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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....


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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Apr
02
What To Expect: First Appointment With JCAC







In this video, Erica Gregory, Clinical Director of JCAC, explains what you should expect during your first appointment with Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling. She starts with the creation of your client portal, the first communication with your counselor, as well as details about virtual and in-office sessions. Erica then explains what you will discuss with your counselor during your first meeting; including your past, your present, your future goals, as well as coming up you’re your treatment plan. She then explains what to expect if you are seeking individual counseling, couples counseling, or child/adolescent counseling. To learn more, please see the links below.




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Mar
26
Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Counselor, & Therapist. What's The Difference?










In this video, Erica Gregory, Clinical Director of JCAC, explains the differences between psychiatrists, psychologists, and counselors/therapists. She discusses the differences in required schooling as well as what appointments and services look like. Erica also breaks down the different licenses that counselors can have depending on school program and experience. In this video, Erica also provides questions to ask clinicians, 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 coun...


Dec
28
Dec
28
Anxiety Series Episode 5

Finance and Anxiety The fifth episode of the Anxiety series has been created in order to explain the relationship between anxiety and finances. Our owner and clinical director of JCAC had set up a discussion with a financial advisor. The Financial advisor that we have been so lucky to have the conversation with is Debbie Dorman. With her help, we are able to give you the tools to help manage anxiety around your finances. 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...


Oct
15
How To Find A Therapist

How To Find A Therapist



By: Chloe Gabrielle Harper, Clinical Intern at JCAC


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A question that is pretty common is “How Do I Find A Therapist?”. You are sitting in your bed and you realize that it is time to make a change, so you talk to your friend and he or she tells you maybe you need a therapist. You do a wild google search and words come up like “mental health counselor”, “clinical counselor”, “mental health technician”, “telehealth mental professional”, “psychiatrist”, and “psychologist”, and the list continues! You have asked you, friends, you have gone through 8 pages of google sites, and side links; a...


Oct
06
How To Teach Your Child Mindfulness



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How To Teach Your Child Mindfulness



By: Chloe Harper



Mindfulness is something that everyone should learn how to do, no matter the age. Mindfulness is a tool that can allow any individual to regulate their own internal functioning and emotions. That sounds practical for an adult to learn, but what about a child? A lot of parents ask what can mindfulness do for their child. David Gelles writes in the New York times about the benefits of mindfulness for children; the simplest practices help a child to learn how to be gentle, accepting, reducing anxiety, increasing happiness, and creating early habits.



When to begin?


Parents can begin as early as infancy when teaching mindfulness to their bab...


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