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stephen-waltersStaff Associate Therapist
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor


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“He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” Jim Elliott

Stephen Walters is a Staff Associate Therapist who graduated from Richmont Graduate University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, focused on the integration of psychology and Christianity. From 2000 through 2016, Stephen worked in the local church, before beginning his counseling program in 2016.  Stephen has a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University. Stephen is also an Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. In the summer of 2017, Stephen began seeing clients at The Summit. Stephen sees individuals, couples, and families.  He is obtaining a certification in Trauma Counseling through Richmont and is a Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1 trained counselor. Stephen specializes in trauma, anxiety disorders, career and future concerns, spiritual struggles, and relationships. He has extensive experience in premarital counseling as well as grief processing.

Stephen was born in Atlanta and has grown up in the metro-Atlanta area. Stephen is married and has two sons. He enjoys music, sports, and coffee.

“I believe that everyone is created to make a unique difference. However, many things get in the way of our ability to make this difference. This can be trauma, anxiety, depression, and/or relationship stress. What drives me in counseling is to work with adolescents, adults, and couples to heal and restore so they can make the difference only they can make. My driving force is to help people be enabled to be the difference.”



  • Master of Divinity, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • M.A. Clinical and Mental Health Counseling; Richmont Graduate University, Atlanta, GA

Licensure, Certifications, and Professional Affiliations:

  • Gottman Level I trained
  • American Counseling Association, Member
  • American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Member
  • Ordained Elder, United Methodist Church
  • Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
  • National Certified Counselor – NCC

Community Outreach:

  • Workshops:
  • Pastoral Care: What to Handle, When to Refer
  • Hope and Health During the Holidays
  • How to Talk to an Anxious Child
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