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

MAGGIE BINNER
Maggie Binner, BS
OFFICE MANAGER
JCAC ADMIN TEAM LEAD
ERIKA LACARUBA, MA
MASTERS IN MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
JCAC CLINICAL TEAM LEAD
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
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Specializes in:

Play Therapy, ADHD, Autism, Marriage

Populations:

Children, Couples, Adults, Adolescents

Clinical Team

KRISTA CLARK
KRISTA CLARK, LMFT
LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST

Specializes in:

Couples, Adult Trauma, Families

Populations:

Adults, Veterans, Couples

RACHEL DORNEANU
RACHEL DORNEANU, NCC, APC
ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR

Specializes in:

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

Populations:

Adolescents 16+, Adults, Premarital Couples

LILLIE BAMBERG
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

PARISA POORAK
PARISA POORAK, APC
ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Adolescents, Couples Therapy, Multicultural Families

Populations:

Adolescents, Adults, Couples

GINNY VOSE
GINNY VOSE, M.Ed, MA
CERTIFIED TRAUMA SPECIALIST
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Play Therapy, PTSD & Trauma, Women's Issues

Populations:

Adolescents and Adults

ALEXANDRA “ALEX” MURPHY
ALEXANDRA “ALEX” MURPHY, MA
MASTERS IN TRAUMA COUNSELING
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

EMDR for Trauma, Perinatal Parents and Babies, and LGBTQ

Populations:

Children, Adolescents, Adults

ERIN WILLIAMS
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

ALICE HAMRICK
ALICE HAMRICK, MA
MASTERS IN CLINICAL MENTAL
HEALTH COUNSELING
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Play Therapy, Depression, Anxiety

Populations:

Children, Adolescents, Adults

LEAH RYDEL
LEAH RYDEL, MA
MASTERS IN CLINICAL MENTAL
HEALTH COUNSELING
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Play Therapy, Adolescent Counseling, Disordered Eating

Populations:

Children, Adolescents, Adults

JASMINE FRAZIER
JASMINE FRAZIER, MSW
MASTERS IN SOCIAL WORK

Specializes in:

Anxiety, Depression, Domestic Violence, Foster Care/Adoption Support

Populations:

Children, Adolescents, Adults, Family

CAYLIN BROOME
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

JUSTIN HO
JUSTIN HO, MS

MASTERS IN CLINICAL MENTAL

HEALTH COUNSELING

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, and Premarital Counseling

Populations:

Adults, Couples, Young Adults (18+)

MARLEY LOGUE
MARLEY LOGUE, MFT

MASTERS IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Individual Counseling, Adolescent Therapy, Play Therapy

Populations:

Children and Adolescents

MIKAYLA MINEHART

MIKAYLA MINEHART, MA, NCC

MASTERS IN CLINICAL MENTAL 

HEALTH COUNSELING

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Individual Counseling, Aggression, 

Self-Esteem, and Trauma

Populations:

Children and Adolescents, Young Adults, and Families

BROOKE SANDERS
BROOKE SANDERS, MFT

MASTERS IN FAMILY THERAPY

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Premarital Therapy

Populations:

Children 4+, Couples, Families

CHLOE HARPER
CHLOE HARPER, MFT

MASTERS IN FAMILY THERAPY

Specializes in:

Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions,Play Therapy, Premarital Counseling

Populations:

Children 6+, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families

NACHMAN FRIEDMAN
NACHMAN FRIEDMAN, MS

MASTERS IN CLINICAL COUNSELING

AND PSYCHOLOGY

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Play Therapy, Couples Counseling, and Individual Counseling

Populations:

Children, Adolescents, Adults

JILLIAN CANADA
JILLIAN CANADA

MASTERS LEVEL CLINICAL INTERN

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Individual Counseling for Adults and Adolescents

Populations:

Adolescents and Adults

MIKAELA GRAY

MASTERS LEVEL CLINICAL INTERN

Specializes in:

Individual Counseling for 

Adults and Adolescents

Populations:

Adolescents and Adults

LINNÉ HANDY
LINNÉ HANDY
MASTERS LEVEL CLINICAL INTERN
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Individual Counseling & Trauma Counseling

Populations:

Adolescents and Adults

CHRISTINA INGRAM
CHRISTINA INGRAM
MASTERS LEVEL CLINICAL INTERN
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Specializes in:

Individual Counseling and Play Therapy

Populations:

Children, Adolescents, Adults

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


Admin Team

CHEYENNE LAND
CHEYENNE LAND-REQUIZ, BS
CLIENT CARE COORDINATOR
Kate Duffley
KATE DUFFLEY
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

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 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

KRISTA CLARK, LMFT

Krista is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing therapy services to couples, adults, and families. She works with couples experiencing issues such as infidelity, family conflict, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Krista received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech and has experience working with military families and providing community-based therapy services to at-risk youth.

When working with couples, Krista often uses Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. This model is based in attachment theory and helps clients to develop a deeper connection with one another as each partner’s needs are addressed.

Krista operates from a systemic perspective and seeks to help clients make change not only on an individual level, but within the systems that they live as well. Krista utilizes models such as Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Collaborative Therapy, to help client’s reach their goals and to make positive, long-lasting changes in their lives. Krista has experience working with a wide array of issues such as anxiety, grief/bereavement, life transitions, depression, trauma, self-worth, family conflict, and communication issues.

Krista can be reached at 703-672-3819  or kristaclarkmft@gmail.com

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. This method involves a personalized assessment that helps couples increase relationship satisfaction and confidence while using an interactive workbook 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.

Office Hours:

Mondays 11-6pm

Fridays 11-4pm

Rachel also offers online sessions through Doxy.me, a HIPAA compliant video service.

To contact Rachel, Call 404-403-1622 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 POORAK, APC

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.

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

AlexMurphy

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 Christie Poole, LMFT.

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

ALICE HAMRICK, MA

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 is completing her studies at Northwestern University in the Clinical Mental Health. 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.

JASMINE FRAZIER, MSW

Jasmine specializes in providing individual clinical services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. She utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems Theory, and Social Learning Theory to support clients with anxiety, depression, ADHD, mild trauma, foster care/adoption, anger issues, self-esteem, and domestic violence. Jasmine enjoys working with individuals to help them overcome challenging behaviors and/or trauma. She believes in creating a judgement free and relaxing environment that allows her clients to feel safe to speak openly and honestly. She is currently working towards becoming certified in Play Therapy.

Jasmine has her Masters in Social Work from Albany State University. She obtained her Bachelors in Social Work from Albany State in 2018. Jasmine is currently a member of the National Association for Social Workers and is currently working towards earning her associate license in social work (LMSW).

Jasmine can be reached at 470-503-7087 or JFrazierCounseling@gmail.com

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, MS

Justin is a Masters level 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, MA, 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 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

NACHMAN FRIEDMAN, MS

Nachman holds a master’s degree in Clinical Counseling and Psychology with a specialization in Play Therapy from Brenau University. Nachman has experience working in a variety of settings including private clinics, day-schools and hospitals. While Nachman specializes in Play Therapy, he enjoys working with clients of all ages.

Nachman’s therapy goals are to analyze and identify his client’s strengths and work with that client to empower the individual to address his or her struggles and life stressors. Nachman believes that everyone has the capacity and skills to approach their own challenges and enjoys being on the client’s “team” to support and encourage their therapeutic goals. Nachman is understanding and committed to his “teammates” and will make their success his biggest priority.

In his spare time, Nachman is quite busy with his four young children and a newly rescued puppy. He is an avid Falcons fan and loves playing sports. He currently volunteers with a non-profit organization that supports children suffering life-long or life-threatening illnesses. Nachman loves laughing, having fun, and making jokes which will be apparent when you schedule your first consultation with him. He is passionate about helping all clients of all ages!

To schedule a consultation with Nachman, please call the intake line at 404-834-2363, his direct line 931-321-1237, or by email at  NfriedmanTherapy@gmail.com

JILLIAN CANADA

Masters Level Clinical Intern

Jillian is a Masters Level Clinical Intern working under the supervision of owner and clinical director of Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling, Erica Gregory. Jillian is passionate about working with adolescent and adult individuals through anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and life transitions such as graduation, career exploration, parenthood and more. She likes to use a variety of different approaches such as Strengths-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, talk therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy to meet each individual where they are. She views her clients from a systemic lens to better understand how their barriers have been created and to help them utilize their own strengths to break them down.

Jillian received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia in 2016 and will graduate from the University of North Georgia’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in 2022. 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.

MIKAELA GRAY

Masters Level Clinical Intern

Mikaela Gray

Mikaela is a Masters Level Intern working under the supervision of owner and clinical director of Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling, Erica Gregory. She enjoys working with adolescent and young adult populations concerning a variety of issues related to identity development, depression, 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. Being able to continue to have influence on these populations in a professional setting is a continuation of a long-standing passion.

Mikaela likes to approach clients with a holistic mindset, utilizing empathy and self-discovery as a means to help young clients understand their thoughts and behaviors in relation to their world, their relationships, and their current struggles. Some of her counseling approaches include Parts Work, CBT, Existentialism (purpose and meaning), and Narrative therapy. She believes in the uniqueness of what a strong therapeutic relationship can do for a client and strives to allow each one to feel seen, heard, and understood as a core and foundational approach.

Mikaela received her Bachelor’s in Psychology: Counseling and Human Development from Liberty University and is studying for her Masters 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.

CHRISTINA INGRAM

Masters Level Clinical Intern

CHRISTINA INGRAM

Christina has worked in the human service field for over ten years. She received her Bachelor's in Professional Studies from St. Francis and Touro College. Currently she is completing her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the Northwestern University of Illinois and will graduate in 2022. She is also a Certified Life Coach from the National Coaching Society.

Christina provides emotional support and acts as an advocate for the homeless women and children population. She has specialized in CBT and Talk Therapy. Christina is passionate about helping others while they reach their desired goals. She has spent her life using her personal and career experiences to help her clients overcome, Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD, which helps them with the support they need when their life seems to be more than they can handle. Christina is also passionate about working in the future with Veterans, Police, and Fire Fighters. In her free time, she enjoys, spending time with family and her dog Zoe.

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 at John's Creek and Alpharetta Counseling. She earned her Associates Degree in Psychology from Coastal Carolina Community College, and in 2020 earned 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 Client Care Coordinator 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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