About Us

Beth Leonard

Beth takes seriously the privilege of journeying with clients through the process of healing. Her desire is to create a safe place to heal and grow in an environment where you feel honored and respected, have space to process life issues and relationships, and to determine and work toward your goals.  She specializes in treating trauma and working with those who feel voiceless and struggle with codependency. She loves helping individuals find greater meaning and purpose in life, and couples at all stages (dating, pre-engagement, engagement, marriage, divorce and remarriage) develop greater intimacy in all aspects of their relationships. Her life motto is: “Don’t waste your pain.” In life, pain is inevitable. The many ways we try to push it away, anesthetize it, or avoid it can further wound us and cause damage to us and our relationships. But when we allow it, pain can be a powerful tool in the Father’s hand for change and growth. Specific sex therapy issues she addresses include sexual abuse, desire disorders, mismatched desire in couples, female sexual pain and recovery from the impact of sexual addiction/betrayal.  She is a member of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT) and the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists (ABCST). She is trained in EMDR and certified in PREPARE/ENRICH for premarital couples. Beth works with adults ages 18+. She can be reached at 678-353-6778 or beth@waystonelmft.com.

Karis Rodila

Karis desires to create a space where you can feel safe and where your story can be heard and honored. She understands the privilege of traveling with you on your healing journey and offers the skills to guide you well. She specializes in treating sexual issues and loves helping couples at all stages (dating, pre-engagement, engagement, marriage, divorce, and remarriage) develop greater intimacy in all aspects of their relationships. She believes in assisting engaged couples in creating a strong foundation from which they can launch their relationship. She desires to assist couples in distress to heal and grow in intimacy together. She also enjoys working with families and individuals, helping them find greater meaning and purpose in their lives.  Karis has a heart to assist those who feel voiceless and struggle with codependency. Karis works in treating trauma and is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Currently Karis pursuing a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a certification in Christian Sex Therapy at Richmont Graduate University. She is due to graduate in May of 2020 and plans to remain at Waystone following graduation. She is a member of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT). Karis works with adolescents and adults age 16+. She is available at 678-644-0407 or karis@waystonelmft.com.

Appointments 

To schedule, change and confirm appointments or to take care of getting you everything you need to get started, please contact us at 470-364-3238 or email appointments@waystonelmft.com.