Fountain Gate
Counseling Center

2985 Cherokee Street
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Voice 770-218-9005
Fax 770-485-8481
office@fountaingate.com

Staff and Appointment Information

“Christian Counseling.” Fountain Gate counselors hold accredited Master's degrees and are licensed by the State of Georgia in Professional Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and/or Social Work. We are also Christians. That means that we are able – for those clients who desire it – to integrate Christian belief and practice into the counseling process. However, our services are open to the entire community and we do not require that clients express, pursue, or discuss religious or spiritual beliefs at any time.
Scheduling an appointment. All of our licensed counselors manage their own schedules and set appointments and fees directly with their clients. You may contact them by calling our main office at 770-218-9005 and entering their extensions as listed below. Please note that counseling sessions are provided on an appointment basis only and are not available for walk-in clients.
Payment and fees. We accept cash, checks, and major credit/debit cards. The fees posted below for each counselor are for a typical 45-50 minute session; alternate fees may apply for intake or extended-length sessions. Each counselor also offers a reduced “sliding scale” fee for qualifying clients.
Click on the counselors below to learn more about their backgrounds and areas of specialization, as well as for additional contact information.

Margaret Ast, M.A., LPC   x103   * Saturday Hours *

Women • Children • Adolescents

Days: Thur-Sat

Fee: $80, sliding scale available. BCBS.

Ariadne Crane, M.A.   x129   * Saturday Hours *

Adults • Couples • Adolescents • Families

Days: Mon, Fri-Sat

Fee: $80, sliding scale available.

Tara Dakin, M.A.   x126

Adults • Young Adults • Adolescents

Days: Wed-Fri

Fee: $80, sliding scale available.

Kimberly Eldridge, M.S.W., LMSW   x123

Adults • Adolescents • Children • Families

Days: Wed, Fri

Fee: $80, sliding scale available.

Joyce Geddie, M.A., RN, LPC   x104

Adults • Couples

Days: Tues-Thur

Fee: $120, sliding scale available. Aetna, BCBS.

Sarah Howell, M.A., LAPC   x108

Young Adults • Couples • Families • Adolescents • Children

Days: Mon, Wed-Thur

Fee: $100, sliding scale available.

Roxanna Litow, M.A., LPC, LMFT   x107   * Saturday Hours *

Adults • Couples • Adolescents

Days: Mon, Sat

Fee: $100, sliding scale available. Aetna, BCBS, Tricare.

Richard "RJ" Thaxton, M.A., LAPC   x127

Young Adults • Men • Couples

Days: Thur

Fee: $100, sliding scale available.

Craig Torell, M.A., M.Div., LPC   x101

Adults • Couples • Christian Spiritual Direction

Days: (not currently accepting new clients)

Fee: $120, sliding scale available.

Deb Torell, M.A., LPC, LMFT   x102

Adults • Couples • Families • Christian Spiritual Direction

Days: Mon-Wed

Fee: $120, sliding scale available. Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Tricare.

Elisa Torell, M.A., LPC, LMFT   x109

Young Adults • Women • Couples

Days: Tues-Fri

Fee: $100, sliding scale available. Aetna, BCBS.

Kristina Tucker, M.A., LAPC   x110

Adults • Couples • Adolescents • Children

Days: Mon, Thur-Fri

Fee: $80, sliding scale available.

Tiffany Tufford, M.A., LPC   x105

Adults • Couples • Adolescents

Days: Tues-Thur

Fee: $125, sliding scale available. Aetna, BCBS, Magellan, Tricare.

Interns. Our Clinical Interns have received thorough and comprehensive Masters-level training in professional psychotherapy, and practice under the oversight of Fountain Gate’s state-licensed Clinical Supervisor. Appointments with interns are scheduled through the main office (press "0").

Julie Ballard, M.A. Candidate   x0

Adults • Couples

Days: Mon, Wed

Fee: $40, sliding scale available.

Jalyssa McDonald, M.A. Candidate   x0

Children • Families • Adults

Days: Tues, Thur

Fee: $40, sliding scale available.

Paige Nicholson, M.A. Candidate   x0

Children • Young Adults • Adults

Days: Tues-Wed

Fee: $40, sliding scale available.

Natalie Sizer, M.A. Candidate   x0

Children • Adolescents • Young Adults

Days: Mon-Tues

Fee: $40, sliding scale available.