Petters Counseling, LLC

QUALIFICATIONS

Diane B. Petters, M.S., L.P.C.

3525 Piedmont Road

Building Eight, Suite 102

Atlanta, GA  30305

(404) 351-0199

ddpetters@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

M.S. Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia                                            1995

Department of Community Counselor

Dean’s List

 B.A.  Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia                                           1992

Department of Psychology

 University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia                                                         

School of Business

 A.A. Stratford College, Danville, Virginia                                                     

Liberal Arts

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Private Practice, Clinical experience; individuals, couples, families, and groups (January 2005- present)

Private Practice, Clinical experience; Paces Center of Psychological Services, individuals, couples, families, and groups (April 1997- December 2004)

Directed and supervised experience, Clinical experience, Creveling Center for Christian Counseling; individuals, couples, families (April 1995- December 1997)
Charter Peachford Hospital, Mental Health Counselor, Adult and Adolescent units, Addiction unit, patient and group experience (October 1996- June 1997)

Internship, Catholic Social Services, marriage and family therapy training (June 1994- March 1995)

 

 

 RELEVANT EXPERIENCES

TEACHING

American InterContinental University- Adjunct professor, Aspects of Psychology (January 2004-2007)

MEDIATION

Cobb County Superior Court, Domestic Mediator, (March 2002- March 2005)

Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, General Mediation, Domestic Relations Mediation, (February 2003- March 2005)

DIVORCE COACH

Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia, Steering Committee, presenter and trainer for Collaborative professionals

 

CONSULTING

Various companies and firms

 

CLASSES, GROUPS AND PRESENTATIONS

Boundaries, Boundaries with Kids, local churches (1995- 2003)

  • Lead and co-lead classes based on the books Boundaries, Boundaries with Kids

Personal growth groups and classes, created and lead (1998-present)

  • Women in Transition, Boundaries for Women, Reclaiming Your Life, Restoring a Life of Balance and Peace, Shattered Dreams, New Beginnings, Divorce: Transitions, Follow Your Path

Presentations: Churches, Stephen Ministers, Local Private Schools (1998- present)

  • Raising Responsible, Problem-solving Kids, Celebrating Singlehood, Three Gifts to Give Your Children, Divorce:  Shattered Dreams, New Beginnings, Four Seasons of Divorce
  • Retreat speaker, Visions Anew Institute (1999-present)

Group Counseling, personal growth groups Master’s level, Georgia State University (1995)

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND SPECIALTIES

 

Marital and family counseling (individuals, couples, adolescents and families) 

Divorce, cooperative parenting and custodial counseling

Divorce and family mediation

Divorce issues (individual and groups)

Anxiety, depression, and panic disorder

Women issues (co-dependency, boundaries, self-esteem, and transitional issues)

Personal growth and therapy groups

Parenting skills training

Relationship issues

Stress, grief, and loss
Recovery from toxic abusive relationships

 LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

 

Internal Family Systems (2009-present)

Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Georgia (1998- present)
Atlanta Divorce Mediators, Inc., General/Civil/Business and Divorce and Family Mediation  (2000)

Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia, Collaborative Law, Divorce Coach  (2001-2005)

 

 

 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

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