Helping You to S.M.I.L.E.

"I CAN'T, BUT WE CAN"
 

Counseling

Individual and family therapy is provided to assist children, adolescents, and their families through a wide range of challenges to include: behavioral issues, depressed mood, changes in family structure, anxiety, grief/loss, school issues, and others. 

 

Your therapist is skilled in play therapy and utilizes therapeutic approaches that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and a systems approach to involve the family. 

  • The rate for individual and family counseling is $100/session.

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna insurances are accepted.

  • There is a $50 cancellation fee for appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice and $100 if no notice is provided (no show).  The cancellation/no show fee is due prior to scheduling another session.  Consideration for emergencies is at the discretion of the therapist.

New client paperwork can be found here.  

Groups

In groups, we work specifically with children after they have experienced the death of a parent. 

When surrounded by peers who have this in common, children find strength to share their stories and process their experience.  Support groups afford the comfort of being around others who understand.  Normalization and inclusion are invaluable tools in helping our children and families find their smile. 

  • Education- To encourage a healthy grief process, we educate each child about the stages of grief and the grieving process.  With us, they will have the opportunity to engage with trained professionals as they navigate life without the physical presence of their loved one. With education, comes understanding and insight...and that empowers.

  • Denial, isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance are all "normal" emotions experienced during the grief process. However, the experience can feel far from normal.  We will educate families, participants, and caregivers so they can navigate the emotions in a healthy manner.

  • Empowering a child's smile may require more than group involvement.  The loss of a loved one impacts children differently and children in the same family will likely have noticeably different responses to the "same" loss.  We work actively with families to provide the necessary resources to respond to their unique situation and the provided the needed personalized treatment.   

Information to register for upcoming groups is available on our events page.

Special Events

Through events hosted in, and for, the community, we offer experiences that help intentionally create significant moments.  These events help bring attention to importance of mental health and offer a time for togetherness and unity.  Our annual events include the following: Vision Board workshop, Tea in Celebration of Girls and the Women They Love, Tiaras & Ties: An Evening with Your Favorite Guy (dance in honor of men and girls), and a S.M.I.L.E. Project Holiday Party & Angel tree (for children who have lost a parent).

Registration for upcoming events is available on the EVENTS page.

Subscribe to our email list and check our events page for information on upcoming programs.  

1827 Powers Ferry Road Atlanta, GA 30339

Tel: 404.695.5258

Email: info@smileprojectempowers.com

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