Do you sense there’s
MORE to life?

More magic, more wonder, more connectedness?
We do, too. The Wonderhaven is here to help you find your more-ness.

Our Story

Megan Watts Broadhead created The Wonderhaven (formerly known as The Brookhaven Center for Counseling & Wellness) in 2015. She saw a need for a holistic wellness therapy center in Atlanta that focused on the whole of a person – mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical. 

Beyond that, Megan dreamt of a space that felt less clinical and stuffy and more OPEN and curious. A place you wouldn’t hesitate to send your child, your best friend, or your partner because you know they’ll be compassionately taken care of.  A place that feels accessible if you’ve had therapists, teachers, and healers in your life for years OR if we are your first stop on that journey.  A true haven where you can feel safe to wonder what more life has for you.

This is The Wonderhaven.

Mission Statement

At The Wonderhaven, we believe your “wondering” matters. We believe that feeling that you could get more out of life is sacred. As a holistic wellness therapy center and a collective of therapists, coaches, and teachers,  we are a safe haven for this wondering. We exist to support your mental, emotional, and spiritual vitality.

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Who We Are

We are a group of like-minded, caring therapists, coaches, and teachers who form the collective that is The Wonderhaven. It is our deepest experience and belief that you can discover your truest essence. You can be a conduit and recipient of joy, deep presence, intuitive wisdom, and connectedness with yourself and others. We are beyond honored to walk alongside you in this process.

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The Wonder of Giving Back

When you change your world, you change the world around you. When you look inward and fully wonder about who you are, how you might heal, and who you might become, you touch on the connectedness of the whole.  The energy of your wondering and looking inward changes you and changes the world. 

At The Wonderhaven, we strive to manifest this energetic shift into tangible, actionable giving.  Each quarter, we highlight a community non profit to give a portion of our profits. This month, the spotlight is on:

Services

Individual Therapy

What I wish someone had told me was that my first step, the first step we all must take in our life, needed to be inward.” – Sarah Blondin 
Individual therapy is the practice of looking inward in the presence of another caring, compassionate human. At The Wonderhaven, we love working with you individually to help you process past and current pain, create meaning, embrace presence, and experience MORE out of your life.

Couples & Family Therapy

We are open and affirming to all couples & families. Therapy is a big step, but it doesn’t have to be scary. It’s a wonderful thing to be investing time and energy into your relationship, and we applaud you!  
Wonderhaven couples & families benefit from therapy for overall relationship enhancement and growth, conflict resolution, communication strengthening, emotional connection, sex and intimacy issues, premarital counseling, family transitions, mental health or general health concerns, and affair recovery.

Groups & Workshops

Insight and healing is often amplified in the presence of others. This is why we love groups and workshops! Learning in community can lead to powerful energetic shifts, and we know that connections with others is a huge support for continued growth as well. 
Currently, Megan Watts Broadhead leads a quarterly “Sacred Space” women’s gathering as well as a “Becoming Momma” infertility support group. Please inquire for more information about either of these. 
Stay tuned for more workshops and events!

Mindfulness & Meditation

Meditation practice integrates mindfulness techniques into an overall mind/body practice. Build these tools into our therapy and coaching sessions, or explore for individual or group instructional sessions.

Reiki

A reiki treatment may feel like a glowing radiance flowing in and through you. Reiki treatments focus on the whole of a person—mind, body, emotions, and spirit—and can help with anxiety, depression, insomnia, general relaxation, and more.

Yoga

Yoga is a mind-body practice that blends movement, breath, and meditation. Yoga restores balance to the central nervous system, releases stored tension, and promotes overall wellness.

Coaching

We love supporting our clients in specific goals related to career shifts, medical and health support, physical wellness, spiritual practices and healing, and overall life enhancement. Coaching is available at our wellness therapy center or through virtual sessions.

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Meet the Team

It is essential to feel connected to and comfortable with your therapist, and we’re dedicated to helping you find the best fit for your personality, needs, and goals. Explore our team below, and then call us to schedule a complimentary 10-minute phone call to get started.

therapist / coach / director / founder

Megan Watts Broadhead

MS, MDiv, LPC

I believe the experience of being seen—truly seen and accepted for the whole of who we are—changes us. Therapy is a haven of sorts where this change can happen. As we experience our therapist’s curiosity about us, we are encouraged to wonder compassionately and honestly about ourselves.

Who am I? Who have I been, and who do I want to be? Do I want to get more out of life? When do I feel aware of the magic in life, and when is it missing? Individuals who see me for therapy and coaching are asking these essential questions and find the space we create together to be a safe place to wonder.

I founded Wonderhaven (formerly The Brookhaven Center for Counseling & Wellness) in 2015 and Engage Premarital Counseling in 2013. I saw the need for a holistic wellness center in Atlanta and wanted to create a safe and friendly haven for people who have been coming to therapy for years and those courageous first-timers.

I’m a licensed professional counselor (LPC8487) in Georgia and a life coach, teacher, and speaker. I work with clients who seek to find more presence and depth in life. Many people are drawn to work with me for my expertise in spirituality, infertility, life transitions, mindfulness and meditation, anxiety, depression, and overall fatigue with “the way things are.” No matter what brings you in, you can expect that I will bring my whole self to this process of co-creating something new with you.

When I’m not spending time with clients or creating, you’ll find me with my rambunctious 2.5-year-old son, Micah, and husband of (almost) 13 years, Jono. Clients, friends, and family wouldn’t be surprised to hear that though I love planning our next big adventure, I also live for simple, slow days in a beautiful place with those closest to me or all by myself. I have dreams of living way out of town on a big piece of land that is all our own and in a home with loads of character and space for creativity. Stay tuned on that one!

therapist & ordained minister

Lanta Carroll

MS, MDiv, LPC, NCC

With a holistic, integrated approach to wellness, you’ll find me to be personable, genuine, and down-to-earth as we work together in the counseling space. I specialize in spiritual health and healing, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, life transitions, identity development, women’s issues, and premarital counseling. I’m a fierce advocate for human rights, dignity, and sacredness. This is the heartbeat of my work and my calling.

In addition to being a licensed therapist, I’m also an ordained minister, artist, wife, and the proud mama of a super sweet and equally strong-willed three-year-old. You can often find me baking chocolate chip cookies with my daughter, working on creative lettering projects, and persuading my husband to enjoy chips, guac, and margs with me!

Join me on this beautiful, messy journey of trying to live courageously into the people we are created to be. It would be my honor to walk with you through whatever you are going through.

therapist

Kelly Phillips

MDiv, LMSW

Raised in Athens, GA, I moved to Atlanta to complete seminary and graduate-level training in clinical social work. Drawn to the intersection of spirituality and mental illness, I found the utmost joy in listening to people’s stories. Subsequently, through my exploration and storytelling, I became a more conscious author allowing me to live more freely in the present.

I began my career serving as a youth pastor and later worked as a community-based mental health counselor serving individuals struggling with homelessness, children and families in foster care, and refugees seeking asylum. I recently worked as a counselor at the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia and as a consultant for churches to facilitate grief support groups. I joined the Wonderhaven in 2020 and have had the privilege of working alongside individuals, couples, and families dealing with relationship issues, grief and loss, life transitions, and various other personal concerns such as anxiety, depression, OCD, and other behavioral challenges.

By cultivating safe relationships, I believe we begin to reveal our humanness — we learn (and unlearn) and grow into ourselves with others.

therapist

Meade Fields

MS, LPC, NCC

I work from a person-centered perspective with the belief that each person can guide their own path toward their goals to wellness and recovery. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most critical components for facilitating change, and my aim is to provide an an empathic, genuine, and non-judgmental space to build a trusting and collaborative relationship with you. My goal is to begin by meeting you exactly where you are in your journey toward change and healing.

I have experience working with clients of different sexual orientations, gender identities, and age groups. Areas of specialty and interest include: eating disorders/disordered eating, OCD and other anxiety disorders, depression, postpartum support, personality disorders, and trauma work. I use an integration of theories and techniques, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, interpersonal/psychodynamic therapy, and existential therapy.

On a more personal note, I am married with two young children, and in my free time, I enjoy reading, spending time at Lake Burton with family and friends, and hiking. I find that taking naps is a great way to rest my busy brain! Highly recommend it!

therapist & coach

Cassie Smeltzer

LCSW

I love people and believe in meeting you where you are in your journey and walking alongside you as you actively pursue your best life. I consider the therapeutic relationship to be one of the most important components of the growth process and the catalyst for change. One conversation with me, and you will quickly see that I am genuine, nonjudgmental, caring, and supportive.

I have a very diverse mental health background including working with children, adolescents and adults. My clients receive support for: depression, trauma, anxiety & stress, life transitions, self esteem, relationship issues, interracial couples, blended families, spirituality, personal & professional development and coaching, premarital counseling, dating, teen issues, and nutrition for mental health.

Most unique is my experience living and working in Mumbai, India! What I have enjoyed the most is my current ability to partner with individuals, couples and families as they learn to test and challenge current narratives and create new ones.

therapist

Megan Jones

MS, LPC, NCC

I believe in establishing a non-judgmental therapeutic partnership with you to assist in overcoming life’s difficulties. I am dedicated to helping you understand the issues that are affecting your well-being and developing a plan to positively address these issues.

My experience includes working with clients from adolescence to early adulthood to senior-aged adults. My clients find support with depression, anxiety and stress, life transitions, grief & loss, relationship challenges, trauma, and general personal development. My passion is in helping individuals find balance and peace in all areas of their lives, mind, body, and soul.

therapist

Erica Patterson

LAMFT

Through a non-judgmental, holistic, and collaborative approach, I engage in meaningful conversations with you as you discover new perceptions of yourself. My clients have found support with me through: relationship issues, premarital counseling, intimacy issues, family conflict, anxiety, depression, stress management, self-image, personal growth, adolescent & young adult issues, women’s issues, and general life transitions.

As a marriage and family therapist, I really enjoy joining you on your journey to maintain meaningful and fulfilling relationships. I believe that relationships with significant others, families, and friends are one of the most important aspects in our lives, and it is my goal to help you find enjoyment in your relationships.

My approach is from genuine curiosity and discovery as I join you on your journey to a fuller and richer life. I am passionate about growth, and I encourage continued self-exploration throughout the many difficulties and transitions in life.

meditation teacher / yoga instructor

Georgia Dean

Healing is a natural phenomenon that occurs when we feel safe and loved. As a yoga teacher and reiki practitioner, I hold this healing space for my clients. I’m a universalist. With training in everything from neuroscience to subtle body anatomy to esoteric spiritual practices, I integrate understandings from both the East and West.  

I have been teaching yoga since 2017 and practicing reiki since 2018. I find that the clients who are attracted to me are those who have struggled with perfectionism, anxiety, low self-esteem, and generally feeling like “something is missing”. I have specialized training and experience using yoga to help those recovering from trauma and addiction. I am guided by my intuition and support clients in developing a connection with their own inner knowing. My holistic offerings restore balance, clear limiting blocks, and elevate clients to live in a way that is in alignment with their highest self. 

In my free time, you can find me out on a hiking adventure, riding bikes with my energetic 6-year-old son, or reading tarot cards with my friends in Piedmont Park. I also love pouring my heart into writing a song or a poem, and I may just one day put out an album or a poetry book! 

Testimonials

I have been working with Megan Broadhead for 6+ years now and can honestly say it has been a transformative experience many times over. She has seen me through several life milestones from marriage to parenthood to career shifts and beyond. I have found deep personal growth, a greater understanding of self and my relationships, and the tools to live a more attentive life. She brings a calm and empathetic presence to all of our sessions while also making space for lightness and levity too.

Addie

After finding myself in a season of consistently feeling off, I wasn't sure how to process, to understand or to, honestly, care for myself. Megan Broadhead was able to come alongside me in a patient, safe & encouraging manner that's allowed me to fully feel me again. It's been hands down the best investment in myself as my time with the Wonderhaven has benefitted my work, my relationships, my marriage and my future.

Kelsey

I've been seeing Megan Broadhead independently for the last two years and I sincerely appreciate her openness, her honesty, her level of engagement, and her empathy. I never feel judged, classified in a box, or uncomfortable. She does an incredible job of listening, adding value, sharing from her experience, and providing feedback. It feels like a two-way relationship and it's something I value tremendously. I'm so grateful a mentor of mine years ago destigmatized therapy and I'm so grateful I stumbled across The Wonderhaven. It feels like one of the healthiest things I've held time for each month as an entrepreneur. Highly recommend Megan and her team!

Shantel

My husband and I can't say enough wonderful things about working with Megan Jones. 2020 was a year in itself and being able to have guidance in creating a solid foundation as partners coupled with getting through all the ups and downs of this year, needless to say, we couldn't have made it through without Megan J. Loved our experience!

Couples therapy client

My fiancé and I had an amazing experience with The Wonderhaven. We saw Erica and were blown away by her professionalism and her kindness, as well as her ability to gently push us out of our comfort zones through our conversations. I thought I'd have to drag my fiancé to sessions-- he actually enjoyed them! We both grew so much through our sessions; individually and as a couple. We feel more solid and prepared for a lifelong partnership than we ever have, and prepared to handle what may come out way in the future. And we owe that to Erica and The Wonderhaven / Engage!

Premarital couples therapy client

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    FAQ

    Do you offer virtual therapy & coaching sessions?

    Yes! Certain circumstances (such as a global pandemic, for example) may call for online counseling support, including therapy via a HIPAA-compliant video service. Though we’d love to see your wonderful face in person, we know this isn’t always an option.  

    After this past year of only virtual services, our therapists and coaches are more than well equipped to work with you virtually if physical distance and scheduling are obstacles. Due to state to state restrictions, virtual therapy clients must reside in Georgia or Indiana, as these are states where our therapists have active licenses. 

    With coaching services, you are not required to reside in those states and can live anywhere in the world to regularly connect with your coach virtually. 

    In regards to COVID-19 and social distancing recommendations, are your therapists and coaches offering in person sessions yet?

    After 1+ years of virtual-only services, our therapists are beginning to see clients in person now. We have missed you! Our practice remains in compliance with current CDC guidelines for health and safety. When inquiring or scheduling, please specify if you’d like to see your therapist in person, and we’ll connect you with someone who has in-person availability!  Of course, you are always welcome to remain virtual if it suits your comfort level and preference.

    Do you accept insurance? What are your rates?

    We are considered “out of network” for all major insurance companies. However, this does not mean that your insurance plan will not cover therapy. All or part of your services may qualify for reimbursement through your healthcare plan. We will provide you with a “superbill” to submit for possible reimbursement. Submitting superbills is your responsibility.  

    Here are some great questions to ask your insurance company: 

    • Do I have outpatient mental health insurance benefits?
    • What is my deductible, and has it been met?
    • May I only work with a provider approved by my plan, or can I find my own and submit receipts for reimbursement?
    • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
    • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
    • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

    Rates vary by therapist and length of session, so please contact us directly for a quote!

    What brings people to therapy or coaching and what kinds of issues do you see?

    Many people think you have to have a specific or diagnosed “issue” in order to benefit from therapy, but this couldn’t be further from the truth! As a wellness therapy center, most of our clients love therapy as a way to enhance their lives.  

    That being said, our clients do benefit from therapy for anxiety, depression, spiritual counseling & faith explorations, eating disorders, adolescent issues, bipolar disorder, trauma, grief & loss, relationship issues, infertility, autoimmune disease, substance abuse & addiction, LGBTQIA+ issues, pregnancy support, postpartum support, and general life transitions.

    What is our first session going to be like?

    It’s normal to be a little nervous, but we promise the build-up is often worse than the actual session. Most of our clients feel so relieved after their initial session. We are understanding (we’ve all been where you are!) and will do our best to make you feel comfortable and at ease, as you start to tell your story. 

    Your therapist or coach will meet with you (or with you and your child if you seek services for a minor) to gather information about any current concerns, obtain background information and family history, discuss goals and provide you an opportunity to ask me questions. The initial intake session lasts 60 minutes and allows us to get to know one another.

    How long are sessions and how often will we meet?

    A standard therapy and coaching session is 45 minutes. Your first session is 60 minutes long (we’ve got a lot of ground to cover!), and then from there, you can choose what works best for you: 45-minute, 60-minute, or 75-minute sessions. 

    Generally, we recommend meeting once a week at first, as time and finances permit. This helps build our relationship and gain momentum in the process. Then we can move to bi-weekly sessions and from there consider what feels best for you.

    What is your cancellation policy?

    We reserve your time just for you, so if you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment and have not given 24-hour (1 business day) notice, you will be expected to pay the full cost of the session. Notifications are happily accepted via email and phone. We totally get it—life happens. Just try to let us know ahead of time if possible!

    What’s the difference between coaching and therapy?

    The Wonderhaven therapists are at various levels of licensing and are certified in both Georgia and Indiana. Unlike traditional life coaches, Wonderhaven therapists go through a rigorous educational and subsequent licensing program, continuously re-educate, and keep the highest standards of professional care. While coaches often have certifications, follow up is often not required. 

    However, The Wonderhaven therapists often take on the role of a life coach.  Life coaching may be more short-term, directive, and solution-focused. It is similar to therapy in that we want to support your growth and learning, and we advocate for YOU. Coaching does not have to be in-person, and you can work with The Wonderhaven coaches from any location.  Sometimes individuals work with a therapist and then seek a Wonderhaven coach for support around a specific issue within that coach’s area of expertise. We are happy to talk with you to see which might be a better fit service for you!