2078 Teron Trace #326, Dacula, GA 30019 | (678) 205-0838


Shirley Boone-Sanford, PhD
Licensed Psychologist

Shirley Boone Sanford

I understand that every life has challenges, and these challenges can be compounded by life circumstances (e.g, parenting, loss, relationships, health concerns, work issues). So I provide a variety of psychological services to help overcome life challenges.In my work with clients my goal is to help them create meaningful lives by achieving lasting results. I customize my approach with each client to meet their individual needs and personality in a way that is comfortable and productive for them.  I go beyond psychological language to address the real concerns of my clients in an easily understood manner.  I am dedicated to helping my clients heal from past and current difficulties, grow as individuals, and fulfill their true potential of living healthy, happy and rewarding lives.

My warmth, sincerity, accepting manner, and sense of humor help to create a comfortable environment for clients to explore themselves and their lives in an open and honest way.  I  accomplish this by:

  • helping clients get to the source of issues by providing support and practical feedback;
  • inciting the identification and change of negative patterns, beliefs, and feelings into more positive and accurate ones; and
  • providing a warm, accepting, and interactive environment that encourages emotional security so goals are achieved, issues are resolve, and new tools and strategies are developed to manage daily life.

Because I understand that who we are is more than a summary of our actions and past, I strive to meet my clients where they are and help them get to where they want to be.

I specialize in working with women and girls with all aspects of their lives, including ADHD/ADD. Since completing my graduate studies at Southern Illinois University more than a decade ago, I have worked with individuals, couples and families in a variety of different settings.

Joanne Kinney, LAPC, NCC
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor

Joanne KinneyJoanne Kinney is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor in the state of Georgia. She also has a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults as a community mental health therapist, as well as conducting therapy in a residential facility and private practice.

Joanne is an empathetic, strength oriented counselor with a passion for helping individuals and families heal from past struggles, resolve conflicts and experience growth. She believes that healing and growth are a very unique and personal process; therefore, she utilizes an eclectic approach to counseling, drawing from person-centered, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and various other approaches to best meet the individualized needs of her clients.

While Joanne enjoys working with a wide spectrum of clients, she specializes in anxiety disorders, depression, high school and college counseling, work-life balance, and career transitions.

Because Joanne does not accept insurance, she does offer several reduced cost therapy slots.  However, her ability to offer reduced rate times slots depends on her schedule and number of reduced openings she has available.

2078 Teron Trace #326 | Phone: 678-205-0838
Dacula, GA 30019 | Fax: 678-318-3405
Contact us at: info@psychologygwinnett.com