Counseling and Mental Health Resources

Eastside has always maintained a high value on personal mental health and wholeness. In 2019, during our Lenten series on the spectrum of human emotions, we created a list of local mental health experts. In this taxing season and in an effort to normalize that this time is full of stress and trauma, we have updated this list and want to re-present it to the congregation as we know many of us are in search of people to talk with about our fears, anxiety, worry, addiction, and many other emotions we may be experiencing. We also acknowledge how straining this time can be on all of our relationships, with our spouses, with our partners, with our children, and all others. This list covers a wide range of mental health specialists. Please use this list as a trusted resource provided by the therapy community at Eastside.

We also would like  to mention that Eastside has a  grant  available for those in need of  financial aid. To apply or if you have any questions about the list please email

Referral List for Mental Health Needs

Individual Therapists:

Andi O’Bryan- substance abuse, trauma, general therapy concerns (Buckhead)

Laura McNulty- general therapy concerns (Decatur)

Amy Robbins-trauma, play therapy, general therapy concerns (Kirkwood)

Cristina Hambrick (Decatur)

Michael Chafin-men’s therapy concerns (Midtown)

Laraine Fraijo-Paul-individual, couple, and family therapy (Kirkwood)

Dana Goldman- depression, anxiety, grief, and existential challenges (Kirkwood)

Dawn Kitto (Decatur)

Jamie Blandino (Decatur)


Kalpana Murthy (Buckhead)

Karen Hebert (Buckhead)

Cynthia Scwartzberg (Buckhead)

Amy Robbins (Kirkwood)

Chronic Pain:

Anastasia Bean (Buckhead)

Grief/Medical Issues/Cancer:

Ron Greer (Buckhead)

Andi O’Bryan (Buckhead)

Rebekah Vesprakas (Decatur)–hosts a free grief group and does individual grief work

Sarah Collins (Buckhead)

Postpartum Depression/Anxiety/Life after baby:

Kate Ferguson (Buckhead)

Liz O’brien (Grant Park)

Cassie Owens (Dunwoody)

Couples Therapists:

Sheri Hardin (Decatur)

Amy Robbins (Kirkwood)

Michael Chafin (Midtown)

Amanda Carver (Buckhead)

For Kids/Parenting Concerns/Family Therapy:

Christy Burkett (Kirkwood/Decatur)

Amy Robbins (Kirkwood)

Laraine Fraijo-Paul (Kirkwood)

For Teens:

Christy Burkett (Kirkwood/Decatur)

Matt Reynolds (Midtown)


Dr Young Song (Buckhead)

Dr Cristina Poscablo-Stein (Grant Park)

Dr Michael Prudent (Midtown/Intown)

Dr Alexandra Whiddon (Buckhead)

Dr Elizabeth Boswell (Chamblee)

Addiction/Substance Abuse Concerns:

Andi O’Bryan (Buckhead)

Meredith Albert (Avondale Estates)

Sliding Scale/Lower Fee Options:

The Link Counseling Center (North Buckhead/Sandy Springs)

Cultivate Counseling Center (Buckhead)


Several counselors/therapists offer sliding scales, clients just need to inquire about this option.