Counseling Services Provided by:


Dr. Boyd Whaley, MDiv, PhD, LMFT

Dr. Whaley is the Executive Director of NGFCC. He earned a BA in Psychology from Emory College and a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology. Boyd was ordained an Elder in Full Connection in the North Georgia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church in 1977. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Hebrew Bible from Emory University, then trained as a therapist at Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences, Inc. where he served as Director of Pastoral Care. Dr. Whaley served as pastor of Mt Carmel UMC in Norcross from 1991 to 2007.

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Boyd's phone: (678) 242-9355

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Rev. Holly Tickle, MDiv, LMFT

Rev. Tickle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Member of the AAMFT. She received a BA in Psychology from Flagler College and a Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary. Holly has been an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) since 1990 serving as Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church. Holly's areas of expertise include: Individual Psychotherapy, Family Counseling, Couples Counseling, Personal and Spiritual Growth, Teen and Young Adult Issues, Loss and Grief, Parenting, Life Transitions, Depression and Anxiety, and Caring for Aging Parents. 

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Rev. Judy Wolfe, MDiv, CT, BCC, ACC

Rev. Judy Colyer Wolfe is a grief therapist and pastoral counselor. She provides confidential counseling for children, youth, and adults. Judy earned a BA in Psychology and Religion from Mercer University and a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology. Judy was ordained an Elder in Full Connection in the North Georgia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church in 1991. She served as the Associate Pastor of Birmingham UMC from 1998 to 2008. Before that, Judy served as the Oncology Staff Chaplain at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. Judy is a Certified Thanatologist with the Association of Death Education and Counseling and a Certified Chaplain in the Academy of Certified Chaplains.

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Judy's phone: (678) 549-9653


Laura Ware, MA, LPC, NCC

Laura is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University (2010).  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia State University in Psychology (2004), where she was a presidential scholar.  Her love of learning lends well to her approach in clinical practice with clients, using empirically based protocols and Mindfulness in order to help clients successfully meet their goals.  Laura specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), earning her Intensive Training through Behavioral Tech, LLC (2011), uniquely gifting her to work with clients struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder, Bi-Polar Disorder, PTSD, Treatment Resistant Anxiety and/or Depression, suicidality, and self-harm.  Having served clients in many counseling settings including inpatient hospitalization, outpatient counseling centers and now private practice, she brings a breadth of knowledge to her clients that helps them navigate many different stages in their mental health struggle.  Laura welcomes clients struggling with self-doubt, life transitions, difficulty navigating family member diagnoses, loss, extreme emotions, difficulty co-parenting, and chronic illness. She is also available to speak to large groups and organizations on Mental Health.

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Tyler Seabolt, LMSW

Tyler is a Licensed Master of Social Work from the University of Georgia. He also received a BS in Psychology and a BA in Religion from UGA. Tyler works with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. He provides help with a number of issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, identity issues, transition to adulthood, relational problems, premarital and marriage counseling, family therapy, and career/life decisions. Tyler's collaborative approach emphasizes teamwork that centers on clients' abilities, talents, and resources. He aims to empower throughout the therapeutic process in order to achieve lasting emotional wellness and healthy relationships.

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Tyler's phone: (470) 588-1287


Meghan Robinson, BPsych, CADC-T, CPRC

Meghan joined North Georgia Family Counseling Centers as a resource to help our community fight the current addiction epidemic. Meghan provides consulting, coaching, case management, treatment placement, and family support. She acts as a liaison to the local and nationwide treatment center and recovery industry. Meghan is a member of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia, a non-profit committee that provides continuing education for treatment providers. She is  a member of the American Psychological Association, and holds dual membership in the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association and the National Association for Addiction, Drug and Alcohol Counseling.

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Meghan's phone: (404) 772-2633