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Oct
22
Man’s Best Friend: Healing Through Pet Therapy






In this video, Ginny Vose, Trauma Specialist and Mental Health Counselor with JCAC, introduces Zoey, her Therapy Assistant. Zoey is a year and a half old French Bulldog who helps Ginny during Animal Assisted therapy sessions. Ginny talks about the benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy and walks you through what a typical session looks like with Zoey.



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 Florida. We offer in-office counseling service at our Alpharetta office which is conveniently located to serve Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell, and Cumming, Ga.


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Oct
15
Play Therapy: Speaking Your Child's Language






In this video, Erica Gregory, Clinical Director of JCAC, talks about what play therapy is, how it works, and what to expect from a play therapist. Play therapy is a form of counseling for children. The counselor isn’t “just playing” with the child, rather than walking them through Therapeutic play. In this video, Erica explains why play therapists use play as a form of therapy, and the benefits for your child. What can you expect from a play therapist at JCAC? Erica explains what the first 4 play therapy sessions look like. She also walks you through confidentiality and play therapy between counselor to parent, as well as treatment plans, goals, and parent support at home....


Oct
13
Play Therapy Frequently Asked Questions by Leah Rydel, JCAC Counselor

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Have you considered Play Therapy for your child? Counselor, Leah Rydel answers FAQs parents have about starting Play Therapy.


Leah has a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is currently awaiting approval of her Associate Professional Counseling (APC) license in Georgia. Leah is also working towards her Registered Play Therapist (RPT) license which involves special supervision and extensive trainings in play therapy!



Q: What is Play Therapy and is it right for my child?


A: Play Therapy is a model of therapy centered on the idea that play is the language of children. In play therapy, your child will develop skills related to building self-esteem and positive self-reg...


May
21
How To Find The Right Counselor For You Online





In this video, Erica Gregory, Owner and Clinical Director of JCAC, provides resources on how to find the right counselor for you. She discusses how to find a counselor online, what the credentials behind their name means, we well as provides questions to ask the counselor, and yourself, to help you find the best match for you.



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 Florida. We offer in-office counseling service at our Alpharetta office which is conveniently located to serve Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell, and Cumming, Ga.


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May
14
No Cost Boot Camp 4 Divorcing Women: Empowering Women With Knowledge






In this video, Erica Gregory, Clinical Director and Owner of JCAC, talks about how JCAC participates in a No Cost Boot Camp for Divorcing Women. Erica's role is the counselor and this team gives no cost information to women going through a divorce or may go through a divorce in the near future, in order to support, empower, and provide needed information to go through this process successfully. In this video, Erica explains the rolls of each team member - the Counselor, Lawyer, Private Investigator, and Financial Advisor.



To register at no cost or for additional questions: Please call Debbie Dorman (770) 377-4941



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May
07
EMDR Explained: Treatment for Trauma That Really Works!







In this video, Ginny Vose, Trauma Specialist and Mental Health Counselor with JCAC, shares with you a trauma treatment called EMDR and what a typical EMDR session looks like. Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, or EMDR is a treatment that enables people to heal from the emotional distress that results from disturbing life experiences by changing the way traumatic memories are stored. In this video, Ginny walks you through Bilateral Stimulation techniques as well as the process of “raising your window of tolerance” through treatment.


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Apr
30
Becoming Whole with IFS Counseling: How it Can Help You




In this video, Alice Hamrick, Counselor with JCAC, explains the techniques and overarching themes of IFS or Internal Family Systems. She breaks down the three parts of the self, the Manager, the Firefighter, and the Exile. Alice also explains The Self Concept and how to rediscover The Self to lead the other internal parts in a collaborative and cohesive way. Therapy can help you to get to know these different parts, understand what they need, build a healthier attachment with The Self, and heal interpersonal wounds.


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Apr
23
Helping The Whole Child: JCAC Partnership with Teachers As Tutors






In this video, Lori Spencer, Owner of Teachers as Tutors, talks about her partnership with Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling. Lori started Teachers as Tutors to help children in an academic way, while JCAC helps the child behaviorally. Counseling + Tutoring = Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child. The tutors at Teachers as Tutors are all certified teachers with classroom experience, so they know what children go through during the school day. They serve special education students and regular education students, Pre-K through 12th grade, covering all subjects. They also offer special education teachers with many years of experience writing IEP's and running IEP's meetings in schools to ad...


Apr
16
How To Talk To Someone About Suicide








In this video, Erica gives advice on how to talk to a loved one who you fear is suicidal, and how to give support if you find out your concern is correct. She discusses three major warning signs that an individual needs in order to cross the threshold to truly attempt suicide. Erica also explains why connecting with a suicidal loved one is so important, as well as how to truly connect with them. In this video you will also be provided with good questions to ask to get the answers you need. Check out the resources below to get the support you need to help your loved one.


Mental Health Support and Advocacy www.NAMI.Org


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention https://afsp.org


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Apr
09
How Depression In Children Looks Different Than Adults









In this video, Erica explains what depression looks like in children. Depression in children looks different than depression in adults. Erica describes what that looks like, provides warning signs for parents to look out for, and gives tips on how you can support your child or teen at home. In this video, Erica also discusses how depression affects school and what medical depression vs. situational depression looks like in children.


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