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Congratulations for reaching out and taking this first step towards making important changes in your life. By seeking help, you are taking the time to make a worthwhile investment in yourself and your happiness.

My name is Joanne Kinney, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board-Certified Counselor as recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors. I hold a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University.


My experience includes working in residential and outpatient treatment, community mental health providing in-home and in-school counseling, and private practice. I am an empathetic, strength-oriented counselor with a passion for helping individuals and families heal from past struggles, resolve conflicts and experience growth.


Teens/tweens, adults, couples, families, groups. I enjoy working with a wide spectrum of clients and specialize in the assessment & treatment of depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, and complex cases involving teens, adults, couples and families. I facilitate several groups throughout the year focused on anxiety, mindfulness, parenting, and DBT – for more information about groups, click here.


My approach integrates several therapy models depending on my client’s specific needs and goals. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness practices, Family Systems Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy may be utilized.

My work with clients is collaborative and an active partnership to best help you reach the goals you set for yourself.

My objective is to provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for you to share your story, navigate your emotions, identify potential barriers to your success, and begin the process of healing and creating the life you want.

For appointments, or to schedule a free 15-minute telephone consultation, call (770) 756-2969. Get in touch via email: joanne@compassbuford.com


Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia