Dr. Adrian Janit
Dr. Adrian Janit is a licensed clinical psychologist in Georgia and South Carolina. He earned his BA from Weber State University and his MA and PhD from Northern Illinois University. He was a faculty member in the psychology department at Augusta University before entering full-time clinical practice.
Dr. Janit’s clinical interests lie in the areas of psychological assessment, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addictions, and anger/violence. He trained for several years in the delivery of empirically supported treatments for anxiety disorders. He also trained for several years in intervention for interpersonal violence, anger, and abuse. He has extensive experience working with people struggling with drug and alcohol abuse and dependence. According to Dr. Janit, “It is a privilege to assist people as they face their most difficult fears, and to serve as a fellow traveler as they rise to the most daunting challenges of life.”
Dr. Janit has a deep appreciation for the utility of psychological assessment. He employs state-of-the-art psychological tests and assessment measures in order to derive the most accurate diagnoses and generate appropriate treatment recommendations. When recently asked to describe his assessment style, Dr. Janit remarked, “Consider me the House MD of psychological assessment – without the bad attitude. I enjoy figuring out the puzzle and answering difficult assessment questions. I like helping people understand where their difficulties lie, and providing potential treatment options.”
Dr. Janit describes his primary therapeutic approaches as behavioral and existential. His favorite mantra is, “Where the body goes, the mind will follow.” His therapy involves a highly supportive, reinforcing environment, cognitive and behavioral exercises, and gradual activation back to original functioning and beyond. Dr. Janit characterizes his philosophical orientation as existential and humanistic, and thus he works with clients to explore life’s more ambiguous topics, including isolation, intimacy, freedom, and meaning. One of his favorite quotes is by Plato: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
Samantha Amses LPC
Samantha Amses, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated with high honors from Seton Hall University in New Jersey, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After receiving an assistantship award and scholarship to attend Augusta University for her Master’s specializing in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Samantha left her city life, moved south, and now loves her new home and the experience, people, and culture of country living!
Samantha enjoys working with children, adults, families, and couples of all ages, cultures, religions, and sexual orientations. She practices with an open mind and heart from an integrative approach that includes aspects of cognitive, behavioral, existential, mindfulness and other modalities to ensure optimal results as well as symptom and stress reduction for clients. Samantha prides herself in reducing depression, anxiety, stress, impulsivity, anger, and other problematic behaviors in addition to enhancing coping skills, communication, parenting abilities, and self-confidence! When not at work, Samantha loves spending time with her loved ones and her furry family. She is a staunch animal advocate and rescuer and currently has dogs, cats, and horses.
Samantha accepts most major insurances as well as self-pay rates, and would love the opportunity to help you reach your full potential and aspirations! Samantha values and cares deeply about her clients like none other and strives to be available when needed. If you feel your life is too much to handle, whether you feel dissatisfied or just need someone to talk to and help you work through your difficulties, then please call Samantha, and together you and her can change your life for the better!
Kristina Fiske, LPC
Kristina Fiske, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She lived in Massachusetts and New York for a brief period before her family relocated to Evans, Georgia. She attended the University of Georgia where she received Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology. She then returned to the Augusta area where she completed her Master’s in Clinical and Counseling Psychology at Augusta University.
Kristina works with the belief that therapy should be a place of safety and comfort for her clients. She enjoys working with people of all ages, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and religious beliefs. Kristina approaches therapy in a collaborative manner with her clients and uses an integrative combination of techniques (e.g., Mindfulness, Acceptance Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to better assist her clients through their current situations. She has experience assisting clients to work through depression, anxiety, anger, and various life stressors in both private practice and acute psychiatric care settings.
When not working, Kristina enjoys attending concerts, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends, family, and her dogs, Bruce and Asti.
Kristina accepts most major insurance providers and offers a self-pay rate for those seeking services without insurance.