Amanda Dellinger, Ed.S., M.S., LPC, NCC, RPT, CTS, CAMS

Licensed Professional Counselor & Registered Play Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Atlanta, GA
Children And AdolescentsTrauma, Abuse, Neglect
Grief And LossSocial Skills Building
Depression And AnxietyStress And Anger Management
ADHDParent Coaching

Amanda is a certified PREPARE / ENRICH Couples Counseling facilitator where she uses this skills building program as an evaluation tool in order to get the conversation started for both married, dating and engaged couples. Take your relationship from GOOD to GREAT!

Hope Hailey, APC

associate professional counselor

Location Near Therapist: Atlanta, GA
Mood Disordersdepression
Substance AbuseFamily Of Origin Issues

I enjoy working with couples and helping them establish a shared vision for their marriage. After doing so I work with them in understanding and changing dysfunctional relationship styles learned from each family of origin.

Barbara Russell, APC, CAMS

Associate Professional Counselor (Under The Direction and Supervision of Vilda Brannen, LPC)

Location: 1640 Powers Ferry Rd NE Bldg. 16 Suite 100, Atlanta 30067
Young AdultsMood Disorders
Depression/ AnxietyGrief

I work with couples who want to improve their communication skills, their ability to manage conflict and their overall quality of life. Much of my work with couples centers around Imago Therapy.

Carol Guthrie, NCC, LAPC, CAMS

Licensed Associate Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Atlanta, GA
Learning DisabilitiesDepression
Anger ManagementBipolar Disorder
Co-Dependancy IssuesAbuse Recovery
ADHDSuicidal Ideation

Sometimes couples get stuck and cannot find a way out of their dilemmas. It is expedient that they find an objective counselor who is able to see the situation from a fresh perspective. I offer practical solutions for seemingly impossible situations.

Julie Fortenberry, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location: 1640 Powers Ferry Road NE, Atlanta 30067
Bipolar DisorderDepression
AnxietyFemale Sexuality
TraumaTeens & Young Adults

Julie Fortenberry is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She works with couples and families, providing marriage enrichment, pre-marital counseling, and management of conflicts and mood disorders.

Michelle Alden, MS, LAPC, CAMS

Licensed Associate Professional Counselor

Location: Atlanta 30301
Anger ManagementDepression
AnxietyChild and Adolescent
traumacrisis managment

Couples, Families and Relationships

Jack Abernathy, MS, NCC, LAPC

Licensed Associate Professional Counselor

Location: 900 CIRCLE 75 PKWY SE, STE 1435, Atlanta 30339
AnxietyBorderline And Bipolar

The gift we use the most and taught the least is communication. We learn by trial and error. A marriage, family, couple or group may bring their own conceptions of communication & skills, right or wrong to the relationships. This can be improved and finessed.

Brittain Keifer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Atlanta, GA
Marriage & FamilyIndividual
AdolescenceAnger Management
Pre-maritalSpiritual Counseling
InfidelityEstablishing Boundaries

Brittain uses client education and practical skills building such as improving communication, conflict resolution, family of origin insight, and self esteem improvement. Brittain is solution focused and has a passion for working with families and individuals.

Canopy Cove Eating Disorder Treatment Center, PhD, CEDS, CEAP

Licensed Psychologist, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist

Location: Atlanta 30338
Eating DisordersAnorexia Nervosa
Bulimia NervosaBinge Eating Disorder
EDNOSCo-Exisiting Dual Diagnosis

Couples, Families and Relationships

Eddie Reece, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Atlanta, GA
Relationship CounselingStress And Anxiety Management
Sexual IssuesAddictions
Add And OCDMarriage And Divorce
Business ConsultingSports Enhancement

Not getting along? Come see me. I have over 20 years of experience helping couples navigate the choppy waters of marriage. If you want a better marriage or even if you want help deciding what to do about your marriage. I can help.

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Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists

Therapy Atlanta Georgia

Counseling Cascade Heights, Stratford, Decatur, West End Atlanta, Panthersville, Virginia Highland, Betmar La Villa, Scottdale

In 1868, Atlanta became the state capital and the fifth city named as a capital in the Americas. During the 1960s, Atlanta was involved in organizing the US Civil Rights Movement with Dr. Martin Luther King, along with students from Atlanta's black colleges. Tourism in Atlanta offers a variety of museums, ranging from fine arts to history. Atlanta also has the world's largest aquarium, which was opened in 2005.1 Underground Atlanta features a historic shopping and entertainment complex that is literally underneath the downtown area.

Marriage and Couples Mental Health in Atlanta

Atlanta and Fulton County have extremely high poverty rates. As of 2012, 24.3 percent of Atlanta citizens lived below the poverty line, including many couples and families.2 In addition to the challenges this presents for finding quality, affordable health care, the poor must also contend with issues related to housing, food and nutrition, education and employment. Many poverty-stricken families additionally struggle with substance use and mental health issues. Nearly 15 percent of Atlanta residents have used an illegal drug in the last year, and almost six percent of the population suffered a major depressive episode in the last year.3

Agencies like Families First seek to help couples and families overcome obstacles to lead healthier lives. Educational programs are offered to help parents learn how to effectively parent their children. Parents learn how to provide their children with the support they need to grow up to be fully-functioning members of society. Those interested in becoming a foster parent or adoptive parent can find many resources at Families First. Parents with children under the age of five can take advantage of various early education interventions offered. Information about the programs at Families First is available at 404-853-2800.4

Family Services and Assistance Programs

There are many organizations in the Atlanta area that provide families with assistance in times of need. The Fulton County Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) provides low-income families with employment help, assistance with childcare, and mental health services. DFCS also investigates reports of child abuse and provides child protective services and afterschool programs for children. Children in foster care can participate in the TeenWork program, which provides summer jobs for young people aged 16-21. Residents in need of help can visit one of the many DFCS satellite offices in Fulton County, or they can call 1-877-423-4746 for additional information.5


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5. Georgia Department of Human Services. (2014). Home - Division of Family and Children Services. Retrieved from