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Cumberland Counseling Services is a professional counseling center providing quality mental health care and education, to bring about transforming change to all of the Metro Atlanta area. We provide training and education on the topics of faith, counseling, and mental health to businesses, churches, schools, and community gatherings. Let us show you how to put a counseling center in your church or business. If you've thought about hiring just one licensed counselor onto your church staff, we can give you an entire clinical counseling center.

Our Commitment

Cumberland Counseling Services exists to serve individuals, couples and families through professional 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.

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 intake 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. On-line therapy is also available upon request. 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!

Intake Forms

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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

  • 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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Replication

We believe that the church should be a place where people feel safe and can heal. Fully heal.

Let Cumberland Counseling show you how to put a counseling center in your church or business.

If you've thought about hiring just one licensed counselor onto your church staff, we can give you an entire clinical counseling center.

Let's partner together to help the church provide full restoration care, to do it ethically and excellently, and to not neglect the needs of our lower-income community members in the process.

"You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously."

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.

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 APC, NBCC

Mayra Richards is a Licensed Associate 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. Mayra was born in Lima, Peru and is bilingual (English/Spanish).

 

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Victoria Maynez APC, AMFT

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 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, NBCC

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

Temporarily officing out of The Village Church at Vinings

3200 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Suite 102, Atlanta 30339

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.

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