George Atkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Pennsylvania and Ohio. George has served clients varying in age, life stage, and cultural diversity. George specializes primarily with youth and families. Over the past 20 years, he has developed a passion for conflict resolution and family systems. George provides psychological, relationship (premarital and marital), and spiritual counseling.
George’s counseling approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while incorporating aspects of Brief Solution-Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy. He is also trained in EMDR, which he utilizes to help clients resolve the impact of traumatic life events. George also has expertise providing services to those who live with anxiety, depression, obsessive thinking, relational conflict and personality disorders. He is very skilled, for those interested, incorporating a spiritual dynamic into their therapeutic experience. George has 20 years of congregational ministry experience in the Chicago suburbs and most recently in Beaver County.
George is a native of Cincinnati, OH. He received his BA in Philosophy (’91) from Ohio University with a focus in ethics and continued to complete his MDiv (’96) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago. During his time in the ministry, George directed adult education and international service trips, taking him to Egypt, Lesotho, Haiti, Belize, and Mexico. At age 45, George left congregational ministry to change careers, completing Master’s degrees in both Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling at Youngstown State University (’19). George finds rest in trail running, sitting in front of his fish tanks, enjoying a good cup of coffee, and occasionally picking up his guitar.