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 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 678-567-5020 or email 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

Kwame Frimpong

Kwame is currently in the final semester of his Master’s degree in the marriage and family therapy program at Liberty University. He also earned his Bachelor of Science and religion with a major in Christian counseling at Liberty University. Kwame is excited to join The Care & Counseling Center team as a pre-master’s practicum/intern student under clinical supervision.

He has previous experience working with married couples from different cultures, offering premarital counseling and coaching adolescents in a pastoral counseling setting. His areas of interest include marriage and family counseling, premarital counseling, coaching teens, parenting, relationships, depression, bereavement, stress, domestic violence, anxiety, and providing support for single parent families. Kwame believes in a variety of counseling techniques including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and SFBT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy) to create a holistic treatment plan to help clients achieve their goals.

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.