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.
Click on the names below for our individual approaches and specialties.
Works with: couples, adults, teens, parents, families
Specializes in: couples counseling, relationship challenges, recovery from affairs/betrayals, parenting plans for divorcemore
Works with: children, teens, adults, parents, families
Specializes in: play therapy, childhood anxiety and behavior problems, parenting, parenting plans for divorcemore
Works with: teens, adults, couples, parents, families
Specializes in: mindfulness practices and meditation, chronic pain, developing self-compassion, substance abusemore
Works with: children, teens, young adults, parents
Specializes in: play therapy, childhood social and behavior issues, anger, trauma, parenting, childhood anxietymore
Works with: children, teens, adults, parents
Specializes in: child therapy, parenting, mindfulness, and traumamore
Works with: children, teens, adults, parents, families
Specializes in: anxiety, trauma and abuse recovery, grief, play therapy, parenting, eating disorders, spiritual integration and women’s issuesmore
Works with: teens, young adults, adults, parents, families
Specializes in: teens, trauma, depression, anxiety, stressmore
Works with: couples, adults, families
Specializes in: couples therapy, affair recovery, premarital counseling, anxiety, life transitions, family therapymore
Works with: children, teens, young adults, parents, families
Specializes in: play therapy, childhood behavioral difficulties, anger, trauma, parentingmore
Anita is a graduate of Rutgers University, and mother to two young adult children – 2 cats and a dog. She is looking forward to assisting you in any way to make your experience with our practice the best it can be.more
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We offer a number of different classes, workshops and groups throughout the year.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
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.
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.
Our fees vary depending upon the therapist you see and the length of your session. Please call: 770-645-8933 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
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.
An LMSW is a person with a Master’s in Social Work who has a license to practice under supervision. Once they have completed their years of supervision and passed a clinical exam, they become an LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
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.
…our son learned how to express his anxieties and developed ways to cope…
…I have never felt so much confidence in therapy as I do now…
…truly the best; has impacted our entire family and probably future generations in a very positive way…
…specific tools to use in real life….
…professional insight has helped us take the steps to save our marriage…
…helped me change my perspective and outlook and helped me develop and practice strategies to manage my symptoms without medication…
…we gained valuable parenting skills and an understanding of what our daughter needed…
…our entire family dynamic has changed for the better…
…a wonderful and diverse set of comforting and professional therapists…
…Ah ha moments from the very start…
By: Tracy McConaghie, LCSW, RPT/S 1. Specific, sincere positive acknowledgment is far more effective than punishment strategies. Negative reinforcement or punishment works short term at best, but does not teach the child what to do or how to improve the …
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5755 North Point Parkway, Suite 75
Alpharetta, GA 30022
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.