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David Markwell MEd; EdS; PhD; LPC; NCC; ACS; CPCS; CART; EAS-C is a licensed and board certified Professional Counselor in Georgia and Alabama. He is a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist who specializes in adult, children, adolescent, and family therapy. His treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. He incorporates a blend of conventional and alternative approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity and compassion, he works with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.  David offers counseling appointments at the Marietta (Shallowford Road) and McCaysville offices.     

David is certified in the following:
Anger Resolution Training
Parenting Your Out of Control Teenager Program
Active Parenting Program
Gottman Marital Institute
Taylor Johnson Temperament Analysis Training
Sexual Addiction

David is a member of the following professional organizations:
American Counseling Association
Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor Association
Georgia Certified Professional Counselor Supervisors
American Association of Christian Counselors
National Board of Certified Counselors
Center for Credentialing & Education Approved Clinical Supervisors
North American Society of Adlerian Psychology

Georgia Society of Adlerian Psychology
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Cobb County School Prevention and Intervention Coalition

Licensed Professional Counselor Association CPCS Committee Co-Chairperson

David was named the George C. Podein Counselor of the Year in 2017 by the Georgia Licensed Professional Counselors Association. 


SHALLOWFORD ROAD OFFICE

Lara Albanese  MA; LPC; NCC - Office C-2 (lower level) - PsychologyToday Profile

Brentia Caldwell  MEd; EdS; LPC - Office C-2 (lower level) - PsychologyToday Profile

Aliexo Christie  MSW; LCSW - Office C-2 (lower level)

Jacquelyn Daniel  MA; LPC; NCC; CIR; CISD; EAS-C - Office C-2 (upper level) - PsychologyToday Profile

Matthew Driggers  MA - Office C-2 (lower level) - MattDriggers.com

Maria Garcia  MA; LAPC; NCC - Office C-2 (upper level) - MundosLatinos.org

Brooke Markwell  MEd; LAPC; NCC - Office C-2 (upper level) - PsychologyToday Profile

Keisha Mayer  MA; LPC; EAS-C - Office C-2 (lower level) - MayerCounselingServices.com

 
POWDER SPRINGS STREET OFFICE

Maria Garcia  MA; LAPC; NCC - Office C-17

 
McCAYSVILLE OFFICE

Jessica Foster  MS; LAPC; NCC; CAC II

Maria Garcia  MA; LAPC; NCC 

David Markwell  MEd; EdS; PhD; LPC; NCC; ACS; CPCS; CART; EAS-C

 
LICENSURE

*A Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) is a trained, mental health professional who has met educational and training requirements, including at least a Master’s degree, years of supervised professional clinical experience and successful completion of a state licensure examination.

*A Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) is a mental health professional who has met the educational requirements, including at least a Master's degree, and successful completion of the state examination for licensure, and is completing the directed experience and supervision hours as required for the Professional Counselor licensure.

*A Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) provides mental health services for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders in individuals, families, and groups. Their goal is to enhance and maintain their patients' physical, psychological, and social function. Licensed Clinical Social Workers are licensed and must have a master's or doctorate degree in social work with an emphasis on clinical experience.

*A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) is a licensed relationship specialist who treats persons involved in interpersonal relationships. They are trained to assess, diagnose and treat individuals, couples, families and groups to achieve more adequate, satisfying and productive marriage, family and social adjustment. The practice also includes premarital counseling, child counseling, divorce or separation counseling and other relationship counseling. 


CERTIFICATION

*A National Certified Counselor (NCC) is a therapist who has received certification from the NBCC (National Board of Certified Counselors) indicating that the therapist has met the national standards set by the counseling profession.

*A Certified Professional Counselors Supervisor (CPCS) is a therapist who has completed the application process to be a member of the Registry of Counselor Supervisors.


*An Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) is a therapist who has met approved national professional supervision standards and has received training and certification through the Center for Credentialing & Education.

*A Certified Anger Resolution Therapist (CART) or Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMS) is a therapist who has received additional training in Anger Control and Intervention Counseling. 

*Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) or Critical Incident Response (CIR) is a process that prevents or limits the development of post-traumatic stress in people exposed to critical incidents.

*An Employee Assistance Specialist-Clinician (EAS-C) is a therapist who has received additional training in the area of Employee Assistance Program work.  
 
*A Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) is a therapist who has earned training and certification through the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association Certification Board.

EDUCATION

*Master of Arts (MA); Master of Education (MEd); Master of Science (MS); and Master of Social Work (MSW) are graduate level programs which may be research-based, course-based, or a combination of the two and beyond the Bachelor degree level.

*Education Specialist (EdS) and Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) are post-graduate level programs which may be research-based, course-based, or a combination of the two and beyond the Master degree level.
 
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