Ariadne Crane, M.A.

Adults • Couples • Adolescents • Families
770-218-9005 x129 • acrane@fountaingate.com

Days: Mon, Fri-Sat
Fee: $80, sliding scale available

Insurance: (none)

Education

B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in Interior Design, Art Institute of Atlanta.
M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling, Asbury Seminary.

Certification

Prepare/Enrich (Pre-Marital and Marriage Counseling)
Psychological First Aid (PFA)

Professional Membership

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Current and Previous Experience

Current: Twenty-seven years of experience as an airline flight attendant specializing in international routes requiring fluency in German and Spanish.
Clinical Intern. Fountain Gate Counseling Center, Kennesaw, Georgia.
Team leader and translator for mission trips to Guatemala, San Salvador and Nicaragua.
Volunteer in-church coordinator and facilitator for Crown Financial Ministries (Larry Burkett) and Financial Peace University (Dave Ramsey) programs.
Office and fundraising volunteer. Summit Counseling Center, Johns Creek, Georgia.
Six years as a professional interior designer; winner of national student competition for residential and commercial design, followed by professional work as project designer later published in Southern Accents Magazine and an interiors book.

Special Interests

Marriage and family
Relational conflict and resolution
Women's issues
Adolescent girls
Personal growth and self-worth
Anxiety and Depression
Cross-cultural issues, immigration, and re-entry
Spiritual issues

Personal

Ariadne and her husband have two grown daughters and one granddaughter. Even though she thought her professional journey would continue as an interior designer, her desire to serve God was more powerful. Eventually God called her to attend seminary and follow the Marriage and Family Counseling track, which led to a desire to make a difference in the lives of others through counseling. Her affinity is towards resolving conflicts in which unique spiritual, cultural, and individual differences play a factor. Ariadne comes from a multi-cultural background, is fluent in Spanish and German, and has spent many years in other countries around the world. Through her twenty-plus years with the airlines she has developed an understanding of and a familiarity with people from many different walks of life and cultural backgrounds. Ariadne loves spending time reading and researching, Bible studies, jogging, cooking, bike rides, and going for walks with her husband and dog. Her favorite times are spent with her nuclear and extended family (many who live overseas), as well as close friends.

Vision

Ariadne believes that every person has the ability to recognize what is causing conflict or anxiety within him/herself, but that often we are too caught up in emotional turmoil to make sense out of our condition. The opportunity to open up and share one's concerns with someone who has the ability to objectively guide the person through empathic counseling, discernment, and genuine support enables holistic healing to develop in mind, body and spirit. With the understanding that this may not happen immediately, Ariadne desires to embark with clients on a journey of discovery and healing that will lead them to personal balance and harmony. She submits to God's authority with a humble attitude, only asking for the Holy Spirit to be always present so that hope, meaning and purpose can be established.