Cares for: Helping Professionals, Pregnant/Birthing Bodies, Parents and Children, BIPOC, Grief and Trauma Overcomers
Owner & Clinical Director, Play Wellness LLC
Dr. Yolanda had lots of opportunities to play as a child, which assisted her brain development and served as a respite from childhood trauma. She also believes in the value of appropriately playing as an adult, which is just fun. Dr. Yolanda was on the Family Feud twice (with zero answers correct and zero wins) and the Price Is Right once (in which she won everything including a car that she sold to pay off one year of graduate school)! Dr. Yolanda believes in the power of play to advocate for mental health wellness and to prevent or respond to mental illness. Since 2006, Dr. Yolanda has utilized play and other helpful therapeutic approaches to provide safe space for children, adults, and families to overcome life's challenges. She 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. Dr. Yolanda 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. Yolanda is the owner and clinical/continuing education director at Play Wellness LLC and is the founder of the Child Loss Center Inc. She is a licensed (state of Georgia) and national board-certified professional counselor, a play therapy supervisor, a sand therapy specialist, a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner, a Child Parent Psychotherapy provider, a mental health forensic consultant with Lorio Forensics, a Combined Parent-Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy provider (in training), and an emerging yogi and yoga teacher (in training). Since 2011, Dr. Yolanda has taught master's and doctoral level courses and currently teaches full time at Walden University and as adjunct faculty in the Morehouse School of Medicine’s Children and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program. She was trained to provide telemental health and tele-supervision (virtual/online) services in 2015. Dr. Yolanda participates in speaking engagements, has written professional publications, has supervised over 125 mental health clinicians, and has presented over 150 trainings locally, nationally, and internationally on multiple topics related to mental health illness and wellness. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the World Association for Sand Therapy Professionals. When in "relaxation mode," Dr. Yolanda loves spending time with her spouse/family, traveling, reading, learning, crocheting, and playing tennis and laser tag. For more information about Dr. Yolanda, see below (click on the purple tabs to move them):
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
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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.
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Office Hours for Clinical Services (Georgia residents; New Jersey residents until Jan 11, 2022)
Wednesday: 2:15 pm - 7:15 pm EST
Thursday: 1:15 pm - 6:15 pm EST
Clinical Session Fees
Scheduling and administrative fee (one-time fee for new clients): $50
Intake appointment (60 min): $295
50 minute appointment: $225
75 minute appointment: $295 (extended parent/family sessions using filial, CPP, or CPC-CBT and/or BSP sessions)
Supervision Fees for Professionals
Supervision (PC/SW/MFT with opt. play therapy): $150 (intake) and $200/month (including 1 hour of individual and 2 hours of group)
Supervision (Play therapy only): $150/hour (contracted individual) and $75/2 hours (contracted group)
Consultation: $150/hour (individual) and $75-100/2 hours (group)
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Yolanda Fountain Hardy, Ph.D., LPC, RPT-S, ACS, NCC