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McConaghie Counseling

Guidance.Hope.Healing.


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Counseling With Purpose to Help you Reach Your Goals

The best way out is always through – Robert Frost.


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Compassion, Acceptance, and Expert Guidance for Couples, Children, Teens, Adults, and Families.


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And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom – Anais Nin.


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About Us

mcconaghiecasLife can be difficult; we can help.

Our practice is different. We focus on helping people use their own strengths to find real solutions to problems. You can expect acceptance and caring at McConaghie Counseling, but we go beyond that to provide the expertise and guidance you need to make your life and relationships better.

Andrew and Tracy McConaghie have been married 27 years and have two young adult children. They opened McConaghie Counseling in 2000 and the practice has grown into a group of caring, trusted professionals.

The therapists at McConaghie Counseling have a variety of specialties and skills but all share the same philosophy and approach to helping others. You can expect excellent customer service, real expertise, and to be treated with respect. We will work with you as partners to help you discover the new thoughts, actions and patterns that can help you make change a reality.



ALL of our therapists are experts in treating depression, anxiety, and personal growth issues.

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Andrew McConaghie, LCSW

Owner/Therapist

Works with: couples, adults, teens, parents, families

Specializes in: couples counseling, relationship challenges, recovery from affairs/betrayals, parenting plans

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Tracy McConaghie, LCSW, RPT/S

Owner/Therapist

Works with: children, teens, adults, parents, families

Specializes in: play therapy, childhood anxiety and behavior problems, parenting, divorce parenting plans

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Tara Lozano, LPC

Therapist

Works with: children ages 8 and up, teens, adults, couples, parents, families
Specializes in: mindfulness based stress reduction for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and self criticism. She also works with addiction, substance abuse, meditation, and spiritual practice.

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Brent Sweitzer, LPC

Therapist

Works with: couples, children, teens, adults

Specializes in: couples therapy, child therapy, ADHD, self-esteem, fostering healthy spirituality

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Maggie Walsh, PhD, LPC, RPT, CPCS

Therapist

Works with: children, teens, young adults, parents

Specializes in: play therapy, childhood social and behavior issues, anger, trauma, parent consultation, childhood anxiety

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Cristiane Uchida, APC, NCC

Therapist

Works with: children, teens, adults, couples, parents

Specializes in: child therapy, mindfulness, and trauma

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Miriam McGee, LPC, NCC

Therapist

Works with: children, teens, adults, families

Specializes in: child therapy, trauma resolution, substance abuse, grief, women’s emotional health

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Ginny Thompson, LPC

Therapist

Works with: Children, adolescents, adults, families, parents

Specializes in: play therapy, parenting, psychological trauma, chronic/terminal illness and bereavement.

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Alyson Kotun, LPC

Therapist

Works with: children, teens, young adults, adults, parent, families

Specializes in: adolescents 12 and up, trauma, depression, anxiety, stress

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Anita Sullivan

Office Manager

Anita is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey, and mother to two children – a daughter who is a junior in college and a son who is a senior in high school – 2 cats and a dog. …

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Patty Robertson

Office Assistant

Patty is a graduate of LSU with a BS in Quantitative Business Analysis.

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Areas of Expertise

Couples/Relationship Counseling

Couples counseling is useful for couples at any stage of their relationship. We provide expert assistance for couples whether they are determined to stay together, deciding whether or not to stay together or have decided to part and need guidance in doing so. …

Child Counseling/Play Therapy

Play therapy provides children an opportunity to process painful events, express their emotions in a way that is natural to them, and learn new skills. Our play therapists use a variety of toys and art supplies to develop a positive relationship with the …

Adolescent Counseling

Adolescent counseling requires a positive and trusting relationship between the teenager and their counselor. Our therapists are expert at connecting with teens, accepting them and helping them solve problems and grow. Many adolescents seek counseling for help with relationships, depression, anxiety, self esteem …

Family Therapy

Family counseling includes multiple members of one family. For example, parents and teens may work together with a therapist to make agreements and solve problems. Parents and children of all ages may participate in art, experiential activities, or discussion to increase understanding and …

Pre-Marital Counseling

Many couples wisely seek counseling before they are married. This helps couples increase their awareness of potential areas of conflict, clarify relationship expectations, improve communication and proactively plan for the kind of relationship they want to have. Any of our couples counselors can …

Collaborative Divorce

WHAT IS THE COLLABORATIVE WAY? Divorce is difficult; the Collaborative Divorce Process can help. Collaborative Divorce is a unique way of divorcing that focuses on finding solutions that benefit the whole family and resolving differences with respect and cooperation, out of court. Tracy …

Positive Discipline

The real purpose of discipline is to equip children with the skills they need to be successful adults, and to create loving family relationships. Tracy McConaghie is a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer and teaches strategies that address whining, power struggles, sibling …

The Daring Way ™

Andrew and Tracy are Certified Daring Way™ Facilitators. The Daring Way™ is a curriculum based on the research of Brené Brown, author of Daring Greatly. Brené’s TEDX talk, The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top ten most viewed TED talks in …

Information / FAQs

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions:

What will happen in my first session?

The purpose of the first session is to evaluate your situation and make recommendations about the best course of action to help you reach your goals. Your therapist will have many questions about your history and current situation, and will also strive to answer all of your questions.

How long will it take before my problems get better?

The length of time an individual is in counseling varies greatly, depending on the nature of the problem and your participation. It can range from a few weeks to a year or more. At McConaghie Counseling, most people begin to see significant improvement in three to six months. Keep in mind that most emotional and/or relationship problems have evolved over several years, and it is unrealistic to expect them to be solved quickly. In most cases, sessions are scheduled weekly and then spaced farther apart as your goals begin to be met.

What are your fees?

Our fees vary depending upon the therapist you see and the length of your session. Please call: 770-645-8933 or email: appointments@mcconaghiecounseling.com for more information.

Do you prescribe medication?

No, only a psychiatrist or your doctor can prescribe medication. Most problems can be solved without medication. However, some problems include a medical component and medication is a valuable resource. During the counseling process we can help you determine whether or not medication is indicated. If it is, we can refer you to a psychiatrist and collaborate with him or her in order to coordinate your care.

Do you accept medical insurance?

We are not members of any insurance panels. However, many of our clients use their out of network benefits to obtain reimbursement for our services. Most mental health services and psychotherapy are covered by insurance. Insurance coverage varies widely; we recommend that you review your benefits to determine your expected reimbursement.
If you wish to use your insurance benefits, it will be necessary for you to file for reimbursement directly with your carrier. You will receive an insurance form to attach to your claim form upon payment at the end of each session.

What is LCSW, APC, LPC, RPT, RPT/S, NCC, CPCS?

LCSW stands for Licensed Clinical Social Worker. An LCSW has earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited graduate program. LCSW’s must have extensive supervised clinical experience and pass a licensure exam. Continuing education is required yearly to maintain licensure.

An APC is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor and an LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Both have earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from an accredited graduate program. After earning the Master’s Degree, applicants pass an exam to become an APC, and then have extensive supervised experience to become an LPC. Continuing education is required yearly to maintain licensure.

An RPT is a Registered Play Therapist. RPT’s are mental health professionals who have completed extensive additional training and supervision in play therapy. An RPT/S is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, which involves additional experience and training to supervise play therapists.

An NCC is a National Certified Counselor. NCC’s have a master’s degree in counseling, and have met requirements for coursework, supervision, and clinical practice hours.

A CPCS is a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor – an LPC with additional training in counselor supervision.

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McConaghie Counseling

North Point Park
5755 North Point Parkway, Suite 75
Alpharetta, GA 30022
770-645-8933
info@mcconaghiecounseling.com

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Directions

Our office is conveniently located in Alpharetta on North Point Parkway, one half mile north of Haynes Bridge Road. From 400, take exit 9, Haynes Bridge Road going East. Turn left on North Point Parkway, and then left into the North Point Park office complex. Follow the signs to Suite 75.

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