Kathleen Shack, M.S., LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Mediator, Coach
3534 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, Georgia 30005
Families play an important role in children's healing processes. The interaction between children's problems and their families is always complex. Sometimes children develop problems as a way of signaling that there is something wrong in the family. Other times the entire family becomes distressed because the child's problems are so disruptive. In all cases, children and families heal faster when they work together. I assist parents with parenting skills through psychoeducation and coaching. We work together to develop age appropriate discipline and parenting. Involved in this process are family sessions with parents and children together so that family issues can be resolved.
Wendy Dickinson, Ph.D.
4411 Suwanee Dam Road, Suite 440, Suwanee, Georgia 30024
Is your child struggling with nightmares, tantrums, fear, bed wetting, incontinence, or trauma? We strongly feel that early intervention is the best method. Rather than allowing patterns and behaviors to become ingrained, we help children through expressive play therapy to process emotions, confront fears, and develop new skills/behaviors. We often find that parents are too close to their children to see when there are significant problems developing and it is the voice of teachers, friends, or other parents that make subtle suggestions about getting your child some additional resources. Pay attention to those suggestions they might see something you do not see. We are here to help!
Aaron Karnilow, Ph.D.
Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology and Fellow American Academy of Clinical Psychology
4895 Windward Parkway, Suite 203, Alpharetta, Georgia 30022
At this point in my professional life as a psychologist I no longer directly work with young children. However, I do work with the children's parents in order to assist them in meeting the multiple challenges which can be present in a marriage, which in turn can have an effect, not only on the emotional well-being of the children, but on themselves as well.
Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS
Licensed Professional Counselor
I have been working with young children (ages 2-11) very closely since 2003. I am the Early Childhood Expert for a very well known private child development care provider company and I've been providing play therapy services and training for other therapists in play therapy for many years. Play therapy allows me to see and understand what is happening for young children in their lives, minds and hearts. Through play therapy, young children are able to "work through" what is bothering them in the presence of my unconditional acceptance and delighted reflections of their expressions and experiences in the play room. I work closely with parents of young children as a part of the process.
Renee Willis, NCC, LPC, RPT, CAMS
Holy Spirit led Psychotherapist
Is your child "out of control" and will not listen to anything you say? Or maybe your child has "ants in their pants" and cannot sit still or focus? I can help! Children are my passion. They are our tomorrow so I will invest in them today. Children have a lot to say, but most adults don't speak "kid language." I do! When I work with a child, I want them to know they are "seen and heard." That makes all the difference. Through play therapy, a child feels safe enough to "act out" emotions, past/current traumas, and struggles through the toys they choose and in themes of play. Once a child works through their play, symptoms often times subside.
Cindy McKee, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
1585 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046
Children respond to sincerity positively. They also seem to be able to sense love. A 6 year old child recently drew a picture of me saying "I love you". Now I never told this child I loved her and I was working with her mother to increase structure in the home but she sensed this and responded to it. Her behavior improved after 3 sessions. Some children bear burdens that they should never have to bear at such a young age. One of my specializations is doing TFCBT with children. I can also assist with various family issues such as separation, and divorce.