Family Resource Connection/Atlanta Marriage and Relationship Therapy

Special Needs Families
About Debra
Imago Relationship Therapy
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Facing the birth or diagnosis of a child or family member with special needs can be a time of enormous stress and grief for everyone involved. Families often become "frozen" and have difficulty moving forward. Many individuals benefit from finding a safe and nurturing place to express their grief and fears, as well as learn to face the future more hopefully.

As a seasoned therapist, as well as the parent of a special needs (or as she prefers to refer to as a "uniquely challenged") child, Debra brings both her personal experiences and professional expertise to assist and guide these families. She is available for:

* Individual, Couple and Family Therapy

* Support groups for couples, mothers, fathers and grandparents

* Communication skills training for couples with special needs children

* Assistance in moving from grief to hope to healing

* Help in understanding the developmental stages of the special needs family

* Consultation to agencies and organizations serving special needs populations

Questions? Please send an e-mail to:

For more information about resources for special needs families, click on the link below:

Debra Foster McElhaney, M.Ed., 2801 Buford Highway, Suite 190, Atlanta, GA. 30329