Counseling 2019-09-06T16:04:32+00:00

Cumberland Counseling Services provides professional and clinical counseling to the metro Atlanta community. Our goal is to promote healing and life-transformation as a real possibility through professional, gospel-centered counseling. This counseling program is available to everyone, regardless of faith identity or whether they attend Cumberland Community Church.

Our Commitment

Cumberland Counseling Services exists to serve individuals, couples and families through professional, biblically-based counseling. We believe that 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 and we want to create 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.

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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.

Family/Couples Intake Form
Adult Intake Form
Adolescent/Child Intake Form
Renewal Groups Intake Form

Counseling Services

  • Individual counseling for adults, teens, & adolescents (10 yrs+)
  • Family counseling
  • Marital & relationship counseling
  • Pre-marital & pre-engagement counseling
  • Workshops & seminars
  • Pastoral counseling
  • Restoring Your heart: Intensive emotional & relational restoration program open to everyone
  • Supportive/therapeutic groups

Renewal Groups

Supportive & Therapeutic

  • Restoring Your Heart: Intensive emotional & relational restoration program open to all
  • Therapeutic Groups: Various therapeutic groups offered throughout the year (Anxiety Management, Marriage/Pre-marital, DBT Skills, etc.)
  • Hopeful Hearts: Resources & emotional support for women struggling with infertility
  • Embrace Grace: Emotional & spiritual support for women with unintended pregnancies


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About Our Counselors

Alexandra Thompson, LCSW, AACC
Alexandra Thompson, LCSW, AACCCounseling Director
Alexandra Thompson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She is 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 since 2011. In practice, Alex draws from her knowledge of therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, among others. She can provide Telemental Health counseling for clients abroad, will soon be a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), and is completing certification EMDR. As the Director of Counseling at Cumberland Church, she believes that the church should be a place where people feel safe and can heal; that the church should be leading the way in providing excellent mental health care. Her passion is to meet people from all walks of life exactly where they are and to help create a culture where the church no longer shies away from sticky, uncomfortable conversations around emotional wounds and brokenness. Alex considers it a privilege to walk alongside courageous people seeking life-transformation and often says that the strongest people are the ones who reach out for support when they are struggling and ask questions even when it feels vulnerable to do so.
Mayra Richards, APC, NBCC
Mayra Richards, APC, NBCCCounselor
Mayra Richards is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (APC) and holds a Masters in Clinical Mental Health from Richmont Graduate University. Her clinical experience includes an emphasis on depression and anxiety disorders, addiction, spiritual growth, life transitions, emotional intelligence, and building healthy relationships. In practice, Mayra utilizes Attachment theory, Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Family Systems, and Emotional Focused therapy, among others. She is currently Prepare Enrich Certified, trained in Trauma Focused CBT and TeleMental Health. She will soon be a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), and is completing certifications in Gottman and EMDR.
She values the impact of childhood and adolescent experiences on adult identity, relationships, and behavior. Consequently, her heart as a therapist is to help people connect with God, themselves, and others so they can find fulfillment and purpose. She believes that a strong therapeutic relationship provides a safe environment, which allows the individual to explore and discover who they are created to be. Mayra was born in Lima, Peru and is bilingual (English/Spanish).
Victoria Maynez, APC, AMFT
Victoria Maynez, APC, AMFTCounselor
Victoria is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) as well as an Associate Professional Counselor (APC), and has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Richmont University. Her focuses include family wounds, relationship issues, anxiety/depression, trauma, spirituality & adjustment disorders. Her warm, empathic personality provides an inviting environment to empower clients to navigate life with bravery. She works with you to draw on your strengths to develop new ways of coping. By exploring your thought processes, processing your emotions and recognizing your patters of relating she believes you will gain understanding to face the healing process with hope. Victoria is Prepare Enrich certified, will soon be a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), can provide Telemental Health counseling for clients abroad, and is completing EMDR training in May. Victoria currently works as an Adjunct Professor at Point University and for a ministry to help missionaries re-enter from the mission field.
Robert Vore, APC, NBCC
Robert Vore, APC, NBCCCounselor
Robert is an Associate Professional Counselor (APC) and has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University and is a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP). He specializes in working with youth, adolescents, and adults. In practice he focuses on issues like anxiety, depression, suicidality, life- transitional issues, self-harm, social skills, identity, and relationship issues among others. He’s passionate about helping people overcome the obstacles they’re facing and live into their most whole & healthy life. If interested, potential clients can certainly get a sense of his style and personality by listening to his podcast on the intersection of faith and mental health at cxmhpodcast.com.
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  • 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

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Let’s Get Started!

Adult Intake Form
Family/Couples Intake
Adolescent/Child Intake Form
Renewal Groups Intake Form


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


Sessions are $105 for 50 minutes. However, we do offer the use of a sliding fee scale based upon family income. Groups are $30.

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Mental Health Blog


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