Georgia Counseling Center, Inc.
678-231-2031  Woodstock/Acworth/Marietta/Atlanta Area

Ben Neal, LPC – Director

Ben Neal, LPC
Ben Neal is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 17 years of experience in working with adults, adolescents, and families. Ben is a graduate of Georgia State University and specializes in Adolescent, Family, and Forensic Counseling.  

Ben has experience with many different treatment programs in Georgia including Medlin Treatment Center, Tanner Medical Center, The Bridge, Attachment and Bonding Center of Atlanta, and Family and Intervention Specialists. Ben received his forensic training at Medlin Treatment Center (MTC).  

Ben has 3 children and has been married for 26 years.

Please contact the counseling center at any time by calling Ben Neal at 678-231-2031.

Therapists on Staff

Steve Hammond, LPC

Steve Hammond, LPC
Steve is a graduate of Richmont Graduate University and specializes in working with adults and adolescents. He operates from an integrated approach of blending the best-researched practices of psychology with his Christian faith. He states, "I'm not here to judge or preach, but to show compassion especially where people have been 'burned' by the church." Steve enjoys helping couples reach healthier places.

Married for 38 years, Steve has 3 adult children.

Anne-Marie Clark, APC

Anne-Marie Clark, APCAnne-Marie earned her Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edwards University. She completed her undergraduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Anne-Marie has worked in the social science and mental health fields for 14 years. In addition to individual and couple's counseling, she has extensive experience working with individuals on the spectrum and applied behavior analysis (ABA). Anne-Marie enjoys working with people of all ages and believes that it's never too late to tackle any problem or improve your life for the better. She is comfortable using many therapeutic styles, and encourages collaboration from clients to set and achieve their individual goals.

A native Texan, Anne-Marie enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Catherine Ibarra, APC

Catherine Ibarra, APC
Catherine is a graduate of Liberty University with a degree in professional counseling and enjoys working with people of all ages and in all stages of life. She strives to match therapy to the individual, and loves to walk with people from places of pain to places of healing. 

Married for 28 years, Catherine has three children aged 16, 21, and 24.

Justin White, APC

Justin White, APC
Justin graduated from Southern Adventist University in 2016. He specializes in working with adults and adolescents with a broad general psychological focus. Additionally, he specializes in Forensic Counseling. 

Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Justin moved with his wife to the Atlanta area in 2017. 

Nick White, APC

Nick White, APCNick is a graduate of Colorado Christian University and is passionate about helping people get their life back. Working with individuals and couples, he takes an integrative approach and specializes in men’s issues, pre-marital, and marriage counseling. In his years of experience, he has walked with many people through a broad range of very important personal and relational struggles.

His passion for this work comes out of his own personal journey as a man, husband, and father. He’s spent enough time on the other side of the couch to know that bad counseling can damage people, but good counseling can change your life. Married 13 years to his bride, Jamie, they enjoy spending time with their three children.

Patrick Wilson, LAPC

Patrick Wilson, LAPCPatrick studied psychology at the University of Central Florida, school counseling and clinical mental health counseling at Florida Atlantic University. He is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) in the state of Georgia. Patrick has experience in school counseling, group, child and adolescent counseling, family and marriage therapy for various concerns. He has a passion to help people amend hurtful and destructive patterns in their lives, to feel safe enough to disclose fears and insecurities. Having experienced healing and blessing in his own life and family, his ultimate goal is to impart that same hope to everyone who steps into his counseling office.

Patrick is married with seven children.

Tracy Waters, Intern

Tracy Waters, InternTracy is a Master's candidate in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. Her background education is in Wellness Program Management. She loves to use creative and active means to work with children, adolescents, and adults. Tracy provides a safe, nonjudgmental presence to those working through hardship and relationship stress.

Tracy has been married 25 years and has 2 adult children.
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