Winter Foddrell, MA, LPC, NCC

Clinical Director & Therapist

Winter began her career as an advocate for equality and women’s rights in Richmond, Virginia. Her interest and experience in women’s reproductive health brought her to Atlanta to work as a community organizer for the Feminist Women’s Health Center. Her passion for social justice led her the sacred space to support others in mental health as a Dialectical Behavior Therapist for Skyland Trail, for 4 years.

She encourages clients to achieve balance in their lives through the concepts of acceptance and growth. Winter believes in empowering clients with real-world skills and the practice of mindfulness and self-care, as a means to increase self-respect while navigating invalidating environments. Her specialty is in working with women, as well as, lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals on identity development and cultivating their voice.

More recently, Winter has continued her path toward advocacy in mental health at her private practice in the Brookhaven/Atlanta area. Her personal experience as a woman of color and interest in social justice, brought a renewed focus to spark change in mental health for marginalized populations. Trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy by the Linehan Institute and educated in feminism and gender studies, Winter blends evidence-based practice with experiential approaches in her work.

Winter received a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University, Atlanta. She is Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC), a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA), and the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC).

Winter lives in the Atlanta area with her wife. She is a self-proclaimed foodie, a wine enthusiast and a beach bum.