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Allison Bates

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  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Blended Families and Remarriage
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Communication Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Family Violence and Abuse
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Grief and Loss
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Problem Behaviors
  • Self-Harm
  • Social Skills and Peer Relationships
  • Stress
  • Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Licensed Professional Counselor
Staff Therapist

“We accept the love we think we deserve” – Perks of Being a Wallflower

Allison is a Licensed Professional Counselor working with kids and adolescents, as well adults who have suffered trauma early in their lives. She was an elementary school teacher for 6 years before getting her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lubbock Christian University. As a teacher, Allison saw many of her students’ social/emotional wellbeing unfortunately being overlooked due to lack of resources and support and felt a calling to serve children on a more personal level.

Allison has a passion for working with children utilizing art therapy and sand tray therapy, giving them a safe place to express themselves and process difficult emotions. Allison also enjoys facilitating social skills and art therapy groups; as well as, parent support sessions. She has been seeking trainings in Sandtray Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Internal Family Systems.

On the weekends, Allison enjoys the outdoors and hiking with her friends and family. She is also an avid reader, primarily True Crime and Fiction novels. She volunteers with the youth ministry program at St. Jude Catholic Church, and loves attending retreats and helping youth develop their sense of self, as well as their relationship with God.


  • Undergraduate: Bachelor of Education, Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State
  • Graduate: Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lubbock Christian University

Licensure, Certifications and Professional Affiliations

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Georgia

Online Presentation

  • Strategies for Coping: Helping Middle School Students and Families
    The City of Dunwoody hosted a virtual event on “Strategies for Coping: Helping Middle School Students and Families”. The presentation included discussions on The Impact of Trauma (Alexa Mellman), Recognizing the Signs of Anxiety and Depression (Allison Bates), Coping Skills (Heather Page), and Self-care for Parents (Janet Fluker).