Meet Our Therapists
Here at Stonegate Counseling Associates, our therapists seek to provide you with excellent care that will help bring healing and wholeness to your life. We are a Christian counseling center located in Athens, Georgia that desires to provide loving and gentle gospel-centered counseling while integrating psychological principles.
Our team includes:
Joe Bucha: a Licensed Professional Counselor who desires to help individuals and couples with the skills, gifts, and abilities God has given him. Joe provides help with issues including sexual concerns, marriage difficulties, anxiety, depression, relational problems, marriage preparation, career and life direction, and spiritual growth.
Phyllis Kiser: a Licensed Professional Counselor who enjoys helping individuals and couples find healing and wholeness through counseling. Phyllis is a sex therapist and has specialized training in human sexuality and in helping people with difficulties related to sex.
Kim Horner: a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Georgia. She believes relationships provide unique opportunities for personal growth, and has a passion for working with teens and adults in the areas of anxiety, depression, relational difficulties and women’s issues. Kim is especially interested in counseling older teenagers, college students and women struggling with low self-worth and body image, excessive worrying, grief and loss, depressed mood, and social, family and other relationship challenges.
Michelle Peteet: a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor with an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling from Liberty University. She has a heart for coming along side people wrestling with relational and spiritual issues, transition, grief, trauma, depression and anxiety. She also enjoys helping clients work though identity issues towards wholehearted living.
Beth Dean: a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her graduate degree from the University of Georgia. She offers calm and focus as she engages clients and address their issues. She utilizes an eclectic, culturally sensitive style including cognitive behavioral therapy with individuals 14 and above, couples, and families regarding issues of Grief and Loss, Caregiver Stress, Codependency, Infertility, Anxiety, Stress, Abuse & Neglect, Holistic Wellness, Spiritual Issues, Eating Disorders, Self Esteem Issues, Conflict Resolution, Christian Counseling, Family Therapy and Pre-marital Counseling.
Chris Williams: a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about empowering children, teens, adults, and couples to reach their maximum potential. Chris provides help with depression, anxiety, school and work stress, college and life transition, gender identity and sexual orientation, improved communication, marriage and relationship difficulties, and spiritual/faith challenges. Chris is especially passionate about helping adolescent and adult men grow and develop their emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual selves.