Janell Kalify is a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience as a mental health professional. She specializes in working with adults and young adults dealing with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, addictions, grief/loss, trauma, sexuality and/or gender issues, relationship problems and stress. She also enjoys working with clients who are experiencing physical health challenges, sports performance issues, and those interested in life transitions and personal growth. She leads the Adult Process Group at Atlas Psychiatry.
Janell's treatment approach is eclectic and tailored to the individual client's needs. She is experienced in providing both short-term solution-based therapy and long-term insight-oriented therapy, as well as addressing issues from a mind-body perspective.
In addition to working in college mental health for the last 9 years at Tulane University and being actively involved in the American College Health Association, Janell currently holds a faculty position at the New Orleans-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center in New Orleans.
Will Arendell completed his masters in Social Work at Arizona State University. He also trained and worked in neurofeedback and biofeedback in 1996 at the Institute for Neurobiofeedback and Barclay Family Care in Michigan.
In 2005, Will came to live full-time in New Orleans before being displaced to Boston by Hurricane Katrina. While in Boston, Will worked at Women's Hope, an addiction treatment center for women, and also conducted stress reduction workshops for hospitals and mental health workers.
In 2006, Will returned to New Orleans and took a position at Bridge House, one of the largest residential treatment centers in Louisiana. He enjoyed helping rebuild the clinical program at the treatment center after Hurricane Katrina and became their clinical director. Will currently leads the Anxiety and Mindfulness Skills Group at Atlas Psychiatry.
Thomas Fewer, LPC-S is the founder, director and primary therapist at the New Orleans Counseling Center and leads the Meaning and Purpose Group at Atlas Psychiatry. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University and completed his Master’s degree in Counselor Education at the University of New Orleans.
Thomas is a Nationally Certified Counselor that is licensed in the states of Louisiana and Arizona. Thomas has worked with clients in outpatient, inpatient and community settings. He has extensive training in depth psychology which focuses on treating the root causes of issues rather than only the symptoms.
Thomas presents continuing education trainings for therapists in areas related to motivational interviewing, co-occurring disorders and dreamwork. He is also on the board of the C.G. Jung Society of New Orleans.