Our Therapists

Hopeful, professional, and licensed clinicians who you can trust

At Plum Tree Counseling, we are passionate about helping people turn hurting relationships into thriving ones, or recover from the pain of a relationship ending.
We believe the plum tree’s symbolism of perseverance and hope, beauty thriving in adverse circumstances, and the promise of fruitfulness after transition, beautifully represents this journey.
Meet Our Therapists

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Therapist Sicura Simms

Sicura Simms, M.Ed., LPC

Sicura is currently seeing clients for couples therapy, premarital counseling, and blended family adjustment counseling.

She is available Tuesday & Thursday evenings for in-person and virtual sessions, and Wednesday evenings & Saturday mornings for virtual sessions. She serves clients in Georgia.

Meet Sheri Hardin, LCSW, therapist and founder

Helping couples is Sicura’s passion. She values helping two people find connection while maintaining their individuality. Sicura believes that each partner in a couple has a voice, and it is paramount that each person’s voice has a safe space to be heard and respected. She assists her clients with learning how to use that voice to become a team, and using their individuality to grow and develop an overall well-being together. She also offers the specialty of working with blended families to help them re-define their new family system.

Sicura has over two decades working with people and helping them learn, grow, and cope with the challenges of life. As a former teacher and a school counselor, she gained experience in helping people feel comfortable opening up simply with her calm presence. Being a non-judgmental and accepting presence is one of her highest values.

Sicura is a proud stepparent of four, and feels lucky to have lived all over the world with exposure to many different cultures and people. She is also a foodie who will travel anywhere for a great meal and will try anything once.

Sicura loves helping her clients using the Gottman method of couples therapy. With this method, each partner completes a questionnaire that provides a thorough and extensive report detailing the couple’s relationship strengths and growth areas. This report, combined with Sicura’s skills and expertise, provides a focused guide so she can zoom in on the most accurate interventions to help couples achieve relationship success.

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” — Carl H. Rogers

Education & Training

  • Master’s of Education in Counseling – University of Houston-Victoria
  • Bachelor’s of Science – Grambling State University
  • Emotionally Focused Family Therapy – Level 1
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy – Level 1 & 2
  • Equity: Accelerating our Journey to Cultural Proficiency
  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia #LPC014500
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Founder Sheri Hardin

Sheri Hardin, LCSW, therapist and founder

Sheri currently offers couples therapy, “stay or go” counseling, relationship counseling for one, divorce support and recovery, and heartbreak recovery.

She is available for virtual sessions Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday daytime hours, and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. In-person sessions are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays. She serves clients in Georgia and South Carolina.

Meet Sheri Hardin, LCSW, therapist and founder

Sheri recognizes the value of loving, harmonious, fun, respectful, and honest relationships that involve a high degree of personal responsibility, and her passion is helping people achieve this. She believes that personal growth and cooperative team work are the cornerstones to healthy, thriving relationships, and she helps people achieve this by working either with the couple or with one person individually.

She also recognizes that despite all best efforts, some relationships do end. Sheri is passionate about helping people through all the stages of the separation or divorce process, including figuring out if that is the right decision, going through the process, and healing and redefining one’s life on the other side. She uses her skills as a Certified Divorce Coach to help clients decide if divorce is right for them, maneuver through the process, and heal on the other side to create a new and fulfilling post-divorce life.

Sheri is an avid dancer, the mother of a teenage daughter, an entrepreneur, a native Oklahoman (otherwise known as an “Okie”), and considers The Crescent City her second home. She loves to travel and will take any opportunity to explore a new place. Sheri can occasionally be found on one of the many beautiful hiking trails around Atlanta or North Georgia.

This Atlanta therapist had the benefit of seeing what it takes to make a marriage last for decades as her parents were married almost 51 years when her mother passed away. She knows that marriage is not easy (right?!?) as she has also experienced first hand the challenges that marriage can bring and what it takes to maneuver through them. Sheri knows that the work on a relationship can be difficult, and sometimes hard decisions need to be made along the way. She also knows the rewards can be rich from doing growth work, both individually and as a couple.

Her varied background in different mental health settings include a family service agency and counseling center, hospice care, emergency room, and a psychiatric hospital. They have given her rich experiences that inform her current work as a psychotherapist. She appreciates working with clients of all spiritual and religious backgrounds.

Education & Training

  • Master of Social Work, Tulane University
  • Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Mount Holyoke College
  • Relational Life Therapy – Levels 1, 2, & 3 
  • Discernment Counseling: Doherty Relationship Institute, Certification
  • Gottman Couples Therapy – Level 1 & 2 
  • PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) – Level 1 & 2 
  • Developmental Relationship Model of Couples Therapy: The Couples Institute
  • CDC Certified Divorce Coach
  • Certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator
  • Bowen’s Family Systems Theory 10 years study
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Georgia #3071
  • Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) in South Carolina #6325

Professional activities & Memberships

  • Founding member of Marriage Counseling Specialists with the Doherty Relationship Institute
  • Amicable Divorce Network
  • DivorceTown USA
  • Metro Atlanta Therapist Network
  • Affiliated with National Association of Social Workers

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We are looking for team members to work full-time and part-time providing therapy couples and individuals in a private practice setting.