Robert W. Poynter, III, MS, EdS, LPC, NCC

While working from a mindfulness-based cognitive theoretical orientation, Mr. Poynter incorporates a variety of techniques and interventions that reflect the teachings and disciplines from Eastern and Western Philosophies while meeting the individual wherever they are in the moment. His holistic approach involves the mind-body connection, neuroscience, psychology, and how the mind and body are interrelated. He is trained and has experience with mindfulness-based stress response, neurobiology, guided imagery, cognitive behavioral therapy, and hypnotherapy. He assists individuals to "let go" of their automatic defenses and confront their inner struggles while guiding them towards understanding, self-acceptance, and self-compassion. He helps individuals gain more control of their lives while creating a safe and trusting environment for individuals to fully express themselves. Mr. Poynter's intuition and sensitivity to emotions have helped shape his empathic understanding of others. He is very gentle with his approach, yet direct when his intuition informs him. 

Areas of Interest

  • Addictions or Substance Abuse
  • ADHD and ADD
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Bipolar
  • Child and Adolescent Adjustments
  • Depression
  • GLBTQ Adjustments
  • Giftedness (Clairvoyance and Intuition Growth)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality and Spiritual Exploration
  • Sports Psychology (Performance Enhancement)
  • Stress Management
  • Transitional Issues (Transitioning in and out of college, change of job/career)
  • Trauma and PTSD (Physical, Emotional, Psychological, Sexual)

Education/Degrees

  • Ed.S. in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University
  • M.S. in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University
  • B.A. in Psychology from Augusta State University

Certifications/Licenses

  • LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)
  • NCC (National Board Certified Counselor)
  • NBCCH (National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist)