Amanda Gilliam, M.S.
Licensed Marital & Family Therapist
An important aspect of counseling is meeting a person where they are. For children, traditional conversation will not allow a child to fully express themselves. Play is the language of children. through play therapy and expressive art therapy, children are given the opportunity to communicate through these avenues and process their trauma, thoughts and feelings and allow me to meet them where they are. In turn this allows me to communicate with the family system the most effective ways to support their child during difficult times.
Stephen Ellis, Ph.D
Licensed Christian Counselor
109 Leader Dr., Piedmont, South Carolina 29673
Family dynamics and other environmental influences play a significant role in shaping a child's perspective of how they look at life. The most significant brain development of a person occurs in the first 6 years of life. We provide a temperament profile that shows how these various influences in the early stages of brain development affect a child's behavior. It also gives information as to how a child may react or respond to certain situations.
Kelsey Bearden, MS, CPC
Masters in Mental Health Counseling, Certified Professional Coach
9111 Cross Park Dr. Suite D200, Knoxville, Tennessee 37923
I use a very fun, energetic approach to relate to and motivate kids to change their behaviors to help them with their issues. Learning to accept that we can't change other people, but we can change ourselves is one of the hardest, yet most important lessons that kids will learn in life. Helping them learn to express themselves through appropriate and effective communication skills is also something that they can take with them and use all their lives.