Welcome to Growth Therapy, your premier resource for child and adolescent counseling. You are the expert about your child, and no one knows your child’s unique strengths and weaknesses better than you. Children demonstrate behaviors for a variety of different reasons, some of which are completely normal and some which may be concerning. If you are concerned about your child’s behavior you are right to look for more information. Together, you and I can work to help your child improve socially, academically and emotionally. Please browse my website for more information or click the button above to schedule an appointment.
Growth Therapy is a part of Athens Center for Counseling and Play Therapy. In 2015 Leigh Ellen and Leslie Schwartz formed Athens Center for Counseling and Play Therapy as a physical space for therapists who want to focus on working with children and families. As far as we know, it's the only therapy practice in town that was created for, and caters to, families and kids.
At its core my job is to help parents understand their child's behaviors. Sometimes that means understanding the behaviors are normal, other times it means working to improve them. There are a variety of reasons why parents may be concerned about their children’s behaviors, including:
Healthy Sexual Development
Grief and Loss
Depression & Anxiety
Family Changes and Adjustments
Assessments for appropriate referrals to occupational therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and others.