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JCAC's Blog, Serving the Community

Sep
28
Motherhood and Postpartum During The COVID Crisis

Motherhood and Postpartum During The COVID Crisis



by Chloe Gabrielle Harper, Clinical Intern at JCAC



The United States has seen the most socially changing event, that has shaken the very core of all American's; the COVID epidemic. The epidemic has caused the isolation of many individuals and the halting of every social activity. With the new way of life, the way we socialize and interact in the world has vastly changed. As a result, we have incorporated different ways to not only keep us safe but to also find ways to socialize virtually. However, among the groups of individuals that have been affected by the epidemic, the most overlooked ones are the mothers that are suffering from postpartu...


Sep
26
Kids Screen Time, Finding Balance

By: Erica Gregory, LMFT. Counselor and Owner of Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling



KIDS SCREEN TIME: How To FIND BALANCE





In this video, Erica discusses how to assess what is a healthy amount of screen time, and how to find balance with your kids use of technology. After COVID-1...



In this video, Erica discusses how to assess what is a healthy amount of screen time, and how to find balance with your kids use of technology. After COVID-19, screen time with children is up and it is time to re-assess how we measure what is healthy. This video can help you know the dangers of technology, the benefits of technology, and help you change your perception of screen time from bad to a " useful tool." ...


Sep
18
Is Virtual Learning Causing Strain In Your Parent/Child Relationship?

Virtual learning causing strain in your parent/child relationship?


By Brooke Sanders, Clinical Intern with JCAC



Here’s a fun activity for connection and gaining a different perspective.


Virtual learning has the potential to create new roles for parents to play in their children’s education. For many, this new dynamic within the home can make it seem like parents and children are speaking different languages. If you’ve ever given directions to your child, which were completely misunderstood, you know what I mean. As parents, we feel that our directions are crystal clear. However, I encourage you to take a step back and experiment with a new perspective.


1. Print out a simple dr...


Sep
18
Does My Child Have PTSD After Seeing a TRAUMATIC VIDEO Online? & How Do I TALK TO MY TEEN About It?



Does My Child Have PTSD After Seeing a TRAUMATIC VIDEO Online? & How Do I TALK TO MY TEEN About It?





In this video, Erica discusses how to have a conversation as a parent with your teenager about the Viral Suicide Video that was on TikTok, Facebook, & YouTube. Many teenagers saw the graphic video and Erica outlines how to know if your teen has PTSD symptoms after watching the Gruesome Video. There are many other ways children can be exposed to traumatic videos online and in the world. Erica helps parents learn how you can help your child and can help you answer the question "Does my child need help?" or "It my teenager okay?"


To learn more about our counseling practice visit: www.JCACounseli...

Sep
04
Freedom Is Not Free, A Letter of Thanks On 9/11

Freedom Isn’t Free


Blog by Ginny Vose, MA, MeD, Counselor with JCAC



Today we remember that horrible day when America was attacked on our own soil in such a senseless act of terrorism. I want to take time to thank all of our first responders, fire fighters, police officers, and our men and women from each branch of the military for volunteering to put yourself in harm’s way to keep us all safe. I can only imagine the high cost that you have or still are paying for me to be able to live as I do. You have my utmost respect and full support. You are always in my heart and in my prayers. Because you run toward danger each day, you are subject to being traumatized. You can even develop ...


Sep
01
Losing a Child To Cancer- In memory of Mary Elizabeth and Matthew

How To Be Brave and Learn To Love Every Day Again.


The Stages of Grief When you Lose a Child.



Written in Honor of Mary Elizabeth and Matthew


By Ginny Vose, MA, MeD, Counselor with JCAC



The worst thing that I went through as a teacher was the loss of two of my students. Mary Elizabeth died five years ago on September 2, 2015 from Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Matthew died on September 12, 2017 of sudden cardiac death associated with Long QT Syndrome. Both of these children were wonderful, sweet kids. I was only their teacher, but not a day goes by that I do not miss them. After watching these two sets of parents grieve, I have a heart for those parents who have lost their children. I want very much t...


Aug
28
Infertility Support Group: Fighting for Fertility

Fighting for Fertility, A Unifying Women's Group


By Parisa Poorak, APC, Counselor with JCAC



Thousands of women across the US are trying to get pregnant, almost 13% of women seek services for fertility. Many women dream of the joy of parenthood and feel lost when month after month they are not pregnant. Anger, sadness, and embarrassment are only a few emotions these women experience. JCAC is excited to announce that we are starting a unifying group for women to come together, support each other, and learn skills to face tomorrow.



JCAC is excited to offer support, we are starting an infertility group called “Fight for Fertility." Our inferility support group will be led by Parisa Poorak, ...


Aug
28
Are You a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)?

Am I A Highly Sensitive Person? (HSP)


By Rachel Butler, MS, NCC, APC, Counselor with JCAC


Have you heard of the term Highly Sensitive People (HSP)? High Sensitive People is a term for individuals that are highly observant and typically empathetic people. So, this can be a gift! However, you may also be overwhelmed easily. This trait is common with about 20% - or 1 in 5 people - in the world. I get it, I'm an HSP as well. At JCAC, we specialize with HSP, we work with it often. Below is a list to see if you are an HSP:



If you’re a Highly Sensitive Person you may…


1) Pick up on tiny differences or changes


2) Find that you’re more in tune with your emotions


3) Notice that you&rsqu...


Aug
26
A Loving Message to Our Teachers

The Back to School Teacher Droop


By Ginny Vose, MA, MeD


Certifed Teacher & Counselor with JCAC


Every year, without fail, while I was teaching, I would start the year with the back to school droop. On Monday morning, I would go to school so energized and ready to go. After teaching the rules and how to successfully navigate my classroom, I would go home and instantly fall asleep within minutes of walking through the door. Getting up Tuesday was harder and by Friday, I had lost my happy attitude because I was so tired. Going back to work after two months off was exhausting, so I can only imagine what this past week has been like after being at home since March. Additionally, this year, you have ...


Aug
15
Meet Brittanni Young, LMFT

In this video, you will meet one of our counselors: Brittanni Young.



Brittanni Young, LMFT, CST





Brittanni Young is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist and Clinical Sexologist.


To read Brittanni's Bio, Click Here


To schedule a time to talk with Brittanni, Click Here


To learn more about Couple's Therapy, Click Here




About JCAC:


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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 Phone. 4048342363 

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