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JCAC's Blog, Serving the Community

IEP Advocacy

Did you know that we offer IEP advocacy from certified special education teachers who have many years experience? We have the inside knowledge for you to walk into that meeting with confidence. If your child started struggling and you need to know what to do next to get the support you need from the school system, click here to schedule a time to talk with us! Calendly.com/jcacounseling

New Service: EMDR Trauma Therapy

Trauma Counseling, PTSD Counseling: EMDR

EMDR has become well known to be an extremely affective form of counseling for those who have experienced a trauma or someone feeling overwhelmed with painful emotion. If you are experiencing emotional distress following a reminder or trigger of trauma, EMDR can help! Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling is proud to have trained counselors to offer EMDR.

What is EMDR?

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, it is a type of therapy or psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that what took traditional talk therapy y...

Emotions Can Be.... Messy. We share why, and how to tame them.

By Krista Clark, LMFT, Marriage and Family Therapists with JCAC

Feelings are for Feeling

If you’re anything like me, you’ve felt every emotion there is to feel over the fast couple on months. Anxiety, sadness, grief, gratitude, joy, anger, boredom, overwhelmed, peace. These feelings have all been visitors of mine and I would imagine in one way or another, they’ve paid you a visit too.

Emotions can feel messy because they rarely come one at a time, and they sometimes show up uninvited.

While some emotions may feel uninvited, they’re never there by accident. In fact, our emotions are highly intelligent and functional, and therefore cannot be random. Our brain is far too r...

Helping Your Bored Teenager

By: Lillie Palmer, Mental Health Counselor with JCAC

Teens are Bored in the House and They’re in the House Bored

As we near the end of the academic school year and the summer season looms around the corner, there’s no doubt that teenagers are anxiously awaiting to see how the occurrences with COVID-19 will alter their summer plans to travel, hang out with friends, go to college, get their first summer job, go on adventures, and more. Being a teenager is hard enough nowadays with pressures, expectations, and physical/emotional/hormonal changes, but to add a pandemic into the mix brings about even more stress and emotions. Teens have had to adjust to virtual school from home, spendin...

Why Change is Hard...

By: Ginny Vose, Mental Health Counselor with JCAC

Facing & Embracing Change

This morning, as I was getting ready to see a couple of clients, I walked past my newly framed 2020 tassel (I recently graduated my masters program for counseling). I was amazed as I began to contemplate just how much my life had changed over the past few years. My journey to become a counselor started 3 years ago when I realized that the job description for my former career was no longer what I had signed up for. I chose to take a leap, go back to school at age 45 and make another path for myself.

Change is Unavoidable.

I have heard it said that change is the one thing that you can count on in life. For many, dealing ...

Am I struggling from Quarantine Fatique?

By Erika LaCaruba, Mental Health Counselor with JCAC

Quarantine Fatigue and How We Can Help

You may have heard the term quarantine fatigue floating around the Internet lately and been curious about what exactly this term means. You may not have the definition, but you have probably felt the weight of maintaining quarantine or social distancing.

Since the quarantine began have you or your kids said the following:

I’m bored!"

I want to go to **insert crowded public place surrounded by other people here**

When can we go back to school/work

I’m tired **even though they haven’t been up for more than 4 hours**

I don’t want to go outside/for a walk/do a home workout

We don’t...

Safely Re-opening the Alpharetta Office

We are excited to annouce that we have created a plan to "softly" open the Alpharetta Office Starting May 18th, 2020. This opening is for clients that could not use tele-med services or prefer to be seen in person. We open mindful that COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people.

The staff of Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling (JCAC) has put in place preventative me...

Having an Eating Disorder during COVID-19

Eating Disorder Recovery During COVID-19

During times of stress, everything gets harder. This is especially true for someone struggling with disordered eating. When we are stressed, symptoms increase and can feel harder to manage. The “new normal’ we are living in can affect your recovery from disordered eating. Here are helpful things to remember as you navigate this new experience and your recovery while in quarantine.

1)It's hard... but remember feeling emotion won’t kill you! Remember, it’s okay to feel the difficult emotions coming up for you. Feeling doesn’t mean we succumb to our emotions, but we are empowered to control them.

2) Expectations breed resentme...

Perfectionism Lecture by Rachel Butler

Do you struggle with perfectionism? Do you hold yourself to high standards? Please enjoy learning more how you can calm your critical voice with JCAC's Rachel Butler, Licensed Associate Professional Counselor

Click Here to Schedule a Time to Talk with Rachel

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GLOW: Self Esteem and Perfectionism featuring Rachel Butler, MS NCC APC

Join us to learn about Self Esteem and Perfectionism in our 30-minute webinar series followed by a live Q&A featuring Rachel Butler, MS NCC APC.

Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling (#JCAC) is a warm and family orientated counseling practice in Alpharetta, Ga. We offer online counseling services in the states of Georgia and Florid...

Is Fear Controlling You?

By Ginny Vose, Clinical Mental Health Counselor

How To Manage The Fear Factor

Fear is a factor in all of our lives. It seems that fear has been prevalent all around us since the virus changed life as we knew it. We all stayed at home because of fear. People cleared the grocery store of hand sanitizer and toilet paper because of fear. We all said that we wanted life to get back to normal. I have read countless social media posts of people boasting about what they will do first when we are truly “free” again. After the 14 day lock down turned into 30, we were told that businesses would begin to open again and life could begin to go back to normal. Then everyone began to fear somethi...

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Suite 42,

Alpharetta, GA 30022 

 Phone. 4048342363 

Email. Alpharettacounseling1@gmail.com

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Suite 42,

Alpharetta, GA 30022 

 Phone. 4048342363 

Email. Alpharettacounseling1@gmail.com

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