The Counseling Center at McEachern UMC

About The Counseling Center

McEachern’s professional counseling services are offered to our members and others within the community as an extension of our Care Ministry.

The Counseling Center was founded in 2011 by Rev. Cindy Blocksidge, Sr. Associate Pastor. As she fulfills the roles as an ordained pastor and licensed therapist, Cindy realizes the need to assist people in their faith and life journeys. Since its inception, the Center has expanded to include additional state licensed therapists who provide individual, couples, families and adolescent professional counseling. We are committed to provide opportunities and resources for the health of mind, body and spiritual wellness.

The Counseling Center is for therapeutic counseling needs only, not emergency/life or death intervention. If you need emergency/life or death intervention, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

What You Need to Know

Sessions

Sessions are scheduled for 50 minutes and are available during the day, evenings, and weekends.

Scheduling an Appointment

Your first step is to call us at 770-943-3008, ext.1215 or email counselingcenterumc.org. You will usually be contacted within 24 hours for a brief evaluation so that you are placed with the licensed therapist best suited to meet your needs. Thereafter, the licensed therapist who receives your request for counseling will contact you to schedule your appointment time.

Forms will be emailed to you and must be completed prior to your first appointment. Please bring all the completed forms with you to that appointment and the therapist will review them with you as part of your session. Forms are also available for download here.

Cancellation Policy

For all cancellations and rescheduling of appointments, 24 hours notice is required. Failure to provide such notice may result in a fee of one-half your normal counseling fee being charged. The Counseling Center reserves the right to bill for “no show” appointments or habitual late cancellations.

Fees and Reimbursement

The Counseling Center utilizes a sliding scale fee structure based on the client’s gross household income. Your fee will be discussed with you when your therapist schedules your first appointment. Payment is expected at the time of service and is the client’s responsibility for every appointment. We accept cash, checks, VISA, and MasterCard.

We do not accept insurance or handle claims, but many plans will accept us as an out-of-network provider. Upon request, clients are provided with an insurance superbill receipt to facilitate their insurance claim.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

Our Therapists

Rhonda Eberhard, LMSW, CAMS

Rhonda has a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in Business and a master’s degree in Social work from Kennesaw State University. She is a licensed therapist in the state of Georgia and has received additional training as a Certified Anger Management Specialist II. Additional experience includes working with behavioral health patients in hospital and professional healthcare settings.

Rhonda is specialized in parenting, relationships, depression, stress/anxiety and also enjoys working with adolescents. She utilizes a variety of modalities and techniques including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), SFBT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy), and EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing). Her approaches regularly pull from various therapeutic models to create a treatment plan to help clients meet their goals.

Angelia Dunning, LCSW

Angelia has a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in Psychology and a master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University. She is a licensed clinical therapist in the state of Georgia and is registered with the STAR Behavioral Health Provider to support military service men and women, as well as their family members. Angelia has worked in various settings including community agencies, schools, and medical facilities.

Angelia specializes in adolescent/teen issues, parenting, PTSD, and enjoys working with a variety of populations from pre-adolescents to older adults. Angelia’s primary modality of treatment includes SFBT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy), PET (Prolonged Exposure Therapy), as well as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Angelia believes in a collaborative approach to therapy which is promoted by a healthy therapist-client relationship, and she is committed to assisting each client so that they can reach their fullest potential.

Rev. Cindy Blocksidge, LCSW

Cindy is the Sr. Associate Pastor of Care Ministries at McEachern Memorial United Methodist Church and the Director of the Care and Counseling Center.

Being a pastor, counselor, coach and author has allowed her to fulfill her ministry call which is to assist people in both their life and faith journeys. Besides serving the people both within the church’s congregation and beyond its walls, Cindy’s greatest joy is experiencing life with her family and close friends.