Meet The Counselors

Phil Zaffos, MA, LPC, CPCS

Director/Supervisor of Foundation Counseling, LLC

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Safety. Honesty. Freedom. Come as you are. I believe in creating a safe atmosphere without judgment, allowing you to freely come for the help you want and deserve. In this safety, we will journey together honestly to the root of these burdens facing you, seeking healing and insight in order to create true and lasting freedom in your life. Every person is different and therefore the process for each will be unique. Knowing this, I enjoy helping each person by adapting to his or her personality and comfort zone in order to make the process the most effective and fulfilling.

I enjoy helping people overcome issues with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, self-esteem, men’s issues, social skills, substance abuse, anger management and domestic violence. I also perform court/probation mandated evaluations and counseling for anger management, alcohol/drug and domestic violence.

To schedule an appointment, call Phil at (678) 923-2885 or email at Pjzaffos@gmail.com

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Heidi Zaffos, MA, LMFT, LPC

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I believe that difficulties, hurts and pains do not have to immobilize my clients but can serve to transform their lives into deeper meaning and fulfillment. I understand that talking about deep hurts, struggles, fears and secrets can sometimes place people in a vulnerable and uncomfortable place, so I seek to provide the safest environment to help my clients feel open and safe.

My areas of interest lie with counseling adolescents, young adults, women, families, and couples who are facing a variety of issues including: relationship concerns, life transitions, personal and spiritual growth, grief/loss issues, depression and anxiety.

To schedule an appointment, call Heidi at (828) 230-7194 or email at Heidi.Zaffos@gmail.com

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Cameron Butler Wooten, MA, LMFT, LPC

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Whether you a struggling with a particular issue or just can’t shake the feeling there should be more to life, there is hope. I provide a warm, safe environment where together we can explore the difficulties related to your home, career, and/or relationships. My goal is to provide you with the insights and tools necessary to move beyond old, limiting beliefs and behaviors to new, healthy ways of approaching life. It is my prayer that you will receive the tools and support to help you move towards healing and wholeness, and I look forward to partnering with you on your journey.

I hold a specialization in Spirituality & Counseling from Richmont Graduate University and am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist.  My areas of expertise include: women & teenagers, spiritual issues, relationship troubles, medical issues, problems within the family, anxiety/depression, life transitions, and grief/loss. I enjoy working with families, children, and couples in pre-marital and marital counseling.

To schedule an appointment, call Cameron at (678) 701-4034 or email at cameronbutlercounseling@gmail.com

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Kelly Cave, MA, LPC

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My office is a place of acceptance, hope, and freedom. In here, we will explore together any issues in life that you are facing or have faced in the past. I believe there is so much value in each and everyone’s story and that there is nothing that can’t be overcome. I enjoy working with adolescents, individuals, and couples toward healing and restoration. Some of the issues that I work with include depression and anxiety, bullying and isolation, and sexual problems including low desire and pornography/sex addiction.

I have a passion for those who have gotten caught up in the tangled web of the internet. From social media, to cyber bullying, to pornography or internet gambling, the internet does not discriminate between it’s victims. Studies have shown more and more people feeling depressed and isolated with the increase in internet use and it is my goal to help people get reconnected with one another in genuine relationship again.

To schedule an appointment, call Kelly at (770) 769-2796 or email her at kellycave.counseling@gmail.com.

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Lydia Minear, MA, LPC

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In my time sitting with people, I have noticed a common theme: a deep desire to be real.  In the presence of a safe, attentive person, you are allowed the opportunity to share openly about who you are and what difficulties you currently face. I focus on your individual needs and strive to create a place of warmth and openness where you can tell your story freely. In the counseling hour, we will be intentional to understand what feelings you experience in a sensitive, meaningful way. I invite you to take this step of investing in your wellbeing and to move forward with greater clarity, power, and hope.

My areas of interest include: adolescents, young adults, fears & anxiety, grief & loss, depression, developing independence & self-esteem, and exploring deeper issues of meaning and fulfillment.
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*Lydia takes Aetna and Cigna insurance.

To schedule an appointment, call Lydia at (770) 617-0253 or email at lydiaminear@gmail.com

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Dara Stockton, MA, LPC, LMFT

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I am passionate about marriage and helping couples establish emotional and physical intimacy. Although I believe every relationship and marriage must be nurtured and can benefit from practicing skills such as effective communication and conflict resolution, I particularly enjoy assisting distressed couples confronting crises that require more than mere skill building to overcome.  Recovering from an affair or betrayal, maintaining and reestablishing intimacy, negotiating life transitions, healing from the effects of pornography, overcoming profound loss—all such issues can destroy a marriage without guided intervention, but I am available to join a couple in the fight to preserve their marriage and establish a more intimate and satisfying partnership.  I am a certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator, have completed advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples, and have a specialization in sex therapy—all tools specifically chosen to equip me to best support couples.  My husband, Jim, also a counselor at Foundation, and I are available for co-therapy.

In individual therapy I assist those who have experienced abuse, trauma, codependency, depression, anxiety, or relational problems.   I have received training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to enhance my skills in working with clients striving to overcome the effects of trauma including those resulting from sexual, physical, and emotional abuse.  

To schedule an appointment call Dara at (770) 617-5145 or email her at dara.stockton@comcast.net.

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Jim Stockton, Ed.S., LPC

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I use a rich blend of life and professional experience to create an environment of safety and trust, enabling people to share struggles openly and receive healing. I have a special passion for couples and enjoy helping those who find themselves in relationship distress, often involving a lack of intimacy, a disconnection, or infidelity. I have received extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a warm and respectful counseling model, proven by research to help reduce marital distress. I am also a certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator and enjoy doing pre-marital work with engaged couples wanting tools and skills to enhance and strengthen their relationship. Further, my wife Dara (Counselor at Foundation Counseling) and I provide couples co-therapy upon request.

In addition to couples counseling, I am experienced in working with individuals, both adults and adolescents, whose lives have been impaired by anxiety, depression, OCD, pornography addiction, divorce, or grief and loss, by incorporating a variety of therapeutic models designed to meet the needs of my clients. Counseling from a Christian perspective is also available if the client desires.

To schedule an appointment, call Jim at (404) 702-1851 or email at jrstockton48@comcast.net.

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Adair Swayze, MA, LPC, LAMFT

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In my work as a counselor, I seek to offer you a safe place to explore the unfinished story of who you are. Human stories are filled with moments of pain and disappointment as well as moments of courage and kindness. When you begin the journey of therapy, you are essentially putting pen to paper maybe for the first time to express who you are and what you value. And you are taking a very brave and healing step.

I enjoy working with adults, college students, adolescents, and children (ages 8+) as they navigate the painful and murky process of growing up. My areas of interest include family changes, grief, identity work, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem.

To schedule an appointment, call Adair at (404) 372-9744 or email at  adair.swayze@gmail.com.

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RJ Thaxton, MA

Life is often filled with challenges and difficulties. It’s my desire to be a place where hope and healing can be found, regardless of your situation and regardless of the circumstances. Through working through your past and your present together, we can build momentum towards the life you have wanted to live. I believe that it is important to look at the four major aspects of each person (mentally, physically, spiritually, and relationally), and through that lens develop a unique path to healing and restoration.

I enjoy working with people who feel “stuck” for a variety of reasons. Perhaps it’s because of depression, anxiety, grief or even your career. I work with couples to create deeper and more intimate marriages. I also work with people dealing with sexual addiction, marriage and family issues, and helping them to cultivate their purpose and live out of it.

To schedule an appointment, call RJ at (770) 462-0696 or email at rjthaxtoncounseling@gmail.com

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Elizabeth Uhles, MA, LAPC
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Life can be overwhelmingly painful, messy, and challenging and take you to a place you would have never expected, but I firmly believe you can heal. In my office you will find compassion, authenticity, and a freedom to be yourself. There is no one else on this planet exactly like you and therefore, how you experience challenges will be unique to you. I believe in journeying together with you in your challenges just as you are and allowing for them to be a catalyst for hope and growth toward becoming the person you want to be.

I am passionate about walking alongside those going through a major life transition. I also work with adolescents, adults and couples struggling with depression and anxiety, grief and loss, anger, stress, relationship concerns, and substance abuse.

To schedule an appointment, call Elizabeth at (678) 969-4118 or email at Elizabeth.uhles@gmail.com

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