Jennifer Acker

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  • English
  • Addiction
  • Alcoholism (Family Members)
  • Alcoholism (Individual)
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Gender and Sexual Identity
  • Grief and Loss
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Process Addiction (Gambling, Gaming, etc)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sex/Pornography Addiction
  • Stress
  • Substance Use and Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Women’s Wellness

Licensed Professional Counselor
Johns Creek (Medlock Bridge Rd.) Site Lead

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

Jennifer grounds her therapy in Family Systems and Psychodynamic theories while using evidenced based practices and trauma-informed interventions such as mindfulness, CBT, EMDR, and ACT. When working with Jennifer, you will identify the “red thread” that connects your past experiences and beliefs about yourself and the world, to your present successes and struggles, and learn skills while increasing your awareness to redefine your future. You will learn practical tools to help you manage difficult emotions and have difficult conversations. You will have an empathic, compassionate, and non-judgmental experience. Jennifer believes that every person can transform their life and bring about new connections to themselves and others.

In 2013, Jennifer obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Waldorf College and in 2016, a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Richmont Graduate University. Jennifer has experience as a Therapist and Director working at the residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels with adolescents and adults with Substance Use Disorders and struggle with other mental health issues.

When Jennifer is not counseling, she can be found spending time with her children and spouse whether it is coaching her son’s soccer team, doing girl scout activities with her daughter, or a date night with her husband. Jennifer also loves a quiet night at home roasting marshmallows around a bonfire and playing fetch with her two dogs.


  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) , Waldorf College
  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling, Richmont Graduate University

Licensure, Certifications and Professional Affiliations

  • Licensed Professional Counselor,
  • Georgia, Nationally Certified Counselor,
  • Certified Master Addiction Counselor,
  • Member National Board for Certified Counselors,
  • Member Georgia Addiction Counselor Association