Director of Upward Bound
Dion Stokes is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia and National Board Certified Counselor. Dion has a wide knowledge of the community resources available for youth and their families. She earnestly believes in the importance of providing families and youth with services that empower them to reach their full potential, including educational and academic goals. Dion supports solution-based, client-focused approaches where clients are able to not only express their feelings, concerns, and problems, but find solutions to these problems. Dion promotes assisting clients in identifying their strengths to increase their optimal growth and development.
Dion received her undergraduate degree from Clark Atlanta University where she majored in Psychology and her graduate degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University. She has worked extensively with children in the foster care system since 2003, as well as other mental health settings. Dion also offers experience in school-based counseling services, community-based mental health services, and residential treatment. In these settings, Mrs. Stokes has seen the importance of balancing social, emotional, mental, and educational well-being.