Wendy Williams


Wendy Williams, M.A., has been an influential part in assisting families throughout the metro-Atlanta area by helping students with their educational options since 1997. Wendy began her training by working for a well-established educational consultant. She also worked as a college counselor at the Ben Franklin Academy, a private school in Atlanta, Georgia where she guided hundreds of students and their parents in the college selection process. In addition, she has done admissions consulting for both the precollege and graduate sectors of Kaplan, Inc. She works with families across the country in advising them on the right educational path as well as time management skills, academic organization and study skills.

Navigating a students educational destiny can be very stressful for the entire family. Wendys counseling background helps to demystify the process by implementing structure, guidance and a calm environment that helps the student focus on his/her interests, abilities, and ultimately school choices. Wendys foundation for successful consulting is the belief in knowing the schools distinctive personality as well as academic ventures within the school. Wendy spends approximately 25% of her time in the field visiting schools, colleges and programs for summer and study abroad. She has accumulated a strong background in schools that assist students with specialized needs as well as schools that pride themselves on academic competitiveness.

Wendy is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), Higher Educational Consultants Association (HECA), Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC), and the Learning Disabilities Association of Georgia (LDAG). She is actively involved in HECA as the Volunteer Coordinator and the Member Discount Program group. In addition, Wendy serves as a member of the Professional Advisory Board for Kids Enabled (www.kidsenabled.org) a nonprofit resource for families of children with learning differences. She contributes frequently to their online articles.

Wendy graduated from Kennesaw State University with a B.S. in Psychology and received a masters degree in Professional Psychology, specializing in Counseling from Argosy University. She is also an alumni member of the Chi-Omega Fraternity. Wendy graduated from the Independent Educational Consultants Association Practices and Principles Training Institute held at Johns Hopkins University. Wendys educational background and hands-on experience allows her to focus on the students academic interests but also the students social needs. Her chosen career has allowed her to work with wonderful families who care about their students future.



Buckhead Office:

3400 Peachtree Road,
Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office:

1003 Bombay Lane
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 404-239-0053

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