New counselor meets needs of Japanese community


A New Start Counseling Center, Inc. is delighted to announce a recent development. There is a growing need for counseling and psychological services for the local Japanese community. The addition of Megumi (Meg) Omonishi, Ph.D. to their clinical staff will help address this pressing need. She will serve the Fayette, Coweta and Clayton county areas.

“Dr. Omonishi is an interpersonally delightful professional who will effectively engage not only the local Japanese community but the general community as well”, said J. Dwight Foulk, MED, LPC, the counseling center president.

Dr. Omonishi provides individual and family psychotherapy with adults and adolescents. She also provides parents (caregivers) coaching to improve parent-child interactions and manage children’s behavioral problems. Additionally, she offers psychological assessments to examine academic, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning. She is bilingual in both English and Japanese.

Dr. Omonishi’s major research area is in stress management, trauma, and meditation. Her credentials include:

• 2009 Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University

• 2003 M.S. in Counseling Psychology from University of Central Arkansas

• 2000 B.A. in Sociology from Southern Arkansas University

• 1997 B.A. in Literature from Kansai University, Osaka, Japan

Prior to joining A New Start Counseling Center, Dr. Omonishi completed her internship at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN.
Her leisure activities include Latin dance and playing basketball.

For more information about Dr. Omonishi’s counseling services, availability for speaking engagements, or to schedule an appointment, please call (770) 461-9944.