Deb Torell, M.A., LPC, LMFT

Adults • Couples • Families • Christian Spiritual Direction
770-218-9005 x102 • dtorell@fountaingate.com

Days: Mon-Wed
Fee: $120, sliding scale available

Insurance: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Tricare. Out-of-network provider for most other plans.

Education

B.S. in Occupational Therapy, Tufts University.
Graduate studies in Christian Education, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy with Specialization in Spirituality and Counseling, Richmont Graduate University.
Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction, Spring Hill College.

License

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Georgia
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of Georgia

Certification

Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS) in the State of Georgia
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Approved Supervisor
Certified Spiritual Director (CSD)
Prepare/Enrich (Pre-Marital and Marriage Counseling)

Professional Membership

Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA)
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Previous Experience

Staff Therapist. Fountain Gate Counseling Center, Kennesaw, Georgia.
Counseling Intern. The Center at Mount Paran North Church of God, Marietta, Georgia.
Counseling Intern. Hope Counseling Center at West Ridge, Dallas, Georgia.
Occupational Therapist since 1974, working with children, families, and adults in a variety of settings, including a hospital, rehabilitation clinics, public and private schools, and private practice in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Georgia.
Art teacher, grades K-8. Covenant Christian School, Beverly, Massachusetts.

Special Interests

Women in a variety of life stages who have experienced loss, abuse, trauma, or relational problems
Couples at any stage in their relationship
Children ages 5-12 dealing with trauma, loss, or divorce
Family counseling
Expressive and Creative Therapies
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
Christian Spiritual Direction. This would include working with Christian women who desire a deeper walk with Jesus Christ and would like a spiritual companion to encourage them on the journey.

Personal

Deb came from a broken home and struggled through her teen years before becoming a Christian at the age of 25. After attending Bible School for two years, Deb married her husband Craig in 1979. They have three adult children. Deb loves to spend time with her family, travel, garden, paint, and be in the outdoors.

Vision

Deb's commitment to Jesus Christ is seen in her love for the Word of God and her desire to see people grow in the knowledge of God through His Word. At heart, she believes that counseling will not be fully effective without considering issues of spirituality. We each need the space to explore our understanding of faith without being pressured or coerced. As a mature Christian woman with rich life experiences, Deb believes that therapy can help people deal with life's struggles through honest exploration with someone who will listen well and care deeply.