Meet Our Therapists
Ashley Moore MS, LMFT, BC-TMH
Welcome to Building Blocks Family Counseling!
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in children, parenting, and couples counseling in the Pooler, GA area. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Valdosta State University in 2008. During this time, I discovered my passion was working with couples and families in a therapeutic setting. This led me to complete my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Valdosta State University in 2010. I spent several years working in local non-profits and agencies helping children and adults find healthy solutions for their problems. During that time, I trained with leading experts in the field of parenting, co-parenting/divorce issues, and couples counseling. I am a Certified Love and Logic Facilitator, a Certified Parent Coordinator, and a level one trained Gottman Therapist. These certifications and trainings allow me to provide research based, effective therapy to my clients.
After school, I moved back home to Savannah and married my high school sweetheart in 2012. “Practicing what I preach” in my relationship can be hard but it gives me a deeper understanding and appreciation of marriage. In 2016, I had my first child and began this great adventure called parenthood. Finding a balance between work life, wife life, and mom life has been an interesting journey for me. I try to use my education and life experiences, to meet my clients where they are at and help them get to where they want to be.
In 2017 I saw a need for quality, confidential, local counseling services and opened Building Blocks Family Counseling. Our therapists work collaboratively with their clients to help them find the best solutions for a happier and healthier life. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my goal is to help you explore what keeps you (and/or your partner/family) “stuck” and work toward creating new cycles of interaction. I’ve helped lots of couples and families find healthy solutions for a deeper connection and more satisfying relationships.
I am currently accepting new clients and am available for appointments on Monday-Saturday. Can’t make it into the office? Ask me about our online counseling services!
Kathryn Klock-Powell, PhD, LMFT, RPT-S, DCC
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, registered play therapist, and an approved supervisor for AAMFT and APT. I have over 20 years of clinical experience and specializes in children with trauma, high conflict divorce, and behavioral issues. My areas of expertise includes domestic violence, sexual abuse, trauma, families with children on the autism spectrum, and same sex relationships. My practice includes marital and couple counseling as well as play therapy with young children. I also utilize play therapy techniques and experiential activities in my clinical work. I am currently serving on the Georgia Composite Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers.
I am currently accepting new clients. I offer appointments in Rincon on Mondays and in Pooler on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Can’t make it to the office? I also offer online counseling appointments.
Shamshad Ahmed, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. I specialize in the areas of mental health, stress management, acculturation stress, race and gender, self-esteem, and family and relationship issues. I believe that relationships make up the core of our lives. They can be fulfilling, yet also challenging at times. When we get stuck in our relationships, my role is to assist you in determining where you are in your relationship and what choices are available for you. I work on a range of methods, including meditation, person centered, intuitive guidance, mindfulness, journaling, visualization, and cognitive behavior therapy.I believe in collaborating with other professionals to help clients achieve fulfilling relationships and optimal health. I work with individuals and groups.
I am accepting new clients on Monday-Friday in the evening and Saturday and Sunday.
Tiffany Arkwright MS, LMFT
Change! It is the one thing in life that is constant, yet certain. And we all go through changes. I can remember my transitions or changes through childhood as the youngest of a large working class, African American family–7 to be exact! I recall my changes from my childhood to teenage years, from teenager to young adulthood, and hoping to see classic fine wine adulthood! Change has definitely been a love and equally a frustration of mine that I chose and still choose to embrace for better or worse…Not disregarding the fact that it isn’t easy, in fact it can be quite messy and confusing…And without support otherwise known as “the village to raise a child folks”, life as I know it would have been…Well unknown!
Perhaps, I would not have attended Albany State University where I received my Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology, or my dual Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing. Perhaps I would not have obtained my Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. Perhaps, I would not have learned the meaning of love through marriage to a wonderful husband, where worlds collided by chance…only to realize that we were always a block away from each other, attending the same elementary and high school to reconnect through a mutual best friend. Perhaps, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to develop experience working with couples, adolescents, families…All who experience change on a quicker rate due to trauma, addiction, marital issues, depression, minority issues/multiculturalism, stress, PTSD, anxiety, anger management, obesity/weight management, self-esteem, lack of motivation, etc. Perhaps, I would not have become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who thrives from collaborative solutions, challenges, and empowerment. Perhaps, I wouldn’t be able to help you with detangling the web of confusion which we call life.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy, detangling problems through promotion of healthy living physically and mentally presents an opportunity for growth, and providing skills that will support you in conquering the idea of being comfortable with being uncomfortable. Can’t wait to conquer it with you!
I am now accepting new clients for Saturday appointments!
Sarah Padgett, LAMFT
I am an associate licensed marriage and family therapist. I completed my Bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Science from the University of Georgia in 2014. I completed my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University in May of 2017. I am passionate about working with couples and families as well as those with substance use disorders. I am excited to be joining Building Blocks Family Counseling and am looking forward to working with you!
I am accepting new clients and available on mornings and weekends.
I do offer a reduced self pay fee as I am associate licensed and currently under supervision with Ashley Moore, LMFT.