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What Color is ‘Never’? What Rhymes with ‘Empty’? What Lies Behind Art?

Written by Lane Gormley, EdS, LPC, BCC

Myths of Creativity: Art History, English Lit, Introduction to Classical Dance, and Music AppreciationMyths of Creativity: Art History, English Lit, Introduction to Classical Dance, and Music Appreciation
In many academic courses – especially those taught in this country and in this century – the professors would have us believe that painters paint in order to entertain and instruct us, to document a time and place, to distinguish themselves, or (best case scenario) to sell their paintings for $250 million, which was the going price for Paul Cézanne”s The Card Players in 2011. Similarly, teachers and critics of literature appear preoccupied with anecdote, form, technique, and other externals. Music and dance theorists invariably praise composers, performers, and choreographers for the “beauty”, “interest”, or “relevancy” of their efforts.

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Step Back from Crisis : The Cognitive and Emotional Benefits of Physical Exercise

Written by Lane Gormley, EdS, LPC, BCCO

The Cognitive and Emotional Benefits of Physical ExerciseExtreme Mental and Emotional Symptoms
Depression, mood instability, compulsions, constant anxiety, and other mental and emotional symptoms are horribly uncomfortable. Swirling, spiraling, interconnected, intrusive, obsessive thoughts of sadness, anger, fear, and even impending death and disaster can make life seem hopeless and not worth living.

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Taking Care of Business: Reducing Workplace Stress

Written by Lane Gormley, EdS, LPC, BCC

Why We Work
Most people work – at least in part – to earn a living. They need to support their lifestyles and their families. Some people chose their work on the basis of salary alone, and that, while understandable in today’s uncertain financial climate, can be stressful in and of itself. Other people work in order to lend structure, interest, and meaning to their lives as well as to make money. Some people derive great ego satisfaction and a sense of identity from their work.

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Don’t Eat Your Heart Out: Emotional Factors Behind Overeating

Written by Lane Gormley, EdS, LPC, BCC, NGHC

Anxiety
Eating Disorder Counseling: Kennesaw, Suwannee, Conyers GeorgiaClara grew up in a wealthy but unhappy family. Each afternoon, when her father’s large, black car pulled up in the driveway, she and her sister ran to their rooms and did not come out until dinner. A successful and driven corporate executive, Mr. Eddins brought his high stress level, his frustrations, and his anger home with him every evening. He was verbally abusive to his wife and daughters. His wife was never satisfied with herself or the young girls. During dinner, Mr. Eddins did not allow anyone to speak. The tension in the house was constant and unbearable.

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What the Voices Say: An Examination of Alternate Realities

Written by Lane Gormley, EdS, LPC, BCC, NGHC

Alternative Realities and Therapy
Hearing Voices
As he remembers it, Edmund first began to hear “the Voices” after taking what are popularly known as “club drugs” at a party in a “cool” neighborhood in Atlanta’s inner city. He knows that he took Ecstasy (“X”), and he thinks that he may have used LSD as well. It was not Ed’s first experience with illegal drugs, and it was not his last. That party and its aftermath marked the beginning, for Edmund, of an Alternate Reality that some psychiatrists call “psychosis”.

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4255 Wade Green Road Northwest #414, Kennesaw

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  • AvatarMichaela Estes★★★★★2 months ago
    I see Mrs Gianna and she is Absolutely AMAZING!!
    By far the BEST counselor I ever had. She genuinely cares and she shows it every session... I had a rough past before I got to her, and she makes the progression to a better you, much more
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    Jamie Jenkins is great! I feel like she is the perfect therapist for me. Validating and open-minded. She knows I like my conversations to be more casual and she is accommodating in that way because formality makes me shut down.
  • AvatarWaeni Watuma★★★★★4 weeks ago
    I have been going to Ray of Hope for a year now and it has changed my life honestly - everyone there is so nice and I love my therapist she is amazing ! Misty is honestly heaven sent.
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    Ray of Hope has been really great for myself and my kids to have an outlet you talk about life and the challenges we face. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for someone to talk too. It is well worth it.
  • AvatarNelli Vergilis★★★★★3 weeks ago
    I loved my tele session. It was easy to connect and talking to my therapist felt even more productive, as I was not stressed by traffic. Ms.James made me feel supported and heard. And I learned how to handle my hurdles better at the … More very first session. I recommend this practice. You can live anywhere and have a wonderful therapist at your fingertips. THANK YOU.
  • A Google User★★★★★4 weeks ago
    I loved my tele session. It was easy to connect and talking to my therapist felt even more productive, as I was not stressed by traffic. Ms.James made me feel supported and heard. And I learned how to handle my hurdles better at the … More very first session. I recommend this practice. You can live anywhere and have a wonderful therapist at your fingertips. THANK YOU.
  • AvatarPhoenix Bray★★★★★a month ago
    Love Ray of Hope Counseling. Meghan Michalewicz has helped me through some tough stuff and I am so appreciative of the advice.
  • AvatarNina Cantrell★★★★★4 months ago
    Giada Martini is a very genuine, kind person that makes you really feel she's there for you personally & not just professionally. Her office is very easy space to be in to boot!
  • AvatarVictoria Thomas★★★★★a year ago
    This place is such a tranquil respite if you need somewhere safe to unwind, process grief, heal, or feel strengthened on your journey. Gianna Martini has been an absolute godsend, and I don't think you'll find anyone more caring, … More empathetic, and compassionate. She's kindhearted, an intuitive listener, insightful, and wise. Gianna truly cares about her clients, and I've so appreciated her support and wisdom.
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    Great counseling service for my son who is dealing with some hard problems. Very helpful.

Ray of Hope Counseling Services
2.5
Based on 15 Reviews
Ashley T.
Ashley T.
2020-01-14 12:03:44
I can't attest to the qualifications of the therapists, but the office staff isn't the best. I left two messages (because no one ever answered the phone) to...
Vicki T.
Vicki T.
2019-07-26 22:36:28
I love this place and feel especially grateful for Gianna Martini who has been a godsend to me. A very intuitive listener, she's kind, caring, and...
Shelly K.
Shelly K.
2019-03-22 11:46:51
Receptionist extremely rude and unhelpful, needs some training on customer service.
Lisa S.
Lisa S.
2018-05-01 09:56:20
I am going here for a multitude of reasons. Mainly for my almost 9 year old to have someone to talk to. Lauren Sanders is AMAZING. We both love her and...
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