“Change your thoughts and you change the world.”

-Norman Vincent Peale

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Welcome to Gift of Therapy!

Are you concerned about your child?

Does your child seem sad, angry, anxious, withdrawn, or all over the place?

Is your child displaying behavior problems or having a hard time communicating and managing emotions?

Has your child been through a very difficult experience and is having trouble making sense of it?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions then you have come to the right place!

As a parent or guardian, you may struggle with wanting to protect your child while also wanting to provide your child with the appropriate tools to become a successful adult. Parenting is not easy. Being a child is not easy as well. Whether they are learning how to make friends in elementary school or learning how to navigate their teenage years, children and adolescents will face many situations that will challenge their beliefs about themselves, others, and the world. Having an adult they can go to for support is key.

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood."
- Fred Rogers

My practice specializes in therapy services for children and adolescents ages 5 through 18 and their families. I help children and adolescents who are struggling with depression, anxiety, behavior problems, anger, and overcoming traumatic experiences. I tailor my work to the individual needs of each child. I would love the opportunity to support you as the parent or guardian and work with your child in learning helpful and meaningful ways to deal with life’s challenges.

       My practice also specializes in therapy services for women who are needing pregnancy and postpartum support. I understand that the pregnancy and postpartum journey can be filled with ups and downs, laughter and heartache, blessings and challenges.

At Gift of Therapy, I am committed to inspiring hope and helping children, adolescents, and mothers transform their lives. If you are ready to start this transformation, please contact me today!

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About Dr. Gift McDougal

Hello! My name is Dr. Gift McDougal. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Georgia. I was born in Nigeria and was raised in Georgia. I have always had a passion for working with children of all ages. I view the child as part of a system (family, school, community) and when we address the system as a whole then greater healing and change can happen. Providing a child and adolescent a safe space to explore their issues is very important to me. I also have a passion for working with teen girls and women during the pregnancy and postpartum period. I value family, community, spirituality, and interacting with individuals from various backgrounds and cultures. I love spending time with my husband, our 3 children, and our family dog. Writing, watching musicals, and engaging in DIY projects are other activities I enjoy.

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