Meet Our Staff

Dr. Michael J. Martin : Ph.D, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), BCPCC (Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor), NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor)

Dr. Michael J. Martin

Ph.D, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), BCPCC (Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor), NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor)

I was licensed by the state of Georgia as a Professional Counselor (LPC).  In addition, I am certified by the National Board for Certified  Counselors, a private national counselor certifying agency, and also certified  as a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor.  I hold a MS in Community Counseling from Columbus College, and a Doctorate in Christian Psychology from Locos college and Graduate School, and another in Philosophy from Locos University.
The foundation of my approach is an Evangelical Christian World View integrated with the best  psychological research in which I use a variety of strategies that assist people in making sense of their world.  These strategies are mostly cognitive-behavioral in that they are based on the notion how people see themselves, and how world influences actually facilitates how they feel and behave.  I am not an employee, but an Independent Contractor that rents a office for Columbus Christian Counseling Center.  Moreover, I abide by ethical guidelines of the National Board for Certified Counselors.
Kimberly Bishop : M.A., LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor), American Association of Christian Counselors

Kimberly Bishop

M.A., LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor), American Association of Christian Counselors

Kimberly is passionate about working with people to find healing and understanding in areas of hurt as well as opportunities in growth. She aspires to help women find freedom that comes from knowing their true identity as well as helping couples and families reconnect. Her work also includes creating hope and help for those dealing with grief and loss.

Kimberly Bishop, M.A.,LPC, NCC is a Licensed Professional  Counselor holding a Masters of Art in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University , Atlanta, GA. She is also a National Certified Counselor. She is a member of the American Association of Christian counselors. Her undergraduate studies were obtained from the University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Kimberly works primarily with adults, couples, and teens dealing with various issues including:

  • Divorce Recovery
  • Improving Communication
  • Marriage Therapy
  • Pre-marital Counseling
  • Relationship Conflicts
  • Sexual Infidelity
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Anxiety/ Depression
  • Grief / Loss
  • Eating Disorders
  • Spiritual Concerns
  • Codependency
  • Developing Healthy Lifestyles
  • Physical & Emotional Abuse

Kimberly also brings to her counseling a background in sales and marketing. This experience is valuable when facilitating workshops for churches or the community. Some of the workshops she offers are:

  • How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk – A class for singles and singles-again to help identify and maintain healthy relationships.
  • Couple’s Communication Workshop - Focuses on the different styles of communication during conflict including speaker – listener techniques.
  • Group workshops for Spouses  - A support group to help spouses recover wholeness after an affair.
  • Therapy Groups - Designed for people to break free from various addictions.
Melanie Salaverria : M.S. LPC(Licensed Professional Counselor), NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor)

Melanie Salaverria

M.S. LPC(Licensed Professional Counselor), NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor)

Melanie enjoys seeing people in all stages of life walk in the Truth and the benefits of freedom and wholeness those decisions bring. She and her family spent over 20 years on the mission field which has given her a real heart for the unique challenges and issues facing missionaries and their families along with those who are in ministries here in the states as well.
Melanie provides counseling in the following areas:
  • Grief/loss
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Developing healthy relationships
  • Drug abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Communication skills in marriage
  • Dealing with past issues that affect the present
  • The affects of trauma
  • Financial management
  • Teen issues
  • Family health
  • Missionaries
  • MKS(children and adult children of missionaries)
Spiritual growth
Anne German : LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor), MA, member (AACC, American Association of Christian Counselors

Anne German

LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor), MA, member (AACC, American Association of Christian Counselors

As a redeemed believer in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Anne is a licensed counselor working in partnership with the Lord to help hurting people. Anne provides counseling to individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, other mood issues frequently working with resolving childhood trauma that is keeping us in bondage today. Marriage and pre-marital counseling is provided to deal with communication, conflict resolution and other issues harming our marriages today. Children counseling includes play therapy and other tools to help our struggling youth today. In addition, counseling is provided for teens dealing with self-harm or other destructive behavior. Anne also has over 10 years working with addition recovery groups.