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Jun
29
What Is Parent Coaching? FAQs Answered by a JCAC Counselor

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What are parent coaching sessions?


Parent coaching sessions are focused on learning better ways to help your child manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, but they also help parents better communicate with their child. Parent coaching sessions typically consist of 4 parts: 1) Considering and adjusting your current perspective, 2) Reconnecting with your child, 3) Learning new parenting strategies and techniques to try, and 4) Practicing and continuing those new strategies in daily life.



What are some things that I will learn in a parent coaching session?


During a parent coaching session, we go over: using proactive and preventative techniques; seeing what life is like through the eyes...

Jun
03
4 Symptoms of Anxiety In Children Explained⎮Part 1: Behavior Changes






This video is a 5 part series about what anxiety looks like in children and what parents can do to support their child with Anxiety. In Part One of our series on What Anxiety Looks Like in Children, Erica discusses the Behavioral changes your child may experience when they are triggered by an anxious situation. Erica explains the differences in what anxiety looks like in children versus adults and how children communicate that they are feeling anxious. Check out Part 2 next week where Erica discusses avoidance and what it looks like in children with anxiety!



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Jan
19
THE SANDWICH GENERATION By: Caylin Broome, LCSW

It is widely known that the United States population over age 65 is increasing at a rapid rate. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the 65-and-older population increased by approximately one-third between 2010 and 2020. This so-called “silver tsunami” has created a critical need for aging-related resources, services, and care to assist elders with their activities of daily living. So far, the growth in this sector of the population has outpaced what local, state, and federally funded aging service programs can accommodate, and many families in need encounter barriers in accessing these resources, including strict eligibility criteria, lengthy waitlists, and underallocation of se...


Nov
12
Tips To Help Your Child With FRIENDS: Improving Social Skills







Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, familHave you ever heard your child say things like, “I don’t know how to make friends” or “I’m too awkward for this”? These could be signs that their social skills may have been significantly impacted by the circumstances of the last 2 years. In this video, JCAC Counselors Erika LaCaruba and Lillie Bamberg, talk about why it has been so hard for your child to make friends, how to help your child further develop social skills, and when it may be time to see a professional.




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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
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
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
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.


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...


Dec
28
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