Marriage & Family Therapy Training Institute
The Link was one of the first centers in the nation to become a family counseling center.
Members of our current staff are experienced leaders in this field. The Institute provides a postgraduate training program, clinical supervision for both MFT and LPC's and continuing education workshops for mental health professionals.

Contact Elaine C. Gibson, LMFT, LPC, CPCS Approved Supervisor, AAMFT Approved Supervisor


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The Link offers a  3- year intensive program which involves
  • Weekly training seminar exploring approaches, techniques and theories used in working with couples and families
  • Individual supervision
  • Dyad supervision
  • On-site client counseling experience
  • Financial compensation

The Link offers post-graduate clinical supervision for other mental health professionals. Supervision is provided by AAMFT Approved Supervisors and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisors (CPCS) with more than 25 years of clinical experience.

Group and individual supervision is available.

Contact Elaine C. Gibson, LMFT, LPC, CPCS Approved Supervisor, AAMFT Approved Supervisor



As individuals, we are influenced by the various cultural, societal, and family systems in which we live. The Link practices and teaches psychotherapy from a multi-systems perspective. As Experiential Family Therapists we operate from a humanistic perspective, promoting both individual and family growth and development.

The importance of the Self of the therapist is also a cornerstone of The Link's philosophy. We encourage personal and professional growth in a supportive, creative and collaborative atmosphere.


As Psychotherapists...

 We believe that individuals inherently desire to move towards health and authenticity. Our approach to psychotherapy and training embraces this belief and is reflected in our programs and services.


As Family Therapists...

We believe that psychotherapy with any subsystem impacts the family as a whole.

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Elaine Gibson, LMFT, LPC, CPCS Approved Supervisor, AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Link Staff 1973 - present, Director of Marriage and Family Training Institute

Elaine has practiced the art and science of psychotherapy for more than four decades. She is a passionate advocate for accessible mental health services. All persons who desire to heal and grow deserve a safe, affordable place.

Derek Economy, LMFT, CPCS Approved Supervisor, AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Link Staff 1984 - present

Derek thinks of psychotherapy as a contemporary name for a very old process. In therapy, what is most true and real can be discovered, spoken, understood and lived. Pain can be healed. The fullness of life's possibilities can be rediscovered.

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348 Mt. Vernon Highway NE

Sandy Springs, GA 30328


Cobb County Office - Mallard Cove

1820 The Exchange - Suite 650

Atlanta, GA 30339