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About ​

My  therapeutic philosophy is grounded in positive psychology. I believe that although we face challenges, we possess strengths. 

We can  overcome emotional pain, be healed, be reconciled, thrive. 


With over 17 years as a school counselor,  I  understand the school system. I know strategies to improve your child's grades.

I will partner with you to strengthen your child's ability to deal with bullying, anxiety, and improve behavior.

In addition to Positive Psychology, will use a variety of techniques during counseling sessions, including narrative therapy, family systems theory - genograms, and cognitive behavior therapy. 


 Memberships and Specialized Training

Member American Psychological Association

Member International Positive Psychology Association

Member Association of Black Psychologists

Member Georgia  School Counselors Association

Member Cobb School Counselors Association

Member National Association for Gifted Children

Licensed Professional Counselor (GA #LPC007826)

Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (GA #772)

Certified Counselor for Gifted students

Certificate in Positive Psychology

Trained in Trauma Focused Behavior Therapy

Certificate in Psychological First Aid - National Center for Child Traumatic Stress


Photo Gallery of Activities

Marietta City Schools Superintendent Grant Rivera, along with MCS Board of Education members honor Dr. Francis as Counselor of the Year.

Dr. Francis proudly hold her recognition as MCS Counselor of the Year.

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