Happy Hearts Counseling Team

Meet our loving and talented counselors!

Danielle Jones Zareie, Ed.S., LPC, NCC

Therapist, Clinical Director

Hi! I'm Danielle, owner and director of Happy Hearts Counseling. I strive to create a place where children, teens, parents, and families can come to be heard, understood, and supported. I find that each stage of life comes with it's own unique set of challenges, and I love working with children, teens, and adults of all ages. I have a particular passion for working with adolescents to navigate some of the overwhelming pressures they often feels as they head into young adulthood. I also enjoy utilizing play and creative expression techniques to guide younger children as they learn to identify and express new (and often big) emotions in a healthy way. With adults, I most often find that emotional hardship is connected to finding work/family/life balance and juggling the many hats and responsibilities that come with adulthood. Regardless of what stage of life you find yourself or child in, my goal is to help identify individual strengths and develop a unique coping skill toolbox to help each person find the value within themselves and feel confident in his or her ability to tackle the hurdle in front of them. From there, we can begin to re-frame perceptions, modify behavior, and long term change can emerge.

Credentials:

- B.S. Psychology

- M.Ed. School Counseling

- Ed.S. Counseling

- Licensed Professional Counselor

- Certified School Counselor

- National Certified Counselor


Contact me at:

[email protected]

404.491.9163

Brandi Smallwood, LPC, CPCS, NCC

Therapist​

Hi there! I’m Brandi. For as long as I can remember, I have always been drawn to helping others.  I have had the honor of working in many therapeutic settings that have led me to the child, adolescent, and young adult populations.  Some of these settings include working in an intensive outdoor therapeutic environment for teen boys; working as a Community Support Specialist helping to implement life, communication, and coping skills within the family system; and working as the Director of Counseling in a private school setting. My areas of specialty include working with children/teens with learning differences, ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief, social challenges, and family stress.  My counseling style is integrative and I cater to the style that is beneficial to each child's unique needs.

My primary goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, accepting environment to allow my clients to find their inner warrior. There is no one else like you/your child, and sometimes life’s challenges hinder us in remembering that we are unique and capable. I hope  to be able to help ignite your child's inner strengths that will allow them to work through the circumstances that brought you here. I look forward to the opportunity to speak with you.

Credentials:

- B.A. Psychology

- M.S. Community Counseling

- Licensed Professional Counselor​

- Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor

- National Certified Counselor


Contact me at:

[email protected]

678.459.4477


Ally Yankauskas, LPC, CATP, NCC

Therapist​

Hey there, I’m Ally! Throughout my years in the counseling profession, my experiences have ranged from community-based services to residential treatment, where I have primarily worked with children & adolescents as well as their families. I come into each therapy session with a person centered, humanistic approach, in that I believe the client relationship is the most important piece of the therapeutic work. I have training in CBT, DBT, and TF-CBT, where my areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidality, trauma, relationship issues, and developing & enhancing self-esteem. When I am not working, I love to cook & find new recipes, get outside & hike, as well as garden!

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about me. I hope to hear from you!

Credentials:

- B.A. Psychology

- M.Ed. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

- Licensed Professional Counselor​

- Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional

- National Certified Counselor


Contact me at:

[email protected]

770.765.5203



Happy H​earts Counseling

1905 Woodstock Rd. Suite 6200

Roswell, GA 30075

404-491-9163