Waypoint began as the individual private practice of Todd Hudson, LPC. Todd's practice was grounded in 1) a secular approach, 2) a focus on trauma-informed care 3) the continuous pursuit of knowledge and expertise, and 4) a warm, human relationship with clients.
As demand for services grew, Todd launched Waypoint Psychotherapy to build a collaborative team of like-minded professionals committed to these same principals.
Todd Hudson, LPC, CCTP
Sees: Adults, 18 +
Specializations: Complex Trauma & PTSD, Anxiety, Phobias, Life Transitions, Narcissistic Abuse
I'm a Georgia native, though I have also lived in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia. At the age of 20, I began experiencing debilitating bouts of anxiety and panic. The resulting decline in my ability to function led in turn to a deep depression, for which I finally sought help. It was this experience that started my lifelong search for the answers to human suffering.
Throughout my thirties, I trained to be an Episcopal priest, a pursuit that ironically led me to leave Christianity altogether. This presented many personal crises, some of which I resolved through my studies of Zen Buddhism and its tenets of mindfulness and impermanence. I now identify as an atheist and a secular humanist. I make a point of advertising this because many of my clients have experienced mistreatment at the hands of organized religion and have had trouble finding a purely secular counselor.
I hold two master's degrees: a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Master of Arts in Religious Studies. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and am trained in EMDR. The thinkers who have had the greatest impact on my work as a therapist are Carl Rogers, John Bowlby, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Bessel van der Kolk.
TAYLOR MCDOWELL, APC, CADC-II
Sees: Teens and Adults
Specializations: Addictions, Domestic Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Anger Management, Life Transitions
I also grew up in small-town Georgia, eventually moving to Metro Atlanta in search of a more progressive environment. While in my 20s, I had my own struggles with depression and alcohol abuse until I was forced to face the
reality that nothing was going to change if I didn’t take steps to make change happen. Starting therapy for myself was the beginning. Finding a safe, non-judgmental space was so refreshing that I wanted to provide that same space and connection for others who might be struggling.
I hold a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I am an Associate Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as with individuals in the justice system. I enjoy working with adults, teens, couples, and the LGBTQ community. The quote that best defines my philosophy is by Carl Jung: “Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul, be just another human soul.”