Embark at Atlanta North

Embark at the Atlanta North offers premier, outpatient therapy and support for ages 13-17, helping them build joyful lives and address mental health and addiction issues. Our empathetic, experienced staff use proven, reliable treatments verified by data. We match the best of what technology offers with the highest level of emotional connection and support, creating lasting, sustainable change.

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Embark at Atlanta North is a peaceful, restorative place. We match a comfortable, nurturing environment with proven, reliable treatments and therapies that will enable your teen to heal and grow.

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Dr. Sharnell Myles

Position: Vice President of Atlanta Metro
Credentials: Psy.D., LPC, CCTP, CPCS
Dr. Sharnell Myles, Psy. D. is a licensed psychotherapist and certified clinical trauma professional who specializes in the treatment of complex trauma. Her dedication to serving children, youth, and adults has spanned over 20-years with a focus on utilizing trauma-informed services to treat a continuum of trauma experiences, including domestic minor sex trafficking and community-based trauma. Dr. Myles is the Executive Director of JoyUs Beginnings Child & Family Wellness Center and The Urban Trauma Positive Impact Center, Inc., an exclusive trauma-informed treatment and advocacy center located in Atlanta, Georgia. Services include trauma informed therapies, trauma assessments, group treatments, gender specific social justice initiatives for girls of color and PeriCare a 2-Gen maternal fetal behavioral health treatment and advocacy initiative. Dr. Myles served as the first Clinical Director for youthSpark, Inc. and was to serve vulnerable youth who experienced exploitation, abuse, and other victimizations within the Fulton County Juvenile Court (FCJC), the largest juvenile court in the southeast region. Throughout her career, Dr. Myles has consulted with systems of care, such as East Cleveland’s MyCom, Inc. and Minnesota’s Robbinsdale Area Schools, to develop trauma-informed systems of care, policy, programming, and training on trauma and equity. In December 2018, Dr. Myles collaborated with Atlanta Public School Board Member Erika Mitchell – District 5 and co-authored the first Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) Protocol for schools in the state of Georgia and has trained hundreds of school social workers on this policy. In addition, she has trained over ten thousand individuals on the impact of trauma DMST which includes Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, corporations, law enforcement, mental health providers, educators, lawyers, governmental officials, community members, and youth. Dr. Myles has accepted many leadership positions throughout her career. She is the current Advisory Board Chair for the DeKalb County Juvenile Court Mental Health Court – Journey Program, a member of the Georgia Statewide Multi-Disciplinary Team for Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, Board Chair for Breaking the Cycle, Inc (Philadelphia), and was the Vice Chair of the Georgia Statewide Human Trafficking Taskforce Survivors Supported and Protected workgroup. Dr. Myles is a subject matter expert and provides expert testimony in legal cases involving child and adolescent trauma. She has presented at various conferences and has experience in vast settings such as clinical, juvenile justice, Department of Defense, and community-based settings.
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Dr. Sharnell Myles

Vice President of Atlanta Metro

Dr. Sharnell Myles, Psy. D. is a licensed psychotherapist and...

Shellina Jenkins

Shellina Jenkins

Position: Contract Therapist

Shellina Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. Shellina gained interest in helping individuals fight the battle against substance abuse and mental health as a young child. She was eager to find a way to help those in need very close to her. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Georgia State University, and her Master’s Degree from Fort Valley University. Shellina has a variety of work experience with adolescents and adults in corrections, drug court, foster care, mental health clinics, working with individuals struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. Prior to joining Embark Behavioral Health, Shellina has held leadership positions in mental health clinics and corrections. She has also worked in private practice settings to assist in the treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, SPMI and substance abuse. Shellina has provided training on suicide prevention/intervention, substance abuse and mental health in community-based settings and in corrections.

Shellina’s philosophy on behavioral change involves several treatment modalities such as role modeling / teaching to encourage positive thoughts & behaviors, focusing on positive outcomes utilizing CBT, DBT, solution focused approach etc.

Shellina Jenkins

Shellina Jenkins

Contract Therapist

Shellina Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state...

Nicole Wint

Nicole Wint

Position: Therapist
Credentials: LMSW

Nicole Wint is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW). Nicole Wint holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of the Caribbean and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Simmons University. For the past thirteen (13) years, Nicole has worked extensively with teenagers and young adults across Jamaica, Turks and Caicos and the United States which undoubtedly has attributed to vast improvement in cultural competence and diversification of knowledge in her area of expertise. Nicole has a passion for working with youth and while working in Turks and Caicos singlehandedly commenced and maintained campaigns on ending bullying and child sexual abuse. Projects are maintained to date by the Turks and Caicos government.
Nicole is consistently developing competence in use of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Play Therapy as part of best therapeutic practices. Nicole is experienced in areas of communication, working with culturally diverse groups, public speaking and leadership skills. Nicole has strong ethical values, great compassion for people and believe that the family is the backbone of the society. Nicole is competent in her ability to work independently and with a team.
In her spare time, Nicole likes to read, cook, travel and watch movies with her family.

Nicole Wint

Nicole Wint

Therapist

Nicole Wint is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW). Nicole...

Natasha Carr

Natasha Carr

Position: Executive Assistant

Natasha is an alumnus of Georgia State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration degree with a concentration in Managerial Science.  She also Graduated from Georgia Military College Phi Theta Kappa Cum Laude with an Associate in Science, Business Administration degree.  Natasha has a passion for human service and has expended over twenty years of her career working for the State of California, Department of Health and Human Services.  She worked as a leader in her church, Friendship Community Church where she was a facilitated young adult and children and youth groups.  Natasha has a desire to make difference in all she does and have a positive impact on the lives of people she has interactions with.

Natasha Carr

Natasha Carr

Executive Assistant

Natasha is an alumnus of Georgia State University where she...

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Dr. Amanda Nicholson

Position: Primary Therapist
Credentials: LMFT, M.Ed.

Dr. Amanda N. Nicholson, Ph.D. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in Sex Therapy. Dr. Amanda specializes in individual, family therapy, coaching, and couple’s therapy. Her areas of specialty include sexuality, religion, relationship issues, anxiety, trauma, and depression. Dr. Amanda received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Behavior Analysis with a minor in Africana Studies from Savannah State University, Master of Family Therapy from Mercer University, Master of Education in Human Sexuality Studies with a concentration in Sex Therapy from Widener University, and Doctor of Philosophy in Human Sexuality Studies with a concentration in Sex Therapy from Widener University. Dr. Amanda is a trauma informed therapist who is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Having a family theory informed approached Dr. Amanda enjoys using Narrative, Emotional Focused, and Structural therapies in her therapeutic approach while collaborating with her students and families about their care. Dr. Amanda is also a college instructor with five years of teaching experience in the University System of Georgia.

In her free time Dr. Amanda enjoys reading books that whisk her imagination off to new places, practicing yoga, eating food good for the soul, watching movies that make her laugh until she cries and enjoying life to the fullest.

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Dr. Amanda Nicholson

Primary Therapist

Dr. Amanda N. Nicholson, Ph.D. is a Licensed Marriage and...

Amanda Jenkins

Position: Assistant Clinical Director

Amanda Jenkins

Assistant Clinical Director

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Brianna King

Position: Director of Professional Relations

Brianna King is the Director of Professional Relations for Embark Atlanta North. She has a passion for helping spread the word on adolescent behavioral health. She has always had a passion for education and learning new things as well. She has an Associates in Applied Sciences with a focus in Medical Laboratory Technology, a Bachelor’s in applied sciences, and an MBA with a focus in International Business. Brianna has a variety of work experience in Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining Embark, she worked in Business Development within the Recruitment industry for several years. Overall, she has been working in Sales, Marketing, and Business Development for 10 years. Brianna is looking to get the word out of DBT and other effective therapy models that Embark offers within our continuum of care.

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Brianna King

Director of Professional Relations

Brianna King is the Director of Professional Relations for Embark...

About Our Location

located just outside the Atlanta, Georgia metro area.

A healing, nurturing, and safe environment to help families and their children address and overcome the issues that may be affecting their everyday lives.

Individual, family, and group therapy, therapeutic/peer mentoring, and parent coaching.

Interventions & Therapies

As a pioneer and leader in quality outcomes, we have gathered more data than any other provider over the past 10 years and only offer treatment that we know drives long-lasting, sustainable results. We offer customized, individual therapeutic programs to enable your daughter to thrive. Specialized services and areas of focus include:

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"You have been a God-send in our lives and we are very, very grateful for the love and concern and support you've shown each of us, but especially our daughter. We miss you folks. I even miss Utah!"
"Your unending patience, tireless commitment, and absolute brilliance gave us our daughter, and gave our daughter her life."
"I only wish there was more I could do to express to you my love, affection, and gratitude for all you've been in my life and in hers. I am delight that our relationship will continue."
"You have helped me so much this year. I used to not understand English, but you have helped me to become involved in class and to get into books. It's been a lot easier to learn in a caring environment. Thank you for helping me get interested in school again."
"When we brought our daughter to New Haven, we thought she might never want a relationship with us again. She's changed so much, we wonder if you switched her with someone else! New Haven has given us our daughter back."
"Both staff and peers at New Haven befriended me and helped me to open up and share. Once I realized that people liked me for who I am, I started to like myself. This was exactly what I needed. I needed gentle, caring people to help me."
"I, too, will miss everyone there but each and every one of you has left an imprint on my daughter. We will be reminded of that imprint each and every day as we watch her grow and mature into the truly amazing person she is. Thank you doesn't even being to try to tell you how grateful I am."
"You've helped to bring serenity to our lives and to our daughter."
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Short-term treatment typically lasts one to three months. Teens best suited for short-term treatment often have engaged in other therapeutic programs like outpatient or intensive outpatient therapy and need a 24-hour continuum of care. Our unique, relationship-based treatments use extensive data collection to improve treatment plans and interventions in real-time, creating long-lasting, sustainable, verified results.

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