Michael Kanner | Atlanta, Alpharetta, Suwanee, Peachtree City

MA, NCC, APC

Michael received his master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Richmont Graduate University as well as certificates in marriage and family therapy and trauma counseling. Michael has also pursued additional relationally focused training through the highly regarded Gottman Institute and is a certified facilitator of PREPARE/ENRICH relationship assessments.

Michael works with adolescents, adults, and couples to address a wide range of needs, including anxiety, depression, life adjustment, suicidal thoughts, spiritual development, sexual identity, relationship communication, conflict resolution, premarital education, and family systems under duress. He seeks to create a safe and collaborative space for clients to move toward hope and healing. Michael’s approach to the therapeutic process is best expressed by the Jon Kabat-Zinn quote, “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”

Before his career in counseling, Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Kennesaw State University and spent several years working for Apple Inc. as a manager and trainer. Throughout high school and college, he worked as a martial arts instructor, a pursuit he credits with cultivating both an appreciation for mindfulness and fostering his continued enthusiasm for physical fitness.


ISSUES

ADHD, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gender Identity/Transgender, Grief, Intellectual Disability, Internet Addiction, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Men's Issues, Motivation, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Peer Relationships, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Spirituality and Spiritual Identity, Sports Performance, Stress, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma Recovery and PTSD, Video Game Addiction, Young Adults

Specialties: Premarital/Marriage Counseling, Couples Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Suicidal Ideation


CLIENT FOCUS

Age: Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19), Adults, Elders (65+)

Category: Couples, Family, Group, Individuals, LGBTQ+


TREATMENT APPROACH

Types of Therapy: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-based, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Compassion Focused, Dialectical (DBT), Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential, Family/Marital, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered, Positive Psychology, Psychodynamic, Relational, Relational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Strength-Based, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Trauma Focused


QUALIFICATIONS

School: Richmont Graduate University
Year Graduated: 2019
License No. and State: APC007063

Locations

GROW Counseling
Atlanta Location
2964 Peachtree Road, Suite 760
Atlanta, GA 30305

Alpharetta Location
316 Maxwell Road, Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Suwanee Location
4411 Suwanee Dam Road, Suite 310
Suwanee, GA 30024

Peachtree City Location
200 Westpark Drive, Suite 140
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Office Phone: (404) 200-2323


OFFICE HOURS

Monday–Friday Flexible

Online Therapy/Video Counseling: No


FINANCES

Average Cost: $135/session

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accepted Payment: Cash, Check, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Other

Accepted Insurance: None

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