Hillside Counseling Center
Thank you for visiting the Hillside Counseling Center web pages. Conveniently located in the Towne Lake area of Woodstock, the Hillside Counseling Center is a community-focused, church-based counseling center with a commitment to excellence and sensitivity to the needs of all persons in need of quality care.
While the Counseling Center serves the congregation at Hillside UMC, we are eager to serve anyone regardless of their church affiliation. All services offered are consistent with the spiritual and ethical standards of the Christian faith. Our licensed counselors keep all sessions confidential, and all calls are confidential.
Perhaps you’ve stopped by because you’re exploring the various ministries of Hillside United Methodist Church. Or you may have an important personal need in your life, and you’ve come to find out how the Counseling Center might be helpful to you or to someone you care about.
In any case, we’re very glad you’re here, and we hope we can answer some of the important questions you have about the ways you could benefit from the professional, church-sensitive care available at Hillside Counseling Center. We hope you’ll decide to give us a call. We would love to answer any questions you may have, and if you like, schedule an appointment for you, or assist you in getting help for someone you love.
Director of Counseling
I am a fully credentialed Licensed Professional Counselor and the Director of Hillside Counseling Center. I am responsible for assembling the group of therapists that work alongside me as we serve the community from within the outreach efforts of Hillside UMC. (We are qualified and uniquely qualified to help those in need.)
'The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoices; and with my song will I praise him.' Psalm 28:7
At a young age, God called me to work with children and families who were facing challenges. In 2010 he brought me to Hillside Counseling Center, where it has been my honor and joy to help children, individuals, and families heal and find peace.
'The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.' Psalms 23:1-3
My name is Melissa King. I am Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. I completed a Master of Science in Professional Counseling at Georgia State University. I have been doing counseling in the private practice setting for the last 5 years. I have a passion to see children and families thrive so they are able to overcome challenges that are negatively affecting their lives. I am committed to assisting in the process of healing and growth to help clients overcome challenges they may be facing. I approach therapy with individuals, children and families using creative methods. I see each client as unique and utilize treatment options accordingly. I specialize in the following areas:
Anxiety/OCD for children and adults
Women wanting lasting changes and in life transitions
'Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.' Proverbs 3:5-6
My spirit was called to serve the Hillside Counseling Center, to form a community with the individuals and families seeking to make positive changes in their lives and relationships. I feel incredibly privileged to serve the clients, the church, and the community in a deep and meaningful way.
'He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.' 2 Corinthians 1:4
Contact the Counseling Center
To speak with one of the counselors about your particular need, or to arrange an appointment, please contact us by phone at 770-924-8517 or by Email.