IT IS BETTER TO DO YOUR OWN DHARMA EVEN IMPERFECTLY, THAN SOMEONE ELSE’S DHARMA PERFECTLY.
– BHAGAVAD GITA
GINNY THOMPSON, LPC, RYT500
I love being a counselor and yoga teacher. For me, I feel most well when my mind, body and spiritual life are aligned. My journey of understanding how best to achieve that alignment has been one of inspiring study and rich experience.
I completed my graduate studies at Georgia State University to receive a Masters of Science in Professional Counseling. I focused my hours for licensure on psychological trauma in Boston while training at the Justice Resource Institute with Bessel van der Kolk, MD. My clinical work continued in Washington, DC, managing a grief and loss center and finally to Atlanta where I have served on a psychology team at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorder Center since 2014.
Along my professional path as a counselor I experienced burnout and took some time away from full-time counseling to focus on yoga, meditation and the mind-body connection. Living in the forest of Sweden and the desert of Baja California Sur, I completed my advanced yoga teacher training and most importantly became clear about my dharma, or life’s purpose, in bringing mind-body awareness to others in an energetically sustainable way for me. As a native Atlantan, I am thrilled to offer counseling and yoga services in my hometown community in a practice that values a holistic approach to wellness. Please contact me for a free phone consultation to decide if I can be of help to you as your counselor, yoga teacher or resource to help guide you in a direction of wellbeing.