Multifamily Addiction Support

Whether you have struggled with addiction or love someone who is addicted, you are welcome to join our weekly meetings for discussion, support, and sharing. Years of built-up hurt, confusion, and shame can be healed as family members learn about the effects of the disease which is addiction. Together, we will heal our own issues and learn how to best support troubled family members during their recovery from addiction.

  • Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Burney Overton Room at Shallowford Presbyterian Church

This group is open to all who have been affected by addiction and is free of charge. Weekly meetings are sponsored by the Shallowford Family Counseling Center and Willingway Hospital. To express interest, contact Robby Carroll at (404) 216-3882 or [email protected]

Alzheimer’s Support Group

We offer a weekly support group for families and friends who are caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This support group provides guidance, solace, and fellowship to caregivers. We invite you to share your experiences and gain tools to help manage this disease.

  • Tuesday mornings, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Heritage Hall (First floor, Education building)

The Alzheimer’s Support Group is sponsored by Shallowford Presbyterian Church and overseen by Shallowford’s Parish Associate for Congregational Care, Rev. Laura H. Jernigan. If you are interested in joining, please email Rev. Jernigan at [email protected]

Griefshare Counseling

GriefShare is a support group that meets for a 13-week series at the beginning of each year at Shallowford. You’ll find it to be a warm, caring environment and come to see your group as an “oasis” on your journey through grief. The group is led by individuals who have experienced loss and have successfully moved through it. Group leaders and participants will walk with you on the path through grief toward healing and hope for the future.

Counseling Center

The Shallowford Family Counseling Center is a place of grace that provides affordable, sliding scale therapeutic and spiritual counsel for both church members and the broader community. SFFC is committed to supporting individuals and families trying to adapt to a rapidly changing world.

Areas of special focus for individual therapy include grief support, alcohol and drug family support, family therapy, depression management and anxiety, relationships and premarital counseling, and personal growth.

Learn more about the many ways the Shallowford Family Counseling Center can offer you support and guidance.


The Shallowford Family Counseling Center offers mindfulness classes throughout the year. This interactive, engaging, practical program is grounded in practices that enable you recognize habitual patterns of reaction. Mindfulness is simply about paying attention to present moment experiences with a sense of openness, curiosity, and acceptance. The fruits of mindfulness practice include kindness, compassion, and better health.

If you’re interested in learning how to disconnect from everyday distractions and channel the present moment, then mindfulness classes may be for you.

Workshops & Retreats

Retreats and experiential “Inner Workshops” grounded in contemplative practices for deep listening, self-reflection, spiritual attentiveness, and connection are offered once a year. For more information, please contact the Shallowford Family Counseling Center.