Birmingham UMC partners with Dr. Boyd Whaley and the North Georgia Family Counseling Centers to provide hope and healing for families and individuals in need of counseling.

North Georgia Family Counseling Centers empower families to proactively nurture and maintain thriving, healthy, holistic relationships through excellent clinical services and state of the art education in essential relationship skills. Their approach to wellness comes from clinical and pastoral experience, the Bible, proven scientific research, and church tradition.

They provide confidential counseling to children, youth, and adults, including marriage counseling. In addition, they offer parenting classes, grief support groups, marriage seminars, and spiritual retreats.

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Executive Director:
Dr. Boyd Whaley, M.Div., Ph.D., L.M.F.T

Affiliated Therapist:
Rev. Judy Colyer Wolfe, M.Div., C.T., B.C.C., A.C.C.

Affiliated Therapist:
Rev. Holly Tickle, M.Div., L.M.F.T.

Minister of Education:
Rev. Lynne E. Smith, M.Div.


NGFCC at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
5100 South Old Peachtree Road
Norcross, GA 30092
(678) 242-9355

NGFCC at Birmingham United Methodist Church
15770 Birmingham Highway
Milton, GA 30004
(678) 242-9355

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