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, EMDR, 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)

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)

Jacqueline “BB” Burnett-Brown

Jacqueline “BB” Burnett-Brown

PhD, CDP

Interests & Experience: Family therapy; adolescents; academic problems; school bullying; race and culture conflict; conflict resolution; civil, family, and juvenile mediation & arbitration; juvenile delinquency, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, oppositional behaviors.

I am a Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution approved Family and Juvenile Mediator/Arbitrator and am a Cultural Diversity & Inclusion Certified Professional.

Pursuing LMFT licensure

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 432
jburnettbrown@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)

Jennifer Clark

Jennifer Clark

LMSW

Interests & Experience: As a counseling intern, I seek to support adults, adolescents, children, couples and families with concerns related to stress management, trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, identity, and relationships. I have prior experience assisting individuals and families with navigating issues related to sexual assault, domestic violence, substance abuse, adolescent pregnancy, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (ODC) and Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS). I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals in pursuit of personal healing and growth.

Pursuing LCSW licensure

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 480
jclark@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)

Krupa Desai

Krupa K. Desai

BS Psychology, Counseling Intern

Interests: Children & Adolescents, Adults, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Sexual Abuse and Trauma, Domestic Violence, Couples Therapy, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Grief and Loss, Family Therapy, Behavioral Therapy.

Pursuing an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Languages: Hindi, Gujurati

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

Jacob 'JD' Dreiling

Jacob “JD” Dreiling

MS, NCC

Pursuing LPC licensure

Interests: Play therapy, art therapy, children, teens, adults, seniors; individuals, families, couples; LGBT+ issues, gender identity, intersecting identities; sex therapy;  trauma, generational trauma; women’s issues, chronic illness, HIV/AIDS, interpersonal violence, grief and loss, depression, anxiety.

Languages: Spanish

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 425
jdreiling@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)

Asres Orit Getanek

Asres Orit Getanek

MA, APC
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 Stone Mountain Office, Smoke Rise Counseling Center (Stone Mountain, GA)

Lucila Goicochea

Lucila Goicochea

MA, MPH, APC

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)

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)

Sheldon Kay

Sheldon Uriah Kay

Counseling Intern

Interests: Individual, couple and family therapy; premarital counseling, sex therapy.
Focus areas: Depression, grief and loss, anxiety, trauma, abuse, crisis, self-development. Demographics: Adolescents, young adults, adults, seniors, first responders such as firefighters, police, emergency medical personnel.

Pursuing an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 426
skay@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)

Jennifer Moore

Jennifer Moore

MS, NCC

Interests: Counseling children, adolescents, young adults; family therapy; women’s issues, LGBTQ youth, adolescent and young adult communities; exceptional children; personal growth and development; self-esteem and self-acceptance; social justice; self-harm reduction; anxiety, depression, grief and loss; career counseling, person-centered therapy, solution-focused brief therapy.

Pursuing LPC licensure

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 424
jmoore1@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)
CCCG Marietta Office (Marietta, GA)

Ashlei Rabess

Ashlei Rabess

MA, NCC, APC

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 (Counseling), MS (Psychology), NCC, APC

Interests: Individuals (ages 18 and older), depression, anxiety, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, trauma/crisis, LGBTQIA+, gender identity, alternative relationships, immigrants/refugees, social justice, cultural identity, wellness, life transitions, personal growth, existential concerns. My approach to counseling draws from various theoretical orientations and techniques, primarily cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), person-centered therapy, cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for PTSD, sensorimotor psychotherapy, narrative therapy, and art therapy.

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, APC

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)
CCCG Rockdale County Office (Conyers, 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)

Katherine “Kate” Smith

Katherine “Kate” Smith

MA, APC

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 LPC

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

Peyton Waggener

Peyton L. Waggener

MS, APC, Certified Addiction Counselor II, Anger Management Specialist, Active Parenting Facilitator

Interests: Adults, individuals, couples, polycules, substance abuse & recovery, 12-Step recovery, anger management, parenting, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), expressive arts, motivational interviewing, life transitions, LGBTQIAA+, depression, stress, personal growth, self-esteem, sexuality, divorce, communication skills, women’s issues, alternative spiritualities, alternative relationships, alternative lifestyles, ethnic/minority concerns, systemic oppression, identity development, academic & career counseling.

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 420
pwaggener@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)
CCCG Stone Mountain Office, Smoke Rise Counseling Center (Stone Mountain, GA)

Janay Whittaker

Janay Whittaker

MDiv, MA, NCC, APC

Interests: Adolescents, young adults, adults, senior adults; personal growth and identity development, increasing self-awareness, develop living holistically and mindfully, ethnic minority concerns, career development, sport and performance, stress management, substance use, depression, anxiety, military, existential concerns, spirituality and meaning-making, interpersonal concerns, grief and loss, life transitions; humanistic counseling, gestalt therapy.

Pursuing LPC licensure

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 409
jwhittaker@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, 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)

Jonathan Yellowhair

Jonathan Yellowhair

MS, CMHC, NCC

Interests: Depression, anxiety, grief and loss. addiction/recovery, children (4-12), adolescents (13-18), young adults (18-22), adults, cultural identity, divorce recovery, family caregiving/seniors, incarceration, immigration/refugees, veterans/military families, sexual abuse, domestic violence, trauma/crisis, PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, self-esteem/self-worth.

Pursuing LPC licensure

Languages: Navajo

Contact Information: 404-636-1457 ext. 428
jyellowhair@cccgeorgia.org
Counseling Centers: CCCG Main Office – Decatur (Decatur, GA)
CCCG in Buckhead (Atlanta, GA)