Meet Our Therapists

Leadership Team

ERICA GREGORY, LMFT
CLINICAL DIRECTOR AND OWNER

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Specializes in:

Play Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy

Populations:

Children, Couples, Families

Maggie Binner
Maggie Binner, BS
OFFICE MANAGER
BRITTANNI YOUNG, LMFT, CST
Certified Sex Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Specializes in:

Couples Therapy, Sex Therapy, 

Adult Anxiety

Populations:

Adolescents and Adults

Our Counselors

KRISTA CLARK, LMFT
LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST

Specializes in:

Couples, Adult Trauma, Families

Populations:

Adults, Veterans, Couples

DANIELLE TIDWELL, LMFT
LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST

Specializes in:

Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Family Therapy

Populations:

Children, Autism, Adolescents, Multiracial families

LINDSEY RICHARDS, LPC, MEDU MSEDU
LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR  
COUNSELING SPECIALIST IN AGING AND GERIATRIC PRACTICE

Specializes in:

Mental Health, Geriatric Counseling, Grief, Trauma

Populations:

Late Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric

LILLIE BAMBERG, MA
MASTERS OF ART IN CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH
(Formally Lillie Palmer)

Specializes in:

Individual Counseling, Adolescent Therapy, Play Therapy

Populations:

Children 6+, Adolescents, Young Adults

ERIKA L
ERIKA LACARUBA, MA
MASTERS IN MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

Specializes in:

Play Therapy, ADHD, Autism, Marriage

Populations:

Children, Couples, Adults, Adolescents

RACHEL DORNEANU, MS, NCC, LAPC
MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
(Formally Rachel Butler)

Specializes in:

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

Populations:

Adolescents 16+, Adults, Premarital Couples

PARISA POORAK, APC
ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR

Specializes in:

Adolescents, Couples Therapy, Multicultural Families

Populations:

Adolescents, Adults, Couples

GINNY VOSE, M.Ed, MA
CERTIFIED TRAUMA SPECIALIST

Specializes in:

Play Therapy, PTSD & Trauma, Women's Issues

Populations:

Children and Adolescents

ALEXI JOHNSON, MS, APC
ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORLess

Specializes in:

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Sexuality Concerns

Populations:

Individuals, Adults, Groups

ALEXANDRA “ALEX” MURPHY, MA
MASTERS IN TRAUMA COUNSELING

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

Specializes in:

Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, and Premarital Counseling

Populations:

Couples, Adults, Adolescents

CHLOE HARPER
MASTERS LEVEL CLINICAL INTERN

Specializes in:

Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, 

Play Therapy, Premarital Counseling

Populations:

Children 6+, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families

ALICE HAMRICK
MASTERS LEVEL CLINICAL INTERN

Specializes in:

Play Therapy, Depression, Anxiety

Populations:

Children, Adolescents, Adults

BROOKE SANDERS
MASTERS LEVEL CLINICAL INTERN

Specializes in:

Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Premarital Therapy

Populations:

Children 4+, Couples, Families

LEAH RYDEL
MASTERS LEVEL CLINICAL INTERN

Specializes in:

Play Therapy, Adolescent Counseling, Disordered Eating

Populations:

Children, Adolescents, Adults, Family

Nachman Friedman
Nachman Friedman
MASTERS LEVEL CLINICAL INTERN

Specializes in:

Play Therapy, Couples Counseling, and Individual Counseling

Populations:

Children, Adolescents, Adults

LORI SPENCER
LORI SPENCER
OWNER OF K-8 TUTORING AND
HOME SCHOOL ASSISTANCE

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 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

RACHEL BUTLER, MS, APC, NCC

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

BRITTANNI YOUNG, LMFT, CST

Brittanni is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist and Clinical Sexologist. Brittanni has been working in the mental health field since 2010 in Florida, South Carolina and most recently in Georgia. She graduated from Mercer School of Medicine with a Masters in Family Therapy in 2011. Brittanni obtained her certification training as a Clinical Sexologist and Board Certified Sex Therapist from the Sex Therapy Training Institute located in Miami, Florida. She is certified by the Therapist Certification Association which was first obtained in 2014.

Brittanni works with adolescents, adults and elderly within individual, family, group and couple's therapy. Her passion is to offer her clients insight into their own strength and resources and empower them to achieve their full potential. Brittanni helps people struggling with anxiety, trauma, grief, codependency, and addiction. Sex therapy treatment areas range from sexual dysfunction such as issues with desire, pain or arousal to speaking to youth about setting healthy personal boundaries. Contact Brittanni to learn more about these services.

Brittani is a Gottman Level 2 therapist, which is a research-based couples therapy program. Brittanni is also trained in Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. Other therapeutic modalities used include EMDR, Crucible marriage therapy, Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Brittanni is currently taking new clients in the Alpharetta office with open availability on Monday through Friday.

For more information on services offered by Brittanni visit: www.byoungtherapy.com

She can be reached directly at 404-270-0275  or email at  Brittanni@BYoungTherapy.com

DANIELLE TIDWELL, LMFT

Danielle Tidwell, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a graduate of Mercer’s Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s Program, and is earning her PhD in art therapy at the University of Florida. Danielle is currently not accepting new clients as each earns her PhD in Art Therapy. She is an accomplished artist with a background in neuropsychology, business and earned a degree in Psychology and concentration in General Art from Georgia State University. She currently works with children and families as a multicultural marriage and family therapist.

Her diverse experience includes working with individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children from all different cultural, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. Being a multiracial woman helps her connect with her clients on multiple different cultural levels. She feels privileged to work with multicultural clients who have all types of diagnoses, including (but not limited to): autism, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and ADHD.

She has extensive experience in working with young children and teens with symptoms of anger/aggression, impulsivity, low self-esteem, communication struggles and family/social relational conflicts. Being an MFT helps her think of the family as a system, and being able to help create positive and effective change amongst the whole family instead of just one individual.

She utilizes evidence-based client centered theories along with creative interventions. She loves being creative and using artistic techniques to join with clients and help express thoughts and emotions that might be too complex or abstract to verbalize. Interventions such as sandtray and puppet play are techniques she utilizes to help clients deal with attachment and trauma issues. She believes the use of artist creativity in therapy is essential, just as a pencil or brush is to an expressive artist.

LINDSEY RICHARDS, LPC

Lindsey works with young adults and across the life span to adults who are young at heart. She specializes in Mental Health, Geriatric care, and Trauma. She loves to work with adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, finding purpose and meaning, recovering from the past, grief & loss, caregiver support, stress, anger, addiction, and LGBTQ concerns.

Lindsey completed her graduate coursework at the University of Florida, where she was awarded a Master of Education and Education Specialist degree in Mental Health Counseling. Additionally, she completed a Graduate Certification in Aging and Geriatric Practice.

During her time at UF she completed her clinicals at Florida Recovery Center, while coordinating multiple research studies at UF Institute on Aging. Throughout the past decade Lindsey has worked in many levels of care, which enables her to work with individuals struggling with an array of mental health concerns.

Lindsey’s therapeutic alignment is psychodynamic, providing clients with a specialized approach tailored to their individualized needs. While incorporating a holistic mind-body-spirit framework for her clients, she’s driven by neurobiological/ psychological/ social principals. Lindsey meets her clients where they are, providing an empathetic, non-judgmental, and transparent space. Her inquisitive nature allows her to use many diverse therapeutic approaches to identify the best fit for her clients’ needs.

She’s developed a strong approach to therapy using Mindfulness, Existential Therapy, Guided Imagery, Trauma-Informed Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

Office Hours:

Monday 9:00am- 8:00pm 

Tuesday 3:00pm- 8:00pm  

Friday 9:00am- 8:00pm 

Saturday 9:00am- 1:00pm 

Call: (470) 387- 1878 or Email: LRICHARDSCOUNSELING@GMAIL.COM 

Last Session on weekdays is 7pm, phone calls will be returned during business hours.

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 404-832-0058 or kristaclarkmft@gmail.com

LILLIE PALMER, 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).

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. 

Parisa 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 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.

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

To learn more about me, check out my  YouTube Videos

ALEXI JOHNSON, MS, APC


Alexi specialized in working with teens and adults in individual or group therapy settings. Alexi offers counseling services for anxiety, depression, trauma, sexuality concerns, and life transitions concerns such as career changes, moving, divorce, etc. Her passion and advocacy work, is assisting LGBTQ individuals, and people who have experienced or are experiencing trauma such as sexual assault, domestic violence, etc. Alexi is a part of the LGBTQ community and is well versed in providing appropriate support for the community. 

Alexi utilizes a combination of therapeutic approaches like walk and talk therapy, narrative, Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), solution-focused, and mindfulness therapeutic approaches. She enjoys using walk and talk therapy to help her clients get out of a typical office environment and allow nature to be a tranquil place for people to open up. Alexi uses narrative therapy in a collaborative manner to help her clients reconstruct their own life narrative to find strength in difficult situations like trauma. Alexi uses CBT to help people reconstruct their thoughts in a manner that best serves them and their mental health.  

Alexi’s experience was gained in private practice and in- patient psychiatric facilities. She is a Masters Level Counselor and completed her Master of Science degree in Counseling at the University of North Georgia. She has her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of North Georgia. Furthermore, she has taken additional classes like sexuality in counseling and intimate partner violence and sexual assault to further her knowledge and training to assist LGBTQ individuals and survivors of violence.

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

ALEXANDRA “ALEX” MURPHY, MA

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 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 Williams

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

LORI SPENCER

Certified Special Education Teacher

Lori is the owner and founder of K-8 Tutoring and Homeschool Assistance which is partnered with Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling. She 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 or call:

K8tutoring.com

404-542-2795

ALICE HAMRICK

Masters Level Clinical Intern

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

BROOKE SANDERS

Masters Level Clinical Intern

Brooke is a Masters Level Clinical Intern working under the supervision of owner and clinical director of Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling, Erica Gregory. Brooke is studying to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist upon graduating from the Mercer University School of Medicine’s graduate program in 2021.

Brooke views individuals, couples, children, and families within their larger contexts to maintain a systemic perspective. Brooke has studied methods for working with individuals struggling with addiction, couples, and the use of play therapy with children/adolescents as part of her graduate program.

Also, Brooke has sought out and completed additional training on working with couples, issues regarding attachment, and perinatal care.

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

CHLOE HARPER

Masters Level Clinical Intern

Chloe works with children, adolescents and adults that are struggling with depression, anxiety, and life cycle changes. She uses the approach of Experiential Therapy, and some aspects of other orientations in order to best fit her clients. She enjoys building a therapeutic bond with her clients, through a deep exploration of their entire lived experience. She prides herself on making anyone comfortable as she engages with her clients on their own self-discovery to better mental health. The journey to better mental health is explored through looking at the way in which people communicate and expressing their most authentic self. She also engages in looking at roles individual’s take on that block their ability in communicating congruently with other people, and work with individuals to learn better ways of coping and expressing oneself. Chloe enjoys working with couples through Premarital Counseling and is Prepare and Enrich certified. Chloe has worked with children in different environments as a preschool teacher and Montessori substitute. She enjoys working with families and individuals that enjoy expressive therapies that involve some play aspects. Chloe also is trained in telemental health and offers certain days were that can be used for her clients.

Chloe is a Master’s Level Clinical Therapist Intern, under the supervision of Erica Gregory, owner of Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling. Chloe is completing her studies at Mercers School of Medicine, Masters Family Therapy program. She has received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Georgia Gwinnett College, with a concertation on clinical psychology.


Leah Rydel

Masters Level Clinical Intern

Leah Riddle

Leah is a Masters Level Clinical Intern working under the supervision of Erica Gregory, the owner and clinical director of Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling. Leah has studied methods for working with clients from childhood and on struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and trauma as part of her graduate program. In addition, Leah integrates the use of play therapy with children/adolescents. She is passionate about connecting with clients on an emotional level and building strong, lasting relationships with them. Prior to graduation, Leah will also receive additional trainings in the field to further her expertise.

Leah is studying to become a Clinical Mental Health Counselor upon graduating from Bradley University in May 2021. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a minor in Nutrition Science from The University of Georgia.

Nachman Friedman

Masters Level Clinical Intern

Nachman joins the JCAC team as a Master's level intern, working under the supervision of Erica Gregory, the owner and clinical director of Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling. He is currently completing a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling & Psychology from Brenau University with a specialization in play therapy. Nachman is also participating in internships in both Grady Hospital as well as Torah Day School of Atlanta where he spearheaded a play therapy program. In addition to his internship opportunities, Nachman is a psychometrist where he gets to see a wide variety of clientele including pilots, NFL players, and other eclectic personalities. In his spare time, Nachman is quite busy with his four young children. He is an avid Falcons fan and loves playing frisbee. He is passionate about both couples counseling and play therapy and excited to join the JCAC team.

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. 

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