Lois Muir-McClain, M.A., LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Location: 1700 Tree Lane, Suite 260, Snellville
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I work with children and adolescents ages 6-18. My approach is to let them participate in their therapy, so that they have a sense of control, and not that something is "being done to them." Every child is different, so my approach depends on their personality and behavior. With quiet, or defiant children, I may start by playing a board game or doing puzzles so we can get to know each other. With a more outgoing or verbal kid, they may have a lot to tell me and just want to talk. Still others respond to workbook exercises which I provide feedback on. Call me at 678-209-1348 to discuss my approach with children and also so I can find out more about your situation and what your child needs.
Wendy Dickinson, Ph.D.
Location: 4411 Suwanee Dam Road, Suite 440, Suwanee
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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!
Pierre Samaan, Ph.D.
Clinical Pastoral Counselor, Certified Chaplain
Location of Therapist: Suwanee, GA
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In Christian Counseling, I believe that at least one of the parents should be actively involved with the child during each session. This helps to keep lines of communication open between the parent, child, and Christian Counselor. Also, in the Bible, there is a recurrent theme of training the children through teaching and example. As the issues of the child are addressed, the parents are encouraged to provide the kind of home that is conducive to solid spiritual and mental development. The child will be asked to draw pictures which will be analyzed and inerpreted to the parent. If necessary, teachers and pediatric physician will be consulted. Parenting strategies will be taught.
Heather Cobb, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Location: 3905 Johns Creek Ct., Suite 260, Suwanee (Cumming location too)
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Counseling children effectively requires specific training and experience. As a part of my training, I took courses specific to learning methods that are proven in treating children. I worked as an elementary guidance counselor for ten years and have served as a youth leader for over seventeen years. One of my strengths is in connecting with children quickly. I also greatly value including their parents (and sometimes even siblings) in the work that we do!
Elizabeth Cooke, MS, LPC, NCC
Licensed Psychotherapist (Licensed Professional Counselor)
Location: 5000 Research Court, Suite 725, Suwanee
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Beautiful babies, tantrumming toddlers, angry adolescents - not a single one of them came with an owner's manual. Raising children to adulthood can be the most challenging, frustrating, and confusing unguided journey ever undertaken. When the parenting books don't hold the answers you need, professional support from someone who really understands developmental stages and the culture in which today's children operate, you and your kids/teens can learn to handle the emotions of growing up and relate better as a family. My relaxed office is a safe place of comfortable furniture, games, and art supplies for children to explore their feelings and for parents to enhance their parenting skills.
Kathleen Shack, M.S., LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Mediator, Coach
Location: 3534 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta
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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.
Robert Montes, Ph.D.
Location: 9635 Ventana Way, Suite 101, Johns Creek
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Young Children need both understanding and guidance. They need advocates on their behalf at school, in the neighborhood, and at home. At Trinity, we seek to help you understand your child through psycho-educational evaluations, mental status examinations, and individual therapy and training. Parents are brought along in ways to expand their techniques in discipline, communication, and in encouragement. Dr. Bob Montes and the staff at Trinity provide professional and caring services to children to affect them positively for school and at home. Whether ADHD, Learning Disabilities, or Behavioral problems, young children will find a support in Trinity.
Ray of Hope Counseling Services
Child Psychologist Dacula GA.
If you have children who need professional counseling, a child psychologist Dacula GA, child therapist with Theravive is the best place to turn to. Each Dacula GA child psychologist with us has experience and training working with children and understands the unique dynamics involved in the treatment of a child in Georgia. We hope you will contact one of our Dacula GA children's therapists or child psychologists for Dacula, GA child counseling services and assessment.
Welcome to our network of Georgia therapists who specialize in counseling for children. A Dacula GA child psychologist or child counselor is a vital resource for helping your child move through and heal from difficult issues for healthy development. All of the therapists and psychologists listed here specialize in helping children and do so with caring and compassionate values that are important to you. Choose a qualified child psychologist Dacula, GA, or select a Dacula GA child counselor to begin the vital process of healing and helping for your loved one.