ProfitSense with Bill McDermott, Episode 6: Dr. Brooke Jones, Fresh Start for the Mind, Matt Childs, Childs Company, and Kristen Fraser, Canton Counseling
On this edition of “ProfitSense with Bill McDermott,” host Bill McDermott welcomes three accomplished entrepreneurs to discuss the growth and development of their businesses: Dr. Brooke Jones, Fresh Start for the Mind; Matt Childs, Childs Company; and Kristen Fraser, Canton Counseling. “ProfitSense with Bill McDermott” is broadcast from the North Fulton Studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.
Dr. Brooke Jones, Fresh Start for the Mind
In 2013, Dr. Brooke Jones branched out on her own to open a mental health practice, Fresh Start for the Mind. She wanted a practice that incorporated the mind, body, and spirit. Her love for psychological evaluations became evident in the Alpharetta and surrounding communities. As referrals grew, so did Fresh Start.
Dr. Jones first hired an additional psychologist (to support the numerous evaluation referrals) and a counselor (to support an additional need for children, adults, couples, and families in the community). Then, Dr. Jones built administrative support, along with more providers that also offered psychiatric treatment, nutrition services, counseling, and coaching.
Her husband, Terry Jones, ended his I.T. career in 2015 to co-own with Dr. Jones, and has primarily focused on payroll and business operations.
In 2016, the company relocated to Suwanee/Johns Creek area and opened two additional locations in Stockbridge and Canton. As of 2020, Fresh Start is comprised of 30 staff (providers, administrative and supportive personnel).
You can find out more at their website or call Fresh Start at 404-808-1161.
Matt Childs, Childs Company
Childs Company is a boutique private wealth management firm . The firm leverages its 35+ years of business experience and financial expertise to provide comprehensive financial planning and investment strategies to business owners and affluent families.
The company’s founder, Matt Childs, is a former CFO and business owner who spent much of his career developing and executing on successful growth strategies and exit plans for private companies.
His experience as a business owner and operator put him in a unique position to offer holistic financial advice to business owners and executives.
Kristen Fraser, Canton Counseling
Canton Counseling is a comprehensive mental heath practice which offers our clients a compassionate and supportive, yet challenging environment in which to achieve their fullest potential. We work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families and are committed to providing understanding, education, coping strategies, and support to help our clients find hope and healing for the challenges in their life.
Kristen Fraser is the the owner/director of the practice as well as a clinician. Prior to starting Canton Counseling, Kristen was a 5th grade teacher for three years and a middle school counselor for seven years. She established Canton Counseling in 2010 and is excited to celebrate Canton Counseling’s 10th Anniversary this June.
About Your Host, Bill McDermott
Bill McDermott is Founder and CEO of McDermott Financial Solutions. After over three decades working for both national and community banks, Bill uses his expert knowledge to assist closely held companies with improving profitability, growing their business and finding financing. Bill is passionate about educating business owners about pertinent topics in the banking and finance arena.
He currently serves as Treasurer for the Atlanta Executive Forum and has held previous positions as board member for the Kennesaw State University Entrepreneurship Center and Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity and Treasurer for CEO NetWeavers. Bill is a graduate of Wake Forest University and he and his wife, Martha have called Atlanta home for over 40 years. Outside of work, Bill enjoys golf, traveling and gardening.