Dr. Hardy, a Doctor of Ministry, is a Pastor and Chaplain specializing in individual, couples and family psychotherapy for children, teens, and adults. She is affiliated with Georgia Christian Counselors Association, The Church of God Chaplains Association, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Her passion in life is to help people discover their own true center which is the first step towards finding ultimate happiness. As a psychotherapist, she has specialized in working with individuals, couples and families, working through every type of issue, including depression, lack of self-esteem, anxiety, communication and conflict resolution, child behavior problems, grief and loss, stress management, and workplace struggles. Dr. Hardy helps her clients find healing from past hurts, break unhealthy patterns, and move forward in establishing healthy and high functioning relationships.
In pre-marital counseling, she helps couples to determine whether they are a correct fit for one another. She also helps single parents to negotiate the unique demands of parenting while they develop themselves and then seek their ideal life partnership. She coaches couples and families, helping them to get in touch with their values and life mission, and supporting them in taking action steps leading to optimal levels of satisfaction and happiness. Dr. Hardy has created a Pre-Marital Seminar that serves to give couples a good beginning to a life-long partnership in marriage. She has also written model curricula for training lay people to counsel others.
Dr. Hardy’s HOPE Ministry program is currently in use in many churches to train and place good caregivers within both the community and the church so that people who find themselves grieving or otherwise in crisis can get the help they need.
BA in Psychology, Kennesaw State University (1993), Master of Divinity, Church of God Seminary 1996. Doctorate of Ministry to Marriage and Family, Eastern University 2006.
Additional Training: 6 Units Clinical Pastoral Education Emory University, PTSD, Life Skills Domestic Violence Training
License: Ordained Minister – Church of God. Active since 1993, commissioned Chaplain since 1995.