Brendan C Engen, PsyD
Brought up in southeastern South Dakota in a rural community on the Missouri River, Brendan Engen moved to Georgia in 2005 for a postdoctoral supervised work experience under Buford Kesler, Ed.D. with Southeastern Psychological Services and provided psychological testing and diagnostic evaluations for children and adolescents in the foster care system and in the juvenile justice system at various group homes and regional youth detention centers in central and southeastern Georgia. He became a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Georgia in 2007 and joined his father’s (Eugene P. Engen, Ph.D., ABPP) private practice in psychology in Waycross, Georgia shortly thereafter. Brendan took over his father’s practice in 2009, following his father’s retirement, and initially renamed it Psychological Services of Waycross. Since that time, Brendan’s practice has evolved in its philosophical outlook and practical emphasis and has become what is now known as The Eupatheia Center.
Brendan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Psychology and his Master of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). He obtained his Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). He has been trained by several eminent and nationally recognized supervisors in person-centered (Rogerian), cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic psychotherapies in various training internships and fellowships in Northern California, including the Berkeley Therapy Institute in the East Bay (2001), the University of San Francisco Counseling Center (2002), and the San Francisco Psychotherapy Group (2004) located in the Presidio district of San Francisco.
In his clinical work, Dr. Engen attempts to integrate psychodynamic, cognitive, and contextual-behavioral insights and methods as appropriate to help individuals achieve their goals and a better way of life. His aim is to provide his clients the opportunity to develop a healthier vision of life and view of themselves; identify and cultivate their inner strengths; and ultimately use those strengths to overcome emotional and behavioral difficulties.
Stephen Autry, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Georgia Southern University and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Valdosta State University and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. He has 27 years experience in public mental health working in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric hospital, outpatient mental health, outpatient substance abuse, methadone treatment clinic, and psycho-education. He has treated children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, and group settings. Prior to his retirement from public mental health in 1998, Stephen served as a Child and Adolescent Service Coordinator, Assistant Center Director, and Executive Director of Satilla Community Service Board. In 1999, Stephen began his work at the Fraser Center in Hinesville, Georgia where he provides individual psychotherapy and marriage counseling to adults. While at the Fraser Center, he has gained considerable experience in treating combat related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In 2015, Stephen become a therapist with Psychological Services of Waycross (now The Eupatheia Center) where he has continued his therapy practice. He is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the Georgia Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Stephen is married, the father of two adult children, and the grandfather of five. He enjoys traveling with is wife, spending time with his grandchildren, and being involved with his church.
Teresa Land, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Teresa has a Masters in Social Work from Valdosta State University and have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 5 years. She has 27 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults, elderly and families. Her goal is to assist clients to reach THEIR goals, balancing proven therapeutic techniques with individualized approaches. She works with families and individuals regarding depression, anxiety, trauma, self-empowerment, peer and familial relationship issues, and grief. She truly feels everyone has a gift and everyone IS a gift. Techniques she utilizes: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Behavioral Therapy. Teresa resides in Waycross and is married and has three dogs. Besides her love of animals, she enjoys kayaking and the outdoors. She supports local animal rescue groups, local artists and locally owned businesses.