About MeWendy 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 children between the ages of three and twelve, Wendy knows firsthand that each child has his or her own strengths and challenges. And as a member of our national professional organization, Independent Education Consultants Association (IECA), Wendy meets the highest professional standards in an increasingly crowded field.
She enjoys spending traveling, riding bikes, hiking, and playing sports like tennis and golf with her family. She believes in doing what she loves and takes pride in her chosen career. She is proud of her education and her company, but nothing makes her prouder than being a mother of 3 precious boys.
Wendy began her training over 20 years ago by working for a well-established educational consultant. Since that time, she has established the College Counseling Department at William & Reed Academy in Johns Creek; worked as a college counselor at the Ben Franklin Academy, a private independent day school; and consulted for both the precollege and graduate sectors of Kaplan, Inc. More recently, she has established the College Counseling Department at William & Reed Academy in Johns Creek and created a partnership with Teegarden Education Group. She works with families across the country in advising them on the right educational.
Navigating a student's educational destiny can be very stressful for the entire family. Wendy's counseling background helps to 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 career goals.
Wendy's educational background and hands-on experience allows her to focus on the student's academic interests and social needs. 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.
For more information, please contact Wendy Williams at (770) 629 - 0749.
Affiliated Educational ConsultantKimbrell Teegarden is an Educational Consultant, ordained Presbyterian Minister and Pastoral Counselor. A native Atlantan, she is a graduate of The Westminster Schools, The University of Georgia, and Candler School of Theology at Emory University, where she earned a Master of Divinity. After serving as Chaplain and College Counselor at The Westminster Schools and Advisory Counselor at Trinity School, Kimbrell founded Teegarden Education Group, LLC where she partners with families and schools to know, honor and encourage students along their unique educational journey. A CNN education contributor and frequent speaker in the community, Kimbrell provides a unique perspective on the challenges facing students and families today. Kimbrell and her husband, Andrew, are also the proud parents of two children, Jane and Drew.
Wendy Williams and Kimbrell Teegarden are seasoned Educational Consultants who have worked in the Atlanta market for a combined 35 + years. They first met over a decade ago when Wendy was in private practice and Kimbrell was a College Counselor at The Westminster Schools. As Kimbrell’s career led her to Trinity School and eventually to found Teegarden Education Group, she remained in touch with Wendy as a valued colleague with whom she could consult and trust.
For many years, Wendy and Kimbrell have enjoyed cross-referring clients, sharing knowledge and wisdom, and even SSAT materials from time to time when they ran out of Flex Tests. Both members of IECA, the professional body for Independent Educational Consultants, Wendy and Kimbrell hold similar philosophical beliefs around serving young people and utilize the same approach when working with families. Affiliating their practices while Kimbrell is on Sabbatical just made sense!
Wendy and Kimbrell will continue to consult together on clients throughout the 2017-2018 school year and remain in close communication while Kimbrell is on Sabbatical.
At Our LocationDr. Kelly Montiel, Licensed Psychologist
Children, Families, and Adolescents
My practice focuses on children, adolescents, and college-aged students who are suspected of having learning and/or attention difficulties. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science degree in school psychology at Duquesne University, I worked for several years, first at the Autism Research Project at the University of Pittsburgh and then as a school psychologist at an alternative school for students with behavioral and emotional disorders. However, I wanted a deeper understanding of how learning happens, the cognitive processes involved, and the instructional methods that promote student success. I decided to go back to school and received my Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Georgia. My doctoral training taught me that clinical skills should be practiced according to sound scientific principles that are guided by research. I believe that it is my responsibility to be knowledgeable about the research in my field in order to select the best tests for the evaluations I conduct and to make recommendations about the most effective interventions available.
A good evaluation yields a wealth of information about an individual's functioning, but that information is gathered at a fixed point in time. My goal is to interpret the test data within a fluid and dynamic context, made up of the student's unique personality and experiences, physical and mental development, and educational environment. In order to meet that goal, I have to get to know my clients. That means that I do all of my own test administration, which allows me to incorporate qualitative observations and test data into a comprehensive picture of a student's functioning. In order to be optimally helpful to the families with whom I work, I have developed a network of professionals in related fields, such as speech and language pathology and occupational therapy. I have also become familiar with the private schools in the metro-Atlanta area, and I have keep up-to-date with the procedures for receiving services in public schools and accommodations on the SAT and ACT and in college.
The relationships that I develop with my clients often do not end when the evaluation is finished. Many parents call me with questions long after an evaluation has been completed. Such questions may pertain to changes that have taken place within a child's educational setting or stem from a new problem that has emerged. Regardless, my hope is that the families I serve will feel they can call on me for answers or advice whenever the need should arise.
For more information, contact Dr. Kelly Montiel at 404-308-1449 or visit her website at www.montielpsychology.com.
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.
- 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.
The Language Group: Speech Language PathologistsDanielle Moore, M.S. Ed
We each hold the highest qualifications in our field of Speech Language Pathology and Communication Sciences and Disorders, including national certification through the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensure through the state of Georgia.
We believe in working with each client's entire family, using a team approach to reach language, literacy, and learning goals. We develop therapy plans around each client's learning style, strengths, and needs.
We serve children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. Families come to The Language Group to address a wide variety of communication needs, including:
- Dyslexia and other Reading Disorders
- Expressive Language Disorders
- Receptive Language Disorders
- Auditory Processing Disorders
- Speech Sound (Articulation and Phonetic) Disorders
- Fluency (Stuttering) Disorders
- Language-Based Learning Disabilities
- ADD and ADHD
- Executive Functioning Disorders
- Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Social Communication Disorders
Families also come to The Language Group to address:
- Reading Comprehension Difficulties
- Written Expression Difficulties
- Executive Functions and other Cognitive Strategies
- Study Skills and Learning Strategies
For more information, please firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.477.9400. You can also visit The Language Group online at www.thelanguagegroup.org