About Our Counselors

Biography - Ronnie Brasfield

Founder of Greater life Counseling Center, Ronnie is a nationally certified counselor and a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia and received his bachelor’s degree in 1974. After working for 30 years, both corporately and privately in construction and agriculture, Ronnie left his livelihood to pursue a master’s degree in counseling from Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, where he finished his studies in 2006. Since graduation, he has gained work experience in individual, family, and group therapy at Alpha Care of Lawrenceville and Manna Counseling Center in Duluth, before starting his own practice in October of 2009.

Today, Ronnie’s life calling is to work with people from a family perspective, concerning their life issues. He works with individuals, couples, and families seeking to bring restorations, harmony, and change through integrated biblical and psychological principles.

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Biography - Shelly Cordsen

Shelly Cordsen, MA, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia and hold a Master's degree from Western Seminary in Seattle, Washington (now Mars Hill Graduate School). She has worked in the counseling field since 2002, providing counseling services in both a private practice setting and in community mental health. Shelly is a Christ centered counselor that firmly believes in our need for God. She enjoys leading therapy groups on topics of spirituality, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and eating disorders. Shelly also has experience speaking at youth retreats and to women’s groups. Prior to working as a counselor, she worked in youth ministry for 10 years in both church and para-church ministry.

Shelly is married and has three wonderful children. She is the founder of SproutCounseling.

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Biography - Peyton Knight

Peyton Knight, LAPC Is a licensed associate professional counselor in the state of Georgia. Peyton attended the University of Georgia and received her undergraduate degree in Child and Family Development in 2001. She graduated from Richmont Graduate University in May of 2011. Her internship experience was at Emmanuel College. Peyton has completed training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders from Postpartum Support International. She enjoys working with women who are experiencing postpartum depression and various other mood disorders while pregnant and after the birth of the baby. With treatment women experience healing and restoration as they adjust to new roles and expectations. After graduating from UGA she also worked for 1 year as an intern with a para church athletic ministry. She has spent 3 years working with special needs preschoolers integrating them into mainstream classroom.

Peyton is married and has 2 wonderful children. She enjoy working with people who don't believe in the Christian faith. Her heart is to help people grow into the fullness of who God has created them to be by integrating the fundamentals of psychology and spiritual truths.

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Biography - Brianna Owen

Brianna Owen received a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in Atlanta. She has worked in community mental health providing in home counseling and supervision to field clinicians as well as worked in private practice. Her clinical specialties include adolescent and adult counseling, family counseling, eating disorder treatment, treatment for trauma and attachment disorders, and clinical supervision. She has a great deal of experience working with adolescents and adults who have experienced various forms of abuse, neglect, out of home placement, and other trauma.

Brianna is also a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor- CPCS-and can provide supervision for those seeking LPC licensure in Georgia.

Brianna provides Christian counseling and feels inspired to work with those feeling all types of hurt and pain to help them feel more confident and equipped to handle the challenges of this world while working to renew their faith in God. She strives to help people feel driven by their faith and acceptance of grace rather than being driven by feelings of condemnation and shame.

Brianna is the founder of Bold Crossings Counseling and Consulting. She can be reached directly at: (470) 310- 1777 and through her website.


Ronnie Brasfield, LPC
LPC Counselor

Shelly Cordsen, MA, LPC
Founder: SproutCounseling

Peyton Knight, LAPC
LAPC Counselor

Brianna Owen, LPC, CPCS
Founder: Bold Crossings Counseling and Consulting


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