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Wendy Williams, M.A., Owner & Educational Consultant

Wendy picture Wendy Williams, M.A. has been an influential part in assisting families by helping students with their educational goals since 1997.

As a wife and mother of three boys, Wendy knows firsthand that each child has his or her own challenges and strengths. It is her mission to work with families to help identify solutions and make wise decisions. She began her training over 20 years ago by working for a well-established educational consultant. Wendy's educational background and hands-on experience allows her to focus on the student's academic interests and social needs. Navigating a student's educational destiny can be very stressful for the entire family. Wendy's counseling background and expertise helps demystify the process by implementing structure, guidance and a calm environment so her students can focus on what really matters - interests, abilities, school options and goals.

Wendy has consulted for both the precollege and graduate sectors of Kaplan, Inc. She worked as a college counselor at the Ben Franklin Academy and established the College Counseling Department at William & Reed Academy. She is a member of national professional organizations, IECA, HECA, SACAC, LDGA, and is on the Kennesaw State University’s Advisory Board. Wendy meets the highest professional standards in an increasingly crowded field.

She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a B.S. in Psychology and received a master's degree in Professional Psychology, specializing in Counseling from Argosy University. She is also an alumni member of the Chi-Omega Fraternity. Wendy enjoys spending time with her family. On days off, one might find her riding bikes, hiking, playing tennis or golf. Her favorite fall tradition is being part of the Owl community as she loves cheering on her KSU Owls on Saturdays. She loves to write, read books as well as play with her furry kids, Piper and Friday. Wendy believes in doing what she loves and takes pride in her chosen career. She is proud of her company, but nothing makes her prouder than being a mother of 3 precious boys.

For more information, please contact Wendy Williams at (770) 629 - 0749.

Maura Briggs, M.S. Ed. - Reading Specialist

Maura Briggs Over her 16 years as a teaching professional and reading specialist, Maura Briggs has worked with young readers and their parents in both public and private schools, in the U.S. and overseas, using both American and international curricula. Maura’s lifelong passion for working with young readers led her to create her own instruction and consulting practice, Lumen Literacy, LLC, in 2018. Through her work with Lumen, Maura creates a safe, professional, and motivating environment for young readers to thrive.

Maura’s depth and breadth of professional experience enables her to build relationships with her students and their parents to develop individualized learning plans carefully tailored to each child. As readers, each of us brings our own experiences, strengths, and challenges to a text. Through attentive observation, Maura develops a deep understanding of the unique attributes of each reader she supports, and helps them achieve their own individual goals.

Lumen Literacy is excited to be partnering with Williams Educational Consultants to offer the following services-

  • Diagnostic reading evaluations for students affected by dyslexia and other challenges
  • Orton-Gillingham instruction and support
  • Personalized reading remediation for struggling and aspiring readers
  • Design individualized plan to support organization and study skills
  • One-on-one collaboration with school classroom teachers and staff
  • Individual or small group instruction in English as a second language (ESL)
  • Individual or small group literacy enrichment activities
  • Coaching and support for parents and families
  • Monitored and recorded progress for each client

Maura Briggs Professional Credentials

  • B.S., Education Alverno College
  • M.S. Ed., Curriculum & Instruction University of Wisconsin
  • Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Dyslexia Resource Trust

Dr. Amanda Kriegel

Amanda picture Dr. Amanda Kriegel
Child, Family and Adolescent Therapists

Amanda is a psychologist whose practice focuses on both assessment and treatment of infants through young adults and supporting family dynamics. She specializes in developmental and relationship based challenges (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder), learning challenges, attachment, school phobia, anxiety and mood disorders, and general coping struggles. She offers services that include consultation, psychoeducational assessment, psychotherapy, and treatment planning as well as mentoring, onsite, and online training in the DIR®/Floortime™model. Amanda sees clients at Floortime Atlanta and in Roswell at Bombay Lane. She provides child and family therapy under the supervision of Dr. Kathleen Platzman.

She is a Certified Expert DIR®/Floortime™ clinician and training leader. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders. Amanda received her Doctoral of Psychology degree (PsyD.) from APA accredited Georgia School of Professional Psychology (GSPP), in December 2010. She received her Master’s of Arts in Clinical Psychology from (GSPP) as well. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University and a B.F.A. in Studio Art from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Amanda began training and working at Floortime Atlanta in the spring of 2006.

Services provided:
  • DIR®/Floortime™ Therapy
  • Developmental Consultations
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Sibling Support
  • Small Group Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluations and Reports
  • Parent Training and Support
  • Practitioner Training and Mentoring
  • School Consultations and Staff Support
  • Infants through young Adults

For more information contact, Dr. Amanda Kriegel at 770-363-0004.