Grace Riley Price is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She received a Bachelors Degree from Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee. She completed her Masters Degree in Social Work from the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia in 1981.
Grace Riley Price went to work for the State of Georgia Mental Health System two days after she graduated with her Masters Degree. She was the lone social worker in an outpost mental health office located in Jasper, Georgia. She held that position for three and one half years, specializing in every kind of client who walked through the front door. Being held at knife point by a client was not even the most bizarre thing to happen to her in those days. Grace went to work for Northside Hospital in Atlanta, quite a drive from Canton, in 1984. She progressed up the ladder from Clinical Social Worker to Executive Director of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services. Some of her major achievements while she was at Northside include, but certainly are not limited to: opening the Addictive Diseases Unit, a 15 bed inpatient short term detox unit, two halfway houses for male substance abusers, the day treatment program and the night program.
Her legacy at Northside still remains…somewhere. However the drive to and from Atlanta was just too much for her mental health. Grace joined Cherokee Counseling and Psychological Associates, Inc., a private practice in Woodstock, Georgia, in February of 1990. Grace was an overactive member of Cherokee Counseling until February of 2000, when she opened up her own practice in Canton. The Price Counseling Center is located close to home and the business community of Cherokee County. Through the Price Counseling Center, Grace has been able to expand her practice into her areas of specialty. Grace has specialized in alcohol and drug treatment for several years. Then, as if she was not crazy enough, she branched out into anger control. To date, Grace has performed over 2000 Alcohol and Drug Evaluations per court order from the Cherokee and Cobb County court systems.
She has completed two research studies on that data. As an expert witness in the field, Grace has been called to testify in numerous court cases in the judicial circuits surrounding Canton.
She has presented numerous workshops, officially and some rather unofficially, for school personnel, probation officers, county workers, etc. Grace has also studies Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a problem often manifested by combat veterans, public safety officers, and others who are involved in life or death situations. Grace now provides PTSD related services to public safety agencies in the area, when her services are needed. Grace has a style all her own that can only be labeled, bizarre. She must be able to communicate well with a roofer or a millionaire. Despite her incredible business sense and ability to communicate with people, she is a devoted mother and a sort-of-devoted wife.