Counseling 2019-04-18T20:27:16+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.

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


  • Individual counseling for adults, teens, & adolescents (10 yrs+)
  • 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


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


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

About Our Counselors

Alexandra Thompson, LCSW
Alexandra Thompson, LCSWCounseling Director
Alexandra Thompson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). 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. 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 at 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
Mayra Richards, APCCounselor
Mayra Richards, APC:
Mayra Richards is an Associate Professional Counselor (APC) and holds a Masters in Clinical Mental Health from Richmont Graduate University. Her clinical experience includes a particular emphasis on depression and anxiety disorders, spiritual growth, and healthy relationships and communication. Mayra considers it an enormous privilege to be invited into some of the most critical moments in a person’s life and to be present through the process of becoming and loving who they are. 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 make sense of their present circumstances by taking a closer look at their stories. 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 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
Robert Vore, APCCounselor
Robert is an Associate Professional Counselor (APC) and has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. 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.
  • 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


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


Sessions are $95 for 50 minutes. However, we do offer the use of a sliding fee scale based upon family income. Groups are $30.

Mental Health Blog

Christians examine when counseling, medication necessary for mental health

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

By Jennifer Lee Preyss Bonny Garcia laid in bed and felt the depression take over her mind. She pushed her arm under the pillow and pulled the covers over her head. The blinds remained closed