WHO WE ARE

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Kinga Rose Sherrill, M.S., LPC

Ms. Sherrill has been in the field of mental health since earning her Master's degree in Community Counseling from Georgia State University in 1986. She has been licensed (number 1731) since 1991. Extensive hospital and private practice work has given her a wide range of experience. She has worked with Sign Language users since 1994. Over the years, Ms. Sherrill has received specialized training in experiential psychology and in working with childhood, sexual and physical abuse, post-traumatic stress disorders, anxiety and depression, as well as dual diagnosis disorders. She is a long-standing member of the National Board of Certified Counselors and the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia. She is certified as a professional counselor supervisor.

GREAT DAY

  Founded in 2001, G.R.E.A.T. D.A.Y.  served as a counseling and resource provider for the general public. Our special focus and experience is with serving individuals who are users of Sign Language, and people dealing with chronic illness or disabilities, as well as their families and communities. 

We strive to empower clients to lead happy, healthy lives by using the therapeutic process to help them work through barriers and connect with their strengths. 

GA Resources, Education, Advocacy, and Treatment for Deaf Adults and Youth

Great Day Works!

Great Day Works!  is a full service vocational rehabilitation service program and resource provider.  We have decades of experience working with people with different abilities, especially those who are Sign Language users.  We understand Deaf culture and the needs and issues of sensory loss. 

Our aim is to help people gain the hard and soft skills they need to be ready to work with confidence. Our professional support team look forward to helping you or a loved one!


Our Vocational Services

 Job Readiness Training 

Job Coaching

Personal-Social Adjustment (PSA) 

Work Literacy

Driving Written Test 


We have effective relationships with many agencies

  • Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA)
  • DeKalb Community Services Board
  • Dept of /DOE and School Systems
  • Dept of Family and Children’s Services/DFACS
  • GA Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities/DBHDD
  • Dept of Corrections / Dept of Juvenile Justice
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • And many others agencies.

 In Memoriam: 


Alexis Whalen was a founding member of Great Day.  Her energy, enthusiasm and ready laughter were always contagious. Without her vision and motivation there would be no Great Day.  As a skilled and committed licensed clinical counselor, Ms. Whalen made a positive impact with her loving energy on the many adults, children, adolescents and their families with whom she worked and on those she came in contact with. She passed away too soon at the age of 42, after a long illness, on January 1, 2009, and leaves behind her husband and young children, Oscar and Sophie.  She is loved and sorely missed.

OUR PROCESS

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COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Great Day is utilizing a confidential TeleHealth application and is temporarily not scheduling in-person sessions.

Scheduling an appointment

Call 404-377-9224 (voice).

Sign Language users please call 404-381-8421 Videophone (VP).

Or email kinga@greatdayinc.net to discuss your needs and options.


Ms. Sherrill may be in a session  or working outside of the office when you call.  Please leave a detailed message on our confidential message or email site. Ms. Sherrill will make every effort to return your call/email within 24 hours or by the following business day. 


When an appointment is made, you will receive an invitation to your confidential client portal.  The email is from ‘noreply@therapymate.com’.   In the client portal, you will create your own user name and password.  You will be able to see your appointments, documents and information.  

Clinical Services

Assessments & Evaluations

  • Gather information and determine treatment goals and plan
  • Mental Health Evaluations for treatment, Courts, School Systems
  • Substance abuse screenings
  • Risk assessments

Individual Counseling

Direct one on one personal contact/discussion between therapist and  client to help solve behavioral and other psychological problems. 

Family & Couples Counseling

 Helps families and/or couples to address and solve problems and/or issues they have with each other and the relationship.  

Personal/Social Adjustment Training

 The focus is on improving client’s personal and social skills and behaviors to help them achieve vocational/work goals.  

Parenting Skills Counseling

 Aids parents and families to improve communication, discipline, and interactions.  

Anger Management Training

 Aids clients to learn and practice new ways to recognize triggers to  stress or anger, and new ways to manage the triggers before problems  arise.  

Substance Abuse Assessments and Counseling

 Assists clients committed to achieve sobriety through the recovery process.  

Group Therapy

 Assists individuals in working through personal issues in a confidential,  therapeutic setting with others, providing experiences which may be  translated to "real life". 

Domestic Violence Intervention

Aids deaf or hard of hearing consumers who are court-ordered to domestic  violence treatment due to emotional, verbal or physical abuse. Upon  successful completion of the program, a formal report is submitted to  the courts.  

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What is Counseling?

Why People go to Counseling

Why People go to Counseling

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 Mental health counseling, also known as psychotherapy, is a shared  effort between the counselor and the individual, family or couple.   Professional counselors help consumers: 

  • Identify goals and solutions to problems which cause emotional upset or stress 
  • Seek to improve communication, interaction, and coping skills
  • Strengthen self-awareness, self-esteem and self-empowerment
  • Promote behavior change and optimal mental and emotional health

Why People go to Counseling

Why People go to Counseling

Why People go to Counseling

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People may see a counselor to resolve issues that result from a  particular situation, such as the death of a loved one, divorce of  parents, or the loss of a job. Other times, people may need to seek  counseling to deal with issues that have been on-going problems, such as  continued sadness or depression, substance abuse, anger, or feelings of  being overwhelmed and anxious. Whatever the reason, counseling can help  a person deal with their feelings and resolve the problems causing  emotional pain.  

ADHD

Why People go to Counseling

Anxiety

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ADHD - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most  common childhood brain disorders and can continue through adolescence  and adulthood. 

Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and  paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity  (over-activity). These symptoms can make it difficult for a child with  ADHD to succeed in school, get along with other children or adults, or  finish tasks at home.

Anxiety

Bipolar Disorder

Anxiety

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 Anxiety is a reaction to stress and can actually be beneficial in some  situations. For some people, however, anxiety can become excessive. A  person with anxiety disorder may have difficulty controlling it and the  continued anxiety may negatively affect their day-to-day living. Anxiety  disorders include post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive  disorder, and panic disorder to name a few. Anxiety disorders are among  the most common mental disorders experienced by Americans. 

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar disorder — sometimes called manic-depressive disorder — is  associated with mood swings that range from the lows of depression to  the highs of mania.

  • When you become depressed, you may feel sad or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities. 
  • When your mood shifts in the other direction, you may feel euphoric and full of energy. 
  • Mood shifts may occur only a few times a year, or as often as several times a day. 
  • In some cases, bipolar disorder causes signs of depression and mania at the same time.

Depression

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

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Depression is more than just having “bad day” or a normal response to  grief or loss. Depression is a mood disorder that affects the individual  as well as families and friends. A severe form called Major Depression  frequently goes unrecognized and untreated and may lead to impaired  interpersonal relationships at work and at home, as well as tragic  consequences such as suicide. 

This disorder is still misunderstood as a sign of weakness, rather than  being recognized as an illness. It is diagnosed when at least five of  the symptoms below are present continuously for more than two weeks: 

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Great Day Inc

4626 Fellowship Road, Tucker GA 30084

Voice Phone (404) 377-9224 Videophone (Sorenson)404-381-8421