Lydia Minear, MA, LPC

“We therapists are small potatoes but we are connected to an ancient and beautiful idea.” – Mary Pipher, Letters to a Young Therapist

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I enjoy working with  adults, teens, and families in the pursuit of healthy, fulfilling lives. I find myself incredibly lucky to be in a profession where I get the opportunity to connect with so many different types of people and share in their unique journeys as they discover new paths. Below I share some more details about my background and counseling orientation.

Education & License

Master of Arts (MA), Professional Counseling
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Sociology
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia

Philosophy & Approach:

The tenants I aligns with and which guide my work include: attention to emotion, compassion, acceptance, authenticity, personal empowerment & responsibility, and curiosity & respect for self.

My approach to counseling originates from psychodynamic and attachment theory perspectives. I find that that deeper meaning is often hidden below the surface of habitual choices. In therapy, we take time to explore this meaning in an emotionally sensitive way. Personal experiences and bonds developed throughout childhood and into adult life has a great influence on personality and ways of coping with difficulty. Therefore, sharing your whole story is a part of the therapy process as well. Together, we work to uncover your unique needs and goals.

Areas of Interest:

I enjoy helping those wanting more out of their lives – be it clarity about direction, improved feelings of worth, deeper love and connectedness in relationships, or overall greater meaning and fulfillment. More specifically, I have a special passion for walking alongside young adults as well as new parents (particularly new moms) during seasons of many exciting as well as stressful transitions and “firsts.”

While identifying and sorting through one’s needs in therapy, individuals often explore issues involving moods, stress, self-esteem, friends & intimate relationships, family of origin, spirituality, and your self/body image, just to name a few. If I do not feel well- equipped with my particular tools and counseling style to help you, I will be glad to refer you to another counselor who may be a better fit.