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David Markwell AA; BS; M.Ed; Ed.S; Ph.D.; LPC; NCC; ACS; CPCS is a licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and Alabama.  He is a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist who specializes in individual 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 is a member of the following professional organizations:

American Counseling Association
Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor Association
American Association of Christian Counselors
National Board of Certified Counselors
Georgia Society of Adlerian Psychology
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Cobb County School Prevention and Intervention Coalition

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

Jessica Anderson
MS; LCPC; LPC; BCC; NCC - Office C-1 (lower level) -  CounselingCoachingConsulting.com

Lydia Bishop  LMSW - Vive Therapeutic Mentor - Office C-2 (lower level) - ViveFamilySupportProgram.com

Jonathan Canales
MS - Vive Therapeutic Mentor - Office C-2 (lower level) -

Eddie Capparucci 
MA; APC - Office C-2 (lower level) - AbundantLifeCounselingGA.com

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

LaToya Hayes
MA; LPC; NCC; CISD; EAS-C - Office E-1 - PsychologyToday profile

Christopher Hinds 
- Office E-1 - HindsTherapy.com

Lauren Garvey  MS - Vive Therapeutic Mentor - Office C-2 (lower level) - ViveFamilySupportProgram.com

Keisha Mayer  MA; LPC; EAS-C - Office C-1 (lower level) -  MayerCounselingServices.com

Weston Robins 
MA; APC - Vive Therapeutic Mentor - Office C-2 (lower level) -

Mary Smyth
  MA; LPC; NCC - Office C-1 (lower level) - BeginWithinTherapy.com

Madison West 
MA; LMFT - Vive Parenting Coach - Office C-2 (lower level) -


*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.

*An Associate Professional Counselor (APC) 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. 


*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. NBCC is the largest national counselor certification program in the world.

*A Certified Professional Counselors Supervisor (CPCS) is a person who has completed the application process to be a member of the Registry of Counselor Supervisors. The application process was based on Standards developed by LPCA to see that basic educational, experiential, and ethical guidelines exceed those required by the State of Georgia for providing supervision.

*An Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)
is a person who has met approved national professional supervision standards; promotes the professional identity, visibility, and accountability of approved clinical supervisors; and encourages the professional growth of approved clinical supervisors.

*A Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMS) has received additional training in Anger Control and Intervention Counseling. 

*A Board Certified Life Coach (BCC) or Certified Life Coach (CLC) helps people identify and achieve personal goals using a variety of tools and techniques from other disciplines including sociology, psychology, career counseling, and mentoring.

*Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) is a process that prevents or limits the development of post-traumatic stress in people exposed to critical incidents.  Professionally conducted debriefings help people cope with, and recover from an incident's aftereffects.

*An Employee Assistance Specialist-Clinician (EAS-C) is a therapist who has received additional training in the area of Employee Assistance Program work.   


*Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Social Work (ASW) are degrees that provides a foundation in the liberal arts. Skills gained in the program include the areas of mathematics, humanities and social sciences.

*Bachelor of Science (BS) is a degree that generally focuses on more subject-matter area of the degree along with applied research methods.

*Master of Arts (MA); Master of Education (M.Ed); Master of Science (MS); Master of Social Work (MSW); and Master of Divinity (M.Div) 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 (Ed.S); 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.

*Vive is a program that provides services to young people and families, creating a customized support program for families through therapeutic mentoring and therapeutic parent coaching.  For more information please visit

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