The Pastoral Counseling Service

Confidentially serving Peachtree Road and the greater Atlanta community

The Pastoral Counseling Service confidentially serves members of Peachtree Road UMC and the greater Atlanta community. This ministry offers professional counseling and pastoral care to individuals, couples and families. Counselors respect all individual beliefs. Their mission is to understand the need, to help, and to heal.

The Pastoral Counseling Service is located privately on the church grounds, and fees are moderate. Founded in 1974 the center has established a reputation of care and trust in the community. Our professional counselors are academically trained and clinically licensed by the State of Georgia. They are experienced in navigating life’s challenges and are committed to helping clients do the same. This may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Marital or family challenges
  • Job transition
  • Life transition
  • Grief
  • Questions of faith
  • Self-doubt
  • Trauma

You may make an appointment with Ron Greer or Andrea Dewalt by contacting Heather Hart at (404) 240-8219.

Ron Greer

Ronald J. Greer, Th.m.

Director & Counselor

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Ron Greer, Director, has been with the Pastoral Counseling Service for over thirty years. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and licensed by the State of Georgia as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

He received his Master of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and a Th. M. in pastoral counseling from Columbia Theological Seminary.

Ron is the author of four books:

  • The Path of Compassion
  • Markings on the Windowsill – A Book About Grief That’s Really About Hope
  • If You Know Who You Are, You’ll Know What To Do – Living with Integrity
  • Now That They Are Grown – Successfully Parenting Your Adult Children

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Andrea S. Dewalt, Ph.D.

Psychologist & Counselor

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Andrea DeWalt, Ph. D., is a licensed psychologist and has worked extensively in the field for the past twenty years. She has been an affiliate therapist with the Pastoral Counseling Service since 2009 before joining as a full-time psychologist in 2012.

She received her Doctorate in Educational Psychology in 1999 from the University of Georgia. She also has her M. Ed. from Radford University and a B. S. from Virginia Tech, both in Psychology.

In addition to the school setting, Andrea received training in the clinical field in a day treatment center in Houston, Texas.

She has been working with families, children, and adults to offer a full range of services, including academic assessment, as well as individual, couples, and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults.