Keren Drits, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Keren Drits is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Board
Certified Counselor, and a Certified School Counselor with 14 years of
experience in both private practice and school settings. She holds a
Masters Degree in counseling from Georgia State University, and a
Bachelors Degree in Education from the University of Florida.
Prior to becoming a counselor, Keren taught in Gwinnett and Fulton
County Schools for seven years. Her knowledge and experience as both a
school counselor and teacher in the school system has been invaluable in
being able to help her school aged clients and their parents navigate
through issues such as: student/teacher/parent relationships, Student
Support Team (SST) and 504 meetings, advocacy for student rights, and
consultation with school based counselors and personnel when requested.
Keren has focused her practice primarily on children and adolescents, in
helping them work through various issues, as well as providing parents with realistic techniques and solutions to make parenting easier and less stressful. Her theoretical approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) combined with Solution Focused techniques. She incorporates art and play therapy methods into her counseling sessions, when working with young children to create an environment in which they are able to communicate their thoughts and feelings in a natural setting. While working with adolescents and adults—Keren incorporates CBT, Brief/Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) techniques, and mindfulness as the primary theories that are utilized in counseling sessions. She is also trained in Exposure Response Prevention Therapy which is the Gold Standard for treating Anxiety and OCD.
In addition to helping children and adolescents, Keren also works closely with parents to assist with any behavioral challenges at home, and provides simple parenting techniques that help the family work together as a more cohesive unit. She often involves parents and other family members in the therapeutic process, and has found the most success and growth in her clients through this method.
Specialty areas include: Family changes/divorce situations, behavioral issues, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, perfectionism/OCD behaviors, specific phobias, depression/bipolar, self harm, school related problems, grief and loss, and parenting help. Keren has been a presenter at the Georgia School Counselor Association (GSCA) and at GSU. She has also conducted numerous parent and educator workshops covering topics such as: behavior management, goals of misbehavior, family communication skills, study and test taking skills, internet safety, and class meetings. Keren is a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS) for other clinicians who are seeking licensure to become a licensed professional counselor. She currently runs a group for supervision, and has been doing so for the past 6 years.
Please contact her through phone or email for more information.