Amberly Hamilton

Licensed Professional Counselor

About

Amberly attended the University of North Georgia for her Bachelors Degree, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology. She continued her education at the University of North Georgia where she received her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Since graduation, she has worked in the private practice setting continuing to gain experience working with children and parents. Amberly believes that working with the entire family system creates the ideal environment for growth and healing. She is a Registered Play Therapist and utilizes Child Centered Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy, and Attachment based modalities.

Amberly works with children and teens in the following specialty areas:

Anxiety – Perfectionism, Test & Performance Anxiety, Anger, Tics, Obsessive-Compulsive behaviors, Disordered Eating, Trichotillomania
ADHD – Impulsivity, Distractibility, Aggression, and Anxious Thoughts
Athletic Performance – Anxiety, Identity Development, Grief & Loss, Depression, Visualization Skills, Confidence
Autism Spectrum Disorder– Social Skills, Sensory Processing, Anxiety, Bullying, Self-Esteem
Grief – Trauma, Anger, Isolation, Depression, Defiance
Amberly also offers parenting support including concerns such as attachment, communication, parenting strategies, appropriate limit setting, and co-parenting.

Amberly’s heart is to use both her passion and training to help children and teens navigate through life’s many obstacles. Her biggest hope is that they become the best versions of themselves and truly know they are worthy of everything life has to offer them, despite what the world may tell them. When Amberly is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and German Shepherd, watching sports, and staying active.

Amberly is a member of the Association for Play Therapy and also holds a certification in AutPlay.

Amberly attended the University of North Georgia for her Bachelors Degree, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology. She continued her education at the University of North Georgia where she received her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Since graduation, she has worked in the private practice setting continuing to gain experience working with children and parents. Amberly believes that working with the entire family system creates the ideal environment for growth and healing. She is a Registered Play Therapist and utilizes Child Centered Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy, and Attachment based modalities.

Amberly works with children and teens in the following specialty areas:

Anxiety – Perfectionism, Test & Performance Anxiety, Anger, Tics, Obsessive-Compulsive behaviors, Disordered Eating, Trichotillomania
ADHD – Impulsivity, Distractibility, Aggression, and Anxious Thoughts
Athletic Performance – Anxiety, Identity Development, Grief & Loss, Depression, Visualization Skills, Confidence
Autism Spectrum Disorder– Social Skills, Sensory Processing, Anxiety, Bullying, Self-Esteem
Grief – Trauma, Anger, Isolation, Depression, Defiance
Amberly also offers parenting support including concerns such as attachment, communication, parenting strategies, appropriate limit setting, and co-parenting.

Amberly’s heart is to use both her passion and training to help children and teens navigate through life’s many obstacles. Her biggest hope is that they become the best versions of themselves and truly know they are worthy of everything life has to offer them, despite what the world may tell them. When Amberly is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and German Shepherd, watching sports, and staying active.

Amberly is a member of the Association for Play Therapy and also holds a certification in AutPlay.

Catherine Veliz

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

About

As long as I can remember helping others has always been a passion of mine. As an associate marriage and family therapist, walking alongside your journey often feels like a privilege. I truly believe the foundation of a therapeutic relationship begins with trust, empathy, and listening and with that I tailor the treatment approach to fit each client’s needs. I have worked with various populations of diverse background that have struggled with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, and body image issues. A few modalities I utilize are cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, narrative therapy, and strength-based therapy. I would love to be a part of your journey to growth and help you become the best version of yourself.

As long as I can remember helping others has always been a passion of mine. As an associate marriage and family therapist, walking alongside your journey often feels like a privilege. I truly believe the foundation of a therapeutic relationship begins with trust, empathy, and listening and with that I tailor the treatment approach to fit each client’s needs. I have worked with various populations of diverse background that have struggled with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, and body image issues. A few modalities I utilize are cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, narrative therapy, and strength-based therapy. I would love to be a part of your journey to growth and help you become the best version of yourself.

Jodi Attar

IMFT

About

I believe that we all have the capacity to grow towards becoming better versions of ourselves. I work systemically and collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families to help them achieve their desired goals for treatment. I place great emphasis on developing a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients, while also valuing the inherent ability that each person has to work towards individual growth and change. I utilize a variety of interventions in working with clients, viewing treatment through the lens of experiential and structural therapy.

For Adolescents in distress…
The teen and preteen years can be exciting, but also extremely challenging, especially when your child appears to be struggling. Challenging teen behaviors or poor academic performance can be frustrating for the parent, but also may signal that your child is not at their best. I enjoy working with adolescents to help them better understand and manage their struggles, while also helping to build the bridge of communication with the family, fostering a stronger parent-child relationship.

For Families in distress…
Family can be a source of strength, joy, and companionship, but can also feel tense, uncomfortable, and broken when not functioning at its best. It is extremely common to feel "stuck" in the same patterns of behavior. Families often are great solvers of their own problems, but when it feels like you’ve tried everything, often therapy can help family members learn to relate in new and more rewarding ways.

For Couples in distress…
Ever feel like you have the same arguments with your partner over and over again? Do you worry that you’ve tried everything and feel like you keep getting the same outcome? While these feelings of being "stuck" can be highly stressful, there is hope. Therapy can help couples identify new, positive interaction patterns towards a more fulfilling relationship.

I believe that we all have the capacity to grow towards becoming better versions of ourselves. I work systemically and collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families to help them achieve their desired goals for treatment. I place great emphasis on developing a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients, while also valuing the inherent ability that each person has to work towards individual growth and change. I utilize a variety of interventions in working with clients, viewing treatment through the lens of experiential and structural therapy.

For Adolescents in distress…
The teen and preteen years can be exciting, but also extremely challenging, especially when your child appears to be struggling. Challenging teen behaviors or poor academic performance can be frustrating for the parent, but also may signal that your child is not at their best. I enjoy working with adolescents to help them better understand and manage their struggles, while also helping to build the bridge of communication with the family, fostering a stronger parent-child relationship.

For Families in distress…
Family can be a source of strength, joy, and companionship, but can also feel tense, uncomfortable, and broken when not functioning at its best. It is extremely common to feel "stuck" in the same patterns of behavior. Families often are great solvers of their own problems, but when it feels like you’ve tried everything, often therapy can help family members learn to relate in new and more rewarding ways.

For Couples in distress…
Ever feel like you have the same arguments with your partner over and over again? Do you worry that you’ve tried everything and feel like you keep getting the same outcome? While these feelings of being "stuck" can be highly stressful, there is hope. Therapy can help couples identify new, positive interaction patterns towards a more fulfilling relationship.