About Us


Erica Keys-Grant, LCSW - Practice Owner 

Erica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Georgia. She received her Bachelors Degree from Morris Brown College (Atlanta, GA) and Masters Degree in Social Work from Columbia University (New York, NY). Erica has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings. She has worked in hospital and school settings, as well as a variety of community-based mental health agencies. Her practice includes individual, family and couples counseling.

Erica’s approach to therapy is to empower and provide therapeutic support to strengthen individuals and families to live a healthy and purposeful life. Erica will help you look at your own thoughts, feelings and actions in order to discover more effective ways to meet your needs and create a more satisfying life for yourself.  Her style of practice is direct, interactive and compassionate.  She focuses on skill building and enhancing your strengths. In addition to traditional talk therapy, She offers evidence based alternatives such as EMDR, DBT, CBT and Gottman Couples Therapy.

Erica's areas of expertise include: Depression and Mood Disorders, Anxiety and Adjustment Disorders, Self Esteem and Teen Issues, Stress-Related Disorders, Divorce and Blended Families, School Adjustment, Survivors of Childhood Abuse, Life Transitions, Women’s Issues, Relationship Issues, Parenting Skills and Parent/Child Conflict. Erica is available for day and evening appointments.

Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Anthem/BCBS, Ambetter, Caresource, Cigna, Coventry/MHNet, Humana,  Magellan, Multiplan/PHCS, Tricare, Peachstate, United Healthcare and Wellcare


Annika Rusaw, LPC, NCC, CAMS - Practice Owner 

Annika is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMS). Annika received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science Degree in Community Agency Counseling both from Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville, Alabama). Annika has worked with several mental health agencies throughout Metro Atlanta and has served in the capacity of Program Director, Program Manager, Therapist and Case Manager.

Annika specializes in individual, couples and family counseling. She has a particular interest in working with adults who are struggling with life transitions, personal stress, depression and anxiety. Her additional areas of practice include anger management, relationship issues and family dynamics.

Annika primarily takes a Cognitive Behavioral approach to therapy. She believes that how we think is how we feel and how we feel is how we engage in the world around us. Annika believes in meeting her clients where they are and partnering with them to achieve their personal goals. Annika strives to create a relaxed and comfortable space in which individuals can be free to express themselves without fear of judgement. Annika works with couples, adolescents and adults.  Annika is available for day and evening appointments.

Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Anthem/BCBS, Ambetter, Amerigroup, Caresource, Cigna, Humana,  Magellan, Peachstate, United Healthcare and Wellcare


Tom Searcy, LPC

Tom has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia since 1994, and prior to that he was licensed in the states of Ohio and Iowa. Tom received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia and his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from West Georgia College. Tom is a member of the LPC Association of Georgia and the Association for Humanistic Psychology. He has over 30 years of professional experience both at inpatient and outpatient settings. He has worked as a clinical psychologist in several hospitals and in a variety of outpatient clinics and practices. He was a Senior Clinical Care Manager for a large managed behavioral healthcare company for 20 years.

Tom has had training, experience and expertise with a variety of treatment approaches, but his primary approach is to provide the tools and to teach skills that a person can use to improve his or her level of balance in regards to mental, emotional and physical health and functioning. Underlying whatever counseling technique Tom may use for any specific issue is a compassionate humanistic recognition of a person’s individual experiences, rights, human dignity and individual differences.

Tom is a military veteran and has had significant experience working with combat veterans and their families. He spent many years providing treatment, education and training for PTSD, trauma and disaster recovery. Tom uses a variety of treatment types, depending upon the needs of the client. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Behavior Modification and techniques, stress management, anger management training, relaxation training, systematic desensitization and guided imagery. He has many years of experience working with individuals, couples, families and group psychotherapy. As an adoptive parent, Tom (and his wife) have personal experience dealing with adoption and attachment issues. They also have two biological children. Tom has also provided evaluation and treatment for other populations including victims of childhood sexual abuse, chronically mentally ill and the homeless.

Tom is an open, receptive and respectful therapist, who focuses on the client’s assessed needs and how he and the client can work together in a collaborative manner to begin the process towards useful, practicable, and sometimes common sense methods of overcoming difficulties, healing, and improving overall functioning and well-being. Tom works with older adolescents and adults. He is available for day and evening appointments.

Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Anthem/BCBS and Humana


Maria Rodriguez-Curtis, AMFT

Maria Curtis is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who recently graduated with a Masters degree in Family and Marriage Therapy from Mercer School of Medicine. While completing the program she learned essential skills pertaining systemic marriage and family therapy where the consideration of the bio, psycho, and social component of an individual, couples, and/or families is critical to successful improvement and recovery. Maria enjoys being a systemic therapist and sees the person as part of the whole. Maria is very passionate and extremely interested in continuing to learn to integrate scientific therapy research with theology and faith. Maria understands that growth comes from an individual becoming emotionally aware. This is the main reason why Maria completed an externship in Emotional Focused Therapy, and is in the process of earning the prestigious EFT certification. As a culturally sensitive therapist, Maria enjoys the challenges of working with patients of diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds. 

As a Christian, Maria has great passion for serving others in need. As a Spanish speaking native she finds it very gratifying being able to serve the Latino community of Metro Atlanta. Maria completed a practicum at The Child Advocacy Center of Paulding County where she provided therapy to sexually-abused children and their families. Maria also spent time working at Ser Familia serving a Hispanic-based community in Metro Atlanta. In addition, Maria spent time at Piedmont Hospital Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic working with couples experiencing marital distress. Maria enjoys working with couples, and she provides in her sessions Christian-based therapy, allowing her clients to experience hope, faith, healing and renewal.

Maria Curtis, MFT is under the current supervision of Erica Keys-Grant, LCSW while working at PCA. She is available for evening and weekend appointments. Maria does not currently accept any insurance plans. 


Alexandra Blizzard, LPC, NCC

Alex is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor with over ten years of professional experience in addiction and mental health counseling. Alex received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Northeastern University (Boston, MA), and a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University (Atlanta, GA). Alex has experience working at Ridgeview Institute, The Georgia Crisis and Access Line, Professional Counseling Center of Atlanta, and Fresh Start Recovery Centers.

Alex has also worked as a private practice counselor specializing in infertility and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders since 2012. Alex’s counseling style is gentle and person-centered. She likes to meet clients where they are, and provide a safe and open space for them to process their experiences and feelings.

Alex’s other areas of expertise include: grief/loss, relationship issues, codependency, sexual abuse, and trauma/PSTD. Alex enjoys working with people in a collaborative, non-judgmental, and empathetic way that helps them feel empowered and valued.

Alex works with couples, adolescents and adults.  Alex is available for day and evening appointments

Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Anthem/BCBS and United Healthcare


Tawanda Scales, LMFT

Tawanda is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Georgia. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Tawanda possesses a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University. 

With nearly two decades of social work, mental health counseling, and professional training experience centered around crisis and adjustment, her view of relationship success is revolutionary. From her work with families and children to inmates and psychiatric inpatient care, Tawanda has experience working with various special populations and presentations. Tawanda engages with individuals and groups in an intimately honest dialogue to normalize the nature of intra and inter-personal relationship dynamics. “If you choose to participate in human relationships you must learn to be an effective people manager.” She is most often recognized for her candor and “no holds barred” attitude towards finding positive solutions to challenging interactions. 

Tawanda, sometimes referred to as an “Instigator” for her ability to push people into meaningful confrontation with self then others, is an eclectic Solution Focused Therapist. She is a Certified Life Coach, QPR-Suicide Prevention Trainer, MST Practitioner, PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator, and has been trained in Psychological Autopsies. Tawanda’s special interests include Suicide Prevention, Parenting Tough Adolescents, Families affected by the Child Welfare System and Criminal Justice Systems and Couples in Crisis.

Insurance Accepted: Aetna and Anthem/BCBS

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