Affordable Care Clinic

If you want to see a counselor but are afraid you cannot afford it, the Affordable Care Clinic may be for you. CCCG’s counselors-in-training are able to provide excellent counseling services on a sliding-fee basis. These counselors are working on or have completed master’s degrees. Some counselors have Associate Licenses in professional counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy. Others are interns working toward licensure as marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and clinical social workers. All are supervised by licensed faculty at the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia. If you are interested in seeing one of our affordable care counselors for therapy, please contact our intake department at (404) 636-1457, ext. 505, or e-mail your name and telephone number to intake@cccgeorgia.org so we can contact you to set up an appointment. We will be happy to connect you to a counselor who can best meet your needs.

Our affordable care clinic counselors are part of the community of mental health providers at the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia. They are a diverse group of professionals completing requirements for full state licensure. They offer a wide spectrum of specialties, provide services in several languages and reflect the rich cultural diversity of Atlanta. While these counselors are not eligible for third-party insurance payments they offer affordable counseling to make the services of CCCG more available to those in need.

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Steven N. Alper

Steven N. Alper

MDiv, MS, APC, NCC

Interests: Brainspotting, Pre- and Post-Adoption, Military Families, Personal Growth and Identity Development, Life Transitions, Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation, LGBTQ+ issues, Sexuality Identity and Faith, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Ambiguous Loss, Depression, Anxiety, Family-of-Origin and Family-of-Choice Concerns.

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 443
salper@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)
CCCG in Chamblee (Chamblee, GA)

Kelly Autry

Kelly Autry

MDiv, LMSW

Interests: Individuals, couples, seniors, adults, young adults, teens, LGBTQ+, immigrants/refugees; anxiety, depression, grief and loss, PTSD, trauma/crisis, childhood sexual abuse, pastoral care, spirituality, career, self-esteem/self-worth, personal growth.

Pursuing LCSW licensure

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 466
kautry@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur, GA
CCCG in Bethlehem (Bethlehem, GA)
CCCG in Buckhead (Atlanta, GA)
CCCG in Winder (Winder, GA)

Gayle Benator

Gayle Benator

MS, LAPC, NCC

Interests: Eating disorders, Pre-Marital Counseling, Addiction and Recovery, Life Cycle Transitions, Crisis, Trauma, Widowhood, Divorce, Career Transition, Body Image, Grief and Loss, Anxiety, Stress, Existential issues, Depression, Abuse, Spirituality, LGBTQ+.

Read more about Gayle in Psychology Today.

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 422
gbenator@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)

Kate Davidson-Wells

Kate Davidson-Wells

BS Early Childhood Development, Counseling Intern

Interests: Children & Adolescents, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Sexual Abuse and Trauma, Domestic Violence, Couples Therapy, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Grief and Loss, Family Therapy, Sex Therapy, LGBTQ+, Behavioral Therapy, Addiction and Recovery, Transitional Therapy.

Pursuing MA in Psychology with emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 453
kdavidson@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)

Brittany Ellison

Brittany Ellison

MS, LAPC

Interests: Individual, Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Stress Management, Life Transitions, Personal Growth & Identity Development, Trauma, LGBTQ+, Emotional Regulation, Bipolar, Borderline, Cognitive Restructuring, Existential Issues, Relationship Issues, Spirituality, Attachment & Self Care.

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 454
bellison@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)

Asres Orit Getanek

Asres Orit Getanek

MA, LAPC
LPC, Illinois

Interests: Individuals, couples, adults and adolescents dealing with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sexual abuse and trauma, life transitions, grief and loss, phobias, immigration and acculturation issues.

Languages: English, Hebrew & Amharic
Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 459
ogetanek@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)
CCCG in Chamblee (Chamblee, GA)

Lucila Goicochea

Lucila Goicochea

MA, MPH, LAPC

Interests/Experience: I love to help people overcome emotional pain and struggles and achieve the goals they want. I have experience working with substance abuse recovery, co-dependency, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, and other emotional or behavioral health problems with individuals, couples and families. I work with children (ages 10-12), adolescents, and adults. I work with people struggling with sexual and gender identity and/or preference. I specialize in working with persons from many cultures and backgrounds. My approach is integrative and multicultural, drawing upon cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), brief therapy, crisis intervention, play therapy, emotionally focused therapy, systemic therapy, and interpersonal approaches.

Doy también Consejería en Español y Portugués.

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 460
lgoicochea@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)
CCCG in Chamblee (Chamblee, GA)

Lori Holth

Lori Holth

PsyD

Interests/Experience: Individuals, couples, adults, young adults, adolescents, mindfulness, attachment, anxiety, stress, depression, fear/phobias, trauma/PTSD, crisis, grief and loss, family relationships and dynamics, self-esteem/self-worth, increasing self-awareness, self-care, understanding, and acceptance, personal growth.

Pursuing licensure as a Clinical Psychologist

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 420
lholth@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)
CCCG at Marietta Square (Marietta, GA)

Percy Johnson

Percy Johnson

D.Min., M.Div., B.S., Th.D (Candidate)

Interests: Individuals, Couples and Family Relationships, Marital and Pre-Marital Care, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Loss, and Transitions, Development of the Self and Personal Growth, Male, Manhood, and Masculine Self-Identity, Faith and Spiritual Development, Clergy Self-Care, Church Organizational Consultant, Pastoral Development.

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 451
pjohnson@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)

Ann Marie Lehrer

Ann Marie Lehrer

MS, NCC, APC

Interests: Children, teens, adults; individuals, couples, families. Identifying potential to pursue goals and strengthen communication using an integrative approach of DBT, CBT, social skills & mindfulness. Trauma-informed care while addressing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, borderline, self-harm, self-esteem, self-awareness, career, parenting and family conflict.

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 472
404-214-6523
alehrer@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)

Deke Olagbegi

Deke Olagbegi

MFT Student Intern

Interests: Individuals, couples, families; adolescents, children, seniors; immigrants/refugees, LGBTQ+, military/veterans; stress, anxiety, grief, depression, parenting, performance anxiety, chronic pain/illness, sexual abuse, divorce recovery, family caregiving/aging, domestic violence, spirituality, sports injury and recovery, ADD/ADHD, cultural identity/intersecting identity addiction recovery, art therapy, play therapy, premarital counseling, CBT Christian counseling, telemental health, journaling and writing therapy, creativity coaching.

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 464
dolagbegi@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)

Ashlei Rabess

Ashlei Rabess

MA, NCC, LAPC

Interests: Individuals, couples, families, teens, young adults, and adults dealing with relationship issues, parenting, LGBTQ+, trauma/crisis, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, ethnic minorities, acculturation issues, cultural/intersecting identities, African-American concerns, stress management, sexual abuse, career, personal growth, attachment, and self-care.

Pursuing LPC and LMFT licensure

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 469
arabess@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)

Erin Lightman Renner

Erin Lightman Renner

MS (Clinical Mental Health Counseling), MS (Psychology), NCC

Interests: Individuals (Teens, Adults, Seniors), Depression, Anxiety, Mind-Body Integration, Personal Growth, LGBTQ+, Gender & Sexuality Issues, Alternative Relationships, Cultural Identity & Diversity, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Art & Movement Therapy, Immigrants/Refugees, Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD), Psychotic Disorders, Chronic Pain/Illness.

Pursing LPC licensure

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 478
erenner@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)

Oshetha Rivera

Oshetha Rivera

MA (Organizational Management), MS (Clinical Psychology), CAMS, LAPC

Interests: Meeting you where you are in your journey with warmth, acceptance, and empathy while using integrative approaches to address your unique individual, relational and cultural needs. I like to work with you on healing and managing day-to-day issues as well as trauma, anxiety, depression, violence, addiction, grief and loss, and helping you find your inner strengths. I especially like working with persons who seek relief, peace, healing and well-being; women interested in feminine enrichment; families who desire healthy interactions; couples who want intimacy, passion and longevity; and parents who pursue positive childrearing. I offer psychoeducation, workplace assessments, executive coaching and consultation for unique change initiatives for organizations wanting an empowered, productive and diverse workforce.

Pursing LPC licensure

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 468
orivera@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)
Care and Counseling Center of Rockdale County (Conyers, GA)

Eliza Segell

Eliza Segell

LMSW

Interests: Youth and adults; individual and group counseling; trauma; substance use and addiction; interpersonal violence; grief and loss; anxiety, depression, and mood disorders; and personality disorders; LGBTQ+; immigration and acculturation; life transitions; and spirituality.

I provide therapy that draws on your individual strengths and natural resilience. I have special training in trauma-focused therapies, mindfulness, CBT, DBT and body-based techniques.

Pursuing LCSW licensure

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 444
esegell@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)

Rebecca Short

Rebecca Short

MA, LAMFT

Interests: Family, Couples, Individuals (Teens, Adults, Seniors), Premarital, Caretakers, Special Needs Families, GLBTQ+, Trauma, HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence, Life Transitions, Career Counseling, Creativity, Writing for Personal Growth & Healing, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Spirituality, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness.

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 436
rshort@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)
CCCG Gainesville (Gainesville, GA)

Stephanie R. Yates

Stephanie R. Yates

BA, Emory University, Counseling Intern

Interests: Couples Therapy, Premarital Counseling, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Friendship Counseling, Divorce Counseling, Children and Adolescents, Young Adults, Seniors, Caretakers, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Grief and Loss, Sex Therapy, Career Counseling, LGBTQ+, Addiction and Recovery, Life Transitions.

Pursuing MA in Marriage and Family Therapy

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 449
syates@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)