Wonders Counseling Services, LLC is a warm and home-like office and studio space where I provide professional counseling, workshops, online courses and professional development support in the heart of East Cobb near Sandy Springs, Roswell, Marietta.
Rooted in a mind-body focus, all services are provided with an understanding that people are intellectual, emotional and physical beings and have a universal need for connection to self and others. When people become discouraged they lose ability to function optimally, so much of my work is centered around assisting people toward changes in behavior and thoughts with encouragement and hope. All services are backed by substantial research including the extensive research and work of John Gottman, PhD, Daniel Golemen, PhD and Jon Kabbat-Zinn, PhD.
Who I am and how I can help…
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I blend traditional methods of psychotherapy with a variety of research based, effective techniques to create customized plans for recovery, healing and growth for all of my clients. On a foundation of the philosophy and practice of mindfulness, I find myself serving as a “tour guide” for people who choose a journey of self discovery, healing, growing through life-changes whether these changes are thrust upon them or by choice. I provide instruction and guidance in the practices of relaxation therapy, meditation, aromatherapy, gentle yoga to assist in managing the stresses of life and learning to help the body and mind work together to have a more relaxed and fulfilling life.
As a Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor, I have over ten years of rich experience providing play therapy services to children, parenting support and now I train and supervise therapists who are on track to become play therapists themselves. I provide continuing education training for preschool teachers and I provide observations and consultations in the preschool setting, specializing in the emotional/social development of children ages of 2-5. I am the Early Childhood Specialist for Primrose Schools, providing online monthly articles for parents and on site observations and trainings for teachers.
With 20 years of experience in the practice of mindfulness, meditation, tai chi and yoga, I bring in only the most grounded and established elements of these practices to support people in learning how to feel more connected to the physiological cues the body provides and train the mind and body to work together to achieve deeper and more fulfilling states of calm and focus in daily life. I have received years of training in these methods including a 200 hour certification in teaching yoga. I have led classes and workshops in churches, synagogues, community centers, large-scale gyms, yoga studios and in private homes.
I believe clients and students achieve greater balance emotionally when they attend to healthy body and mind. I promote healthy nutritional focus, attention to physical fitness, healthy sleep routines and expanded awareness to thoughts and beliefs. The term “holistic” has been a bit over-used and misunderstood these past ten years. I do believe, however, the basis for this term aptly describes the work that I do in that the research I have accumulated and operate from affirms we must attend to all aspects of the whole person in order to have balance.
At this point in my career I truly enjoy providing professional supervision to counselors working toward licensure and registry as play therapists as well as training therapists with continuing education workshops.
A new branch that has recently blossomed in wellness coaching for women who are seeking lasting, healthy loss of weight and greater wellness. This line of my work is distinguished from therapy services. You can read more here.
Professional Credentials and Roles
- M.A. Psychology and Professional Counseling
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Georgia LPC004848
- Certified Professional Counselors Supervisor #241
- Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor (RPT–S)
- Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E – RYT)—Yoga Alliance
- Yoga Therapist—International Association of Yoga Therapists
- Child Specialist—Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia
- Founder and Clinical Consultant—Marietta Counseling for Children & Adults, LLC
- Founder and Director of P.E.E.P (Preschool Emotion Education Program)
- Founder of MCCA Cares Community Outreach Campaign
- Founder of Yoga Reach Community Outreach Campaign
- Developer and Facilitator of Parenting With Purpose and Vision seminars
- Guest Lecturer for College Psychology and Early Childhood Development Programs
- Preschool Teacher Trainer and Consultant – Primrose Schools
- Early Childhood Specialist – Professional Blogger – Primrose Schools
- Gottman Institute Certification in Progress
North American Society of Adlerian Psychology
American Counseling Association
Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia
Association for Play Therapy
Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia
International Association of Yoga Therapists
Trichotillomania Learning Center