Cares for: Helping Professionals, Pregnant/Birthing Bodies, Parents and Children, BIPOC, Grief and Trauma Overcomers
Owner & Clinical Director, Play Wellness LLC
Dr. Yolanda is an advocate for mental health wellness and embraces preventing mental illness. Since 2006, she has focused on providing children with a voice via play and adults with safe space to overcome life's challenges. Dr. Yolanda 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 using therapeutic approaches customized to each clients' needs. 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 national board-certified licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia, a play therapy supervisor, a sand therapy specialist, a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner, a Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) provider, a Combined Parent-Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy provider (in training), a mental health forensic consultant with Lorio Forensics, and an emerging yogi and yoga teacher (in training). Dr. Yolanda was trained to provide telemental health and tele-supervision (virtual/online) services in 2015, has taught master's and doctoral level courses since 2011, 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 also serves on the Board of Directors for the World Association for Sand Therapy Professionals. 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. When in "relaxation mode," she loves being with family, traveling, reading, learning, crocheting, and playing tennis. For more information about Dr. Yolanda, see below:
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. & Neal, S. (2020). Developing cultural humility through clinical consultation. Play Therapy, 15(4), 4-7.
Fountain, Y. N. (2020). Physical activity games. In J. Stone and C. E. Schaefer (Eds.), Game play: Therapeutic use of games with children and adolescents (3rd ed.) (pp. 79-97). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1119553762
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.
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Office Hours for Clinical Services (Georgia residents; Virtual Services Only)
Wednesday: 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST (bi-monthly)
Clinical Session Fees
Scheduling and administrative fee (one-time fee for new clients): $50
60 minute intake appointment: $325
50 minute appointment: $225
75 minute appointment: $325 (including parent/family sessions using filial, CPP, or CPC-CBT and extended 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, Ph.D., LPC, RPT-S, ACS, NCC