship issues, primarily utilizing cognitive, dialectical and solution-focused therapies. She has also co-led Kids’, Adolescents, and Adult Skills classes, based on the teachings of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Michelle was born and raised in New York City. She has been living in Georgia since 2017. When Michelle is not counseling you can find her spending time with her family, recording on her latest podcast, reading, singing or out photographing new adventures.



Amanda Bolton, Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant, Amanda Bolton is currently a graduate student at Richmont Graduate University studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. Once graduated and licensed, she is most interested in working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse and their families. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her two cats.

Fun Fact:
Amanda & I have known each other for 2 years! She was the Front Office Team Lead at the previous practice I worked for and we have stayed in touch since then.


Amanda Lloyd, APC, NCC

Associate Therapist, Amanda Lloyd, APC, NCC is an Associate Professional Counselor with 7+ years of experience.

She specializes in working with adolescents and her passion is to help girls build self-esteem

Amanda graduated from the University of West Georgia. She studied Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is most interested in working with adolescent girls and their families. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, shopping, reading, and spending time with her husband.

Fun Fact:
Amanda created a Self-Empowerment curriculum and loves to facilitate groups.


Natasha Merchant, LMSW

Associate Therapist, Natasha Merchant, LMSW is a Licensed Master Social Worker with 8+ years of experience.

She specializes in working with Gen Z boys, ages 8-23!! What??!! Natasha’s passion is to help boys build self-esteem& teach them life skills

Natasha graduated from Texas State University. She studied Social Work. She is most interested in working with adolescent boys and their families. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, outdoor activities, cooking, and painting

Fun Fact:
Natasha and I have known each other for almost 3 years. We met at Hillside Atlanta where we worked as therapists & we never stopped being friends. I am SO excited to have her part of the team