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Neil  W.  Monette,  PhD,  ABD,  NCC,  LPC-T,  CBT-C,  BC-TMH

It's Important for You to Get to Know Me...

In addition to many years working with adults, Neil also has extensive training and experience working with children and adolescents. After finishing his PhD program studying counselor education and supervision, Neil founded Thrive Life Counseling Center in Alpharetta, Georgia.

For his formal education, Neil attended Clemson University, the University of Georgia, Capella University, and Harvard Business School.

While finishing his Master's degree, Neil worked at a non-profit counseling agency with 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.

One of Neil's most influential experiences was volunteering as a counselor for Young Life, a non-profit Christian outreach organization for teenagers. Neil also has both personal and professional experience with the foster care system and the process of adoption.

Certifications & Credentials
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (I'm also in the process of becoming Dual-State Licensed, for both Georgia & Tennessee)

  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)

  • Board Certified Telemental Health Professional (BC-TMH)

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

In his free time, Neil likes to go hiking, camping, and fishing. He also produces electronic music and plays guitar. 

In addition to therapy, Neil also owns an IT consulting business. To learn more, visit  

Neil also enjoys spending time with his children, and building computers or retro videogame arcades. To learn more, visit

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