About Us

About Us

Towler Counseling, LLC, is a GA state-licensed therapist organization serving the metro Atlanta and Sandy Springs area. We offer both online and in-person psychotherapy and counseling services to assist our clients in overcoming life's changes and challenges. 

We understand it can be hard to make the step to reach out and ask for help, but we are so excited and grateful that you’re looking into therapy as a means to help you cope and better yourself! Our specialties include (but are not limited to) trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, marriage and family counseling, career changes, women’s issues, pregnancy, loss of pregnancy, and postpartum depression. We also offer mom support groups and teen vaping education groups. In our work, we implement cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and person/client-centered therapy to assist our clients in exploring the root cause of behavior problems, low self-esteem, and peer relationships.

At Towler Counseling, we understand that we are all facing challenging times, with everything from COVID-19 to politics causing new and unfamiliar stress. We are here to help you process these circumstances in a safe, therapeutic environment. Our priority is working with you to build a personalized treatment plan that takes you through the therapy process at your own pace. Through this process, we aim to help you achieve peace and feel more satisfied in your life’s direction.

We are close to Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Marietta, and East Cobb, but also offer online therapy! Call us at 404-580-7150 to schedule an appointment today!

Meet The Therapists

We pride ourselves on our friendly and professional staff! Our therapists are all certified at the GA state and national levels, and regularly attend seminars and conventions to ensure that our work is informed by the most advanced psychoanalytic methods.

Tara Towler-Cumby

Tara Towler-Cumby, MA, LPC, CPCS 


Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor Child & Teen Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Certified Therapist Experienced Play Therapist, Addiction Counselor, State certified clinical evaluator.

Tara specializes in working with women who have experienced abuse, neglect, 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. Her passion lies in developing clients’ emotional and cognitive functions to help meet their needs and goals in therapy and in life.

In her work with teens, Tara uses trauma-focused CBT (in which she is certified), which is ideal for a child or adolescent expressing emotional or behavioral problems related to a traumatic event. TF-CBT is a conjoint therapy that works with the child/adolescent and their parent.

Tara graduated from Argosy University with a Master’s in Professional Counseling. She has over 14 years of experience with addiction counseling and 8 years of experience working with children and teens through CBT, TF-CBT and play therapy. 

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

 Randolph Schneider

Randolph Schneider, LPC

Randy Schneider is an LPC who specializes in clients struggling with bipolar disorder, depression, and addiction. He’s passionate about working with men dealing with major life changes and loves helping clients navigate difficult transition phases in life! Randy is only seeing clients virtually at this time, but currently offers low-fee counseling on a sliding scale to those in need. 

Call 770-815-7212 to make an appointment with Randy today!

Mary Bills

Mary Bills, LMSW

Mary is a licensed therapist intensively trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) who works primarily with adolescents and young adults. Mary wants to see her clients succeed in life. Mary believes that the therapeutic alliance is essential to effective treatment, so she greatly values her connection with clients! She utilizes dialectical thinking, validation, and skills training to help clients struggling with depression, anxiety, and mood instability. She has a Masters in Social Work and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Georgia.

In her spare time, Mary enjoys reading, baking, traveling, Georgia football, and sunny fall afternoons! Mary is under the supervision of  Celia Webb LPC CPCS. 

Mary is not taking clients at this time. 

Lisa Peluso

Lisa Peluso, Psy. D., APC

Lisa works with a diverse population of adults and young adults. She uses an integrated approach to therapy, which she tailors to her client’s individual needs. She incorporates psychodynamic, interpersonal, emotion-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapies in her work. Lisa views therapy as a collaborative process that promotes self-discovery, acceptance, healing, and growth. She strives to provide a safe, empathic, non-judgmental environment for her clients to explore their many facets and develop healthy coping skills.

Lisa specializes in working with survivors of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. Her other areas of specialty include trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship problems, mood disorders, and ADHD.

She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University (formerly the Professional School of Psychology) in Atlanta, Ga. Lisa is under the supervision of Celia Webb. 

Call 404-405-7755 to make an appointment with Lisa today!

Jessica Messler, APC

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. 

Call 770-840-5244 to make an appointment with Jessica today!