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Things I Inevitably Find Myself Saying to Families Who are Newly Navigating Their Child’s Neurodevelopmental Diagnosis

(AKA: the stuff I wish someone had told me upon navigating my children’s Neurodevelopmental diagnoses, which no one ever did because no one seemed to know) *All words marked by … Read more

Rethinking Divorce by Andrew McConaghie with Tracy McConaghie

Are you (or a friend or family member) struggling to decide whether or not to stay in a marriage because of the stigma of divorce? Do you want a better … Read more

Divorce is Difficult on Kids – But it Doesn’t Have to be Traumatic

Show aired: Tuesday – May 10, 2022 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET Divorce is Difficult on Kids – But it Doesn’t Have to be Traumatic Are behavioral problems … Read more

Is an Upside Down Divorce Right for You?

JANUARY 4, 2022 – FEATURING ANDREW MCCONAGHIE  What is an Upside Down Divorce?® January is International Child-Centered Divorce Month and this week we’ll take an in-depth look at the child-focused … Read more

Affair Recovery by Andrew McConaghie

Infidelity in a relationship is a profound emotional crisis, but there is help and a path forward. In fact, many couples are able to recover and in doing so address … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Childhood Anxiety – Video

Creative Solutions to Create Competence and Resilience Click here to view video

Untying the knots – podcast

Untying the Knots, a podcast about modern families navigating divorce and co-parenting, featured Andrew and Tracy McConaghie. Listen in for their thoughts on finding a good support system and how … Read more

Andrew McConaghie explains Upside Down Divorce®

Andrew McConaghie explains what makes the Upside Down Divorce process a healthier alternative to traditional divorce in this webinar presented by DivorceTown.

My Family is Changing by Tracy McConaghie

I am so excited to announce that I wrote a children’s book that has been published! My Family is Changing is now available on amazon. It is a story/activity book … Read more

For More Than 20 Years, McConaghie Counseling Has Helped Couples Learn How to Invest in Their Relationships

Please click here to read the article from Andrew and Tracy McConaghie featured on The Scoop: Couples often don’t realize the complexities inherent in their marriage and long-term relationships. That’s … Read more

Skills to Help Your Children Become Independent, Functional, Healthy Adults

AIA Montessori Alpharetta International Academy Montessori Parent Partnership Program – Guest Speaker, Tracy McConaghie

A+ Pressure – Parents, Kids and Grades

By Tracy McConaghie, LCSW, RPT/S Many of the adolescents in my practice are experiencing tremendous pressure to keep their grades to a near-perfect level.  The sources of this pressure are … Read more

The Benefits of Chores

Youtube Video by Tracy McConaghie

Parenting without Rewards and Punishments

Tracy was interviewed by Atlanta Parent Magazine, giving you a better way to motivate your child! Follow the link to read the article.…/

A Better Way to Divorce

By:  Andrew McConaghie, LCSW Divorce happens. We know that around half of marriages end in divorce, which means about half of husbands and wives will personally experience the divorce process … Read more

Classroom Strategies for Active, Impulsive and Distracted Children

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 … Read more

Empathy: The Forgotten Discipline Tool

By: Tracy McConaghie, LCSW, RPT/S In my parenting classes, I often use this disclaimer when sharing a new parenting tool: “this is not a magic trick.” I say this to … Read more

Talking to Children About Divorce: Part 1

By Tracy McConaghie, LCSW Many parents dread the moment they tell their children they are getting a divorce. They fear their own emotions and the reactions they imagine their children … Read more

Talking To Children About Divorce: Part 2

By Tracy McConaghie, LCSW In Part 1 of this series, we shared some tips on how to handle the initial conversation about divorce with children, emphasizing the importance of telling … Read more

The What’s and Why’s of Play Therapy

By  Tracy McConaghie, LCSW, RPT/S What is Play Therapy? Play therapy is the systematic process of using play and play materials to work with and help children with emotional and … Read more

Sand Tray Therapy Facilitates Healing, and Solves Problems with Children Adolescents and Adults

By Tracy McConaghie, LCSW, RPT/S Most of us have had the experience of playing in sand, whether it is in a childhood sandbox, on a beach vacation, or lounging by a … Read more

Tips to Help Parents Comfort Children with Anxiety

By: Tracy McConaghie, LCSW, RPT/S I have practiced child and family psychotherapy for 20 years. Of all the problems I help clients with, anxiety is one of the most common, … Read more