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Cumberland Counseling Services provides professional and clinical counseling to the metro Atlanta community. This counseling program is available to everyone, regardless of whether they attend our church. We want to be a light on a hill, a bright signal to our community – and eventually to the world – that we are here to help. Our goal is to promote healing as a real possibility, and the beauty of restoration.

Our Commitment

The church should be a place where people feel safe and can heal. We want to create a culture where therapy is accepted and ingrained in our education. We want to be a culture where healing is something people experience together in community, as emotional healing is critical to spiritual growth.

We believe that within a trusting relationship, our counselors will be able to help our clients identify the pain areas that need the most work. As licensed professionals, we are committed to the highest standards of therapeutic practice and adhere to state ethical codes. Our counselors will draw upon their clinical training and formal education to address each unique need.

All are welcome. Let’s get started.

We will filter everything we do in mental health through ultimate truth, which we know is Jesus Christ. However, we are also sensitive to perspectives of other belief systems. All are welcome, regardless of a person’s faith identity.

Adult Intake Form
Adolescent/Child Intake Form

Counseling

  • Individual counseling for adults, teens, & children (through play)
  • Family counseling
  • Marital & relationship counseling
  • Pre-marital & pre-engagement counseling
  • Supportive/therapeutic groups
  • Workshops & seminars
  • Pastoral counseling
  • Restoring Your heart: Intensive emotional & relational restoration program open to everyone

Groups

Supportive & Therapeutic

  • Restoring Your Heart: Intensive emotional & relational restoration program open to all
  • Samson Society: Authentic community of men living for humility & recovery
  • Embrace Grace: Emotional & spiritual support for women with unintended pregnancies
  • Hopeful Hearts: Resources & emotional support for women struggling with infertility

Blog

Click below for articles, stories, encouragement, & interesting brain food.

All things related to mental health. All in one place.

Let’s become better equipped to carry on & lead the discussion of mental health & wellness within the church.

About Our Counselor

Alexandra Thompson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a graduate of The University of Georgia with a Masters Degree in Social Work, concentrated in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Alexandra has been counseling individuals, families, couples, and children for about 6 years. Her experience began in international and domestic adoptions. From there she spent two years working in New York City (in Brooklyn and Bronx) as a school counselor and social worker, counseling children ages preschool through high school, and their families. After returning to Atlanta, she went on to work for Emory School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry.  In practice, she utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Play Therapy (with young children), and Family Systems Therapy, among others. Alexandra is excited to be able to use this diverse skill set as she has been able to work with a diverse population, and considers it a privilege to walk alongside courageous people seeking healing.

Alexandra Thompson, LCSW
Alexandra Thompson, LCSW
  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Depression

  • Difficulties with life transitions

  • Grief/Loss

  • Self-esteem

  • Trauma

  • Sexual abuse

  • Young adult life transitions

  • Spiritual growth and renewal

  • Issues with sexuality

  • Pre-engagement/premarital counseling

  • Healthy relationships

  • Parenting and behavioral issues

Let’s Get Started!

Adult Intake Form
Adolescent/Child Intake Form

Location:

Inside Cumberland Community Church
3110 Sports Ave.
Smyrna, GA 30080

Fees:

We use a sliding fee scale based upon family income.

Mental Health Blog

BREAKING THE SILENCE: HOW YOUR CHURCH CAN RESPOND TO MENTAL ILLNESS

By |March 31st, 2017|Categories: Counseling|Tags: , , , |

Originally written by Amy Simpson on December 2, 2014  “I met your mom on Sunday. My best friend’s mom smiled as she dried her hands on a kitchen towel. “I’ve seen her in church, but I

Isn’t it Time We Talked About Mental Health?

By |March 31st, 2017|Categories: Counseling|Tags: , , |

Originally written by Ed Stetzer on December 2, 2014 With the recent onslaught of high-profile tragedies connected with mental illness, many people, Christians and non-Christians alike, are talking about the challenges of mental illness. It’s

40 Questions That Get Kids Talking

By |March 30th, 2017|Categories: Counseling|

Written by Ariadne Brill One great way to encourage children to open up is to make a habit of cherishing daily conversations with your child. Conversations build connection. When children feel connected to their parent, they are