Lolita Wiggs, LPC

Lolita Wiggs currently performs individual and group therapy for children and adolescents and occasional psychological assessments. She co-developed and facilitates the adolescent DBT group, also known as DBT MIND. She graduated with her bachelor’s of science degree in Biology and Psychology at East Tennessee State University (ETSU), in Johnson City, Tennessee. Upon graduation, she worked in the Human Resources Department at ETSU until she moved to Augusta, Georgia to attend the Clinical/Counseling Master’s Program at Augusta State University (ASU). While attending ASU, she served as a graduate assistant and teaching assistant, where she taught assessment skills, met with students, constructed exams and quizzes, and other related duties, as well as contributed to several research projects. Lolita completed a teaching internship at ASU in Introduction to Psychology and Abnormal Psychology courses. She also completed two clinical internships. She completed her first clinical internship at Still Waters Professional Counseling, Inc. where she worked with children and adults. She conducted initial intake examinations, case management, and conducted individual and marriage therapy sessions, as well as received training in intensive family intervention counseling (IFI), and crisis management. She also became involved with NAMI community through her Still Water’s internship, in which she began to work as a volunteer, and later assisted other members in developing a parent support group for parents of children with ADHD. Lolita completed her final clinical internship with Maria E. Gangarosa-Emerson, Ph.D, PC, where she conducted initial intake examinations, child interviews, neuropsychological testing, and individual, group and play therapy. In May 2011, Lolita graduated with her Master of Science in Clinical/Counseling Psychology and began working with Dr. Gangarosa-Emerson. During her employment, she received additional training in neuropsychological testing, developmental play therapy, and neurofeedback, as well as conducted neuropsychological testing, nuerofeedback, clinical child interviews, developmental play therapy, and individual and group therapy for children and adolescents. Lolita also received training from Amy Holsten, Ph.D. in child sexual abuse and trauma focused-cognitive behavioral therapy.