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About Dr. Judith M. Perry:

Judy Perry holds a Ph.D. in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia with membership in the Gamma Sigma Delta National Honor Society, an Ed.S. in Community Counseling from Georgia State University with membership in the Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society, and an M. Ed. In Guidance and Counseling from The University of West Georgia. She is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a trained play therapist.

She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Licensed Professional Counselor’s Association of Georgia, the Georgia Mental Health Counselor’s Association, the International Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a charter member of the Georgia Association for Play Therapy.

Judy served as a Staff Music Therapist at the Georgia Mental Health Institute and at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida. She has eight years teaching experience in Behavior Disorders, Resource, and Special Needs in the Fulton County School System. She served for many years as a guest lecturer at the University of Georgia and Brenau University. She is particularly interested in children with special needs and their families. Judy frequently speaks to parent groups and at local and regional conferences.

Statement of Philosophy and Welcome

Professional Counseling has its historical roots in education. Thus, while definitely a clinical process, it is for me, fundamentally educational. Counseling is about growth and change and I am a teacher at heart.
I welcome clients into my practice who I believe have the capacity, desire, and motivation to resolve their own challenges. I believe that as individuals learn more about themselves and how to think productively and proactively, they become better equipped to manage life and emotional well being successfully.

I am thoroughly committed to grounding our work together in clinical theory. I use an eclectic approach including Family Systems, Developmental, and, Ecological theories. Together they provide structure and substance to our work and afford the use of specific tools to enhance your opportunity for learning and growth, always focusing on the big picture: the whole family.

This is a collaborative relationship; together we will establish your goals for therapy. I believe that even though the counseling process is often hard work it should also be enjoyable. There will definitely be laughter; there may also be tears. If you are interested in learning, growth, and change, it will be my privilege to work with you.