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2017 Annual Report

2017 has been an exciting and invigorating year of rapid regrowth and new energy within the Samaritan Counseling Center of Atlanta. In the summer of 2016, there was a complete turnover of staff, so we have been busy discerning who we are, how we live out our mission, how we reconnect, and what new initiatives […]

Dr. Catharina Chang

Dr. Chang is a consulting partner at SCCA, providing clinical supervision to our therapists. She is a professor at Georgia State University and program coordinator for the Counselor Education and Practice doctoral program. Dr. Chang earned a M.Ed. in Counseling and Educational Development and her Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education from UNC-Greensboro.

Introducing child/adolescent therapist

We are excited to announce that Stautcia Singletary has joined our team of therapists!  Specializing in play therapy, Stautcia is a child and adolescent counselor with a Masters in Counseling from Georgia State.  For the last three years, she has been working with children, youth, and families at Odyssey Family Counseling. Some of her clinical […]

Soul Shop: Ministering to Suicidal Desperation

First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta will be hosting a workshop for pastors, ministry and youth leaders, seminary students, counselors, first responders, social work students, and anyone desiring to gain or enrich their skills in helping suicidal persons. Morning session: You can save a life! Afternoon session: You can create soul-safe communities! For more information, click to […]

Winter Newsletter 2017

Update from the Executive Director, Katie Sundermeier The Samaritan Counseling Center Team is excited about all that is happening, and we’re going to highlight a few of these things here! I began as the Executive Director this past May of 2016. This summer I learned the incredible stories of how we came to be and […]

Sarah Balsley, GSU Intern

Sarah graduated from Davidson College with a BA in history.  She received her Masters in the Art of Teaching from Queens University in Charlotte.  Beginning in June, she will pursue a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University, during which time she will serve as the Center’s intern. Prior to going back to school, […]

Living in a Virtual World

Where: First Presbyterian Church, Fifield Hall When: Three Part Series, Wednesdays March 15, 22, 29 7:00-8:30pm What: Our children today live in a very different media and technology landscape than just a decade or two ago. Smartphones, high speed internet, modern video games, and social media have all risen in this short period of time. […]

Group Spiritual Direction

We are offering Group Spiritual Direction for Lent! Join a small group of 4-10 participants for six weeks led by one of the Spiritual Directors at SCCA.  This is a beautiful way to embark on a meaningful Lenten discipline this season. We will be offering a daytime group and an evening group.  Cost is $10/session, which includes your […]

Anna Herrington, PhD, PC

Dr. Anna Herrington received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. She also received Masters degrees in Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State and Women’s Studies from Emory. She had a private practice in Peachtree City for a number of years, where she specialized in mood disorders and clients with disabilities. She has closed […]

Stautcia Singletary, MS, LAPC, NCC

Stautcia is a Child and Adolescent Counselor who specializes in Play Therapy services for children. She graduated from Georgia State University with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. She has worked with children, adolescents, and families for over 3 years. Some of her clinical experience includes school-based counseling, behavior management, working with those who […]

Rev. Katie Sundermeier, Executive Director

Rev. Katie Sundermeier is married to Tony and together they have two children, Jonny and Luke.   Born in Princeton, NJ, Katie grew up in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Katie attended Vanderbilt University where she double majored in Communication Studies and German.  Following two years in a corporate job with an international logistics company, Katie felt […]

Florida E. Huff, Director of Finance and Development

Florida is responsible for finance, fundraising, and operations at the Center. She earned an economics degree from Yale and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Her previous work experience has been in management consulting, strategic planning, and teaching. She has been involved in philanthropy and fundraising in a variety of capacities over the years and […]

Dr. Elizabeth Mehlman

Dr. Mehlman is a consulting partner at SCCA, participating in clinical supervision and support groups. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Mehlman has been in private practice for 20 years, where she offers both counseling and individual psychotherapy for a variety of emotional issues including depression, anxiety, stress, indecision, frustration, anger, grief and loneliness.  

Anna Ward Martin LPC, NCC, MA

Anna Ward Martin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. After graduating from the University of Georgia’s Franklin School of Psychology, Anna Ward went on to pursue a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University in Jacksonville, Florida, eventually graduating from Argosy University in December 2012 with a Masters […]

Kumar Krishnan, LAPC, NCC

Kumar is a National Certified Counselor who holds a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University. He has worked in both private practice and intensive outpatient settings with experience and interest in Problematic Internet Use, Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Adult ADHD Management, Addiction, Immigration/ Acculturation, Grief, Men’s Issues, and Depression. Kumar’s therapy approach has […]

Rev. Dr. Julie Johnson, MDiv, DMin, DASD

Julie has joined our Samaritan Counseling Center of Atlanta team as a Spiritual Director! She also founded HolyCreek Ministries in Atlanta, GA and serves as Spiritual Director, Congregational Consultant, and Retreat Leader.   Julie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Religion at Purdue University, her Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, […]

Dr. Lauren Edwards

Dr. Lauren Edwards is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in the Virginia-Highlands area of Atlanta. She received her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and her PhD in Psychology from the University of Tennessee; she completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University, where she is an adjunct professor in the School […]

Dr. John Tumeh

Dr. John Tumeh is a consulting partner with SCCA with board certification in Adult Psychiatry. He earned his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and completed residency in General Adult Psychiatry at University of Pittsburgh’s Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Dr. Tumeh has vast experience treating the full spectrum […]