Richard "RJ" Thaxton, M.A.

Young Adults • Men • Couples
770-218-9005 x127 • cell 770-462-0696
rthaxton@fountaingate.com

Days: Thur
Fee: $100, sliding scale available

Insurance: (none)

Education

B.S. in Business Management with Minor in Computer Science, Berry College.
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Richmont Graduate University.

Previous Experience

Counseling Intern. Fountain Gate Counseling Center, Kennesaw, Georgia.
Counseling Intern. Hope Counseling Center at West Ridge, Dallas, Georgia.
Ten years of professional business experience in the Atlanta area, including sales, risk assessment, loan proposals, account management, operations management, project design and management, strategic planning, and consulting.
Volunteer middle and high school swim coach.

Special Interests

Depression and anxiety
Identity and self-esteem
Codependency and boundaries
Career counseling
Premarital and couples counseling
Families navigating divorce
Pornography and sexual addictions
Exploring spirituality

Personal

After spending 10 years in the business world, RJ decided to follow his passion for helping others by pursuing his counseling degree. He is a proud father to his beautiful daughter and enjoys spending time with her. RJ also enjoys living an active lifestyle (including participating in triathlons!), the outdoors, and cooking.

Vision

Life can be very challenging, often leaving us wishing things had turned out differently. Our most difficult days do not have to define our past, nor determine our future. Hope and healing are available to all individuals as they journey towards creating positive momentum. The road toward healing is challenging as well and wrought with trials, but RJ believes that taking it is the best decision we can make as we seek to enjoy a life well lived. It all starts with deciding to take the first step forward: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost