Amanda Dellinger, Ed.S., M.S., LPC, NCC, CPCS, RPT-S
Licensed Professional Counselor & Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor
6095 Pine Mountain Road, Suite 105, Kennesaw, GA
Sometimes kids, like adults, can benefit from therapy. Therapy can help kids develop problem-solving skills and also teach them the value of seeking help. Therapists can help kids and families cope with stress and a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. Many kids need help dealing with school stress, such as homework, test anxiety, bullying, or peer pressure. Others need help to discuss their feelings about family issues, particularly if there's a major transition, such as a divorce, move, or serious illness. At Thrive Counseling- we utilize play therapy as a research supported modality in working with young children. Play Therapy with children is very different from that with adults as c....
Kelly Cave, MA, LAPC
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
2655 Dallas Hwy, Suite 240, Marietta, GA
Are you concerned about the actions and behaviors of your son or daughter? Often negative behavior on the part of a child can be a symptom of something else that is bothering them. Children often don't have the skills or resources to communicate what they are feeling or experiencing. In my work with children and teenagers, I utilize various methods of art therapy to allow them to express themselves through artistic forms of expression and creativity. I give them a safe place to come and share things they are afraid to talk about and express things they don't know how to put words to.
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.
Lawrence A. Whitmire, MSW, BSC
Master of Clinical Social Work with Mental Health Speciality
4595 Towne Lake Parkway, Building 300, Suite 100 Woodstock GA 30189, Woodstock, GA
Georgia Appalachian Professional Services (GAPS) has a staff that is specialized in working with even the youngest children. GAPS utilizes the skills of a Registered Play Therapist and professionals with years of experience contracting with the state to provide services to disadvantaged youth. Using the most up to date practices, GAPS professionals can help you understand the challenges your child is facing and equip you to help them thrive. Please let GAPS help you help your child!
Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS
Licensed Professional Counselor
2862 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta, GA
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.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Many times, child therapists overdo the family system in their quest to seek effective solutions for emotional, learning or behavioral concerns with young children. And many times doctors overpathologize issues that shouldn’t be medicated necessarily. This leaves parents wondering what is the best route for their child? Introducing brainwave optimization technology. A fast, effective, natural, and less expensive way to allow your child's brain to make the optimizing changes it desires to make---on its own! Without any external force, opinion, medication, diagnostic, etc. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-606-6161.
Wendy Dickinson, Ph.D.
2964 Peachtree Road Suite 760, Atlanta, GA
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!