Who is Colleen?
Colleen Stewart, M.A., LPC, CIRT helps people transform their relationships and their lives. As a therapist, her purpose is to help people find a conscious path to a happy and fulfilling life. Her practice focuses on relationship therapy for couples, single individuals and families, general therapy for issues such as depression, life transitions, mid-life issues, and self-esteem/ confidence issues, and coaching for specific life or career goals. In addition to her private practice, Colleen offers workshops on women in relationships, women in transformation, and couples beginning a new relationship. She is known for her friendly, open and compassionate approach in working with clients.
Colleen specializes in Imago relationship therapy. Imago helps couples and individuals turn conflict into relationship growth and reconnect to the power of love. The therapy teaches skills that can be used every day to transform destructive relationship patterns into ones of understanding and connection. Couples who are experiencing an increase in frustrations or arguments, a loss of closeness or a lapse of trust will find Imago therapy a safe and effective way to create a path to happy, satisfying relationships. She works with a diverse client population and is especially proud to work with the LGBT community.
Colleen’s practice also has a focus for women seeking to find love, transform their life, or navigate mid-life issues. She can help women identify relationship blocks, improve confidence or self-esteem, communicate more effectively, or plan a "second act.” She believes that only when we explore our fears and vulnerabilities do we find our place of positive power and confidence.
As a personal or executive coach, Colleen can assist clients seeking support, direction and strategy to make a positive shift or change in their life or career. Coaching is present day and future oriented; it helps expose limiting behaviors, remove obstacles, set goals and identify strategies for success. It can be useful for achieving real, sustainable change, whether it be getting a new job, gaining a promotion, shifting a lifestyle, or mastering a new skill.
Prior to becoming a therapist, Colleen was an executive recruiter and career consultant for Russell Reynolds, Georgia Pacific Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton. She has appeared on Good Morning America as an advocate for equality in advertising for people with disabilities and served as a peer supporter at the Shepherd Spinal Hospital in Atlanta. She serves on the board of Georgia Regional Imago Therapists of the Southeast.
Colleen is a native of Atlanta, but she spent 15 fabulous years in New York, which still considers a second home. Her private practice is based in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor’s degree in History of Art in 1981 and holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Argosy University. She lives with her adorable husband and a variety of adored pets. She loves Paris, the countryside in England, the ocean, the moon, the occasional dare (hang-gliding, one time only), film trivia, and is considering becoming a painter.