Yolanda Fountain Hardy

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Yolanda Fountain Hardy is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC; Georgia), a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC; North Carolina), a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S), an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) provider, a Sand Therapy practitioner, a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner, and a mental health forensic consultant. Dr. Fountain Hardy is the owner of Play Wellness LLC in Roswell, Georgia and the founder of a 501(c)(3) organization, the Child Loss Center Inc. Dr. Fountain Hardy is also the President for the Georgia Association for Play Therapy and a 2022-2024 Zero to Three Fellow. She earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Mercer University and a post-graduate certificate in Working with Survivors of Violence, Torture, and Trauma from the University of Maryland. She holds professional memberships with the the Association for Play Therapy, the Georgia Association for Play Therapy, and the World Association of Sand Therapy Professionals (as a founding board member). Dr. Fountain Hardy joined the faculty of Walden University in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in December 2020.


PhD, Mercer University

Post-master's Certificate, University of Maryland

MS, Mercer University

BS, Alabama State University