My Clients | Thrive Counseling Center | Counseling to help your child find their "essential piece" in a sometimes puzzling world | Marietta, Georgia | play therapy, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, parent consultation
Thrive Counseling, a Center for Hope and Healing Send Thrive Counseling Center a Note!

who are our clients?

As counselors, we are committed to serving children and their families and have completed specialized training to treat children, adolescents, and family issues whose symptoms may include trauma/abuse recovery, depression, anxiety, lying, stealing, self-mutilation, school difficulties, attention deficits, anger and aggression, and other behavioral/emotional challenges. We specialize in providing counseling services to children ages 3-18 both individually and within the context of their family through education and support services. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.

when to call

Families deal with many different issues in varying degrees and in different ways. Professional help is available and can help the child and family through a difficult situation.

The following list is just a sample of the types of clients I work with and issues our therapists can address.

**Please click on the text for more information and examples**
Children With Behavior Problems or Emotional Difficulties Who May Be:
Children Who Have Experienced a Stressful or Traumatic Situation or Event Such As:
Parents Who Are Overwhelmed With Their Child's Difficulties And May Be:

The good news is that something CAN be done to help both you and your child overcome problems & gain relief.

Through child play therapy, teen counseling, parent consultation/counseling, and family counseling, you and your child can experience the following benefits:

  • your child's behavior problems can be reduced or eliminated
  • your child can learn to safely express his or her feelings and gain relief from difficult feelings or upsetting memories
  • you can learn new parenting strategies and gain confidence in your parenting skills
  • you will feel calmer and your stress levels will be reduced
  • you will feel supported in expressing your feelings as a parent
  • you can strengthen your relationship with your child

areas of expertise

Among the more common reasons children and families come to see me are:
  • Conflict in relationships (Relationship counseling)
  • Children's behavior problems (play therapy for ages 3-10)
  • Parenting concerns/difficulties (including coaching, support and education)
  • Teen Issues (parents, friends, peer pressure, test anxiety/study skills, bullying, safe dating)
  • Recovering from Trauma/Abuse/Neglect
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety, PTSD, Obsessive Compulsive disorder
  • Divorce and Blended Family Issues for Children and Parents
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress (including stress management support and training) 
  • Childhood abuse issues (physical, emotional, & sexual abuse)
  • Depression / Bipolar (Mood Disorders)
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Awareness, Personal Growth and Self Care (ex. Mindfulness)
  • Family Difficulties (communication, Divorce & Step-Parents, Blended Families)
  • Eating and Body Image Concerns
  • Anger Management (Aggression & Hostility)
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Health Psychology
  • Adjustment to new life situations (ex. Divorce, college, baby, burnout…)
  • Communication Problems
  • Emotion Management & Feeling Regulation
  • ADHD (Boundaries, Limitations, Restructuring)
  • Life & Social Skills Training (ex. Time-management, life-balancing, healthy relationships)
  • Self-destructive behaviors (ex. Cutting/self mutilation, substance abuse, acting out)