About You. . .
We want to thank you for visiting this site and let you know we believe you have come to the right place.
You are likely an individual seeking a holistic approach to growing yourself, your life and your career as you understand all these are connected. You are seeking support that will focus on the positive and be based in techniques that are founded in positive, effective methodology. You like to see results, and you want to work with someone who knows how to help you get those results. Wonders Counseling & Consulting has a host of services and programs that will be able to meet your needs.
About the Company. . .
To prepare and empower people personally and professionally to grow through and beyond challenges in order to achieve a sense of fulfillment in life and career.
Founded in 2012, Wonders Counseling & Consulting is dedicated to providing professional support services throughout the United States to train and support people to achieve a thriving, fulfilling life and career. The company was founded on a strong belief in using a holistic approach to helping people. Wonders Counseling & Consulting meets people where they are and sees individuals as a whole being in need of support and growth.
More history and details
Wonders Counseling Services, LLC was founded in 2012 after Lynn Louise Wonders sold her large, thriving group practice called Marietta Counseling for Children & Adults, LLC founded in 2007 in order to exchange the management aspects of the bigger group practice for solo, holistic-based private practice that would allow her more time and energy to develop a different vision for her own career path.
After two years of solo practice teaching play therapy trainings, providing therapy services and leading meditation and yoga classes, she then expanded, opened Wonders Wellness Center and brought on ten practitioners over three years who provided various services including psychotherapy for adults, couples counseling, play therapy, cranio-sacral therapy, aromatherapy, life coaching, nutritional consultation services and more.
Wonders Wellness Institute for Women now exists as a separate and additional business venture while Wonders Counseling & Consulting focused primarily on holistic mental health and professional development for therapists working with children and families.
As Lynn’s vision continued to evolve, she was increasingly being invited to lead continuing education training at conferences and for various large health care institutions as well as a rapidly growing number of career building consultation requests from therapists. Lynn was publishing articles frequently and was asked to serve as early childhood specialist for a national childcare company.
She launched an online community and training platform for therapists wanting to build a career in play therapy that grew to nearly 5000 regular members by 2018. By then there were more and more requests for business building and case consultation support coming in every week.
In 2017 Lynn stopped accepting new therapy clients to give time to begin the process of reducing her counseling case load to make time and space for more writing, training and consultation work with professionals.
Wonders Counseling Services, LLC expanded to include Wonders Counseling & Consulting in 2018 and is now primarily serving the needs of therapists and helping professionals working with children and families, needing support in building and expanding the business of private practice in the field of play therapy.
Lynn retains her license as a professional counselor and will continue providing clinical services for a few therapy clients while in Georgia in order to stay sharp with her clinical skills. Lynn will be bi-coastal with a small, part time clinical practice in Atlanta, Georgia with consulting and company headquarters in San Jose, California in 2019.
Meet our Team Members. . .
Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS
Lynn holds a masters degree in psychology and professional counseling completed in 2003, fully licensed as a professional counselor in 2007, a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) since 2010, an APT Approved Provider (#12-321) of continuing play therapy education for therapists and was certified as a professional counselor supervisor in 2013.
Lynn began providing clinical supervision and consultation to therapists nationwide in 2010. In 2011 Lynn completed the Association for Play Therapy Leadership Academy. She leads a large, thriving online community for play therapists from all over the world who are growing and developing their careers in the field of play therapy
Lynn’s career as a therapist began working with preschool age children and their families using play-based interventions along with training for preschool teachers. From there, she founded two group counseling practices, a yoga studio and a wellness center providing holistic support services to the local community.
While in private practice since 2007 she dedicated much of her professional time to helping therapists develop their careers in private practice. She now serves as a professional mentor, supervisor, consultant and continuing education trainer for therapists in the field of play therapy.
In 2016 Lynn trained in a small group setting and then in a larger format with Jack Canfield, former psychotherapist and original co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul and author of The Success Principles. She is certified as a Canfield Success Principles Coach & Trainer. Much of what she has learned from Mr. Canfield into her business coaching and consultation services for therapists and other helping professionals.
As part of her own self care, Lynn has long, extensive training and years of teaching and practicing yoga, meditation, aromatherapy and relaxation therapies over a 20+ year span. Her holistic mind-body awareness approach informs all of her work.
Lynn has served as the Early Childhood Specialist for Primrose Schools since 2009 and contributes regularly to the popular Primrose Parenting Blog.She was named National Spokesperson for their 2018 campaign to promote and support working parents and mitigating parent-guilt.
Liz Gray, LCSW, RPT – Organizational Systems Manager
Liz Gray is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist, and Certified School Social Worker in Illinois and Connecticut. Liz has worked with Lynn since 2017 when she volunteered out of the blue to help Lynn with a large organizational project in her online community for therapists. Since then, Liz has helped Lynn with “behind the scenes” organizational tasks such as creating calendars and spreadsheets, keeping track of participant information for live webinars, and assisting with management of Lynn’s online community. In addition to her work with Lynn, Liz is the owner of Liz Gray Counseling, LLC in CT and Organize Your Private Practice, a community to help therapists in private practice go from “overwhelmed to organized.” www.
Rose LaPiere, LPC, ACS, RPT-S – Retreat & Special Events
Rose is in private practice in Sea Girt, New Jersey where she provides play therapy, Theraplay, EMDR, sand tray therapy as well as clinical supervision and training workshops. Rose consults with schools and has taught undergraduate classes as an adjunct professor at Brookdale Community College and Georgian Court University. For the past several years Rose has written a parenting column called “Parent Sense” in the Coast Star and Ocean Star. Rose consults with and assists Lynn in co-coordinating live retreats and other special events with her expertise in bringing people together for community collaboration and ongoing education. Read more about Rose and her work at www.roselapiere.com
Michelle Coe – Website and Technology Manager
Kerri Anderson, LMFT – Online Community Manager