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Dr. Neil  W.  Monette

Get To Know Your Counselor and His Background...

In addition to many years working with adults, Neil also has extensive training and experience working with children and adolescents. During his doctoral program, he completed his clinical internships at a private practice near Nashville, Tennessee. After finishing his PhD program, studying counselor education and supervision, Neil moved back to his hometown in North Georgia so that he could be closer to his family.  He was soon hired at Johns Creek & Alpharetta Counseling (JCAC), a private practice located in Alpharetta, GA. 

During his formal education, Neil has attended Clemson University, The University of Georgia, Capella University, The Medical University of South Carolina, and Harvard Business School.

While finishing his Master's degree in 2010, Neil worked as a counselor at a non-profit counseling agency helping children, teens, and adults who had experienced trauma from abuse and/or domestic violence. He also has experience working with adults who suffer from substance abuse and alcohol dependence. Neil is a certified cognitive behavioral therapy practitioner and he also has extensive training using Child-Centered Play Therapy. He is currently in the process of becoming a Registered Play Therapist and a Certified Supervisor.

One of Neil's most influential experiences was volunteering as a counselor for Young Life, a non-profit Christian outreach organization for teenagers. Growing up in a large adoptive family, Neil has had many years of personal and professional experience working with the foster care system and the process of adoption.

Certifications & Credentials
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)

  • Board Certified Telemental Health Professional (BC-TMH)

  • Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner
  • Certified in Trauma-Focused CBT 
  • Awarded the National Who's Who Award in 2021 for Professional Excellence in His Field

In his free time, Neil likes to go hiking, camping, and fishing. He also has a passion for creating art, painting, and especially digital artwork. Before finishing graduate school, Neil worked in the music industry for many years as a producer, guitar player, and performed at many large venues and music festivals as a live DJ. 

In addition to doing therapy work, Neil also owns several small businesses, including a small business consulting firm. More than anything else, Neil loves spending time with his children. He especially enjoys teaching them how to build computers and retro videogame arcades. To see some arcades, visit:

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