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Jade Colwell Dennis, MAMFT, LAPC, NCC hails from Richmont Graduate University with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, with specialized training in family systems and trauma counseling. Jade has successfully completed the requirements to become both a Nationally Certified Counselor and an Licensed Associate Professional Counselor in Georgia, and is currently on track to becoming a Registered Play Therapist. Jade’s primary focus as a therapist is to achieve goals unique to you, and to promote healing and growth in a safe and authentic environment, free from judgement and shame.

Jade practices from an interpersonal, client-centered approach, believing that individuals of all ages and backgrounds have stories and experiences worth hearing and understanding; she offers compassion, unconditional acceptance, and support through client’s freedom of expression in play, art, and dialogue. Jade is passionate about walking alongside her clients through the pain, confusion, and difficulties encountered in everyday life, and she aims to facilitate connection within families, and other significant relationships, heal hurts, and to develop tools that aid in personal growth and self-discovery.

Prior to working at Thrive Counseling Center, Jade obtained clinical counseling experience at Richmont Graduate University’s Hope Counseling Center, Ridgeview Institute’s youth services unit, and as a school counselor in Rome, Georgia. These experiences have equipped Jade to walk alongside children, teens, adults, and families experiencing an array difficulties (ie. life transitions, anxiety, depression, anger, loss, disappointment, identity concerns, and relationship/family issues). Jade is specially trained in treating trauma in it’s various forms, from PTSD, to developmental trauma, physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and emotional and spiritual abuse. It is Jade’s priority to meet her clients where they are and to empower them to reach their fullest potential. Jade looks forward to meeting you and beginning this journey together!

Ms. Dennis works under the Direction of Olivia Prewett-Scott & the Clinical Supervision of JoAnna White, Ed.D, LPC, RPT/S, CPCS while at Thrive.


Credentials & Certifications...
  • Masters of Art in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Nationally Certified Counselor
  • Certificate in Trauma Counseling
  • Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC)
  • Actively pursuing Registered Play Therapist credential
Professional Memberships/Affiliations...
  • AAMFT membership
  • A4PT affiliation