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.

Terri Houff, MSMFT

Terri Houff, LAMFTTerri is a graduate of Capella University with a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is committed to helping others reach their goals in an attainable and life-giving way. A teacher and encourager at heart, Terri has 15 years of successfully discovering untapped strengths and inherent wisdom in her clients helping turn despair into hope.

Her specialties include communication, relationship, and marital concerns, life transitions (empty nest, widowhood, divorce, young professionals, job loss, family additions), and blended/step families.

Terri, her husband, James, and their five children enjoy spending time together and being outdoors.

Catherine Ibarra, APC

Catherine Ibarra, APCCatherine 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 29 years, Catherine has three children aged, 17, 22, and 25.

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.

Carolyn Moore, MACMHC candidate

Patrick Wilson, LAPCCarolyn is an MA student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University, on schedule to graduate in 2020. She has a BS in Psychology with a Christian Counseling Cognate from Liberty as well. Carolyn has several years of peer counseling experience both on staff and by volunteering at The Relationship Center of Bartow Family Resources in Cartersville, Georgia. She has experience working with teenagers and adult women. Carolyn holds to an integrative approach to counseling, choosing to use the best practices of psychology that fit with a Christian philosophy. She is a lifelong Georgia resident, living in Cartersville, and is married with a twenty-one-year-old daughter in college. She is also "mom" to three dogs and a cat!

Kiva Ellis, LPC

Patrick Wilson, LAPC
Keva  is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University, where she earned her Masters in Counseling. She completed her undergraduate degree at Texas Southern University in Psychology. Keva has worked in the mental and behavioral health field for more than 15 years.  She has worked with clients, from children to adults with a spectrum of evidenced based modalities.
Keva is originally from the beaches of California and enjoys movie night with her family.

Suzannah Hutchins, APC

Patrick Wilson, LAPC
Suzannah is a graduate of Liberty University with a degree in mental health counseling. She enjoys working with men, women and teens, using an integrative approach that includes CBT and narrative therapy to help with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship problems. She works with couples using the Gottman method. 

Married for 30 years, Suzannah has 8 children ages 19 and up. With 4 of her children being adopted, she has experience with adoption issues that include attachment disorder, borderline personality disorder, intellectual disabilities, and abandonment fears.

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