Meet Our Therapists

Leadership Team

Erica Gregory's
ERICA GREGORY, LMFT
JCAC OWNER 
CLINICAL DIRECTOR
LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST

Specializes in:

Play Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy

Populations:

Children, Couples, Families

404-834-2363 Ext. 1
MAGGIE BINNER
Maggie Binner, BS
OFFICE MANAGER
JCAC ADMIN TEAM LEAD
Erika LaCaruba
ERIKA LACARUBA, MA
MASTERS IN MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
JCAC CLINICAL TEAM LEAD
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Play Therapy, ADHD, Autism, Marriage

Populations:

Children, Couples, Adults, Adolescents

404-834-2363 Ext. 3

Admin Team

CHEYENNE LAND
CHEYENNE LAND-REQUIZ, BS
INTAKE LINE MANAGER
Kate Duffley
KATE DUFFLEY
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
alex grapenthin
ALEX GRAPENTHIN

YOUTUBE OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Clinical Team

RACHEL DORNEANU, NCC, APC
RACHEL DORNEANU, NCC, APC
ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR

Specializes in:

Adulting, Anxiety, Highly Sensitive People (HSP), Perfectionism, Premarital Counseling

Populations:

Adolescents 16+, Adults, Premarital Couples

404-834-2363 Ext. 7
LILLIE BAMBERG, MA
LILLIE BAMBERG, MA
MASTERS IN CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH

Specializes in:

Individual Counseling, Adolescent Therapy,

Play Therapy

Populations:

Children 6+, Adolescents, Young Adults

404-834-2363 Ext. 8
PARISA POORAK, APC
PARISA MORRIS, APC, NCC
ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Adolescents, Couples Therapy,

Multicultural Families

Populations:

Adolescents, Adults, Couples

404-834-2363 Ext. 9
Ginny Vose
GINNY VOSE, M.Ed, MA
CERTIFIED TRAUMA SPECIALIST

Specializes in:

Play Therapy, PTSD & Trauma, Women's Issues

Populations:

Children, Adolescents, Adults

404-834-2363 Ext. 2
Alexandra “Alex” Murphy
ALEXANDRA “ALEX” MURPHY, MA
MASTERS IN TRAUMA COUNSELING
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

EMDR for Trauma, Postpartum,

Communication, Life Transitions, Grief/Loss,

Sexual Abuse, LGBTQ+, Play Therapy

Populations:

Children, Adolescents, Adults

404-834-2363 Ext. 4
ERIN WILLIAMS, LAMFT
ERIN WILLIAMS, LAMFT
LICENSED ASSOCIATE MARRIAGE
AND FAMILY THERAPIST
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, and Premarital Counseling

Populations:

Couples, Adults, Adolescents

404-834-2363 Ext. 5
Alice Hamrick
ALICE HAMRICK, MA
MASTERS IN CLINICAL MENTAL
HEALTH COUNSELING
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Play Therapy, Depression, Anxiety

Populations:

Children, Adolescents, Adults

404-834-2363 Ext. 6
LEAH RYDEL, MA, NCC
LEAH RYDEL, MA, NCC
MASTERS IN CLINICAL MENTAL
HEALTH COUNSELING
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Play Therapy, Parent Coaching, Anxiety,

Low Self-Esteem, Disordered Eating, Addiction

Populations:

Children, Adolescents, Adults

404-834-2363 Ext. 10
CAYLIN BROOME, LCSW
LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Grief/Loss, Aging Process, Retirement Adjustment, Life Transitions, Social Skills/Communication, Adoption Adjustment

Populations:

Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elder Adults

404-834-2363 Ext. 13
JUSTIN HO, APC
ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, and Premarital Counseling

Populations:

Adults, Couples, Young Adults (18+)

404-834-2363 Ext. 14
MARLEY LOGUE, MFT

MASTERS IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Play Therapy, ADD/ADHD, Autism (ASD)

Behavioral Issues, Communication, Anxiety

Populations:

Children and Adolescents

404-834-2363 Ext. 15
MIKAYLA MINEHART, APC, NCC

Associated Licensed Counselor

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Individual Counseling, Aggression,

Self-Esteem, and Trauma

Populations:

Children and Adolescents, Young Adults, Families

404-834-2363 Ext. 16
BROOKE SANDERS, MFT

MASTERS IN FAMILY THERAPY

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Couples Therapy, Premarital Counseling, Communication,

Life Transitions

Populations:

Children 4+, Couples, Families,

Adolescents, and Young Adults

404-834-2363 Ext. 11
Chloe Harper
CHLOE HARPER, MFT

MASTERS IN FAMILY THERAPY

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions,

Play Therapy, Premarital Counseling

Populations:

Children 6+, Adolescents, Adults,

Couples, Families

404-834-2363 Ext. 12
JILLIAN CANADA, MS, NCC

MASTERS IN CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH

Specializes in:

Play Therapy, Self-Esteem, Anxiety, Depression,

Communication, Life Transitions

Populations:

Children, Adolescents, Adults

404-834-2363 Ext. 18
MIKAELA GRAY, MS

MASTERS IN CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH

Specializes in:

Individual Counseling for Adults and Adolescents

Populations:

Adolescents and Adults

404-834-2363 Ext. 19
LINNÉ HANDY

MASTERS LEVEL CLINICAL INTERN

Specializes in:

Individual Counseling & Trauma Counseling

Populations:

Adolescents and Adults

404-834-2363 Ext. 20
COLLEEN RITZ

MASTERS LEVEL CLINICAL INTERN

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS 

Specializes in:

 Individual Counseling, Life Transitions, Anxiety, and Depression

Populations:

Adolescents and Adults

404-834-2363 Ext. 17

RACHEL BRUNELLE
Rachel Brunelle

Masters Level Clinical Intern

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Anxiety, Depression, Co-dependency,

Grief, Life Transitions

Populations:

Individual Adults & Women

404-834-2363 Ext. 21
KEYON DAVIS
Keyon Davis

MASTERS LEVEL CLINICAL INTERN

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Men’s Issues

Populations:

Adolescents, Men, and Young Adults

404-834-2363 Ext. 22
MALLORY CALLANS
Mallory Callans

MASTERS LEVEL CLINICAL INTERN

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem

Populations:

Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults

404-834-2363 Ext. 23

LORI SPENCER
LORI SPENCER

OWNER OF TEACHERS AS TUTORS

Certified Special Education Teacher

Specializes in:

Special Education Tutoring, IEP Goals, Organization and Focus Skills

Populations:

ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism, Cognitive Delay, Executive Functioning

ERICA GREGORY, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Clinical Director and Owner of Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling

Erica Gregory's

Erica is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that has been in practice since 2010 offering Couples Counseling & Play Therapy for Children. She offers AAMFT approved supervision for associate level counselors. She graduated from Mercer School of Medicine with a Masters in Family Therapy in 2010. She is the Clinical Director and Owner of JCAC.

Erica works with Couples by assisting them to be open, attuned, and responsive to each other allowing them to reestablish their emotional connection.

She has worked with struggles ranging from communication breakdown, marital affairs, & previous traumas. She has specialized training and supervision in Emotionally Focused Couples Counseling and is working toward becoming a certified EFT therapist under Michael Burnett. She believes that a strong family is built upon a healthy and loving parental relationship.


Erica works with Children who struggle with depression, anxiety, bullying, trauma, and difficult transitions (divorce, adoption, or a move). She utilizes experiential and attachment-based play therapy to work with children. She is working toward earning her RPT (registered play therapist) certification. She has practiced within the school system and creates a holistic approach to treatment by collaboratively working with parents and teachers. Erica works with parents offering tools created based on the needs of each child- that balance healthy boundaries (discipline) and nurture (empathy). 

Furthermore, Erica has experience working with mental illness such as Depression, Anxiety, & Bipolar. She works with the client, their family, and the psychiatrist to create a holistic approach.

She can be reached directly at 404-512-2795 or Email: alpharettacounseling1@gmail.com

ERIKA LACARUBA, MA

Erika LaCaruba

 Erika LaCaruba specializes in play therapy with children, couple's therapy, and individual adult therapy. Her work with children focuses on building self esteem, increasing coping skills, and decreasing angry or anxious behaviors all while fostering creativity. She specializes working with children who struggle with ADHD and Autism. She offers behavior modification therapy with play therapy to incorporate fun while guiding each child to make changes in key areas of life. She also offers help to parents looking for ways to create a calmer home using proven behavior modification techniques.

Erika has received training to offer EFT, emotionally focused couple's therapy, to assist couples to increase their communication, repair connections in their relationships, and create a safe environment to heal together. She has experience working with individuals and couples who have experienced a trauma or affair, are struggling with anxiety or depression, or struggle with poor self esteem. Erika's work with individual adolescents and adults assists clients to decrease anxiety and depression symptoms, work through difficult periods in their lives, and cultivate hope for their future. Erika's strength is to tap into each persons innate power to positively change the course of their lives.

Erika has a Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling from Bridgewater State University. She uses a combination of person-centered, strength based, and creative evidence based interventions to meet clients where they are at and assist them in meeting their goals. There's no better time than the present to start making positive changes. The first step is to call and find out if I'm the right fit for you. I am happy to hear from you and would be honored to help you on your journey to healing. Contact Erika to schedule an appointment: 561-374-0706

RACHEL DORNEANU, NCC, APC

Rachel has a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Georgia and is an Associate Professional Counselor. She has her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Kennesaw State University. 

She has completed levels 1, 2 and 3 in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

She specializes in Premarital Couples Therapy and Individual Psychotherapy with teens and adults. Rachel helps couples with effective communication and helps them understand why they get stuck in the same fights. She is a Certified Prepare Enrich Trainer and Facilitator and a Certified SYMBIS Facilitator. These methods involve a personalized assessment that helps couples increase relationship satisfaction and confidence while using interactive workbooks for hands-on learning.

Rachel also has experience providing Individual Counseling to adults and teens. 

She works with individuals using talk therapy and keeps them engaged through interactive methods like art and various relaxation techniques. Her therapeutic approach is a combination of person-centered, strength-based, and creative evidence-based interventions to meet clients where they are at and assist them in meeting their goals. Her specialties include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).

She is trained to offer counseling services with a wide range of concerns such as anxiety, communication, conflict, depression, highly sensitive people, life transitions, perfectionism, self-esteem and self-harm. Her diverse experience includes working with individuals, couples, adolescents and children from all different cultural, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. She has worked in various treatment facilities such as a therapeutic boarding school, a community mental health agency, and an online platform, Crisis Text Line. Rachel is supervised by Kara McDaniel PhD, LPC, NCC, DCC, CPCS and Annie Kelahan LPC, ACS, A.T.R, BC. 

In-Person Session Office Hours:

Mondays 11-6pm


Online Session Office Hours:

Tuesdays 11-6pm

Wednesdays 11-6pm

Thursdays 11-6pm

Fridays 11-3pm


Rachel's online sessions are through Therapy Appointment, a HIPAA compliant video service.

To contact Rachel, Call 404-490-1566 or Email: Rachel@RACHELBUTLERCounseling.com

To schedule an appointment, Click Rachel's ONLINE PORTAL

To learn more about me, check out my  YouTube Videos

LILLIE BAMBERG, MA

Lillie has experience providing individual counseling to teens and young adults, and play therapy with children, utilizing the evidence-based treatment of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Person-Centered techniques to help clients cope with anxiety, depression, mild eating disorders, mild trauma, grief, struggling relationships, faulty communication, behavioral issues, and navigating difficult life transitions (divorce, moving, death of a parent). Lillie works with clients to help them gain the power back over their circumstances and make positive changes in perspective by understanding their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Lillie strives to provide all clients with an empathetic listening ear, compassionate understanding, and a genuine caring attitude with the client’s best interest in mind.

With children, Lillie utilizes play therapy and sand tray therapy to build a trusting relationship that helps children process through traumatic/difficult events/emotions, become aware and expressive of their feelings and emotions, and build upon their strengths and resiliency.

Lillie Bamberg has a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through the University of the Cumberlands. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Auburn University. She is a current member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Lillie is currently working towards her license in professional Counseling (LPC) and becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). She is under clinical supervision by Kara McDaniel PhD, LPC, NCC, DCC, CPCS.

Lillie can be contacted at 770-240-1036 or by email at lpalmercounseling@gmail.com

Office Hours:

Mondays 10am – 6pm

Tuesday 10am – 6pm

Wednesdays 10am – 7pm

Thursday 10am – 7pm

Fridays 10am – 6:30pm

PARISA MORRIS, APC, NCC

Parisa specializes in working with teenagers and adults going through life transitions, finding their identity, difficulty with school organization, struggling with addiction and transitioning to adulthood. She also has a passion about working with adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, and life adjustments. Additionally, Parisa enjoys working with families to increase communication and create a healthier home environment for the family unit. 

As an associated licensed therapist, Parisa strives to help all clients learn healthy ways of dealing with mental and emotional difficulties while utilizing multicultural counseling competencies. Dedicated to providing compassionate and wellness-focused care, Parisa utilizes Person-Centered therapy skills and CBT techniques to help clients approach topics with a variety of different outlooks, all while making sure you feel comfortable, cared for, and respected. Recently, Parisa has completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and she uses Gottman Method Couples Therapy in her work.

Parisa is currently practicing under the supervision and direction of Kara Z. McDaniel, PhD, LPC. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Alabama in 2019. Prior to that, she graduated from Samford University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Parisa gained her experience at the University of Alabama’s Collegiate Recovery and Intervention Center where she got the opportunity to work with college students who were working through issues with drugs or alcohol. Additionally, she gained experience in private practice settings working with Adolescents, Adults, and Families. Parisa has been working with John’s Creek & Alpharetta Counseling since August of 2019 and would love to opportunity to walk through your therapeutic journey with you!

To schedule a time to talk with Parisa, call 404-834-2363.

GINNY VOSE, M.Ed, MA

Ginny Vose

Ginny has worked with children, teens, and their parents for over 25 years. She loves to work with children and teens who struggle with anger management, anxiety, depression, bullying, and children dealing with parental divorce. She also enjoys coaching parents through issues that arise while raising children. She sees children at the Alpharetta office and seeing parents either at the Alpharetta office or online.

Ginny helps people with boundary issues in their lives. She enjoys working with people who struggle with a family member, significant other, or friend who is narcissistic or toxic in any way. Ginny also enjoys working with those who struggle in their relationship with food. She has lived through and done research in the area of dieting. She also enjoys working with those who struggle with eating disorders. 

As a certified trauma therapist, Ginny’s heart is serving those who serve the community every day. She finds it an honor to work with First Responders, Fire Fighters, and Veterans. Additionally, she has a heart for those who are survivors of sexual assault. Ginny uses a three-phase approach to complex trauma and PTSD. Using CBT, DBT, CPT, EMDR, and Narrative therapy, she works to first provide skills for the clients to manage the aftereffects of trauma and to move on after the trauma. She sees clients in the Alpharetta office and online.

Ginny has a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from Upper Iowa University and a Master of Education Degree from Concordia University. As a 23-year veteran teacher, she has a pulse on the struggles that young people deal with daily.

Ginny is now offering therapy with her dog, Zoey. Using a dog in therapy adds another layer of assistance to clients. Zoey can help improve motivation and engagement in therapy, perhaps resulting in a shorter recovery process and lower costs. Zoey can also provide a sense of security and emotional support. Dogs in particular offer unconditional acceptance and positive regard. Having a session with Zoey can promote relaxation. Zoey can help the client learn frustration tolerance and other anger management techniques. Working with Zoey can be instruments of learning, which can increase self-confidence and self-esteem. More than anything, Zoey always offers humor and fun due to her playful nature. 

To schedule an appointment with Ginny, please call 404-834-2363

To learn more about me, check out my  YouTube Videos

ALEX MURPHY, MA

Alex Murphy

Alex specializes in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, client-centered talk therapy and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Alex works with children, adolescents and adults with a focus on trauma processing, Complex PTSD, stress, anxiety, grief, depression and LGBTQ concerns. Alex believes in working alongside her clients in order to facilitate healing and growth. She works to create a safe and brave space for clients.

Alex is also passionate about working with one or both parents from pre-conception through early childhood. From hospital or assault trauma impacting anxiety around birth to post-partum mood disorders to general stress about starting a family, Alex is committed to making all her clients feel comfortable and respected throughout this process.

Alex received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Georgia in 2016 and her Master’s degree in International Disaster Psychology at the University of Denver in 2020. She worked at an inpatient psychiatric hospital in Phnom Phen, Cambodia during the summer of 2019 and was heavily involved in research on parenting and perinatal populations during the course of her Master’s degree.

Alex is under clinical supervision by Lauren Dack, LPC.

Alex can be contacted at 781-469-1507 or A.MurphyCounseling@gmail.com.

Office Hours:

Monday: 8am-4pm

Thursday: 8am-2pm

Friday: 9am-8pm

Erin Williams, LAMFT

Erin is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with couples, individual adults, and adolescents. She loves working with individuals and couples who are ready to take the next steps towards emotional or relational health. This includes working with teens, young adults, and adults for things such as anxiety, depression, grief, stress, family relationships, or life transitions, as well as couples who are looking for help due to marital conflict, communication, trust, or infidelity issues. She also enjoys working with engaged couples through premarital counseling.

Erin has received training and supervision in Emotionally Focused Therapy, an approach that focuses on strengthening a couple’s connection and building emotional trust and safety between partners. She is a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator and has completed Gottman Level 1. She has also received training in Discernment Counseling, a type of counseling for couples who are uncertain about whether or not to pursue couples therapy or to get a divorce.

Erin earned a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling at Nyack College. As a systemically trained therapist, she approaches therapy in a holistic way to help her clients reach their goals both individually and in their relationships. She strives to create a safe space for each of her clients by being supportive, empathetic, and encouraging them towards growth. Erin is supervised by Joel Baker, LMFT.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Erin, call 678-509-3803 or email erin@ewilliamstherapy.com

ALICE HAMRICK, MA

Alice Hamrick

Alice’s passion includes working with children, adolescents, and young adults, suffering from depression, anxiety, self-esteem, life-transitions, interpersonal challenges and trauma. She enjoys going deep with clients to gain a holistic view of an individuals lived experience. She strives to make everyone feel comfortable and accepted as she works with individuals and children of many cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Alice enjoys helping clients achieve wellness through exploration of goals, acquisition of positive coping, and understanding the influence of childhood events on current functioning. She incorporates Psychodynamic theory, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral interventions, offers Play Therapy, and Internal Family System techniques.

Alice is a Masters Level Counselor, under the supervision of Erica Gregory, owner of Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling. Alice received her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health at Northwestern University. She received a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgia Gwinnett College, with a concentration in child development.

To learn more about me, check out my  YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Alice can be contacted at 770-330-6579 or by email at AeHamrick24@gmail.com

Office Hours:

Mondays 9am – 7pm

Wednesdays 9am – 7pm

Fridays 9am – 7pm

Leah Rydel, MA

Leah is a Masters Level Clinical Mental Health Counselor who specializes in working with individuals throughout the entire lifespan. Leah’s modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Strength Based Counseling and Mindfulness Approach to work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and trauma. She is passionate about connecting with clients on an emotional and empathic level to building strong, lasting relationships with them.

Leah holds a Master’s of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bradley University. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a minor in Nutrition Science from The University of Georgia.

To schedule a time to talk with Leah, call 404-834-2363.

CAYLIN BROOME, LCSW

Caylin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, and elders. She specializes in supporting people through issues such as social skills and relational difficulties; life transitions, such as coping with acute and chronic illness, the aging process, and caregiver stress; adoption adjustment; developmental disabilities; and grief and loss. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia and has provided clinical services in nonprofit, community-based, school, residential, and healthcare settings in the Atlanta area since 2010.

Caylin brings a person-centered approach to her counseling services, working collaboratively with clients to help them achieve a life worth living in accordance with their own personal values and unique strengths. She utilizes Rogerian, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and experiential modalities to create a sense of unconditional support and safety for her clients, thereby empowering them to express themselves, take risks, and grow on their own terms – both in the context of the therapy room, as well as in their day-to-day lives.For more information, please contact Caylin at 470-781-4279 or CaylinBroome.lcsw@gmail.com

JUSTIN HO, APC

Justin is an associate licensed counselor who works with individual young adults, older adults and couples. He graduated from Mercer University in 2021 after receiving a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Justin is passionate about helping people grow, learn and find ways to become their best selves through empathy and empowerment. He supports individuals through anxiety, depression, communication issues and life transitions. Justin does premarital counseling and is a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator. He has experience in dealing with men's issues and improving social skills as well. He utilizes a person-centered approach and incorporates cognitive-behavioral interventions in accordance with what works best for his clients.

When it comes to therapy, Justin approaches each session with a collaborative mindset. He aims to create connections on an emotional level that are open, honest, and judgement free. Justin hopes to cultivate a safe space for each client to speak freely and work on their personal development.To schedule a time to talk with Justin, call 404-834-2363.

MARLEY LOGUE, MFT

MARLEY LOGUE, MFT

Marley specializes in play therapy and adolescent/teen therapy. Her work with this population is aimed to increase coping skills, build self-efficacy, and decrease maladaptive functioning. She is very passionate about working with children, adolescents, and teens who deal with anxiety/depression, ADD, adjustment disorders, and Autism. Marley offers play therapy, talk therapy, and behavioral modification for her clients. She also offers sessions with the families of her clients to aid and promote functional skills that can be used at home.

Marley has a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Mercer University School of Medicine. She uses play therapy, as well as a combination of solution-focused and narrative therapies to help her clients meet their goals and promote positive change in their lives.

Marley can be contacted at 404-941-0661.

MIKAYLA MINEHART, APC, NCC

Mikayla has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ball State University and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Alabama. Mikayla is passionate about working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. She has experience working with a variety of mental health concerns such as trauma, aggression, grief, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. Mikayla utilizes a vast array of approaches with her clients such as Narrative Therapy, CBT, DBT, and Solution-Focused therapy. She values providing a safe and supportive space to promote opportunities for positive change. Mikayla strives to establish a collaborative, trusting therapeutic relationship with clients in order to help them reach their goals. Each person has a unique story and Mikayla hopes to create a place for her clients to explore sensitive areas of their lives in a judgment free environment. During her free time, Mikayla enjoys watching sporting events, spending time with family, and trying out new restaurants.

Mikayla Minehart can be reached  at 678-667-2553, or mminehartcounseling@gmail.com 

BROOKE SANDERS, MFTLess

Brooke is a Masters Level Clinician who holds a Master of Family Therapy degree from Mercer University’s School of Medicine and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of South Carolina. She is currently pursuing full licensure as an LMFT. In addition, she is a certified Prepare/Enrich premarital counseling facilitator. 

Brooke views children and adolescents, individuals, couples, and families within their larger contexts to maintain a systemic perspective. She works alongside clients to increase effective communication, identify and advocate for individual needs, and reach their personal goals. She incorporates the Satir Model of Family Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Practices to assist in achieving these goals. 

Brooke is committed to continually educating herself on social and racial injustices so that she can provide culturally competent care to all clients.

To schedule a consultation with Brooke, please call the intake line at 404-834-2363, her direct line ‪404-941-6417‬, or by email at 

CHLOE HARPER, MFTLess

Chloe Harper

Chloe graduated from Mercer's School of Medicine with, Masters Family Therapy Program. She also holds a Clinical Psychology degree from Georgia Gwinnett College where she received clinical cognitive psychology research experience. Her previous work history has allowed her to build experience and knowledge in the preschool and Montessori settings. Chloe loves to work with children, young adults, and adults. With the use of expressive techniques, Chloe guides clients into realizing their true potential. She helps them process their interactions and enhance their self-esteem to better their communication. When working with kiddos, Chloe enjoys helping them express themselves and improve their communication skills to address the needs and wants they show through behaviors. Chloe also likes to work with premarital counseling, depression, anxiety, life cycle transitions, and play therapy cases.

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment email CHARPERMFT@GMAIL.COM or call 404-834-2363

JILLIAN CANADA, MS, NCC

Jillian is passionate about working with individuals across the lifespan as they navigate challenges such as anxiety, depression, identity development, and difficult life transitions. Her purpose is to help her clients find fulfillment and feel authentic in their daily lives. She uses person-centered talk therapy and varying techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and acceptance & commitment therapy to help her clients feel empowered to make meaningful changes. She believes through creating a trusting relationship based on respect and compassion for others, her clients can grow and reach their goals.

Jillian has a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Georgia and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia. She is currently practicing under the supervision of Shawna Jackson, LPC, CPCS. In her free time, she loves hanging out with her family and pets, enjoying the outdoors, going to new coffee shops, and attending barre classes.

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with Jillian, call 404-834-2363

MIKAELA GRAY, MS

Mikaela Gray

Mikaela enjoys working with adolescent, young adult, and adult populations concerning a variety of issues related to identity development, depression, anxiety, relational difficulties, and struggles with adjustment to life’s changes. She has 13 years of experience working with adolescent and young adult populations as a lay volunteer in her communities and has completed an educational track focused on young adult populations. Her passion is to continue working with this group as a professional in the Counseling field.

Mikaela’s approach to clients is holistic, utilizing empathy and self-discovery as a means to help clients understand their thoughts and behaviors in relation to their world, their relationships, and their current struggles. Some of her counseling approaches include CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), EFT (emotionally focused therapy), and NT (narrative therapy). She believes that a strong therapeutic relationship built on trust and collaboration is central for clients as they navigate change, striving to help each client feel seen, heard, and understood whatever their reason for seeking counseling.

Mikaela received her Bachelors in Psychology: Counseling and Human Development from Liberty University and received a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Georgia with a focus on College and Career as a population of interest. 

LINNÉ HANDY

Masters Level Clinical Intern

MIKAELA

Linné is a Masters Level Clinical Intern working under the supervision of owner and clinical director of Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling, Erica Gregory. She works with adolescents and adults who are dealing with life transitions, anxiety, PTSD, depression, and relational problems. She is an immigrant from South Africa and has lived in the United States on and off since 2005. This instilled a passion in her to work with immigrants, military kids, missionary kids, and expat families who are going through the process of adapting to a new country and culture. She tailors her therapeutic approach according to the needs of each individual. She regularly incorporates a family systems approach to explore how the family unit has impacted an individual. For multicultural and biracial clients, she utilizes the Multiple Heritage Identity Development Model to address issues unique to this population. Linné received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Liberty University and will graduate with her Masters from Liberty University in 2022.

COLLEEN RITZ

Masters Level Clinical Intern

COLLEEN RITZ

Colleen believes that everyone walks a different path, has a unique story, and deserves to be heard and understood. Colleen is passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults as they embark on their journey of self-awareness and personal growth through various life challenges and transitions. As a creative-minded person, she likes to use a variety of approaches such as CBT, Gestalt, and Person-Centered to meet each of her clients exactly where they are. In addition, she believes in the power of fostering a strong therapeutic relationship where she can create a warm, safe space for her clients to feel comfortable and seen in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

Colleen received a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising from DePaul University in Chicago in 2017 and will graduate from Antioch University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in 2023. Her hobbies include hiking with her poodle and husband, trying new restaurants around Atlanta, and traveling – especially to the beach!

Rachel Brunelle

Masters Level Clinical Intern

RACHEL BRUNELLE

Rachel is a master’s level clinical intern working under the supervision of the owner and clinical director of Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling, Erica Gregory. She is passionate about coming alongside women dealing with relationship problems, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and co-dependency. Rachel also enjoys seeing couples. She believes we were created to be in relationship with each other. Her approach with clients is a holistic mindset, utilizing empathy and curiosity to connect and empower in the direction of healing, growth, and personal goals.Rachel came to the counseling field by way of journalism. However, long before broadcasting, she yearned to serve. Her curious nature and longing for genuine connection ignited on a mission to Brazil. During her television reporting experience post-hurricanes and covering traumatic events, this desire to meet needs in her community and bring healing was continuously reaffirmed.

Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Auburn University. She currently attends Richmont Graduate University seeking a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. This institution simultaneously equips clinicians to integrate the Christian faith with psychology when the client prefers. She has gravitated toward a person-centered theoretical orientation favoring tools such as a thorough biopsychosocial assessment, CBT, Narrative Therapy, EFT, Gottman Institute, and Attachment Theory, among other interventions, methods, and modalities.Rachel and her husband Carter live in Atlanta with their English Springer Spaniel, Maggie. They enjoy being with family and friends, serving at church, watching football, grilling out at home, and traveling together.

Keyon Davis

Masters Level Clinical Intern

KEYON DAVIS

Keyon is a master’s level clinical intern working under supervision of owner and clinical director of Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling, Erica Gregory. Keyon likes working with adolescents and young adults that struggle with depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns. He also has a passion working with men clientele and hopes to create a safe environment where men can open up about their presenting issues. Keyon received a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Georgia and plans to graduate from the University of North Georgia in the summer of 2023.

In Keyon’s free time, he loves to watch movies, play video games (Nintendo specifically), hang out with friends, and listen to music.

Mallory Callans

Masters Level Clinical Intern

MALLORY CALLANS

Mallory is a master’s level intern working under the supervision of owner and clinical director of Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling, Erica Gregory. Mallory enjoys working with children, adolescents, and young adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-esteem/body image issues, OCD, and life transitions. She uses a variety of different approaches such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, and client-centered therapy to best fit the client’s needs. Through these approaches, she hopes to foster a sense of confidence and set of coping skills that allow the client to grow and flourish in life.

Mallory received her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Family/Child Sciences from Florida State University and is now earning her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. Mallory enjoys reading, and spending time with her dog, friends, and family in her free time.

LORI SPENCER

Owner of Teachers As Tutors

Certified Special Education Teacher

Lori is the owner and founder of Teachers As Tutors which is partnered with Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling. Lori is a Georgia Certified Teacher who is passionate about helping children learn, grow, and thrive. She is a mother of two wonderful daughters, and two beautiful grandchildren. She utilizes her unconditional acceptance and patience to help each child achieve success in academics and in life.

Lori graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in special education. She has worked in the school system for 19 years: 8 years in high school, 8 years in elementary, and 3 years in middle school. She has taught self contained classrooms and has headed interrelated programs. Lori has written IEPs for 19 years and understands the complexities of the school system. She is highly qualified to assist any child with an IEP meet their goals, and increase confidence in the curriculum- all while having fun.

Lori can combine her experience and skill with a counselor to assist a child with their emotion, organization, classroom skills, and education.

For more information visit her webpage at the link below or call 470-546-3320

TEACHERS AS TUTORS

MAGGIE BINNER, BS

Maggie Binner is the Office Manager and Admin Team Lead at Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling. She received her Associates Degree in Psychology from Coastal Carolina Community College, and her Bachelors in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. Maggie is experienced in project management and is responsible for the administrative activities of JCAC. She's passionate about the importance of self-care, mental health, and adoption. As both a biological and adoptive mother, Maggie delights in spreading the word about growing families through fostering and adoption. Outside of work, her interests include, fitness, skincare, home organizing, and iced coffee. 

Cheyenne Land-Requiz, BS

Cheyenne Land

Cheyenne is the Intake Line Manager at Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Human Development/Family Studies with a minor in Psychology from Indiana University. Cheyenne’s unique skill set includes experience in customer service/guest relations, social services and early learning. She is responsible for handling client inquiries and scheduling at JCAC. Cheyenne is a mom of 3 and a passionate early childhood advocate. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, volunteering with the Early Learning Alliance Network, exploring outdoors, and blogging about all things early learning!

KATE DUFFLEY

Kate Duffley is the Social Media Coordinator at Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling. She is currently studying Psychology and Human Development at the University of Alabama. Kate is responsible for the weekly newsletters, content creativity, and marketing behind Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling. She hopes to continue her education in pursuing a Master's in Therapy and Mental Health Counseling.


ALEX GRAPENTHIN

Alexandra (Alex) is the YouTube Outreach Specialist at Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling. She is responsible for the research, collaboration, and editing of all videos for the JCAC YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/c/JCACounseling 

Alex is currently working on a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of South Carolina, with a goal of starting a career as a counselor, specializing in addiction and recovery.

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