Kristy Christopher, LPC, NCC, DCC, CAMS
8303 Office Park Drive Ste B, Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Although you may feel like what you're going through only affects you or that you're all alone, we know that family support has a direct relation to improved treatment. We will not only assist you in resolving your own issue but also include family therapy to assist your loved ones in learning how to be a supportive system. We believe in the preservation of family.
Johnetta Barnes, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Licensed Professional Counselor
3915 Cascade Road, Suite 105, Atlanta, Georgia 30331
Family counseling includes the process of exploring the problems that initially brought the family to counseling. Therapist will explore the root cause of the problems, help families develop effective communication skills, complete modeling of desired behavior, role playing, problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Therapist will utilize various methods of Family Systems Theory to assist the family in the process of cohesion and restore the family unit.
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, Georgia 30152
A family is a dynamic system, often seen as an entity in and of itself with various parts. Each individual in the family is also a part of the family system. Some therapists provide counseling for families by having the entire family present in each session in order to work with the dynamic as a whole. Sometimes therapists will work with members of the family separately or in pairs depending on the issues that are presented. At Thrive Counseling, we take a prescriptive approach and structure the format of the sessions around what that unique family needs. At the base for working with families is a goal of using activities that facilitate a shift in the dynamics within the family, introducing new....
Hope Hailey, LPC
licensed professional counselor
1640 Powers Ferry Rd, Bldg 16, Ste 100, Marietta,, Georgia 30067
I enjoy working with families and believe when one member chooses to do the dance of relationships differently other members will be forced to change their own steps. I look at the family system and not any one person as the identified patient. Family members can learn to have a voice and become healthier individually which contributes to a healthy family system.
Daniel Gopin, LAPC
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
1640 Powers Ferry Rd, Building 16, Marietta, Georgia 30067
One individual alone can be extremely complex and difficult to understand. What happens when you have a number of complex people living together under one roof? Absolute chaos! Through family therapy, I help family members to understand each other better and even more importantly, to appreciate how each individual contributes to the family dynamic. Individuals evolve and change overtime and in turn, the family system experiences dramatic shifts as well. This can often be confusing! With the help of a family therapist, your family does not need to struggle alone. A patient and gentle objective listener can educate, guide, and assist you in overcoming
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Atlanta, Georgia 30301
Most family therapists inadvertently create more chaos through their well-intentioned efforts to assist a family move through a change process. Why? Brains are inherently deregulated (all of us, may I add) and most talking and dialoguing misses brain-centric problems that need more intensive help. Many times the emotional trauma created by years of solving problems ineffectively can wreak havoc on the brain's parasympathetic nervous system, not ever giving the family a break from flight or fight thinking. Contact us for an innovative neuroscience solution to family dysfunction. Kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.
Wendy Dickinson, Ph.D.
2964 Peachtree Road Suite 760, Atlanta, Georgia 30305
There are many reasons that we engage Families in therapy. Sometimes there is 1) a specific problem to be solved (which school does the middle schooler attend next year?) or 2) a pattern to be changed (communication, family cohesion, playing together, etc.) or 3) a dynamic to be restructured (power dynamics in the family are off, someone is sick, behavior problems are hijacking the family) or 4) an issue to be processed (trauma, affairs, emotions, hurt, loss, etc.). Sometimes families need to learn a skill and other times they need someone to walk with them and help to mediate conflict and communication. We meet with families for short term needs as well as longer term solutions,
Philip Kolba, MA
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Family therapy looks at the entire family system—parents, children, extended family members—to identify strengths and problematic behaviours. I collaborate with families on strategies for utilizing their own capabilities for resolving problems, and on developing effective communication and problem-solving skills for preventing conflicts. I specialize in working with families of teenagers, which is an age that can be challenging for both the teenagers and their parents.
Matthew Smith, Psy.D.
1401 Peachtree St Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Dr. Smith's SERVICES FOR COUPLES/FAMILIES Our families, martial couples, and partners counseling is focused on assisting individuals to realize improved levels of wellness with each other. From interventions involving relationship coaching to premarital counseling, our services could help resolve the challenges individuals face with their relationships. Atlanta Consulting and Psychological Services believes in assisting you to achieve your own personal definitions of success and fulfillment. These might be recovering from the experiences of loss, abuse or emotional and/ or physical trauma. Perhaps you wish to develop greater and more holistic senses of self-love and self-respect.
Greg Griffin, MA, BCPC
Board Certified Pastoral Counselor, Ordained Minister
3827 Roswell Road, Marietta, Georgia 30062
No safer place. No better time. Because family is not an organization but an organism, when one part is hurting or out of sorts, the entire organism is affected. It's easy to play the blame game, and attempt to segment off a family member's issue from the lives of the others. Like it or not, we are all connected, and all have a part in the health and solution of the problem or trouble. I can help you come together to use the collective resources of each family member to benefit the whole, and help with the healing. Family is perhaps the greatest shaper of our identity and values, and therefore is worth the investment and priority to keep it as healthy and vibrant as possible.
Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS
Licensed Professional Counselor
2862 Johnson Ferry Rd. , Marietta, Georgia 30062
The family is made up of individuals. Yet the family itself is a unit, an organism, a system of moving parts. Every member is a moving part in the whole of the family. When one moving part stops moving or moves in an entirely different direction, the family unit is affected. For this reason, it is important when working with families that I ideally work with all members of the family. I bring in family members to counseling sessions individually, sometimes in pairs, sometimes all together. I help families learn to communicate and interact in a way that is harmonious, respectful and effective.