About Us

Focus Forward Counseling is a premier center for counseling services in Alpharetta, GA. We also offer counseling services in Cumming, GA. We ensure the highest standard of care for all of our patients and work together as a team to find the best treatment option for each individual and his or her needs.

We don’t take a cookie-cutter approach to counseling. We believe each person is unique and has a different story to tell, and we truly listen. Our compassionate, highly-skilled professionals are here to help treat patients facing struggles in many different possible areas of life including grief and loss, LGBTQIA, anxiety, depression, stress management, marriage, body image, and much more.

We invite you to take a closer look at our counseling services available in both our locations: Alpharetta and Cumming, GA and our unique Focus Forward Difference makes us stand out among other counseling centers.

Treatment Philosophy

At Focus Forward Counseling, we take pride in our commitment to giving individualized, compassionate care to our patients and to forming caring relationships between counselors and patients. While counseling can combine many different, impactful techniques to help patients feel better, we understand at the core, building strong relationships results in more successful treatments and favorable outcomes for patients.

Our treatment plans are tailored to each patient’s needs. We offer a variety of services, including those in the following areas:

● ADHD testing and counseling
● Anxiety disorders
● Career counseling
● Children and adolescents
● Chronic pain
● Depression
● Eating disorders
● Grief and loss
● Marriage and couples therapy

The Focus Forward Difference

We hold client care to the highest standards possible

We ensure each of our patients are always cared for by a licensed professional. We start with having an open and honest conversation about any struggles a patient is facing to help match him or her to the professional who we believe can offer the most support to them. The patient will then have access to that professional to schedule directly with them.

We operate as a treatment team

Each individual is unique, which means his or her treatment plan is also special. While forming a relationship with a counselor and being able to go to them for support can be enough for a patient, there are times when a patient can benefit from the shared wisdom of other counselors. While we may feel that there are instances when a patient may benefit from this, we will be sure to discuss it with him or her and have them make the decision to want to potentially involve another counselor to ensure a more successful treatment.

We leave the decision-making to the patient. While we believe in working together to find the best outcome for each of our patients, we always value ethical behavior and confidentiality above all else, which is why we involve the patient in important decisions about their care.

We know our values and stick to them

Our mission is to provide outstanding clinical services in our community through compassionate, creative, accepting, and ethical relationships. Our eight core values are:

● Do good.
● Integrity counts – do the right thing every time and be true in your words and deeds.
● Follow through on commitments to clients and colleagues.
● Ask great questions, learn, innovate, and share.
● Pursue excellence – go above and beyond in delivering service.
● Bring fun and energy.
● Pitch in and look for opportunities to help clients and colleagues.
● Promote active, responsive engagement with clients, colleagues, and community partners.

Our mission statement and values form the core belief system and operating model for everything we do at Focus Forward. We take ethical behavior and confidentiality very seriously and hold ourselves to the highest standard when it comes to both. These are the beliefs that fuel every decision we make.

Helping others grow is our calling

Individuals choose a career path based on many different factors: overall happiness and job satisfaction, aptitude, and more. At Focus Forward, our team is made up of professionals who are fueled by a calling to help others grow by offering high-quality counseling services. We truly believe it is a privilege to be trusted by our clients with their stories and to help them find ways to create the lives they seek.