Ms. Sherrill has been in the field of mental health since earning her Master's degree in Community Counseling from Georgia State University in 1986. She has been licensed (number 1731) since 1991. Extensive hospital and private practice work has given her a wide range of experience. She has worked with Sign Language users since 1994. Over the years, Ms. Sherrill has received specialized training in experiential psychology and in working with childhood, sexual and physical abuse, post-traumatic stress disorders, anxiety and depression, as well as dual diagnosis disorders. She is a long-standing member of the National Board of Certified Counselors and the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia. She is certified as a professional counselor supervisor.
Founded in 2001, G.R.E.A.T. D.A.Y. served as a counseling and resource provider for the general public. Our special focus and experience is with serving individuals who are users of Sign Language, and people dealing with chronic illness or disabilities, as well as their families and communities.
We strive to empower clients to lead happy, healthy lives by using the therapeutic process to help them work through barriers and connect with their strengths.
GA Resources, Education, Advocacy, and Treatment for Deaf Adults and Youth
Great Day Works! is a full service vocational rehabilitation service program and resource provider. We have decades of experience working with people with different abilities, especially those who are Sign Language users. We understand Deaf culture and the needs and issues of sensory loss.
Our aim is to help people gain the hard and soft skills they need to be ready to work with confidence. Our professional support team look forward to helping you or a loved one!
Our Vocational Services
Job Readiness Training
Personal-Social Adjustment (PSA)
Driving Written Test
Alexis Whalen was a founding member of Great Day. Her energy, enthusiasm and ready laughter were always contagious. Without her vision and motivation there would be no Great Day. As a skilled and committed licensed clinical counselor, Ms. Whalen made a positive impact with her loving energy on the many adults, children, adolescents and their families with whom she worked and on those she came in contact with. She passed away too soon at the age of 42, after a long illness, on January 1, 2009, and leaves behind her husband and young children, Oscar and Sophie. She is loved and sorely missed.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Great Day is utilizing a confidential TeleHealth application and is temporarily not scheduling in-person sessions.
Call 404-377-9224 (voice).
Sign Language users please call 404-381-8421 Videophone (VP).
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs and options.
Ms. Sherrill may be in a session or working outside of the office when you call. Please leave a detailed message on our confidential message or email site. Ms. Sherrill will make every effort to return your call/email within 24 hours or by the following business day.
When an appointment is made, you will receive an invitation to your confidential client portal. The email is from ‘email@example.com’. In the client portal, you will create your own user name and password. You will be able to see your appointments, documents and information.
Direct one on one personal contact/discussion between therapist and client to help solve behavioral and other psychological problems.
Helps families and/or couples to address and solve problems and/or issues they have with each other and the relationship.
The focus is on improving client’s personal and social skills and behaviors to help them achieve vocational/work goals.
Aids parents and families to improve communication, discipline, and interactions.
Aids clients to learn and practice new ways to recognize triggers to stress or anger, and new ways to manage the triggers before problems arise.
Assists clients committed to achieve sobriety through the recovery process.
Assists individuals in working through personal issues in a confidential, therapeutic setting with others, providing experiences which may be translated to "real life".
Aids deaf or hard of hearing consumers who are court-ordered to domestic violence treatment due to emotional, verbal or physical abuse. Upon successful completion of the program, a formal report is submitted to the courts.
Mental health counseling, also known as psychotherapy, is a shared effort between the counselor and the individual, family or couple. Professional counselors help consumers:
People may see a counselor to resolve issues that result from a particular situation, such as the death of a loved one, divorce of parents, or the loss of a job. Other times, people may need to seek counseling to deal with issues that have been on-going problems, such as continued sadness or depression, substance abuse, anger, or feelings of being overwhelmed and anxious. Whatever the reason, counseling can help a person deal with their feelings and resolve the problems causing emotional pain.
ADHD - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common childhood brain disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood.
Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity). These symptoms can make it difficult for a child with ADHD to succeed in school, get along with other children or adults, or finish tasks at home.
Anxiety is a reaction to stress and can actually be beneficial in some situations. For some people, however, anxiety can become excessive. A person with anxiety disorder may have difficulty controlling it and the continued anxiety may negatively affect their day-to-day living. Anxiety disorders include post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder to name a few. Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental disorders experienced by Americans.
Bipolar disorder — sometimes called manic-depressive disorder — is associated with mood swings that range from the lows of depression to the highs of mania.
Depression is more than just having “bad day” or a normal response to grief or loss. Depression is a mood disorder that affects the individual as well as families and friends. A severe form called Major Depression frequently goes unrecognized and untreated and may lead to impaired interpersonal relationships at work and at home, as well as tragic consequences such as suicide.
This disorder is still misunderstood as a sign of weakness, rather than being recognized as an illness. It is diagnosed when at least five of the symptoms below are present continuously for more than two weeks: