Training and Supervision For Mental Health Professional Counselors

Who We Are

About Us

We are a company that provides mental health counseling training and workshops.  We offer an array of approved CEU training and workshops, from "The Basics of Counseling Skills 101" to "Understanding The Mind".  

We have been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the programs offered. Development Counts supports licensure renewal for mental health professionals licensed by the GA Composite Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists. 

We are also approved by the LPCAGA as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the programs offered. 

We encourage and support professional development and licensure renewal for mental health professionals licensed by the GA Composite Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists


Dr. Russell K. Kawakami is a practicing licensed and national board certified professional counselor, a National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, an author, a motivational speaker, and a media personality. 

Dr. Kawakami has been in the mental health and addiction field for nearly 20 years. Dr. Kawakami has worked with a wide variety of issues including relationship issues, anxiety, addiction, self-esteem, anger, etc…—addressing symptoms from a traditional long-term counseling perspective.  

However, he quickly became tired of chasing symptoms week after week, month after month, and waiting for clients to “be ready” to address the real issues (the origin of their issues).  

He now specializes in life-changing hypnotherapy that is designed to quickly and painlessly resolve trauma that manifests as emotional and behavioral challenges, in as little as 1-3 sessions. 


Education and Training

Dr. Kawakami

Capella University

Ph.D. in Psychology

The Georgia School of Professional Psychology

MA in Psychology – Specialty Professional Counseling

San Jose Christian College

B.S.  Double Major:  Bible Theology, Christian Leadership

LPC State of Georgia 

Licensed Professional Counselor #005761

National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists

(NBCCH) National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

 (NCC) National Certified Counselor #758470

The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) 

(MAC) Master Addiction Counselor Credential #507980

Advanced Counselor Training,  (CPCS) Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor

Global NLP Training

Certified NLP Practitioner, Certified NLP Master Practitioner

Global NLP Training

Certified Motivational Coach, Certified Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach, Certified Life Coach

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Coaching ~ Workshops ~ Supervision


We offer individual, one-on-one coaching and development for various areas related to personal, professional, and spiritual growth.  


We offer 1 day and multi-day workshops for individuals in the mental health and helping fields.  Whether you are entering into the field and desire to increase your basic knowledge and foundation, or whether you are simply seeking additional knowledge to improve your clinical skillset and add value to what you offer clients... ...we can help and are willing to create a workshop or program designed just for you!


People make avoidable mistakes because of their lack of knowledge... Businesses fail when they have failed to strategically plan...  And your future in this profession is unstable and at risk when you lack clear, professional supervision.

Supervision can be frustrating, especially when you don't have a well-formed foundation...  ...or it can be enjoyable and stress-free when you have the critical tools necessary.

Whether you are are pursuing licensure as an Associate Professional Counselor or a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia, experienced supervision is what you really desire...   In either case, it becomes an interactive process carefully designed to monitor the quality of client care, increase clinical skills, and promote professional development.    

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Comprehensive Counseling and Training Solutions

3330 Cumberland Blvd SE, Ste 500, Atlanta, GA 30339


Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Evenings and Weekends by appointments