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Nehemiah McClendon

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Specialties
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Career/Work Issues
  • College Transitions
  • Communication Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender and Sexual Identity Concerns
  • Grief and Loss
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Men’s Wellness
  • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Problem Behaviors
  • Social Skills and Peer Relationships
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Locations
  • Main Office
  • Autrey Mill Middle School
  • Taylor Road Middle School

Nationally Certified Counselor
Staff Associate Therapist

“In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” – Les Brown

Nehemiah is an innovative, energetic therapist who works to empower his clients by helping them discover “self” through their personal strengths. Nehemiah works from an integrated humanistic cognitive approach where he features multiculturalism and creative arts to connect with his clients. Nehemiah utilizes evidence-based practices to help clients work through severe trauma and emotional dysregulation. He is passionate about working with adolescents and teenagers specializing in the areas of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, emotional regulation, suicide ideation, peer pressure, family conflict, grief and loss, and ADHD. Nehemiah connects his therapy styles to his early work as an educator where he stresses that people grow in inches, not feet, with community, love, and patience.

Nehemiah received his Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgia Southern University and is a doctoral candidate for Counseling Education and Supervision at the University of Georgia. Nehemiah has experience working with adolescents aged 8-18. Nehemiah has worked with elementary, middle, and high school students in both Georgia and Florida through school-based counseling programs. As a school therapist, Nehemiah has worked closely with families and administration to provide psychoeducation and training for best practices for effective classroom management strategies, coping skills for anxiety, and repairing family relationships at home. Nehemiah has experience helping college-based students in areas of self-actualization (gender/sex), test anxiety, and confidence. Nehemiah also has experience working with clients who have developmental/intellectual disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and ADHD.

Nehemiah has a passion for public speaking and facilitating workshops for training and development. Nehemiah has keynoted several national conferences, covering topics including mental health, sexual assault awareness, diversity and inclusion, and the history of black bondage in America. Nehemiah has collaborated with several organizations, universities, and businesses across the southern region including Savannah College of Arts and Design, University of Alabama, and the United States Navy SWFLANT.

When not counseling, Nehemiah can be found providing community service and volunteer work through organizations and his fraternity. He prides himself on being an active servant leader who loves pouring into underrepresented communities. A good book and a fresh cup of coffee are his simple pleasures that give Nehemiah the opportunity to rest and recharge. As a sports and gym fanatic, he connects to the mantra “health equals wealth.”

Nehemiah McClendon is under the directed experience and clinical supervision of Nathan Butzen, Psy.D.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Leadership Studies, Georgia Southern University
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health, Georgia Southern University
  • PhD in Counseling Education and Supervision, University of Georgia (in process)

Licensure, Certifications and Professional Affiliations

  • Nationally Certified Counselor
  • Member, American Counseling Association
  • Masters Level Counselor
  • Member, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.