Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
Summit Onsite School Based Therapist – Elkins Pointe Middle School
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Mariah D. (Dantzler) McFetridge, M.S., graduated from Mercer University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has successfully completed the National Counselor Examination and is actively pursuing her certification as a Nationally Certified Counselor as well as her certification as a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor. Mariah’s goal as a counselor is to provide a space where clients can fully be themselves and be celebrated for who they are while being motivated to learn and grow. Mariah practices counseling from a client-centered approach taking note that each client’s journey is their own. Mariah also incorporates mindfulness based techniques as well as creative play in sessions. Her promise is to allow clients and their families to feel valued and heard while motivating them to become the best versions of themselves! She is dedicated to celebrating clients’ individuality and allowing clients the space to explore their story and in return gain confidence, awareness, and self-acceptance.
Mariah has previously interned at a private practice where she worked with children and adolescents addressing issues relating but not limited to: anxiety, depression, social skills, sensory processing, LGBTQ, self-esteem, divorce, trauma, grief, terminal illness, self-injury, ADHD, mood disorders, eating disorders, and attachment disorders. Mariah also worked at the Make-A-Wish Foundation where she supported children and families on their journey with pediatric cancer and terminal illness. Mariah volunteers at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and Atlanta Public Schools where she is passionate about investing in children and walking alongside them through challenging and difficult times.
In her spare time, Mariah enjoys trying new restaurants, going to concerts, watching documentaries, volunteering locally, and spending quality time with friends and family.
- CPR/First aid certified
- Darkness to light – stewards of children training
- ACA, APT, ACC
Teen girls’ groups on depression, anxiety, social skills, mindfulness, bullying, self-esteem, eating disorders
Open to any children/adolescent groups