A Conversation with our Counselors

To listen to a conversation with the counselors at First Baptist, please click the above link.

Counseling & Pastoral Care Ministry

First Baptist Church cares about the needs of people. Through the Counseling and Pastoral Care Center, First Baptist is a helping hand to persons who may be facing a wide range of life challenges.

The Center conducts its ministry with professional confidentiality and concern. It seeks to work in connection with other professional members of the caring community in order to see that every person’s needs are addressed.

The Center helps counsel with varied issues such as:

  • Family Counseling
  • Search for meaning
  • Personal growth
  • Loss and grief
  • Pre-marital
  • Marital and family conflict
  • Personal relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Recovery
  • Youth and children counseling
  • Abuse and Trauma
  • Job dissatisfaction
  • Questions of faith, spirituality
  • Career counseling
  • And others…

Susan Greer, Counselor

Many people are hesitant to seek counseling because they prefer to focus solely on others, even as they suffer in silence. I believe in the concept of helping my clients work through issues that are negatively affecting their functioning and preventing them from being their best selves. I strive to create an environment of support and acceptance in which we can work collaboratively, drawing on their strengths to reduce the impact of those negative core beliefs and thoughts that are holding them back.  Additionally, I have training in EMDR, which can help clients who have experienced trauma.
I am currently accepting new clients and I work with both women and men, as well as children 6 and older. My focuses include assisting clients struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, fertility issues, life coaching, relationship issues, and life-change crises.

Faith Johnson, Counselor and Minister

Faith is a board certified and national certified counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, pastoral counselor, and ordained minister. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Wesleyan College (Macon, GA), a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Penfield College at Mercer University (Atlanta, GA) and a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University (Atlanta, GA).

Faith’s clinical orientations are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused and Strategic Counseling. She often uses an eclectic approach. Some of the counseling concerns Faith often address include but are not limited to grief, loss, stress, chronic and terminal illness, veteran needs, spirituality, women’s issues, life transitions, and family dynamics.

Contact: 770-580-3831

Debbie Malloy, Counselor

Debbie Malloy, MA, LAPC, graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She received her Master’s in Professional Counseling from Argosy University. Married to John Malloy, Debbie has one son, Tyler Crews.

Debbie has a passion for working with at-risk youth struggling with many issues including sexual abuse, neglect, deprivation and/or addictions. Her background includes immediate crisis intervention for the Carroll Rape Crisis Center, residential settings, and partial hospitalization. Her mission is to empower, educate and encourage by offering hope and assistance for coping with overwhelming stress.

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