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Yates.J HeadshotLicensed Professional Counselor
Child and Family Therapy
jyates@summitcounseling.org
678-893-5300

Jordan Yates is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) who has an extensive background working with children, teenagers and adults that go beyond just the counseling spectrum. Before beginning the process of achieving his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Richmont Graduate University – a training program centered on the integration of psychology and Christianity – Jordan spent seven years in the sports journalism industry, covering the Atlanta Falcons, the Georgia Force, and the National Basketball Association (NBA).

In 2009, Jordan led court-mandated diversion program groups geared to improve first-time offenders with anger management, domestic violence, substance abuse, and child abuse/neglect. Since then, Jordan has moved to treating clients over the past five years on a more voluntary basis with a non-conventional, activity-centered approach that works well with couples of all ages as well as children, teenagers, and college-aged students. Jordan earned certifications in Child-Centered, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through the Medical University of South Carolina and a pre-marital counseling certificate through PREPARE-ENRICH. Jordan specializes in guiding children, teenagers, and adults through life’s hardships, including but not limited to death, divorce, abuse, job loss bullying, self-harm, addiction, and attention-deficit.

Jordan was born in New York, lived in Pennsylvania, but mostly grew up locally in the North Fulton area and now lives near downtown Atlanta with his wife and newborn daughter, Pippen.

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