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WE OFFER ONLINE SESSIONS

During this time of Social Distancing, be sure not to neglect your mental health.
Right now, we are offering only online sessions. 

Our Commitment

Cumberland Counseling Services is a professional counseling center providing quality mental health care and education, to bring about transforming change to the communities that we serve.

We provide training and education on the topics of faith, counseling, and mental health to our community. 

And 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.

Our Core Values:

1.) Provide excellent services to all people, regardless of income
2.) Take excellent care of our clinicians providing the services
3.) Create real community transformation

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All are welcome. Let's get started.

To get started, complete our secure Contact Form (below) which will give us a bit more information about what is leading you to counseling at this time. Once submitted, we will reach out to you directly providing additional information for getting started either in person or online. All are welcome, regardless of a person’s faith identity. Give us a call or send us an email anytime. We look forward to hearing from you!

Ready To Get Started?

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Services

  • 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

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Groups/Classes

  • Restoring Your Heart: Intensive emotional & relational restoration program open to all

  • Hopeful Hearts: Resources & emotional support for women struggling with infertility

  • Therapeutic Groups: Throughout the year, we offer therapy groups which provide an even deeper sense of connection to others during recovery.

  • Workshops: Our professionals provide workshops to our community on a range of topics. Workshops are anywhere from 2 hours to full weekends.

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Replication

Often we hear that pastors and other leaders that they feel overwhelmed and under-equipped to meet the mental health needs of the communities they serve. And that's okay!

Providing a clinical counseling center with trained professionals from within the walls of your church will help you lead the way in providing the best care at a foundational level to the members of your community. Bringing people into a deeper relationship with Truth, leading to true restorative healing.

Decide if your church would like to offer this unique and important component to transformational ministry and Cumberland Counseling can help you make that a reality for your community.

OUR MISSION

To create a movement where housing a clinical mental health center from inside the walls of the church, caring for the mental health of its community, is synonymous with being the church. Through each counseling center, we are committed to providing access to excellent quality mental health services to all people, regardless of income; to take excellent care of our clinicians providing the services; and to create real community transformation by partnering with churches.

Meet our Team

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Alexandra Thompson, LCSW

Counseling Director

Alexandra Thompson is a Licensed Therapist through the realm of Clinical Social Work (LCSW). She has experience working with culturally diverse populations both in New York City and Atlanta. Consequently, her heart as a therapist and Director is to create a beautiful and warm space for all people to experience quality mental health care, regardless of income level or life circumstances. Her desire through therapy is to help all people connect closer with God, themselves, and those around them. She believes that a strong therapeutic relationship creates a safe place for individuals to learn and grow in their ability to have trusting, deep relationships with others. Her genuine, kind, and non judgmental personality allows opportunity for the individual to explore the depths of who they are and who they are created to be. Alex offers a Christian perspective, should her clients choose to incorporate this into their therapy, however all faith identities are invited into session in any way that feels appropriate to them. Alex’s therapeutic approach is rooted in evidence-based interventions that derive from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy, among others. She is also trained in EMDR.

As the Director of Counseling, 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, and that within this shared context, lives can be restored leading to greater family and community restoration in the process.

Interested in community and church mental health but not sure how to get involved? Ask Alex about how you can donate to support excellent and equitable mental health care for all, regardless of income level!

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Mayra Richards LPC, Therapist

Mayra Richards is a Licensed Professional Counselor. 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. She makes space for her clients to gain self-awareness and confidence, while processing their emotions, allowing for lasting positive changes to their thoughts and behaviors. Mayra believes in a holistic approach to counseling; she is naturally giving, spiritually attuned, and a great listener who seeks to understand her clients’ goals and lead them into deeper healing and growth. Mayra’s individualist integrative approach is rooted in evidence-based interventions that derive from Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Family Systems, and Emotionally Focused therapy, among others. She is also trained in EMDR. Mayra was born in Lima, Peru and is bilingual (English/Spanish).

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Victoria Maynez LPC, AMFT, Therapist

Victoria is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) as well as an Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), 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 a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) and is trained in EMDR. Victoria currently works as an Adjunct Professor at Point University and for a ministry to help missionaries re-enter from the mission field.

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Robert Vore APC, CCATP, Therapist

Robert is an Associate Professional Counselor (APC) and has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. He is a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) and 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.

Common Issues Our Counselors Encounter

  • 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!

Click the link to the approrpiate intake form for your needs. 

Location

3059 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, GA 30080

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[Currently online sessions only]

Fees

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