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11638 HWY 27 Suite 6 Summerville, Ga 30747

CENTER FOR HOPE

A Christian Counseling Ministry

Founded in 2008

Center for Hope exists to serve those that are underprivileged and underserved in the Northwest Georgia Region with spiritual and clinical counseling services for the whole family.

Counseling is an integral part of today's society.  Now more than ever, individuals and families are exposed to additional stress as a result of domestic and world affairs.  This can lead to depression, failing marriages, post-traumatic stress, grief, anxiety and a host of other symptoms.

CERTIFIED COUNSELORS

Our staff includes highly certified counselors with a minimum education requirement of a Master's degree or Doctorate level degree. This includes Licensed Professional Counselors, Level I and II Certified Addiction Counselor, and Board Certified Life Coaches.

SERVICE

VARIETY

• Pre-trial Diversion Program •

(Chattooga, Walker, Dade, & Catoosa Counties)

• Post Traumatic Stress •

• Court Mandated Anger Management •

• Loneliness, Depression & Stress •

• Marriage and Family •

• Critical Incident Stress Management •

• Addictions (drug, alcohol, pornography) •

• Career Counseling •

• Employee Assistance Programs (EAP’s) •

UNIQUE

APPROACH

The Five C's of Counseling:

Compassion

Care

Competency

Correction

Commitment

LOCATIONS

RINGGOLD OFFICE

 

 (706) 866-0917 

 

150 OLD MILL LANE

RINGGOLD, GA 30736

 

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. 

PROJECT HOPE

 

 (706) 866-0917 

 

11434 HWY 27

SUMMERVILLE, GA 30747

 

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday - Friday 

CONTACT US

Our fees are based on an individual's ability to pay. Our  initial assessments are $60.00.  After that, a sliding scale is utilized to calculate fees.  We actively seek endowments, fund raisers, and grants to help us help those who are indigent or cannot afford our services.  We strive to not turn anyone away who cannot pay.  Our assessments are designed to help you make an informed decision about further counseling.  We encourage you not to let finances be an excuse for emotional healing.  We understand that at times we all need help from other sources.

OUR LEADERSHIP

Denny Whitesel

Ph.D.

Dr. Whitesel is licensed and ordained by the Church as a Christian Counselor.  He is a founder, Board member and Director of Development for “Healthy Foundations, Inc.”  He is endorsed nationally by the Southern Baptist Convention and North American Mission Board as a Chaplain and Christian Counselor.  He holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of West Georgia where he was appointed to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. He holds a master’s in religious education as well as a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling.  Dr. Denny also holds a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling from Covington Theological Seminary.  Certified in Suicide Prevention and a “Grief Recovery Specialist” he is very active in community Drug Prevention and is also a Georgia Preventionist.  He is an advanced Pastoral Crisis Interventionist helping others to abstain from Substance Use Disorders. 

 

As a frequent speaker for various groups and organizations, he is an advocate for Drug Prevention.  He is a member of the Georgia Dept. of Behavioral Health Regional Advisory Council representing Region 1 in Northwest Georgia. He is author of the book “Counseling the Counselor”.