Bonnie Craven is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia. She is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Grief Recovery Specialist. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Armstrong Atlantic State University and Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Argosy University.
Bonnie began her career in counseling in community mental health and has gone on to work in private practice where she has become a seasoned therapist working and specializing with children, adolescents and adults. Bonnie has also taught at the collegiate level as an Adjunct Professor at South University in Savannah, Ga.
Bonnie utilizes a hope instilling, strength based, cognitive-behavioral approach to develop uniquely tailored treatment plans, which include individual and group therapies, social skills training, marriage/couples counseling and/or family therapy.
Working with children and their families,
Bonnie emphasizes current evidenced based strategies to assist parents and caregivers in developing effective parenting strategies, behavioral plans, emotional coaching and supports. Bonnie builds on the identified strengths of children and their families to maximize their overall functioning and improve relationships. Bonnie will assist your child in developing improved self-confidence which is so vital to all others areas of functioning. She will help your child learn to manage their emotions, behaviors, anxiety, depression and improve their peer relationships. School advocacy is also available which allows for parents to elicit support in navigating the special education system, ensuring each child’s academic needs are being optimally addressed within the classroom. Bonnie is happy to collaborate with teachers and other school personnel to develop effective behavioral and educational plans when required. Children and adolescents with an array of diagnoses and difficulties can benefit from counseling services provided including ADHD, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Autism, Learning Disorders, depression, anxiety, anger, mood dysregulation, stress, peer socialization concerns, self esteem issues, behavioral problems, as well as grief/loss related to family separation, divorce and bereavement.
Working with adults and couples,
Bonnie utilizes a collaborative and compassionate approach. She emphasizes the importance of fostered trust in the therapeutic relationship, which allows individuals the opportunity to develop and achieve their unique goals in a safe and supportive environment. Adults are welcomed and encouraged, without judgment, to explore concerns and difficulties they are experiencing in life and are provided essential and practical tools to cultivate hope to achieve those desired goals. Adult clients with an array of diagnoses and difficulties can benefit from counseling services provided including emotional distress/mood dysregulation, anger, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, stress, relationship problems, as well as grief/loss related to family separation, divorce and bereavement.
Andrea Liverman is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia. She is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS), and Registered Play Therapist (RPT). She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Armstrong Atlantic State University and Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Argosy University.
Andrea began her career in counseling in non-profit community based mental health agencies. After 11 years, she ventured into private practice where she developed a specialty in play therapy working with children, adolescents and adults.
Animal Assisted Therapy TBA.
Working with children in play therapy,
Andrea emphasizes a nondirective approach, using tracking and reflective statements aiding children in expressing feelings and learning to maintain control over their environment in a safe manner. In play therapy, Andrea also works with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, abuse as well as attachment and bonding difficulties. With the help of her trusted, trained and certified dog Thomas, Andrea utilizes Animal-assisted Therapy, to improve a child’s social, emotional, and/or cognitive functioning. Bringing Thomas into the therapy environment, children view Andrea as less threatening, which helps children foster trust and build rapport more readily.
Andrea also works closely with parents to develop effective behavior modification plans within the home environment. Moreover, she collaborates with teachers and school professionals to ensure every child’s optimal success.
In talk therapy with adolescents,
Andrea utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach towards treatment. Andrea assess the clients strengths within the sessions and aides the client in building upon them through evidenced based techniques. She will assist your adolescent in learning to manage their emotions, behaviors, anxieties, and depression which results in improved self esteem and peer relationships. Andrea is well qualified to work with children and adolescents with the following concerns: ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disorders, depression, anxiety, anger, mood dysregulation, stress, peer socialization concerns, self esteem issues, behavioral problems, as well as grief/loss related to family separation, and divorce.
Working with adults,
Andrea also utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach. Andrea has worked extensively with adults with the following concerns: depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, anger, stress, divorce, and family separation.