Our Clinical Team

Tiffany Derrick, LPC CPCS

Owner/ Clinical Director

Tiffany Derrick, LPC, LCPC, CPCS  is a skilled and experienced licensed professional counselor with a track record of delivering high-quality services for individuals with all common emotional difficulties. This includes treating individuals in traditional outpatient, inpatient in a psychiatric hospital, in partial-hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, and in residential and group home facilities.

Tiffany Derrick is highly experienced in the assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, substance misuse, eating disorders, adjustment disorder and relationship difficulties. She uses informed Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as well as traditional Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) treatment models.

Ashlyn Bradshaw, NCC


Ashlyn Bradshaw, MA NCC is a national certified counselor who has obtained her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Richmont Graduate University. Ashlyn works with adolescents, adults, and families to address a wide range of challenges. She has a particular interest in facilitating healing from anxiety, trauma, relational problems, and self-esteem issues. She uses psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) interventions.

Ashlyn is under the supervision of Latasha Matthews, LPC, CPCS, CPLC, CAMS.

Karlie Clifton, MS


Karlie Clifton, MS intern is a master’s level intern obtaining her degree with Capella University. Karlie has a special interest in working with adolescents and adults regarding human development, communication skills, effective goal setting, conflict resolution, life transition, domestic relational discord, depression, and anxiety. Her sessions are specifically tailored to tap into and bring out your full potential. She uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) interventions and is currently in training to provide interventions from Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Karlie brings a wealth of knowledge from her education as well as prior experiences. She is a former high school English teacher and a survivor of intimate partner violence (IPV).

Karlie practices under the supervision of Tiffany Derrick, LPC CPCS.

Celena Allen, LCSW

Celena Allen, LCSW is a seasoned clinical social worker with experience providing off-site clinical supervision to Master level interns, contributing to their educational and professional growth. She specializes in diverse supervision models. With a strong foundation in Person-Centered Supervision, Celena excels in collaborative processes, focusing on enhancing the supervisee’s skills and resource utilization for effective clinical work. As a supportive supervisor, she creates an environment that encourages self-awareness, enabling supervisees to fully engage with clients.

Celena earned her Masters of Social Work from the University of Southern California and holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from the University of Montevallo. She has consistently excelled in providing comprehensive behavioral, mental health, and academic services in diverse roles and settings to include inpatient psychiatric hospitals, inpatient acute hospitals/healthcare, and colleges/universities. Her dedication to clinical supervision and commitment to the well-being of individuals is exemplified by her continuous professional development, ethical practice, commitment to client welfare, and collaboration and consultation.

Celena Allen, LCSW collaborates with A Better Day Counseling to provide supervision for social worker interns. She is also available to supervise for licensure.

Zakkiyyah Mitchell

MFT Intern

Hello, I’m Zakkiyyah Mitchell. Currently pursuing my Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at Capella University, I am deeply committed to helping individuals, couples, LGBTQ+, and polyamorous relationships thrive. With a solid foundation in Psychology from my Bachelor’s degree, I bring a nuanced understanding of human behavior and emotions to my practice.

In addition to my career pursuits, I am a devoted mother of four and have enjoyed a fulfilling marriage for nearly 20 years. These personal experiences enrich my empathy and insight into family dynamics and relationships.

My passion lies in creating a safe space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and goals without judgment. I believe in empowering individuals and families to discover their true purpose and confidently navigate relationship complexities.

Beyond therapy, I cherish travel, indulge in movies, am a self-proclaimed foodie, and prioritize quality family time. I am thrilled to begin my journey at A Better Day Counseling under the guidance and supervision of Tiffany Derrick, LPC CPCS integrating my therapeutic knowledge and life experiences to provide compassionate, effective therapy. I am committed to continual growth and learning to offer my clients the highest standard of care. Let’s connect and embark on your journey of self-discovery and personal growth together.

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629 Dawsonville Hwy Suite 2201 Gainesville Ga 30501