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Kathleen W. Shack, M.S., LMFT
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Family Solutions Counseling, LLC

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Clinical Member, AAMFT

Child Specialist, Divorce Coach

Certified ScreamFree Leader

Kathleen's Background:

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Kathleen is an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Collaborative Coach and Mediator. She helps families minimize the negative effects of divorce and guides them through the process of finding lasting solutions that work for their family in her work as a Collaborative Divorce Coach. As a Collaborative Child Specialist, she provides insight to parents regarding their child's needs before, during and after divorce. As a Registered Domestic/Divorce Mediator and Registered Civil Mediator, Kathleen leads divorcing individuals towards confidential resolution of issues and helps parents develop a Parenting Plan regarding their children. Prior to opening Family Solutions Counseling, LLC, Kathleen counseled with couples, families, children and adults in a group private practice, inpatient children's hospital, and through intensive in-home counseling. As a Therapist, Coach, and Mediator, Kathleen works to help individuals recognize that the only way to find meaningful understanding and resolve matters with one another is to listen to the perspectives of the other, articulate one's own perspectives, and find a way to satisfy both.

Kathleen earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Georgia and M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy/Family Studies from the University of Kentucky. A native of Atlanta, Kathleen enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, extended family and pets.


Professional Memberships and Affiliations:
  • Active Clinical Member - American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (1998-present)
  • Active Member - GA Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (1996-Present)
       State Board Treasurer and member of Executive Committee (2008-present)
       State Board Elections Committee Chair (2007-2010)
       Northwest Georgia Chapter Treasurer (2006-2009)
       Metro Atlanta Chapter Treasurer (2001-2003)
       State Board Public Relations Committee Chair (1/04-12/05)
       State Board Continuing Education Committee Chair (8/02-12/03)
  • Active member –International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Active member –Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia
  • Active member -Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Active member -North Georgia Collaborative Law Network
  • Active member -Collaborative Law Center of Atlanta
  • Registered Mediator -Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
  • Visions Anew Institute
  • Vendor with the State Bar of Georgia
  • Active Member – American Association for Play Therapy (2001 to present)
  • Member - Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology (96 to present)

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