BEING PURPOSEFUL

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
His ideal client is someone who is tired of suffering through life and has a desire to have a fuller existence; someone who no longer wants their past to govern their lives and understands that change is an inevitable part of the life cycle and is willing to work towards accepting that process. His specialty areas include: adult male issues, adolescent males, and parenting skills. Ya'Ron tends to employ an integrated approach to therapy, which has foundations in Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). He is a veteran of the US Army and former school counselor. Ya'Ron is well-versed in Marriage and Family Therapy and strongly believes that the system (family/job/friends/etc.) is a key component in working with an individual.

Ya’Ron Brown is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselors Supervisor in the state of Georgia who has been working with a variety of clients for over ten years to include adolescents, adult males, couples and executives. With experience working with psychiatric hospitals, executive companies, educational systems and the military, Ya'Ron blends his unique experience with his therapeutic model to help all clients he serves. Ya’Ron is a life-long advocate for anyone going through life and suffering. It is Ya'Ron's goal to help as many people as he can live more vibrant and fuller lives, through helping them set goals that promote what they value and ensure they live purposefully.

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy
Life happens on a daily basis and sometimes we have a difficult time adjusting. Individual therapy is a one-on-one approach to helping individuals deal with life. In therapy, you deal with internal stressors that can lead to problematic thoughts and behaviors that impede the enjoyment of life. Individual therapy is not only for people who are going through problematic periods in their lives, but for individuals who want to maintain their current level of functioning or promote self-growth.

Family Therapy
Family therapy is a systemic approach to therapy which looks at the family as a whole and its many subsystems (parents, siblings, children, etc.). Family therapy allows each member of the family to express their viewpoints and the many roles that they have to balance in order to function effectively. Family therapy strengthens the families interactions with each other and creates new opportunities to build new skills or reestablish healthy ones previously used. The family system is like a wind chime - when everything is balanced, each piece moves together to create a harmonious sound. When things are not balanced, each piece in the wind chime is in disarray and the sound becomes distorted. The goal of family therapy is to restore the harmony that families at one point experienced.

Couples Therapy
Often couples have a desire to love and be loved in their relationship. Unfortunately, we can sometimes get in the way of allowing that to happen or unknowingly sabotage the very thing that we want the most. Couple therapy helps couples to understand one another by learning how each other’s dynamics and behaviors affect them on a day-to-day basis, which in-turn affects the relationship. The goal of couple therapy is to provide couples with the necessary tools to work through challenges that they face, develop a solid sense of self and maintain a cohesive subsystem.

Appointments

To schedule an appointment, please use the appointment request form. All therapy sessions are for 45 minutes. No insurance is being taken at this time and the fee schedule follows: $80 for children/adolescents, $100 for adults (ages 18+), $120 for families and $160 for couples.

Professional Counseling

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.  - Gail Sheehy 

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