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Everyone Struggles

You're not alone! Struggle is a “natural” and “normal” part of life.

We all have difficulties in our lives and sometimes it can seem overwhelming not knowing how to overcome them or which direction to take.

These are the times when we may need assistance from qualified professionals who can help guide us along our own unique path and journey in life.

Everyone Needs Hope

At Pathways, we want to help.

Our goal is to inspire hope.

Our commitment is to help you with navigating the difficulties of life.

Our therapists will work with you to create solutions that will help to overcome your problems so that you may find purpose and peace despite your struggles, thus leading to true happiness and fulfillment.

Our Mission

The mission and purpose of Pathways Counseling Clinic, LLC., is to provide affordable, professional Christian/faith-based counseling services to individuals and families in need.

We partner with local churches and community organizations for the purpose of bringing hope and healing to those who desire help in overcoming the obstacles in their lives.

For an office near you please see below or call:
1-855-PATHWYS (1-855-728-4997).

"All paths seeking truth eventually lead to the Cross

--- The Message of God's Love for us"

Counselors

  • Rich Lewis, LPC, MAMFC, NCC

    Owner/Operator of Pathways Counseling Clinic, LLC.


    Originally hailing from Southwest Louisiana, Rich currently lives in Locust Grove, GA, married with two great kids. Some of his interests include being a musician, singer/songwriter, avid football fan and wannabe golfer.

    Rich holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts (double degree) in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Louisiana College. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor ...

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    Rich Lewis, LPC, NCC, MA

    Owner/Operator
    Pathways Counseling Clinic, LLC.


    Rich tends to specialize primarily in the areas of Marriage and Family Therapy working with a variety of different issues such as, but not limited to: Anger Management, Stress Management, Depression, Grief, ADHD/ADD, Phobias, etc.

    Credentials:

    Rich holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts (double degree) in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Louisiana College. He is licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC# 00591) with the Georgia Secretary of State Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers & Marriage and Family Therapists, located at: 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217-3858, (478) 207-2440. Rich is also a Board Approved LPC Clinical Supervisor in both the States of LA and GA. He is licensed as an LPC in the States of GA, LA and TX.

    Background:

    Originally hailing from Southwest Louisiana, Rich currently lives in Locust Grove, GA, married with two great kids. Some of his interests include being a musician, singer/songwriter, avid football fan and wannabe golfer. In his free time, Rich is currently learning the Ancient Hebrew Language and loves doing in-depth studies regarding middle eastern archeology.

    Questions/Contact


    To speak with Mr. Lewis regarding any counseling and/or administrative questions you may contact him through either email or phone.

    Email: rich@pathwayscounselingclinic.com

    Please submit any questions through the “Contact” form below.

    Phone: Toll Free# 1-855-728-4997
    (1-855-PATHWYS), Select Option# 0.

  • Vonda Rivers, NCC, LAPC

    PCC Newnan Office


    Vonda is a Master’s Level National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) in the state of Georgia with over 2 years of combined experience working within in-patient and partial hospitalization programs as well as in out-patient counseling settings. In October 2011, Mrs. Rivers earned her masters degree from Capella University in mental health counseling.

    Mrs. Rivers treats clients with severe PTSD, anxiety disorders, panic disorders ...

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    Vonda Rivers, NCC, LAPC

    Therapist
    Pathways Counseling Clinic, LLC.
    PCC Newnan Office


    Mrs. Rivers treats clients with severe PTSD, anxiety disorders, panic disorders, chronic pain, depression, substance dependency, sexual, emotional, and physical abuse, personality disorders, family systems and marital issues, developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, autism spectrum disorder, and behavioral issues. Mrs. Rivers is experienced in working with adults with moderate to severe symptoms or those who are in crisis. Specialized training includes risk assessment, trauma competency, cognitive trauma processing, crisis intervention/stabilization, neurodevelopmental issues in autism spectrum disorders, Alzheimers, dementia, and military family life during and after deployment. Primary areas of interest include PTSD and trauma recovery. Preferred methods of treatment include evidence based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive trauma processing, and solution-focused methods.

    Credentials:

    Vonda is a Master’s Level National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) in the state of Georgia with over 2 years of combined experience working within in-patient and partial hospitalization programs as well as in out-patient counseling settings. In October 2011, Mrs. Rivers earned her masters degree from Capella University in mental health counseling.

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    Questions/Contact


    To schedule an appointment with Mrs.Rivers for counseling you may contact her through either email or phone.

    Email: vonda@pathwayscounselingclinic.com

    Please submit any questions through the “Contact” form below.

    Phone: Toll Free# 1-855-728-4997
    (1-855-PATHWYS), Select Option# 4.

  • Mel Turner, M.Div

    PCC Fayetteville Office


    With roots in Northwest Louisiana, Mel currently lives in Stockbridge, GA. Mel is married to his college sweetheart, René. They have two grown daughters, Kristen and Courtney. When he’s not working, Mel enjoys watching movies and dining out with his wife.

    Mel is currently a doctoral candidate in Marriage and Family Counseling at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He holds a Master of Divinity degree in ...

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    Mel Turner, M.Div.

    Therapist
    Pathways Counseling Clinic, LLC.
    PCC Fayetteville Office


    Mel specializes primarily in the area of Marriage Therapy. He enjoys helping married couples work through issues such as unhealthy communication patterns, infidelity, lack of personal boundaries, and unresolved emotional issues from the past. Mel also has years of experience leading marital psychotherapy groups, couple’s retreats and communication seminars.

    Credentials:

    Mel is currently a doctoral candidate in Marriage and Family Counseling at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He holds a Master of Divinity degree in Biblical Languages and Biblical Studies from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Construction from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

    Background:

    With roots in Northwest Louisiana, Mel currently lives in Stockbridge, GA. Mel is married to his college sweetheart, René. They have two grown daughters, Kristen and Courtney. When he’s not working, Mel enjoys watching movies and dining out with his wife.

    Questions/Contact


    To schedule an appointment with Mr. Turner for counseling you may contact him through either email or phone.

    Email: mel@pathwayscounselingclinic.com

    Please submit any questions through the “Contact” form below.

    Phone: Toll Free# 1-855-728-4997
    (1-855-PATHWYS), Select Option# 1.

  • Joshua Jacobson, LAPC

    PCC Locust Grove Office


    Joshua is from the tri-county area of Butts, Newton and Jasper and has lived there most of his life. He has returned home after living in Florida following his discharge from the Air Force and a summer in France. Joshua is a pre-war country blues guitarist and has recorded five CD’s under the Warner Brothers label. His other interests include football, history, reading and fitness.

    Joshua has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Webster University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in ...

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    Joshua Jacobson, LAPC

    Therapist
    Pathways Counseling Clinic, LLC.
    PCC Locust Grove Office


    Joshua uses a multi-disciplinary approach with a Biblical world view. He has focused his practice over the past six years on children, teenagers and adults and worked with multiple issues including parenting, school problems , relationships, trauma, grief, depression, anger management, and life transitions to name a few.

    Credentials:

    Joshua has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Webster University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies with a minor in History from Southeastern University. He is licensed as a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor, LAPC (APC 003839) with the Georgia Licensing Board.

    verified by Psychology Today

    Background:

    Joshua is from the tri-county area of Butts, Newton and Jasper and has lived there most of his life. He has returned home after living in Florida following his discharge from the Air Force and a summer in France. Joshua is a pre-war country blues guitarist and has recorded five CD’s under the Warner Brothers label. His other interests include football, history, reading and fitness.

    Questions/Contact


    To schedule an appointment with Mr. Jacobson for counseling you may contact him through either email or phone.

    Email: joshua@pathwayscounselingclinic.com

    Please submit any questions through the “Contact” form below.

    Phone: Toll Free# 1-855-728-4997
    (1-855-PATHWYS), Select Option# 3.

Truth will only set you free

when you apply it!

Fees

The standard fee for services rendered is $60.00 per session.

However, at Pathways, we do not want financial difficulties to be the sole determining factor as to whether you choose to seek services.

Therefore, if you feel you are unable to afford our fee and would like to inquire as to whether you qualify for an income-based fee reduction you may do so with your therapist. During the initial session your therapist will work with you to arrive at a mutually beneficial agreement for counseling services.

Forgiveness does not imply Trust,

but Trusting is impossible to do without Forgiveness.

Locations

Pathways Counseling Clinic offers multiple locations throughout the Atlanta Metro Area.



“We are what we believe we are.

C.S.Lewis

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Also, if you would like to speak directly with one of our counselors in an office location near you, you may do so by selecting from our multiple office locations and/or counselor bios above

All communications with Pathways Counseling Clinic offices are strictly confidential.

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