Dr. Wheeler is a former Navy SEAL and combat veteran. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor and adjunct professor. He specializes working with veterans and first responders, addressing issues associated with PTSD and Moral Injury. Also dealing with “little traumas” that most people experience, Dr. Wheeler treats the negative cognitions that lead to prolonged anxiety, depression, and guilt. While focusing on trauma at all levels, he primarily employs EMDR in both clinical-psychological and Christian approaches to therapy. Dr. Wheeler received his Master of Theology and Ph.D. degrees from Mercer University in Atlanta, and is owner of Pathfinders Counseling Services in Lake Oconee, Georgia, which services the greater Atlanta and Athens areas. He currently lives just outside the metro-Atlanta area with his wife and two children, as well as his other two children………the dog and cat. LLTB!
Keela Coppersmith (MS, LPC) is a licensed professional counselor who works with people ages 4-40. She is most experienced in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. She utilizes a client-centered perspective to help clients achieve their own, unique goals for wellness. Keela works to prioritize empathy and understanding as a top priority in treatment. While completing her internship, Keela worked primarily with foster care/newly adopted children in Milwaukee County. In addition to standard talk therapy, she is certified in EMDR therapy. She is also a certified facilitator for Prepare/Enrich couples counseling. She has received additional training in: anxiety/depression treatment, play therapy, parent coaching, trauma and grief counseling, and treating self-destructive behaviors.