Alpha Hope consists of a team of licensed professional Christian counselors and staff dedicated to meeting the psychological and spiritual needs of individuals and families in Northeast Georgia.

Charles L. Britt, Jr. MS, LPC, NCC, CPCS

Since 1998, Charles has worked as a  licensed professional counselor and director of Alpha Hope Counseling. His areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, substance abuse and anger issues.

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Education:

  • B.S. in Education: Bob Jones University, 1987
  • M.M. Master of Music: Memphis State University, 1992
  • M.S. Master of Counseling and Personnel Services with concentration in Community Agency Counseling: University of Memphis, 1995

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Association: Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists
  • National Certified Counselor: National Board of Certified Counselors
  • Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor(CPCS)#791
  • Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) First DUI/Multiple Offender Program Registry of Clinical Evaluators and Treatment Providers  #C1153 – Prime Solutions Approved Provider**
  • Certified Georgia Commission on Family Violence Family Violence Intervention Program Provider

Mike Fowler, MS, LPC, NCC, BCPCC

Mike is a licensed professional counselor who has been with Alpha Hope Counseling since 2001. He counsels individuals, couples and families suffering from mental or emotional problems.

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Education:

  • B.S. in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology: North Georgia College and State University
  • M.S. in Community Counseling: North Georgia College and State University
  • Christian Counseling Certificate: The Center for Biblical Counseling, Forest, Virginia

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • American Association of Christian Counselors;
  • Licensed Professional Counselors Association;
  • National Board of Certified Counselors;
  • Bell-Forsyth Circuit Judicial Domestic Violence Task Force;
  • Dawson County United Community Partnership;
  • Certified as a Family Violence Intervention Provider by the Georgia Commission on Family Violence;
  • Society for Christian Psychology;
  • Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors;
  • Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor;
  • Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) First DUI/Multiple Offender Program Registry of Clinical Evaluators and Treatment Providers #C1795.

Art Fowler, MS, LPC, CAST, CMAT, CPCS

Art is a licensed professional counselor who joined Alpha Hope in 2007.  He counsels individuals, families, couples, children, and adolescents. Art also specializes in treating multiple addictions, including sex and chemical dependency. He facilitates weekly substance abuse, anger management and family violence therapy groups for adults.

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Education:

  • B.S. in Psychology: University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
  • M.S. in Community Counseling: North Georgia College and State University

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • American Association of Christian Counselors;
  • Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health;
  • Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor(CPCS)#678
  • American Counseling Society;
  • Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) First DUI/Multiple Offender Program Registry of Clinical Evaluators and Treatment Providers #C2350

Stephanie Marusarz, MA, LPC, NCC

Stephanie joined Alpha Hope in 2014. She counsels individuals, families, couples, children, and adolescents suffering from a variety of mental or emotional problems. Stephanie particularly enjoys working with adolescent female clients who struggle with body image issues and/or eating disorders.

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Education:

  • M.A. in Community Counseling: Argosy University, 2013

Memberships and Affiliations:

  •     Licensed Professional Counselor: Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists
  •     National Board of Certified Counselors;
  •     Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) First DUI/Multiple Offender Program Registry of   Treatment Providers  #C1153 – Prime Solutions Approved Provider**
  •    Certified as a Family Violence Intervention Provider by the Georgia Commission on Family Violence;