- Andrew McConaghie, LCSW and Tracy McConaghie, LCSW, RPT/S
- Dana Goldman, NCC, APC
- Tara Thrutchley Lozano, LPC
- Brent Sweitzer, APC
- Maggie Walsh, PhD, LPC, RPT
- Cristiane Uchida, NCC, APC
- Kathy Robb, Office Manager
The therapists at McConaghie Family Counseling have a variety of specialties and skills. However, we all share the same philosophy and approach to helping others. You can expect excellent customer service, real expertise, and to be treated with respect. We will work with you as partners to help you discover the new thoughts, actions and patterns that can help you make change a reality.
All of the therapists at McConaghie Family Counseling have extensive experience treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, anger and grief. Please read the bios below to learn more about our specialties.
Andrew McConaghie, LCSW and Tracy McConaghie, LCSW, RPT/S
received their Master’s Degrees in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1991. After working in a variety of psychiatric, school and children’s home settings, Tracy and Andrew began working in private practice in 1993. They opened McConaghie Family Counseling in 2000. Their professional memberships include the National Association of Social Workers, the Association for Play Therapy, the Positive Discipline Association, the Georgia Society for Adlerian Psychology, and the Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia. Andrew and Tracy have been married since 1988 and have two teenage children.
Andrew enjoys helping couples and individuals find meaningful, practical solutions using humor, compassion and direct advice. He specializes in helping couples find forgiveness and resolution following an affair or other betrayals. He also works with young adults, teenagers, and children age 10 and older.
Tracy works with adults, teens and children. She specializes in child counseling and is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor. In addition, she is passionate about Parent Education/Coaching and is a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer. Tracy provides Positive Discipline classes at our office and trains parents, schools and organizations across the country.
Dana Goldman, APC
Dana works with people of all ages who want to feel better and live better. She focuses on clients' strengths and wisdom as she works collaboratively to find long-term solutions. Besides her experience with adult clients, she has training in play therapy for children and has a particular affinity toward teen clients. She is a nationally certified counselor and holds a master's degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University. Past clients have called Dana "gentle" and "nonjudgmental"
Tara Thrutchley Lozano, LPC
Tara is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University who strongly believes in the healing potential and hope within every individual. Tara has a particular interest in working with teens who struggle with stress, relationship problems, and school related anxieties as well as substance abuse concerns. Tara has an extensive background in working with people of all ages who are struggling with addiction, and she works regularly with families and partners affected by addiction. Additionally, Tara's specialties include Mindfulness and Stress Reduction Practices, Play Therapy, and certification in PREPARE/ENRICH pre-marital counseling and relationship assessments.
Brent Sweitzer, APC
Brent Sweitzer, APC holds a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University and works with children, adults and couples. At the core of Brent’s approach to counseling is a non-judgmental acceptance and a genuine understanding of his clients' world. He has expertise in play therapy, loss & grief, career & spiritual direction, men's issues and ADHD.
Maggie Walsh, PhD, LPC, RPT
Maggie holds a masters degree in Community Counseling from the University of Georgia as well as a doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Practice from Georgia State University. Maggie is passionate about and specializes in working with children using play therapy and other developmentally appropriate approaches. She works with those experiencing a variety of struggles including, but not limited to, family issues, mood disorders, behavioral issues, anger, anxiety, and trauma. Maggie works closely with parents as well, and believes they are critical to the therapeutic process. She offers individual, family, filial and play therapy.
Cristiane Uchida, NCC, APC
Cristiane holds a Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University. Having worked in private settings, orphanages, and psychiatric hospitals, she has experience with individuals suffering from a broad range of mental heath difficulties. Cristiane's areas of expertise include adjustment issues, childhood trauma and abuse, interpersonal/relationship difficulties, successfully navigating major life transitions, and mood/anxiety disorders. Cristiane particularly enjoys helping individuals work towards overcoming struggles and hardships as they build the meaningful and rewarding lives they want to live. Fluent in both English and Portuguese, she offers therapy for children, adolescents, and adults in both languages.
Kathy Robb, Office Manager
Kathy Robb is our Office Manager. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and mother of three - a junior in college and twins who are seniors in high school. She is happy to help you with scheduling an appointment, or any other questions you have about the practice.