Therapy & Co. is a counseling center nestled in the beautiful historic district of downtown Carrollton, Georgia that is dedicated to helping couples have happier, more fulfilling relationships, marriages, and lives.
We value integrity and make it our mission to love clients to and through through this practice. Our clients are the cornerstone of everything we do. At the end of the day, we want our clients to have peace of mind and heart. We want this to be a relationship and an experience that you can feel good about investing in.
Meet cassandra bolar, ph.d, mft
Dr. Cassandra Bolar is a healthy relationship advocate who truly believes in the capacity for change and positive transformation for couples. She has committed her life to improving the relational well-being of couples and families. “The legacy of healthy relationships begins with you” is a principle she hopes will inspire couples to set a positive course for their intimate relationship that could potentially impact future generations. She brings a wealth of experience in counseling, relationship education, and research, and she has been making contributions to the field for the past twelve years.
Life is all about relationships because they give meaning to our lives, and Cassandra is personally and professionally driven to equip couples with the tools and skills they need to have a thriving relationship. She is a self-proclaimed optimist, but she has a keen understanding of the investment and work that are needed to enhance a relationship. Cassandra is going to help you explore your hopes and desires for your relationship while keeping you accountable for your contributions to the relationship. Being blessed to come from a long legacy of strong, stable marriages, she feels compelled to inspire a sense of hope in others for the possibility of experiencing healthy relationships that is grounded in practical techniques and evidence-based strategies.
Cassandra has the unique ability to make you feel at-ease and comfortable. She is a gentle soul who is genuinely concerned about others, and she promotes a warm, understanding, and compassionate environment for therapy. Many people have commented on how Cassandra is the nicest person they have ever met, and she is gifted at providing constructive feedback in a nonthreatening manner.
Cassandra lives in metro Atlanta with her husband and 9-month old son. Spending time with family, reading a good book, trying a new recipe, or attending her favorite kickboxing class are a few of her favorite things to do.
Cassandra received her Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia. She attended Auburn University for her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and she also received her doctoral degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Auburn University. She holds a Certified Family Life Educator credential from the National Council on Family Relations.
Meet Misty McIntyre, LMFT
Misty McIntyre is the owner of Therapy & Co. and is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She is Georgia Board Certified and PREPARE/ENRICH Certified.
Misty has worked with individuals, couples, and families for the last 7 years. A self-proclaimed "therapy junkie," Misty often spends her time outside of session learning new techniques, talking about therapy and relationships, or with her nose in the newest book about the science of love or relationships to stay savvy and fresh in the field.
Misty has always had a deep fascination in relationships and believes that we are wired for connection. Her pursuit toward this field began after seeing her immediate and extended family struggle with relationship issues, grief and loss, trauma, addiction, depression and anxiety. She also was inspired by her great-grandparents who were married for 76 years, and she often talked with them to solve the mystery of love and how to make a marriage work so long. She figured an added perk would be to learn once and for all when she was "right" in her own romantic relationship. (She quickly learned that she, in fact, was not always "right".)
Misty learned that we are wired for connection to other people, and not having that comfort makes the world a much tougher place to live in. This humbling experience led Misty to truly begin to practice what she preaches. She applies what she knows in her own relationships with her husband, family, and friends, and has seen those strategies work first-hand.
"My husband is the best thing that ever happened to me. Our marriage is sacred. But, our relationship wasn't always so easy and fulfilling. We had our fair share of bumps, and there will be more to come. I've learned a lot along the way about how to have a great marriage. I want to share that with other people and let them know it is possible."
Now, she is invested in sharing this knowledge with individuals, couples, and families who struggle in relationships and want to learn to love and love well. Misty is a firm believer in learning how to be in relationship with yourself and others, as it is the key to making the bad times seem tolerable and the good times seem exceptional. She is also on a mission to help people maintenance their relationships, and learn to detect the signs of disconnection early, before small issues compound into larger problems.
On top of academic experience and real-life experience, Misty brings to the table warmth and compassion for others. She is tenacious, genuine, and a "go-getter" who isn't afraid to get to the heart of the matter with you. A witty, quick-thinker who can integrate information quickly, Misty offers clients a gentle, but direct approach, and occasionally throws in a little humor. Many of her clients say that they feel like she is a friend to them. Misty is invested in her work and is ready and willing to go the extra mile to support you as you dive in and do some tough and sometimes uncomfortable work.
Misty lives with her husband, son, and two Labrador Retrievers. She loves reading, decorating, walking, traveling, college football, and getting lots of love from her niece and nephews.
Misty attended the University of Georgia and obtained Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Development.
She then went on to receive her Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy on an academic scholarship from Valdosta State University where she graduated at the top of her class.
Misty is currently continuing education to work toward her certification in sex therapy, a certification not yet held by any other provider in the West Georgia community.