Cares for: Helping Professionals, Pregnant/Birthing Bodies, Parents and Children, BIPOC, Grief and Trauma Overcomers
Owner & Clinical Director, Play Wellness LLC
Dr. Fountain is an advocate for mental health wellness and embraces preventing mental illness. For the past 14 years, she has focused on providing children with a voice via play and adults with a safe place to overcome life's challenges. She is licensed to provide professional counseling services in the state of Georgia, New Jersey (temporary license for the pandemic), and Oregon (temporary license for the pandemic). She has also been trained to provide telemental health and tele-supervision (virtual/online) services since 2015. Dr. Fountain has experienced several challenging life events (trauma, parental loss, perinatal child loss, etc.) so she understands the courage that it takes to look inwards and heal wounds. She enjoys helping people of all ages, uses talk and non-verbal therapies (e.g., play therapy, game therapy, sand therapy), and has a passion to care for helping professionals, pregnant/birthing bodies, parents and their infants/children, the BIPOC population, and those with experiences of grief, perinatal/ infant/child loss, and trauma. Dr. Fountain is the owner and clinical director at Play Wellness LLC and is the founder of the Child Loss Center Inc.
Dr. Fountain has extensive experience in higher education as a counselor, professor, and clinical supervisor and teaches master's and doctoral level courses at Mercer University, Georgia State University, and for Morehouse School of Medicine's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the World Association for Sand Therapy Professionals. Dr. Fountain has presented over 150 trainings locally, nationally, and internationally, has supervised over 100 mental health clinicians, has shared at 15+ speaking engagements, and has written six professional publications. When in "relaxation mode," she loves being with family, traveling, reading, learning, crocheting, and playing tennis. Dr. Fountain's credentials include the following:
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Counselor Education and Supervision
Post-Graduate Certificate in Working with Survivors of Violence, Torture, and Trauma
University of Maryland
Masters of Science (M.S.), Community Counseling
Masters of Divinity (M.Div.), Pastoral Care & Counseling
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems
Alabama State University
Fountain, Y. N. (2019). Physical activity games. In J. Stone and C. E. Schaefer (Eds.), Game play: Therapeutic use of games with children and adolescents (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Fountain, Y. and Gardener, T. (2019, March). Go PLAY! Advocating for the integration of play therapy in the school setting. Play Therapy, 14(1), 4-7.
Fountain, Y. N. (2015). Important factors that contribute to the professional quality of life for registered play therapist and supervisors (Doctoral dissertation). Available from http://search.proquest.com.
Larkin, R., Fountain, Y., Glenn, C., Crumb, L., Smith, J., and Morgan, A. (2015). A behavioral intervention team at a two-year college: Responding to a case of suicidal ideation. The Journal of Campus Behavioral Intervention [J-BIT], 3, 44-48.
Larkin, R., Crumb, L., Fountain, Y., Glenn, C., and Smith, J. (2015, June). Managing mental health situations in the advising office. Academic Advising Today, 38(2). Retrieved from http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/resources/academic-advising-today/view-articles/managing-mental-health-situations-in-the-advising-office.aspx
Bayonne, L., Fountain, Y., and Rowland, K. (2014, Spring). Supervisee resistance: Shame in supervision. Southern Association for Counselor Educators and Supervision (SACES), 10(1). Available from http://www.saces.org/
Clark, D., Barnett, N., Boyd, M., Cunningham, G., Fountain, Y., Lane, D., and Redmond, D. (2015, May). From Victim to Survivor: Choices and Coping. Curriculum for the DeKalb County Drug Court, College of Professional Advancement, Mercer University, Atlanta, GA.
Georgia Perimeter College [GPC]. (2013). Voluntary and involuntary withdrawals for medical and/or psychology reasons. Student Code of Conduct. Author.
Federal Bureau of Investigation. (2003). A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety. Available from http://www.fbi.gov/
Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, 2018, International Association of Healthcare Professionals
Leadership Academy Graduate, 2016, Association for Play Therapy (APT)
Outstanding Doctoral Student, 2015, Mercer University
Dissertation Grant, 2015, Georgia Association for Play Therapy
Behavioral Health Development Leadership Program, Project LIFT, 2014, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Tuesday: 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday: 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday: 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
$50 scheduling and administrative fee (one-time fee for new clients)
$225 per 50 min appointment
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Yolanda Fountain, Ph.D., LPC, RPT-S, ACS, NCC