Meet Our Therapists

Leadership Team

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

Specializes in:

Play Therapy, Couples Therapy, Public Speaking

Populations:

Children, Couples, Families

404-834-2363 Ext. 1
GINNY VOSE, M.Ed, MA
GINNY VOSE, M.Ed, MA
Certified Trauma Specialist
Internship Mentor
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Play Therapy, PTSD & Trauma, Women's Issues

Populations:

Children, Adolescents, Adults

404-834-2363 Ext. 2
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

Clinical Team

LILLIE BAMBERG, MA
LILLIE BAMBERG, MA
MASTERS IN CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Individual Counseling, Adolescent Therapy,

Play Therapy

Populations:

Children 6+, Adolescents, Young Adults

404-834-2363 Ext. 8
PARISA MORRIS, APC, NCC
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
ALEXANDRA “ALEX” MURPHY, MA
ALEXANDRA “ALEX” MURPHY, MA, APC
ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR
MASTERS IN TRAUMA COUNSELING

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, LMFT
LICENSED 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, MA
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

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
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
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
MIKAYLA MINEHART, APC, NCC
ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Individual Counseling, Aggression,

Self-Esteem, and Trauma

Populations:

Individual Counseling, Aggression,

Self-Esteem, and Trauma

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

MASTERS IN FAMILY THERAPY

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, LAMFT
CHLOE HARPER, LAMFT

LICENSED ASSOCIATE MARRIAGE

AND FAMILY THERAPIST

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
JILLIAN CANADA, MS, APC, NCC

ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Play Therapy, Self-Esteem, Anxiety, Depression,

Communication

Populations:

Children, Adolescents, Adults

404-834-2363 Ext. 18
CHRISTI CAWLEY, MA
CHRISTI CAWLEY, MA

MASTERS IN COUNSELING

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

EMDR: PTSD & Trauma, LGBTQIA , Anxiety

Populations:

Adolescents (12+) & Adults

404-834-2363 Ext. 24
CAROLINE SANDERS, MFT
CAROLINE SANDERS, MFT

MASTERS IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Addiction

Populations:

Adolescents 12+, Young Adults, Couples, and Families

COLLEEN RITZ
COLLEEN RITZ, MA

MASTERS MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

Specializes in:

Individual Counseling, Life Transitions, Anxiety, and Depression

Populations:

Children (5+), Adolescents, Adults, Parents

404-834-2363 Ext. 17

RACHEL BRUNELLE
RACHEL BRUNELLE

MASTERS LEVEL CLINICAL INTERN

Specializes in:

Anxiety, Depression, Co-dependency,

Grief, Life Transitions

Populations:

Individual Adults & Women

404-834-2363 Ext. 21
MALLORY CALLANS
MALLORY CALLANS

Masters Level Clinical Intern


Specializes in:

Anxiety, Depression,

Eating Disorders, Self-Esteem

Populations:

Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults

404-834-2363 Ext. 23
LYLA MILLS
LYLA MILLS

MASTERS LEVEL CLINICAL INTERN


Specializes in:

Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Life Transitions, Adoption, First Responders, Trauma

Populations:

Adolescents, Adults, and Families

404-834-2363 Ext. 20
MARY ALICE ALLEN
MARY ALICE ALLEN

MASTERS LEVEL CLINICAL INTERN

Specializes in:

Adult Attachment, Anxiety, Life Transitions

Populations:

 Individual Adults

404-834-2363 Ext. 25
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 counselor, the owner of JCAC, a public speaker, the owner of the YouTube channel JCACounseling, and a counseling business owner consultant. Her mission is to “Help people grow into who they are meant to be…to their best selves.” 


            As a Counselor, Erica assists couples to be open, attuned, and responsive to each other allowing them to reestablish their emotional connection using EFT therapy, and she helps children using play therapy and has been in practice since 2010. Erica earned her masters in Family Therapy in 2010 from Mercer School of Medicine. She has been fully licensed as a marriage and family therapist in the state of Georgia since 2013. Erica is not accepting new clients at this time.

            As the owner of JCAC, Erica has created a teaching model to help educate and mentor the next generation of counselors. She loves to help interns and staff find their niche and grow into the counselor they are called to be. Her mission of JCAC is to change the structure of the counseling business away from the agency/ insurance style of practice back to a healthy, intentional, and impactful one. One where the counselor operates in a healthy work environment, is intentional about the training they receive to become specialized in the populations they work with, and make a life changing impact on the clients they serve.

          The YouTube channel is Erica’s passion project to spread no cost mental health education and challenge the stigma of mental health. Also, to empower parents, couples, teens, and adults to live their best life. In addition, Erica hopes to inspire young adults to enter the mental health field and make a difference.

            As a public Speaker, Erica has hosted continuing education workshops, spoken at teacher conferences, given parents education workshops at schools, and spoken at mental health symposiums. Erica speaks on topics ranging from depression & anxiety in adults & children, parenting, grief, & suicide prevention. Her goal is to open the door to mental health awareness in the community, to create understanding and an “I can do this” empowerment of heavier and darker topics.

              Erica’s next goal is to continue to change the structure of the counseling field by empowering women to start their own counseling practice grounded in the principles of healthy, intentional, and impactful. She offers counseling business consultation and soon will offer Business Starting Packages to help women start their own JCAC.


She can be reached by calling 404-834-2363 ext 1 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

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, APC

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 is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor and 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, LMFT

Erin is a Licensed 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, MFT

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, LAMFT

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 a Nationally Certified Counselor and licensed as an Associate Professional Counselor with the state 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

Christi Cawley, MA

Christi Cawley, MA

Christi has over 15 years of counseling experience. Her areas of specialty include anxiety, trauma processing, life transitions, social skills,

situational mutism, and working with LGBTQIA individuals. She creates a safe, supportive, empathetic space for each of her clients and has worked with individuals of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Christi brings a client-centered, strength-based, mindfulness approach to her

counseling services.


She specializes in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and Rogerian modalities, empowering her clients to improve their well-being, coping strategies, self-efficacy, and relationships. She holds an honors Master’s degree in Counseling from Marymount University and an honors Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech


Christi sees clients both in-person and online. She can be reached directly at 404-919-9902 or ChristiCawleyCounseling@gmail.com

CAROLINE SANDERS, MFT

Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy

CAROLINE SANDERS

Caroline is a Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Her greatest desire is to help peoplelive a life that allows them to achieve their goals and thrive emotionally andrelationally. Caroline is experienced working with individuals that may be struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, stress, or a life-transition. She also works with couples who are struggling with marital conflict, infidelity, communication, and stress, or are looking for premarital counseling. Caroline loves working with families who need help with interpersonal relationships, boundaries, and have a desire to strengthen the family unit.


Caroline received her Bachelor Degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of Alabama.


Caroline's office hours are Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. 

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.


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 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. She also has experience working at a residential eating disorder treatment facility. This has provided Mallory with knowledge on the therapeutic and basic nutritional treatment of eating disorders/disordered eating. Mallory enjoys reading, and spending time with her dog, friends, and family in her free time.

LYLA MILLS

Masters Level Clinical Intern

Lyla Mills is a Master’s Level Clinical Intern under supervision of Erica Gregory, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and owner of JCAC.

Lyla uses a person centered approach to help her clients fulfill their greatest potential as well as employs a solution based approach by prioritizing client’s goals going into therapy. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as dialectical behavioral therapy, to dig deep into the root of the issues. She makes sure to compassionately give clients real tools to help them in their personal lives outside of therapy. From relationship conflicts to life transitions, Lyla truly fits the therapeutic tools to the client’s goals, not the other way around. She believes in being a good listener, compassionate, and the right fit.

Lyla is currently undergoing Gottman training to work with couples. She successfully completed courses on working with children and adolescents. She has been trained specifically in individual psychotherapeutic sessions, as well as group therapy. She has experience working in an eating disorder treatment facility, as well as providing therapy sessions specifically on body image and self-esteem. She, being an adoptee herself, has experience in adoption, working with adoptees and the family of adoptees through familial boundaries as well the overall unanswered questions/mental processings involved with adoption. She has experience working with individuals going through life transitions (school changes, moving, divorces, etc.) and those working through relationship conflicts.

She works with adolescents, young adults, and adults. She will see children, but she requires a consultation first to make sure she is the best fit. Her specialties include, but are not limited to: adoption, eating disorders, relationship conflicts, self-esteem, life transitions, anxiety, and depression.

Lyla graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Criminal Justice. She also has great experience in the legal field, civil law as well as working with victims of crimes. All before she switched gears and gained immense knowledge as a therapist! She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Social Work at Louisiana State University.

She is an Alpharetta native, having attended Mt. Pisgah Christian School for high school. She enjoys exploring new places, reading, dancing, writing and furthering her career by gaining new experiences working with a diverse group of clients.

She sees clients both virtually and in-person. Please don’t hesitate to reach out (678)-252-9242. That number is callable as well as text-able. Lyla also offers 15 minute consultations to make sure she is the right fit for you!

MARY ALICE ALLEN

Masters Level Clinical Intern

Mary Alice Allen

Mary Alice is a master’s level clinical intern working under the supervision of owner and clinical director of Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling, Erica Gregory. She works with individual adults in areas that include anxiety, self-esteem, adult attachment, parenting, relational problems, and adult life transitions. She practices from a family systems approach that prioritizes the impact of family and relationships on the individual. Mary Alice received her bachelor’s degree in History and master’s degree in Education from Auburn University and has worked in higher education for 10 years. She will graduate with a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy from the Mercer University School of Medicine in 2023.

Mary Alice sees clients in-person or virtually on Saturdays. She can be reached directly at 404-620-0686 or MaryAliceAllen@gmail.com.

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

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.


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