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If you are going through a tough time, please let us offer you guidance and encouragement. We offer support groups as well as individual counseling services.

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Care Nights

Tuesdays and Wednesdays | Group Meeting Times Vary

Care Nights are intended to meet the various needs within our community, and all are welcome. Join us any Wednesday evening, and see what we have to offer you. For more information and program offerings, click here »

If your particular need requires a minister, our minister-on-call can be reached at 770.354.5433.

Shepherd Counseling Center

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Don Mayfield, Director

The Mt. Bethel Shepherd Counseling Center recognizes that people both inside and outside the church sometimes need the assistance of a mental health professional. We believe that the mission of the church goes beyond worship and teaching.

The Shepherd Center provides a Christian setting to meet the psychological needs of the greater community. Our therapists are in general practice, offering the customary range of psychological services, including individual adult psychotherapy, individual child psychotherapy, assessment and evaluation, marital therapy, family therapy, group psychotherapy, and structured psycho-educational groups.

For more information, please call the Shepherd Counseling Center at 678.571.5119.

Divorce Care

Facilitators: Rev. Glenn Ray, Kevin Nicholas, and licensed professional counselor, Judith Reichenbach | Find out more »

Are you dealing with lawyers, family, custody, infidelity, blended families, or do you just need someone to listen and talk to? Come to our friendly, confidential, Christ-centered Divorce Care where there are people who understand your pain and fears.

The group is led by Licensed Professional Counselor, Judith Reichenbach, Ed. S. and Rev. Glenn Ray. We utilize the national Divorce Care Program.  

To sign up, please contact Judith Reichenbach  at 770.597.9882 or Glenn Ray at 770.971.2880. We look forward to seeing you and supporting you and your family through the pain of separation/divorce.

Grief Support

Facilitator: Dr. Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge

If you are actively grieving the death of a significant person in your life, including the death of a spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, or friend, we would strongly encourage you to consider attending the 13-week GriefShare educational support group offered at Mt. Bethel this fall and winter. The program is open to anyone from the community who wants to attend as well as all who attend Mt. Bethel. You can come to as many meetings as you can make or all of them if you are able.

More information available here

Aloha to Senior Solutions

Dawn Reed, Certified Senior Advisor

Aloha to Senior Solutions, located within the Mt. Bethel Community Center, provides care coaching consultation and guidance for care options as well as family caregiver education and support groups. If you are caring for a spouse, sibling, or aging parent, please contact us to let us help you navigate the care journey. Our support groups are educational, resource-based and allow for an open forum of sharing with other caregivers.

We specialize in family and caregiver support in dealing aging care options, along with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia and age related health issues. For more information, please go to Aloha to Seniors or call us at 678.777.7241. For adult day respite and additional wellness and educational programs, please visit Aloha to Aging.

Ruth Young Women’s Cancer Support Group

First Tuesday of each month | 7pm | Mt. Bethel Community Center

Any woman experiencing cancer at Mt. Bethel or in the community is invited to participate in our faith-based women's cancer support group. Our mission to support any woman who has a diagnosis of cancer by making her cancer journey as easy and comfortable as possible. The monthly meetings offer emotional support as well as resources regarding cancer treatment.  Contact Kim McGarr if you have questions or would like additional information.

Click here for more information about The Ruth Young Women's Cancer Support Group »

Men’s Cancer Support

If you are battling cancer, we want to help. We will assign a man who has gone through cancer and its treatment to be at the side of someone who is currently fighting that battle. Please contact Glenn Ray or Kim McGarr if you have questions or would like additional information.

Peer Financial Counseling

We have members who can provides, guidance, direction, and prayer for those suffering from financial problems resulting from the death of a spouse, a change in employment, or any other reason. Perhaps you just need someone to help you prepare a budget, or be a sounding board about your financial plans. Please contact Glenn Ray or Kim McGarr to get started.