Resilient Families Counseling, LLC
Therapist & Services
 
Melissa Troskie, Ed.S., MA. MFT, LPC, LMFT
Children ~ Adolescents ~ Families ~ Couples ~ Adults





Education
Ed.S. in Professional School Counseling, University of Georgia
M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy with a Specialization in Child and Adolescent Therapy, Richmont Graduate University
BS.Ed. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Georgia

Credentials
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of GA
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of GA
Certified School Counselor in the state of GA
Certified Prepare/Enrich Administrator (Pre-Marital and Marriage Counseling)

Previous Experiences
Child & Adolescent Therapist. First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Georgia
Psychotherapist. Fountain Gate Counseling Center, Kennesaw, Georgia

In-Home Therapist. Family Solutions, Holly Springs, Georgia.
School Counseling Intern. Little River Elementary School, Woostock, Georgia.
Counseling Intern. The Center at Mount Paran North Church of God, Marietta, Georgia.
Youth Leader. Churches in the Roswell and Canton area, Georgia. 
Young Life Leader. The University of Georgia.

Special Interests
Children and Teens ages 3 and up
Family and Couples Counseling
Divorce and Blended Families
Parenting and Co-Parenting
Christian Counseling
Marriage Counseling
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Mindfulness
Pre-Marital Counseling
Play Therapy
Communication
Codependency
Bipolar Disorder
Depression 
Anxiety
Grief Counseling
Obessive Compulsive Disorder
Self-Harm (hair pulling, cutting, etc.)
ADHD
School Performance
Social Skills
Positive Behavior Systems
Defiancy
Phobias

Personal
Melissa loves spending time with her husband and three children.  In her free time, she enjoys camping, traveling, running, reading, crocheting, doing anything crafty and spending time with friends and family.  Melissa and her family attend Church in the Canton area. She is also a member of the Association for Play Therapy (GA Chapter) and currently receiving supervision and training towards her registry in play therapy.

Vision for Counseling
Melissa frequently utilizes expressive and creative therapies such as art, sand, and play in her work with families and individuals.  Melissa is also trained in integrating Christian faith-based counseling for those that would like to utilize their faith in the counseling process.  Her therapy approach is tailored to each client's individual needs and personality. She is working towards her registry in play therapy and uses play therapy in her work with children as therapy looks different at each developmental stage. It's not until about age 12 that children move from primarily concrete thinking to abstract reasoning and thinking. For children, play is their language and toys are their words.

During the first session, a 50-minute intake interview, we will review the intake forms, gather a detailed history, establish goals for counseling, and answer any questions you may have about the counseling process.  This is a time to determine if the therapist is a good fit for you and/or your family. 

~Please visit the following sites for more information about various therapies~

Play Therapy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl9e9A8IG2I
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Play_therapy
http://www.a4pt.org/ps.index.cfm

Sand Tray Therapy

http://www.sandplay.org/index.htm

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