Dr Jo Ann Atkins

Dr Jo Ann Atkins

5.0(3 reviews)


As your counselor, I focus on your counseling goals and concerns. I provide tools to help gain self-understanding, change behavior, conflict resolution, restore hope, and gain spiritual empowerment. With COUPLES, one of my strengths is teaching effective communication skills. We work to understand "Daddy Issues", grief and loss, and the pain of rejection. Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do. A safe and compassionate place to unpack the troubles, burdens and desires for change you have been carrying.

As African-Americans, we are the last to seek counseling due to fear of unknown, being a "private person," and denial of the need for help. Making the choice for help with our problems is taking a brave stand. Deciding to try something different and new is a crucial aspect of emotional and physical health.

We all possess the potential for emotional well-being, deserve inner peace and strength. Wanting an instant fix is common but often not obtainable without professional support. Take confidence in knowing your situation is real. Safe, non-judgmental, unbiased care is just a call away. Make a soul changing decision towards inner peace and spiritual health.

I enjoy helping others get to their healthy place.


Hired 1 time
Serves Mableton , GA

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    Dr. Atkins truly cares. She is always attentive and gives good advice. She keeps it real and provides positive support. Dr. Atkins encourages gratitude, yoga and meditation.
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    July 29, 2019


    Porscha C.

    She’s a good listener and not bias
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    July 29, 2019


    P. J.

    Dr. Atkins creates a conversational atmosphere that allowed me to reflect without fear of judgement. She nudged me to go deeper in my understanding and to be authentically open. I also appreciate that dr. Atkins cares for people holistically and offers resources for improvement when necessary.
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    July 29, 2019

    Frequently asked questions

    First several sessions with new clients is spent with me listening to what concerns, problems, what their counseling goals are, and tools and skills to help them achieve their goals.

    Couples can expect 2 hr sessions, where we discuss marital issues and develop strategies, goals and new communication skills. 

    I hold a Doctorate of Ministry 

    Masters in Pschology

    Masters Biblical Studies

    i am a Certified Christian Clinicsl Therapist

    by the GA Board if Examiners 

    I am currently offering a very discounted rate in the spirit of help during coronavirus quarantine. $50 hr

    Services offered