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Our Atlanta therapists are solution-focused, offering individual therapy, couple therapy & marriage counseling.

At our Atlanta therapy office, licensed therapists help people find healthy ways to understand and resolve life issues. We offer therapy services in person or through online counseling for your convenience. Whether through individual therapy, marriage counseling or couples therapy, our professional therapist can help you figure out how to move forward and make healthier life choices. Individuals often struggle with feelings of anxiety, depression or find themselves in a perpetual cycle of re-experiencing painful life situations. Wanting to understand our experience and learn healthy life strategies is a pursuit worthy of exploration in therapy. With a professional outside point of view, clients often discover the inner resources and develop strategies that can make the difference in their lives. We have a very effective coaching style to couples counseling that is hands-on and interactive. Through this solution-focused format we can help couples reduce harmful behavior and begin to treat each other with respect and love. With the help of a therapist, couples can begin to stop harming each other, develop a better understanding of their issues and develop the skills and tools necessary to find happiness. If you are looking for a down-to-earth Atlanta therapist who integrates interactive exchange, direct feedback, and goal-focused therapy, you’ve come to the right place.
clare-therapistClaire Horner, LPC Often, our deepest joys and losses find us through relationships. Allowing room to be ourselves while also growing with another person takes awareness and flexibility-two things we rarely learn growing up. Claire’s expertise in asking questions, translating what one partner is saying to the other, and evaluating the role of past experiences can help couples unblock intimacy in their relationship, learning better communication along the way. Although relationship counseling can be hard work, people are often pleased to find that there is room for laughter and levity. Relationships face concerns that can block intimacy and satisfaction. Here are some common subjects: • Premarital counseling • Distressed couples • “Checkups” or how to continue well after many years • Exploring ideas and issues related to faith or religious experience in a relationship • Codependency or issues related to being from a family with patterns of addiction • Recovery from infidelity or addressing problems that might lead to affairs • Couples facing life transitions • Exploring the impact of traumatic experiences in a relationship where one person is dealing with the loss of a parent, sexual abuse, emotional neglect, physical disability, war, chronic illness, etc. Since Claire holds degrees in both professional counseling and Christian psychological studies, incorporating spiritual aspects is welcome, yet never required. Group therapy, premarital, and marriage enrichment programs are available. Our Atlanta therapist offers marriage counseling, couples therapy or couples counseling.
Introduction It is important to note that everyone runs into challenges, from time-to-time. It is normal to need extra support when you feel overwhelmed, depressed, anxious and/or confused. Our Atlanta therapists have years of experience helping clients address issues and develop “workable” solutions. Psychotherapy is a collaborative process, whereby you share your thoughts and feelings and we listen, explore, ask questions and offer valuable feedback in a safe and trusting environment. The therapeutic process can be a profound learning experience for clients, who need a little extra help resolving their issues. We teach empowerment and self-awareness through a solution-focused therapy approach. Our Atlanta therapy offices have licensed professionals, who have not only helped numerous people acquire clarity in their lives, but also helped them create a road-map that leads them to health, happiness, peace and success. Video Trancsription Hello. My name is Sevin Philips. I’m a licensed therapist, and I’m the founder of our counseling center in Atlanta. I’m doing this video to help you understand if we are the right therapists for you, and I also want to give you some information about our counseling practice, the kinds of therapists we are, what you might be able to expect from one of our therapists during one of our sessions, and hopefully, you’re going to walk out of this video about more information about who we are in making the right decision. I’m also going to give some practical information that I think everyone should know, including how to pay for therapy. So, first off, every human being from time to time in their life runs into obstacles; we feel stuck and we do not have the answers to get through it. I say this only because I want everyone to know that it’s completely normal and natural to be stuck in your life and to need help. Coming to a licensed psychotherapist could be one of the smartest things that anyone can do. It’s a very unique and special relationship. This is the one place in your life that it gets to be completely about you. You may have family or friends, and if you have those kinds of people in your life that you can share this deep, intimate material with – that is super great, I’m very happy. This relationship is different in special ways that you don’t get with family or friends that it gets to be a really safe place to share your feelings in a very unique way. Now, first off, when people come in, we want to hear about what’s going on in your life. So your first session, most likely, your Atlanta therapist will ask your thoughts, your feelings, your ideas about your issue, and you get to just kind of unload it and let us know what’s going on. What makes us unique is we’re very interactive. We’re going to ask you questions through this. We’re going to do a lot of listening, but we’re going to ask the right kinds of questions to help, first of all, us understand you more because we want to know who you are and we can’t help you until we know who you are. It’s also a part about building trust over time with your therapist; as they get to know you, you feel more comfortable with them. It’s also a really special thing because when clients get to have that interactive process with a therapist, the kinds of questions we ask, the kinds of dialogue that we have – you get to go deeper into your issue than you’ve ever gone before. What most people find is that they have a self-awareness about themselves, about how they got here, and also about what’s really important in their lives and what they need to move forward. That’s where we start with our solution-focused process. Much like a life coach, we are here to actively help you create a roadmap that will help you move through your life and move through your issue in a very effective and healthy way. A good first step I might recommend is just to watch some of the videos on our Atlanta therapy website or read some of our articles. It’s a great way to get to know the kinds of therapists we are. We all share some things in common, and I’d say the advice on our website shares a lot about who we are. Really, the best suggestion that I have for you is just to pick up the phone. There is no obligation whatsoever to make an appointment. You can reach out, talk to one of our lovely receptionists who will direct you to the right therapist, and you may even be able to talk to that person right now. You could tell them a little bit about why you’re coming in and get to know their personality on the phone. It’s a great way to start feeling comfortable in getting to know if this person is the right person for you. I want you to feel comfortable in that decision. And only if you feel comfortable, make that first appointment with one of our therapists. Sometimes people want to pay for therapy using what’s called out-of-network insurance or they have something through work, like flex spending. You can verify all this with your insurance company or your company, and we can help you with an invoice that might be able to get you some money back. We provide marriage counseling, couples counseling, individual and couples therapy services I hope this is helpful. Thank you so much.


Video Transcription
I’m the founder of the Relationship Counseling Center in Atlanta. We specialize in relationships. We are here to help you no matter what stage of the process you are in. Perhaps you’re in a really difficult time in your current relationship and you want some support from a third party. Perhaps you’re seeing that things are turning in a direction you don’t want them to and you want to come in early and work on that relationship and get some tools so you don’t end up in a really hard spot.

No matter where you are, it’s completely okay. We are capable of helping you by creating an environment where there’s no judgment and no blame where we can help you understand what’s really going on between you two. With that understanding and clarity, you can make new decisions in your life, new decisions in your relationship, and treat each other better.We sometimes help people who want to date and make different decisions in the people that they choose, and sometimes people even come in by themselves while they’re in a relationship to work on themselves, or even to work on the relationship without their partner. A lot could actually get done that way.

Of course our specialty is couple’s counseling and marriage counseling. So if you’re struggling or in a spot where you’re feeling stuck, come on in and have us help you. That third-party perspective can be very helpful and illuminating sometimes in helping people move forward in a really positive way.

All of our therapists share certain similarities. One of them is we’re very interactive and give a lot of direct feedback. A lot of our clients feel they’re getting a lot out of our sessions week to week. We’re not just there to listen, but to give a lot of information and feedback.

We build communication skills. It’s one of our specialties. We have a lot of tools and a lot of things that we can offer you to help you in your situation. These are the kinds of tools that you can take home and hopefully improve your relationship when you’re not in session, which is very important.

We are goal-directed. With your help, we can figure out what your relationship goals are, specifically for therapy. What’s helpful about that, you can track how you’re doing each and every session and know you’re going in the right direction by managing those goals. In addition, you’ll know when it’s time to end therapy because you have achieved your goal. It’s really great having that kind of clarity.

All of our therapists are not only trained and licensed, but we’ve been around and had enough relationships. We’re old enough to have our own experience to bring a lot of wisdom into our sessions. I think that’s very important for you to know.

The first step is to call me and I’ll have a brief discussion with you, answer some questions and get some of the practical details out of the way. If everything feels really good, I will have the therapist call you for a brief conversation where you can get to know them a little bit, which is a great first start. You can also tell them a little bit about why you’re coming in. They’ll tell you all the times they’re available whether it’s day or evening, and which days you can come in to see them as soon as possible.

It’s really important to know some of the basics of therapy. People usually come in on a weekly basis for one therapy hour per week. Some people come in for an average of six to eight sessions to really work on their communication or relationship issue. You may need more or less. It’s really up to you in your therapy. You can figure that out with the help of your therapist.

If any of you have any out-of-network coverage through work, it’s worth checking because it can save you some money on your therapy. Or if you have any flex spending through work, that’s another way to help with the cost of your therapy.

I have a lot of articles and videos on my website that are really made for you. They’re free of charge. Check them out. There are a lot of really great suggestions in there. You can get to know the kind of therapists we are by looking at the suggestions that we offer. You can use those suggestions in your life immediately, and if you want some additional help, you can call me. I hope that helps. Thanks!

When most people think of Atlanta, they think of a smaller version of New York City or Los Angeles, but in reality Atlanta has its own mystique. It is a great place to get out and mingle. It is also terrific for finding things that you and your significant other can do together. The problem with many couples is that they fall into the same routines – going to work, coming home from work, taking care of children, cooking dinner, cleaning up, going to bed, and doing it all over again the next day. They lose themselves and each other in the process. They no longer look at each other and their relationship with the same “fresh,” loving eyes.

Life starts to revolve about providing – not pleasure – not reconnecting with one another. So, sometimes, couples need a “jump off” like a car, whose battery is dead. That is where these suggestions come in. The purpose of these tips is to help you re-energize your relationship’s dead battery. The goal is to breathe life into you struggling relationship. It is so important that you make time for your loved ones, they need it, but so do you. Don’t lose yourself in the midst of all of the chaos and ruckus; make a way to find each other all over again.

Listed below are simple ways to strengthen your relationship:

Atlanta Movie Tours
Want to add a little pizazz to your relationship? Well, a unique way to spend time with your sweetie, have fun, and reduce the stress in your relationship is to go on an Atlanta Movie Tour. I bet you never thought that this type of activity could improve your relationship, well, it can. How? Well, by helping you and your partner forget all of the issues you have – at least for a little while. It can also help by encouraging you to laugh, relax, and have some fun.

Who doesn’t like to laugh and have a good time? No one! Laughing allows people to relax the walls they have built up over time. It also reminds people why they fell in love with each other in the first place. So, schedule a tour and trace the footsteps of your favorite stars like a crazy fan. Silly – yes, but maybe that is just what you both need to reconnect with one another. And, the best part about these tours – they are usually guided by actors and/or extras from your favorite sports teams, television shows, and movies. So, let your imagination run wild, and afterwards, talk about your experience with each other.

Chastain Park & Delta Classic Chastain Park Amphitheater
One of the most romantic things you can do in Atlanta is spend time at the Chastain Park, located at the center of Atlanta’s largest city park. This park is known for its magnificent outdoor amphitheater, the Delta Classic Chastain Park Amphitheater, which allows concertgoers to BYOB (bring your own booze) and BYOF (bring your own food). You can also take sodas and juices into the gigantic amphitheater. And, even better – some sections even come with table seating arrangements. I know, fancy. People, who have these arrangements, are able to enhance their experiences through fancy tablecloths and sweet-smelling candles. So, what better way to reconnect, and spark those romantic feelings than at this glorious amphitheater? And, even if you don’t have “good seats,” you can always take a blanket, wine, cheese and crackers, sweet treats and relax (and cuddle) on the massive green lawn way in the back.

So, surprise your significant other with tickets to see his or her favorite singer or band, and be prepared to get close to the love of your life! He or she will be surprised, shocked, and appreciative of the effort you put forth to show him or her how much you care. And, if you really aren’t the “concert type,” you can always spend time jogging, strolling through the park, golfing, swimming, riding horses, and/or playing tennis together. It doesn’t matter what you do, just as long as you do it together! Look for common interests and capitalize on them. You have things in common, or you wouldn’t have committed yourself to each other, now, you just have to “remember” them or find new things that connect you.

Starlight Six Drive-In
This fun version of “going to the movies” will not only bring you closer together, it will also give you something “different” to do as a couple, if it is nothing something you regularly do. Take a ride back to the past when drive-ins were all the rage, and experience something “new.” And, if you really want to make this activity magical – bring a small charcoal grill and throw some hamburgers, hotdogs, and chicken wings on it.

And, if that is a little much, pack a simple, healthy snack and sit back and enjoy the show. If neither options sound good, Starlight offers a multitude of snacks, ranging from candy to old-fashioned movie-popped popcorn and sodas. So, set the stage for an epic romance via the drive-in, snuggle up, and watch the movie. I don’t think there is any better way to reconnect and re-spark the love you once shared for one another. P.S. If you really want to spark the flames of love, go to the drive-in when it’s playing a romantic drama. However, if things are a little tense, try a comedy or action flick.

References:
Atlanta Movie Tour. (2015). Information page. Retrieved from http://atlantamovietours.com/

CBS Atlanta. (2012). Best places for rekindling romance in Atlanta. Retrieved from http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/top-lists/best-places-for-rekindling-romance-in-atlanta/

Chastain Park. (2015). Information page. Retrieved from http://www.chastainpark.org/

Delta Classic Chastain Park Amphitheater. (2015). Information page. Retrieved from http://www.classicchastain.com/

Starlight Six Drive-In. (2015). Information page. Retrieved from http://starlightdrivein.com/
Wikipedia. (2015). Atlanta. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta

Our Atlanta therapy services offer individual, marriage counseling, couples therapy or couples counseling.

Individual Therapy – $125 per session
Couples Counseling – $145 per session

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Counseling Specialties

  • Interpersonal Issues
  • Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy
  • Relationship and Intimacy Issues
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Sexual and Emotional Disconnect
  • Infidelity
  • Parenting
  • Fighting and Defensiveness
  • LGBTQ Adults
  • Life & Career Transition
  • Life & Career Transition

Atlanta Therapist Locations

Relationship Counseling Center
2751 Buford Hwy NE, #700
Atlanta, GA 30324
Phone: (678) 999-8998

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Trying to find good couples counseling can be a daunting task.  Our relationship is important to us so we don’t just want your average run of the mill therapist.  I stumbled onto the Relationship Counseling Center website and found a large selection of videos about relationships issues, many where spot on for our relationship.  I

Gary P. April 5, 2015

Contrary to popular belief, my hubby and I don’t have a perfect marriage, but who does, right? There were/are several issues we needed/need assistance with; one of which was/is a nagging problem for quite some time. We’ve had several sessions with him and every time our sessions ended I felt some breakthrough had occurred, no

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