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Steady Hope officially opened its door to the Oakhurst office space in January 2021, founded with the mission to create a safe space for you to share your unique story and background. It is our desire that you can learn to be present in your daily life and persevere with hope toward a future. With each session, we value collaborative approaches to our therapeutic work and encourage professional excellence. Our team practices from a holistic perspective and believes that every part of your life is interconnected.

A quote " you will never regreat having hope"
A peaceful office with a couch and bookcase of colored books.

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness” 

-Desmond Tuto

Why Steady Hope?

The practice name Steady Hope was first coined in 2018 as our founder considered the work of being a therapist. As she considered her role in mental health, she recognized that many clients seek out therapy when they are feeling hopeless - maybe not about life in general - but typically around one area of life. She recognized that as a therapist, we have the opportunity to be steady and consistent for our clients. And because of that steadiness, we have an opportunity to be hope holders.


As hope holders, we are honored to help clients persevere even when they feel unsure what to hope for. Our role is also to empower clients to explore what they are putting their hope in.

Our clinicians are providers who have a Christian faith background; for us, we believe that God is the ultimate Steady Hope. Our practice values and holds space for clients of all faith backgrounds. Our commitment is to work together so that one result of your therapy might be connecting to your own faith experience as a source of hope.


KimDeRamus LAreau
A therapist in a floral shirt smiles at the camera.

Kim DeRamus Lareau


Founder and Director

Specializations: Young Adults, College Students, Trauma Recovery, EMDR, Grief, Helping Professionals,  Maternal Mental Health, Spirituality, High Achieving Anxiety, Athletes




Dianna Nguyen


Social Work Counselor

Specializations: Individuals (16+), Premarital Couples, College Students Anxiety & Depression, Navigating Family Expectations, Self-Esteem, Life Transitions, Grief & Loss, Relationship Difficulties, Impact of Trauma and PTSD, EMDR




Kate Rayfield adolsecent and young adult counselor

Kate Rayfield


Associate Professional Counselor

Specializations: Adolescents (13+), College Students, Anxiety, Depression, Complicated Grief, Women Experiencing Relational Distress, Spiritual Issues, Trauma Recovery, EMDR




KimDeRamus LAreau

Chelsea Alvaredo


Administrative Assistant



We're proud to be located at the heart of Oakhurst in Decatur, Georgia. Our offices are conveniently located near I-20 and I-285, easily accessible to places within the perimeter such as Midtown, Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward, Tucker, and Clarkston.


Our therapists are licensed in the state of Georgia and offer virtual services to residents living anywhere in the state of Georgia.


We offer a complimentary 15-minute phone call so that we can discuss your needs and any initial questions you may have about therapy.

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