Please get to know us…

counselorsWe are dedicated, skilled and caring therapists here to provide support for you, your child or your relationship

Wonders Counseling Services are provided from a wellness model appreciating that human beings grow and heal most effectively when we attend to the whole person, the environment and lifestyle habits and choices.

This center is designed to provide an environment that is family friendly and soothing to the senses, comforting and supportive of healing and growth. Our clients often report they feel more relaxed as soon as the enter our waiting room. We utilize soothing music, aromatherapy, and comfortable furnishings to welcome our clients of all ages.

We see clients who are experiencing symptoms and challenges such as:

  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Depressionwoman crying
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parenting Challenges
  • Hair Pulling (Trichotillomania) 
  • Family Conflict

 

Meet the professionals

Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS, DCC, E-RYT

Director ♦ Counselor for Couples, Children & Adults ♦ Professional Supervisor and Consultant ♦ Instructor and Trainer ♦

Hello! I am Lynn Louise Wonders, founder and clinical director for Wonders Wellness and Wonders Counseling Services. After my first career path in which I worked in the field of family law and then higher education with high school students and their families, I knew I was wired to be a psychotherapist and went on to pursue my masters degree in psychology and professional counseling when my youngest son turned 2 years of age. He’s now 20 years old and as my children grew and changed, so has my career as a counselor.

During my graduate school internship and following completion of my masters, I provided therapy for children and families. Play Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy quickly became great passions.  I earned the credential of Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) and am currently being certified in Body-Brain Sand Tray Therapy . After many years of experience, I have provided play therapy supervision, consultation and continuing education training for therapists world-wide.

As a part of my own self care, for over 20 years I have taught and practiced yoga, meditation, aromatherapy and relaxation therapies.  This has been the foundation of the mind-body awareness approach with my counseling clients of all ages. The practice of Mindfulness is at the foundation of all the services I provide.

During my career as a therapist, I’ve served as Family Services Director at an early childhood development center, I’ve owned and directed two counseling centers, owned and operated a yoga studio and have served in numerous volunteer positions on the local, national and international levels. I serve as the Early Childhood Specialist for Primrose Schools and contribute monthly to the popular Primrose Parenting Blog.

I have trained with Drs. John and Julie Gottman, Dr. Frank Main and Dr. David Woodsfellow for couples counseling and I work with couples providing several levels of relationship counseling.

As my career has continued to evolve and expand, I am now providing mid-life mentoring for women who are therapists and other helping professionals with their personal and professional growth.

Please feel free to reach Lynn directly at 404-455-5805 or lynn@wonderscounseling.com

Kristina Cooke, LCSW, RPT-S

Therapist for Children ages 0-11 and Adults ♦ Supervisor ♦ Trainer

K Cooke PhotoHi, I am Kristina Cooke, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. I am originally from Denmark, but received my Masters of Social Work from Florida Atlantic University and spent several years practicing in South Florida, before relocating to Marietta in 2014.

I am child-centered in my approach, focusing on helping children and families find solutions that will work for them and their unique situations. I strongly believe that every child and family has the ability to grow and heal, given the right kind of support.

I spent over 6 years providing individual and small group play therapy to preschoolers, in addition to running a private practice for older children, most of whom were dealing with the consequences of divorce, special needs, living in foster care, grief and loss, and various traumatic experiences.

I have a certificate in Infant Mental Health from the Harris Institute at Florida State University, which has given me valuable skills for working with children 0-3 and their parents. With training in Family Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, Child-Parent Psycho-therapy, and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy, I provide support to families,  strengthening parent-child relationships. When it is appropriate, I include parents in sessions and train them to be “therapeutic ” with their children, so they can continue the work at home and thereby maximize the effects of therapy.

I offer supervision and continuing education training to social workers seeking clinical licensure in Georgia as well as certification in play therapy.

I currently provide counseling to children 0-12 years old and their families, through play therapy, child-parent psycho-therapy and filial therapy. I also provide EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy for children and adults.

Galina Kadosh Tobin, APC, NCC

Counselor for Children, Teens and Adults

galina2Hello! I am Galina Kadosh Tobin and am originally from the DC area. I came to Georgia to attend UGA and earned my Bachelors degree in Psychology and a minor in child and family studies. While in college, I spent two summers working at Tel-Aviv University with some of the top trauma researchers.

Knowing that my passion was to work with children and adolescents, I moved to Nashville, TN in order to attend Vanderbilt University. While earning my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I completed my practicum as a counselor in an elementary school setting and my internship at the Sexual Assault Center.

Since earning my Master’s degree, I have worked in both a private practice and a non-profit setting. My experience has been in helping children, adolescents, adults and parents with issues ranging from daily life struggles to traumatic events.

I work with my clients from a holistic approach connecting mind and body. With children, I utilize play therapy to allow for a natural form of expression through play. I treat each client as an individual and collaboratively form a treatment plan unique to the individual’s needs and strengths. I believe that we use our available resources to deal with life’s stressors and aim to offer my clients alternative methods of coping that promote health and happiness.

I have obtained specialized training in research based trauma therapies including, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Progressive Counting (PC) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I also incorporate mindfulness and relaxation techniques, parenting support and techniques, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention Therapy and Habit-Reversal Therapy when appropriate.

I am currently working under supervision with Lynn Louise Wonders to become a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered-Play Therapist.

Laura Knox, APC

Therapist for Children, Adolescents and Adults

20160830_183524Hi!  I am Laura Knox.  I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and went to work in an area hospital for many years in a multi-faceted role in which one aspect of my job was to provide emotional support for those who had family members in critical condition.  Working in this environment I realized that I so enjoyed this interaction with patients and their families that I decided to  return to school.  I was also influenced by having observed a highly skilled play therapist  and her incredible impact on children. I completed  my Master’s degree and an additional 150 training hours in play therapy in 2015.

During my internship at an in-patient facility I provided counseling to children and teens who had experienced a span of issues including sexual, physical and emotional abuse, anxiety, and depression.  I gained experience with trauma, transsexual issues, and commercially sexually exploited trauma. After I completed my Master’s degree I was invited stay on with this facility as the community group home leader. My time there solidified a passion within me to work with children and teens.

In 2014 I was asked to serve as Vice President of a non-profit called Racheal’s Rest which provides counseling and healing retreats for women and children who are survivors of sexual assault and acts of violence.

In addition to working with Wonders Counseling Services I also provide in-home therapy for children and families at an agency that supports DFCS cases.

I am under clinical  supervision with Johnnie Jenkins, LPC, RPT, CPCS at a different location and under direction and play therapy supervision with Lynn Louise Wonders as I work toward my full license and credential as a Registered Play Therapist.