A Place for Me Counseling

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427 Moreland Avenue Suite 100B / Atlanta, GA 30307 | 404-228-3976 | http://www.aplaceformecounseling.com

A Place for Me Counseling offers collaborative treatment in a warm, encouraging and empathic environment. They base their therapy on the relationship between an individual and their therapist, allowing the client to openly work through challenging situations.

Services Offered

Individual Therapy
An individual’s suffering may cause sensations to occur in the body, problematic behaviors, beliefs and feelings. To reduce internal suffering, the client’s therapy consists of a one-on-one meeting with a therapist. This psychotherapy aids many individuals in self-growth.

A Place For Me Counseling treats many behavioral areas including:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Impulse Control
  • Abuse and Trauma
  • Adjustment Problems
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Child and Adolescent Issues

Family Therapy
A form of counseling specializing in treatment of family relationships, family therapy helps family members work comfortably and usefully. Family and marriage therapists work with whole families, couples, parents with children, and individual family members. Some family therapist work in pairs or as a team, while the majority work with family members alone.

Family therapy is helpful with the following:

Conflicting and unclear, roles, rules, and expectations
Compassionate communication, both clearer and more direct
Intergenerational pain from loss, grief, and transition
Managing and resolving conflict
Parenting styles and techniques, including helpful discipline
Blended family issues
Repair relationships and help with better emotional connection among family members

Group Therapy
Three up to ten individuals can form a group session. Groups meet once each week, with sessions lasting up to six weeks. Group therapy provides support of a therapist as well as the group for each member.

Play Therapy
Children, through play therapy, learn communication skills, behavior change, problem-solving skills, and how to express feelings. With play therapy, children learn how to relate to others. It allows expression of thoughts and feelings with a safe psychological distance from their problems.

A Place for Me Counseling offers a unique program called Mommy and Me & Monday Mornings. Children take part in the play therapy group while Mommy takes part in a free personal growth group. The personal growth groups help Mommy learn easy ways for relaxing anddiscuss life’s little challenges and triumphs: all over a steaming cup of coffee.

Other services offered by A Place for Me Counseling are personal and professional coaching and After the Bell, an educational and cultural enrichment program.

About the Counselors
Erlese Caruth — The founder and owner of A Place For Me Counseling Erlese Caruth is a licensed professional therapist. She is a certified marriage and family therapist with a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling. With experience in outpatient and inpatient psychiatric hospitals, she brings experience and knowledge from working with a diverse group of clients to the counseling center.

Kim Openo, MS Ncc — Kim Openo studied at Capella University, earning her Master of Science degree in mental health counseling and marriage and family therapy certification. Experience in counseling various client types helps Kim look at her clients potential for growth to develop individual interventions. She helps people find love of self by helping remove depression and anxiety. She supports positive growth, giving life meaning to those in need of happiness.

Joi Turner, MA — Joi Turner, academic counselor, helps students with college and career preparation. Joi has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Master of Arts in School Counseling, and a Georgia School Counselor’s certificate. She coordinates over 50 college tours and is a member of the Georgia School Counselor Association.

As a Career Manager and Post-Secondary Program Manager, Joi has knowledge of the workings of the educational system.

Christina Caruth — Christina Caruth keeps the A Place for Me Counseling office running smoothly. As Office Manager, she is responsible for intern recruitment and helps in marketing. She has an Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education and is studying at DeVry University for her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Human Resources concentration.

Working with the A Place for Me therapists, Christina helps with client and community communication through various marketing avenues and social media.

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