We are a full service counseling practice that offers a broad range of services including:

  • Sexual Addiction
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Marriage/Couples
  • Group Counseling
  • Spouses of Sex Addicts
  • Teen and Pre-Teen
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sexual Identity Issues
  • General Men’s Issues
  • Surviving Sexual Molestation
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Issues Unique to Women

The mission of Hidden River Counseling is to facilitate an environment that exudes hope. We do this by providing a safe place for hurting individuals, couples and families to find the healing and health they long for.  We walk alongside our clients towards emotional and relational growth and renewal by listening to each client’s unique story and guiding people based on their specific set of values and goals. We are committed to serving families across the greater Atlanta area by providing a secure and confidential space where people can begin to navigate through the deep water they find themselves in.

Hidden River Counseling believes that faith is an important part of one’s journey on this earth, no matter what the specifics of what one believes. We are convinced that one’s path towards wholeness and healing cannot be fully realized outside of one’s dependence on a Source more powerful than themselves. However, we are committed to working with clients of a wide variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds.  Ultimately, we aim to support you as you seek a healthy, balanced life.

Kendall Flowe // MA, NCC, LPC

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Kendall Flowe is passionate about joining men and women on their journey towards healing and freedom. He believes everyone possesses a desire to be known and loved, and it is through the compassion deficits from one’s past that create belief systems surrounding such desires which contribute to an individual’s instincts to protect themselves in a manner that blocks life-giving relationships from forming. Kendall believes that when light is shown in the dark burrows of one’s hiding, freedom ensues and healthy relationship and attachment is possible.

Kendall works with individuals, families, and groups who long to live a full life, free from the shackles that have haunted them throughout their lives.  Kendall holds his Master in Professional Counseling from Denver Seminary. He enjoys fishing, hiking, snowboarding, and playing softball as often as possible. He loves a good campfire and holds his family and friends very close to the fabric of his heart.

Emily Jasper // MS, APC, NCC


Emily is an Atlanta native who is thrilled to work with clients in her hometown. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia and a Master of Science in Counseling from Loyola University New Orleans. Emily aims to empower individuals to live a more fulfilled and authentic life. Her main work is with adolescents and women of all ages who are dealing with life issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, relationship problems, life transitions, mood disorders, fertility issues, etc. She works with her clients to create individualized solutions, uses creative techniques and the therapeutic relationship as the vehicle for clients’ change.

Emily finds joy in journeying with clients as they discover their inner strength to create meaningful change in their life. She provides a safe, comfortable space for clients to explore self-love, self-acceptance, and what it means for each individual to be their authentic self. Emily also has a passion for facilitating groups focused on adolescent issues, parenting skills, caregiver support, and much more. Emily finds fulfillment in her own life by spending quality time with family and friends and being an avid reader and lifelong learner.

Therese Wyatt // MS, LAPC, NCC

Therese holds a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee and a MS degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. She enjoys working with adolescents, young adults and adult women of all ages struggling with anxiety, depression, unresolved trauma and relationship issues. She has experience working with couples struggling with relationship issues as well. Therese recognizes that humans were made to be in relationship. Many mental health and emotional issues stem from unhealthy relationships, with self or others.

Therese takes a holistic approach to counseling integrating the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of a client’s life. Therese uses a strength based, positive approach to counseling incorporating Adlerian and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. She is trained in trauma resolution and the treatment of anxiety disorders, including OCD and panic disorder and brings a unique perspective into the office and counseling relationship. With appropriate tools and insight, clients can make changes, moving towards better mental health and healthier relationships. Therese brings a Christian perspective into counseling when it fits with the client’s beliefs and value system. She does, however, value and respect the rights and beliefs of all clients, regardless of their religious backgrounds.

Mike Spessard // Pastoral Counselor & Life Coach

Mike has been a pastoral counselor and life coach for over ten years. His passion for an
individual’s story and his desire for their freedom is what drives his work at Hidden River
Counseling. Mike provides a safe and inviting environment for people of all walks of life and
faith backgrounds. Walking with individuals and couples in their time of deep distress and need is
something Mike believes he is made to do. Nothing brings him more satisfaction than helping
individuals and couples find and live from their true identity. In particular, helping men discover
authentic masculinity and their potential as husbands and fathers is his wheelhouse. He sincerely
loves what he does.

He is an avid fly fisherman, and is always looking forward to the next road trip that will allow
him to enjoy his favorite pastime. He spent many years in the fly fishing industry as an expert and
guide. Mike lives with his beautiful wife and three teenage children in Milton, Georgia.