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Meet The Therapists

Tara Towler-Cumby, MA, LPC, CPCS 


Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Certified, Addiction Counselor, State certified clinical evaluator.

Tara specializes in working with women who have experienced- life changes, mom life, postpartum depression and anxiety, addiction, and trauma.  She primarily uses cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to work with the client to change unhealthy behaviors and thoughts. Tara is passionate about working with women suffering postpartum depression, pregnancy loss, and/or pregnancy termination. She assists mothers struggling with the changes of motherhood, anxiety, and depression. Tara also works with addiction concerns in both men and women, using CBT to assist clients in coming to terms with their addiction and take a healthy lead in their life.  Tara works with adults dealing with traumas, depression and anxiety. Tara uses CBT and IFS to work with clients who are trying to get through trauma. Her passion lies in developing clients’ emotional and cognitive functions to help meet their needs and goals in therapy and in life. Tara is a mom of two boys and she understands the challenges of motherhood. Tara has also personally went through infertility issues. 

Tara graduated from Argosy University with a Master’s in Professional Counseling. She has  over 17 years of experience with addiction, depression, anxiety, postpartum, life changes, infertility counseling. Tara is trained in CBT, TF-CBT, Trauma in formed and IFS. 

Tara accepts Humana and a few BCBS plans insurances. No HMO or Medicaid or Medicare accepted. 

 Call 404-580-7150 to make an appointment with her fantastic team today!

150-210 per session

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Jessica Messler, APC, LPC

Jessica has a passion for working with addictions and chronic and severe mental illness. She works from a person-centered, feminist/multicultural perspective and draws from cognitive behavioral techniques in addition to being trained in EMDR therapy. Jessica believes in creating a strong therapeutic rapport with her clients by fostering unconditional positive regard and an empathetic environment. Empowerment is imperative to Jessica’s therapeutic approach and serves as foundation to processing complex topics such as emotional regulation, cognitive distortions, and relationship conflicts.

Jessica has worked along the entire substance-use and mental health continuum of care, from inpatient and detox to residential and outpatient care. She is a masters-level Associate Professional Counselor, a board-certified and licensed music therapist, and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2019.  Jessica is married and enjoys spending time with her pets. She is under the supervision of Tara Towler Cumby LPC CPCS

She is not accepting new clients. 

130 per session

Darlene Rosario, LAPC

Darlene holds a M.Ed. in professional counseling from the University of West Georgia. Darlene has experience working with addiction, crisis intervention, young adults with psychosis, and mood disorders. While she has over 5 years of practice working in the community and in-patient residential programs, her other areas of specialties include depression, trauma, and broken relationships.  Darlene works with teens who are struggling with self-harming behaviors, depression. anxiety and school issues. Darlene works with clients with ADHD. Darlene utilizes compassion and evidence-based psychotherapy techniques to help individuals heal and improve their overall quality of life. Darlene is passionate in helping teens who suffer from depression and self-harming thoughts. Darlene is under supervision with Tara Towler Cumby LPC CPCS. 

125 per session- Darlene accepts Humana insurance. Sliding scale available 

Diamond Jordan, Counselor-in-Training

Diamond uses a therapeutic approach that centers around thoughts, emotions, boundaries, and empowerment. Her gentle nature fosters a collaborative relationship with clients, where all parties work together on an agreed upon goal. She implements a variety of techniques to help guide her client’s thought patterns in the right direction and build their comfort with identifying and discussing their emotions.

Diamond is passionate about helping adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, life balance, career uncertainties, and healthy boundary-setting. Her specialties include anxiety, depression, adhd, and anger management. Sessions with Diamond typically include evidence-based counseling, psychoeducation topics, community resources, therapeutic activities, and homework. 

Diamond is a professional counselor-in-training under the supervision of Tara Towler, MA, LCP, CPC. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Spelman College and will graduate with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University in December of 2022. Diamond is under the supervision of Tara Towler Cumby LPC CPCS and Tara is her director. 

50-90 per session 

Paul Burkhalter, MA, NCC, APC

Paul Burkhalter, MA, NCC, APC

Paul is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor and earned his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary in 2016. Paul also completed a 13 class program at the Denver Family Institute where he developed his skills in Marriage and Family Therapy. Paul has also been working in Addictions since 2019 and prior to his career in Professional Counseling was an Acoustic Engineer. Paul is originally from the Metro Atlanta area and enjoys sports, music, and cooking. Paul is passionate about helping clients build strong support both within the family and within the community. He also is passionate about helping confront and heal the underlying causes of addiction, whether it be anxiety, depression, grief, or one of the many other contributing factors that play into the development of substance abuse. Paul is also a couples counselor. Paul works with couples who are thinking of marriage to couples who have been together for decades. He uses Gottman and EFT methods in couples counseling. He is passionate for helping couples who are struggling with life issues, trust and communication issues. He use EFT and other therapy modules to assist clients in the struggles or relationships and marriage.  He is under the supervision of Tara Towler Cumby LPC CPCS. 

Paul doesn't accept insurance.

125-200 per session for individuals 

150-250 per session for couples

Carla Evans, MS, APC, NCC

Carla is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (APC) who enjoys working with individuals, groups, couples, and families. Carla specializes in working with dually diagnosed clients, addiction treatment, trauma therapy, grief and loss, disordered eating, and mood management. Carla completed her schooling at Georgia State University, earning her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Minoring in Music. Carla received her Master of Science in Counseling from the University of North Georgia. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), a member of the American Counseling Association, and has completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Carla is currently working toward becoming a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She enjoys working from a family systems framework and using person-centered therapy, narrative therapy, reality therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). She uses this framework when working with couples and clients recovering from addiction. 

Originally from South Africa, Carla immigrated to the United States when she was five years old. She has since traveled to various other countries and enjoys discovering new places and cultures. Carla spends her time off with her husband and stepson, along with their two dogs, Chloe and Bear, and her cat, Annabelle.

Carla is currently under Angela Dainas, MA, LMFT, CPCS.  

Carla doesn't accept insurance. 

125-150 per session for individuals. Sliding scale available 

Starting at 150 for couples 

Rachel Nuñez, APC

Rachel is a licensed Associate Professional Counselor (APC) who helps individuals work through and achieve a sense of control over their anxiety disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, grief, and traumas. Rachel also specializes in family distress, relational and interpersonal issues, life transitions, self-development, and persons experiencing or affected by personality disorder. Rachel takes a person-centered approach to treatment along with cognitive-behavioral and dialectical-behavioral interventions and believes in psychoeducation as an integral part of healing and empowerment. Rachel is trained as an art therapist and provides the option to incorporate art and creative expression into the healing process. Individual, couple, family, and group treatment available. 

Rachel graduated from Florida State University with a Master’s in Art Therapy and has worked in various settings, including community-based mental health, corrections, inpatient hospitalization, and, most recently, private practice. 

Rachel is back and accepting new clients. She is under supervision with Tara Towler Cumby LPC CPCS. 

Rachel accepts Humana insurance and BCBS. 

125-150 per session. Sliding Scale available 

Towler Counseling LLC


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When you get emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing.

What is “balance billing” (sometimes called “surprise billing”)?

When you see a doctor or other health care provider, you may owe certain out-of-pocket costs, such as a copayment, coinsurance, and/or a deductible. You may have other costs or have to pay the entire bill if you see a provider or visit a health care facility that isn’t in your health plan’s network.

“Out-of-network” describes providers and facilities that haven’t signed a contract with your health plan. Out-of-network providers may be permitted to bill you for the difference between what your plan agreed to pay and the full amount charged for a service. This is called “balance billing.” This amount is likely more than in-network costs for the same service and might not count toward your annual out-of-pocket limit.

“Surprise billing” is an unexpected balance bill. This can happen when you can’t control who is involved in your care - like when you have an emergency or when you schedule a visit at an in-network facility but are unexpectedly treated by an out-of-network provider

You are protected from balance billing for:

Emergency services

If you have an emergency medical condition and get emergency services from an out-of-network provider or facility, the most the provider or facility may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount (such as copayments and coinsurance). You can’t be balance billed for these emergency services. This includes services you may get after you’re in stable condition, unless you give written consent and give up your protections not to be balanced billed for these post-stabilization services.

Certain services at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center

When you get services from an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, certain providers there may be out-of-network. In these cases, the most those providers may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount. This applies to emergency medicine, anesthesia, pathology, radiology, laboratory, neonatology, assistant surgeon, hospitalist, or intensivist services. These providers can’t balance bill you and may not ask you to give up your protections not to be balance billed.

If you get other services at these in-network facilities, out-of-network providers can’t balance bill you unless you give written consent and give up your protections.

You’re never required to give up your protection from balance billing. You also aren’t required to get care out-of-network. You can choose a provider or facility in your plan’s network.

When balance billing isn’t allowed, you also have the following protections:

  • You are only responsible for paying your share of the cost (like the copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles that you would pay if the provider or facility was in-network). Your health plan will pay out-of-network providers and facilities directly.

  • Your health plan generally must:

  • Cover emergency services without requiring you to get approval for services in advance (prior authorization).

  • Cover emergency services by out-of-network providers

  • Base what you owe the provider or facility (cost-sharing) on what it would pay an in-network provider or facility and show that amount in your explanation of benefits

  • Count any amount you pay for emergency services or out-of-network services toward your deductible and out-of-pocket limit.

If you believe you’ve been wrongly billed, you may contact the Secretary of State.


We specialize in treating a range of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, addictions,  trauma, motherhood, life changes, postpartum, child therapy, post traumatic trauma, and mood disorders. We help clients in Atlanta, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, and Sandy Springs, Georgia.  


Towler Counseling LLC

8046 Roswell Road Suite 101 C Sandy Springs, GA. 30350

Phone: 404-580-7150