Mazi Robinson, MS, LPC, NCC, CDWF
Mazi Robinson is a licensed professional counselor in Atlanta specializing in helping women discover their true voice as they navigate self worth/self esteem challenges, relationship concerns, and life stage transitions. Mazi has extensive experience in addiction and recovery counseling having worked on Ridgeview Institute’s Adult Addiction Unit and at MARR (Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences) Women’s Recovery Center. Mazi is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and has a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University.
In addition to her work as an Atlanta therapist, Mazi maintains an active motivational speaking schedule presenting workshops on such topics as women’s issues, healthy relationships, self worth, personal growth and development, leadership development, living out your purpose, life stage transitions, and motherhood. Mazi has presented to such groups and organizations as The Home Depot, Chick-fil-A, CREW Atlanta,
Georgia Institute of Technology, North Point Community Church, Buckhead Church, Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Marist School, Pace Academy, and other churches, schools, and non-profits throughout Georgia.
Mazi is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, and presents both Daring Way™ and Rising Strong retreats and workshops, which are based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, to individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders. Mazi believes this valuable work on shame, vulnerability and learning to live courageously can be truly life changing in how we view ourselves and relate to others.
Prior to becoming a therapist, Mazi taught History at Marist School in Atlanta, Georgia. Mazi and her husband, Jay, are the proud parents of Jack and Sam.
To learn more about Mazi's speaking and therapy services, go to www.mazirobinson.com.
Sarah Collins, MDiv, MS, APC, NCC
Sarah is an Associate Professional Counselor specializing in working with women on identity formation and development, developing healthy relationships with others and self, life stage transitions, and grief and loss.
Sarah’s path to becoming a therapist has been shaped by various career and life experiences. Following her graduation from college, Sarah’s passion for Mother Teresa’s work led her to Kolkata, India where she volunteered in The Home for the Dying, a hospice house that provides end-of-life care for individuals with limited resources.
This formative experience profoundly influenced Sarah’s personal and professional identity. She went on to earn an M.Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University and worked as a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) in the fields of palliative care, hospice, and mental health. Through her work in these diverse contexts, Sarah developed a passionate interest in the relationship between spiritual health and mental health. While continuing her work in chaplaincy, she studied Clinical Mental Health Counseling and graduated with an M.S. from Mercer University. Sarah’s work in the mental health field has included experience in both individual counseling and group counseling.
Having worked in a variety of settings such as MARR, Skyland Trail, Northside Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, and Amedisys Hospice. Sarah brings a wide breadth of experience and knowledge to her work with clients. Her work is informed by mindfulness-based approaches including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. She draws from DBT and ACT to support clients in building lives of meaning in alignment with their values. Sarah also incorporates narrative techniques to explore the wisdom in her clients’ stories, and she integrates existential theory as clients navigate questions regarding relationships, trauma recovery, identity, purpose, and spirituality. Sarah believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship and empowers her clients to be active participants in their growth process. Sarah is passionate about Cultivate Counseling Center’s mission to help women cultivate joy, courage, and freedom as they pursue emotional, mental, and spiritual health.
An Atlanta native, Sarah enjoys gardening, exploring the North Georgia mountains with her husband, and going on walks with her rescue dog.
To hear Sarah’s interview with Still Becoming as she discusses her work in Kolkata, her thoughts on grief/loss, living and dying well, and her approach to counseling, click here.