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The Pastoral Counseling Service provides individual, couple, and family counseling, as well as psychological and academic testing, for both church members and the greater Atlanta community.  The Pastoral Counseling Service began as a ministry of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in January 1974.

Academically trained and clinically licensed therapists staff the Pastoral Counseling Service.  The positive reputation of this counseling ministry, confidentiality of issues, the private location within the church, and the moderate fees have established the Service as a successful and unique practice in this area.

Ronald J. Greer

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 three books:  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; and Now That They Are Grown: Successfully Parenting Your Adult Children.

Please visit Ron’s website at for more information about his writings and speaking engagements.

Andrea S. DeWalt

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.

Barbara Bohne

For appointments with Ron call Barbara Bohne, the Office Manager, at 404-240-8219 and with Andrea call 404-240-8215.

By Ron Greer

  • Now That They Are Grown

Now That They Are Grown

We don’t stop being parents when our kids are grown… but some things do change. There are new boundaries, different ways of connecting, but with just as much love. As our sons and daughters move

  • Markings on the Windowsill

Markings on the Windowsill

“Grief permeates most of the waking moments of those who are mourning. This book is a message about the healing and hope that can be known on the journey.” Ron Greer and his wife Karen