When you enter my office, it is my goal you feel cared for and accepted for where you are in life. I enjoy walking along beside you on the journey to achieve the goals you want to achieve but just need a little support to get there. After all, we are only human and all need a little help and support from time to time.
Current career experience
It is my privilege to provide therapy for men, women, children and adolescents in private practice. I have such a varied counseling background, it allows me to assist with various life challenges.
experience with adults of all ages
With a variety of experiences in different settings such as community service agencies, CORE, Intensive In-home, and private practice, I have worked with all ages. No matter the setting even if the client was a child, I have always worked with the parent. Very often, the parent requested that I provide therapy services for them in addition to their child because they had confidence in me. Those were the early days of my career.
In South Florida, I was a walk-in Crisis
Counselor. I saw adults and children with every issue you can imagine. So my career shifted from children/adolescents/families in crisis to adults in crisis. Despite the stress of this position, I loved working with adults that were newly released from hospitalization. Adults that were willing to continue in therapy made such positive strides in their life they were no longer suicidal. I love to
see people empowered and headed toward positive goals.
Now working in private practice is for the most part much calmer than my years spent in crisis care but the experience was such a valuable foundation. Working with all ages including children have also been foundational in helping adults because I have a greater comprehension of things that happened to them at various ages and stages in their life. My goal for adults is to help them achieve what they want to achieve in life with little to no emotional pain from their past.
experience with children, adolescents and families
Since my first MA degree is in education, it was natural to begin my counseling career working with
children and adolescents. I seem to have a gifting to work with children as
they relate well to me. My initial experience as a therapist was to work with
youth that due to behavioral and mental health issues were at risk of being
removed from their home. Working with these children, I learned the integral
need to involve the entire family to help a child heal. I earned a reputation
at this employment as a clinical therapist that could take on the most severe
cases and work in families with a high need for services. One child that I
worked with was in the foster system had been placed in her 3rd foster home.
Her foster mother told me she initially wanted to adopt this child but she had
changed her mind because of the child’s behavior. After working with this
child, she was adopted by this family and now has an awesome home. I received a
Christmas card from her mother with a family picture in which she wrote “thank
you for helping to create our family”. Those are the memories from the early
years of my experience I cherish.
It is my privilege to assist with the following:
- Family issues
- Child bonding
- Child behavioral issues
- Women's issues
- Trauma in children and adults
- Military issues
- Life stressors and adjustments
- Anger issues in children
- Childhood sexual abuse
- Christian Counseling
Types of therapy utilized include:
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
MI (Motivation Interviewing)
TFCBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy)
CPT-C (Cognitive only)
Family Systems Therapy
Professional achievements include:
LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) in VA, AL, GA and NC
LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) in FL
NCC (National Certified Counselor)
STAR -military personnel and their families
I look forward to expanding and beginning a non profit counseling ministry very soon. I look forward to meeting and partnering with you as you strive for restoration and reconciliation.
Cindy McKee ReachesLawrenceville GA