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David Markwell (MEd; EdS; PhD; LPC; LCMHC; NCC; ACS; CPCS; BC-TMH; CART; EAS-C) is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and National Board Certified Counselor.  He holds licenses in Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina.  Additionally he is a registered Telemental Health Provider in Florida and Professional Counselor Telehealth Provider in South Carolina.   As a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor and Approved Clinical Supervisor he provides clinical supervision to therapists in training.  He currently serves as the President of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia for 2023-2024.   

David 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 is certified in the following

Dialectical Behavior Therapy                                                                                                                                                                                                               Anger Resolution Training
Gottman Marital Therapy
Active Parenting Program
Parenting Your Out of Control Teenager Program
Taylor Johnson Temperament Analysis Training
Sexual Addiction Counseling

David is a member of the following professional organizations

American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)
Georgia Licensed Professional Counselors Association (LPCA of Georgia)
Georgia Certified Professional Counselors Supervisors (CPCS)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Center for Credentialing & Education Approved Clinical Supervisors (CCE-ACS)
North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP)
Georgia Society of Adlerian Psychology
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
Cobb County School Prevention and Intervention Coalition

Additional information about David :

President of the LPCA (Licensed Professional Counselors Association) of Georgia 2023-2024  
Former Clinical Supervision Chair LPCA (Licensed Professional Counselors Association) of Georgia                                                                Clinical Supervision Committee member (LPCA of Georgia) 
Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS)
Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)
George C Podein Counselor of the Year 2017 (Awarded by the LPCA of Georgia)
Frequent guest on the former Atlanta morning radio show "Bailey and Southside" (Rock 100.5)
Periodic guest on "The Yeah C'Mon" podcast
Guest on "The Southside Ride with Southside Steve" (FoxFM)
2020 "Best of Cobb" Nominee - Mental Health Professional
Outstanding Ed.S. Student in Community Counseling (University of West Georgia) 2001
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 1985
Outstanding Young Men of America 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1996, 1998
Commissioned Kentucky Colonel 1990
National Registry of Who’s Who 1999                                                                                                                                                                             

EAST COBB (SANDY PLAINS EXECUTIVE CENTER) OFFICE

Lara Albanese MA; LPC; NCC; CPCS - Psychology Today Profile

Aliexo Christie MSW; LCSW - HeadWay Profile

Sammy Kanso MS; LAPC; NCC Psychology Today Profile

Brooke Markwell MEd; LPC; NCC - Therapy Den Profile

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

Brittany Osborne MA; LPC - Website Profile

MARIETTA (ALEXANDER SQUARE) OFFICE

Jo Annie Espinal MA

Andrés Ayala Flores 

Cindy Florido MA; LAPC; NCC

Maria Garcia MA; LPC; NCC; EAS-C - Mundos Latinos Counseling

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

McCAYSVILLE OFFICE

Ashley Blomeley MBA; LMFTPsychology Today Profile

Jessica Foster MS; LPC; NCC - Facebook Profile

Maria Garcia MA; LPC; NCC; EAS-C - Mundos Latinos Counseling

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

Mackenzie Ohman MS; MFT-I - Psychology Today Profile


LICENSURE

*A Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), 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 (APC) is a mental health professional who has met the educational requirements, including at least a Master's degree, successfully completed the state examination for licensure, and is finalizing 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 Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) or Marriage and Family-Intern (MFT-I) is a mental health professional who has met the educational requirements, including at least a Master's degree, successfully completed the state examination for licensure, and is finalizing the directed experience and supervision hours as required for the Marriage and Family Therapist licensure.

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.
*A Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) is a therapist who has earned training and certification through the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association Certification Board.
*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 Compassion Fatigue Professional (CCFP) is a therapist who has received additional training in the principles of treating compassion fatigue, countertransference, caregiver stress, burnout, vicarious trauma, and/or secondary traumatic stress.

*A Board Certified–TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH) is a mental health therapist with additional training and knowledge in virtual therapy. 

EDUCATION

*Master of Arts (MA); Master of Education (MEd); Master of Science (MS); Master of Social Work (MSW); Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) 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); Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD); and Doctorate of Ministry (DMin) 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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