CAPS Staff Bios (Atlanta)

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Bates Canon, M.Ed., LPC, CPCS

Director

Bates Canon received his Master's Degree in Community Counseling from the University of Georgia in 1990.  Over twenty-five years of working in colleges and universities, he has served as director of counseling for three institutions (15+years), also working in academic advising, access and accommodations, career services, first year seminars, health services, and retention initiatives along the way.  While with the University System of Georgia (USG), Bates served a term as chair of the USG Counseling Directors Association.  He prefers an integrative model of psychotherapy grounded in a mindful presence and has worked most with students on issues related to adjustment, change and transition, stress and anxiety, career development/workplace concerns, personal growth and wellness, depression, and counselor development.

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Julie Cannon, M.A., LPC, CPCS, NBC-HWC

Assistant Director

Julie earned her Master's Degree in Community Counseling from the University of Alabama and has worked as an inpatient and outpatient psychotherapist, interfaith hospice chaplain, and student adviser.  She takes a holistic approach to counseling, working from a humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based orientation.  Her specializations include working with issues related to mood disorders, health, relationships, spirituality, and professionalism in the work place.  Julie is a certified Qigong instructor and a member of DeKalb County's Community Emergency Response Team.

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Lisa Wilson, M.A., APC, NCC

Counselor

 Lisa holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. She has worked with various populations including adolescents, teens, adults, seniors, and persons with disabilities. She has provided individual and group counseling in numerous settings including hospice, community mental health, private practice, and state agencies. In addition to her degree in counseling, Lisa received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Georgia State University and spent over 12 years working in non-profit and public sector management. Lisa views counseling as a collaborative process and strives to support clients in identifying obstacles in their paths and finding new routes around them.

Ashley Tanzosh

Ashley Tanzosh

Counseling Intern

Ashley Tanzosh is enrolled in a Master’s Degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Georgia State University. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia Southern University where she double majored in Psychology and Justice Studies. Her clinical interests are wide and varied but she intends to specialize in grief, depression, anxiety, and overall wellness through working with individuals from a holistic viewpoint. Ashley has a background as a personal trainer, with a certification in fitness nutrition. What made her personal training services unique was her addition of mindfulness practice and an emphasis on mind-body connection. Ashley used these tools in her personal yoga practice and sought immersion certifications in the alchemy of yoga philosophy and subtle body so she could share them in her work.

Nicolas Williams

Nic Williams, M.A., M.Div, NCC

Counseling Intern

Nic holds Master’s Degrees in Divinity and Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Counselor Education and Practice program at Georgia State University. In addition to interning as a hospital chaplain, Nic previously provided counseling services to underserved and marginalized populations at a community based counseling agency. Nic’s clinical areas of interests include personal growth, life transitions, spiritual and existential issues, trauma, identity development, and multicultural concerns.  

Tameeka Hunter

Tameeka Hunter, M.S., CRC, NCC

Counseling Intern

Tameeka Hunter received her Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, a professional mental health specialization in chronic illness and disability, from Georgia State University.  She has over sixteen years of experience working in colleges and universities, and she most recently served as director of the Disability Resource Center at Clayton State University. She has worked with various populations including adolescents, adults, seniors, persons with disabilities, multiple marginalized populations, and LGBTQ students on issues related to adjustment, transition, stress and anxiety, career development/workplace concerns, personal growth and wellness, depression, and counselor development.